visitor information

If you’re coming here from there, here’s some local insight. You can expect everything that’s not racetrack to be a bit of a drive from the facility… food, lodging, entertainment.

For your race day itself, you really need yourself and your toy car stuff, and perhaps a fan or an auxiliary light. The track provides covered tables with light and power, chairs, an air compressor.

where to stay

Camping is always available at the track, whether you’re in an RV, a trailer, or a tent. No hookups available.

Air BnB is worth looking into. There are a couple with some availability right next to the track, and others around within a 10 minute drive.

Hotels will be found in Lockhart (15 minutes), Bastrop (20 minutes), and in South Austin and along the I-35 corridor south especially Buda (30+ minutes).
Comfort Suites – (512)321-3377
Holiday Inn Express – (512)321-1900
Quality Inn – (512)321-3303
Best Value Inn – (512)398-4911
Best Western – (512)398-4911
Lockhart Inn – (512)398-5201
Best Value Inn – (512)312-1550
Best Western – (512)361-0455
Microtel Wyndham – (512)295-5444

where to eat

If you want to go out for a meal in the area, to me there’s only one choice for local color… Lockhart, the Barbeque Capitol of Texas. you’ll have to choose between Black’s, Kreutz, Smitty’s, and Chisolm Trail. My personal rundown is that you can skip Chisolm, hit Kreutz for a mix of meats, and Smitty’s for sausage.

If you are making a quick run from the track, head north to the intersection of 672 and 812 for an awesome taco truck, Tacos Maxis. Try the giant burrito.

Need snacks, drinks, ice? The Dale Corner Store is about 3 miles south on Dale Lane, just past the Dale stop sign. A little farther off, Supermercado is east on 812 and has a full (but small) supermarket.

what to do

Aside from the obvious (RC car racing) things that might be interesting and within range include:
Rally Ready is Dave Carapetyan’s rally driving school. It ain’t cheap and is by appointment only, but it’s a unique opportunity.
Circuit of the Americas has a variety of events, and also offers karting.
Austin is 30-45 minutes west, and has a ton of stuff to do. VisitAustin has a more comprehensive page about that than I’m going to write!
Bastrop and Lockhart both has historic downtown districts with various little shops, some unique buildings, and places to eat. If you need things, both have Wal-Marts. A number of other large chain stores in Bastrop.