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About Heartland Park Topeka


After opening its doors in 1989, Heartland Park Topeka, the record setting drag strip, 2.5-mile championship road course and dirt oval facility, would stretch it's arms to welcome everything and anything that had to do with the history of the automobile and growing world of motorsports.

With the blessing of the City of Topeka, the enthusiasm of city and an investment of nearly $30 million, the track began to take shape in July of 1987. By April 1989, the history of American Motorsports would have a new chapter in its book.

Heartland Park Topeka provides top-notch entertainment for all types of racing fans. Heartland Park Topeka is a multimillion-dollar complex including a quarter-mile drag strip with 23 luxury suites, a 2.5-mile championship road course and a 3/8-mile dirt oval track.  The track went through a $15-million renovation back in 2003 that added 33 garages, a state-of-the-art tech building and a new timing and scoring building for road course events.

The multipurpose facility hosts a wide variety of entertaining events, including a NHRA Drag Racing National event featuring Top Fuel, Funny Cars and Pro Stocks. Heartland Park Topeka has also featured World of Outlaws, USAC Sprint and Midgets, demolition derbies, monster truck shows, Jr. Dragsters, car shows, bracket racing, music venues, an NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing event, and much more. 

Heartland Park Topeka is dedicated to providing fans the best possible experience. With a diverse selection of events to choose from, fans and racers can visit for their all-time favorite events, and try a few more along the way. Whether looking for a rare car part in vendor's row, feeling the power of the cars on the drag strip, or walking the gleaming rows at the car shows, fans are not disappointed.

Attractions at Heartland Park Topeka events have brought TV crews from ESPN, MTV, SPEED TV and others to the City of Topeka.  Activities at the facility keep the tires smoking at this 750-acre site nearly 275 dates a year.