Willow Springs Raceway goes up for sale

One of the most iconic road racing venues in the United States, Willow Springs Raceway, is up for sale.

Willow Springs Motorsports Park is a 600-acre complex of seven racetracks including the original raceway built in 1953, embracing nearly every conceivable motorsports discipline. Located an hour north of Los Angeles, near Lancaster, Calif., the 2.5-mile Willow Springs Raceway is unchanged from its original configuration.

Willow Springs hosted some of the earliest NASCAR events west of the Mississippi, the first International Motorcycling Federation motorcycle race held in the U.S., first American Motorcyclist Association events, first 24-hour motorcycle endurance race, first kart road racing in America, and the first CA Sports Car Club racing on a purpose-built road course. Having been in operation continuously since 1953, the track has been recognized by the State of California as an Official California Point of Historical Interest. It was purchased in 1962 by Bill Huth, who added tracks and improved the 600-acre plot into the current complex. Following Huth’s passing in 2015, his family took over the facility’s operations.


Willow Springs International Motorsports Park also includes the following facilities: Willow Springs Raceway (2.5 mile road course); The Streets of Willow Springs (a 1.8-mile road course); Walt James Stadium (3/8 mi Clay Oval and Paved Oval); Willow Springs Speedway (a lighted 1/4-mile paved oval), Willow Springs Kart Track (a .625-mile, 9-turn paved sprint track); The Balcony (a 1/4-mile paved autocross and drifting track); Horse Thief Mile (1-mile canyon road course with many elevation changes and tight corners); and approximately 160 acres of off-road, mountainous terrain.

The ownership is now accepting offers for the entire property. Interested parties are invited to visit

Story originally appeared on Racer