81st Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix

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81st Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix

The 81st Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix is the most talked about event in the USAC Midget racing industry. Held in beautiful Ventura, Ca.

When and where

Date and time


Ventura Raceway 10 West Harbor Boulevard Ventura, CA 93001

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

The 81st Annual Turkey Night Grand Prix is one of the most talked about events in the USAC Midget racing industry. Held at Ventura Raceway, the best little dirt track in America, which just happens to be right on the beach, this venue is spectacular for the prestigious 98 lap main event. For even more comfortable view, our grandstand seats have a back rest, so you can stay all night and enjoy. Weather is always unknown as we are located right on the beach. Be prepared for anything, wear layers!

On Friday, November 25th, the Midgets practice all during the evening while the USAC 360 Sprint Cars run their hot laps, qualifying, heat races and a special main event for an additional purse. Some of the drivers in that main event gain a "seat" in the A Main the following night, Turkey Night.

On Saturday, November 26th, some of our double duty drivers are now really put to the test! The schedule calls for Sprints to continue their program of Semi Mains and the A Main event, while Midgets run through their entire program.

You do not want to miss this! NASCAR drivers, such as Christopher Bell (2017 & 2018 winner), Kyle Larson (2016 & 2019 winner) will compete, with most of the USAC top drivers in the nation.

Reserve your seats today in order to witness this phenomenal event where all the best meet by the beach! If you are purchasing reserved seats for children under the age of 13, please call (805) 648-7223 to obtain the discounted seat price! Pit passes are only available here if you purchase Reserved Seats. 


What time do the Grandstands & Pits open?

Pit gates typically open at 11am for all pit pass holders.  A pit sweep will be done shortly after to ensure that all pit pass holders have a pit pass.  Grandstands open at 3pm.

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Anyone can attend this event as a fan in the Grandstands.  However, to enter the Pits, the minimum age is 16 years old.  At all race events, we do allow all Grandstand fans into the pits AFTER the race night has commenced, which gives all fans an opportunity to meet their favorite drivers, get autographs and buy merchandise directly from them!

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We do have parking on-site for $10, however, due to the number of cars, sometimes our Pits extend further than during our normal race season.  The parking may be a little further away and some walking may be required. 

Where do I pick up my Reserved tickets at and when?

If you are a Reserved Seat Holder, tickets are available on Friday or Saturday at the right of the pit office at our table, the same location as last year.  You will need your name to pickup the tickets.

Is there a designated area that Pit Pass Holders can sit and watch the event?

Yes, we have the Pit Stands, located next to the staging area, which is standing room only.  We have have designated Section 10 in the Grandstands, located on the side closest to the pits for all Pit Pass Holders as well.  

What can I bring into the event?

You can bring a small ice chest with drinks (water, soda, etc.) and food to the grandstand area. Alcoholic beverages or glass containers are NOT permitted in both the Grandstands and the Pits.  No exceptions!

What is allowed in the Pits?

You can bring in outside food and drinks (water, soda, etc.).  Alcoholic beverages are NOT permitted!  Any Pit Pass Holders that try to re-enter the pits that are carrying an alcoholic beverage or are under the influence will have their Pit Pass removed immediately.  No exceptions!

Is my dog allowed in the Pits?

We would prefer if only service dogs would be entering the pits. If you think you might have no other option but to bring your dog please contact us before hand by sending an email to venturaracewaysales@gmail.com 

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may call our direct number (805) 648-7223 Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm for any questions regarding the event.  You may also email us at venturaracewaysales@gmail.com.  Due to the high number of calls for this event, you may have to leave a message but we will return your call as soon as possible.

What's the refund policy?

We do not offer refunds after the purchase is complete.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You do not have to bring your order confirmation to the Will Call Window on the day of the event, but please have the email confirmation on hand as well.  The order will be under the name you registered under at the time of the order.  The Will Call Window is located right next to the Pit Office and is open on Friday and Saturday at 11am.  Should you need to change the name on the ticket order, please call our office at (805) 648-7223.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

You must make any names changes PRIOR to the event otherwise, we will not be able to give your tickets to someone else.

Will the event be cancelled due to inclement weather?  If so, what is the normal protocol?

It is possible that we could experience inclement weather.  In this case, the next day is usually reserved to continue the event.  In this case, it would be Sunday.  We try to post any changes as soon as we can on our website (www.venturaraceway.com), our Facebook page (Ventura Raceway), on our direct line (805) 648-7223, and to all ticket purchasers via email through the Event Brite system.  We will do our best to get in touch with you to let you know of any changes.

$22 – $45