Track History



In 1994, I-80 Speedway, a 4/10ths mile dirt track began operations, featuring weekly racing and sprint car specials. In 2001, the track was purchased and renamed Nebraska Raceway Park.

In 2004, Land Developers Inc. purchased the track, and is the present owner. In August 2004, Little Sunset Speedway, a 1/8th mile karting facility was added behind the main grandstand of the speedway.

In the spring of 2005, the Soaring Edge Motocross facility was open but was closed in 2009. The 4/10ths mile track was renamed I-80 Speedway and the entire facility was renamed Nebraska Raceway Park in 2005. In 2011, Little Sunset Speedway was enlarged with a wider racing surface and higher banking to accomodate Mini Sprints in addition to go-karts.

During its history, I-80 Speedway has played host to a number of touring series including the ARCA series, ASCS Sprint Cars, ASCS Sprint Bandits Tour N’Topless, Busch All Star Tour, Hav-A-Tampa, MARS, MLRA, NCRA, TORA, UMP Summer Nationals, USMTS, WDRL and WoO Sprints. Many of these series compete in annual events such as the Alphabet Soup Race, the Midwest Fall Brawl and the Cornhusker Classic. It is also home base to the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series (formerly the SLMR).

In 2015, we have added the National Sprint League which will make its inaugural visit to I-80 on July 31 and then return for the NSL season finale “Fearless 410 Finale” on October 2 & 3. The Midwest Fall Brawl has grown into a Crown Jewel Sprint Car event with its the “Double Down Back-2-Back Challenge” bonus being paid out in both in both 2013 and 2014. In 2017 the United States Auto Club (USAC) Sprints made their inagural visit to I-80.

The other Crown Jewel event at I-80 Speedway is the Silver Dollar Nationals. In 2016, I-80 Speedway held the Sixth Annual Silver Dollar Nationals featuring the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Midwest Late Model Racing Association and the United States Modified Touring Series. On July 20, 21 & 22, 2017 the Seventh Annual Silver Dollar Nationals will pay $53,000 to win and $1,700 to start. I-80 continues to host weekly Friday night racing featuring the NASCAR Whelen All American Series.