Arena Racing uses half-scale stock cars that race on a high banked track about the size of a hockey rink at speeds of less than 8 seconds per lap.
Events are scheduled in a heat style format, as opposed to NASCAR's format of one long race. Each event consists of a minimum of four races: 3 main races and a "Top Dog" race. The 2011-2012 Arena Racing season runs from November - April, which is the off season of major series such as NASCAR and Formula One. There is currently one venue, the Richmond Coliseum, hosting the 2011-2012 season races.