Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park

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Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park
Firebird International Raceway Chandler Arizona.jpg
Location Chandler, Arizona
Time zone UTC−7
Address 20,000 South Maricopa Road Box 5023 Chandler, AZ 85226
Opened 1983
Drag Strip
Surface Concrete
Length .402 km (.25 mi)
Website www.racewildhorse.com

Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park is a motorsports venue in Chandler, Arizona, near Phoenix. It features a quarter-mile dragstrip, road course and an off-road course.

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The facility opened as Firebird International Raceway in 1983 and hosts the NHRA's Arizona Nationals. It held one IMSA GT race, in 1987. Due to its warm climate, it is a popular winter testing spot for NHRA and IndyCar teams.

The venue currently hosts an array of auto enthusiast events, such as the NHRA Nationals, Lucas Oil Off-Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Regional Off-Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Racing, Red Bull Global Rally Cross, Bug-o-Rama, Formula Drift, Friday Night Drags, Drift & Drag Nights.

The 600 acre multi-use facility is currently used by dragsters, monster trucks, off-road races, and drag boats. Some of the biggest brands in motorsports, including Lucas Oil, Coca-Cola, CARQUEST and Ford have sponsored the circuit.

The park includes four race tracks: a 1/4 mile NHRA sanctioned drag strip; 1.6 mile road course; a 10-turn 1.25 mile road course; and a 1.1 mile road course, incorporating 11 tight turns and a 3/8 mile straight-away. It also features a 2.4 mile IHBA- and APBA-sanctioned oval lake.

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Coordinates: 33°16′8″N 111°57′58″W / 33.26889°N 111.96611°W / 33.26889; -111.96611