FAQ's

Can I weigh my car?

Yes. We have a scale located just passed the E.T. shack where you pick up your time slips. There is no cost to use the scale.

Does it cost to park?

For most events there is no charge for parking. You may park inside the pit gates. Royal Purple Raceway has designated areas for spectator and racers. For those events where there is a charge for parking please refer to that specific event information page.

Where do I ship a package?

Please ship all packages to:
Royal Purple Raceway
2525 FM 565 South
Baytown, Texas  77523 

Please add your name on the shipping label to help facilitate who the package is for.

Can we bring coolers?

No, however, we do permit exit and reentry in order to accommodate customers that wish to bring items to the races in their cars.

What if an event is cancelled due to weather?

Be sure to keep your ticket stub until the event is over. All efforts will be made to continue racing in the event of weather. If unable to continue racing decisions as to the value of the ticket will be made day of the event and will be contingent on the status of the race. Please listen carefully to the announcement(s) made as to where to go to get refund and the value of the refund.  You will need to have ticket to receive refund. NO EXCEPTIONS.  If first round of competition has been completed there will not be refunds.

Can I bring in alcohol?

It is Royal Purple Raceway's strict policy that no outside alcohol be permitted during any event(s).  NO GLASS BOTTLES WILL BE ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. This is for the safety of the guests and racers.
As you may or may not be aware, Royal Purple Raceway resides in Chambers County, a dry county, and therefore TABC regulates the sale of all alcoholic beverages within our property.

What is the radio station?

Royal Purple Raceway broadcasts on radio station on 87.9 FM. You will be able to hear everything that is going on from the announcer's deck at the track during all race events.

Are pets allowed at Royal Purple Raceway?

We prefer no pets. However if you must bring your pet you must have an updated shot record and pet must be on leash. Pets will not be allowed in restricted areas, grandstand area or the tower area. This is for the comfort of our guests.

Do you sell Fuel?

Royal Purple Raceway sells VP Racing Fuel and can fill your nitrous bottles. The track has for your convenience Methanol, 103 Unleaded, 110 Leaded, C12 and C16. Additional fuel grades may be ordered to accomodate your request. 
Royal Purple Raceway has waste oil dump locations, water and air available for your use.

What are the prices for children?

Children 12 & under are free with a paying adult for most events. Some events have an admission fee for children. Please check the brochures or event page for special events.

Does the track accept credit cards?

Royal Purple Raceway accepts all major credit cards.

How do I race my car?

You would buy a race ticket at the ticket booth day of the event. These fees vary according to event. Please check event page for pricing of the event you are interested in. After purchasing a race ticket you need to fill out the tech card fully. Please take car, tech card and ticket to tech which is located in the staging lanes under the oak tree.  If you are 16 you will need your parent to sign a waiver for you to race. This must be done in person with valid ID in front of a track official. You would also need to have a valid driver’s license.

What do I need to race?

General items needed to race would be a valid driver’s license, seat belt, long pants, shoes/socks and shirt. Shirt can not be a tank top and shoes can not be open toed. Flip flops, sandals and bare feet are not permitted.

Do I need a helmet?

If you car runs faster than 13.99 you will need a helmet.

Can I have a passenger?

 If you car runs 13.99 or slower you may have a passenger as long as they have the correct credentials,  clothing and are 18 of age or older. Your vehicle must have all the safety equipment required.

Do you have an ATM?

We do have an ATM on site next to the Royal Purple Raceway "Official Merchandise" building located on the Pit Side of the dragstrip.

Where can I buy tickets for events?

For most events tickets are sold the day of the event at the ticket booths. NHRA National event tickets can be purchased online by clicking the "Order Tickets" tab or by calling the Royal Purple Raceway Ticket Center (281)-383-7223, Monday – Friday, 9:30am -5:00pm.  You may also call our Toll Free Number:  1-888-695-0888 7 days/week.

 

May I exit the park and return?

You may exit the park and return if you have a ticket and/or hand stamp or armband. Please be sure to have all credentials with you at the time you exit. You must re-enter through the ticket booths.

Does the park have a concession?

Yes, Royal Purple Raceway Concessions are open for every event and serve a variety of delicious hot food and cold drinks.