In Brandon Schilling’s eyes, Tucson hasn’t embraced auto racing the way it should.

That could change.

After some renovations, Tucson Speedway opened in April for the first of its six spring races. While the attendance has grown with each race, the driver still thinks it can be better.

“To be honest,” Schilling said, “I think a lot of people are standing in the corner of their garage with their arms crossed, waiting to see if it really lasts here for a long period of time, considering all the problems the track had in the past.”

Tonight, Tucson Speedway will host its last race of the spring — the inaugural Rick Sipes Memorial Race, which honors Sipes, a popular local racer, who died two years ago.

Read more about Tucson Speedway in Saturday's Arizona Daily Star.


  • What: Rick Sipes Memorial race
  • Where: Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Road, Vail
  • When: 7 p.m. (grandstands open at 5 p.m.)