May 16th 2022: Speedway action returns to the fairgrounds this week with the Jack Milne Cup. Speedway if you are not familiar with it is motorcycles racing on a tight oval dirt track while people on the stadium watch on. The races are fast paced and, because of the tight track crashes as well as spills are not uncommon.
I grew up in England where speedway is more common but for an amazing 52 years the races in Costa Mesa have drawn speedway fans to the OC Fair & Event Center. Apart from the speedway racers on their specialty motorcycles there is also sidecar races, juniors and a Vintage Bike Show.
Saturday May 21st 2022: Gates open at 5:30 pm and Qualifying starts at 6 pm with the first race at 7:30 pm
OC Fair and Event Center in the Action Sports Arena
$20 for general admission or $10 for kids aged 3-12, kids 2 and younger are free.
Parking is the usual $10 for most events at the fairgrounds.