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La Junta Raceway

La Junta Raceway is a short airport course near La Junta in southeastern Colorado. It is part of a municipally-owned airport and has no permanent facilities.

The land in Otero County around La Junta is one of the most intensively and productively cultivated agricultural areas in the United States. Low-salinity irrigation water from the Arkansas River, combined with the unexpectedly high average temperatures (90 degree days are common well into September), allows two and sometimes three crops per year to be grown in this otherwise somewhat arid area. Without the irrigation, the land supports only marginal cattle grazing.

Major portions of this page were contributed by Mark Shumaker. click here for general information on how his pages are set up. He last updated this description on 26 June 1995.

Last Updated: 2005-08-18

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Track Facts

Time zone: MST/MDT (-0700/-0600)

Track Office

La Junta Raceway
30267 1st Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050

La Junta Raceway
P.O. Box 321
La Junta, CO 81050

719-384-5991

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La Junta Raceway is on Route 109 (Main Street) about four miles north of US-50 in the Airport Industrial Park of La Junta CO. Enter at the main Industrial Park entrance and turn left onto SOS Avenue, keeping the golf course to your right. Turn left again at the end of the road, then right on Railroad Avenue, and left again into the track grounds.

Racer's Guide to La Junta Raceway

The track is short, 1.5 miles and six turns, at 4100 feet altitude with no elevation change; it is available for testing before each race (typically there are two race weekends each year) for a modest fee (no safety services). Goodyear and Hoosier tires are usually serviced by Road Racing Services in Denver at (303) 973-8005. There are no fuel provisions; you must bring your own, or contact the race chairman or registrar for possible local fuel availability.

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