River Cities Speedway is a 3/10th mile dirt race track located at the Grand Forks County Fairgrounds in Grand Forks, ND. It is a high banked oval track built with river bottom clay, which helps make the track very fast when prepared correctly. It has been called the Best Dirt Track in the United States and attracts thousands of people every Friday night through the summer. It is one of the few tracks in the country that host 410 Sprint Cars and Late Models along with 2 other racing classes almost every week. The track hosts the World of Outlaws Sprint Cars in June and August, the World of Outlaws Late Models in July, and the John Seitz Memorial Race Weekend in September.
The track started as a horse racing track when the Fairgrounds moved to the present location in 1904. Dan Patch, the famous trotter, raced an exhibition race on the track in 1909. The track started to be used as an automobile race track as auto racing became more popular. The track started as a 1/2 mile oval, was later shortened to 1/4 mile, and then extended slightly to its current configuration. River Cities Speedway has been running the racetrack for 20 year.