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At Heartland park, we firmly believe you should have a great experience from the minute you begin planning your trip!  Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions we hear, with their answers.  If you have any other questions you can’t find here or in another place on the site, please contact us so we can help take your next race experience to the next level.


Can spectators bring in food, beverage, or coolers?

No outside food or drink are allowed. Visitors can go to their cars during the event  be sure to get hand stamped so they may re-enter the facility.  No weapons of any kind are allowed on HPT property.

Do we have handicap parking and are we handicap accessible?

Yes, handicap parking is located in the main spectator parking lot. A person must have a handicap tag or hang down tag to park there. There are signs directing spectators where certain parking areas are

Does Heartland Park rent golf carts?

No, there will be no rental carts available at the track. Spectators are not allowed to use wheeled vehicles (i.e. golf carts, mopeds, four wheelers, skateboards, bicycles, etc.) inside the facility. Motorized wheelchairs are acceptable for spectators. Racers or participants are allowed motorized vehicles in the pit area only and they must be registered with the NHRA.

Does Heartland Park have a First Aid Station?

Yes, Heartland Park Topeka has a medical building located on the pit side across from the gas pumps and tech building.

Is there a Lost and Found?

Yes, located at the Souvenir Store.

Is there a charge for parking?

NHRA Summer Nationals: there is a $10 charge for general parking and $15 for preferred parking

All Other Drag Strip Events: There is a $10 for general parking

Dirt Track Events: There is no charge for parking

Can we park our Motorhome in the spectator parking lot?

No, motorhomes must be parked in one of the four camping lots. Cost is $100 for the NHRA Summer Nationals weekend and $50 for all other weekends.

Do we sell alcohol?

Yes, beer will be sold on spectator and pit side. Beer can be taken into any grandstands. We also sell mixed drinks at the High Octane Lounge located in the concession area.  Please Note: Alcohol cannot be taken into the pit area. There are signs and personnel to indicate the area that alcohol may not be carried into.

Where are press credentials to be picked up?

At the Registration Building located by Gate E.  Remember, Anyone picking up tickets will have to show a picture ID.

If parents have a ticket for the suites, can they bring their children without a ticket?

No one, regardless of age, can enter the suites without a suite ticket. Those must be obtained from the suite owners.  NHRA ID badges are not allowed access either.

Do we have an ATM machine?

No, unfortunately we no longer have an ATM machine here at Heartland Park, but take most credit cards including the most common such as Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover – and of course you can always bring cash with you!

What hours will the campground be open?

The campground parking lots will open on the Thursday before the NHRA Summer Nationals at 9:00 am for campers to come in.  All four (4) camping lots will be open 24 hours a day.  A 24 hour security guard will be working the camping lot entrances during the NHRA Summer Nationals, so you may enter at anytime.

Are there hook ups in the campground?

There are NO HOOK UPS.  Each vehicle must be self contained to stay in the campground.  There will also be someone coming in to pump out holding tanks, if needed. Tents are allowed in the camping area.

When can racers park in their pit area?

Beginning on Wednesday, May 18 at 10 a.m. until 5p.m. They will need to get in line at Gate E and they will be directed into the facility from there.

Can racers park their motorhomes in the pit area?

If the motorhome is their tow vehicle and they want to park by their race trailer there will be a designated pit area for this. It will include race trailers that are set up to sleep in. This will not apply to Pro drivers they will be in the Pro pit area.

When can racers tech-in and where?

Beginning on Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tech will be inside the facility in a designated area.

Can video recorders and cameras be brought in?

Yes!  And if you share the video on YouTube, Facebook or Twitter – make sure you send us a link or mention us us, we love to see and share the great experiences our fans have!

Are there individual daily tickets for the Super Suites?

Yes, but super suites sell out in advance so it is best to buy them early. Also, remember that every person needs a suite ticket, regardless of age.

Are pets allowed?

Dogs are allowed  inside the main spectator gate if on a leash for all events.

The exception is during the NHRA Summer Nationals.  No pets are allowed in for the NHRA Summer Nationals.

What about oversized vehicles?

Daytime parking (18 wheelers, etc) will be directed to the back of the spectator lot. To stay overnight, larger vehicles must go to the campground.

Do we have food coupons?

No. All food, drinks and beer will be sold at each appropriately marked stand, on a cash/credit card basis.  No checks.

What if we get rained out? or what happens if it rains?

If the event is rescheduled, all tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. All customers should hold onto their ticket or ticket stub and they will be advised as to what can be done. The schedule of the event is subject to change. No refunds or vouchers for future events will be given.

How much does food cost?

Here is a sample of concession items at HPT events:

Soda & water 20 oz. Bottle $2.00
Beer 16 oz cans $4.00
Hot Dogs $2.00
Hamburgers $4.00
Bratwurst $3.00
Nachos $3.00

And this is just a sample of the menu!  Also, remember that our concession stands only accept cash/credit card basis.  No checks.


Our concession stands only accept cash or credit cards – No Checks

No weapons of any kind are allowed on HPT property.

The Heartland Park medical building is located on the pit side across from the gas pumps and tech building

If you lose something, head over to the Souvenir Store to see if it’s been turned in

Going up to the suites? Remember, everyone needs a ticket regardless of age!


Go to our Contact Us page to give us a call or send us an email.  We’re here to make sure you have a spectacular experience with us at Heartland Park Topeka!

Have questions? Get in touch with us!
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