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Arvada Teens Drive Bandimere Race Track with Officers on Sept 9

Are you a teenager who loves to speed?   Does the idea of racing on the tracks one of the country's premier drag racing venues appeal to you?  

Then Wednesday nights this summer were Bandimere Speedway events for "Take It To The Track."

Take it to the Track was created by the Colorado State Patrol, Bandimere Speedway and the Alive At 25 Defensive Driving program to allow Colorado teen drivers to make good driving choices and let them take their need for a rush to the track.

This year was the sixth year that the "Take It To The Track" program was  offered every Wednesday evening between April and October to provide a positive alternative to street racing. The program provided teens with a safe, legal and fun environment in which to satisfy their need for speed. 

The "Take It To The Track" Wednesday night events co-sponsored by Arvada Police Department an Arvada teen could challenge their School Resource Officer to a race.


In order to participate, the teen had to have valid state driver's license. Participants paid a $30 entry fee at the gate, and could make as many runs as they wish for the duration of the event. Spectators paid $10, with children 12 and under gaining free access with paid adult.  Participation was open to any type of vehicle.

All participants had to pass a tech inspection by qualified Bandimere Speedway employees to verify the vehicle was safe for racing, as well as to be on the street prior to making any runs. Participants ages 16 and 17 had to have a Minor Release form signed by a parent or guardian prior to participating.

Or come to the Bandimere Speedway on every Wednesday this summer to join in the fun and practice speed racing on the track, not on the city streets.

For Further Information or More Details

Contact your school SRO or call Sgt. J. Rzeppa at 720-898-6871