If you are an auto racing fan or an enthusiast who likes to me more involved that just watching races, you should check out Tracktivity. This free universal app runs on iOS 7.1 or later and will help you be better informed and keep up to speed on the auto racing activities in your area.
Tracktivity has information on thousands of race tracks in the United States, Australia, and New Zealand including major NASCAR and IndyCar facilities like the Daytona International Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, and Phoenix International Raceway. You will also find all the local tracks including go-karting facilities, quarter mile dirt tracks and the small tracks that run a variety of races on weekends.
The app provides details on the type of track, oval, road course, karting track, etc. plus what type of surface they race on, when the track is open, the web site URL if the track has one, and the types of races they hold. You can also check to see if the track is available for rental or for other racing enthusiasts like yourself to get out and take a few laps either as part of an organized event or perhaps a local racing or driving school.
Additionally you can find out if they have spectator seating, parking for cars or RVs, if garage space can be rented, what fuel is sold at the track, and even if they have a garage area to repair your car if something happens while running.
If you are just interested in watching others race, you can do a search to find racing events that might be taking place anywhere near your location. The event listing provides the date and time of the event, what activities are taking place, contact information to obtain the specific details about registering to participate or admission costs plus the costs associated with participating.
Tracktivity has formed partnerships with a number of the tracks, mostly smaller ones but also some of the major venues like Bristol Motor Speedway. Through the app's Race Control section, the tracks will send out notifications with information on the latest track news, invitations, offers, and promotions at the track, last minute schedule changes and even results once the event is completed. And if you are in an unfamiliar area and not sure where the track is located, users can get navigational assistance directly from the app with turn by turn directions using Apple Maps.
Tracktivity developers claim the app contains information on more than two thousand tracks currently with more to come and in more countries. During my use of Tracktivity, I found a lot more tracks without partnerships than those listed as partners so getting updates from your favorite track isn't a sure thing.
However, I did find a large amount of information contained in Tracktivity that I believe will be useful to racing fans and enthusiasts including listings for tracks I didn't even know existed within a few miles of where I live. So as the year progresses and racing season gets underway, you should add Tracktivity to your device and take advantage of all the information it contains.