Arroyo Seco Raceway is one of only two permanent road courses in New Mexico and as such has become a popular club racing facility.
The majority of the racing action comes on two wheels, with a full programme of events organised by ASMA - the Arroyo Seco Motorcyclist Association. Superlap or Timed Attack events comprise the bulk of the four-wheeled action.
The track is also available for general testing.
Opened in 1998 and originally known as Arryo Seco Motorplex, the circuit boasts 1.4-mile and 1.1 mile options which can be run in either direction. The shorter of the two courses deletes the esses and chicane, but the longer circuit is generally preferred for racing and testing.
Built out in the desert, Arroyo Seco is a flat but fairly rewarding drive, with the added bonus of having good run off areas with little else than desert scrub beyond it, which means there is usually plenty of room you should venture off-track.
The track was purchased in 2003 by the Double R & T Corporation, which is headed by the majority owner and President, Roger Heemsbergen, who is also President of ASMA. One of his first decisions was to reduce the hire rates of the track, helping making Arroyo Seco it a popular testing venue.
The facility is completed by a quarter mile drag strip, which doubles as the back straight for the road course, and a motocross track on the infield. Drag racers commend the well-kept surface but warn that the lack of a run-down area means coming to a stop before the tarmac ends is definitely a priority!