Big Rig Challenge

Camping rules

-No open fires

-If you use a grill it may not be left unattended

-Please keep your camp area free of trash at all times

-animals must be on a leash no longer than 6’ at all times. If your pet is aggressive please keep them away from populated areas. 

-please keep noise down after 10pm and be courteous of your neighbors

-children must be accompanied by an adult at all times

-no glass bottles of any kind on site

-no motorized vehicles of ANY  kind on the premises except for pre approved handicap vehicles. They must be pre-approved and have a tag provided by Onaway speedway on them (ATVs, UTVs, 4 wheelers, motorcycles etc). 

-no motorized vehicles parked at the band area, near the public fire at  any time. 

-be courteous of the race truck traffic. You may have to wait for the trucks to go by before you’ll be allowed to enter or leave the parking or camping areas 

-please be patient with each other and staff–


General admission gate hours

Thursday 2pm-10pm

Friday 7:30am-10pm then monitored by security 

Saturday 7:30am-10pm

Sunday 10am-until races conclude


Pit gate hours (Gate will be locked at 8pm nightly. All traffic must then route through main entrance)

Mon-Thursday open all day 

Thursday staffed 2pm-8pm 

Friday 8am-8pm

Saturday 8am-8pm

Sunday 10am-2pm

Onaway Speedway will be holding the 5th edition of the Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge. 

Coming back to the United States in 2024 is Quebec style Uphill side by side Semi Truck drag racing. We will also be having a wash and park for display trucks. The event will begin Friday, May 24th weekend.

Tickets may be purchased online or on site, but it’s much cheaper to purchase tickets prior online. There is a savings of $8/Adult weekend pass. Plus it helps our staff when trying to get everyone into the facility and parked.
Ticket link
Camping is available on-site. No fires or fire pits allowed per our insurance company. This is a leased piece of property. It is field camping with no power, sewer or water hook ups. We accommodate all camper sizes and park you as you arrive to the track. Each site will accommodate one camper and one tow vehicle.
Camping link is the same as the ticket link above.
**Attendees may start arriving Friday May 24th at 8am. We will not be allowing fans to arrive before that. As we need to set up vendors, sponsors and get the drivers parked.
**Below is a list of neighboring towns and their distance from the track, for those of you looking for hotel rooms. I do know that rooms are booking fast since the event is just over a month away. Please do a google search to find specific hotels in each town.
1. Indian River 18 miles
2. Rogers City 23 miles
3. Atlanta 26 miles
4. Cheboygan 30 miles
5. Petoskey 41 miles
6. Gaylord 45 miles
7. Mackinaw City 49 miles
8. St Ignace 55 miles

2024 Great Lakes Big Rig Challenge