Located 35 miles outside Charleston, about halfway to Huntington is the Ona Speedway, West Virginia’s only asphalt racing track. Measuring 3/8th of a mile, it is an official Nascar Members Club Headquarters.
Like the races that happen in the tracks, the Ona Speedway has an exciting history. It has passed under different ownership since it opened in August 18, 1963 as the West Virginia International Speedway. Its first race was The Mountaineer 300, which was a NASCAR Grand National Race, and was attended by an estimated 16,000 spectators. The Ona speedway, aside from the races hold classes for aspiring racers. It was here in Ona that racing legends Richard Petty, Ned Jarrett and Buck Baker started their career.
From Charleston, the speed way can be reached by driving west on the I-64, and taking Exit 28 (Milton exit). Make a left turn at the end of the exit ramp, then make a right turn at Rt 60. Drive for about 5 miles, then turn right into Howells Mill Road. Follow the signs pointing to the Ona Speedway.
Ona Airpark and Speedway
PO Box 88
Ona, West Virginia 25545
Phone: (304) 710-5650