The reserved automobile parking area, located within the main gate (L5 on the site map), is within easy walking distance of the grandstands, box seating and pit entrance. Reserved Lot reservations may only be purchased at the parking lot. Vehicles may not remain in any automobile parking lot overnight.

Handicap parking is available for vehicles displaying official handicap plates or placards. Shuttle service is provided from the handicap parking lot to the main gate.

There are two reserved parking areas for recreational vehicles. The Optimist Lot is located north of Echo Avenue, east of Mt. Vida St. and across from Gate 2. The West Lot is located at the far west end of the field, west of the RARA hangar. RV permits are for the entire event only. No daily permits for RVs are available. More information on recreational vehicles can be found here.

Reserved Lot Parking prices:

Reserved Lot is $25/day on Wednesday and Thursday
Reserved Lot is $30/day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Reserved Lot is $125/week Wednesday-Sunday
Handicap lot is $10/day Monday – Friday and $15/day on Saturday and Sunday
Season Parking is $50.00

Parking passes can be purchased  in Lots 5 & 6. All parking is cash only.
Wednesday Lot 5 – $32.00
Thursday Lot 5 – $32.00
Friday Lot 5 – $40.00
Saturday Lot 5 – $40.00
Sunday Lot 5 – $40.00 

Wednesday Lot 6 – $13.00
Thursday Lot 6 – $13.00
Friday Lot 6 – $13.00
Saturday Lot 6 – $20.00
Sunday Lot 6 – $20.00

Season Parking is $150.00 (Lot 5)
Handicap lot is $65.00 (Lot 6)

Shuttle Tickets

Shuttle tickets may be purchased at the pick up/drop off locations and at Stead Field, or online with South Tahoe Air Porter.

Children ages 5 and under are free. Shuttle service begins at 7am and runs approximately every 15 minutes.

Service location


Pick up/drop off location

The Row Hotels: Eldorado, Silver Legacy, Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino

345 N. Virginia St., Reno

On 4th St. between Virginia and Sierra Streets

Nugget Casino Resort 1100 Nugget Ave., Sparks

11th street entrance between the Casino and the parking garage

Flying In

Every inch of the Reno-Stead Airport is occupied by participants and vendors during the week of the National Championship Air Races. All non-participating aircraft should choose Reno-Tahoe Airport, Carson City Airport, Truckee Airport, or other Northern Nevada/California airports as their destination. Those landing at Reno-Tahoe Airport can take a short cab ride to The Row downtown and catch the shuttle bus from there. If you plan to drive to the Races, use Route 395 North from the Reno/Sparks area.

Contact information for Reno-Tahoe International Airport Fixed Base Operator [FBO]:

Information coming soon

RV parking

RV parking is available in the West RV or Optimist Lot. Camping at our site is dry – there are no water or power hookups. Water trucks and sanitary dump trucks do come through on a daily basis. You may come as early as the Saturday before and stay through the Monday after the race. The cost for the West lot RV will be $325.00 for a small space (approximately 18’ x 34’) and $450.00 for a large space (approximately 18’ x 45′). There are no daily rates. In addition to the RV, you must purchase Season Tickets and Season Pit Pass, as you will be entering through the Pit gates.

The cost for the Optimist Lot will be $250.00 until August 15th, after which the price will go up to $275.00. Credit Card payments will have an additional $10.00 fee. Please call the Optimist RV Lot at (775) 848-6578 or (775) 848-2210 to reserve a parking spot or through email at [email protected]

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