To celebrate the best high-octane events and venues across North America, a panel of industry experts and 10Best editors selected nominees for the best motorsports races, NASCAR tracks, car shows and attractions, air shows, horse racing tracks and rodeos. Then, readers voted for their favorites over four weeks. Here’s who came out on top across all seven categories.
Click on each category below to see the full winners list:
Best Air Show: Airshow London in London, Ontario
Airshow London wins again for Best Air Show — Photo courtesy of Patrick Cardinal
Airshow London in Ontario is an event advertised as “Canada’s Original Drive-In Air Show.” Guests experience the “Sky Drive” from the comfort of their cars and view an aerial show that features multiple performers, including the Canadian Forces Snowbirds. Three different parking admission “zones” are offered, including one next to the runway for amazing views of the performers.
Full list of winners: Best Air Show »
Best Attraction for Car Lovers: Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed in Lincoln, Nebraska
Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed once again finishes in first — Photo courtesy of Museum of American Speed
The Speedway Motors Museum of American Speed showcases history-making cars, from Indy 500 racers to one of the world’s largest collections of exotic and historic American racing engines. Museum exhibits cover several topics, including toys, pedal cars and driving safety.
Full list of winners: Best Attraction for Car Lovers »
Best Car Show: Cruisin’ The Coast on the Mississippi Gulf Coast
Cruisin’ The Coast proves that it’s a favorite of our readers — Photo courtesy of Cruisin’ The Coast
Cruisin’ The Coast is considered “America’s largest block party.” Imagine more than 7,000 vehicles – hot rods, classics, antique vehicles – in a massive car show along the beachside highway on the Mississippi Coast. Car lovers adore this annual event, which has taken over the Mississippi Gulf Coast every year since its inception in 1996.
Cruise between the different venues, each a festival in and of itself, and catch live music, food, merchandise, a car auction, swap meet, parade and plenty of car talk.
Full list of winners: Best Car Show »
Best Horse Racing Track: Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana
Delta Downs hosts races almost all year long — Photo courtesy of Boyd Gaming
Thoroughbreds and quarter horses both race at Delta Downs, found in southern Louisiana not far from the Texas border. This racetrack is also part of a casino-entertainment hotel complex that features other kinds of gaming beyond track betting.
The thoroughbred season gallops from October to February here, when the weather is usually fine; and the quarter horse season runs from April through July, so this is one track that covers racing lovers just about year-round.
Full list of winners: Best Horse Racing Track »
Best Motorsports Race: Indianapolis 500 in Indianapolis, Indiana
Indianapolis 500 is an American tradition — Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Billed as the “Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indy 500 has been a cornerstone of American sports for over 100 years and is one of the biggest races in the world, bringing in around 300,000 spectators on race day. Speeds topping over 220 miles per hour make it a thrilling and suspenseful event.
Full list of winners: Best Motorsports Race »
Best NASCAR Track: Road America in Plymouth, Wisconsin
Road America named Best NASCAR Track again — Photo courtesy of Tim Kemmis
Road America is a motorsport road course located between Milwaukee and Green Bay in Wisconsin. As one of the world’s fastest permanent road courses, it’s home to a NASCAR Xfinity Series race that takes place in July.
Full list of winners: Best NASCAR Track »
Best Rodeo: Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo in Davie, Florida
Enjoy Western thrills at the Weekley Brothers Davie Pro Rodeo — Photo courtesy of David Rosenfield / Davie Pro Rodeo
Often considered Florida’s best rodeo, the Davie Pro Rodeo takes place in “Cowboy Town” with plenty of action throughout the year, including the prestigious PRCA Southeastern Circuit Finals.
Full list of winners: Best Rodeo »
Congratulations to all these winning nominees! Remember to visit 10Best.com daily to vote in our Readers’ Choice contests.