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June 07, 2022Best In Tents

racing canopy tent

Thinking about a day at the races? Then you’ll need a race car canopy that is built for speed! When planning your race event, make sure to think about whether you’ll need a motorcycle race tent. The benefits are well worth the investment. Keep reading to learn more about choosing the perfect tent for race day.

Figure Out The Right Size

The first thing you’ll need to determine is what size race track canopy will work best for your needs. You’ll need enough room for attendees to sit comfortably. This means you’ll also have to determine how many guests will be attending. You’ll also need to know how much space you will have to set up your tent. When in doubt, go bigger because you never know if your guests may invite an extra friend or two. Our 10 x 20 racing pop-up tent is a popular option for race enthusiasts, but here are some quick tent size guidelines for theater-style seating:

Frame Tents

  • 150 guests: 30’ x 30’ 
  • 100 guests: 20’ x 30’ 
  • 50 guests: 20’ x 20’

Pole Tents

  • 1142 guests: 40’ x 200’
  • 900 guests: 40’ x 160’ 
  • 665 guests: 40’ x 120’

Keep in mind that you may also want to have room to set up a table for snacks or a bar for refreshments. For a more formal race party, you may want to plan for cocktail seating, which would require more space, around 8 sq. ft. per person, plus tables, serving areas, and adequate seating. Here’s a quick tent sizing guide for cocktail seating:

Frame Tents

  • 150 guests: 30’ x 45’ 
  • 100 guests: 20’ x 40’
  • 50 guests: 20’ x 20’

Pole Tents

  • 900 guests: 60’ x 180’
  • 800 guests: 40’ x 160’ 
  • 600 guests: 40' x 120'

Choose a Tent Type and Materials Used

race car tent

Now that you know what size racing canopy tent you need, you’ll have to decide what kind of tent you desire for the big day - and there are plenty of good options to choose from. However, choosing the best tent type for your event can be overwhelming, but at American Tent, we can help! Here’s a quick primer on tent types.

Clear-top Tents

These tents have see-through clear tops, so your guests can enjoy a sky view under the protection of the tent. Clear tops are a stylish option and on a sunny day, will make your tent light and bright. However, that can also be a disadvantage; on a sweltering day, your guests may prefer the comfort of a shady oasis.

Frame Tents

A classic option with a white canvas and airy interiors, frame tents come in varying sizes that can accommodate a race day event of practically any size.

Pop-up Tents

A racing pop-up tent is incredibly easy to set up, and you can choose to use just one, or set up multiple throughout your venue to give your guests to mingle and make pit stops to visit other guests. To summarize, race car pop-up tents offer the following benefits:

  • Affordability
  • Quick and easy setup
  • Portability

Pagoda Tents

For a jaw-dropping gathering stop, race to American Tent, and ask about our pagoda tent options! Pagoda tents go up easily and offer plenty of space for your guests. They are the perfect combination of durability and style.

Think about Sidewalls

motorcycle race tent

You never know what the weather will bring on race day, so it’s a good idea to think about adding sidewalls to your motorcycle racing tent. Clear tent sidewalls will give your guests an unobstructed view while keeping them warm and dry since they will be protected from cool breezes or pouring rain. A racing tent with sidewalls will ensure that your event is a success, no matter what the weather.

Pick the Perfect Fabric

When you think about race cars, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is speed. At American Tent, we pride ourselves on our speedy turnaround times, but we also believe in quality. Quality is of absolute, utmost importance when you invest in a race car tent. The materials used for your tent will determine how well your tent works, how it looks, and how long you will be able to use it for racing events. A motocross race tent should be stylish and durable and made from a coated or laminated material. We are partial to laminated vinyl because:

  • Waterproof and weather resident
  • Fire-resistant capabilities
  • Attractive, classic finish

Possible Applications for Your Race Tents

On race day, tents are a perfect gathering spot for spectators to cheer on their favorite racers. But did you know that tents have many other practical applications on race day?

  • Racing pit tents: For the race crew and team to set up and prepare for the race.
  • Drag racing tents: Set these up at the finish line where you and your team will hopefully celebrate a victory!
  • Outside racing vendor tents: Give fans a chance to purchase merchandise from their favorite racer.

How You Can Buy a Race Tent?

Did you know that we can customize tents to your specifications? It’s true, we can provide custom racing tents to represent your brand. Contact us today to find the perfect tent for your next race event!

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Tony Ehrbar

Owner & CEO

Tony's entrepreneurial spirit is woven into the fabric of American Tent (an Inc 5000 company), shaped by his experience running a successful event venue & tent rental service. His recognition as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019 is a testament to his impact & dedication to his community. As the Co-founder and CEO of Renegade Plastics, Tony is leading initiatives in the tent industry to integrate eco-friendly, recyclable materials. Contributing as a board member for the Advanced Textiles Association (ATA) & the Green Bay Area Public Schools Foundation and being featured by Entrepreneur, Oracle, & Modern Weddings, Tony plays a pivotal role in enhancing the growth and success of the textile industry.

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