The Steel Horse Rally Inc. proudly announced Motorcycle Racing for the first time as an official event at the 2018 Steel Horse Rally, May 4th & 5th, 2018

We were excited to announce the new partnership with Tri-State Speedway which brought the very first motorcycle races as an official part of the 2018 Steel Horse Rally. The Steel Horse Rally Shootout was held at Tri-State Speedway, located just off I-540 on the Arkansas/Oklahoma border just minutes from downtown Fort Smith.

”We were very excited about the addition of motorcycle races as part of 4th Annual SHR at Tri-State Speedway,” said president Dennis Snow. “We had quite a lot of riders in several classes the first year: Pro Class, Open, Single, Twin, Heritage and a special Dealers Challenge where motorcycle dealers within a 90-mile radius competed for a revolving trophy. We offered cash prizes to the pro classes and trophies to the winner in all classes.”

Tri-State Speedway owners Michael and Jeri Hoover added, “We were very excited about working with the SHR to support this great cause with the inaugural Steel Horse Rally Shootout. We look forward to working with the SHR team and growing with them in the future.”

Motorcycle racing was held on Friday night, May 4th at Tri-State Speedway with practice and hot laps slated for Thursday, May 3rd. More information is available on the upcoming 2nd Annual SHR Shootout is on the website at or call (479) 414-3775 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Riders interested in competing can contact the SHR or Steve Schwartz at (479) 926-3000. For information about the Dealer’s Challenge, contact Michael Crouch at (479) 648-1666.

The 2017 Steel Horse Rally brought more than 75,000 people to downtown Fort Smith, had a local economic impact of $13.8 Million and raised thousands for several local charities.

We will be officially accepting applications from charitable organizations to be recipients of donations raised at the 2019 SHR. Local and regional charities can apply via the forms available at the official SHR webpage, Applications will be accepted through Dec. 31, 2017. The Board of Directors will select several local charities early next year.Keep an eye out for the applications to be released.

The Steel Horse Rally Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)3 charity established in 2015 to benefit local charities, honor veterans, military, law enforcement and first responders, and help the local community.