Many people go to stock car races just to see the crashes, but only die-hard fans stay to watch each driver solemnly bury his car. Pay your respects with this Groupon.
- $12 for a general-admission ticket to the races at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 16, or on Saturday, December 14 (up to $24 value)
Gates open at noon, and qualifying rounds start at 12:45 p.m. After a driver meet-and-greet at 1:15 p.m., the races start at 2 p.m.
For years, the lights above the Tucson Speedway would stay dark at night, since the track cracked in the harsh light of day. That all changed in 2012, when START Tucson LLC acquired the facility and set out to resurface the track, upgrade the lighting and PA systems, replace wood throughout the bleachers, and welcome racers and fans to the fabled oval. Today, stock engines roar past cheering fans as drivers speed around the 3/8-mile track, with the fastest drivers taking the checkered flag and last-place vehicles clawed by pursuing lions. The track hosts a wide range of car classes, including mini stocks that cram the horsepower of a full-size racecar into a smaller frame, and Hornet-class contests that showcase beginning racers facing off in Late Model rides.
Opening Night Race
11955 South Harrison Road
Vail, AZ 85747