Motorcycles combine the coolness of James Dean, the stylishness of leather clothing, and the convenience of jumping every gorge in the neighborhood. Experience all aspects of two-wheeled entertainment with today's Groupon: for $17, you get one VIP ticket to AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship Motorcycle Race (a $35 value) at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. Gates open at 11 a.m. and championship races start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, September 11. The VIP tickets grant reserved outdoor seats, which can be claimed on a first-come, first-served basis at the will call on race day.
Located roughly 30 minutes from downtown Minneapolis, Canterbury Park is a popular destination for horseracing, poker, and casino games. The venue will transform into a stadium to host the AMA Pro K&N Filters Grand National Championship, a flat-track motorcycle race as fierce as an unloved naked mole rat in stiletto-heel boots. The all-day event begins with a vendor trade show and exhibition. Practice runs and an autograph session fill the afternoon, but the true action comes at 6 p.m., when the races begin. Riders will mount their custom-built bikes to race in mile, half-mile, and short-track heats on the sandy one-mile oval track. In all there are five heats, four qualifiers, and two championship races, which total 99 laps of racing. The victors will claim the ultimate title in flat-track racing but will not be granted pardon from outstanding library fees. Check out the day's full schedule here.
Canterbury Park's 300,000-square-foot grand stand features three levels for racing, along with an 18,000-square-foot Card Club. A free parking lot can accommodate 10,000 vehicles. Lodging is available at nearby Shakopee Valley RV Park and an array of local hotels, which may or may not be haunted by a comely chambermaid with electric eels for arms.
1100 Canterbury Rd. S
Shakopee, Minnesota 55379-1873Get Directions