Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Support their new role with this GrouponLive deal to Western Speedway. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get two tickets for any regular race (up to a $30 value)
- For $25, you get four tickets for any regular race (up to a $60 value)
- For $22, you get two tickets to the Dukes of Hazard Night on Saturday, June 23, at 6 p.m. (up to a $45 value). Gates open at 4:30 p.m.
Regular races are typically held on Fridays and Saturdays. See the full schedule for all upcoming events. Children 6 and under receive free admission, and tickets are $7 for kids aged 7–12.
In 1961, the same year Ham the Chimp rocketed into space aboard the Mercury-Redstone 2, Eldon Rasmussen blew past the competition at the Western Canada stock-car championship at Western Speedway, cementing a legacy that led him to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. Since then, the 4/10-mile oval has seen countless motorcars screech across its pavement, including late-model stock cars and mini figure-eights; some day, perhaps scientists will perfect souped-up shopping carts to grace its track.
This season, Western Speedway's racing tradition continues with events such as the Strawberry Cup on June 9, featuring non-wing sprints and old-timey cars. During the special Dukes of Hazard Night event on June 23, demo cars and trucks prime the crowd for spectacular stunts from Josh "The Crusher" Beckel. Under an open sky filled with drivers ejected from their seats, up to 3,000 fans can watch the events from the bleachers or head underneath to the concessions counter for a slice of pizza to wave as a flag.
1961 was the year Ham the Chimp rocketed into space aboard the Mercury-Redstone 2. Down on the track at Western Speedway, Eldon Rasmussen blew past the competition at the Western Canada stock-car championship, cementing a trajectory that led him to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. The 4/10-mile oval has now seen more than a half-century of motorcars screech across its pavement, which currently hosts races for approximately 12 classes, including hornets, mini figure-eights, and stock cars.
The six-month season in April and hosts traditional races on Saturday nights that are occasionally bookended on Friday or Sunday by drag racing. Under an open sky filled with drivers ejected from their seats, up to 3,000 fans can watch themed races, demolition derbies, and other special events from the bleachers or head underneath for a slice of Ali Baba Pizza from the concessions counter.