Racing dates back to ancient Greece, where chariot races around city walls settled disputes such as farming rights and which philosopher had a superior beard. Witness the fairest system of justice with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two admissions to any stock-car race during the 2011 season—running through October 2—at Edmonton International Raceway, located in Wetaskiwin (up to a $20 value in advance, up to a $30 value at the door). Tickets for children ages 6–12 normally cost $5, and children 5 and younger get free admission.
Edmonton International Raceway enthralls spectators with feats of automotive derring-do on its NASCAR-sanctioned track. Today's Groupon acquires two adult admissions to any race of the 2011 season—through October 2—happening almost every Saturday night at 6 p.m., as vroom-vroom machines from baby grands to late-model racers season bland air with the sweet scent of burnt rubber. Highlights include NASCAR Hall of Fame night on June 4, during which a bevy of stock cars such as legends, thunder cars, and tricked-out ice-cream trucks jockey for the lead. The season closes out with the Pumpkin Bowl on October 2, celebrating with a night of supermoto, hit-to-pass racing, stock-car soccer, and a stunt show. Open seating means the best views are taken on a first-come, first-served basis. Outside food and beverages are not allowed.
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