Racing dates back to ancient Greece, where chariot races around city walls settled disputes over farming rights and which philosopher had the best beard. Witness the fairest system of justice with this GrouponLive deal to see ADRL Gateway Drags IV at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois, presented by CarSafe. Doors open at 10 a.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $16, you get two tickets for general-admission seating for the event on Friday, June 1 (up to a $33.80 value).
- For $16, you get two tickets for general-admission seating for the event on Saturday, June 2 (up to a $33.80 value).
- For $27, you get two two-day passes, valid for general-admission seating for both of the above events (up to a $55 value).
For the fourth race on its 2012 tour, the American Drag Racing League returns to Gateway Motorsports Park's 1/8-mile drag strip for the first time since 2010. Piloting dragsters separated into seven all-professional racing classes, from Top Sportsman to Pro Extreme, drivers rocket down the track so quickly that they finish each race younger than when they began. The SuperCar Showdown—a new feature on the 2012 circuit—pits the latest consumer automobiles against one another in no-holds-barred drag race free from the usual handicaps, performance restrictions, and rules against fiddling with rival drivers' preset radio stations. After reopening under the helm of former Indy driver Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park has stepped up its devotion to motorsports of all kinds, looking beyond the drag strip to fill its amphitheater-style seats with fans of everything from hot rods to world-class stock cars.