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 GrouponLive deal: for $15, you get two general-admission tickets to any stock-car race during the 2012 season at Edmonton International Raceway in Wetaskiwin (up to a $30 value). Races happen almost every Saturday evening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets for children aged 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 as racers season bland air with the sweet scent of burnt rubber. Highlights include Whelen Night on August 11, during which stock cars such as stackers, super stocks, and modifieds jockey for the lead, and September 8, when lawn tractor races raise funds for Habitat for Humanity and leave overgrown asphalt as trim as a putting green. The season closes out with the Pumpkin Bowl on October 7, 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.