The roar of engines often elicits primal excitement, reminding us of an evolutionary past in which we had to outrun cave bears or outyell thunder. Feel the prehistoric thrill with today’s Groupon to Houston Motorsports Park. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get two general-admission tickets to any NASCAR Oval Track events on the 2012 schedule (a $24 value).
- For $24, you get four general-admission tickects to any NASCAR Oval Track events on the 2012 schedule (a $48 value).
Gates open at 5 p.m. and children 12 and younger get in free.
The ferocious roar of powerful combustion engines echoes off the walls of Houston Motorsports Park’s NASCAR Oval Track. Classic models, such as NASCAR Fiesta Modifieds, NASCAR BWFS 360 trucks, NASCAR stock cars, and station wagons undergoing midlife crises, duke it out around the 3/8-mile speedway. Adrenaline on Asphalt days feature up to six styles of cars in rubber-burning bouts, with major Fiesta and Cricket events typically noted on the schedule. When not behind the wheel breaking land-speed records, drivers mingle with crowds on the track, which opens its gates to the curious public during downtime or the occasional running of the mechanical bulls. During brief, 45-minute intermissions, fans may meander to the front straightaway and walk on the race track, meet drivers, get autographs, and sit in select cars.
In addition to the speedway, Houston Motorsports Park hosts a 1/8-mile drag strip forged entirely from concrete, which allows vehicles to achieve top speeds surpassing those possible on dirt or Jello. Concessions stands prevent appetites from veering out of control with $1 hot dogs, beers, and sodas.