Driving really fast is illegal unless you're on a racetrack or in New Hampshire during one of the state's No Law Wednesdays. Live free and drive with this GrouponLive deal.
- $29 for two hot dogs and two tickets to a Lucas Oil Modified Series race night with fireworks (a $61.40 value)
- When: Saturday, July 26, at 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Rocky Mountain Raceways
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 4 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees
The Scouting Report
The 2014 Lucas Oil Modified Series zips into the seventh event of the season, and, for once, driver Austin Barnes will come to the track with something to prove. Though he's still perched comfortably atop the leaderboard, Barnes stumbled for the first time in the June 28 race, finishing in 17th place. Don't expect his stumble to continue, though; Barnes and his 51A car won the series in 2012, proving he knows how to win big races and avoid slippery produce left on the track. After the races, spectators can stick around to bask in the ethereal glow of a fireworks show.
Rocky Mountain Raceways
In 1938, Englishman George Eyston broke the land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats, pushing his Thunderbolt to a staggering 345 mph without once yelling "Mush!" His record-breaking pace set a new trend, as speed fiends flocked to the uber-flat expanse to set new records, many of which would be broken yet again at the very same spot. Today, the Rocky Mountain Raceways carries on the Bonneville Salt Flats' legacy for the next generation. Built in 1995 on the same historic plot of racing land, the facility boasts a quarter-mile drag strip, an oval track, and a new motocross track to showcase breakthroughs in aerial acrobatics.