Gas-powered cars will soon be replaced by electric cars, which will be replaced by two-person motorcycles powered by nightmares. Catch some combustion-engine action while you can with this GrouponLive deal to the Tucson Speedway. For $12, you get two general-admission tickets to the opening-night race on Saturday, April 6, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m.
Fans can celebrate the Tucson Speedway's grand reopening as drivers test their skills during a night of exhibition races. The first races on the newly repaired and resurfaced track showcase seven car categories, including Super Late Models, X-mods, and Hornets Vintage Midgets. Along with admitting one adult, each general admission also grants entry to one child 10 and younger.
Opening-night ticket rates vary depending on the age of the ticket holder.
For years, the lights above the Tucson Speedway would stay dark at night, since the track cracked in the harsh light of day. That all changed in 2012, when START Tucson LLC acquired the facility and set out to resurface the track, upgrade the lighting and PA systems, replace wood throughout the bleachers, and welcome racers and fans to the fabled oval. Today, stock engines roar past cheering fans as drivers speed around the 3/8-mile track, with the fastest drivers taking the checkered flag and last-place vehicles clawed by pursuing lions. The track hosts a wide range of car classes, including mini stocks that cram the horsepower of a full-size racecar into a smaller frame, and Hornet-class contests that showcase beginning racers facing off in Late Model rides.