The sight of a red flag can send a bull into a rage, just as the sight of a checkered flag can cause a bull to start making engine noises. Hear authentic “vroom vrooms” instead with this GrouponLive deal.
- Ticket packages to see a live racing or demolition derby event
- When: Select Friday and Saturday nights; time trials begin at 7:15 p.m. and races take place at 8 p.m.
- Where: Sycamore Speedway
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $12 for two adult tickets to any event through June 15 (up to a $24 value)
- $17 for two adult tickets and two child tickets to any event through June 15 (up to a $34 value)<p>
Though Sycamore Speedway sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.<p>
Local engineers and amateur racers bring custom-modified cars to the track to test their machines and skills against one another in pulse-pounding races and demolition derbies. The summer schedule of weekend events covers a range of high-octane competitions, from stock car and female-only Powder Puff races to one-on-one drag competitions where customers are invited to compete with their own cars and compact and full-size derbies, where drivers trade paint and cooking tips while flying around the dirt track. While a litany of rules governs stock-car appearances, they don’t prevent competitors from getting creative, allowing any chassis from 1965 to 2012 to compete in Super Late Model races.
Voracious engines devour yards of pavement as stock cars and custom racers whip around Sycamore Speedway's track at top speed, relying on their tires’ tread to keep them glued to the ground. Occasionally, the rubber grip gives way and spectacular smashups ensue, a much-sought-after sight during a Friday night Demolition Derby. The track welcomes souped-up models from any year between 1965 and 2012 to compete in its Super Late Model category, during which a huge variety of chassis and a marching band equipped with jetpacks perform a breakneck parade around the track. As racers test the mettle of their adrenal glands, spectators kick back in ample stand space to enjoy hot dogs, sodas, and other refreshments that can be purchased onsite.