Many people go to car races just to see the crashes, but only die-hard fans stay to watch each driver solemnly bury his car. Pay your respects with this GrouponLive deal.
- $20 for one ticket to the 2014 Canadian Nitro Nationals ($35 value)
- When: Sunday, July 13, at 10 a.m.
- Where: Toronto Motorsports Park
- Seating: General admission
- Door time: 10 a.m.
- Children ages 5 and under receive free admission.
2014 Canadian Nitro Nationals
A spectacle that seems to get bigger, faster, and more impressive with each passing year, the Canadian Nitro Nationals rockets back into Cayuga this weekend for its fifth annual visit to Toronto Motorsports Park. The three-day event culminates with a fiery finale on Sunday, when fans can try one last time to tally up all the horsepower on the premises.
But that will be no easy task, considering the show's nitro funny cars will feature more than 8,000 horsepower on their own. A stable of other super vehicles will join the funny cars, including nitro-burning Harleys and jet dragsters that eclipse speeds of 300 mph. The show won't be complete, however, until Shockwave—the world's fastest jet truck—lathers on some sunscreen and rumbles into view. Packing 36,000 horsepower, this triple-engine semi jet truck will once again thrill those in attendance by scorching down the track in a whirlwind of flames and smoke.
Toronto Motorsports Park
With two decades of racecar driving under his belt, Mr. Uli Bieri sought a means to safely share motorsports with other enthusiasts. In 1997, he found it in the form of Cayuga Dragway Park, a former airstrip built in 1955. He purchased the land, and over the years added a 3-kilometre road course that could be reconfigured for drivers of different skill levels and extensive noise-reduction berms. He constructed the tracks with a strong focus on safety, keeping the ground flat and providing ample runoff area. In 2001, he rechristened the two tracks Toronto Motorsports Park, providing a venue for amateur racers to compete, practice, and engage in instructional programs.
Today the dual stretches of pavement serve both education and entertainment for the motorsports community, regularly holding massive events featuring professionally modified vehicles and legendary drivers. Amateurs still get plenty of track time to try out new vehicles with the Test & Tune Program and race custom rides in the Bracket Series.