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 today's Groupon: for $20, you get four general-admission tickets (up to a $40 value) and four hotdogs (a $10 value) at Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex on Saturday, May 28. Admission for children under 7 is always free. Grandstand gates open at 4:45 p.m., and NASCAR races begin at 7:05 p.m.
Whipped by the wind off speeding stock cars and dazzled by the flutter of the checkered flag, visitors to the Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex have cheered alongside the roar of racing engines since 1960. The 3/8th-mile short track will rumble under the tires of NASCAR's Whelen All-American Series on May 28th, a high-velocity variety show starring an array of talented racers. Preliminary heats begin at 5 p.m. before feature races start at 7:05 p.m., giving hungry motor hounds time to chow down on their hotdogs and take laps around the midway to track down liquid refreshments, savory snacks, and souvenir lug nuts. A pack of racers drives 40 laps and gives a collective howl during the Pro Modifieds, followed by serious veterans dueling over 30 laps in Bank of Holland Chargers. Stock cars take center lane in Hornet & Queen Bee races, although daredevil figure-8 drivers threaten to steal the spotlight by mesmerizing crowds with laps around the asphalt-coated mobius strip.
One of fewer than 60 NASCAR-sanctioned short tracks in the nation, Holland's 9,500-seat oval began humbly as dirt track and mud quarry before it was expanded and paved. During extended pit stops, visitors can explore the variety of attractions on the midway. Holland's Rained Out text-alert service sends weather-related delays and postponements so that nights out don't turn into messy Marx Brothers farces. Groupon buyers will also be placed in a random drawing to win a ride in the pace car on the day of the event and the right to challenge Richard Petty to a spelling bee.
Although Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex sometimes offers other discounts, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Due to the rainout of the May 28 race, this Groupon is now valid for redemption on either Saturday, June 11 or Saturday, June 12. Gates open on both dates at 4:45 p.m., with the races each beginning at 7 p.m.
Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex
There are more than 2,000 short tracks in the United States. Among them, fewer than 60 are NASCAR-sanctioned. Holland NASCAR Motorsports Complex is one of the few with such distinction. The raceway has guzzled the fumes of that rarified air since 1960, when it was built as a 1/3-mile facility surrounded by just 1,200 seats. In 1964, the course expanded to 3/8 mile, and four years later, asphalt replaced the outdated shag carpeting as the track's surface. Today, Holland packs up to 7,000 spectators into its grandstands. It completes the race-day experience with various amenities, including The Midway, where fans can fuel up on snacks and drinks, and The Village, where fans party under large tents and around picnic tables.