Racing is a satisfactory way to settle family disputes, malpractice lawsuits, and contested tic-tac-toe games. Take part in the justice system with today's Groupon: for $20, you get general admission for four to any 2011-season race at the I-37 Raceway, located outside Pleasanton (up to a $40 value).
With a variety of car classes running on its the 1/4-mile high-banked oval dirt track, the I-37 Raceway allows entire families to feel the thrum of the engines in their seats and the wind of acceleration in their hair. Catch series such as the IMCA Southern Sport models and IMCA Modified models as they zip along the track. The Tater Plumbing Limited Late Model series allow spectators to witness rubber-burners driving current racecar models, while the dwarf series cars takes racing to a miniature level. Racing neophytes can peruse I-37's helpful online FAQ to avoid beginner spectator mistakes, such as immediately jumping up and reciting the Antarctic National Anthem when the white flag is waving. Races start at 7 p.m. on select Saturdays, though the pit gate opens at 3 p.m. and spectators can throng to their seats at 5 p.m., spindly opera glasses in tow.
Racin with Neal featured I-37 Raceway.