$8 Pit Admission to "Beat the Heat" at North Star Dragway

North Star Dragway Denton

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Gawk at emergency vehicles (police car, fire truck, emergency bicycle, etc.) in action without any actual emergencies with today’s Groupon: $8 gets you pit admission to the annual Beat the Heat race taking place this year at North Star Dragway on Saturday, October 17.

Beat the Heat is a national program designed to educate kids about problems relating to illegal drug and alcohol use in a fun, interactive, racecar-related way. The October 17 race is the World Final event where more than 70 officers in amped-up police automobiles compete for SuperFame.

You and your tots (there’s no charge for kids under 12) will take in the action at the famed North Star Dragway, a 1/8-mile-long, pure concrete strip in Denton, Texas, right past the Love’s Truck Stop off I-35. Load up a cooler, strap a grill to the hood of your car (parking is free), or hit up the full-stocked concession stand for a full day of engine watching, engine listening, or engine licking. Take your younger siblings and get them on the right track, or bring your friends and plan out that money-laundering scheme because a racetrack filled with police officers is the last place they'd think to look.


This is an annual event, and there aren't any web reviews for it, but the Northstar Dragway has been featured in the Dallas Morning News and North Texas Daily.

Anti-Drug Programs That Missed the Mark

Beat the Heat is a fun program that teaches children to “Just Say No,” in a fun way. The reason that “Just Say No” is so successful and fun is because its message is direct, uncompromising, and exactly three words. Here are some anti-drug programs that never made it past the testing stage:

  • Just Say Hmm…
  • DARE to Keep Most Kids Off Drugs
  • Placebo J. Frog’s Medicinal Misadventures
  • The Foundation To Make Drugs Too Expensive
  • Officer Friendly’s “You Wanna End Up Like My Sister, Margaret? Oh, You Do? Well Then Go Ahead and Use Drugs. See If I Care” video-cassette series.

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 17, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Valid only for "Beat the Heat" event on 10/17/09. Must pay full price for passengers over 12 years that do not have Groupons. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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