Drag-boat racing is the maritime equivalent to drag-car racing, much like the stomach of a whale is the maritime equivalent to a trash can. Compare and contrast with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a one-day adult general-admission ticket to the Ozarka Oklahoma City Nationals, produced by OKC Motorsports (a $24 value). The drag-boat race will take place at the Oklahoma River Boathouse District. Choose to use the one-day pass on either Saturday, June 11 or Sunday, June 12. Kids younger than 12 get in free.
One of the nation's largest drag-boat-racing competitions, the Ozarka Oklahoma City Nationals pits a string of specially designed top-fuel hydro boats against each other in a series of high-speed quarter-mile drag races. Unlike traditional drag-car racing, boats begin at a crawl before gunning their engines to toupee-toppling speeds of up to 250 miles per hour, nearly half the speed of light. A general-admission ticket grants you a cozy spot along the downtown river's verdant thoroughfare, where you can take photos of the action while remaining relatively still in your lawn chair. Though not included with this Groupon, you can sate seafaring appetites with vittles from the event's on-site vendors.