Before the invention of circular racetracks, people were forced to get their daily lateral eye workout by watching jai alai or walking around with constantly shifting eyes. Take in some fast-paced visuals with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get two general-admission tickets to see the monster truck and quad exhibition with six divisions of stock-car racing at Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, (rain date July 31) in Imperial (a $52.50 value). Gates open at 5 p.m. Children 6 and younger get in for free; admission for children 7–16 is $12. This Groupon includes two monster meals, which include the following:
- One main menu item - 1/4-lb. burger, cheeseburger, chicken, fish, monster jumbo, pizza, chicken wings, or hot dog
- One side - fries, popcorn, pretzel, snow cone, or cotton candy
- One drink - large fountain drink, coffee, tea, or hot chocolate<p>
Pittsburgh’s Pennsylvania Motor Speedway’s thrill-seeking speed demons careen around a half-mile, clay-oval track. The special event showcases a monster truck and quad exhibition and commences metal-crunching action with the world-record holding Bad Habit Monster Truck Team, which overshadows its boring predecessor, the Congenial-saurus Rex Association of Like-Minded Individuals. The six divisions of stock cars begin 6 p.m. warm-ups around the half-mile clay oval before a roaring, revving display of high-speed engine-and-chassis action ensues. At 7 p.m., growling piston pumpers blast away from the starting line to race around the curved course, eventually darting down the final stretch to elicit raucousness from an entranced crowd.