Many people come to stock-car races just to see the crashes, but only die-hard fans stay for the exchange of insurance information. Live vicariously through someone else's road rage with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two adult general-admission tickets to the Sportsman 100 stock-car race on Friday, August 12, at 7 p.m. at Scotia Speedworld in Hailfax (a $24 value).
The automotive mayhem on Scotia Speedworld's 3/10-mile oval, asphalt racetrack has thrilled spectators for almost 25 years. As part of its weekly stock-car racing series and ongoing commitment to demonstrating why hands should be kept at 10 and 2, Scotia Speedworld hosts the Sportsman 100 presented by Dartmouth Dodge. Over the course of 100 laps, 500-horsepower stocks jockey for the lead, barrelling down the track's 410-foot straights and 10-degree banked corners while 42,000 watts of glare-free illumination highlight drivers' delicate facial features. Fans fuel the riotousness from more than 5,000 general-admission grandstand seats. Beneath the seats, fans can refresh at the snack stand or pick up a memento at the souvenir stand.