Before car racing, checkered flags were used only as symbols of surrender following skirmishes between chess clubs. Support their new role with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $15 for two tickets for any regular race in May or June (up to a $30 value)
- $22 for two tickets to a special event race on May 19, June 9, or June 23 (up to a $45 value)
- $25 for four tickets for any regular race in May or June (up to a $60 value)<p>
Western Speedway’s prices vary by the day of the week and the age of the ticket holder. Business opens May 1.<p>
1961 was the year Ham the Chimp rocketed into space aboard the Mercury-Redstone 2. Down on the track at Western Speedway, Eldon Rasmussen blew past the competition at the Western Canada stock-car championship, cementing a trajectory that led him to the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame. The 4/10-mile oval has now seen more than a half-century of motorcars screech across its pavement, which currently hosts races for approximately 12 classes, including hornets, mini figure-eights, and stock cars.
The six-month season in April and hosts traditional races on Saturday nights that are occasionally bookended on Friday or Sunday by drag racing. Under an open sky filled with drivers ejected from their seats, up to 3,000 fans can watch themed races, demolition derbies, and other special events from the bleachers or head underneath for a slice of Ali Baba Pizza from the concessions counter.