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Back at the beginning of the year, I made a promise that 2019 would be packed full of new experiences for our family. We chose to forgo birthday gifts and make it all about experiencing new things. The hardest part of this goal is that travel and big experiences can be expensive, so I went on a mission to find something new, fun, and frugal.
Check out our trip to the Toledo Speedway Night of Destruction!
My dad and I visited Toledo Speedway for their figure 8 racing when I was younger, and I only have positive memories of the experience. Knowing how much my son loves cars, I decided to check out their race schedule for the year and stumbled across the “Night of Destruction” Event.
Here’s what we loved about the Toledo Speedway Night of Destruction!
It’s a super inexpensive night out.
Tickets for all 4 of us to attend were only $38 USD. The price does vary per race, but for this event we paid $17 for each adult admission, $4 for one child admission, and CJ was free because he’s under 5!
Parking was free, and although they don’t allow outside food or drink inside, the concessions were super cheap as well! Everything from food to drinks to alcohol ranged from $0.50 to $5. We even got our kids souvenir checkered flags for $3 each.
Sponsors had fun activities for the kids.
This specific race was sponsored by Great Clips. They had a haircutting booth set up as well as a fun station for kids to add temporary hair colour. We snapped some Great Clips swag as well!
There was a variety of events lasting all night!
The Toledo Speedway Night of Destruction included a ton of different races – figure 8 school bus racing, flagpole racing, figure 8 boat towing racing, a few regular racing events, and a car crushing dinosaur called Megasaurus! Our family loved the figure 8 boat and school bus races. So many cool crashes!
Races started at 7:30pm and finished at about 11pm.
Check out some of my videos below:
Coming from Windsor, Ontario, Canada the drive was only about 45 minutes from the border and cost a total of $65 CAD after exchange including tickets and concessions. Our family, especially the kids, had a blast at this event. We plan on returning soon!
If you’re ever around the Toledo, Ohio area you should check out Toledo Speedway for a frugal night out!