A Night at the Races at Berlin Raceway – with Adventure Mom

[pullquote_left] by Nedra, aka Adventure Mom [/pullquote_left]Today we are joined again by Grand Rapids blogger, grkids mom and Adventurer Extrodinaire, Nedra McDaniel. Nedra has a taste for adventure that just can’t be quenched. We’re happy to have her share her family & mom adventures with us from time to time on grkids.com. Today Nedra and her boys visit Berlin Raceway.  Welcome back, Nedra!

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We visited Berlin Raceway to rev up the fun last Saturday. Our family had a great time at the races.

The Berlin Raceway is an extremely family friendly environment. Here’s why:

  • Admission for kids 11 and under is always FREE.
  • You can bring a cooler with snacks too. You just cannot bring glass or alcohol inside.
  • The prices at the concession stand are a lot lower than most stadium type events.

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*If you want an adult beverage, there is $1 draft beer from 5-7 before each race.

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*They have large sections specifically for families.

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*You can purchase ear plugs for $1

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*The bathrooms are big and clean!

Here are a few extra tips for when you go.

  • Bring a few blankets for extra cushion on the bleachers.
  • Before each race starts have each family member pick the car that they think will win. It makes the race more exciting to them and you can even give the winner a small candy prize or just keep a tally for bragging rights.
  • Pack sunscreen, a sweatshirt and sunglasses depending on the weather.
  • Get there a little early. Give yourself sometime to park, take some pictures and find a section you want to sit in.

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Berlin Raceway has promotions on facebook and with WFGR and WGRD radio stations where you can win a ride in the pace car.  I can personally tell you that it’s awesome!

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They also offer a ride along experience of 10 laps for $100 with a race car driver. I haven’t done it yet but it’s on my list!

Our pace car driver said that short tracks are more fun because it feels even faster. Our laps around the track in the pace car felt way faster than the 60-70 mph we were going. I can only imagine what the adrenaline rush of a ride a long would be like.

[info]There is a special event coming up on June 19 with Travis Pastrana and Kyle Busch. They will both be racing that night.

Tickets for adults are $22 but kids 11 and under are still free. There is also a pre-race autograph session before at 6 but get there earlier than that.

There is also an upcoming Kid’s Night on June 23 with lots of special activities for kids.

Check out Berlin Raceway’s website for a schedule of all upcoming races.[/info]


Adventure MomNedra McDaniel is Adventure Mom.Encouraging people to try something new is number one on her list. She writes, “I have always loved to try new things because of my quest for variety. I’m more like an ADD adventure sampler. I like to try, taste and experience different things and places all the time. I will try just about anything and bring along my friends and family for many of the adventures I experience.”

Disclosure:  I was not financially compensated for this post. I did receive admission for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.

You can read about more of her exploits and adventures at her blog, Adventure Mom. [line]

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