zMAX Dragway Expecting Sell Out for Saturday's PINKS All Out
Officials at zMAX Dragway expect Saturday's taping of PINKS All Out to be "all out" of grandstand tickets by Saturday morning. Advance ticket sales have been better than expected with drag racing fans lining up to take part in the taping of SPEED's wildly successful program and witness history with the first-ever nationally televised four-wide drag race.
"We knew that PINKS All Out was an extremely popular event and we thought all along that we could sell the place out," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway. "But, the buzz around this has been incredible. We have over 500 cars from more than two dozen states signed up and we're going to be hosting four-wide drag racing on Saturday-something that hasn't happened for over 30 years. We're prepared to sell standing room only tickets to get in as many fans as we can."
The expected sell out is nothing new to the Bellagio of drag strips as the first-class facility sold out during its inaugural NHRA Nationals last September. A limited number of standing-room-only tickets will be sold once grandstand seating is sold out.
PINKS All Out, the popular spin-off program to the original PINKS series, is hosted by creator and executive producer Rich Christensen and offers grassroots racers a chance to win $18,000 in cash and prizes and an opportunity to run their cars in front of a national cable television audience on SPEED. Each racer is asked to run their car "All Out," but if they are caught sandbagging or slowing down they will be eliminated from the competition. The show, a production of Los Angeles-based Pullin Television, will be shot in 720p high definition.
Tickets for this weekend's PINKS All Out at zMAX Dragway are moving fast and can be purchased by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com. Tickets for Saturday's qualifying sessions and eliminations, including four-wide racing, are $25 for reserved seats and $20 for general admission. Tickets for Friday's test and tune are $15. Kids 12 and under are free when accompanied by an adult.