Local Media Go Head-to-Head at zMAX Dragway in Media Mayhem
A dozen of Charlotte's television and radio personalities will gather Thursday evening to see who's the fastest during the Street Racing Challenge at zMAX Dragway.
Round two of the inaugural Media Mayhem Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway will have members of the Charlotte media drag racing Toyota Camry pace cars down the concrete quarter mile at the Bellagio of drag strips.
The daring dozen drivers include News 14 Carolina sports anchor Tim "Berserko" Baier; WBTV reporter Michelle Bailey; WBTV anchor Tonia Bendickson; WRFX The Fox personality Mr. Bill; Fox Charlotte anchor Brien Blakely; WSOC-TV reporter, and winner of the School Bus Slobberknocker during round one of Media Mayhem, Alan Cavanna; News Channel 36 sports anchor Ira Cronin; 106.5 The END personality DZL; Fox Charlotte producer/photographer Beth Hamilton; WSOC-TV producer/photographer Rob Paul; News Channel 36 producer/photographer, and runner-up in round one's school bus slobberknocker, Herman Towe; and one yet-to-be named driver from News 14 Carolina.
Media Mayhem pits Charlotte-area media against one another in three different points races over the course of three months. The outlet that wins the season championship will win a soon-to-be-coveted trophy and preferred parking at all 2010 events at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The media drag race begins at approximately 6 p.m., but is only a part of Thursday night's Street Racing Challenge at zMAX Dragway, which allows participants over the age of 18 to bring their valid driver's license and registration along with their best street ride and compete on the concrete quarter mile in head-to-head racing action. All competitors must wear a helmet to participate.
During the four hours of grudge racing, participants will be encouraged to call out their matchups in the staging lanes, hang out in the pit area with fellow auto enthusiasts or watch the other competitors face off on the strip.
Car registration is $20 while spectators enter for only $5 at the gate. Visit any local participating Discount Tire or Ride Now Power Sports to pick up a coupon for free admission or $5 off car registration.
Registration for the Street Racing Challenge starts at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. when the on-track action begins.
Tickets for all events at zMAX Dragway, including the second annual NHRA Nationals, Sept. 17-20, are on sale now and can be obtained online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS. Convenient payment plan options and affordable multi-day ticket packages are available.