The greatest spectacle in drag racing continues to set the standard for fans traveling far and wide to zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 13-15. New fan amenities will be featured throughout the weekend, making this year's four-wide extravaganza at the Bellagio of drag strips one fans can't afford to miss.

Expanded Powerade Play Zone

The new and improved Powerade Play Zone, located behind the John Force Grandstand, will expand to include an 8,000-square-foot remote control car dirt course built by Traxxas, which will also provide remote control cars for fans to take for a spin. Bounce houses, video games, face painting and other activities will return to the kids zone and kids 13 and under get in free to the event all weekend.

Four-Wide Nitro Generation Track Walk

Several stars of the NHRA and their families will join fans on Sunday morning, April 15, to walk the Bellagio of drag strips just hours before they make history on the same strip of concrete during eliminations at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The track walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is free to all Sunday ticket holders.

Car Club Displays Throughout the Weekend

It's the ultimate cruise-in for the "Nitroholic" automotive enthusiast. Local car clubs can cruise-in and display their cars at the main entrance to zMAX Dragway on Saturday and Sunday of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Special group rates are included for clubs that want to display their rides during the greatest spectacle in drag racing. More information is available by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at 704-455-3205.

First-Time Fan Program

Starting with the April 13-15 NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, first-time fans will receive a special welcome kit designed to ensure they have the best experience possible during their first trip to zMAX Dragway. First-time fans will also receive direct communication with tips from racing insiders, speedway staff and other race fans to help them make the most of their race-day experience as well as an invitation to a Racing 101 seminar on the event day that provides additional information and the opportunity to ask questions directly of speedway staff.

Second Big Screen Added

Fans in the John Force Grandstands will enjoy a second big screen television that has been added near the starting line for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The additional big screen television gives fans with the best seats in the house the luxury of two TVs, one near the finish line and one behind the starting line.

Still Time to Show Us What You Can Do in Four Seconds!

The fastest accelerating machine on the planet, an NHRA Top Fuel dragster, will reach 325 mph in less than four seconds. Until March 16, fans can submit videos showing what they can do in less than four seconds to zMAX Dragway's Facebook page for the chance to win four suite tickets to Sunday's Eliminations, April 15, during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway, VIP parking, a photo with all three Full Throttle Drag Racing Series winners in Winner's Circle and a ride down the Bellagio of drag strips in a two-seat dragster. Fans can visit www.facebook.com/zmaxdragway and click on the "What Can You Do in Four Seconds" contest tab on the left side of the page to enter.

Upgrades Available for NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Fans that want to take their drag racing experience to the next level at the world's premier drag strip will be able to do so in 2012 with the Top Eliminator Club or the Bruton's Suite package. The all-inclusive Top Eliminator package, worthy of the Bellagio of drag strips, features driver appearances, food and beverage, event merchandise and more. Bruton's Suite, fit for the Speedway Motorsports chairman, includes a seat in a luxury suite and food and beverage. More information on all NHRA Four-Wide Nationals upgrades can be found at www.zmaxdragway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Tickets for the third annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 13-15 at zMAX Dragway, are available by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Fans can purchase three tickets and get the fourth free for seats in the east grandstand. Interest-free payment plans are available.

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