Calling all drag racers, near and far, to the world’s fastest track for the opening round of the NOS Energy Mayhem @ the MAX, this Saturday, April 28 at zMAX Dragway. The six-round series will consist of racing for six classes on both the eighth-mile and the quarter-mile.  

In addition, NOS Energy Mayhem @ the MAX will showcase NHRA Junior Dragsters. The NHRA Jr. Drag Racing League allows kids from ages 8 to 17 to race half-scale dragsters to the eighth-mile in a controlled environment. The downsized dragsters can reach speeds of about 85 mph.

Racers can enter Super Pro, Pro Street, Top Eliminator, Sportsman, Motorcycle or Junior Dragster classes. Top Eliminator, Sportsman and Junior Dragster will compete on the eighth-mile. Each class has separate eligibility requirements and entry fees. Points will be tallied after each event and champions in each category will be crowned. Each competitor must sign up to run for points. Further information can be found at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/dragway/schedule/mayhem/. Season winners will be eligible for the NHRA bracket finals.

NOS Energy Mayhem @ the MAX will be run on six Saturdays, beginning this Saturday and ending August 18. Gates open at 9 a.m. The first time-trial will be at 11 a.m. followed by eliminations. Competitors will register at the gate. Registration and tech will be from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Admission for crew members is $10. Only two crew members are allowed per car, which includes access to the staging lanes and starting line. Tickets are just $5 for spectators and children 13 and under are admitted for free with a paying adult. Spectator gates open at 9 a.m.

In addition to Mayhem @ the MAX, NOS Energy Test-N-Tune will return to zMAX Dragway on Friday, April 27. Participants can bring their personal rides from dragsters, souped-up street bikes, classic cars and luxury cars  to mini-vans to race on the world's only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip.

Tickets and registration will be available on the event day at zMAX Dragway. NOS Energy Test-N-Tunes are open to all street vehicles and race cars, but each vehicle must pass tech inspection.

Car-and-driver registration for the NOS Energy Test-N-Tune is only $20 per vehicle and tickets for spectators can be purchased at the gate for just $5. Kids 13 and under are free with a paying adult. 

Gates and registration for Test-N-Tune open Friday at 4 p.m., with racing action from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

More information on both events can be found at www.zmaxdragway.com.

Tickets for all 2012 events at zMAX Dragway are available by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267). Interest-free payment plans are available.

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