LM Stars Eye Circle K Colossal 100 Loot
Defending 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series champion Tim McCreadie, series runner-up Shane Clanton and veteran Steve Francis have added their names to the official entry list for the April 20-21 Circle K Colossal 100 at The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Reading like a "who's who" of dirt late model racing, the early entry list includes 76 drivers from 20 states and track officials expect nearly 100 of the nation's top wheelmen to battle for the $50,000 first-place prize.
Also among the entrants is late model legend and inaugural Circle K Colossal 100 winner Scott Bloomquist, local hero Ricky Weeks, Jani-King Southern Showdown winner Billy Moyer and Austin Dillon, the 16-year-old grandson of NASCAR team owner Richard Childress.
The April 20-21 Circle K Colossal 100 will be a home race of sorts for Jacksonville, Fla., native Earl Pearson Jr. Defending champion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Pearson has joined forces with 2000 NASCAR NEXTEL Cup champion Bobby Labonte. His No. 44p LifeLong Locks Dodge is based at Labonte's shop in nearby Archdale, N.C.
The Friday night portion of the Circle K Colossal 100 will feature group time trials and heat races. The top two finishers in each heat will secure a spot in the 100-lap finale and a draw will determine the starting lineup.
Saturday night's program begins with a driver autograph session and the on-track action includes at least four additional qualifying races prior to the main event. The race is part of the 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series, but The Dirt Track's traditional format, including the extremely popular double-file restarts, will be utilized.
If purchased in advance, reserved tickets for both Friday and Saturday nights are $49 for adults and $19 for children ages 12 and under. Two-day pit passes are $60 in advance.
Tickets and pit passes for the April 20-21 Circle K Colossal 100 can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.
The Fleetwood RV Camping Resort is located adjacent to The Dirt Track and full-service camping spots can be reserved by calling (704) 455-4445.