The sweltering dog days of summer have arrived which means the championship battles will be red hot Tuesday night when FireFold Technologies presents the penultimate round of Charlotte Motor Speedway's 15th annual Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout.

The chase for the Coke Classic Legends Car Masters division title is an all-Cabarrus County affair as Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., leads Concord resident John Sossoman by just 15 points.

Hair has visited victory lane five times while Sossoman is a three-time feature winner in the division for drivers ages 40 and over.

The closest title fight is in the POWERade Bandolero Bandits division where 11-year-old Dillon Bassett, of Winston-Salem, N.C., holds a slim six-point advantage over 10-year-old Kason Plott, of Marietta, Ga.

Bassett has four feature victories while Plott has combined one win with a string of consistent finishes to stay in the championship chase.

In the Pull-A-Part Legends Car Pro division, Chris Buescher, of Prosper, Texas, has a commanding 86-point advantage over defending series champion Jordan Anderson, of Forest Acres, S.C.

The Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout Series includes four divisions of Legends Cars, three classes of Bandoleros and the Thunder Cars competing on the speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile oval. The wild and crazy CRASHCars are also on Tuesday night's card, wrapping up the Summer Shootout portion of their schedule with a 15-lap feature.

Admission is just $7 for adults with children ages 6-12 admitted for $3. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action at 5:15 p.m.

Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit us online or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.