Four DIRT Mod Drivers Eye Eckerd 100 Repeat
Hearn, Steve Paine, Doug Hoffman and second-generation ace Tim McCreadie have shared the winner¿s podium in the twin 50-lap format of the two previous Eckerd 100s. The four are expected to be among more than 60 big-block modified drivers on hand for the third annual event.
Hearn is the winningest driver in Super DIRT Series history with 76 victories. Hoffman has 26 series wins while Paine is a 24-time winner. Add McCreadie¿s 11 triumphs and the quartet has combined to win nearly 31 percent of the 448 Advance Auto Parts Modified Super DIRT Series features run since the touring series began in 1981.
The Turning Stone Casino 358-Modified Super DIRT Series joins the Eckerd 100 card for the first time. The small-block modifieds will open their season with the Charlotte Small-Block Shootout, highlighted by a 50-lap feature on Friday night, April 4. DIRT¿s Pro Stocks are also on the card and a practice session is set for Thursday night, April 3.
The Eckerd 100 and Charlotte Small-Block Shootout will be held in conjunction with the April 3-6 Food Lion AutoFair at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. The Food Lion AutoFair, the nation¿s largest show of its kind, includes a car show featuring some 40 clubs, thousands of parts and memorabilia vendors, an auction and unusual automotive attractions.
Reserved adult tickets for the Eckerd 100 on Saturday night, April 5, are $18 with children under 12 admitted for $5. Tickets for the Charlotte Small-Block Championship on Friday, April 4, are just $12 for adults with children under 12 admitted for $5. All seats are $5 more the day of the event.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.