Four-time World 100 winner Donnie Moran and 2004 Xtreme Dirt Car Series champion Earl Pearson Jr. are among the dirt late model stars expected to be in action when The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway opens its season Friday and Saturday nights, April 8-9, with the Pit Pass Cabarrus Super Nationals presented by RACEceiver.

Gray Court, S.C., resident Chris Madden will be looking for his third consecutive victory at the lightning-fast four-tenths-mile clay oval and second-generation sensation Jackie Boggs is expected to make the tow from Grayson, Ky.

Northeast modified veteran Ricky Elliott, who won a 100-lap big-block DIRT modified race at The Dirt Track last April, is slated to be behind the wheel as the Seaford, Del., driver continues his foray into full-fendered competition.

Two of dirt-track racing's premier sanctioning bodies will come together for the unique late model doubleheader. The Southern All Stars East Tour steps to the plate first, sanctioning the Friday night, April 8, portion of the twin bill. A full slate of heat and last-chance races will lead to a 25-lap finale with $4,000 awaiting the winner.

Then Saturday night, April 9, the Lucas Oil NARA DirtCar Series makes its inaugural visit to the four-tenths-mile clay oval. The program, which will be taped for later air on ESPN2, will be capped by a 40-lap feature paying $10,000 to the winner.

Shane Tankersley, the defending O'Reilly Southern All Star Racing Series champion, and Shannon Babb, the 2004 Lucas Oil NARA DirtCar Series titlist, are also among the entries.

CRASHCars, a new concept that is redefining entry-level short-track racing, will make their world debut during the Friday night card with a full slate of CRASHCar racing also on tap Saturday night.

The Pit Pass Cabarrus Super Nationals presented by RACEceiver will run in conjunction with the April 7-10 Food Lion AutoFair at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Spread over four days, Food Lion AutoFair is the nation's largest automotive extravaganza.

Among the attractions are a car show featuring more than 50 car clubs, thousands of parts and memorabilia vendors, a collector car auction and unusual automotive attractions. A car corral will feature nearly 1,500 vehicles of all makes and models available for sale or trade.

Adult tickets for the Friday night portion of the Pit Pass Cabarrus Super Nationals are $15 with children ages 12 and under admitted for just $5. Reserved adult seats for the Saturday card are $25 with children once again admitted for $5.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.