Fans attending opening night of the 16th annual Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway can expect to see wild-and-wacky on-track action when school bus racing presented by Dollar General joins the traditional slate of Legends Car and Bandolero action.

Measuring 30 feet long, 112 inches tall and tipping the scales at nearly 13 tons each, the weight of a single school bus is equivalent to the total weight of 24 Legends Cars.

These enormous racing buses will battle side-by-side and bumper-to-bumper on the tight quarter-mile oval, often entering the turns three wide. These six-tire machines are some of the most unique vehicles to compete on Charlotte Motor Speedway's pavement.

The 10-week Summer Shootout Series runs each Tuesday night through Aug. 11.

Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free. Admission is just

$7 for adults. Children 6-12 are admitted for $3 and kids under 6 are free.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with heat racing at 5:25 p.m. Feature action begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes by 10:15p.m.

Contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS for information or visit