Fans can enjoy real life Mario Kart during Round Three of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series on Tuesday, as Lug Nut, the world's fastest mascot and his girlfriend Lugette take on area mascots during Mascot Mania.

In addition to a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, Mascot Mania will pit the mascots against each other as they compete on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval in equally prepared go-karts. Competitors will each be given a dodgeball at the start of the race. If they throw the ball at another mascot and it hits them, the mascot that was hit has to move to the back of the field.

It will truly be "The Fast and the Furriest" when Rufus from the Charlotte Bobcats, Bump and Run from Bristol Motor Speedway, Chubby of the Charlotte Checkers, Tim E. Gator of the Kannapolis Intimidators and Monkey Joe of Monkey Joe's Party and Play Center try to best Lug Nut and Lugette at their own game.

Tuesday is also Team Spirit Night at the speedway. Fans are encouraged to wear their favorite Charlotte-area team's apparel.

Tickets to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series are just $7 for adults and kids 13 and under get in 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 starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

For tickets to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit

For live updates during the Summer Shootout Series, follow #SummerShootout on Twitter. To join in on the conversation, simply include #SummerShootout in your tweet. Fans can also watch a replay on Fox Sports South Mondays at 6 p.m. and Saturdays at 11 a.m. Check local listings.

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