Fans attending opening night of the 17th annual Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, can expect to see local policemen and firemen do battle in school buses on the quarter-mile frontstretch oval.

The special edition of school bus racing, dubbed "Guns and Hoses," is just a part of the evening's excitement as a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero action complete the 10-week series opener presented by Dave and Buster's at Concord Mills.

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 Legend Cars.

These enormous racing buses will be painted in traditional police department blue and fire truck red as they battle side-by-side and bumper-to-bumper on the tight quarter-mile oval, often entering the turns three wide. These six-tire machines annually provide some of the most entertaining and unique racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

The 10-week Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series runs each Tuesday night June 8 through Aug. 10.

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 preliminary action at 5:30 p.m. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes by 10:00 p.m.

In addition to the regular 10-week racing series, Charlotte Motor Speedway will host the biggest Legend Car race in history, the Legends Million, July 15-17.

The Legends Million is a one-of-a-kind grassroots race featuring a total purse of $1 million with the winner of the A-main guaranteed to take home an unprecedented $250,000, while the final spot in the feature is assured $10,000.

For additional information on competitor registration for the Legends Million, visit or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205.

For tickets for the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series or the Legends Million contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or shop online.