Are the kids climbing the walls and trying your patience as summer is quickly coming to a close? Looking for an affordable way to help them release that excess energy and calm your own nerves? Then bring the whole family out to Charlotte Motor Speedway Tuesday night for round nine of the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series.  

For less than the cost of a night at the movies, each Tuesday night the whole family can enjoy watching NASCAR’s future stars do battle in three classes of Bandolero racing and four divisions of Legend Cars on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval.

As an extra treat this Tuesday, the first 1,000 fans through the gates will receive a free Charlotte Motor Speedway collector event pin.

In addition to Legend Car and Bandolero racing, the kids are sure to enjoy watching exciting school bus racing. Imagine your child’s delight in seeing these buses beat and bang on the tight quarter-mile oval as they enter the turns three wide in the winner-take-all slobberknocker.

The six-tire machines are some of the most unique vehicles to compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Measuring 30 feet long, more than nine feet 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.

Due to inclement weather, speedway officials were forced to postpone all Bandolero racing last Tuesday during round eight of the Summer Shootout Series. All feature races that were not completed last week will run tomorrow. The make-up features will begin at 5:00 p.m., with round nine racing immediately following. Spectator gates will open early this week at 4:30 p.m.

Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are only $7 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and kids under 6 are admitted free. All tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free.

For more information or tickets to the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online at
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