Speedway Children's Charities has teamed up with zMAX Dragway to put together three once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for fans during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 11-13. Fans who bid on the online auction can win the chance to fly in a warbird for the pre-race flyover, a two-seat ride along, or even get the chance to hang out with legendary NHRA driver and 16-time Funny Car champion John Force. Each experience offers a unique opportunity and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Bids can be placed anytime online at charlotte.speedwaycharitites.org until April 11, at 12 p.m.

All three experiences will offer an amazing once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that fans can only find at one place, zMAX Dragway, the only four-lane, all-concrete drag strip in the world.

Ever wanted to be part of the pre-race experience? Fans can bid on the pre-race flyover experience to ride along in a warbird during the pre-race flyover ceremonies on Sunday, April 13. Or if fans prefer to stay on the ground, they can bid on the two-seat dragster ride along. This experience allows one fan to ride in a two-seat dragster down the Bellagio of drag strips during the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals.

If that isn't enough action, then fans can bid to win the ultimate NHRA racing experience with racing legend John Force. This top-notch experience includes a speed-filled schedule for not just one, but four fans at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. It includes VIP suite passes/race tickets and a tour of zMAX Dragway led by 16-time champion Funny Car John Force. The tour includes many special perks including a visit to the ESPN interview area, a visit to the exclusive President's Suite, rooftop access to the tower and more. It doesn't stop there, as this experience also includes four NHRA/Mello Yello prize packs, four passes to sit in the Mello Yello Pit Box at the start line and four passes to ride trackside in the Mello Yello Express.

"We are so excited to offer three incredible VIP experiences in our online auction this year," says Lisa Starnes, director of the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities. "This is a chance for fans to get to do something that they'll never forget. And the best part is that all the money goes to helping children in need in the Charlotte community. Last year we were fortunate to be able to support 55 charities. There are so many more needs we hope to be able to reach this year, and the funds we raise through these VIP auctions will help us meet that goal."

For up-to-date information on fundraising events happening with the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities, follow along on Twitter at https://twitter.com/SCC_Charlotte or become a Facebook fan at https://www.facebook.com/scc.charlotte.

For more information on Speedway Children's Charities and the Once in a Lifetime Experience Auction visit www.charlotte.speedwaycharities.org or call 704-455-4426. For more information or to purchase tickets to the fifth annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway April 11-13, visit www.zmaxdragway.com or call 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Weekend passes for all three days of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals begin at just $99. Children 13 and under are admitted for free every day of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Every ticket is a pit pass, allowing fans to observe and interact with their favorite drivers and teams, as well as check out Nitro Alley and a midway featuring displays, vendors and a kids' play area.

Tickets and camping are still available for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 11-13 at zMAX Dragway, by calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) and online at www.zmaxdragway.com.

Connect with zMAX Dragway and stay up to speed with all the happenings at the Bellagio of drag strips on Facebook at www.facebook.com/zmaxdragway and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/zmaxdragway.

About Speedway Children's Charities:

Speedway Children's Charities remains true to the ideals it was founded upon in 1982: To care for children in educational, financial, social and medical need in order to help them lead productive lives. SCC provides funding for hundreds of non-profit organizations throughout the nation that meet the direct needs of children. Our vision is that every child has the same opportunities no matter what obstacle they are facing. For more information, visit www.speedwaycharities.org