NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Friday, April 13 – Sunday, April 15

The NHRA 4-Wide Nationals are coming April 13-15, to  zMAX Dragway and the competition starts with
an electronic device commonly known as a Christmas Tree because of its multicolored starting lights.

PRE-STAGE INDICATOR LIGHTS: These yellow bulbs warn drivers that they are approaching the startling line and the "staged" position.

STAGE INDICATOR LIGHTS: A signal that drivers are on the starting line ready to race.

THREE-AMBER STARTING SYSTEM: All three floodlights in the driver's lane flash at the same time before the green light comes on.  Telling the drivers to "get ready to race!"

GREEN LIGHT: This is the one that makes it happen. Once the green light is flashed, it is time to go racing!

RED LIGHT: Not good. The car in that lane started before the green light came on, and has been disqualified.

Don't forget kids 13 and under get in FREE with a paying adult to the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals!



Powerade PlayZone at the Food Lion Auto Fair
Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22

The Food Lion Auto Fair, Powerade PlayZone is back! This
year is it is going to be bigger and better than ever! Including:

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Van
  • Ferris Wheel
  • 20' Slide
  • Car Moon Bounce House
  • Kiddie Gran Prix Crawl Through
  • Carnival Games
  • Carnival Mirrors
  • Photo Booth
  • Balloon Twister
  • Face Painters
  • Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
  • Soap Box Derby Display
  • Stilt Walkers 

So come out to the World's Largest Automotive Extravaganza April 19-22. Kids 13 and under get in FREE with a paying adult!  For more information visit:  http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/spring_autofair/


Annual Easter Brunch at The Speedway Club
April 8 from 11am – 2:30pm

Come out to The Speedway Club, for the Annual Easter Brunch, April 8 where there will be a special KID SIZE all-you-can-eat-buffet!  Including delicious chicken tenders with dipping sauces, macaroni and cheese,
tater tots and more!

Plus a FREE photo booth, a visit from the Easter Bunny and live entertainment!

For reservations call 704-455-3216.  View the menu at:  http://www.gospeedwayclub.com/dining/annual_easter_brunch/


NASCAR Terms with Lug Nut

Firewall - A solid metal plate that separates the engine compartment from the driver's compartment of a race car.

Contact Patch - The part of the tire that's actually touching the road.

See more terms at http://www.nascar.com/kyn/101/glossary/index.html


Want to get the latest in kid-friendly events and more from Lug Nut?  Join the Little Luggies Race Club!  Visit:  http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/littleluggies/join/