Giant Video Screen at Circle K Colossal 100
In addition to watching drivers battle for one of the richest first-place prizes in dirt late model racing, fans attending the April 20-21 Circle K Colossal 100 will also experience something rarely seen at a dirt track.
A giant video screen, equivalent to a 343-inch television, will be positioned in the infield of the four-tenths-mile clay oval for the $50,000-to-win spectacular and, in addition to following the live action, will feature replays during caution flags and taped interviews.
"This video screen will take the fan experience to a new level," said H.A. "Humpy" Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe's Motor Speedway. "It adds a whole new element to the entertainment value for what is already one of the most exciting dirt-track events of the year."
The video screen is being made possible by sponsorship from the Air Force Reserve.
Late model legend Scott Bloomquist, who claimed the $50,000 first-place prize in the inaugural Circle K Colossal 100 last year, will attempt to repeat while stars such as Tim McCreadie, Shane Clanton, Earl Pearson Jr., Billy Moyer and Donnie Moran will be looking to pad their bank accounts.
The Friday night portion of the Circle K Colossal 100 will feature group time trials and heat races. The top two finishers in each heat race will secure a spot in the 100-lap finale and a draw will determine the starting lineup.
Saturday night's program begins with a driver autograph session and on-track action includes at least four additional qualifying races to the main event. The race will be part of the 360 OTC World of Outlaws Late Model Series, but The Dirt Track's traditional format, including the extremely popular double-file restarts, will be utilized.
If purchased in advance, reserved tickets for both Friday and Saturday nights are $49 for adults and $19 for children ages 12 and under. Two-day pit passes are $60 in advance.
Tickets and pit passes for the April 20-21 Circle K Colossal 100 can be purchased online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.