Circle K Colossal 100 - This Weekend!
Location: The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, N.C.
Four-tenths-mile clay oval with 10-degree banking in turns
Date: Friday night, April 18, and Saturday night, April 19
Series: World of Outlaws Late Model Series (Special Event) Super Late Model Stock Cars
Support Division: CRASHCars, an entry level division for production vehicles featuring cartoon-style themes, are part of the action on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Purse: $200,000 with $50,000 earmarked for the winner of the Circle K Colossal 100 on Saturday night. Each starter in the 36-car field for the 100-lap finale is guaranteed a minimum of $2,000.
Friday, April 18
1:00 p.m. Pit Gate Opens
5:00 p.m. Spectator Gates Open
7:00 p.m. WoO Late Model Hot Laps
7:40 p.m. CRASHCar Heat Races
8:00 p.m. WoO Late Model Group Qualifying
8:35 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
8:45 p.m. CRASHCar Feature (15 laps)
9:00 p.m. WoO Late Model Heat Races
Saturday, April 19
1:00 p.m. Pit Gate Opens
4:30 p.m. Early Entry for Circle K Driver Autograph Session
Guests must have ticket and Full Throttle energy drink can) 5:00 p.m. Spectator Gates Open 6:50 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. CRASHCar Heat Races 7:20 p.m. C Features (2) 8:40 p.m. B Features (2) 9:40 p.m. CRASHCar Feature (15 laps) 10:00 p.m. Circle K Colossal 100 Feature (100 laps)
Competitors: More than 80 of the nation's top dirt late model drivers are expected to compete in the Circle K Colossal 100. The entry list reads like a "Who's Who" of dirt late model racing and includes: Scott Bloomquist, Billy Moyer, Donnie Moran, Josh Richards, Steve Francis, Rick Eckert, Shannon Babb, Chub Frank, Clint Smith, Shane Clanton, Tim McCreadie, Earl Pearson Jr. and Dale McDowell.
Event History: Dirt-racing legend Scott Bloomquist is undefeated in the Circle K Colossal 100. In 2006, the Mooresburg, Tenn., driver started fourth in the 36-car field and ran third during the early laps. He drove around Shannon Babb for the lead on a lap-51 restart and went on to claim the $50,000 first prize. Donnie Moran finished second with Steve Francis third under the checkered flag. Last year, Bloomquist and Chris Madden exchanged the lead five times before Bloomquist took command on a lap-84 restart and went on to claim another $50,000 check. Madden settled for second with Jimmy Owens third.
Track History: The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway is a state-of-the-art, stadium-style motorsports facility with a seating capacity of over 14,000.
Opened in May of 2000, the track plays host each season to several of the nation's top touring dirt-track series. The Dirt Track @ Charlotte Motor Speedway is located 12 miles north of downtown Charlotte, directly across Highway 29 from Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Autograph Session: Circle K will host a driver autograph session starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 19. In order to gain admission to the Circle K Pit Party, fans must present an event ticket along with an empty can of Full Throttle energy drink, which can be purchased at any area Circle K store.
Once inside the pit party, each fan will receive a limited edition Circle K Colossal 100 event poster.
Ticket Info: Reserved tickets for both Friday and Saturday nights of the Circle K Colossal 100 are $39 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. Single-day adult tickets are $15 for Friday and $35 for Saturday.
Children are admitted for $5 on Friday and $10 on Saturday. Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-800-455-FANS or online.