Champions will be crowned in each of the eight racing divisions and one Cabarrus County elementary school principal will claim bragging rights Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway as the curtain falls on the 15th annual Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout Series.
Presented by Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Championship Night of the 10-week series will be highlighted by a School Bus Slobberknocker with six local elementary school principals slated to be among those wheeling the behemoth creations on the quarter-mile race track.
Scheduled to trade paint in the season-ending School Bus Slobberknocker are Janet Smith of Weddington Hills Elementary; Phil Hull of Cox Mill Elementary; Chuck Borders of Pitts School Road Elementary; Corey Cochran of Mount Pleasant Elementary; Kristi Williford of Bethel Elementary; and Greg Liddle of Carl A. Furr Elementary.
It's only fitting that the closest of the eight championship battles is in the Quaker Steak & Lube Summer Shootout's premier division.
In the Pull-A-Part Legends Car Pro division, Chris Buescher, of Prosper, Texas, has a slim seven-point advantage over defending champion Jordan Anderson, of Forest Acres, S.C. Anderson heads into the season finale on the strength of two consecutive victories which have cut 80 points off Buescher's lead.
In another red hot title fight, Dillon Bassett, of Winston-Salem, N.C., leads Kason Plott, of Marietta, Ga., by just 16 points in the chase for the POWERade Bandolero Bandits championship. The division features drivers ages 8 to 11.
Summer Shootout admission is just $7 for adults with children ages
6-12 admitted for $3. Kids under 6 are free. Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action at 5:15 p.m.
Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. For information, visit us online or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS.