With a new emphasis on fan participation, the 10th annual Summer Shootout Series kicks off June 10 and runs each Tuesday night through Aug. 12 at Lowe¿s Motor Speedway.

With tickets priced at just $5 for adults, $3 for children 6 to 12 and free for kids under 6, each of the 10 Tuesday night programs includes a full slate of 600 Racing Legends Car, Thunder Roadster and Bandolero racing along with an entertaining special attraction.

New this year, children will be able to participate in Power Wheels Races on July 8 and Aug. 5 and fans can prepare and race their own school bus in the always-exciting School Bus Races on June 24, July 15 and Aug. 12. One-on-One Spectator Races return July 1 and July 29, allowing fans to drive their personal street cars in a series of eliminations races.

Nearly 200 race cars are expected to jam the pit area each Tuesday night as drivers from across the Southeast participate in Legends Car, Thunder Roadster and Bandolero competition.

Reed Sorenson of Forest Park, Ga., is the defending Legends Car Pro division champion while Nick Hutchins of Columbia, S.C., will be looking to score back-to-back Thunder Roadster championships.

Rules and entry information for the One-on-One Spectator Races, the Kid¿s Power Wheels Races and the School Bus Races can be obtained by calling the Lowe¿s Motor Speedway Events Department at (704) 455-3205.

Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series 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 5:25 p.m. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes by 10:30 p.m.

Contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS for information or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

2003 Summer Shootout Series Schedule

June 10 Opening Night Spectacular
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

June 17 Extreme Street Bike Stunt Showdown
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

June 24 School Bus Racing Spectacular
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

July 1 Fireworks Extravaganza Featuring One-on-One Spectator Races
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

July 8 Kid¿s Power Wheels Race
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

July 15 School Bus Racing Spectacular
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

July 22 Mascot Madness VI featuring Mascots from Area Sports Teams
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

July 29 One-on-One Spectator Races ¿ Fans Racing Personal Street Cars
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

Aug. 5 Kid¿s Power Wheels Race
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros

Aug. 12 Championship Night! School Bus Racing Spectacular
Legends Cars, Thunder Roadsters, Bandoleros