One-on-One Spectator Races Offer Stress Relief
There will be no reduced speed limit, no orange barrels and no temporary concrete barriers, but there may be a few agitated motorists as spectators run their personal passenger cars in a series of one-on-one single-elimination races on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval.
Donald Bond drove his GMC Cyclone pick-up truck to victory in the final One-on-One Spectator Race last season and the Wadesboro, N.C., resident is expected to be on hand Tuesday night to defend his title.
All makes and models of street-legal automobiles are eligible to compete. In addition to Bond¿s truck, top challengers last season included a Honda Civic, an Audi Quattro and a Toyota Camry.
One-on-One Spectator Race competitors must pre-enter by contacting the Lowe¿s Motor Speedway Events Department at (704) 455-3205.
In celebration of Independence Day, the program will conclude with a gigantic fireworks extravaganza. A full slate of Legends Car, Bandolero and Thunder Roadster racing is also on tap with more than 170 race cars expected to jam the pit area.
Admission is just $5 for adults. Children 6-12 are admitted for $3 with kids under 6 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. Contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS for information or to purchase tickets.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:25 p.m. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10:15.