Road Hawgs Ready to Root at Hardee's Shootout
Designed to put the ¿stock¿ back into stock car racing, the Road Hawg division is open to domestic or import vehicles with a 100-inch wheelbase. The car must remain stock with only safety modifications, such as the addition of a roll cage, fuel cell and racing seat, allowed.
Lowe¿s Motor Speedway reserves the right to claim any vehicle in the Road Hawg division for $750 less the fire extinguisher, fuel cell, seat, seat belts and window net.
¿The idea of rescuing a car from a junkyard, making a few safety modifications and racing it at a local short track has virtually disappeared,¿ said H.A. ¿Humpy¿ Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. ¿The Road Hawgs revive that concept and they will be an entertaining addition to our racing lineup.¿
Presented by Stock Car Steel and Aluminum, Tuesday night¿s race will be the first of four Hardee¿s Summer Shootout appearances for the Road Hawgs.
The Hardee¿s Summer Shootout features three classes of Bandolero racing, three divisions of Legends Cars and the popular Thunder Roadsters. Nearly 200 race cars are expected to jam the pit area each Tuesday night through Aug. 17.
Michael Van Wingerden of Huntersville, N.C., leads the Tom Johnson Camping Center Legends Car Pro and Quaker Steak & Lube Thunder Roadster point standings after winning both 20-lap features on opening night.
Admission is just $5 for adults. Children 6-12 are admitted for $3 and 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. 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 at 5:25 p.m. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and is scheduled to conclude by 10:15.