Spectator Races and Fireworks Tuesday Night
There will be no orange barrels; no temporary concrete barriers; and speed cameras are definitely out of the question as motorists hustle their personal passenger cars in a series of one-on-one single-elimination races on the frontstretch quarter-mile oval.
Taking advantage of the additional traction provided by the all-wheel-drive of his Eagle Talon, John Shepherd of Concord, N.C., drove to victory on a rain-soaked track in last season¿s final spectator event. Shepherd 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 Shepherd¿s Talon, top challengers last season included an Audi Quattro, a Pontiac Grand-Am, a Ford Mustang and a GMC Syclone pick-up truck.
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 presented by Bayer Environmental Science. 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. Feature racing begins at 7:30 p.m. and will conclude by 10:15.