Road Hawgs Return to Hardee's Summer Shootout
¿People are still talking about the Road Hawgs¿ first Hardee¿s Summer Shootout appearance,¿ said H.A. ¿Humpy¿ Wheeler, president and general manager of Lowe¿s Motor Speedway. ¿Fans told us the Road Hawg race was one of the wildest and most entertaining they had seen in years, and I fully expect a repeat performance.¿
Ken Deese of Monroe, N.C., charged from ninth starting spot to win the Road Hawgs¿ first race on Lowe¿s Motor Speedway¿s quarter-mile frontstretch oval during round two of the 10-week Hardee¿s Summer Shootout. That race resembled a demolition derby as nary a fender remained unscathed after 15 laps.
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, permitted.
A rule which allows track officials to ¿claim¿ any vehicle in the Road Hawg field for $750 controls the cost of competing in the entry-level division.
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 and kids under 6 are free. Parking is free. 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.
Contact the speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS for information.