Fans and Competitors to Have Double the Fun At Summer Shootout with Double Points Night
Fans attending the Summer Shootout Series tomorrow night can double their fun with Double Points Night at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
With points tight in each division, round five of the series is sure to play a pivotal role in determining the championship winners at the end of the season. Only this week competitors will be awarded double points for their respective finishes.
The closest point battle among the six divisions is in the Legends Car Young Lions division where Travis Braden, of Wheeling, W.Va., holds a one-point lead over Scott Hensley, of Olive Branch, Miss. Consistency has been key for Braden who has yet to visit Victory Lane, but has finished in the top five, three of the four weeks.
In the Briggs Collision Legends Car Semi-Pro division there is a tight, three-way battle for the lead. Two-time feature winner Dennis Kiser, of Concord, N.C., is 13 points ahead of Andrew Carlsen, of Cornelius, N.C., and just 19 points ahead of third place, Lexington, S.C., native Jeffrey Bolen.
In the Legends Car Masters division, defending series champion Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., leads his long-time rival John Sossoman, of Concord, N.C., by just 20 points. Hair has visited Victory Lane twice this year and has accumulated four top-five finishes, while Sossoman has one feature win with four top-fives.
Other fierce battles going into Double Points Night are: Steven Ross, of Stanfield, N.C., who leads Daniel Hemrick, of Kannapolis, N.C., by a margin of 17 points in the Bath Fitter Legends Car Pro division; Kyle Weatherman, of Wentzville, Mo., has a 29-point lead over Ray Beebe, of Fort Mill, S.C., in the Bandolero Bandits division; and in the Bandolero Young Guns/Outlaws division, two-time feature winner Evan Bell, of Buford, Ga., holds the largest lead of the Summer Shootout Series, 40 points, over Luke Demis, of Archdale, N.C.
In addition to Double Points Night, week five will feature the "Media Mayhem" School Bus Challenge. The school bus race is the first round of the inaugural Media Mayhem at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where Charlotte-area media will go head-to-head in three different races over the course of the next three months.
The 10-week Summer Shootout Series runs each Tuesday night through Aug. 11.
Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free. Admission is just $7 for adults. Children 6-12 are admitted for $3 and kids under 6 are free.
Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with heat racing at 5:30 p.m. Feature action begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes by 10:15 p.m.
For more information contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.