After a successful end to the 2009 season with a standing-room-only crowd for the World of Outlaws World Finals, The Dirt Track at Charlotte opens the 2010 season with the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown on May 28. This year's exciting schedule features six nights of racing highlighted by World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models.

The World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown on Friday night, May 28, is part of Coca-Cola 600 Week and features winged sprint cars with a crate late model support race. Sprint car legend Steve Kinser, four-time World of Outlaws series champion Donny Schatz and last year's Sprint Car Showdown winner, Joey Saldana, will likely be among those competing for a trip to Victory Lane at The Dirt Track.

The region's only outdoor Monster Truck event will return to The Dirt Track on Aug. 14, for the 11th annual Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash. The evening will include a series of one-on-one elimination races over a radical obstacle course, and the gigantic vehicles will also battle in an extreme freestyle competition.

The World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown on Wednesday night, Oct. 13, kicks off NASCAR Banking 500 Week. World of Outlaws Late Model Series stars Steve Francis, Josh Richards, Chub Frank and Shane Clanton are expected to compete for the top prize.

The four-tenths-mile clay oval closes its season with the return of the World of Outlaws World Finals for the fourth-consecutive year. In addition to the World of Outlaws sprint cars and late models, this year's World Finals will be even more action-packed than before with the addition of the Super DIRTcar Series Big Block Modified drivers. All three series will come together to crown their respective series champions in the three-day event held Nov. 4-6.

In addition to all the electrifying racing slated to take place at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in 2010, a dirt track ride-a-long program will be offered to enhance the fans' experiences.

 

May
28                     World of Outlaws Sprint Car Showdown

August
14                     Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash

October
13                     World of Outlaws Late Model Showdown

November

4-6                   World of Outlaws World Finals

The Dirt Track features stadium-style seating along the frontstretch and all events are family priced with special children's tickets available for those ages 12 and under.

New in 2010 is the Dirt Lovers Season Ticket Plan which includes tickets to all events at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for just $125, a 40 percent savings over the price of tickets if purchased individually for each event. The package also offers free reserved parking, one free ticket to the Spring Food Lion AutoFair and one free ticket to a Summer Shootout Series event per account and a 10 percent savings on The Dirt Track souvenirs at the Charlotte Motor Speedway gift shop.

In honor of the new year, fans can now reserve any seat for the Spring Season of Speed at Charlotte Motor Speedway for just $20.10. This interest-free payment plan is only available when calling the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS. Tickets can also be purchased online.