Double the Fun with Double Points Night and School Bus Racing During Round Seven of the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series
Charlotte Motor Speedway will double the fun Tuesday with Double Points Night and school bus racing during round seven of the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series.
With points tight in each Legend Car division, this week is sure to play a crucial role in determining the championship winners at the end of the season, even more so this week when competitors will be awarded double points for their respective finishes.
The closest points battle among the six divisions is in the Pull-a-Part Legend Car Semi-Pro division where Jake Morris, of Fredericksburg, Va., holds a 29-point lead over Timmy Hill, of Port Tobacco, Md., and is just 30 points ahead of third place, Georgetown, N.C., native Jake Knight. Consistent, strong finishes have kept Morris on top for the past three weeks. He has one win, four top fives and hasn’t finished lower than seventh all season.
Other fierce battles going into Double Points Night include: Sean Shalvoy, of Mooresville, N.C., who leads Sean Rayhall, of Winston, Ga., by a margin of 32 points in the Legend Car Young Lions division; Tyler Green, of China Grove, N.C, has a 62-point lead over Travis Braden, of Wheeling, W.Va., in the Legend Car Pro division; and in the Legend Car Masters division, series veteran and 45-time career Summer Shootout winner, Clay Hair, of Mt. Pleasant, N.C., holds the largest lead of the series, 69 points, over John Sossoman, of New London, N.C.
Week seven will also feature school bus racing as part of the evening’s on-track action. Measuring 30 feet long, more than nine feet tall and tipping the scales at nearly 13 tons each, the weight of a single school bus is equivalent to the total weight of 24 Legend Cars.
Drivers scheduled to slug it out in the school bus slobberknocker include Fox News Rising co-host, Mark Mathis; long time Summer Shootout fan, Rick Goodman; and the world’s fastest mascot, Lug Nut, among others.
These enormous racing buses will battle side-by-side and bumper-to-bumper on the tight quarter-mile oval, often entering the turns three wide. These six-tire machines are some of the most unique vehicles to compete on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s pavement.
In addition to Double Points Night and school bus racing, fans are in for an extra-special treat as the first 1,000 spectators through the gates will receive a free baseball cap. The 10-week racing series, which runs each Tuesday night through Aug. 10, features two classes of Bandolero racing and four divisions of Legend Cars.
Due to inclement weather, speedway officials were forced to postpone the majority of racing last Tuesday during round six of the Summer Shootout Series. All feature races that were not completed last week will run tomorrow. The make-up features will begin at 5:00 p.m., with round seven racing immediately following. Spectator gates will open early this week at 4:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are only $7 for adults, $3 for kids 6-12 and kids under 6 are admitted free. All tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free.
The speedway’s Summer Food Drive continues this Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Fans who bring canned goods to the Summer Shootout during the month of July will receive $2 off the purchase of an adult ticket. All canned goods collected will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in Charlotte, N.C.
For more information or tickets to the Kangaroo Express Summer Shootout Series, contact the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or go online.
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