The Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series will celebrate 20 years of family-friendly fun when it returns to Charlotte Motor Speedway June 10 through July 30. The 10-night, eight-week racing series features the best Legend Car and Bandolero competition in the country.

In addition to Legend Cars and Bandoleros, fans can enjoy exhibition races including the principal school bus race, lawn mower racing and stadium stock racing.

This year's schedule features back-to-back nights of racing on both the first week of the series and the last week, resulting in 10 nights of racing over eight weeks.

In addition, returning series sponsor Jack in the Box will provide giveaways each week to the first 1,000 fans to enter the gates. These items include sports bags, lanyards, Frisbees and more.

For the 20th year, more than 150 Legend Car and Bandolero competitors will travel across the country to battle on Charlotte Motor Speedway's frontstretch quarter-mile oval for the prestigious Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series championship.

Racing will be televised on the Fox Sports South network, with a recap show airing each Monday following the event at 6 p.m. and a re-air on the following Saturday. Fans should check their local listings for more information.

Legend Car racing is divided into four categories based on a driver's experience. The Pro division features veteran drivers, while the Semi-Pro category is for those with limited Legend Car experience. The Young Lions division is for competitors new to Legend Car racing and the Masters division is for drivers 40 years of age and older.

Bandolero cars are divided into three divisions with competitors grouped by age. The Bandits division is for racers 8 to 11 and the Outlaws category features drivers 12 and older. The Beginner Bandits is for racers in their first year of competition.

Tickets to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series are just $7 for adults and kids 13 and under get in free and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Parking is free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

For tickets to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

For live updates during the Summer Shootout Series, follow #SummerShootout on Twitter. To join in on the conversation, simply include #SummerShootout in your tweet.

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2013 Summer Shootout Schedule

 

 

June 10

School Spirit Night, Principal School Bus Races

 

($2 off grandstand admission with school ID)

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

June 11

Grudge Match, Principal School Bus Races Round 2

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

June 18

Team Spirit Night, Mascot Mania

 

(Come dressed in your Charlotte-area team's swag)

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

June 25

Media Mayhem School Bus Races

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 2

4th of July Blowout, Fireworks

 

The Little Luggies 600, Power Wheels Race

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 9

Faster Pastor, School Bus Races

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 16

Charlotte MOWtor Speedway Lawn Mower Race

 

United States Lawn Mower Racing Association

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 23

First Responder Night, School Bus Races

 

(Free grandstand admission for showing your police, fire or EMS ID)

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 29

Food Lion AutoFair Classic Car Night

 

Car Club Twilight Cruise

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legend Cars and Bandoleros

 

 

July 30

Champions Night, Fireworks

 

Stadium Stock Mayhem, Bowman Gray Stadium Stocks

 

plus a full racing card featuring Legends Cars and Bandoleros