NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28, 2019
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

NHRA drag racing returns to zMAX Dragway, the original site for four-wide racing on the NHRA schedule. Be sure to join the fastest accelerating machines on the planet as they tackle the Bellagio of dragstrips during the ninth annual NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Every ticket is a pit pass, so come early to see your favorite drivers and their cars up-close before a quartet of 10,000-horsepower, nitro-burning machines power down the dragstrip simultaneously in one of the greatest spectacles in all of racing.  

 

Kids 13 & Under Get In Free

Kids can have fun with their parents exploring the NHRA’s Nitro Alley.There will be jr. dragsters along with their drivers to check out the sport of dragracing. Every ticket is a pit pass and many of the drivers have hero cards at their haulers and you could even get an autograph. 

3-Day Pass + Parking

Be a part of the action all weekend with a 3-Day Pass + Parking to the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals!  Packages start at just $99!

Sections D-R Sections A-C, S-Y, AA-LL Sections MM-YY
3-Day Package Adult - $139 Adult - $115 Adult - $99
Parking(A $15 Savings)  Free!  Free!  Free!

Kids 13 and under admitted free with an adult.

Everyone MUST have a ticket for entry.

*Tickets subject to NC Sales Tax

2-Pack

Buy a 2-pack today and save!  Your choice 

  • Two (2) tickets to Friday-Sec. D-R- $60 
  • Two (2) tickets to Saturday-Sec. A-C / S-Y /AA-YY-$80
  • Two (2) tickets to Sunday-Sec. A-C / S-Y /AA-YY- $80  
  • Plus choice of two beer vouchers OR two Coca-Cola soft drinks, with two hot dogs. 

Must purchase in increments of two (2) to qualify. 

*All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax

Buy 3 Get 1 Free

Buy 3 tickets and get the 4th FREE!  When you purchase three (3) tickets for any day of the NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals April 26-28, you’ll receive a fourth ticket FREE!  Must purchase in increments of four (4) to qualify.

*All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax

6-Pack

Save 20% when you purchase an NGK Spark Plugs NHRA Four-Wide Nationals Six-Pack Today! Must purchase in increments of six (6) to qualify.

*All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax

More Ticket Options

  Sections D-R Sections A-C, S-Y & AA-LL Sections MM-YY
Friday Adult - $35 Adult - $25 Adult - $20
Saturday Adult - $55 Adult - $45 Adult - $40
Sunday Adult - $55 Adult - $45 Adult - $40

Kids 13 and under admitted free with an adult. Everyone MUST have a ticket for entry.
Grandstand seating is smoke-free. View our smoking policy here.

*All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax

Full-Service Camping

Camp Community Area

Accommodates: RV
Type Camping: Premium
Site Size: 20 ft x 50 ft, 30 ft x 50 ft
4-Night Package: $400
(Thursday 4/25-Sunday 4/28)

Located just off Bruton Smith Boulevard (I-85, Exit 49), the Camping World Racing Resort offers premium RV camping adjacent to a modern restroom/shower facility and zMAX Dragway.

Campsites feature: 

  • 30 and 50-amp electric
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • FREE Wi-Fi access
  • Picnic table, gravel pads and asphalt roads

This campground is open year-round, and we encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the local attractions!

Trackside Camping

zMAX Dragway Trackside:

  • 4-night w/ Electric Package (Thursday 4/25-Sunday 4/28): $350
  • Camp closer to the action in these prime RV camping spots located trackside at zMAX Dragway! These campsites are ideal to spend time with clients or family and friends. 
  • Sites are located near the top of the timing light on the east side and include 30-amp electricity.

Pricing and Maps

Full Service (4 nights)
Camping World Racing Resort $400
Camping World Racing Resort-  RV Rental $1,200
Trackside (4 nights)
Row A- 50 amp service $350
Row B/C- 30 amp service $350
Standard (4 nights)
Turn 4  $125

*Full Payment Deadline is March 1, 2019.  zMAX Dragway reserves the right to release any packages that are not paid in full by this date.

Turn 4 Camping

Turn 4 Campground:

Standard (Thursday 4/25-Sunday 4/28)
Turn 4  $125
  • This general admission, standard campground is adjacent to a modern restroom/shower facility and located near Charlotte Motor Speedway. Trams and shuttles run each event day to provide you with complimentary transportation to zMAX Dragway.

*Full Payment Deadline is March 1, 2019.  zMAX Dragway reserves the right to release any packages that are not paid in full by this date.

Top Eliminator Club

You deserve the ultimate drag racing experience, and it’s only available at zMAX Dragway! The Top Eliminator Club is a hospitality package created for you, the die-hard drag racing fan! Whether you’re here for the weekend or just a single day, if you want to experience all that zMAX Dragway has to offer, the Top Eliminator Club is just for you! 

Top Eliminator Club includes:

  • Two great meals per day and two drink tickets
  • Driver appearances: TBD
  • Free VIP parking
  • Limited-edition event t-shirt
  • Limited-edition hard card credential with lanyard
  • Access to exclusive tower roof-top viewing area
Adult Child
Single-Day $99.00 $88.00
3-Day Pass $290.00 $257.00

*Call for further details*

*This is an upgrade ONLY. A race ticket must be purchased in addition for entry.

Bruton’s Suite

Sit in a suite fit for the chairman with Bruton’s Suite package!  Perched above the main John Force Grandstand, Bruton’s Suite offers great views of all the racing zMAX Dragway has to offer.  The suite offers both indoor and outdoor seating, one of the few NHRA tracks to offer such a unique enhancement.  Bruton’s Suite is available for single day and 3-day packages.

  • Great food and soft drinks along with a cash bar 
  • Free VIP parking 
  • Goodie bag
  • Driver Appearances
Adult Child
Friday $255 $101
Saturday $255 $101
Sunday $255 $101
3-Day Package $545 $289

*All ticket prices subject to N.C. sales tax

Feel the Thrill Speedway Tour

Visit the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series garage area and take a ride through two infield race tracks. After you make your way down Pit Road, stop in Winner’s Circle for a photo opportunity. Learn the history of Charlotte Motor Speedway while enjoying a comfortable van ride around the Superspeedway where you will feel the full-tilt force of the 24-degree banking. Plus, visit zMAX Dragway and The Dirt Track at Charlotte on this exciting tour! Reserve your seat by calling 704-455-3223 or visit the Tour Desk on the second floor of Smith Tower.

Schedule for Non-Event Days

MONDAY - SATURDAY SUNDAY
9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 3:30 PM Group Tours Only

Tour Length: 45 minutes to 1 hour
Departure Location: Second floor of Smith Tower
Please Note: All tour participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. You are responsible for providing your own car seat for children. All on-track events are subject to track availability.

Over the Wall Tour

Includes:
Feel the Thrill Tour plus exclusive additional features. Walk through the press box and visit one of our 51 front stretch suites to experience a breathtaking view of Charlotte Motor Speedway. Then get a sneak peek inside our Performance Racing Network (PRN) studios. Cruise down pit road, tour the Media Center and take a walk down memory lane as you view timeless photos of CMS history. Take advantage of this exciting opportunity today and reserve your seat in advance by calling 704-455-3223 or visit the Tour Desk on the second floor of Smith Tower.

Price: $20.00 per person; $18.00 per person for seniors (55 and older), military personnel, EMS/Fire/Police personnel and children ages 13 and younger

Schedule for Non-Event Days

MONDAY - SATURDAY SUNDAY
10:30 AM & 1:30 PM Group Tours Only

Tour Length: 2 hours
Departure Location: Second floor of Smith Tower
Time: Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in
Weather: Tours operate rain or shine, please plan accordingly
Dress Code: Comfortable clothing for outdoors and air conditioned van, comfortable shoes for walking, sunscreen, sunglasses
Please Note: All tour participants under 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult. You are responsible for providing your own car seat for children. All on-track events are subject to track availability.

Before or after your tour, you have the opportunity to enjoy lunch in our luxurious Speedway Club. Dress code is required and advanced reservations are suggested 704-455-3216.

STEM Field Trip

The STEM Field Trip will last approximately 3.5 hours. Students will rotate through 5 stations which will last 20 -25 minutes at each one. More Info Below or Check out our STEM Webpage!

Stations:

1. Traction

The materials for this station are: 3 block cars made with a different material on the bottom (indoor carpet, Formica, rubber) and an adjustable ramp with the same surface as the cars. Students will form a hypothesis to determine the angle at which sliding is initiated with each car to surface.

2. Friction

The materials for this station are: 3 block cars made with a different material on the bottom (indoor carpet, Formica, rubber conveyor belting); spring scale; spray water bottle. The objective is to determine the amount of force in motion used with each combination of car surface (bottom of the car) and table surface. In addition, the conveyor belting surface can be misted with the water bottle to illustrate why race cars with slicks don’t race in the rain.

3. Speed & Acceleration

The materials for this station are: 2 adjustable ramps; die cast cars; tape measures; stop watches. The purpose of this station is to explore the velocity of a car moving down a slope as the angle increases. The speed of the car is to be determined as it rolls down the ramp at varying angles.

4. Weight & Balance

The materials for this station are: RC cars, scales and calculators. With the car placed on scales, the students will learn that the weight of each wheel refers to the fraction of the total weight carried by each wheel. They will also learn about “cross weight” and how the fraction of weight changes per tire when the wedge bolt or jack bolt is adjusted.

5. Radio Controlled Cars (RC Cars)

The materials for this station are: RC cars, bumpers and stop watches. The students will divide into 2 groups and engage in a series of timed races. Students will then calculate the mean, median and mode. Math skills and team building skills will be integrated in this station.

Track Tour:

Upon completion of all 5 stations, the students are welcome to take a guided tour and see the banking of the track and other engineering/design features of the 1.5 mile speedway. Students will determine the speed of the van based on the time it took to go around the track.

During each exercise, the students will record the data, and then make a prediction based on that data. This curriculum is based on a 5th - 7th grade level. The cost is $20.00 dollars per student. There is no cost for the first 10 adults and $10.00 each additional adult. STEM times generally begin at 9:30, however times are flexible. Lunch is not included but students may pack a lunch and eat after the rotations are completed in our outdoor covered pavilion.

Contact Information:

Babette Newton

STEM Manager

bnewton@charlottemotorspeedway.com