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Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27, 2020
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series

As the temperatures cool down, the excitement heats up at the NHRA’s best battle for supremacy at the Bellagio of drag strips during the fourth race of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship. Every ticket is a pit pass, giving fans unmatched access to the drivers and crews who drive these 11,000-horsepower machines to their limits! 

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Top Eliminator Club

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, then the Top Eliminator Club is just for you! 

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, then the Top Eliminator Club is just for you! 

Top Eliminator Club Includes:

  • Two great meals per day and two drink tickets
  • Access to exclusive tower roof-top viewing area
  • Free VIP parking
  • Limited-edition event t-shirt
  • Limited-edition hard card credential with lanyard

Driver Appearances:

  • Friday: TBD
  • Saturday: TBD
  • Sunday: TBD
Adult Child
Single-Day $99.00 $88.00
3-Day Pass $290.00 $257.00

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

Bruton's Suite

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 for the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 25-27.

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 for the NTK NHRA Carolina Nationals Sept. 25-27.

Includes

  • Great food and soft-drinks
  • FREE VIP parking
  • Cash bar
  • Goodie bag

Driver Appearances:

  • Friday: TBD
  • Saturday: TBD
Adult
Friday-Outdoor Reserved $285
Saturday-Outdoor Reserved $285
Sunday-Outdoor Reserved $285
3-Day Package-Outdoor Reserved $580
3-Day Package-Indoor Reserved $680
Feel the Thrill Speedway Tour

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.

Price: $12.00 per person; $10.00 per person for seniors (55 and older), military personnel, EMS/Fire/Police personnel and children ages 13 and younger.

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: 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM & 3:30 PM
Sunday: 
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.

Price: $12.00 per person; $10.00 per person for seniors (55 and older), military personnel, EMS/Fire/Police personnel and children ages 13 and younger.

Over the Wall Tour

Over the Wall Tour

Includes the 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

Over the Wall Tour

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: 10:30 AM & 1:30 PM
Sunday: 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

STEM Field Trip

The STEM Field Trip is an educational experience geared towards school groups and will last approximately 3.5 hours during Non-Event times. The students will rotate through 5 stations – each activity will take 25 minutes and we’ve allowed 5 minutes to rotate to the next station.

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.

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.

Station 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.

Station 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.

Station 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.

Station 5 - Radio Controlled 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.

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