STEAM: Special Events
From energy to speed, learn racing concepts through STEAM activities! Enjoy our entertaining, educational STEAM program with one of our world-class events as a backdrop! Our next event on May 10 highlights the world of dirt track racing. Spend the day with the STEAM team as we dive into some grassroots racing, just ahead of the Colossal 100 race May 11-14. Kids will dig into all things STEAM and dirt track racing. From shocks and springs to the aerodynamics of these beasts of dirt, students will have fun learning through hands on activities. A guided tour through the pits of The Dirt Track at Charlotte will include driver meet & greets! Click the book online button now!
Age/Grades vary by event. Clicking on the event you’re interested in will display the options.
We follow all safety protocols set forth by the CDC and the state. These include: Face masks when required; Social distancing observed when required and Hand sanitizing stations provided.
All on-track and pit activities require a signed minor waiver. Download Waiver.
This is a sample itinerary only.
- 10:00am – Registration check in opens
- 10:30am – 12:00pm - STEAM activities
- 12pm – 1:00pm - Lunch
- 1:00pm – 3:00pm – Driver meet & greets, racing activities
- 3:00pm – Departure
On most Special Event Days, parking will be at zMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord, NC. Ample parking is provided for cars and buses. There is no charge for parking! Registered participants will receive an email one week prior to event to confirm parking location.
Most STEAM activities will be indoors. Occasionally activities will be required to be outside. Picnic lunch, track and pit experiences will be outdoors. Please make sure to wear tennis shoes and sunscreen!
Parents are welcome to stay with their student for the day or you may drop off. Pick-up time is 3 pm. Drop-off location is at zMAX Dragway, 6570 Bruton Smith Blvd., Concord, NC. Pick-up location varies by event and information will be provided via email one week prior to event.
One pizza lunch is included with student admission. Pizza lunch includes 2 slices of pizza and water. Additional pizza lunches are available for purchase when you register.
Our gift shop is located in the Smith Tower at the main track and is open M-F, 10:00am – 3:00pm. We have a flat penny machine for a Speedway souvenir that takes 2 quarters and 1 penny.