Drama, Drinks Brewing at Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout
There's something brewing at the Bojangles' Summer Shootout next Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to grassroots racing's ultimate showcase hosting the first "Brewsday" - with featured beer for sale - plenty of drama is brewing up on the frontstretch quarter-mile at America's Home for Racing.
As world-renowned racing pundit Murray Walker once said, with half the race down, there is half the race still to go. Five of 10 Bojangles' Summer Shootout rounds are complete heading into Tuesday, with the Boston Reid Real Estate Pro division championship battle among the many which remain hotly contested. Carson Ferguson, who won Tuesday's race, paces Pro points by 13 markers over Ryan Mackintosh. NASCAR star Bubba Wallace is among a trio of drivers - including Zach Miller and Joey Padgett - who are in the thick of the fight.
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company Masters points leader Robby Faggart took over the top spot in the standings after a convincing win on Tuesday. Mark Green, however, ranks just eight points behind with Todd Midas a further eight markers in arrears.
Gracie Trotter's first VP Racing Fuels Semi-Pro win of the season on Tuesday solidified her bid for the division crown. The third-generation driver is fourth in points, but only 13 behind leader Jason Alder - the division's winningest driver thus far.
Alder leads Isabella Robusto by three points with Robusto's brother, William, only 12 back.
Zack Miracle enters Tuesday's sixth PMG Young Lions feature ahead in the standings by two points over Landon Rapp and by five over Sam Butler. Garin Mash (23-point lead in Farm Bureau Bandolero Outlaws) and Lucas Vera (four-point margin in K1 RaceGear Bandolero Outlaws) will also look to pad their advantages as the season's drama heats up while a bevy of fresh beverages for sale can cool off the crowd.
Gates open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday with opening ceremonies scheduled for 6:15 p.m.