Rev up your summer fun with grassroots racing

Rev up your summer fun with grassroots racing

Bojangles' Summer Shootout at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Each summer for as long as we can remember, families have flocked to Charlotte Motor Speedway for a night of high-octane fun at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout.

For race fans, it’s also a chance to see the stars of tomorrow – NASCAR stars such as Joey Logano, Chase Elliott and Austin Dillon cut their teeth on the short track at Charlotte – along with current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace. The NASCAR star was a longtime Bojangles’ Summer Shootout competitor in his youth.

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The eight-week series, which features Bandoleros and Legends cars racing on the speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile, kicks off in June and runs through July. There's also a rotating roster of weekly attractions, such as school bus racing between principals and pastors, fireworks and a high heel dash.

Gates open at 5 p.m., with racing beginning at 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $8 for adults. Kids 13 and under get free admission. Tickets can be purchased at the gate or in advance online at charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets.

Summer Shootout schedule:
June 25 - Media Mayhem School Bus Race
July 2 - Autograph Session and Fireworks 
July 9 - Brewsday (beer specials) 
July 16 - Donut Burnout Contest and first responders get in free with valid work ID
July 23 - Faster Pastor School Bus Race
July 29 - Little Luggies 600 Power Wheel Race 
July 30 - Champions' Night with autograph session and fireworks