• Heat doesn't deter Speed Street fans

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Saturday is the last day of the Speed Street festival in Uptown Charlotte and race fans are having to contend with temperatures hitting the mid-90s.

    MEDIC said it had responded to five heat-related emergency calls on Saturday, but many people who spoke with Channel 9 said they didn’t want to miss this annual tradition – despite the heat.

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    >> WATCH above as Channel 9 reporter Briana Harper speaks with race fans and vendors about how they’re staying cool on a scorcher of a Saturday.

    In addition to the street vendors, Styx is playing a concert Saturday night to close out the festivities.

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