(MOORESVILLE, NC) – Charlotte Motor Speedway’s famed NASCAR Sprint All-Star race tomorrow will have the biggest names in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series chasing a $1 million prize.
Some of the same big NASCAR names will be competing Tuesday night, May 19 less than 30 miles from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Race City, USA, Mooresville, NC in GoPro Motorplex’s Valvoline Little 600. Drivers won’t be competing for $1 million, but for priceless bragging rights among their competitors.
The Valvoline Little 600 is a FREE fan event featuring a kart race between 20 NASCAR drivers, including Kasey Kahne, Kyle Larson, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr, Michael McDowell, Justin Allgaier, Ryan Blaney and many more on Tuesday from 3-9 p.m. Prior to the main event, the “eyes of the sky” will compete in the Valvoline Little 600 NASCAR Spotters’ Race.
Smaller Cars, Same Big Names:
The NASCAR drivers will also switch from their team-prepared stock cars to 55 mph rental karts; the same rental karts that fans can drive at the 0.7-mile, 11-turn kart track year-round. The entire field of drivers will compete in a fleet of karts that are specially tuned to be as close to equal as possible. So, the fastest kart won’t win the race, but the fastest driver will!
The Valvoline Little 600, May 19
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 3-9 p.m. Rain or shine!
Event Schedule: (http://www.gopromotorplex.com/assets/Little600EventSchedule.pdf)
WHERE: GoPro Motorplex outdoor kart track, 130 Motorplex Drive Mooresville, NC
WHAT: A full-field of 20 NASCAR drivers will compete in GoPro Motorplex’s fleet of 55 mph, Arrive-and-Drive Rental Karts during a night of FREE entertainment for fans and fun for the drivers! With a family-friendly, casual atmosphere, trackside seating, delicious food and unprecedented access to drivers, it will feel like being in the infield at any major NASCAR race without the price! A proud part of the 600 Festival Association’s May event line-up.
FORMAT: Includes a fan-friendly race format, giving spectators the opportunity to watch their favorite drivers in several heat races that will set the starting grid for the final 15-lap event under the lights. NEW for 2015, the event will also include a 10-lap rental kart race, featuring the “eyes in the sky,” NASCAR drivers’ spotters! In addition, the IAME Mini Swift karting division of 8-12 year olds competing in their own karts will have a chance in the spotlight during the Future Stars 8-lap race.
COST: FREE Admission, Parking Fee: $10/per car load (CASH ONLY); carpooling with friends and family is encouraged! Upgrade for just $75 to the VIP Package. Be a VIP: shop.gopromotorplex.com. (http://shop.gopromotorplex.com/product.php?productid=17564&cat=0&bestseller=Y)
EVENT INFO: (http://www.gopromotorplex.com/little600/)
TUNE-IN ALERT: LIVE Video Broadcast of the Valvoline Little 600 will stream worldwide on speed51.com for FREE courtesy of PlanBSales.com, featuring flag-to-flag coverage by 51 TV′s broadcast team: Bob Dillner, Lenny Batycki and Wendy Venturini. Bookmark the page: http://speed51.com/little600live.
-GoPro Motorplex Press Release. Photo Credit: GoPro Motorplex