Tuesday night, Charlotte-area first responders will climb in 13-ton school buses and battle it out on the frontstretch quarter-mile at Week Six of the 21st Annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series in the First Responder School Bus Slobberknocker. In addition, all first responders will receive free admission to the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series when they present their EMS, fire or police ID at the main ticket office.

Participants in the school bus race include Jeremy Brown, of the Kannapolis Fire Department; Tony D. Peeler, of the Kannapolis Police Department; Chris Goenner of the Cabarrus County EMS; Gary Hatley, of the Concord Police Department; Gregory Clemmons, of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol; Adam Torres, of the Albemarle Police Department; Ryan Sellers, of the Allen Volunteer Fire Department; Ken Auten, of the Gastonia Fire Department; and Dean Lowder, of the City of Albemarle Fire Department.

Each night of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series features a full slate of the nation’s best Legend Car and Bandolero racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile, as well as appearances by the World’s Fastest Mascot, Lug Nut, and tons of family fun.

Families are also welcome to come get a cool down from Charlotte Motor Speedway’s fire truck, Engine 343, as it sprays water into the grandstands during breaks in the racing action.

The Charlotte Motor Speedway Play Zone will be open and will feature bounce houses, face painting and interactive games at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Van.

Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get in free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

Fans can watch recaps each week on television. A 30-minute recap show will air in the Charlotte area on CW-affiliate WCCB, channel 11 on Time Warner Cable, at 1 p.m. on the Saturday following the Tuesday-night event. Nationally, fans can see a 30-minute recap show on popular cable TV network MAVTV on Thursdays.

For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.

For live updates during the Summer Shootout Series, follow hashtag #SummerShootout on Twitter. To join in on the conversation simply include #SummerShootout in your tweet.

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First Responders to Race For Glory at Summer Shootout