There will be fireworks on and off the track this Tuesday as the 21st annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series comes to a close and six champions are crowned. With two feature races for each division remaining, and each driver able to drop one finish in pursuit of the prestigious championships, there is still plenty of exciting racing to be seen this season. Tuesday night, fans can see the final round of features and enjoy a 15-minute fireworks extravaganza.
In the Legend Car Pro division, Daniel Hemric looks to lock up his third Summer Shootout championship. With two feature races left, he leads Kason Plott by 26 points. In the Quaker Steak and Lube Semi-Pro division, it’s anyone’s game as Joshua Brimecombe leads Devin O’Connell by just nine points, with Dillon Faggart in third place, just 14 points out of the lead. In the Security Force Masters division, Tom Pistone has won all but one race, and will likely repeat his 2013 title. He leads by 58 points over second place Bruce Silver. In the Legend Car Young Lions division, Carson Ferguson has six wins in eight races and leads Stefan Parsons by 51 points.
In Bandolero competition, Chandler Smith remains undefeated in the LiveWell Homes Bandit division. He leads Daniel Wilk by 63 points going into the final two features. It’s a close championship race in the Bandolero Outlaws, with Jensen Jorgensen leading Austin Powell by just seven points, and third place Miguel Cesar, Jr. just 13 points out of the lead.
The penultimate round of features will be run Monday night. There will be no grandstand access on Monday, July 28. Fans interested in watching the Summer Shootout on those nights must purchase an infield pit pass. Pit passes are $25 and can be purchased at Gate 2 outside of zMAX Dragway.
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.
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 Tuesday’s Summer Shootout Series action 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 of all the racing action 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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