Kids to Race Power Wheels In Little Luggies 600 at Bojanglesí Summer Shootout
190 MPH Slower than Kenseth, Kids to Race Power Wheels In Little Luggies 600 at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout
[Track release] CONCORD, N.C. (July 10, 2015) – NASCAR driver Matt Kenseth set the pole speed for this year’s Coca-Cola 600 at 194.252 mph. On Tuesday, youngsters will put their battery-powered machines to the test as they compete on Charlotte Motor Speedway’s frontstretch quarter-mile at speeds nearing a blistering five mph, as Legend Car and Bandolero drivers at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout clear the track for children ages 4-7 to compete in the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race.
This single-lap event allows future Bojangles’ Summer Shootout competitors to experience the thrill of racing on the same track as their NASCAR idols. The 190-mph difference between the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series cars and the Power Wheels machines won’t matter to the screaming moms, dads, friends and family as they cheer for their favorite tiny racers in mini Mustangs, Junior Jeeps and little lawn tractors.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series gives fans the opportunity to watch the best grassroots racers in the country do battle in seven Legend Car and Bandolero divisions. The series provides the area’s most affordable family fun and excitement, plus the opportunity to see NASCAR’s future superstars.
Current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch and David Ragan are among the wheelmen who raced as teenagers in a Legend Car.
Admission to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series is FREE for children 13 and under, and adult tickets are only $8. Fans can visit local Bojangles’ to receive a $2 off coupon.
Tickets are available in advance at the speedway ticket office and at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the race. Parking is free. Gates open at 5 p.m. with action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by 10 p.m.
In addition to the weekly highlight shows on MAVTV, fans can watch live action through a pay-per-view via Performance Racing Network and Speed51.com for just $14.99 per night. For more details or to purchase a pay-per-view subscription for the Bojangles' Summer Shootout, visit www.goprn.com.
The Little Luggies 600 returns to the frontstretch quarter-mile at Charlotte Motor Speedway during Round 7 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout. (RIS photo by John Davison)
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