Little Luggies Ring in Round 7 of Bojanglesí Summer Shootout Faggart Chases Masters Division Crown

'Little Luggies' start their racing careeers at Charlotte Motor Speedway's Bojangles' Summer Shootout

[Track release] The Little Luggies 600 returns to the Bojangles' Summer Shootout on Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Children ages 4-7 will take to the front stretch quarter-mile during Tuesday's Bojangles' Summer Shootout action for a power wheels exhibition race that allows them to compete on the same track as many of their NASCAR heroes.
Concord, North Carolina, native Robby Faggart has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway for more than 30 years and is in position to win the Legend Car Masters division of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout

CONCORD, N.C. – There's no better place to start a racer's journey than Charlotte Motor Speedway, the site of Tuesday's Round 7 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout and the most competitive kids race on the planet: the Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels race, where Legend Car and Bandolero drivers will give way to children battling it out in a one-lap dash around the frontstretch quarter-mile.

The exciting exhibition gives children ages 4-7 the chance to enjoy an unforgettable experience on the track while enjoying the spoils of a well-earned victory. Racers aboard Mini Mustangs, Barbie Jeeps and battery-powered tractors will contest the same stretch of pavement once raced on by Legend Car alumni including Dale Earnhardt Jr., Joey Logano, Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch and Chase Elliott.

The family-friendly fun continues around the concourse and grandstands as well. Pokemon Go players in attendance will get to take part in fun, Pokemon-related activities throughout the night.

Additionally, as a salute to the nation's brave defenders of safety and society, each law enforcement member attending a Bojangles' Summer Shootout event with valid identification card will receive FREE admission for the law enforcement member and their family.

Along with the action-packed racing that comes with every night of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout, fans can also document all their experiences using the hashtag #LetsBoRacing on social media.

Fans can find a free live stream of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com, USLegendCars.com and GoPRN.com as well as on the US Legend Cars YouTube channel starting at 7 p.m. each night.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 p.m., and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

A True Speedway 'Master' - Former Speedway Employee Faggart Chases Masters Division Crown

Concord, North Carolina, native Robby Faggart has raced at Charlotte Motor Speedway for more than 30 years and is in position to win the Legend Car Masters division of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout

Faggart, 55, has won four of six Bojangles' Summer Shootout races in his division this season; his son, Dillon, competes in the In Light Wellness Legend Car Pro division

Robby Faggart's ties to Charlotte Motor Speedway are stronger than most drivers in the Bojangles' Summer Shootout. Faggart began racing at the speedway in the 1980s, and has won on both the 1.5-mile superspeedway and its frontstretch quarter-mile. Faggart, 55, grew up 10 minutes from the speedway in Concord, North Carolina, and worked as an executive assistant at the track from 1982-85.

Faggart has mastered the speedway in multiple facets, so it's only fitting that he's the championship favorite in the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Legend Car Masters division.

His first taste of success at the speedway came in 1986 in the NASCAR Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series. Faggart won in the Sportsman division on numerous occasions in the early 1990s, and parlayed his results into a part-time NASCAR XFINITY Series ride later in the decade. Faggart figured his best years were behind him, so he shifted his focus in recent years from driving to coaching his son, Dillon, who competes in the In Light Wellness Legend Car Pro division.

"When Dillon started, it was all about him," Faggart said. "He got to where he really didn't need me, and he got to winning races. But I figured since I'm an old racer, if I'm going to the track, I'm going to race."

Faggart didn't think he'd could cut it in Legend Cars. He nearly quit driving them two years ago, because he couldn't find his comfort zone in machines that are significantly smaller than the NASCAR cars Faggart drove throughout the 1980s and 1990s.

"There's quite a big difference in driving these (Legend) cars and there's a different feel that you've got to have than (stock cars)," Faggart said. "The last five races of last year, I finally caught on."

Did he ever. Faggart kicked off this year's Bojangles' Summer Shootout by winning four of the first six Masters races. And while he's won numerous events at the speedway, every trophy Faggart claims carries meaning to him.

"Any kind of win here at Charlotte Motor Speedway is very special. This race track is like the Holy Grail of race tracks," Faggart said. "I would love to have a Masters championship from here."

Fans can find a free live stream of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout at CharlotteMotorSpeedway.com, USLegendCars.com and GoPRN.com as well as on the US Legend Cars YouTube channel starting at 7 p.m. each night. Additionally, fans can document their experiences using the hashtag #LetsBoRacing on social media.

Additionally, as a salute to the nation's brave defenders of safety and society, each law enforcement member attending a Bojangles' Summer Shootout event with valid identification card will receive FREE admission for the law enforcement member and their family.

Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are scheduled at 7 p.m., and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets, which cost only $8 for adults and FREE for kids 13 and under, can be purchased at the gate or in advance by calling 800-455-FANS or online at charlottemotorspeedway.com. Fans can also watch half-hour weekly Bojangles' Summer Shootout highlight shows on MAVtv.

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John Davison

Long-time RIS staffer, beginning in the mid-80s. Charlotte, NC area local contact.

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