Fireworks Finale to Light up Bojanglesí Summer Shootout Champions Night
-- For Immediate Release -- CONCORD, N.C. (July. 24, 2015) – Fireworks will take place on and off the track this Tuesday as the 22nd annual Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series season comes to an end. The final rounds of racing action will take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday and Tuesday, July 27 and 28. Fans will have the opportunity to see two nights of action-packed U.S. Legend Car and Bandolero racing as the drivers battle on the frontstretch quarter-mile for the final time this season. The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series will conclude with a spectacular fireworks extravaganza following Tuesday night’s activities.
A special “pavement vs. dirt” match race will take place Tuesday night between Bowman Gray Stadium modified star Burt Myers and World of Outlaws Late Model standout Chris Ferguson. Both drivers will be competing in Legend Cars and will race head-to-head to the checkered flag.
“I love racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway and I have a lot of luck here,” said Myers. He added, “I think it will be fun to compete against a dirt racer. I grew up being taught that dirt was for farming and asphalt was for racing.”
Chris Ferguson is excited to bring his talent off dirt and onto asphalt. “I love racing at Charlotte on The Dirt Track and now being able to race on pavement will be fun,” Ferguson said.
“I’ve seen Burt race at the Madhouse and I am looking forward to showing all the fans the madness we can have in these Legend Cars,” Ferguson added.
Tight points battles are spread throughout the Legend Car and Bandolero racing divisions. In The Body Mechanics Human Tuning Group Legend Car Pro division, only seven points separate leader Michael Torres from second-place Jared Irvan.
In the Legend Car Semi-Pro division, it's anyone's game as John Holleman IV leads Sheldon Crouse by just three points. Third-place Stevie Johns Jr. trails by only 10 points.
In the Security Force Masters division, Scott Whitaker leads two-time division champion Tom Pistone by only two points. Carl Cormier is third in the standings, and only trails Whitaker by 10 points. In the Legend Car Young Lions division, Chase Purdy is seeking his first Summer Shootout Series championship title and leads second-place Dawson Cram by 35 points.
In the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandit division, Daniel Wilk is aided by his seven-week winning streak and has a strong lock on the championship title. Bandolero Outlaws division leader Ashton Higgins also looks to secure his first championship with a big lead over his competitors.
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 for grandstand admission.
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 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 broadcast for the Bojangles' Summer Shootout, visit http://www.goprn.com.
For more information on the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit the speedway website. Keep up with all the latest news from the speedway by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or by downloading the new Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.
(RIS photos by John Davison for CMS)
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