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Racing at Concord Speedway

Racing returns to the big track at Concord
Racing returns to the big track at Concord

The CARS Tour brings to two close points races to Concord Speedway Saturday with only three races left in the season.

 

Concord Speedway fall schedule 8-27-15

Short track racing

 Mid-week racing at Carolina Speedway

shrine 100 info

NASCAR drivers Mason Mingus and David Ragan will be on hand to sign autographs. Gates open at 5 p.m. Remember it’s cash only at the gate and concession stands.

Summer Shootout champions crowned

Jordan Black, Tom Pistone, Sheldon Crouse, Chase Purdy, Daniel Wilk and Ashton Higgins took home championships  at the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series - Charlotte Motor Speedway photo by John Davison
Jordan Black, Tom Pistone, Sheldon Crouse, Chase Purdy, Daniel Wilk and Ashton Higgins took home championships at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series – Charlotte Motor Speedway photo by John Davison

Concord Speedway cranks back up

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After most of the summer off, Concord Speedway on U.S. 601 between Concord and Midland is set to crank back up on the quarter mile. Here is the latest schedule:

Friday, Aug. 21  Legends, Bandos, Quarter Midgets, Karts DOUBLE TRACK POINTS

Saturday, Aug. 22 Legends, Bandos , Mini Cup

Friday, Sept. 4 Legends, Bandos, Karts

Saturday, Sept. 5 Legends, Bandos, Mini Cup

Friday, Sept. 18 Legends, Bandos, Quarter Midgets

Saturday, Sep 19 Legends, Bandos, Mini Cup DOUBLE TRACK POINTS

Friday, Oct. 2 Legends, Bandos, Quarter Midgets, Karts

Saturday, Oct. 3 Legends, Bandos, Mini Cup, Karts

Sunday, Oct. 4 Rain date

Saturday, Oct. 31 Spooktacular

Sunday, Nov. 1 Spooktacular

 

Shootout Round 7, American Legion playoffs

Wilk wins 7th in a row at Shootout

One of the Scenes from Round 7 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series. CMS Photo/John Davison - See more at: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/handler.cfm/template,photo_gallery/cat_id,51400?sf_id=25437#sthash.etJlv2Lj.dpuf
One of the Scenes from Round 7 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, the Little Luggies 600 – CMS Photo/John Davison
CONCORD, N.C.  – The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series is nearing the end of the season and the battles for victories are heating up at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Daniel Wilk took home his seventh consecutiveLiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits division win as Jordan Black and Stevie Johns Jr. were also among the evening’s winners during Round 7 of the prestigious grassroots racing series.
The Body Mechanic Human Tuning Group Pro division gave the crowd a thrilling feature with a total of six leaders throughout the 25-lap race. Black took home the win, his third of the season, after fighting his way from fourth to the front of the line.
Dillon Faggart led most of the race, but after being clipped by Evan Swilling in Turn 2 of lap 14, he lost his place and fell back to sixth. Swilling and Joey Padgett battled it out for first place, until Padgett’s car began leaking oil, bringing out the second caution. Once Padgett retired from the race and the track was cleared, Black worked his way around Swilling and found himself in victory lane. Austin Hill and Michael Torres finished second and third respectively.
Johns Jr. took the checkered flag in the 25-lap Semi-Pro feature. Conner Pyle started on the pole, but the yellow flag came out on lap 1 after Austin Langenstein went sideways in Turn 4. Johns Jr. took the lead from Pyle on lap 6 and Pyle continued to fade from the front.
The battles at the head of the pack heated up as the race wore on.Johns Jr. and Devin O’Connell battled back and forth for the majority of the race, but it was a four-car fight for the win in the final two laps between Johns Jr., O’Connell, Sheldon Crouse and John Holleman IV. Johns Jr. would come out on top as O’Connell took second place, Holleman IV took third and Crouse finished fourth.
Wilk, in the LiveWell Homes Bandits division, continues to have a spectacular season, winning all seven rounds of racing so far this season. Other winners of the night included Jacob Gantz in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division, Roy Hayes in the Outlaw division, John Craig in the Security Force Masters division and Chase Purdy in the Young Lions division.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout racing action continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 21, with the First Responder Night. Fans can join in honoring local police, firefighters and EMS as they beat and bang 13-ton school buses around the frontstretch quarter-mile in the final school bus race of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout season. In addition, fans can watch a full slate of action-packed Legend Car and Bandolero racing. 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 website.

Unofficial Results:

Beginner Bandolero (20 laps): 1. Jacob Gantz; 2. Tyler Chapman; 3. Jason Chapman; 4. Mason Dejarnett; 5. Trevor Wester; 6. Jacob Putnam; 7. Stanley Hays; 8. Zachary Miracle; 9. Autumn Weaver; 10. Parker Eatmon; 11. Brendon Tymon; 12; Adam Eades; 13. David Sullivan; 14.Tyler Bartoszewicz; 15. Jackson Moore; 16. Jaiden Reyna.

Body Mechanic Human Tuning Group PRO (25 laps): 1. Jordan Black; 2. Austin Hill; 3. Michael Torres; 4. Alex Murray; 5. Jared Irvan; 6. Dillon Faggart; 7. Evan Swilling; 8. Drew Brown; 9. Joey Padgett; 10. Reid Wilson; 11. Greg Lang
Semi-Pro (25 laps): 1. Stevie Johns Jr.; 2. Devin O’Connell; 3. John Holleman IV; 4. Sheldon Crouse; 5. Gus Dean; 6. Jordan Stillwell; 7. Conner Pyle; 8. Matthew Craig; 9. Scott Joy; 10. Taylor Jorgenson; 11. Craig Biryla; 12. Enrique Limon; 13. Austin Langenstein; 14. Hannah Bell; 15. Jonathan Wessel; 16. Sprout Royal; 17. Jensen Jorgensen
LiveWell Homes Bandits (20 laps): 1. Daniel Wilk; 2. Cameron Bolin; 3. DJ Canipe; 4. Carson Kvapil; 5. Bryson Ruff; 6. Isabella Robusto; 7. Tommy Good; 8. Josh Kossek; 9. William Robusto; 10. Leland Honesyman; 11. Steven Chapman; 12. Blake Cisneros; 13. Josh Speas; 14. Dylan Notaro; 15. Landon Rapp; 16. George Hayes
Outlaws (18 laps): 1. Roy Hayes; 2. Gracie Trotter; 3. Connor Younginer; 4. Austin Geer; 5. Austin Powell; 6. Trevor Rizzo; 7. Liz Montgomery; 8. Tristan Lesik; 9. Matthew Eades; 10. Blaise Brinkley; 11. Seth Henry; 12. Corey Gordon; 13. Ashley Pantoulas; 14. Alberto Limon; 15. Elysia Potter; 16. Matthew Davey; 17. Speedy Nelson; 18. Ashton Higgins; 19. Nick MacMillan
Security Force Masters (25 laps): 1. Jon Craig; 2. Scott Whitaker; 3. Carl Cormier; 4. Robbie Faggart; 5. Bruce Silver; 6. Chip Ferguson; 7. Akinori Ogata; 8. Tom Sherman; 9. Ernie Irvan; 10. Jan Ingram; 11. Danny Cisson; 12. Herman Towe; 13. Dwayne Holder; 14. Ron Mander; 15. Craig Bruce; 16. Jamie Smith; 17. Tom Pistone
Young Lions (20 laps): 1. Chase Purdy; 2. Alex Reece; 3. Dawson Cram; 4. Jacob Heafner; 5. Eddie Fatscher; 6. Garret Mames; 7. Carson Pointdexter; 8. Austin Green; 9. Ryan Millington; 10. Sam Mayer; 11. Mason Diaz; 12. Jack Fread.

American Legion playoffs continue in Round 3

Eastern Randolph beat High Point 13-9 and Rowan County topped Randolph County 9-1 in the Area III American Legion Baseball playoffs Tuesday. Both series continue tonight
Eastern Randolph is up 2-0, while Rowan’s lead is 2-1. Both series are Best of Five.
The winners play for the Area III championship.

Legion playoffs on the line, Shootout fireworks

Mooresville at the Kannapolis Reds

Fireworks on and off the track at Summer Shootout

Scott Whitaker and Daniel Wilk were among the feature winners in Round 5 of the Bojangles' Summer Shootout Series, which was highlighted by a gigantic Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza. CMS Photo/John Davison - See more at: http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/handler.cfm/template,photo_gallery/cat_id,51400?sf_id=25373#sthash.oEByahGC.dpuf
Scott Whitaker and Daniel Wilk were among the feature winners in Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series, which was highlighted by a gigantic Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza.
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– See more at:  Charlotte Motor Speedway

CONCORD, N.C.  – There were fireworks on and off the track during Round 5 of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series as intense racing and Fourth of July festivities entertained a huge crowd Tuesday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Daniel Wilk and Scott Whitaker were among the seven feature winners of the night, which marked the halfway point of the season.

Whitaker dominated in the Security Force Masters division feature and took home his first win of the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series season. Ron Mander was the polesitter for the 25-lap race and led until lap 3, when Whitaker took the lead on the backstretch. The race’s single caution took place on lap 13 between Tom Pistone and Robbie Faggart, who were battling for the second position and made contact in Turn 1. Jon Craig restarted on the outside and took the lead from Whitaker off Turn 2, but Whitaker was able to reclaim the lead and cruised on to victory. Carl Cormier finished behind Whitaker and Bruce Silver took third.

Wilk, driver in the LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits division, continued his winning streak as he claimed a feature victory for the fifth time this season. It didn’t take Wilk very long to find himself in the top five, and on lap 14 he took the lead away from DJ Canipe outside of Turn 2. The last five laps in this 20-lap race was smooth sailing for Wilk, who continues to prove his dominance at the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series. Wilk was followed by Carson Kvapil and William Robusto, respectively.

Other winners included Josh Speas in the Bandolero Beginner Bandits division, Ashton Higgins in the Bandolero Outlaw division, Jared Irvan in the Legend Car Pro division, Chase Purdy in the Legend Car Young Lions division and Sheldon Crouse in the Legend Car Semi-Pro division.

The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series continues at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Tuesday, July 7, with the Faster Pastor exhibition race. Local pastors will leave it all on the track as they race school buses to determine which pastor is faster at the intermission of the night’s thrilling Legend Car and Bandolero action.

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 website.

 

Unofficial Results:

Beginner Bandolero Bandits (17 laps): 1. Josh Speas; 2. Parker Eatmon; 3. Mason Dejarnett; 4. Zachary Miracle; 5. Autumn Weaver; 6. Jacob Gantz; 7. Tyler Bartoszewicz; 8. David Selvik; 9. Stanley Hays; 10. Jake Putman; 11. Jaiden Reyna.

LiveWell Homes Bandolero Bandits (20 laps): 1. Daniel Wilk; 2. Carson Kvapil; 3. William Robusto; 4. Josh Kossek; 5. Bryson Ruff; 6. Blake Cisneros; 7. Landon Rapp; 8. Dylan Notaro; 9. Leland Honeyman; 10. Isabella Robusto; 11. Tommy Good; 12. George Hayes; 13. DJ Canipe; 14. Hunter Hutchens; 15. Cameron Bolen; 16. Maddox Blaize.

Body Mechanic Human Tuning Group Legend Car Pros (25 laps): 1. Jared Irvan; 2. Greg Lang; 3. Zane Smith; 4. Michael Torres; 5. Jordan Black; 6. Evan Swilling; 7. Joey Padgett; 8. Reid Wilson; 9. Dillon Faggart; 10. Alex Murray.

Bandolero Outlaws (20 laps): 1. Ashton Higgins; 2. Austin Powell; 3. Austin Geer; 4. Connor Younginer; 5. Tristan Lesik; 6. Liz Montgomery; 7. Gracie Trotter; 8. Seth Henry; 9. Blaise Brinkley; 10. Jordan Plummer; 11. Trevor Rizzo; 12. Bradyn Mander; 13. Adam Levin; 14. Hudgins Gauntt; 15. Roy Hayes; 16. Elysia Potter; 17. Ashley Pantoulas; 18. Matthew Eades; 19. Matthew Davey; 20. Alberto Limon; 21. Matthew Emery

Security Force Legend Car Masters (25 laps): 1. Scott Whitaker; 2. Carl Cormier; 3. Bruce Silver; 4. Robbie Faggart; 5. Tom Pistone; 6. Jon Craig; 7. Ron Mander; 8. Jan Ingram; 9. Chip Ferguson; 10. Jamie Smith; 11. Herman Towe

Legend Car Young Lions (20 laps): 1. Chase Purdy; 2. Austin Green; 3. Jacob Heafner; 4. Alex Reece; 5. Ryan Millington; 6. Eddie Fatscher; 7. Sam Mayer; 8. Dawson Cram; 9. Conner Snow; 10. Alex McCollom; 11. Carson Pointdexter; 12. Garrett Manes; 13. Jack Fread; 14. Ryo Ogata

Legend Car Semi-Pro (20 laps): 1. Sheldon Crouse; 2. Jordan Stillwell; 3. John Holleman IV; 4. Austin Langenstein; 5. Jensen Jorgensen; 6. Brad Lowmaster; 7. Joshua Plummer; 8. Taylor Jorgensen; 9. Conner Pyle; 10. Scott Joy; 11. Matthew Craig; 12. Stevie Johns Jr.; 13. Sprout Royal; 14. Craig Biryle; 15. Jordan Mander; 16. Hannah Bell; 17. Devin O’Connell; 18. John Davis; 19. Enrique Limon

 

Summer Shootout returns for 21st season

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CONCORD, N.C. (May 21, 2015) – For more than two decades, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway has served as a training ground for grassroots racers hoping to rise through the ranks to NASCAR’s premier series.
Several current NASCAR drivers who got their start on the frontstretch quarter-mile were on hand Thursday to help U.S. Legends Car International officials roll out plans for the 21st annual summer series, which features intense Legend Car and Bandolero racing over an eight-week series in June and July.
In addition to a new title sponsor, Bojangles’, the 2015 edition of the Summer Shootout Series will bring together the most competitive field of Legend Car and Bandolero drivers from across the country to compete for a coveted championship.
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers Joey Logano, David Ragan and Camping World Truck Series driver Daniel Hemric were on hand to talk about the family fun at Bojangles’ Summer Shootout.
“The Summer Shootout is all about family fun,” Logano said. “I remember coming out here with my whole family. David (Ragan) would be out here racing with his dad; it’s just a great family atmosphere.”
Ragan said it’s also the best place to learn the ropes of car control and racing and advance up the motorsports ladder.
“With the harder tires and the handling of these cars, Legends racing is a great way to learn car control and how to race in traffic,” Ragan said, adding that the Summer Shootout provides some of the most competitive Legends racing out there, with drivers coming to Charlotte Motor Speedway from across the country to compete in the eight-week series each year.
The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway begins on June 9 and will run each Tuesday night through July 28. In addition to a full slate of Legend Car and Bandolero racing, fans will enjoy weekly exhibition races, including action-packed school bus racing, a thrilling mascot mania go-kart race, a gigantic Fourth of July fireworks display and more. The full schedule of entertainment follows:
June 9, 2015 – Principal School Bus Races
June 16, 2015 – Team Spirit Night, Mascot Mania
June 23, 2015 – Media Mayhem, School Bus Races
June 30, 2015 – Fourth of July Blow Out, Fireworks, Champ Truck Display/Demo
July 7, 2015 – Faster Pastor, School Bus Races
July 14, 2015 – Little Luggies 600, Power Wheels Race
July 21, 2015 – First Responder Night, School Bus Races
July 28, 2015 – Champions Night, Fireworks, two-wheel stunt spectacular
Continuing its partnership with MAVtv, the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout will once again be televised during 30-minute weekly highlight shows. In addition to the weekly highlight show, fans can watch live action through a pay-per-view for just $14.99 per night (or $9.99 per night when you order the full season). The Bojangles’ Summer Shootout on the Performance Racing Network will be co-anchored by Lenny Batycki and Bob Dillner, with former Miss Sprint Cup, Amanda Wright, working as pit reporter. For more details or to purchase a pay-per-view subscription for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout, visithttp://www.GOPRN.com/SummerShootout.
Adult admission is just $8 and children ages 13 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Legend Car racing is divided into four categories based on a driver’s experience. The Pro division features veteran drivers, while the Semi-Pro category is for those with limited Legend Car experience. The Young Lions division is for those new to Legend Car racing and the Masters division is for drivers 40 years of age and older.
Bandolero cars are divided into three divisions with competitors grouped by age. The Bandits division is for racers 8 to 11 and the Outlaws category features drivers 12 and older. The Beginner Bandits is for racers in their first year of competition.
Competitor registration is now open for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout Series.Click here to register.
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 Charlotte Motor Speedway website. Connect with Charlotte Motor Speedway onTwitter, Instagram or Facebook fan. Keep up with all the latest updates from the track with the Charlotte Motor Speedway mobile app.