Category Archives: Running/cycling/fitness

Shootout tonight at CMS, Crossroads coming

Little Luggies 600 Power Wheels highlights the night

summer shootout with cars logo

CONCORD, N.C. ) – 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 for just $14.99 per night. For more details or to purchase a pay-per-view subscription for the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout, visit

Two-wheel racing coming to the Piedmont

Cycling in Salisbury, Mocksvile, Asheboro and Statesville
Cycling in Salisbury, Mocksvile, Asheboro and Statesville


Byron, Haws win in CARS, baseball pairings coming

William Byron, Brayton Haws win CARS features at Hickory
William Byron, Brayton Haws win CARS features at Hickory

William Byron won the CARS Super Late Model Catawba Valley 250 and Brayton Haws won the Late Motor feature at Hickory Motor Speedway Saturday. The Top Ten for both races is below. For complete results and how they won, visit CARS Racing Tour.


1. 9 William Byron
2. 9E Chase Elliott
3. 31 Kyle Grissom
4. 57 Cole Timm
5. 74 Preston Peltier
6. 98 Daniel Hemric
7. 29 Anderson Bowen
8. 77 Zane Smith
9. 7 Tyler Church
10. 5D Dominique Van Wieringen


1. 41 Brayton Haws
2. 12M Austin McDaniel
3. 7 Justin Crider
4. 16s RD Smith
5. 58 Tyler Ankrum
6. 00 Shane Lee
7. 2 Myatt Snider
8. 07 Clint King
9. 7 Blake Stallings
10. 1 Trent Barnes

NCHSAA baseball, soccer and softball state playoffs


The N.C. High School Athletic Association posted baseball, women’s soccer and softball state championships pairings today.

Baseball playoffs

Softball playoffs

Women’s soccer playoffs