CONCORD, N.C. (July 4, 2014) - The community is in for a treat as Charlotte-area pastors will get competitive racing 13-ton school buses during Week Five of the 21st annual Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series on Tuesday night. The local preachers will take to the frontstretch quarter-mile in the mammoth machines for an exciting showdown.
Fans can come out and cheer on their favorite man of the cloth, including Buddy Compton, of the Sons of Thunder Ministry; Scott Gentry, of Motor Racing Outreach (MRO); Donnie Icenhour, of Rocky River Church in Concord, N.C.; Jeff Bates of Elevation Church in Concord, N.C.; Dean Hunter of Central Baptist Church in Kannapolis, N.C.; Bryon Alexander, of Mace Chapel United Methodist Church in Maiden, N.C.; Jack Homesly, of the Christ Community Church in Huntersville, N.C.; Alex Kennedy, of Carmel Baptist Church in Matthews, N.C.; and Don Newman, of Memorial United Methodist Church in Charlotte.
Each night of the Jack in the Box Summer Shootout Series features a full slate of the nation's best Legend Car and Bandolero racing on the frontstretch quarter-mile, as well as appearances by the World's Fastest Mascot, Lug Nut, and tons of family fun.
Families are also welcome to come get a cool down from Charlotte Motor Speedway's fire truck, Engine 343, as it sprays water into the grandstands.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway Play Zone will be open and will feature bounce houses, face painting and interactive games at the Charlotte Motor Speedway Fan Van.
Tickets for the Summer Shootout Series are $7 for adults and are available in advance at the speedway ticket office or at Gates 4 and 5 the night of the event. Kids 13 and under get in free. Spectator gates open at 5 p.m. with preliminary action starting at 5:10 p.m. Opening ceremonies are at 6:45 p.m. and feature races are scheduled to conclude by approximately 10 p.m.
For tickets to the Summer Shootout Series, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS (3267) or visit