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Season of Speed continues with NHRA Carolina Nationals, October 12-14

October 3, 2018

At the end of September, Charlotte Motor Speedway had fans ready to ROVAL and NASCAR’s newest track gave us a race to remember! Now, get ready to rumble into OctoberFAST!

The National Hot Rod Association returns to zMAX Dragway for the fourth race in the NHRA Countdown to the Championships! Whether you’re a seasoned side-by-side fan or this will be your first drag race, the Bellagio of Drag Strips never fails to deliver an unforgettable adrenaline rush. At the world’s first four-lane dragway, the experience is always up close and personal—to the cars, to the track, and to the drivers! Here are some ways to make the most of your visit.

Pack plenty of earplugs and bring the entire family to the track because kids 13 and under get in free! Plan to hit the souvenir haulers and splurge on some zMAX gear with the savings.

Explore the garage area at no extra charge. Every ticket is a pit pass, so you can watch crews working on the 10,000-horsepower machines, snap photos and snag a few driver autographs.

Stop by the “Where Racing Lives” Mobile Visitor Center in the Midway for games, fun giveaways and all the area information you need to round out your race weekend plans.

Go all out and get the Top Eliminator Club upgrade. Along with other cool perks, this experience gets you access to exclusive tower roof-top viewing areas that are not-to-be-missed!

Take Sunday’s Sealmaster Trackwalk, a sticky stroll down the lanes where the best drag racers in the world will give it all they’ve got! Tie your shoes tight and feel the racing surface firsthand.

Still craving more speed after the last round? Book a Dragster Blast Ride Along with Pure Speed and bring your crew back next weekend! Nothing brings friends closer than launching down the dragstrip at speeds well over 140 mph!

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