Date published: April 6, 2012
The greatest spectacle in drag racing continues to set the standard for fans traveling far and wide to zMAX Dragway for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, April 13-15 in Charlotte. New fan amenities will be featured throughout the weekend, making this year's four-wide extravaganza at the "Bellagio of dragstrips" one fans can't afford to miss.
Expanded POWERade Play Zone: The new and improved POWERade Play Zone, behind the John Force Grandstand, will expand to include an 8,000-square-foot remotecontrol- car dirt course built by Traxxas, which will also provide remote-control cars for fans to take for a spin. Bounce houses, video games, face painting, and other activities will return to the kids zone, and kids 13 and younger get in free to the event all weekend.
Four-Wide Nitro Generation Track Walk: Several stars of the NHRA and their families will join fans on Sunday morning, April 15, to walk the "Bellagio of dragstrips" just hours before they compete on the same strip of concrete during eliminations. The track walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is free to all Sunday ticket holders.
Car club displays throughout the weekend: It's the ultimate cruise-in for the "nitroholic" automotive enthusiast. Local car clubs can cruise in and display their cars at the main entrance to zMAX Dragway on Saturday and Sunday of the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. Special group rates are included for clubs that want to display their rides during the greatest spectacle in drag racing. For more information, call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department, 704-455-3205.
First-Time Fan Program: Starting with the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals, first-time fans will receive a special welcome kit designed to ensure that they have the best experience possible during their first trip to zMAX Dragway. First-time fans will also receive direct communication with tips from racing insiders, speedway staff, and other race fans to help them make the most of their race-day experience as well as an invitation to a Racing 101 seminar on the event day that provides additional information and the opportunity to ask questions directly of speedway staff.
Second big screen added: Fans in the John Force Grandstand will enjoy a second bigscreen television that has been added near the starting line for the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals. The additional big-screen television gives fans with the best seats in the house the luxury of two TVs, one near the finish line and one behind the starting line.
Fans who want to take their drag racing experience to the next level will be able to do so in 2012 with the Top Eliminator Club package or the Bruton's Suite package. The allinclusive Top Eliminator Club package features driver appearances, food and beverage, event merchandise, and more. The Bruton's Suite package includes a seat in a luxury suite and food and beverage. For more information on all NHRA Four-Wide Nationals tickets and upgrades, log on to www.zmaxdragway.com or call 800-455-FANS (3267).