Charlotte Motor Speedway Announces New Events To Occur Before, During 10 Days Of Thunderby Alanis King April 11, 2015 0 comments
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By: Alanis King
The days leading up to and during this summer’s Charlotte Motor Speedway events will feature several new festivities, as announced on Saturday.
Leading up to the Charlotte Motor Speedway “10 Days of Thunder” — the Sprint All-Star and Coca-Cola 600 weekends — the speedway will host the Speedway Superstar and Trophy Tour, which will begin in Downtown Charlotte, N.C. on April 15 and run through May 20. During the 10 Days of Thunder, the Speedway All-American Craft Brewers Tour kicks off at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Over the five weeks, the Superstar and Trophy tour will scale four states and make 20 stops, allowing fans to experience aspects of the 10-day event in Charlotte.
“This tour is going to allow fans to come out and actually see the Sprint All-Star Race Trophy as well as the Coca-Cola 600 trophy, feature select appearances by Miss Sprint Cup, Juliana White and myself, as well as Coca-Cola Family Racing drivers and NASCAR Hall of Famers,” current Miss Sprint Cup. Madison Martin said.
Fans will also have the chance to visit the speedway itself during May, if singing talent permits.
“What’s really cool is Charlotte Motor Speedway is giving the opportunity for a superstar to be discovered,” Martin said. “They’re actually going to let fans at each stop to record a video-tape audition for a chance to sing at a Charlotte Motor Speedway race event.”
Five audition participants will be chosen to sing either “God Bless America” or the national anthem during the 10 Days of Thunder, which will debut the speedway’s second announcement: the Speedway All-American Craft Brewers Tour.
The Tour will feature beer from multiple craft brewers, DJ’s, live entertainment, and games for those attending. Beginning at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May, it will visit several venues before concluding in Texas in November.
Founder of the Beer Haven Festival that will put on the event, Brett Enright, said that fans of beer are “going to have a ton of fun this summer.”
“Beer Haven is one of the neatest craft-beer experiences ever built,” Enright said. “When I say that, we’ve got the Great American Beer Station, which has 60 different local and regional craft beers on it, but the coolest thing is it’s self serve.”
A three-hour pass will allow attendees to use the self-serve machine to try the beers with a three-ounce sampling glass, and will be available for $39. A “beer school” will also be set up in order to demonstrate brewer beer techniques and other programming.
“We’re going to have around 50 or 60 different craft brewers and that festival feel in the tent surrounding the Great American Beer Station,” Enright said. “Also, live entertainment, DJs, and lots of fun — beer pong, corn hole — lots of fun for everybody.”
The events will be added alongside a lineup of entertainment featuring music performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Blake Shelton, Little Big Town, ZZ Top. More information can be found at charlottemotorspeedway.com.