Come for the Party, Stay for the race…
Never has a catchphrase been so true as it will be at the upcoming CHDDA Charlotte Half-Mile, on Saturday, July 30. With only a couple weeks left to put your trip to the races together here are the details you need to end the summer with a memorable vacation. Sure the racing on Saturday night is spectacular but with so much going on, coming in early and making it a weekend is a great way to up the fun. These guys are stepping it up and I know because I am helping them, (I, finally put my love of Flat Track to practical use!) Parties, race-fan base camp hotel discounts and rider appearances are all a part of a weekend that’s both wallet-, fan- and family-friendly ($29 tickets and kids are free!). Want to embrace the weekend? Love it when trip planning is easy-peasy? You’re welcome.
The fast moving Charlotte Half-Mile has three ticket options that should fit everybody’s wallets. Kids up to age 13 get in free with an accompanying adult, and tickets start at just $29.00 for trackside grandstand seating and a 30-minute access to the Dunlop Fan Walk which lets you and your friends beat check out the bikes, riders and teams up close. Prefer the VIP treatment? Check out the suite package for $130.00 that includes food and drinks, parking and an air conditioned skybox view.
Buy Your Tickets HERE Oh, and a little advice, Flat Track racing has gained worldwide popularity and races have been selling out fast, so wait to buy your tickets at the gate and you might get (literally) left out!
Flat Track Base Camp Hotels: The Charlotte Half-Mile, being held at The Dirt Track at Charlotte is a part of the world-class Charlotte Motor Speedway complex in Concord, N.C. so hotels are close. Five minutes will get you from the track to any of these specially-discounted race fan hotels:
Host Hotels Information:
If you and the family are traveling cross-country, check out the full-service RV campground at the Camping World Racing Resort. This facility is next door to the Charlotte Motor Speedway and suits campers that are 20 x 50 ft. and 30 x 50 ft. in size. Nightly rates are $30.00 and $50.00 depending on size and come with various amenities that can be found at http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/ama_pro_flat_track_charlotte_half_mile/.
At the Track:
- Friday and Saturday July 29/30 10am – 4pm: Free Harley Davidson Demo Rides (18 years or older, requires DOT helmet, eye protection, long pants, closed-toe shoes) 17 models on hand including a trike
- Saturday July 30th 2:00 – 9:30:
- Fan Zone – Stunt Show, Mini Moto Demos, Motorcycle Manufacturer Displays, Harley Davidson Heritage Motorcycle Exhibit, Live Music, Vendors, Monster Trucks, Prototype Sports Car Team display, Food Trucks, Beer Vendors
- Kids Zone: 2-6pm (Kids under 13 free with accompanying adult) Bounce Houses, Rock Climbing Wall, Obstacle Course, Nathans Hot Dogs, Kids Ice Cream
- Inside the track: Music by well-known sporting event DJ Scott Beaty, Paddock access from 2-5:30 ($10) or from 5pm – 5:30 (free), Fireworks display, and, of course, some of the greatest racing you will ever see!
The July 30th weekend wraps up most peoples’ Summer vacation and Charlotte has some really excellent choices to beat the heat. The Carowinds Water Park, US National Whitewater Center and beautiful Lake Norman are all great choices for getting wet or just dipping a toe.Not a water fan? Take a walk or bike ride through Freedom Park or maybe catch a free concert while enjoying the LED lights and the city skyline from Romare Bearden Park, right in the heart of Downtown Charlotte.
Side Trips for Gear Heads: Everybody knows Charlotte, N.C. is a gear head paradise. The town has a baseline culture built around racing and if you are like us, race shop tours and the world-class NASCAR Hall of Fame are a great way to spend a day. Here are a few state-of-the-art options that will impress even the most traveled race fan:
Parties, Bike Nights and Racer Appearances: The Charlotte Half-Mile has been embraced by the local community and the list of fun things to do the nights before is ever-growing (look for updates closer to the race weekend). Check here, and also on the AMA Pro Flat Track FaceBook Page for updates
So many great choices. The Summer clock is ticking and the Charlotte Half-Mile is the perfect way to join the party! Tickets for the Charlotte Half-Mile, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, start at just $29 for adults and kids 13 and under are free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/ama_pro_flat_track_charlotte_half_mile/.