It’s not often you see on-the-track meltdowns like the one that went down at Charlotte Motor Speedway during a Masters division race at the 25th annual Summer Shootout earlier this week, but when you do, it can make for a pretty crazy scene.
According to Racing News, it all started after a lap restart with 10 laps to go in the race, which quickly resulted in driver Robby Faggart making some contact with Johnny Sossoman’s race car and causing him to spin out.
Johnny didn’t appreciate the contact all that much, so he reacted by throwing off his gloves on the race track and shattering his helmet before chucking it at the back of Faggart’s race car. Yeah, as you could probably see, cooler heads did not prevail in this scenario.
Sossoman’s tantrum ended up costing him, as he placed dead last out of 11, while Faggart placed 7th.
Upcoming Events at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Bojangles’ Summer Shootout
The Summer Shootout will continue at Charlotte Motor Speedway through July 31. It not only offers your typical all-star caliber races for die-hard race fans, but also school bus and mascot races as well.
You can even get a picture with a NASCAR stock car and hit up your favorite drivers for their autographs. Sounds like a whole lot of fun, doesn’t it?
ROVAL Test Fest
Ahead of Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Bank of America 500 on September 30, NASCAR fans from all over the United States will get to see some of their favorite drivers compete in trial runs on July 10 and July 17. As if you needed more of a reason to attend, they will also be offering food, drinks, games, live music, games, and even mechanical bull rides.
Circle K Back-to-School Monster Truck Bash
Monster trucks on a dirt racing road course, people. Need we say more? August 11. The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Be there.
Penzoil AutoFair presented by Advance Auto Parts
From September 6-9, come on down to Charlotte’s prestigious sports venue to check out thousands of classic and exotic cars.
Bojangles’ Pole Night
On September 28, race fans will get to watch as Monster Energy NASCAR Cup drivers compete in a knockout qualifying event to secure a spot in the Bank of America 500.
Drive for the Cure 300 Presented by Blue Cross Carolina
NASCAR XFINITY Series Championship contenders face off against Monster Energy NASCAR Cup series drivers in an awesome event for a fantastic cause put on by Blue Cross out of North Carolina.
Bank of America 500
As the first course race in the NASCAR playoffs, you’re not going to want to miss the Bank of America 500 NASCAR race on September 30.
NHRA Carolina Nationals
From October 12-14, fans will get treated to an all-star race in the fourth race of the NHRA’s Countdown to the Championship.
World of Outlaws World Finals
If you’re into dirt racing, you’ll love the World of Outlaws World Finals, which goes down from November 1-3