CONCORD – Having competed in the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout for more than four years, Bryson Ruff knows how challenging racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway can be.
The 13-year-old Indian Trail native has plenty of experience on Charlotte’s frontstretch quarter-mile oval. Since 2014, Ruff has registered 10 victories at Charlotte across Legend Car and Bandolero competition.
“Everybody comes down (to the Bojangles’ Summer Shootout) from other places around the country,” Ruff said. “They’re all good drivers so it’s competitive.”
Ruff, who drives a red-and-yellow No. 24 Bojangles’-sponsored Legend Car, has figured out the key to pulling it into victory lane on Tuesday nights. He’s won two of the last three K1 Speed Young Lions division features and enters next week’s final two rounds trailing points leader Isaak Love by 28 points.
The strategy Ruff employs on most race nights will stay the same next week.
“You’ve just got to avoid any wrecks and stay up front,” Ruff said. “If you’re not in the front when you start, it takes a while to get there.”
Want to go?
Tickets to the family-friendly Bojangles’ Summer Shootout cost $8 for adults and free for children under 13. Fans can buy Bojangles’ Summer Shootout tickets by visiting www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or by calling 800-455-3267.