The biggest Legend Car race in history is already paying off for driver Zachary Knowles. The 19-year-old
has won a $1,000 SMI Properties retail voucher for registering early for the July 15-17 Legends Million at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Knowles, who was randomly selected from a pool of drivers who preregistered for the Legends Million, can use the voucher to purchase customized apparel for himself and his crew.
"It's pretty amazing, knowing that I'm going to be in a $1 million race and I've already won something," said Knowles.
The Legends Million is a one-of-a-kind grassroots race featuring a total purse of $1 million with the A-Main winner guaranteed to take home an unprecedented $250,000, while the final spot in the feature is assured
"Once I make it to the A-Main, I'm not going to hold anything back," he said. "If I don't win the race, my car will be upside down and totaled. If you ain't first, you're last!"
Knowles caught the racing bug at age 12 when a friend introduced him to Bandolero racing at Houston Motorsports Park. From the first time he strapped into a race car he was hooked. The Houston native hopes to someday become a professional race car driver, but in the meantime he continues to race Legend Cars in the semi-pro division while studying business at Lone Star College.
Last year, Knowles raced in 23 Legend Car events and finished in the top-five in all but one, earning him the Texas State Championship.
Although he has been racing a Legend Car for four years, he has only competed once at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 2005 during the Summer Shootout Series. Knowles made it to the B-Main before being caught up in a wreck while passing for the second position. With little experience at the legendary track Knowles will need to put it all on the line for the Legends Million.
Drivers can register for the Legends Million at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.
Competitors that purchase a new Legend Car from U.S. Legend Cars International will receive free entry into the Legends Million. For more information call U.S. Legend Cars International headquarters at (704)
All Legend Car competitors 12 or older may register. The race is not restricted by division. All minors 17 or younger must complete a minor waiver, which is available for download at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/waivers. Pit passes will be available for purchase at the pit gate on event weekend.
For additional information on competitor registration for the Legends Million, visit www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or call the Charlotte Motor Speedway events department at (704) 455-3205.
Grandstand tickets are available by calling the speedway's ticket office at 1-800-455-FANS or online at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com.