Charlotte, North Carolina – Inside Tailgating kicked off the 2010 tailgating season over Memorial Weekend in uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Preceding the Coca-Cola 600 race, the Queen City laid down the racing stripes for the 16th annual Food Lion Speed Street Festival, May 27-29th, which was expected to draw over 400,000 racing fans.
Our Inside Tailgating crew was onsite to rally NASCAR fanatics. The American Tailgating League (ATL) team rolled out the green turf and bleachers and set up shop for the Speed Street TG4 Challenge competition. It didn’t hurt that the Tilted Kilt ladies were on hand to give bag toss demonstrations, and serve as partners for open play participants.
And don’t think that a little rain deterred racing fans from flocking uptown this Memorial Weekend! These fans were troopers through the rain, thunder, and heat. The 2010 Speed Street jam was packed with NASCAR driver meet-and-greets, freebie vendor stations, and country and rock music concerts – including Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, Corey Smith, Morris Day and The Time, Luke Bryan and Rodney Atkins.
We were lucky to have the ATL Pro Series tailgating games set up right across from the Miller Sound Stage and the Boost Mobile Freestyle MotoX team. Did you catch the MotoX team spinning flips through the air? Be sure to check out the our MotoX video footage and other speed street activities videos here.
Tailgating wouldn’t be complete without a little gaming competition! All games from the ATL Pro Series were set up carnival-style for the Speed Street TG4 Challenge, featuring Swerve, WT2 Washers, Mini BT2, and BT2 Bag Toss. The TG4 Challenge contestants each had a chance at winning $10,000 for a perfect score. Instant pressure! Some came close, but no cigar. The three top scores and three random “Lucky Loser” winners received prizes from the Tilted Kilt, Seafoods.com, Sports & Fitness and the American Tailgating League.
Visit Inside Tailgating Facebook page for more Speed Street TG4 Challenge pictures. If you love tailgating be sure to sign up for the Tailgating Rewards program. Membership is FREE. B purchasing tailgating and “ingating” gear through the Tailgater Rewards website, you can earn rewards points to donate to your favorite high school sports and college sports programs.
Love to compete? If you are interested in competing locally in the BT2 Bag Toss Tournament Series, contact your American Tailgating League rep HERE.
Charlotte currently hosts two local BT2 Bag Toss Tournament Series at both the Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery and at Revolution Pizza & Ale House, each Saturday through July 31st.
We hope to see you next year at the 2011 Food Lion Speed Street Festival!