Charlotte Motor Speedway opens campground to storm evacuees

Accommodations will be available as long as possible.
Accommodations will be available as long as possible.
Published: Sep. 27, 2022 at 10:15 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Charlotte Motor Speedway will open its Rock City Campground beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday for evacuees seeking refuge from Hurricane Ian.

Accommodations will be available as long as possible with severe weather in the forecast for southeastern states. Evacuees will also have access to bathhouse facilities on speedway property.

People also have the option to stay on the speedway property for a reduced rate to have direct access to utilities.

As of Wednesday evening, no evacuees had arrived, but some people from Florida and Georgia notified them that they will be arriving early for the Roval 400 due to the storm.

“It’s one of those things you just kind of have to be prepared for because you never know when someone’s going to need help,” Scott Cooper, with Charlotte Motor Speedway, told WBTV.

The speedway also opened its campground in 2018 during Hurricane Florence and in 2019 during Hurricane Dorian.

More: Be prepared Friday, Hurricane Ian’s weekend impact expected to begin

Evacuees need to check in at the Camping World Racing Resort office (6600 Bruton Smith Blvd, Concord, NC 28027), which can be accessed at the entrance to zMAX Dragway, starting as early as Wednesday at 9 a.m.

After-hour arrivals should park at Rock City Campground and check in the following morning at the camping office.

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