Tom Johnson Camping Center Racing Resort Campground
Located just off Bruton Smith Boulevard, (I-85, exit 49) is a short walk from the front stretch of America's premier race place, Charlotte Motor Speedway and a short drive from the shopper's paradise of Concord Mills.
We stayed here on Monday and Tuesday for $25 a night with full hookup. During race week it runs around $475 a week. It is a good stop over place as long as there isn't a race going on. The campground has paved roads, good size gravel sites, laundromat, no cable and a picnic table. It is my understanding from the office that the name can change every year as the rights are sold to the highest bidder...anyway, as long as you can find the ZMAX Dragway in Concord you will be ok. We would diffiently stop here again as the price is right and it was clean.
It was so nice to have full hookups and not alot of people around. In the evening we rode our bikes around and discovered one gate was left open to the drag strip so of course we had to check it out. It seemed pretty wild to ride our bikes on the drag strip with nobody there.
On Tuesday we had lunch at Charanda Mexican grill &cantina which was very good. Then we decided to go see the new Priates of the Carribean movie which was at the mall. We wandered around the mall until the movie started enjoying the A/C and the sites.
|That's one big ugly catfish|
Oh by the way the movie was excellent and we look forward to the next one. After the movie we went to Quaker Steak n Lube for beer and wings. It was good but not as good as the one in Sharon PA that my cousin Doug took us too the first time. This one didn't have enough stuff like the cars hanging from the ceiling, oil cans, car parts, etc.
We leave tomorrow and plan on stopping by the family farm in Cerro Gordo to see if we can fit the caravan in somewhere. Still haven't located a spot to park til September so this may be an option.