Myrtle Beach Online: 600 Festival
May 06, 2014

"Racing Month ... $230 million of pancakes and more" explores the racing-related activities and their impact on Charlotte. Senior reporter Steve Lyttle wrote:

The $5 all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast Saturday at the Cannon Memorial YMCA is part of what might be the biggest money-producing sports events of the year in North Carolina.

Between this weekend’s Village Jiggy Jam in Kannapolis and the waving of the checkered flag at the end of the Coca-Cola 600 on May 25, motor-sports-related activities will generate an estimated $230 million, according to tourist officials.

That’s a lot of pancakes ... and race tickets ... and Coca-Cola Speed Street hot dogs.

The full article can be found here: http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/2014/05/06/4211340/racing-month-230-million-of-pancakes.html?sp=/99/167/#storylink=cpy

 

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