Things are about to heat up... get stormy... bring the thunder and every other cliché that you can come up with... as local meteorologists and other media-types take part in a racing event at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
The biggest smack talker of them all... WBTV's own meteorologist Al Conklin.
So here's the basics - members of the local media will take it four wide on the front-stretch quarter-mile oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway racing each other... in school buses. The popular Media Mayhem school bus race, presented by R&R Bar-B-Que, will take place as part of the Summer Shootout Series on Tuesday night, June 28.
Joining Conklin in the 2011 Media Mayhem are media including Matthew East from News 14 Carolina, Chris Justus from FOX Charlotte, and Brad Panovich from NewsChannel 36.
It's the first Media Mayhem bus race for East, Justus and Panovich, but Conklin has already had track time at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the six-wheeled, 30-foot, 13-ton school buses, finishing third in last year's Media Mayhem event.
"Day in and day out, I beat these guys with my superior weather forecasting skills," Conklin boasted. "I can't wait to beat them on the track Tuesday evening in the Storm Chasin' No. 3 bus!"