No slowing down at Rockingham Dragway

7 more events to close out 2014 season

With summer at end, many motor racing facilities either are wrapping things up or, at the very least, slowing things down.

Not so at Rockingham Dragway where track owner Steve Earwood has his foot on the throttle with seven races in the next seven weeks starting Oct. 3 through Oct. 6 with the iconic Super Chevy Show.

A Rockingham Dragway photo

A Rockingham Dragway photo

“Running a racetrack is a lot like writing a book,” Earwood said.  “You have to have a good start and a good finish.  Well, we had a pretty good start, at least when the weather didn’t get us, and I think this is the strongest closing program we’ve ever put together.

“It offers a little bit of everything: motorcycles, brackets, imports, sports compacts, Jets, Gear Jammers, Pro Mods, Outlaw street cars and grudge races,” Earwood said.  “We are offering something for every drag racing fan.”

First up is the Dieffenbach Superstore Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism.  It’s all things General Motors including a car and truck show, swap meet, Camaro Shootout, Rickie Smith’s all-conquering nitrous-boostedChevy Camaro Pro Mod, Danny O’Day and the world’s-fastest wheelstander, Terry Rosberg’s jet car and more.

From four wheels, the schedule quickly moves to two with the 23rd running of the Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro Nationals Oct.10-12 featuring Top Fuel Harley-Davidson motorcycles capable of quarter mile speeds exceeding 230 miles per hour.

On Oct. 17, 18 and 19, the spotlight will shine on the world’s fastest street legal cars competing in the 17th annual Fall Civil Wars and, a week later, it’s bracket cars galore at Yuenling Carolina Power Fest 2.

After a Halloween weekend return to two wheels for the 20th annual Lee’s Performance World Finals, concluding event in the 2014 Mickey Thompson Performance MIRock Superbike Series, it’s a final weekend doubleheader featuring the annual Carolina Showdown for imports and sport compacts on Nov. 8 and the final event in the Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars series Nov. 9.

“We’re still out here, still prospering and still in business,” Earwood said, “and, for these last seven weekends, closing out a great 2014 season and planning for 2015.”

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