2015 Dragway schedule released

Includes races for 2 wheels, 4 wheels and 2 feet

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood announced Monday a comprehensive 2015 schedule that for the first time in 17 years features the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series along with the PDRA Pro Mod Series, the AMRA all-Harley Motorcycle Series, the Dieffenbach Classic Rock Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism and even a race that uses manpower instead of horsepower.

DragwayThe sandhills area track will open for the first time on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for the first event in the 2015 Rock Solid Test-and-Tune Series and two weeks later will play host to the annual Racers Appreciation weekend featuring free entry for all ET racers.

The first of Rockingham’s feature races will be the second annual “Roar at the Rock” PDRA Springnationals, April 10-12, featuring three classes of Pro Mod cars plus Top Dragsters, Top Sportsman and two Jr. Dragster classes.

On May 16, the track will be reconfigured to accommodate the Rugged Maniacs Series which features a 3-mile run through an obstacle course that includes climbing towers, underground tunnels, waterslides and other challenges followed by a party on site featuring music, mechanical bulls and adult bounce houses.

“The Rugged Maniacs is something that’s trending nationally,” Earwood said, “and we’re pretty excited to be included.  I think there are 21 events planned this year.  Austin, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, L.A., Atlanta.  It’s pretty impressive what they do and we’re anxious to see how it plays out.”

The Lucas Oil Series, which features NHRA’s Sportsman stars, returns to the track May 29-31   and the annual Iron Horse Smoke Out Bike Rally makes its sixteenth stop a month later (June 19-20).

The Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show returns Oct. 9-11 with its traditional all-Chevies, all-the-time format before the track reverts to two wheels Oct. 16-18 with the annual AMRA Jim McClure Nitro Harley Nationals.

Also new for 2015 is the SouthRock Motorcycle Grudge Series hosted jointly by Rockingham and by South Georgia Motorsports Park in Valdosta and the Hot Rock Summer Sizzler, part of the Manufacturers Cup motorcycle series.

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Rockingham Dragway – 2015 Schedule (subject to change)

Feb. 14 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles (Valentine’s Day edition)

Feb. 28 – March 1 — Racers Appreciation Free Entry Race (Bracket Races 1 and 2)

March 7-8 — Hoosier Tires Carolina Coalition  Series   (Bracket Races 3 and 4)

March 15 — Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars and KOS Drifting #1

March 17-18 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #1

March 20-22 — 2nd annual Southeastern Jr. Dragster Spring Nationals

March 21 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

March 27-28 — Inaugural Spring Grudge Classic, SouthRock Motorcycle Grudge Series                March 27-28

April 4 — 23rd annual Mega MOPARS at The Rock

April 7-8 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #2

April 10-12 — Roar at the Rock PDRA Spring Nationals

April 18 — Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars #2

April 18 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

April 24 — Spring Power Fest Test and Tune

April 25-26 — Spring Bracket Nationals Power Fest

May 1-3 — Fun Ford Weekend/20th annual PTRA Spring Civil Wars

May 5-6 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #3

May 9 — Phantasm Street Wars and KOS Drifting#2

May 16 — Inaugural Run at the Rock, Rugged Maniacs series

May 22-25 — 17th annual “Big John” Memorial Weekend Brackets (Bracket Races 5-7)

May 23 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

May 29-31 — Return of the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series

June 6 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

June 13 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

June 15-16 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #4

June 18-20 — Iron Horse Back Street Choppers SMOKE OUT 16 Bike Rally

June 27 — Bracket Points Race #8

July 3-4 — World Grudge Nationals

July 9-11 — East Coast Bikers Roundup

July 14-15 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #5

July 16 — Corvette Club at The Rock

July 18 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

July 18 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

July 25 — Bracket Points Race #9

Aug. 1 — Phantasm Street Wars #3

Aug. 1 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

Aug. 8 — MOPAR Week Shootout presented by moparsatthebeach.com

Aug. 11-12 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #6

Aug. 15 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Aug. 21-23 — Inaugural Hot Rock Summer Sizzler, Manufacturers Cup Motorcycle Series

Aug. 29 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Aug. 29 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

Sept. 4-5 — Inaugural Don’t Judge the Grudge Classic, SouthRock Motorcycle Grudge Series

Sept. 12 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Sept. 19 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Sept. 19 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

Sept. 26 — Rock My World Bracket Points Race #10

Oct. 2-4 — IMDRA World Finals (Remote Control National Event)

Oct. 4 — Phantasm Street Wars #4

Oct. 6-7 — Roy Hill’s Drag Racing School #7

Oct. 9-11 — Dieffenbach Classic Rock Super Chevy Show pres. by Richmond County Tourism

Oct. 16-18 — AMRA Jim McClure Harley Nitro Nationals

Oct. 23-25 — 3rd annual Carolina Powerfest

Oct. 24 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

Oct. 30-Nov. 1 — 19th annual Fall Civil Wars

Nov. 7 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Nov. 7 — Carolina Model Drag Series (RC cars on the RC Track)

Nov. 14 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Nov. 21 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

Nov. 28 — Rock Solid Test and Tune Series, all vehicles

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