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ROCKINGHAM — A veteran NASCAR driver is facing a fine from NASCAR after the sanctioning body accused him of testing at Rockingham Speedway.

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Wednesday, 20 October 2021 13:02

NHRA double-header weekend at Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — The schedule for racers to double up on the participation points used by the NHRA to determine eligibility for future national events was released this week.

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ROCKINGHAM — Flashing the form that powered him to NHRA series championships in 2018 and 2019, Pfafftown’s Tii Tharpe repeated as winner of the featured Ray Price Top Fuel Challenge in Sunday’s 30th annual Jim McClure Memorial AMRA Nitro World Finals at Rockingham Dragway.

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ROCKINGHAM — More than 100 cars wound their way around the Rockingham Speedway roval this weekend during the National Auto Sport Association’s Speedtoberfest — the organization's return to the track for the first time in nearly 15 years.

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ROCKINGHAM — The stars of the NHRA’s Top Fuel Harley motorcycle series including newly-crowned champion and U.S. Nationals winner Ryan Peery of Milford, Ohio, and former multiple-time series champs Jay Turner of Julian and Tii Tharpe of Pfafftown are among those who will duel this week for the Ray Price Trophy at the 30th AMRA Jim McClure Memorial Nitro World Finals at Rockingham Dragway.

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ROCKINGHAM — Three drivers took the checkered flag in their respective events Sunday to wrap up the three-day East Coast Truck Festival, becoming the first winners on Rockingham Speedway’s oval track in eight years.

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Sometime around 1956, Rockingham’s John McNeill opened the one-third-mile Rockingham Speedway dirt track. It did not take long for it to become the Saturday night or Sunday afternoon place to be.  

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ROCKINGHAM — Trucks Gone Wild and ProMark Entertainment are  joining forces to announce the 2021 East Coast Truck Jeep & Off-road Festival, taking place Oct. 7-10 at historic Rockingham Speedway.  

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ROCKINGHAM — At an age at which most of his contemporaries are content to ride nothing more exotic than a lawn mower, 72-year-old Paul Gast will straddle a 170 mile-an-hour Suzuki this weekend (Sept. 24-26) at Rockingham Dragway and resume his pursuit of a third consecutive Pro Mod Championship in the ManCup Motorcycle Drag Racing Series presented by Vance and Hines.

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Wednesday, 15 September 2021 17:53

Super Chevy Show kicks off The Rock's 'Fall Frenzy'

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Dragway’s annual “Fall Frenzy” begins this weekend with the Carolina’s largest all-Chevy shootout, the Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism featuring the 280 miles per hour Larsen Motorsports jet dragsters and a car show like none other.

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