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PHOTOS: Hot Rod Power Tour at Rockingham Speedway

Several cars sit along pit road at Rockingham Speedway during the Hot Rod Power Tour's third stop for the week. See more photos below. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — Thousands of cars and trucks filled the infield of Rockingham Speedway as MotorTrend’s Hot Rod Power Tour made its third stop on Wednesday.

Gates opened at noon and cars were still rolling in well after 2 p.m.

Richmond County residents and visitors from across the region came out to the track to see the “largest traveling car show.”

Several drivers had the opportunity to navigate a autocross course on the Little Rock, a paperclip track replica of Martinsville Speedway.

In addition to the cars on tour, several stock cars from Rolling Thunder were set up on one end of the field.

Vendors and food trucks were set up in front of the Papa Joe Hendrick Garage, which served as a lounge for those with a Platinum pass. Fayetteville-based band Rivermist provided entertainment for the event.

The week-long trek through the South celebrates the 75th anniversary of HOT ROD Magazine.

The tour kicked off Monday at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Georgia and stopped at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Tuesday.

Drivers made their way through the Palmetto State’s Sandhills before entering North Carolina south of Hamlet on N.C. 381.


Click here to see photos from Marlboro County.

Click here to see photos from Hamlet.

The convoy will leave the speedway Thursday morning and ride up to Pinehurst and through Carthage before heading west to Troy and through the Uwharries before turning back southwest to ZMax Dragway in Concord.

The tour then heads to its final destination, Bristol Motor Speedway in Tennessee, on Friday.

See more photos below.

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Managing Editor William R. Toler is an award-winning writer and photographer with experience in print, television and online media.