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Father, son take RC wins at Rockingham Dragway

Keshawn Allen, of Bertie County, helps his son KJ line up his truck during the RCHRA event at Rockingham Dragway on June 8. See more photos below. Photos by William R. Toler - Richmond Observer

ROCKINGHAM — A father-son duo took home two top prizes this past weekend in the RC Hot Rod Association’s Rock -n- Fire event at Rockingham Dragway.

Keshawn Allen and his son K.J., of Bertie County, each topped their classes on the scaled down rubber drag strip near the venue’s front parking lot, with the father winning the Pro Stock class and son winning the YoungGunz class.

The RCHRA was founded in 2022 by Gary Rowe, a motorsports photographer and owner of web design company RaceWorks.com. Rockingham Dragway is one of his website clients.

This was the fifth event of the season for RCHRA.

“The same things you see on a real drag strip happen here on a one-tenth scale,” Rowe told the RO last week while setting up for the event, adding that the cars can reach 100 mph in 130 feet.

Rowe posted to social media there were 87 racers from across the Southeast with 109 entries in nine classes. However, he added that there were 218 total entries “thanks to the Automatic Double Entry RCHRA Platform.”

Other class winners in Saturday’s race included:

  • Big Dawg – William Locklear, of Maxton
  • Renegade – Jay Kennedy, of Conover
  • Xtreme Stock – Lucas Harman, of Waynesboro, Virginia
  • Super Stock – Mike Cobb
  • True Stock – Kevin Pace Jr., of Travelers Rest, South Carolina
  • Pro Street – Dino Thompson, of Naples, Florida
  • Top Sportsman – John Fowler

Fowler also won the Friday Night Gambler’s Shootout and Randy Justice won a grudge race on Thursday.

Rowe announced on social media that the race will be returning to the dragway in 2025, with the addition of three Pro Index classes.

The Rock will also have its own records because its “all-rubber surface is basically in a league all it’s own … based off the amazing quick and fast rubber racing surface specific to the RC track at Rockingham Dragway.

The Dragway also hosted Thunder at the Rock this past weekend. See photos of that event from Terry Clark, Robbie Singletary and Sam Cook at visitrichmondcounty.com.