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Predicted rain results in Rockingham Dragway rescheduling Mopars at the Rock

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ROCKINGHAM — With a rainy weekend forecast on the horizon, the owners of Rockingham Dragway have decided to postpone one of the track’s signature events until the fall.

Mopars at the Rock, now in its 32nd year, has been moved to Saturday, Nov. 18, co-owner Dan VanHorn announced on social media Wednesday.
The test and tune for Friday has been canceled.

“Well we tried to wait it out but at this point we have to reschedule the event,” he said in the post. “Given how many folks travel for Mopars at The Rock we want it to be fair to all involved. Luckily we found a spot that we feel will be a great new date.”

Click here to see photos from last year’s Mopars at the Rock.

According to the National Weather Service, rain is expected to move into the area Thursday evening, with a high percentage of showers Friday through Saturday and a 40% chance of precipitation on Sunday.

Although there have been showers the past two weekends, Dragway officials were able to carry on with scheduled events.

VanHorn said all pre-sold tickets for Mopars at the Rock will automatically transfer to the new date.


The NMRA/NMCA All-Star Nationals is still scheduled for April 13-16 at the Dragway.

Click here to see photos from last year’s event.

Other events slated for this month include:

  • Rudy’s Diesel Spring Truck Jam – April 21-22
  • N.C. Department of Transportation Roadeo – April 24-27
  • All Harley Drag Racing Association – April 28-30

Across the highway, Rockingham Speedway is switching gears from motorsports to music to host the inaugural Sunrise 2 Sunrise Festival, a 24-hour electronic dance music event featuring two stages, and car and balloon rides from noon April 22 to noon the following day.

MB Drift also returns April 29-30 for “Back in the Ring,” the first of four competitive events scheduled for the 2023 season.

Click here to read about the recent Spring Matsuri.

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