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Rockingham Dragway giving away pieces of old track

Rockingham Dragway is giving away pieces of the track Jan. 8. Photo courtesy Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — Would you like to own a piece of Richmond County racing history?

Rockingham Dragway is offering remnants of the old drag strip for free on Sunday Jan. 8.

The Dragway recently started a repaving project in preparation for the 2023 season which boasts a full schedule of returning events.

According to a previous press release, this is the fourth time the track has been resurfaced since former owner Steve Earwood purchased the Dragway from the DeWitt family in 1992.

The project — including 700 feet of new high-traction concrete and new asphalt — is one of several upgrades to the track covered in part by a $485,000 grant from the state’s Motorsports Relief Fund.

New owners Al Gennarelli and Dan Van Horn are now behind the wheel to keep the tires rolling after Earwood spent 30 years in the driver’s seat.

Nearly every weekend from March 11-Dec. 2 is booked as the Dragway continues to be an economic engine for the region.

The Dig or Die no prep racing series returns to the Rock for three events: March 24-25; July 21-22; and Dec. 1-2.


The schedule also features classic events like Mopars at the Rock on April 8, the Big John Memorial Bracket Championship May 27-29 and Super Chevy Show Sept. 16-17.

The N.C. Department of Transportation also brings back its annual Roadeo, an event that gives equipment operators a chance to test their skills in several competitions. The event has been held at the Dragway in the past.

The Dragway is also hosting a few non-motorsports event including the annual Apple Chill Festival in May and the Rugged Maniac series June 3.

See the graphic below for all events so far scheduled.

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