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Rockingham Dragway postpones double-header to Sunday due to weather

Rockingham Dragway

ROCKINGHAM — Recent rainy weather in Richmond County has affected sports schedules — and motorsports is no different.

Rockingham Dragway announced Wednesday that it’s double-header event this weekend has been moved to Sunday, March 13.

The Dragway made the following announcement on Facebook:

“Sooooo, Mother Nature apparently has other plans for Saturday than the NC22 Street Car Shootout and the Blood, Sweat and Gears Truck and Car Show. .  OK, we’re adaptable. We’ll move everything to Sunday with its sunshine and 60-degree temps. Gates open at 9, racing at 11, car and truck show judging starting at noon. That’s a doubleheader Sunday:  Blood, Sweat and Gears and the NC 22 Streetcar Shootout on the quarter-mile. Watch this double-hitter for only 20 bucks or test-and tune any vehicle for 20 more. Roll Racing and NC22 classes extra. 12-and-under free. Don’t forget to reset your clocks on Saturday and join us Sunday for a great day of racin’ and seeing the most beautiful trucks in the South.”

The National Weather Service is calling for a 50% chance of rain on Thursday, a 70-100% chance on Friday night, and an 80% chance of showers early on Saturday— with wind gusts up to 38 mph — before clearing for the night with temperatures dropping into the low 20s. Sunday is expected to be clear with a high of 52.

Wet weather on Tuesday and Wednesday postponed baseball and softball games for the Richmond Raiders.

Saturday’s event is part of the dragway’s “Spring into Spring” schedule.

The dragway’s schedule for the 2022 season also includes three dates for the Dig or Die no-prep series — March 25-26, July 22-23 and Dec. 2-3 — in addition to other recurring events like the 31st Annual Griffin Motors MOPARS at The Rock, 24th annual “Big John” Leviner Memorial Weekend Bracket Championship and 31st Annual Jim McClure Nitro All-Harley World Finals.

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The Rugged Maniac obstacle course returns April 9, the Apple Chill Festival on May 7, and Thunder at The Rock family motorcycle festival June 17-18.

Stars of the Discovery Channel’s “Street Outlaws: No Prep Kings,” will be at the dragway Oct. 14-15.

For the full schedule, check here.

 

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