ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham Speedway this weekend announced a month-long drive-thru Christmas light show planned for December.
Rockingham’s Speedway Christmas will feature more than 300 twinkling displays along a three-mile Winter Wonderland route, according to the track’s website.
The event runs Dec. 1-31 and on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays will include pictures with Santa, hot chocolate and cider, and vendors, the promotion states.
Tickets are available at $35 per vehicle Monday-Wednesday, $45 Thursday-Sunday and $100 for a season pass. There are also line-skipper packages. A link to ticket sales is at the speedway’s website.
Before the track gets decked out for the Christmas season, there are still several events on the schedule.
MB Drift returns Sept. 17-18 for its final competition of the year — Last Man Sliding — with the event and season winners being crowned.
Brandon Goodman, of Burlington, is the current points leader after winning Battle of Little Rock II in August.
MB Drift has another two-day event, Halloween Havoc, slated for Oct. 22-23.
Free ride-alongs are available for spectators 18 or older on open-drift days. Tickets are available online or at the gate.
Coming up on Sept. 24, there will be a double-header with the FASS Big Rig Series and the CRS Super Truck Series both holding races.
A concert featuring Brandon Hartt and Struggle Jennings is planned for after the race. Hartt shot a video earlier this year at the track for his song “Good Years,” which was released on the anniversary of Dale Earnhardt’s death. Hartt also performed at the speedway’s open house in March.
Tickets for that event are available at the speedway’s website.
The National Auto Sport Association is scheduled to return Oct. 14-16 for Speedtoberfest.
According to the event details at the NASA-Southeast website, the event will feature time trials, a high-performance driver education course and three races using the same roval layout as the mini stock race in July.
Other upcoming events include:
Seat Time Racing School – Oct. 2
NC E30 – Oct. 8-9
Tar Heel Sports Car Club – Nov. 13 (Little Rock)
Dirty South Showdown Car and Truck Show – Nov. 18-20