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ROCKINGHAM — Concerns over the near future of the COVID-19 pandemic led the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce to make a tough decision: to cancel Hoptoberfest.

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ROCKINGHAM — Veteran Barry Nall, who probably has logged as many laps at Rockingham Dragway as anyone else on the planet, used that familiarity to his advantage Saturday to turn back Laura Glasscock of Keysville, Virginia, in the final round and win the Top ET/Footbrake combo eliminator portion of the 29th annual Griffin Motors MOPARS at the Rock expo.

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ROCKINGHAM — No one has hoisted one of drag racing’s iconic “Wally” trophies since Brad Plourd won Comp Eliminator at the virus-shortened NHRA Gatornationals last March in Gainesville, Florida.  However, Rockingham Dragway is positioned to end that drought May 23-25 when it plays host to the 22nd annual Big John Memorial Bracket Nationals.

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 11:44

Rockingham Dragway opens season this weekend

ROCKINGHAM — The oh-too-long winter performance break will end with the familiar sound of revving engines and screeching tires this Saturday when Rockingham Dragway plays host to the first event in the 2020 Mass Acceleration Motorsports Street Drags Series featuring the new NHRA Jr. Street class.

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ROCKINGHAM — Next generation drag racers from 15 states and Canada will descend on Rockingham Dragway this Thanksgiving weekend for the second annual Holiday Junior Jam featuring age group showdowns, pro tree shootouts, a host of special awards and a Saturday main event with a $5,000 top prize.

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ROCKINGHAM — Sandy Wilkins won his fourth straight Southeast Division championship Sunday, applying an exclamation point by driving his 1969 Chevy Camaro past the ’66 Chevy II of Jackie Robison of Greer, S.C., in a final round showdown between the No. 1 and No. 2 qualifiers at Rockingham Dragway.

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ROCKINGHAM — Heavy metal band Metallica will be headlining two nights of the second annual Epicenter Festival — which will not return to Richmond County for 2020.

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ROCKINGHAM — Epicenter will not be returning to The Rock.

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 ROCKINGHAM — As engines roared in the background, hundreds of patrons got their fill of craft beer and chicken wings Saturday during the Richmond County Chamber of Commerce’s fifth annual Hoptoberfest at Rockingham Dragway.

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ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Chamber of Commerce staff was busy Friday prepping for the fifth annual Hoptoberfest on Saturday.

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