Rockingham Dragway

Rockingham Dragway

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.

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.

ROCKINGHAM — Scrambling to adjust a 2020 racing schedule thrown into disarray by the coronavirus pandemic, Rockingham Dragway on Tuesday announced new dates for two of the sport’s biggest motorcycle races including the AMRA-sanctioned 29th annual Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro World Finals.

ROCKINGHAM — The annual Import Faceoff car show, drag race, and sound off event has been scheduled for June 7, at Rockingham Dragway, moving the Southeast VW Association "VWs at The Rock" to Saturday, June 6.

ROCKINGHAM — Due to the coronavirus pandemic and the uncertainty we face because of it, Rockingham Dragway has made schedule adjustments to accommodate three key events including the 29th annual Griffin Motors MOPARS at the Rock.

ROCKINGHAM — In an effort to accommodate serious competitors, Rockingham Dragway is looking at hosting quarter mile runs this Saturday, limited to 25 vehicles.

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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.

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.

ROCKINGHAM — Larry “Spiderman” McBride crushed the competition Sunday at Rockingham Dragway, stopping the quarter mile timers in a best-in-history 5.607 seconds at a jaw-dropping finish line speed of 263.10 miles per hour to win the Top Fuel title for the fourth time in five years in the track’s annual Man Cup Motorcycle Series event.

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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