SUPER CHEVY SHOW ROLLS INTO ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY THIS WEEKEND
 
 






THE WORLD’S FASTEST WHEEL STANDER ENTERS THE ROCK SUPER CHEVY SHOW

Danny O’Day of Grassy Creek, NC will make runs during Rockingham Dragway’s Super Chevy Show, October 4 and 5. Holding the quickest elapsed time and fastest speed ever recorded by a vehicle on only the two rear wheels, O’Day will attempt to reset the record he now holds at 8.726 seconds, at 148.46 miles per hour.

O’day will be joined by the Dieffenbach Super Store GM Car Show, Swap Meet and drag racing that also includes the Jet powered Willy’s of Terry Rosberg and Pro Mods.
The Jet-Powered ’41 Willy’s “American Thunder” has been added to this week’s Super Chevy Show. Joining the Pro Mods, the Gear Jammers Circuit and the all-GM Dieffenbach Superstore Car Show, drag race and swap meet, the 240mph jet propelled Willy’s will make two exhibition runs during Saturday’s portion of the weekend event. Driven by Rockingham’s Terry Rosberg, the jet will add even more excitement to a great weekend of activities. Adult admission is $20, kids under 12 only $5.


SEVEN RACES IN SEVEN WEEKS TO CONCLUDE ROCKINGHAM’S SEASON

With summer at end, many motor racing facilities either are wrapping things up or, at the very least, slowing things down. Not so at Rockingham Dragway where track owner Steve Earwood has his foot on the throttle with seven races in the next seven weeks starting Oct. 3-6 with the iconic Super Chevy Show.

“Running a racetrack is a lot like writing a book,” Earwood said. “You have to have a good start and a good finish. Well, we had a pretty good start, at least when the weather didn’t get us, and I think this is the strongest closing program we’ve ever put together.

“It offers a little bit of everything: motorcycles, brackets, imports, sports compacts, Jets, Gear Jammers, Pro Mods, Outlaw street cars and grudge races,” Earwood said. “We are offering something for every drag racing fan.”

First up is the Dieffenbach Superstore Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County Tourism. It’s all things General Motors including a car and truck show, swap meet, Camaro Shootout, Rickie Smith’s all-conquering nitrous-boosted Chevy Camaro Pro Mod, Danny O’Day and the world’s-fastest wheelstander, Terry Rosberg’s jet car and more.

From four wheels, the schedule quickly moves to two with the 23rd running of the Jim McClure All-Harley Nitro Nationals Oct.10-12 featuring Top Fuel Harley-Davidson motorcycles capable of quarter mile speeds exceeding 230 miles per hour.

On Oct. 17, 18 and 19, the spotlight will shine on the world’s fastest street legal cars competing in the 17th annual Fall Civil Wars and, a week later, it’s bracket cars galore at Yuenling Carolina Power Fest 2.

After a Halloween weekend return to two wheels for the 20th annual Lee’s Performance World Finals, concluding event in the 2014 Mickey Thompson Performance MIRock Superbike Series, it’s a final weekend doubleheader featuring the annual Carolina Showdown for imports and sport compacts on Nov. 8 and the final event in the Phantasm Motorsports Street Wars series Nov. 9.

“We’re still out here, still prospering and still in business,” Earwood said, “and, for these last seven weekends, closing out a great 2014 season and planning for 2015.”
 
 
 
 
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PDRA DRAGSTOCK XI RAIN DELAYED ON SUNDAY TO BE COMPLETED IN OCTOBER
 
 

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RAIN WASHES OUT ROCKINGHAM’S DRAGSTOCK XI PRO MOD RACE

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – Heavy rain washed out final eliminations Sunday in Dragstock XI at Rockingham Dragway, the seventh of eight races in the PDRA Pro Modified Series. The event will be completed in conjunction with the PDRA season finale, Oct. 10-11, at Virginia Motorsports Park.

“Very disappointing,” Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood said of the outcome. “We had a helluva a race going but, once again, you find yourself at the mercy of Mother Nature. Our crew and the PDRA crew went above and beyond trying to get the track dry, but it seemed like every time we were within a couple minutes of ‘go,’ the clouds opened up again.

“We had a great Saturday night show and I think everyone was looking forward to a great race on Sunday,” he said. “It’s just one of those things you have to deal with if you’re in this business any time at all.”

Before the rain, Gene Hector of Big Spring, Texas, scored a major upset by beating No. 1 qualifier Jason Scruggs of Saltillo, Mississippi in the featured Pro Extreme category. That puts point leader and No. 2 qualifier Bubba Stanton of Potts Camp, Mississippi in the driver’s seat when racing resumes in Richmond, Virginia.

First round racing was completed in every category except Pro Stock when rain forced the first of several suspensions of competition before officials finally pulled the plug on the event at 3 p.m.   view more
 
 
 
 
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