‘FALL FRENZY’ FEATURES BRACKETS, BIKES AND MORE
Super Chevy Show, Holiday Junior Jam, NHRA Lucas Oil Series Among Other
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. –
(Aug. 14, 2019) The Original Super Chevy Show, the 28th annual Jim McClure
All-Harley World Finals, the SFG Super Bowl of Drag Racing, the second annual
Holiday Jr. Jam and races in the NHRA’s Lucas Oil Series and National Open
Series are among the highlights of a “Fall Frenzy” schedule that begins this
week at Rockingham Dragway.
The track’s annual “second season” begins with the seventh annual Yuengling
Carolina Powerfest for Top ET, No Box and Jr. Dragster racers featuring the
popular “Blue Light Special” and a Saturday night Bar-B-Que and Brew party. It
also pays points on both days that will apply to track championships and berths
in the NHRA ET Finals.
The following week (Aug. 24), the schedule will take an unconventional turn with
the debut of Red, White and Fun, a family-friendly event featuring a barbecue
cookoff, corn hole tournament, moon pie-eating contest, truck show and quarter
mile time runs.
Woven throughout the fall schedule will be events in the MXA Motorsports street
drags series including those on Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Nov. 16, Nov. 23,
Dec. 7 and Dec. 14, the latter representing the 2019 season finale.
September begins with the final event in the working man’s ET bracket series,
the Hoosier Tires Carolina Coalition Series, Sept. 6-8. After races at Piedmont
Dragway, Farmington Dragway and Mooresville Dragway, series championships are on
the line in Top ET, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster. Series champions earn
distinctive jackets and if those champions win on Hoosiers, they also get a free
set for future use.
The Super Chevy Show presented by the Richmond
County Tourism Authority (Sept. 27-29) is the largest all-Chevy event in the Carolinas and is the cornerstone of
The Rock’s September schedule. In addition to 30 distinct show car awards, a
swap meet and racing in Top ET, Footbrake, D.O.T. and Trophy classes, this
year’s Saturday showcase will feature the Carolina Xtreme Pro Mod circuit and
the 300 mile-an-hour jet dragster of second generation veteran Terry Rosburg.
The Rock’s biggest month of racing kicks off with one of the biggest bracket
races on the planet, the SFG Promotions Super Bowl of Drag Racing which last
year attracted a field of 569 racers, most from outside the Carolina. Boasting
$100,000 payoffs for both the Friday and Saturday (Oct. 4-5) winners, the Super
Bowl also will pay $20,000 to the winner of Thursday’s “tune-up” event.
Sharing the weekend stage with the Super Bowl will be two other events: the
inaugural Richmond County Chamber of Commerce “Hoptoberfest” from 4-7 p.m.
Saturday featuring craft beer, wine, chicken wings and music by The Voltage
Brothers, and the Remote Control Racing Fall Nationals contested on The Rock’s
miniature 132-foot course.
Week two (Oct. 11-13) shines the spotlight on the world’s quickest and fastest
Harley-Davidson motorcycles with the 28th running of the Jim McClure All-Harley
World Finals featuring the Ray Price Top Fuel challenge. Defending Ray Price
winner and multiple-time world champion Doug Vancil is expected back to battle
Carolina standouts Jay Turner, Tii Tharpe and Tracy Kile at speeds exceeding 230
miles per hour.
The NHRA returns to The Rock Oct. 17-20 with a pair of back-to-back events
beginning with the last of six events determining Lucas Oil Series champions in
the Southeast Division. Reigning division champ Sandy Wilkins of Mt. Ulla tries
to repeat in Top Sportsman at the wheel of his venerable 1969 Camaro while
former national series champion Jeff Strickland of Red Bay, Ala., poses a threat
in both Stock Eliminator and Top Dragster. A one-day NHRA National Open will be
contested on Sunday, providing additional point earning opportunities for races
seeking valuable grading points that determine entry eligibility for 2020 NHRA
Closing the month will be the fastest racers on two wheels including
multiple-time world champion Larry “Spiderman” McBride of Newport News, Va.,
who’ll compete over three days (Oct. 25-27) in the ManCup Motorcycle Series
presented by Vance and Hines. McBride will try to return to his usual 250
mile-an-hour form after being upset in last year’s final by Dave Vantine of
Bracket racing rules November beginning with the inaugural Third Amber Challenge
(Nov. 1-3) featuring seven big races including a Friday night pit vehicle
shootout for golf carts, mini-bikes and scooters and a $5,000 to win purse on
Saturday. A week later, it’s back to the brackets with the annual Twin 5s on
Saturday and Sunday.
Another departure from the norm shines the spotlight on Europe with the
inaugural running of Southeast Eurofest. The one-day event (Nov. 24) features a
car show spotlighting European vehicles and a drag race for German, Swedish,
English, Italian and French makes.
Closing out the month and the track’s feature event season will be the second
annual Holiday Junior Jam featuring eight big races for the Jr. Dragster
contingent including a guaranteed $5,000 to win on Sunday (Dec. 1). In addition
to three age group races, four pro tree Shootouts and the main event, there’s be
a $1,500-to-win Parents Race on Saturday plus special prizes for the best
holiday-themed golf carts and pit compounds, three long distance awards and a
Saturday cookout with an early-arriving, drag racing-loving Santa Claus.