ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY REVEALS TENTATIVE 2020 SCHEDULE
Diverse Lineup Includes AHDRA, Super Chevy, NHRA, Jr.
Dragsters, Rugged Maniacs
ROCKINGHAM, N.C. – (Jan. 8, 2020) The opening event in the new AHDRA
(All-Harley Drag Racing Association) series, the debut of
the Double Down in Tobacco Town big money bracket race and
the renewal of such staples as the Original Super Chevy
Show, the NHRA sportsman doubleheader and the AMRA’s Jim
McClure Memorial All-Harley Finals are among the
highlights of a tentative 40-weekend racing schedule
announced Thursday by Rockingham Dragway owner Steve
Once again, diversity will be the theme with heavy doses
of race cars augmented by motorcycles, the second annual
Red, White and Fun Southern Festival featuring games,
music and mayhem and the spring influx of runners and
fitness freaks intent upon negotiating the barriers, bogs
and other challenges of the Rugged Maniacs obstacle
Building off of the momentum of a Feb. 14-15 weekend
featuring the annual Drag Racing Expo and North Caroline
Drag Racing Hall of Fame festivities in Greensboro, racing
at The Rock officially will begin Feb. 22 with the first
of 16 events in the popular MXA Motorsports Test and Tune
Street Drag Series.
The MXA series will give way March 7-8 to the annual
Racers’ Appreciation Free Entry bracket race in which Top
ET, Footbrake and Jr. Dragster racers can earn their first
points applying toward 2020 track championships. The
Blood, Sweat and Gears car-and-truck show and the
Southeast Volkswagen Association’s VWs at the Rock event
will follow in March 14 and March 15, respectively
That will set the stage for the March 27-29 debut of
Double Down in Tobacco Town, an event produced by two of
the nation’s most respected sportsman and bracket racers,
former NHRA world champion Scotty Richardson and
Mid-Michigan Motorplex principal Jeff Ledford.
Other early season highlights include an April 4 event in
the national Import Face Off Series, the 29th annual
Griffin Motors MOPARS at the Rock race on April 18, the
Modern Street Hemi Shootout April 17-19, the Big John
Memorial Weekend Bracket Nationals May 22-25, Red, White
and Fun May 30 and the Jr. Dragster “Schools Out Shootout”
For two-wheel enthusiasts, the AHDRA returns on May 15-17
with its series-opening Nitro Spring Nationals featuring
Jay Turner, Tii Tharpe, Bill “Billy Jack” Jackson, Randal
Andras, Tyler Wilson, Rich Vreeland and Janette Thornley,
the Statesville rider who will make her long-awaited debut
as the first woman to compete atop a Top Fuel Harley.
A heavy summer dose of MXA Street Drags will lead into a
fall schedule anchored by a Hoosier Tires Carolina
Coalition bracket Series event Sept. 12-13, the Original
Super Chevy Show series featuring the jet dragsters of
Elaine Larsen and Larsen Motorsports Sept. 18-20 and NHRA
Sportsman Weekend, Oct. 1-4, featuring the final Southeast
Division events in the NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series
and the NHRA National Open Drag Racing Series.
The battle for track championships will conclude Oct.
17-18 in conjunction with the eighth annual Carolina
Powerfest and, two weeks later, the usual suspects will
convene for a Halloween weekend version of the AMRA-sanctioned
Jim McClure Memorial All-Harley Finals featuring the Ray
Price Top Fuel Challenge.
The season will end Nov. 26-28 with the third renewal of
the increasingly popular Holiday Jr. Jam which last year
drew junior racers from 20 states and Canada.
VIEW 2020 TENTATIVE SEASON SCHEDULE