THIS COMING SATURDAY AT HISTORIC ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY
 
 
HAMLET’S TREY SIKES AMONG FAVORITES IN ROCKINGHAM DIESEL DRAGS

National Diesel Hot Rod Association point leader Trey Sikes tries to leverage his “home field advantage” this week when he defends his Sportsman event title in the NDHRA Carolina Nationals at Rockingham Dragway.

Sikes, who lives just a couple miles from the track in Hamlet, N.C., is hoping to lock up his first national championship at the wheel of his 2010 Volkswagen Jetta station wagon.

In addition to drag racing action in six different NDHRA classes, the event also will include a full complement of sled pulling events, a burnout contest and a Show ‘N Shine competition for diesel cars and trucks.

Quickest and fastest of the diesel-powered vehicles is the dragster of Jared Jones of Terre Haute, Ind., which has covered the quarter mile course in an NDHRA record 6.466 seconds at 225.30 miles per hour.

Other point leaders hoping to clinch at The Rock include Jones in Top Diesel, Ryan “The Hard Way” Milliken of Navarre, Fla., with Dodge Ram trucks in both Pro Stock and Super Street, Jarid “the Iron Man” Vollmer of Chubbuck, Idaho, in Pro Street and Ryan Dubois of Boise, Idaho in Super Diesel.

Gates open at 9 a.m. and the drag racing portion of the program begins at 10. Sled pulling will follow the drag races at 5 p.m. with competition in three NDHRA classes and eight CTTPA (Crossville Truck and Tractor Pulling Association) categories including Outlaw Gas, Hot Farm Tractor, Hot Street Diesel, Work Stock, Open 4X4 and Enhanced Gas.

Admission for the double program is $25 for adults and $10 for children six to 12. Children under six are admitted free with a ticket adult.

 
 
 
 
ROBERTS, PASCHAL CLAIM $20,000 WINS AT ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY
 
 


Benson’s William Roberts used a .017 package to get past Sparta’s Robbie Joines by .02 of a second in the final round Sunday and claim the second of the $20,000 winner’s shares in the Bracket Racers Independence Day event at Steve Earwood’s Rockingham Dragway.

Roberts and T.G. Paschal of Pleasant Garden were the big winners in a weekend event that recalled the big money bracket races of the 1990s when Rockingham owner Steve Earwood and “Big Daddy” George Howard teamed up to produce the Racers Appreciation Bracket Series and the Million Dollar Drag Race.  

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SMOKE OUT BIKE RALLY HUGE SUCCESS AT ROCKINGHAM DRAGWAY
 
 
We hear a lot about diversity these days and if you own a race track you know all-to-well what diversity means pertaining to keeping the bills paid. The days of spending $1,500 on radio and drawing spectators to a pro show are clearly over, as are the days when we could survive off of bracket races, test and tune days and a sanctioning body divisional race.

Rockingham Dragway probably has the most varied schedules in all of racing, as evidenced this past weekend as The Rock hosted the annual Smoke Out Bike Rally, a custom bike show, vendor midway (over 100 biker related vendors), music, stage show, mini bike road race and 50’s drag racing with no starting lights, times or win lights, or “any of that high-tech drag racing stuff”.
 
The 50’s drag racing technical portion of Smoke Out 15 was described as“the cutest girl in the shortest skirt waving a scarf and you’re off. Y’all can argue about who won”. Over 200 attendees took advantage of the opportunity to run down The Rock legendary quarter-mile.

Smoke Out 15 attracted over 15,000 custom bike fans and participants.   VIEW MORE / WEEKEND PHOTOS
 
 
 
 
"THE ROCK"  Always Action Packed and Extremely Fast For All Race Cars & Bikes!!