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Racing Roundup

Drivers shine, records fall at Antioch races Saturday

By Michael Knight

The Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., drew a record crowd in the grandstands and a record car count for the Thanksgiving Thunder and Phillip Knight Memorial race last weekend.
It was a cold weekend for racing, but once the racing action got rolling the fans were excited with the massive car counts.
In my dad’s race, the Phillip Knight Memorial race, Timbo Mangum and Chris Fincher were on the front row. When the green flag dropped, Mangum and Fincher battled for the lead entering turn one.


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Racing Roundup

Antioch track hosts Thanksgiving Thunder

By Michael Knight

The Antioch Speedway, located in Morganton, N.C., is hosting Thanksgiving Thunder today and Saturday.


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Racing Roundup

Area drivers shine at Friendship

By Michael Knight

Lancaster drivers braved a cold and windy night at Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, N.C., to produce a strong showing in their divisions Saturday night.
In the Extreme 4/U-Car Division, Brad McManus won his heat race.
David Laney finished near the rear after fighting an ill-handling car and Tommy McManus finished near the front in his heat race.
In the main event, McManus took the early lead, while his brother Tommy pulled in the pits with a broke axle.


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Racing Roundup

LSS trio set for ‘Toys for Tots’ race

By Michael Knight

Three Lancaster Super Speedway drivers are headed to Elkin, N.C. for a special race Saturday.
Lancaster Super Speedway drivers planning to compete are the Extreme 4 driver trio of David Laney, Brad McManus and Tommy McManus.
Friendship Motor Speedway, located on 11420 NC-268, Elkin, N.C., 28621, will be hosting ‘The Toys For Tots’ Thanksgiving Bash 155.


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Antioch, Sumter Speedways

Two Carolinas tracks set to hold racing events

By Michael Knight

A pair of Carolinas tracks are slated to host racing events this weekend.
Sumter Speedway will hold championship night Saturday along with a full racing program.
Sumter Speedway is honoring its division champions.
Divisions racing Saturday night will be Crate Late Models, Super Street, Street Stock, Stock V8, Stock 4 and Extreme 4.
Admission prices are $20 for the pits and $10 for the grandstands. Gates open at 5 p.m.
Sumter Speedway is located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.


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Lancaster drivers have solid showing at Sumter Speedway

By Michael Knight

Lancaster area drivers posted a strong showing at the annual Turkey Day race at the Sumter Speedway on Saturday.
In the Extreme 4 race, driver Brad McManus captured the win in his heat race in his first-ever visit to the Sumter track.
Chris Baker also made his first-ever visit to the historic race track.
When the green flag dropped, McManus and Baker proved they would be factors in the race for the win. McManus ran second the whole race, trying to run down race leader Rusty Harrelson.


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Sumter Speedway to host annual Turkey Day race

By Michael Knight

A fall racing tradition is ready to unfold this weekend.
The Sumter Speedway will host its annual Turkey Day race, a major event for Sumter Speedway.
The race usually produces the largest car count every year for the historic track located on 3150 Wedgefield Road in Sumter.
The 2016 race should produce another great car count with Crate Late Models paying $2,000 to win, Super Street $800, Street Stock $300, Stock V8 $300, Mini Stock $700, Bomber/Extreme 4 $400 and Mini Late Models.


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Racing Roundup

Charlotte, Harris tracks host weekend racing

By Michael Knight

The Dirt Track at Charlotte will host the Bad Boy Off Road World of Outlaws World finals this weekend. Racing at Charlotte will be The World of Outlaw Sprint Cars, World of Outlaw Late Models and Big-Block Modifieds of the Super DIRTcar Series.
For more details, go to http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/tickets/bad_boy_off_road_world_of_...


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Local drivers have tough run in Charlotte

By Michael Knight

Lancaster Super Speedway drivers had a tough time at the OneDirt.com World Short Track Championship at the Dirt Track at Charlotte over the weekend.
In the SECA Crate Late Model races, Chris Steele and Travis Steele had a strong showing all weekend at Charlotte, but came up short in making in the A-main.
Timbo Mangum was the lone Lancaster driver to make the A-main in the SECA Crate Late Model division. Some 28 drivers started the main event and Mangum came home with an 18th-place finish. Some 60 SECA Crate Late Models for the entire weekend competied at Charlotte.


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Racing Roundup

Baker prevails as King of the Carolinas Street Stock winner

By Michael Knight

GASTONIA, N.C. – “The Gambler” is King of the Carolinas in racing.
Sage driver Brandy Baker, “The Gambler,” is finally King of the Carolinas after capturing an exciting Street Stock win at Carolina Speedway.
Baker was on the front row for the Street Stock main with Tyler Hyatt. When the green flag dropped to start the race, Baker, Hyatt, Ronnie Mosley and Andy Blackwood battled for the lead entering turn one.


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