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Sumter track to host Turkey Day race

By Michael Knight

Sumter Speedway, located on 3150 Wedgefield Road, will be hosting its annual Turkey Day race on Saturday.

The Turkey Day race card will have the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, Sharp Mini Late Models, Super Street, Stock 4, Stock V8, and Extreme 4.

Any division with over 15 cars will be racing for $1,000 to win, but if the division has less than 15 cars it will be racing for $500 to win.


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New LMS owners to attend awards night

By Michael Knight

New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

McManus had owned the track since 2003.

The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.


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Plyler took life’s lemons and made lemonade

By Robert Howey

You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.


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Baker gambles on Lancaster Motor Speedway

By Michael Knight

One of the most all-time winning drivers in Lancaster Motor Speedway history has made another career move on the red-clay high banks.


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Lancaster Super Speedway points awards Nov. 11

By Michael Knight

The Lancaster Super Speedway points banquet is at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant, 775 Lancaster Bypass 9 East, on Nov. 11.

The banquet is 6 p.m. until to 10:30.

Cost is $10 person and all you can eat buffet.

The awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award. 

Top 5 in each division:

SECA Crate Late Models – 1. Timbo Mangum, 2. Chris Fite, 3. Ron Geehring, 4. Brandy Baker, 5. Hank Taylor


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Henry strong in Red Rose Classic

David Kellin


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Fall Sports Roundup

South downs Rucker, 28-6

By The Staff

The South Mustangs avenged their lone loss of the middle school football season, taking a 28-6 win over A.R. Rucker on Wednesday at Memorial Stadium.
In the teams’ first meeting last month, Rucker rallied from a 14-0 halftime deficit to take an 18-14 comeback win over the Mustangs.
In the rematch, the Mustangs dashed to the 22-point victory.
Fred Twitty, who scored a pair of touchdowns for South, sprinted 35 yards to give SMS a 6-0 lead at the half.


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Band provided key support in Blue Devils’ state title run

Charles Ussery
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Treece triumphs for women’s title

By The Staff

Mary Helen Treece shot a 162 to win the Lancaster Golf Club’s women’s championship earlier this month.
Treece posted a seven-shot win after carding an 83-79 in the two-day tournament held Oct. 14-15 at the LGC.
Treece and runner-up Kim Perry, a former Lancaster High School softball coach and physical education teacher, were tied after 27 holes, but Treece finished strong in the final nine holes.
She had eight pars and a birdie on No. 15.


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LSS drivers have strong showing at Antioch

By Michael Knight

Antioch Motor Speedway in Morganton, N.C., hosted the Halloween Havoc race over the weekend.


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