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Racing

  • Lancaster Super Speedway taking a pit stop Saturday

    With the NASCAR race in Charlotte and drivers seeking an early-season break with their families, Lancaster Super Speedway officials decided during the offseason to take this Saturday off at the speedway.

    The LSS is taking a pit stop for Saturday night action.

    Racing is slated to return at the half-mile dirt oval May 27.

  • Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return Saturday at LSS

    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models return to Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.

    On April 1, the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models made their LSS debut.

    On that night Ben Watkins dominated the race.

    Watkins will not be here on Saturday night as he will be racing with the World of Outlaws Super Late Model Series.

    So this Saturday, LSS will have a new winner in the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models Series.

  • LSS idle for Easter weekend

    Lancaster Super Speedway is taking this weekend off for Easter to give the drivers, fans and staff members some time off to spend Easter with their family and friends.

    Some of the Lancaster Super Speedway drivers will be racing elsewhere this weekend.

    David Laney is traveling to East Lincoln Speedway located on Mariposa Road, Stanley, N.C., 28164.

    Laney will be taking his Extreme 4 car to ELS for the first time. The divisions running at ELS will be Lighting Late Models, Renegade, Thunder Bombers, Stock 4, Pro Stock 4, Extreme 4/Front Wheel Drive.

  • LSS hosting Clash twice in 2017 races

    The 2017 Lancaster Super Speedway racing season is getting closer and closer.
    LSS race teams across the Carolinas are preparing for the upcoming racing season at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The ever-so popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will be competing twice at the  LSS half-mile during the 2017 season.
    The first Clash race is on March 18, with the second race scheduled for Sept. 2.

  • Drivers shine, records fall at Antioch races Saturday

    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.

  • Antioch track hosts Thanksgiving Thunder

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

    The race track is located at 2850 Race Track Street in Morganton, N.C., 28655.

    The Antioch track is running the Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models, paying $1,200 to win and $125 to start.

    The Phillip Knight Memorial, for Vintage cars, is paying $400 to win and $50 to start.

    The Super Stock 4 has $500 to win and $50 to start. The Renegades will have $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • Area drivers shine at Friendship

    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.

  • LSS trio set for ‘Toys for Tots’ race

    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.

  • Two Carolinas tracks set to hold racing events

    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.

  • Lancaster drivers have solid showing at Sumter Speedway

    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.