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Racing

  • Cherokee Speedway to host Blue Gray 100 this weekend

    Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney will host the 25th annual Blue Gray 100 this weekend.
    Action begins tonight, Oct. 23 and continues Saturday, Oct. 24.
    The racing event is highlighted by the $12,000-to-win Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series main event Saturday night.
    The racing order tonight is the Thunder Bombers, Extreme 4 and Young Guns 4-Cylinders will qualify and run main events. The Stock 4 will qualify and run heat races, and an open practice for all other divisions is slated.

  • LSS drivers have solid showing at King of the Carolinas race

    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers ventured across the state line over the weekend for the King of The Carolina’s Races at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C.
    Lancaster Super Speedway drivers had a strong showing throughout the weekend, with Ben Watkins posting a seventh-place finish in the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series main event.
    Josh Langley was 17th in the Clash Super Late Model Series main after getting caught up in a wreck on the front straight away.

  • Watkins seeking to pad points

    The “Rock Hill Bad Boy” Ben Watkins is set to defend his Carolina Clash points lead this weekend at the King of the Carolinas race.
    The racing focus will be on Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, N.C., for two busy nights for the driver known as the “Rock Hill Bad Boy,” Watkins.
    On Friday night, tonight, Watkins will be in his No. 16 Sandwood Racing Limited Late Model car at Carolina.
    The action has  qualifying and the main event for the Limited Late Model Division.

  • Carolina Speedway to host King of the Carolinas races

    The dirt track racing focus is on Carolina Speedway in Gastonia for the next week.
    Carolina Speedway will host the third annual King of the Carolinas racing event Oct. 15-17.
    The major racing event drew over 200 cars last year, with that many or more expected to compete at the Carolina Speedway track next week.
    With the 2015 Lancaster Super Speedway season completed, a host of LSS drivers are expected to be in the mix for the titles at the Carolina track.

  • Speedway caps 2015 racing campaign

    The 2015 racing season at Lancaster Super Speedway has come to an end, the last two races won by Mother Nature.
    Rainy weather wiped out the final two races on the 2015 season, including action last Saturday night.
    The season has been competitive as ever at the famous half-mile dirt track.

  • Speedway to host final points races for 2015

    Lancaster Super Speedway will hold its final points race of the 2015 season Saturday, Oct. 3.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event, and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.
    Deal 1 Auto Sales SECA Crate Sportsman has $500 to win and $50 to start.
    The Cauthen Motors Renegades has $500 to win and $50 to start.

  • LSS's 2015 final points race Saturday

    Rain washed out racing action Saturday, Sept. 26, and the race has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3.
    The race is the final points race for the 2015 LSS season.
    Divisions running will be the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start, with a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker.
    If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.

  • Double points on the line in LSS race Saturday night

    Lancaster Super Speedway action Saturday night, Sept. 26 is presented by U.S. Bonding and it will also feature double points.
    U.S. Bonding is the official sponsor of the Vintage Division at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The LSS card for Saturday is the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock, paying $500 to win, $50 to start and a $100 bounty on Brandy Baker. If Baker chooses to start in the rear of the field for the main event and if he wins the race, he will collect the $100 bounty.

  • Banal wins Rowell Memorial race

    Steve Banal captured an exciting $2,000-to-win Barry Rowell Memorial race Saturday, Sept. 19.
    In the SECA Crate Late Model Barry Rowell Memorial main event, the front row had Steve Banal and Hank Taylor.
    Before the race, Manley Chaney led the field of cars under the pace lap in honor of Barry Rowell, Chaney’s father-in-law.
    When the green flag fell, Banal, Taylor, Mangum and Chris Fite battled for the lead entering turn one.
    Exiting turn two, Banal led with a hard-charging Taylor right behind him.

  • Rowell Memorial race Saturday

    Lancaster Super Speedway hosts the Barry Rowell Memorial Race with the SECA Crate Late Model Division paying $2,000 to win Saturday night, Sept. 19.
    Rowell, who died suddenly on January 17, was 52.
    Rowell was born Sept. 19, which makes the race date significant in that it is being held on what would have been his 53rd birthday.
    Barry was a friend to many and loved by all.
    A native North Carolinian, he was born in Wayne County and was a graduate of Parkwood High School in neighboring Union County, N.C.