N.C. – Rockingham Dragway owner
Steve Earwood announced a comprehensive 2015
schedule that for the first time in 17 years features the
NHRA Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series along with the PDRA Pro
Mod Series, the AMRA all-Harley Motorcycle Series, the Dieffenbach
Classic Rock Super Chevy Show presented by Richmond County
Tourism and even a race that uses manpower instead of horsepower.
track will open on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, for the
first event in the 2015 Rock Solid Test-and-Tune Series
and two weeks later will play host to the annual Racers
Appreciation weekend featuring free entry for all ET racers.
first of Rockingham’s feature races will be the second
annual “Roar at the Rock” PDRA Springnationals,
April 10-12, featuring three classes of Pro Mod cars plus
Top Dragsters, Top Sportsman and two Jr. Dragster classes.
May 16, the track will be reconfigured to accommodate the
Rugged Maniacs Series which features a three-mile run through
an obstacle course that includes climbing towers, underground
tunnels, waterslides and other challenges followed by a
party on site featuring music, mechanical bulls and adult
Rugged Maniacs is something that’s trending nationally,”
Earwood said, “and we’re pretty excited to be
included. I think there are 21 events planned this year.
Austin, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, L.A., Atlanta. It’s
pretty impressive what they do and we’re anxious to
see how it plays out.”
Lucas Oil Series, which features NHRA’s Sportsman
stars, returns to the track May 29-31 and the annual Iron
Horse Smoke Out Bike Rally makes its sixteenth stop a month
later (June 19-20).
Dieffenbach Super Chevy Show returns Oct. 9-11 with its
traditional all-Chevies, all-the-time format before the
track reverts to two wheels Oct. 16-18 with the annual AMRA
Jim McClure Nitro Harley Nationals.
new for 2015 is the SouthRock Motorcycle Grudge Series hosted
jointly by Rockingham and by South Georgia Motorsports Park
in Valdosta and the Hot Rock Summer Sizzler, part of the
Manufacturers Cup motorcycle series.