Rain Forces Cancellation of Racing Friday at Dixieland Speedway

Showers and thunderstorms dumped substantial amounts of rain on Elizabeth City’s three-eighths mile motor speedway on Friday, forcing officials to cancel what was scheduled to be the seventh race of the season on Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC night. The event was called off shortly before 6:00 p.m. after rainwater flooded the racing surface.

A new date for the special 40-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman event that was slotted to take place will be announced soon.

The upcoming Friday is a scheduled night off to allow competitors and teams to enjoy Independence Day weekend. Racing resumes on Friday, July 12th on J2 Race Engines night with a special 40-lap Little Caesars Super Streets event with $500 being awarded for first place. Additionally, the Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman and Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours will compete. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and the action kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase in person. For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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About Dixieland Speedway:

Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track. The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983. Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action. The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight-degrees. Race fans from all over the region have come to witness spectacular side by side racing through the years. The family-friendly facility offers something for everyone as on-track action keeps fans on the edge of their seats all night long. Refreshment and souvenir stands are on site. Tickets for all events are available for purchase in person. Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all. To learn more, visit dixielandspeedway.net or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram