Virginia Sprint Series Returns to Dixieland Speedway on Friday

The sprint car of Jerald Harris of Dayton, Virginia, sits in the pit area prior to last years Virginia Sprint Series event at Dixieland Speedway.

Elizabeth City, NC – The Virginia Sprint Series makes its 2019 debut at northeastern North Carolina’s action track in Elizabeth City on Friday.  The event marks the fourth race of the season for the sprint series, which has visited tracks across the region, and the second at Dixieland.  Drivers that participate in the wing sprints come from Virginia, North Carolina, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

“We look forward to welcoming back the drivers, crews and fans of the popular Virginia Sprint Series, many of whom have traveled a great distance,” said Red Swain, owner and promoter of Dixieland Speedway. “These high-powered race cars are fast and put on a great show for fans to watch with racers jockeying back and forth for position throughout the night.”

In addition to Dixieland, the series competes at Langley Speedway in Hampton and other tracks in Virginia including Natural Bridge and Shenandoah.  Drivers also navigate a raceway in Hagerstown, Maryland and the national championships are contested in Eagle, Nebraska.

Four other divisions will compete on Friday, including the Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets and the Biggs Cadillac, Buick, GMC Stock Fours.  The event follows an exciting season opener last week that saw a first-time winner, Justin Pruitt, two past champions, Billy Hubbard and Joe Weiss, along with a previous race winner James Hissom, Jr., visit victory lane.  Gates open at 5:00 p.m.  Practice kicks off at 6:30 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing begins at 8:00 p.m.

The non-profit of the evening, Albemarle Area United Way, will be on hand for fans to learn more about the organization and what it does to support residents of the region.


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 or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook (Dixieland Speedway), Twitter (@DixielandSpdwy) and Instagram (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

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