40-Lap Budweiser Allstar Late Models Race at Dixieland Speedway on Friday

Elizabeth City, NC After two weeks off due to rain, Dixieland Speedway will hold its 10th event of the 2019 racing season onFriday evening and will feature a special Budweiser Allstar Late Models 40-lap race, paying $1,200 to the winner.  Four otherdivisions of competition will be held presented by Dixie 105.7, including the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets, Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours and the R&D Super Fours.

The Late Model race promises to attract heavyhitting regional dirt racers for their chance at the winning prize.  Additionally, points are on the line as the season begins to wind down.  Including Friday festivities, only three races remain in 2019.

The opening nine races have provided its share of drama and excitement.  A couple of drivers have had dominant seasons including James Hissom, Jr., who rung the bell in victory lane to garner his seventh checkered flag at the most previous race in the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours.  He continues to lead the points chase.  Billy Hubbard has also had a remarkable season.  He collected his seventh win in the Budweiser Allstar Late Models in the last outing and padded his points lead over Larry Jackson by eight heading into this weekend’s events.  Justin Pruitt continues to lead the points race in the Little Caesars Super Streets by 46 over Dennis Barnes and third place racer Josh Letson is within two points of catching Barnes.  Troy Brickhouse has his work cut out for him if he hopes to earn the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman title.  With two wins this year, he leads Mark Gonzales, who has the season mostvictories of four, by a slim six points.  Finally, Dale Ore, Jr. continues to lead the R&D Super Fours point standings.  

Gates open at 5:00 p.m. on Friday.  Practice kicks off at 6:30 p.m. followed by qualifying and racing begins 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 (@dixielandspeedway).  Information by phone, dial 252-771-5151.  Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.  

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