Rockingham Speedway

As the race fans that follow this blog have probably heard, Rockingham Speedway in North Carolina is re-opening next year under new track owner, “Indiana” Andy Hillenburg . Well, tickets just went on sale for the two scheduled events in 2008, and I managed to get a couple seats in the top row near pit exit. I’m really excited about the ARCA race in early May as Rockingham was a great track for stock car racing before it was shut down after the NASCARCup race in early 2004. Although I always liked Rockingham on TV, I never saw a race on the oval. I did see an SCCA regional event on the road course once. The other race next year is the season-ending Hooter’s Pro Cup event on November 1st. If the events prove successful, I expected to see a few more races in 2009. Maybe on the same weekends, or maybe Andy will add a third weekend. I’d really love to see a USAC Silver Crown race at the track, a NASCAR Truck series race, or maybe even the IRL race that was rumored over the summer (although I’m not holding my breath for the Truck or IRL race).