Got Racing Fever?

Got Racing Fever?

by December 27, 2012 1 comment
Street Stocks at DMS

Street Stocks at DMS

We have reached that part of the year, there is no racing to be had anywhere.  NASCAR is done, IndyCar is done, Formula 1 is done and all the Late Model season ending Spectaculars have been run.  The next race will be the Rolex 24 at Daytona on Jan. 26th.  That’s an awful long time to wait to smell burning rubber and hear engines scream in anger.  The fever has started to set in.

But wait, there is hope.  Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, South Carolina has a good Old Fashioned Street Stock race scheduled for New Year’s Day 2013.  There are more than 40 street stocks registered to race along with DMS’s Charger class, UCAR, MiniCup Stock, Legend and Bandolero’s.  If that’s not enough there is a 4 Cylinder Mini Stock Mayhem on the schedule as well.

Street Stocks are a starting point of a lot of Late Model driver and as well all know Late Model drivers very often move up into NASCAR.  There are those who make a career out of Street Stocks as well.  These veteran drivers are the ones to teach the hot young drivers how to race.  A good Street Stock division is a must for any local track.  At an event like the New Years Race at DMS local drivers from all over get a chance to compete against each other.

This will be the third year Dillon has hosted this New Year’s Day event and it seems to grow every year.  There are several Late Model drivers from all over the southeast that have managed to find a Street Stock to race.  There is a full day of racing scheduled and the weather should be perfect for this time of year.  If you can’t get enough of a racing fix to last you til the end of January from this race you may need to check yourself into a hospital.

For information, schedule and rules check out the track website, or

Christopher Neal
Christopher is a happily married father of 3 very active boys. He is a full time law enforcement officer and part time web designer. Chris is currently the chief editor of as well as has personal blog

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  1. Jim Swan
    #1 Jim Swan 27 December, 2012, 15:13

    James Swan, 5 time Mid American champ from Wisconsin will be racing a street stock at Dillion Speedway, Jan 1, 2013!

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