Dillon Motor Speedway Set To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

Dillon Motor Speedway Set To Celebrate Its 50th Anniversary

by April 23, 2014 0 comments

Dillon, S.C., April 23, 2014: Dillon Motor Speedway will kick off the local racing season on Saturday, April 26 as the speedway celebrates 50 years.

Due to rain washing out last weekend’s events, the local season opener was rescheduled for this upcoming Saturday night. The speedway has already hosted its annual New Year’s event, as well as the South Carolina Clash 150, but this will be the first time this season the local drivers have hit the track for a points event.

To kick off the speedway’s 50th anniversary season, Dillon Motor Speedway will host the Carolina Vintage cars; Late Models, $1,200 to win; Super Trucks, $1,000 to win; Chargers, $400 to win; and the Street Stocks will be racing for $300. A new promotion that starts this weekend and will carry throughout the season is if there are 19 or more Late Models that show up to compete, then the $1,200 purse will be bumped up to $1,500.

Gates open on Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. Practice will begin at 4 p.m., followed by qualifying at 6 p.m., and the green flag will wave at 8 p.m. Tickets are only $12 and kids 11 years old and younger enter the gates for free. Dillon Motor Speedway will also be giving away tickets to this weekend’s events on Facebook through daily trivia competitions.

For more information, please visit Follow Dillon Motor Speedway on Facebook and on Twitter, @DillonSpeedway. You may also call the race hotline at 843.496.4790.

Hunter Thomas
Hunter Thomas is a journalist who grew up in Darlington, S.C. His first motorsports-based endeavor was working as the Public Relations Director at Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, S.C., and his journalism start came while he was freelancing at his hometown newspaper, the News & Press while in college.

Hunter has been working within the NASCAR industry since 2010, and throughout the years, he has done everything from PR/Marketing for drivers and teams in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR XFINITY Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, to working at Rockingham Speedway. As a journalist, Hunter has covered everything from regional short tracks to NASCAR, ARCA Racing Series, World of Outlaws, Red Bull Global Rallycross, NHRA and much more.

Follow Hunter Thomas on Twitter by following, @HunterThomas08

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