Power Companies Stage At Dillon Motor Speedway Following Hurricane Matthew

Power Companies Stage At Dillon Motor Speedway Following Hurricane Matthew

by October 12, 2016 0 comments

DILLON, S.C. (October 12, 2016): Power companies from around the country began staging at Dillon Motor Speedway on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 prior to hitting the road to repower the Carolinas after Hurricane Matthew.

Dillon Motor Speedway is a favorable staging location because it’s beside the Dillon County Airport, just a half mile off of Exit 193 on I-95. Electrical equipment, pole trucks and power company 18-wheeler fueling rigs were just a few things that were being staged at the track. The power companies will depart from the track and disperse throughout the Carolinas to help bring power back to the many affected communities.

“There are so many families that are still suffering from Hurricane Matthew,” said Dillon Motor Speedway track owner, Ron Barfield. “Power companies from all over are staging at the track. Dillon Motor Speedway is glad to help the community in any way possible.”

Dillon County was one of the hardest impacted counties in South Carolina. The power companies are certainly a welcomed sight. The track itself saw torrential rain and high winds, but it sustained no damage. Unfortunately, the cities of Dillon and Latta are still trying to recuperate from the wrath of Hurricane Matthew.

Dillon Motor Speedway will be back in action Friday to Sunday, October 21-23 for the 13th annual Fall Spectacular 400 BASH presented by Raceway /Newsome Parts of Hartsville. Divisions that will compete in the season finale include: Late Models, Super Trucks, Chargers, Street Stocks, Pro Four Cylinders, Pure Stock Fours and Mini Cup Stocks. Friday will be a practice day. Racing will begin at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Grandstand tickets will be $10 on Saturday and $15 on Sunday. Kids 11 years old and younger enter the grandstands for free.

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.

Photo Credit: Dillon Motor Speedway

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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