Get your tickets now for October races

Dale Wilkerson                                             September 2010


For race fans, the month of October has always been a busy month.
Drivers are battling for championships, teams looking for good runs to nail down sponsorship for next year, fans hoping for the best seats to take in the action and track owners hoping for sellouts.
This year fans can schedule stops at tracks across North Carolina and Virginia this October, in fact if a race fan has tickets for these four tracks, he or she may think they have hitched a ride with Marty McFly in Doc Brown’s DeLorean Time Machine.
These four tracks include: Rockingham Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway and the North Wilkesboro Speedway.
The ‘cycle’ begins with the American 200 double-header at Rockingham on October 9th. The stars and cars of the ARCA series will crown a champion in their 200-lap season finale. The day starts with the UARA series at 11:00am.
October 15th and 16th will feature the Nationwide and Sprint Cup series competing at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Both races will be run under the lights with the Sprint Cup race being the only flag-to-flag night race in The Chase.
The following week, the Camping World Trucks and the Sprint Cup Cars will battle on the paper clip at Martinsville Speedway. This little half-mile has the closest racing in NASCAR and both events are real crowd pleasers.
The following week will feature the Ford Mustangs and Chevy Camaros of the Sunoco National Tour competing in the 300-lap Kings Ransom race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. That’s right; I said those four words in the same sentence while talking about an upcoming race; Mustang, Camaro, and North Wilkesboro.
The Sunoco National Tour competes at tracks across the mid-west and south eastern United States and for folks that like the sounds of a side-by-side battle with a Camaro and a Mustang, you need to get you tickets for North Wilkesboro. Racing will take place all weekend October 29th thru 31st with over 800 laps of short track action.
And if one race weekend is not enough for you at North Wilkesboro, October 3rd the track will host the USAR Pro Cup series along with two support divisions.
This looks to be the best October for race fans in the Carolinas since 1996. Yes, that was the year that North Wilkesboro was closed down.