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Longtime Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood is selling the historic drag strip
From left, North Carolina State Senator Tom McInnis, Rockingham Dragway's Steve Earwood and North Carolina Senate President Pro-Tem Phil Berger on Tuesday on the floor of the North Carolina General Assembly.
Steve Earwood, who in 1992 realized a lifelong dream with his purchase of Rockingham Dragway, was recognized Tuesday on the floor of the North Carolina General Assembly for his contributions to the state, Richmond County and the city of Rockingham.
Early in 1992, Steve Earwood went from promotional guru to track owner when the veteran NHRA pitchman utilized some creative financing to purchase North Carolina’s Rockingham Dragway.
On the south side of U.S. Highway 1 between Rockingham and Hoffman, N.C., sits historic Rockingham Speedway.
Rockingham Dragway owner Steve Earwood, who next March will be inducted into Don Garlits’ International Drag Racing Hall of Fame as the 2016 recipient of the Founders Award, picked up some additional hardware at last week’s Performance Racing Industry (PRI) Trade Show in Indianapolis, Ind., where he was recognized as the Professional Drag Racing Ass'n’s 2015 Promoter of the Year.
In the continuing evolution of the North Carolina Motorsports Ass’n, the NCMA Board of Directors announced it has hired Corinne Economaki as executive director while interim executive director Andy Papathanassiou has accepted a seat on the board of directors

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