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Season finale set for Friday at Dixieland Speedway

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Ryan Steeley, No. 101 leads Larry Jackson, No. 2 and Tom Wilson, No. 62 in turn one at Dixieland Speedway in the Budweiser Allstar Late Models division recently. Friday night will mark the final event of the 2019 racing season. Five division champions will be crowned.

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From Dixieland Speedway

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The final race of the decade at Elizabeth City’s motor raceway will take place on Friday.

Dixieland Speedway will conclude its 37th season after having the past couple of weeks off from competition due to Hurricane Dorian and other regional races scheduled at area speedways. Double points will be awarded, and five champions will be crowned following the event on Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC night at the races.

Billy Hubbard leads the Budweiser Allstar Late Model points and is gunning for his third consecutive championship. To clinch the 2019 series title, Hubbard, of Cobbs Creek, Virginia, needs to finish third or better on Friday. Larry Jackson, who is currently second, could win the points race if he finishes four places or better than Hubbard.

To be crowned champion in the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman division, Troy Brickhouse, of Elizabeth City, needs to finish in 10th place or better this weekend. Mathematically defending champion Mark Gonzales, who is second, still has an opportunity to win the championship, although the Elizabeth City racer would almost need a miracle by having to finish 11 places better than Brickhouse in the finale.

Chesapeake racer Justin Pruitt aims to win his first title in the Little Caesars Super Streets. To win the divisions coveted award this weekend, Pruitt needs to finish in 12th place or better.

Season dominator, James Hissom, Jr. aims to capture his first points title in the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours. To win the championship, Hissom needs to finish in 10th place or better on Friday.

After 20-years of trying, Dale Ore, Jr. of Virginia Beach, looks to secure his first championship in the R&D Super Fours. The veteran racer who won earlier this season needs to finish in fifth place or better to win the points race for 2019.

The action on Friday includes a special 40-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman event that will pay the winner $1,000. Additionally, Budweiser Allstar Late Models, Little Caesars Super Streets, Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours and R&D Super Fours will compete and earn double points. As a bonus, a mechanics race will be held, allowing crew members to have their turn behind the wheel. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the excitement kicks off at 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available for purchase in person. For more information, dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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