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When the season started, Emily Day wasn’t thinking about winning a championship, but she adapted quickly and was able to win the Legends division championship at Southern National Motorsports … more
Mike Darne claimed his first Late Model Stock Car points championship at Southern National Motorsports Park in grand style on Saturday as the Concord resident won both of the season-ending twin … more
Will the third time be the championship charm for Wilson’s Jamar Freeman? Two weeks shy of an 18-month layoff, Freeman will return to the ring Saturday night in Las Vegas as he attempts to … more
It has been a rare occurrence over the years but D.J. Daniels and Isaiah White have played on opposing baseball teams in their careers prior to Thursday’s Appalachian League game in Greeneville, … more
ZEBULON — In the never-ending quest to address fan attention spans and pace of play issues, the Carolina Mudcats and the rest of Minor League Baseball have been thrust into the role of guinea … more
Behind the strength of a four-run bottom of the eighth inning, the Carolina Mudcats roared back from a three-run deficit to claim a 6-5 victory over the Winston-Salem Dash in the opening night of the … more
LUCAMA — Chris Chapman snapped a near two-year winless drought at Southern National Motorsports Park last weekend, holding off Andrew Grady in a thriller in the Easter Bunny 100. Rusty … more
Southern National Motorsports Park has been the training ground for such NASCAR Cup champions as Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin and now another SNMP racer, Mason Diaz, hopes to make his mark at a … more
The Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park will offer a new look for Sunday’s 200-lap Late Model Stock Car race that caps the season-ending weekend at the track. For the … more
Sunday will mark the 18th running of the Thanksgiving Classic at Southern National Motorsports Park, the final Late Model Stock Car races of the season and the last of the majors. Because the … more
During the week, 32-year-old Brandon Whitley is fighting fires and, on the weekends, he trades one fire suit for another. Whitley, who lives in Elm City, has been a fixture on the racing scene in … more
Longtime Southern National Motorsports Park competitor Melvin Langley is as confident as ever heading into the 2018 season at Southern National Motorsports Park, which goes green … more
The return of outboard powerboat racing to Buckhorn Reservoir has been delayed. Due to travel concerns and competitors affected by the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, the Carolina Virginia Racing … more
Kelvin King will now wait a while longer to partake in his second bout as a professional. Set to fight Antonio Allen (0-6-1) on Friday night at Charlotte’s CenterStage@Noda as part of a card put … more
Carolina Mudcats infielder/outfielder Weston Wilson was saluted by the Single-A Advanced Carolina League as its player of the week on Monday. Wilson hit .500 (7 for 14) in five games last week, … more
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Southern Durham High product Julian Gamble hit a game-winning free throw to invoke the “Elam Ending” and send Armored Athlete to a 75-73 victory over Gael Nation in the second … more
Brandon Head, the 2005 Southern National Motorsports Park track champion, is heading back to the high banks for the first time since 2007 as he will compete in the Howell Racing Products Charger … more
Wednesday was a big day for Barton College senior baseball player Trent Fennell, but Monday will be huge. Mid-afternoon Wednesday, Fennell, a right-handed pitcher, was informed he had been drafted … more
If, as the saying goes, it’s better to be lucky than good, the owners and crew of the fishing boat Carterican found that it’s best to be both last week at the 60th annual Big Rock Blue Marlin … more
For North Johnston High senior Trey Whitley, Wednesday was a game of hurry up and wait. After learning that his evaluation projected him to go between rounds 20 and 30 in the third day of the … more
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