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Philip Morris scored his first win at Southern National Motorsports Park in nearly two decades, dominating the 150-lap Late Model Stock Car portion of the Dogwood 265 presented by Solid Rock Carriers … 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
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
Kelvin King has no interest in dominating a press conference. Nor does he march to the beat of chasing the ghost, this need to be North Carolina’s answer to a vociferous, boisterous voice on the … more
Chris Hatcher will begin his eighth season as a major league baseball pitcher in a few weeks but that doesn’t mean he has an extravagant lifestyle with fancy cars and exotic vacations. Nope, … more
Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly was one of four players to be named to The Associated Press All-Pro First Team that was announced Friday for the fourth time in their careers. Kuechly was … more
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) scores the go-ahead touchdown in the final minute of play Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Panthers … more
LUCAMA — Matt McCall scored the victory in the 17th Thanksgiving Classic on Sunday evening, his first win in Southern National Motorsports Park’s premiere race and his first win since … more
Racers from all around the Southeast are preparing to congregate to Southern National Motorsports Park in Lucama for a Thanksgiving tradition — the annual Thanksgiving Classic, the final race of … more
Southern National Motorsports Park’s Thanksgiving Classic has been won by some of Late Model Stock Car racing’s biggest names and by NASCAR stars of the past and present. The first known … more
Philip Morris won the very first Thanksgiving Classic held at Southern National Motorsports Park nearly two decades ago. Now, the veteran is back with his sights set on a second. The 52-year-old … more
Rusty Daniels ended a winless streak dating back to May 2016 with his victory in Sunday night’s Spooktacular presented by NCDOT Click-It-Or-Ticket at Southern National Motorsports Park. The … more
Earlier this season, Ashlyn McCaskill, the daughter of the iconic four-time Southern National Motorsports Park track champion Deac McCaskill, was involved in an accident in qualifying ahead of the … more
Dylan Newsome has been something of a breakout star on the short track scene in 2017 with wins at four different tracks in just nine races — his latest coming Friday night at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 19-year-old from … more
Matt Craig took the lead from Matt Wallace on lap 28 of Saturday night’s 150-lap PASS South Super Late Model race and never looked back, as he scored his second Southern National Motorsports Park win of the year in dominant fashion. Craig, … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Tyler Poythress will have to wait at least another year to lay claim to the coveted American Cornhole Organization “King of Cornhole” title. The Fike High graduate, coming off Player of the Year accolades in the … more
OWENSBORO, Ky. — Fike High graduate Tyler Poythress kicked off his participation in the American Cornhole Organization’s World Championships of Cornhole XII with a 7-2 showing — good enough for third place — alongside doubles … more
LUCAMA – Canadian racer Sarah Cornett-Ching views Southern National Motorsports Park as her home track in the United States, and she is excited to be heading back to the four-tenths mile track on Saturday night when the Pro All Stars Series … more
The Major League Soccer 2017 expansion tour hit Raleigh on Wednesday with officials from the North Carolina Football Club releasing eye-popping architectural renderings of a proposed lavish downtown stadium. The NCFC used Wednesday’s visit … more
Leroy Gray is a character. In the boxing world, his vocation of choice, Gray is far from the sole source of entertainment. By now, it’s an accepted part of the pugilistic world. The more outlandish, the better. One glance at the … more
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