UARA-Stars Late Model Series to Race at ‘The Rock’
April Race Will be a Big One For Late Model Stock Competitors
2008 was a great year for the Rockingham Speedway as race cars returned to the high-banked, one-mile oval for three major races during the season. Not only will there be at least three major races this season, the Carolina 200 will add another race during the weekend – the UARA-Stars Late Model Stock Car Series.
The UARA-Stars will race on Saturday April 18th, 2009 – the same day as the ARCA RE/MAX Series will practice and qualify for the Carolina 200. It will be the first Late Model Stock class to race on the historic track.
The UARA-Stars run a Late Model Stock car weighting 3100 lbs. with V-8 engines having over 450 horsepower and a 390 four barrel carburetor. The 70-lap feature will bring not only the regular UARA-Stars competitors but it is also expected to bring many Late Model drivers from local short tracks.
“This is such a great series and I was very impressed when they came out to test here,” said Rockingham Speedway President, Andy Hillenburg. “We are very excited to have the UARA-Stars here and to put on a great Late Model race at Rockingham and it gives so many racers the opportunity to race at this historic facility.”
All of the teams will get the chance to practice for the race on March 2nd, 2009 when the speedway will hold an open test for the series. As always, race fans will be admitted to the grandstands for free to watch the open test session.
UARA tested at Rockingham during this off-season to see how the cars adpated to the track - apparantly, it was a fine fit. (Rockingham Speedway Photo)
Tickets for the UARA race and the ARCA RE/MAX Series Carolina 200 are available at the speedway ticket office. For More information or to order tickets, please contact the speedway at (910) 205-8800 or visit our website at www.rockinghamspeedway.com.