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Thunderstorm prevents racing at Dixieland Speedway

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A strong thunderstorm dumped lots of rain and hail Friday afternoon at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City. The track was flooded and strong winds caused damage to the area. Racing will resume Friday evening.

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From Dixieland Speedway

Sunday, August 11, 2019

For the second straight week, the weather was the storyline at northeastern North Carolina’s 3/8-mile dirt oval raceway.

A strong thunderstorm rolled over the area around 6 p.m. Friday as race teams and fans began settling in for a night of excitement.

Heavy rain, hail, and high winds battered the area for several minutes resulting in a flooded course and a property that was damaged in several areas.

Fortunately, there were no reports of injuries.

Officials ultimately canceled what was scheduled to be the 10th race of the season around 6:15 p.m. It was the fifth event called off this season due to weather.

Action resumes Friday on Dixie 105.7 night featuring five divisions of competition, including a special 40-lap Budweiser Allstar Late Model race, paying $1,200 to win. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Racing kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets will be available for purchase in person. The season will continue on Friday, August 23 and will wrap up on Friday, August 30.

For more information dial 252-771-5151 or visit online at dixielandspeedway.net.

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