Spirit of Rowan 2022: New lights to highlight racing activity at Millbridge Speedway – Reuters

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MILLBRIDGE – During the COVID-19 pivot, Millbridge Speedway was forced to separate race night from Wednesdays to add Tuesday nights for young drivers. But the The first dirt track for Outlaw Karts and Micro-Sprints has been so successful that it will continue that format for this year, which opened the 2022 season on March 8.

Owners Jeremy and Ashly Burnett now have about 13 years of racing at the track just off NC 150. Although Outlaw Karts and Wednesday nights are the mainstay of the track, they also have races on Saturdays and have expanded their offerings. to include competitions in Legend Cars, Pickups, Lawnmowers. and Mini Cup cars.

Since many people involved on the circuit are also involved in NASCAR, midweek events give youngsters time to race while their parents can see them before heading to the weekend events on bigger ones. circuits. During the winter, Ashly Burnett said they usually have one race a month, just so the kids don’t forget the skills they learned during the regular race season, which runs until October.

Millbridge Speedway offers races for ages 5-13 (Beginner Box Stock and Box Stock) on Tuesday nights. The 9-14 runs Box Stock and Intermediate, while the Open Series includes teens and adults. Basically, riders ages 4-40 compete on the 14-acre site just off the NC 150.

Ashly says wait until you see the lighting change like nNew LED fixtures will replace stadium lighting that had not been updated for years. She also lamented that crowds of people are coming onto the track from the Mooresville side of the NC 150, but she feels she is losing the connection with people coming from the Salisbury side.

“Where can you go for $15 and see NASCAR stars and walk to them?” she asked, mentioning someone like Kyle Busch, who would be there to watch the younger generation of racers hone their skills on the track before heading out for their own Cup Series race on a bigger track.

Millbridge Speedway is aadult tickets are $15, children ages 7-12 are $10, and those 6 and under are free. The speedway will also continue this year as one of seven tracks with races broadcast on DIRTVision as part of a subscription package.

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