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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
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
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
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
NASCAR WHELEN All-American Series racing is back at Southern National Motorsports Park on Saturday night with the K&N Summer Fest 300 presented by Kenly Hardware, and Saturday’s event features a jam-packed night of racing. The Fast Five … 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
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
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
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
Points battles are heating up at Southern National Motorsports Park as the first half of the 2017 regular season comes to a close on Saturday, June 24. Mason Diaz continues to dominate in the Late Model Stock Car division with four wins this … more
Due to expected severe weather and high temperatures, Saturday’s scheduled Southern National 150 for the Pro All-Stars Series South Super Late Model Division has been canceled. The early decision was made by PASS officials due to a … 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
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
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
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