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With his health no longer an issue, former Barton College All-American Daniel Claytor is playing the best golf of his professional career. With victories in his last two starts, the 26-year-old Claytor, playing professionally for the fourth year, … more
By the margin of a mere stroke, professional golfer J.T. (John-Tyler) Griffin, a Wilson native, missed qualifying for the U.S. Open in a sectional qualifier at Hawks Ridge Golf Club in Georgia on Monday. Griffin, who plays on a couple of tours, … 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
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
Wilson native Dedrick Payton has coached football at several different levels for nearly the past two decades, but he never dreamed it would take him halfway around the world. Payton, known nearly to all as “Cisco,” recently got that … more
DURHAM — Wilson boxer Jamar Freeman suffered a surprising setback as Jeremy Ramos pulled out a narrow, but unanimous decision 59-55, 59-55, 58-56 in their middleweight bout that served as the headliner for Top Catz Boxing/Raging Babe Thursday … 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
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
Lewis Neal’s name doesn’t come up in any of the dozens of NFL mock first-round drafts proliferating on the internet in recent days, but the former LSU defensive end is supremely confident that he’ll get his chance to play … 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
LUCAMA — Tyler Hughes held off Mason Diaz in a photo finish in the first of two Late Model races while Tim Allensworth survived a wild race to score the victory in the second race at Southern National Motorsports Park on Sunday. Hughes … 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
ZEBULON — Barring a trade at some point in their professional careers, the Carolina Mudcats that will toil in Five County Stadium beginning in 2017 have one goal: Earn a dugout seat for the sixth-inning sausage race at Milwaukee’s Miller … 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
ZEBULON — The Carolina Mudcats scored nine runs from the sixth inning on to power past the Frederick Keys 9-3 in Sunday’s Advanced-A Carolina League game in Five County Stadium. Troy Stokes Jr. clubbed a tying home run in the sixth … more
During the week, Jeremy Bohne is enforcing laws, but, on weekends, he’s running wide open. Bohne, 30, is a deputy at the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. He also competes in the Charger division at Southern National Motorsports Park, … 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
Justin Gill has not been in action much in recent years, but he plans to be on the track much more in 2017, beginning with Saturday’s 150-lap Late Model Stock Car race at Southern National Motorsports Park. The 28-year-old from Wilson is a … more
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