Dragstock XII Will Return To Rockingham as GALOT Track Opening is Delayed


At the 2014 Dragstock, Canadian racer Barry Daniluk (near lane) won the Top Sportsman Ultimate Shootout Saturday night over Ronnie Davis. Heavy rain put an early end to the PDRA race Sunday afternoon. (file photo by Roger Richards)

The PDRA Dragstock XII, originally scheduled to be run at GALOT Motorsports Park, will now return to Rockingham Dragway on September 11-13.

GALOT Motorsports Park’s expected completion date for the track overhaul has been pushed back to 2016, and as a result the track was forced to cancel all races on schedule for this year. The track is the former Dunn-Benson Dragstrip located in Benson, NC. PDRA Race Director Bob Harris reached out to Rockingham Dragway, the home of Dragstock in recent years, quickly securing the facility for the PDRA’s marquee event.

“We are disappointed that we will not run at GALOT this year,” Harris said, “but we understand that they are creating a world class facility and want it to be right before opening. We appreciate GALOT giving us enough notice to find a different facility in time and also appreciate (Rockingham track owner) Steve Earwood for partnering with the PDRA for a second event this season. We enjoy running at Rockingham and love the history that the Dragstock event has had at that track. We look forward to a great event there.”

The Dragstock name was originally used by the now-defunct ADRL.

Harris said GALOT Motorsports Park will have a place on the PDRA’s 2016 schedule.