Anticipation Builds for the Upcoming AHDRA Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals
Presented by Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association May 5th and 6th at Rockingham Dragway
Pfafftown, NC, April 11, 2012
It's a sure sign of Spring, as eager racers and fans prepare for the AHDRA - Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals at Rockingham Dragway. AHDRA is mere weeks away from a jam-packed weekend of record-setting racing for thousands of fans expected at Rockingham Dragway. They're staking their claim for the ground-pounding excitement that always follows when AHDRA rolls into Rockingham, NC, with nitro-powered speed and Harley-filled thrills.
Known as "The Rock", the famed dragway is high on the list of favorites for racers and fans alike. "It's an icon in the drag racing sport," said AHDRA President Craig Tharpe. "For the fans, the weekend camping at Rockingham Dragway makes for a full three days of racing, cookouts, and plenty of fun. On Saturday night, North Carolina's Peace Pipe Band will entertain the crowd until midnight. (Free with event pass after qualifying.) Overall it's a good time for everyone." "For racers, perhaps it's the 'fast track' reputation that draws them," Tharpe added.
Each event ticket gives fans direct access to the pits for an up-close look at the motorcycles in competition as well as time to observe and meet the race teams. AHDRA racers and their crews are always willing to spend time with their fans to answer questions or sign autographs. A large assortment of vendors will be on hand with popular biker wear and trinkets, along with the ever-popular AHDRA Merchandise Store.
AHDRA again welcomes Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts and the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association to Rockingham, with appreciation for their ongoing support.
Host Hotel for the Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals is:
Country Hearth Inn & Suites
Over 300 competitors are expected to take the track in the 16 classes of competition offered up in AHDRA's 2012 Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Championship Series, including 233 mph Nitro Harleys, modified gas bikes, V-Rods, street bikes, and more.
Racing gets under way on Saturday with qualifying at 10:00 a.m. On Sunday, pro eliminations begin at 12:30 p.m., immediately following Opening Ceremonies.
On Friday, gates will open at 12:00 p.m. for racers, vendors, and spectators purchasing weekend passes. A test-and-tune session will be held from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Gates open Saturday at 8:00 a.m. and Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
Admission is $50 for the weekend and $30 for a single-day pass. There is an additional $10 spectator camping fee on Friday. Children 11 and under are admitted free, as are active military and reserve personnel. H.O.G. members, with a valid ID card, will receive $5.00 off gate admission.
Discount tickets are available at many of the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers, including Ray Price Harley-Davidson (Raleigh, NC), Cape Fear Harley-Davidson (Fayetteville, NC), Crossroads Harley-Davidson (Wilkesboro, NC), Down Home Harley-Davidson (Burlington, NC), Tilley's Harley-Davidson (Statesville, NC), Pat Rogers Speedway Harley-Davidson (Concord, NC) and Cox's Harley-Davidson (Asheboro, NC).
For more information on the AHDRA/Screamin' Eagle Performance Parts Carolina Spring Nitro Nationals Presented by the Carolina Harley-Davidson Dealers Association, please contact 336-924-2095, visit www.ahdra.com, or contact Rockingham Dragway at 910-582-3400 or www.rockinghamdragway.com.