Racing season begins at Outlaw Speedway in George County
Local racing season is back and Outlaw Speedway is certainly bringing a show to the fans.
Racers in five different classes of cars showed up over the weekend to qualify, race their heats, then close out the night in their features.
A long offseason of hard work for local race teams and track staff alike came to fruition this weekend as Outlaw Speedway in George County hosted opening night.
The event kicked off with hot laps around the dirt oval to qualify drivers for their heats. After the conclusion of the heat races, the feature events of the night were held.
News 25 caught up with a driver turned track employee to get his thoughts on the night. Rod Biffany said, “I think a lot of guys have been working on their racecars all winter. Bunch of new guys getting in, some older veterans going to be out here. They’ve done a lot of work to the racetrack. It looks like it’s going to be pretty racey tonight… multiple grooves of racing. It feels pretty good. I like to get out here and work with the guys and everything, help the show go along. I’m excited to talk to some drivers. Most of these guys were competitors I raced against.”
Racing can’t go on without the fans. Local racing fans showed up to the first of hopefully many weekends at the track. Racing fan Steven Murry said, “I’ve been coming to the dirt track since I’ve been able to walk. It’s my second season out here at Outlaw Speedway and I think it’s a great track and everybody needs to come out and check it out. I’ve been waiting on this since the end of last season to get back out here and watch them out here on the track.”
Opening night was a spectacle for our local racing scene. The drivers came and brought the action and the fans came out to support them.