7 days ago
Mike Stodder does it again! This is awesome!
CARS Tour should come to WCS more often
What great news. Congrats Mike Stodder.
Looks like I will be going to my first race at Wake County.:-)
I am reserving our seats now. Mark it on the calendar lol
Wake County Speedway - do you have any idea what time the grandstands will open that day?
Legends as the support series?
I might make that one
Awesome! Should be a great show.
Awesome. Sherry Putman tell dad about this
It's that time of year when we start planning for the next season, in this case 2018. We'd love to hear any input that you think would help continue to grow car counts and fan counts at the speedway. Please be constructive with any criticism you'd like to give. We know we are not perfect, but we are dedicated to continuing the enhancement of our racing program for the teams, fans, and sponsors. Alright.... 3, 2, 1 GO! ... See MoreSee Less
I too think you guys are doing a great job! I hate to be critical at all.... but I will be. 🙂 Caution laps are killing us [the group I go with]. I know you need to clear the track, make it safe and all that but man! Round and round and round! We're dying out here! Also, it seems like there is a lot of fooling around early in the evening and then everything gets real compressed by the end. Can't you push a little more to keep things moving according to schedule? Maybe a little optimistic about what you can cram into a Friday night? I like the laid-back atmosphere but it does catch up with you by the end of the night and you end up shortening things too much because of it. The cautions cause a lot of that which can't be helped but there is a great deal of just fooling around that contributes (in my opinion). Again, sorry to be critical as you guys really do a great job!
Free tickets if you visit from Texas 😊
Find a new VP of operations! 😂
Put "No Sitting" decals on the edge of the large grandstand steps. It's hard for us older people to get down the stairs without the railing. Also, bring in a guest Race Director in once in a while, say someone from Germany. 😉
I think you guys are doing a great job and need to maintain the momentum you created in the season finale. The atmosphere was electric. The only suggestions I'd have are to do away with the UCAR class all together (fold it into the mini stock class, using a rulebook that is fair to the rwd cars but allows the fwd to compete). Continue to reward your 8-9 loyal late model racers who are there every week ... and maybe offer a bonus to anyone who can outrun the track regulars. Also... bring in the CARS lmsc for a Saturday night show. Oh... and the enduro/boat thing was the most entertained I've been at the race track in a while! Just keep doing what you are doing!
Continue facility improvements for fans, such as steps in the main grandstands. I'm young and dislike the climb towards the top. Great 2017 season! I always look forward to the special divisions that join on occassions (ground pounders, flathead fords, usac) and hope they are able to return in 2018.
Try to bring some big tour events like PASS, CARS, Southern modified tour, etc.
Add an oval race series for first generation Spec Miatas. Hold it and they will come.
I would love to see a charger rules class and a super late model race.
K&N Pro Series would be nice
Take 2 months off during mid summer and just start a month early and end a month later. At the same time, make a best average finish award for halfway thru season. Or any other special award.
To be honest i moved to raleigh from Charlotte 6 years ago and just found out that yall even had a track here. What you need is some advertising. Get those stands filled up to max then offer more prize money as a result of that.
Cheaper admission prices! It makes it hard to make it a weekly Friday night event with a larger family.
Bandoleros should be adjusted to promote safer driving. 90 percent of the time they wreck before the first lap is completed. It's fun to watch a good crash, but 10 in a race is time consuming and potentially dangerous. We should continue to support early adoption into the sport, but find a way to keep the race going without stopping for lengthy clean up every other lap. Suggestions being single file start? After 3 or 4 wrecks depending on severity of clean up, its green white checker. I'm sure after a few short races they will be more mindful in order to turn more laps.
10 races is not enough. I would like to see 12-14 on the schedule with every driver able to throw out their worst finish or DNS.
As a fan i really enjoy my Friday nights at WCS. It would be great to have a longer season, also be cool to see more enduro races the fans seem to really enjoy the excitement. I enjoyed the drifting show too it had me on the edge of my seat!
Every season just gets better and better, new faces, new fans, thank you, i heard the mods want to come 3 times and the CARS Tour got in touch us, keep on keeping on, i want us to work together the next 25 years, thats what i told Charlie Hansen this season.
I have to say that I also enjoyed the enduro race on the last day. Never thought I would see someone get on a track with a boat just sitting (not bolted down!) on a trailer. Was a lot of fun when those boats ended up in the middle of the track! I also enjoyed the first few races when you had a local craft brewer selling draft beer. You could possibly expand that idea and bring in some wines by the glass as well. I also appreciated the prompt notification of rain cancellations via text. I'll agree with others that having more 'special class' races (Southern Ground Pounders, etc) is a worth goal. Is there a class of car that can run faster on that short track? Maybe something that is ultra wide and low to the ground and can really pull g's in the turns? That would be fun to see!
Enduros on the semi regular (!!!!), bathrooms restored by the family grandstand, more food options, local brewers showcased, steps for the main grandstand, coupons for lesser admissions BUT, very impressed this year! The season never seems long enough.
Well we plan on racing more at Wake next year, which is over 2 hrs away, instead of the track 10 minutes from our house.... Just sayin'.
The obvious revenge hits, very prevalent in the finale events, should incur stiffer penalties. I understand the drivers frustration, but its not racing and it just causes more cautions.
Keep up the good work. Only issue I had was the rodeo night the racing took too long to start that night. At the very least I think the Bandos should have run while other class drivers did the bull riding for pole. Had a 5 year old that was ready to leave before the first race started. Love mini stocks and Legends. Would be interested in seeing a go kart event.
Well mike Charlie. ..... just kidding you guys are awesome we races few places an really you treat teams better than anywhere else it sucks that the ucar class is down but trust me we learned what we learned from wcs an we now have the best handling cars I miss yall an the drivers it a great bond an I wish we could have more track operations like yall u don't get enough credit I always see a lot fans in stands not so much else where so I think you do great an thank you
Host a big lap money race for the legends..I know myself and the li guys would come down again ..loved the track and the people..had a blast even in the rain!!!
I agree with Mark Fletcher. Overall, you guys are doing a great job but tighten things up, stay focused & on task early in the evening so you don't have to trim laps from races later in the evening. Nobody wants to see laps trimmed. They feel like they didn't get their money's worth.
Wake County Speedway added 4 new photos.
3 weeks ago
Justin Fussell was the recipient of the David Champion Sportsmanship Award in 2016. Who will be the recipient in 2017? Find out at the 2017 banquet! Mark your calendars for Friday November 17th! More info on the banquet to be posted next week! ... See MoreSee Less
Great award for a great guy. He's helped me a lot and I've tried my best to return the favor(s). It's been a fun year and I can't wait for next season!
This award is by far my favorite, I look forward to seeing who wins it each year. Justin Fussell was a great choice for 2016. I can't wait to see who gets the honor this year.
Was with David when he passed away he would be happy with this
Congratulations! That is a special award.
Awesome dude right there
You've come a long way,Congratulations
I vote for chase
Way to go Justin Fussell!
Here are the results from our Season Finale Friday night September 15th. Congratulations to all the winners and to all the 2017 Season Champions!
We also want to give a special thank you to all the fans, race teams, staff, sponsors, and concession vendors for the amazing support this season! We are nothing without all of you!
We are making plans for our banquet to honor the top 5 in all divisions (must have completed at least 80% of our races). Once plans are made they will be posted here.
Thanks once again for the wonderful support and we'll look forward to seeing you in 2018! ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to Mike Stodder for providing all of us a great venue for family friendly racing! Enjoyed every event that I was able to make this season!
That Enduro/bomber race was a riot! Great fun.
Congrats TjDillon....way to let r ride#champion
When's the first race of 2018?
It's Race Day! The sun is shining bright and the pits are already filling up for open practice! It's gonna be a big night! Gates open at 6:00pm with racing starting right around 8:15pm! See you tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
Here is our Race Day Schedule for this Friday night! It's the last race of the season! This is going to be one you won't want to miss! See you at the track! ... See MoreSee Less
Just a couple days away from our Season Finale and the weather is shaping up to be perfect!
Who is ready for an exciting night at the Bullring? 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Just a reminder to all we are using Bomber rules for the $1000 to win Enduro race Friday.
Also for those pulling a trailer for the the extra $250 to win, here are the trailer specs: Must use a ball type hitch mount and have minimum 12" tires. Must be chained to the vehicle with heavy duty chains. Minimum 3' tongue length.
Please PM with any particular questions. Thank You!
www.wcspeedway.com/pdfs/2017%20Bomber%20Rules%20July%202017.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
Can we pit during the race to change a tire and go back out? Or is it if you come in you are done?
Leaves me out of the trailer part. Was gonna use a farm type hitch. It's ok thou, rubbin's racing with or with out a trailer!
Let's see if a green cavalier will show up !?!?
Wake County Speedway Season Finale! We're going to close out 2017 with a bang! Will be another full night of racing! You won't want to miss this! Be sure to share this event out and let's pack the Bullring on the 15th!
2017 Season Finale!
Here is our flyer for the Wake County Speedway Season Finale! We're going to close out 2017 with a bang! Will be another full night of racing! You won't want to miss this! Be sure to share this out and let's pack the Bullring on the 15th! ... See MoreSee Less
What's the specs for Enduro
Also, any Enduro driver that wins this race while pulling a trailer gets a $250 bonus on top of the $1,000 to win! LOL Kris Sherer
Awesome Track. Hello Y'all from NASCAR Country RedneckHollyWood.com. Get er Dun.
Oops..50/50 Raffle, not 20/20..LOL
What, no firework finale to close the season?!
Thank you to all who attended Friday Night August 25th! Here are the race results and the current point standings going into our Season Finale which is Friday September 15th. We'll be running Twin 20 Legend races and double points for the Late Models, Mini Stocks/UCARS, and Bandoleros! We'll cap off the night with a $1,000 Winner Take All 100 Lap Enduro Race! More info to come within the next week! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Legends 17 cars! Feature! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Great field of legends tonight!
#legendsracing ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
East Coast Flat Head Fords are in the Bullring tonight! ... See MoreSee Less
It's Race Day today! Don't think we could ask for better weather! It's going to be a great night at the Bullring! Come out and see us! Gates open at 6PM with racing starting right around 8PM! ... See MoreSee Less
Here is our Race Day schedule for this Friday August 25th. The weather looks like it is going to be great! See you Friday at the track! ... See MoreSee Less
2 months ago
Mark Arsen and the Leith Cars team dropped by the speedway last week and visited with our own Charlie Hansen. Check out this short video!
If you're looking for one last summer road trip, hop on in and check out this high-octane North Carolina weekend excursion! Share your favorite road trip in the comments below! More >> wral.com/autos ... See MoreSee Less
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Next race, Friday August 25th, the Fairway Outdoor Advertising Night at the Races! There are just two races to go this season! Please share this event to help get the word out! Thanks!
Fairway Outdoor Advertising Night at the Races