NE Dragway season begins this weekend

Cariss T. Perry Correspondent

It has been quiet down Lake Road in Hertford these last few months but that is about to change this weekend.
Northeast Dragway is back in action starting Saturday with a test and tune.
Luckily we have had beautiful weather these past few weeks and a couple of our workers were able to start prepping the track for the new season.
Caden Trueblood, Ryan Onley and Ryan Bunch have been hard at work scraping the excess rubber off the track left from last racing season. Once the racing season starts the track will have to be scraped every week so the tires on the vehicles can keep traction. We want our racers to be on the safest surface as possible.

However, all of the workers along with some of our racers and spectators will be going back with a heavy heart this racing season. We lost one of our gatekeepers in Betty Byrum just a few short months ago.
She greeted everyone with a smile, a joke, and a laugh that was like no other. She was a wonderful soul and Northeast Dragway will not be the same without her.
We have quite a schedule for March. On Mar. 11 we will have another test and tune before we start with our special events.
Seven days later Block Wallace will host his bike event: the second annual Block Fest. At Block Fest there will be a bracket class and 5.60 class. The bracket is for any bike that wants to run while the 5.60 is for bikes that run strictly in the 5.60 range when racing. On Mar. 25 Chris Parker is hosting Diesel Truck Wars. There will be a few classes for any truck that wants to come out and race, along with a “Show and Shine” for those who think they have the best looking truck. We are excited for this new season to begin. For all updates on track events check out our website at or follow us on Facebook.