Darlington Raceway to host “Speed & Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show event Nov. 13-14
Darlington Raceway will serve as the host for quality barbeque, classic cars and great live music when the Speed & Feed BBQ Cook-off and Car Show presented by Sam Carbis Solutions Group returns to the track November 13-14, 2015.
The event will be FREE and open to the public from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Friday, November 13 and 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 14. Unlimited tastings will be available for $5 per person per day while supplies last.
“This is one of our favorite events of the year,” track President Chip Wile said. “The Speed and Feed BBQ Cook-Off and Car Show presented by Sam Carbis Solutions Group is a great community festival that will host the region’s top BBQ teams and hundreds of classic cars. We’re proud to be hosting this event for the third consecutive year.”
The BBQ cook-off will again be sanctioned by the South Carolina BBQ Association, one of the premier BBQ organizations in the country, and feature some of the top cook teams in the region. The teams will be vying to win the coveted $2,500 first-place prize, while also earning a spot in the World Food Championships.
A chicken wing cook-off will take place on Friday night and will be judged by a local celebrity panel, featuring WBTW 13 weekday morning news anchor Libba Holland, president of Raceway Ford & Chevrolet John Isgett, and city of Hartsville Mayor Mel Pennington.
Additionally, the two-day car show will feature an open show of cars and trucks on display for enthusiasts, along with a swap meet. Participants will have the opportunity to make a lap around the famous 1.366-mile raceway on Friday night under the lights.
Pre-registration for the car show is $20. Day of show registration will be $25. A commemorative dash plaque will be given to the first 500 car and truck registrations. Car corral registration is $30 in advance or $35 day of show. Trophies will be given to the top 50 cars and trucks, plus other special awards.
The car show and swap meet are once again being organized by longtime enthusiasts, Fred and Nancy Turner, of Florence, S.C.
“We had nearly 500 cars and trucks participate in last year’s event and we’re hoping to have even more this year,” commented Nancy Turner. “It’s always a pleasure to work with Darlington Raceway and give participants the opportunity to drive on the famous race track.”
A free movie night featuring the motion picture “Grease” will take place in the famed Sprint Cup Series garage on Friday night at 7 p.m. On Saturday the track will have a concert by Dillon, South Carolina’s own Terry Powers and BAD ALIBI from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Tradition Continues on Labor Day weekend as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® is set for Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016. The NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 will race on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. You can keep up with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at DarlingtonRaceway.com, on Facebook at Facebook.com/DarlingtonRaceway and on Twitter at Twitter.com/TooToughToTame.