NASCAR & Auto Racing

Lancaster Speedway dirt track Saturday special a first: Winged sprint outlaws and super late models on same night

The track that calls itself the fastest half mile on dirt in the South will host not just winged sprint outlaw cars or super late model cars Saturday night in a special event - the track will have both.

For the first time ever in Lancaster Speedway’s 60-plus year history, the track will feature top drivers in both car types Saturday night, said Bruce Arrants, who is promoting the special event.

“This is a history making night for race fans,” he said.

Arrant’ late father, driver and car builder, Big Don Arrants, who won more than 200 dirt track races, is the only racing member of the York County Sports Hall of Fame. Arrants’ late brother, Johnny Arrants, was a legendary driver of the 28A car at Lancaster who died in 2008 after a long dirt track career.

But even the great Arrants car builders and drivers never drove both of the big car classes on the track the same night.

A huge fireworks show will go on during intermission.

The winged sprint cars are part of the Race Saver series and feature those cars with the giant wings on the top.

Super late model cars are among the fastest on dirt and Saturday’s races are part of the ongoing Carolina Clash series that is featured at race tracks around the country.

The points leader in the Carolina Clash series is Rock Hill’s own Ben Watkins. Lancaster native Josh Langley also will make a homecoming drive at Lancaster Speedway, and hometown favorite Johnny Pursley is also scheduled to drive.

The racing card Saturday night also includes super street models, crate sportsman, and extreme four models.

Andrew Dys •  803-329-4065

Racing at Lancaster Speedway May 30

Gates open at 5 p.m at the speedway, 223 Shiloh Unity Road, Lancaster. Racing starts at 7 p.m. For information, 803-285-1877, or