Racing and Car Shows/Cruise-Ins:
From drag races at the Rockingham Dragway, dirt-bike racing and ATV racing at WindyHill Sports, horse barrel racing at the Weekengo Farm Arena, to local lawn mower contests in Ellerbe, Richmond County fuels those with a zeal for speed with a host of options throughout the year. If you have a love and appreciation of all models of
classic cars and motorcycles you will love our area Car Shows and Cruise-Ins put on by our local Richmond Cruisers. If your racing tastes have more of a local flavor, then likely you’ll find the Ellerbe lawn mower races at “Lion’s Cage” in Ellerbe more than a little entertaining. Sponsored by the Ellerbe Lion’s Club, this increasingly popular attraction pits dozens of competitors in divisions from stock class all the way up to super modifieds! UNC-TV sent a camera crew to Richmond County in 2010 to document the event, which later aired on the “North Carolina Weekend” show.