Piedmont Dragway

Piedmont Dragway Adds IHRA Sanction

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The International Hot Rod Ass’n has announced that Piedmont Dragway in Julian, N.C., has entered into a multi-year sanctioning agreement with the organization.

Located 20 minutes from Greensboro, N.C., Piedmont Dragway has been in operation since 1957 and is home of epic eighth-mile drag racing owned by Senecal family. Daily operations of the track are handled by general manager Amanda Senecal.

“We made the decision to come back to the IHRA as we felt the IHRA really cared about the smaller tracks and Sportsman racers,” Amanda Senecal said. “We also wanted to get back to the nostalgia of IHRA Team Finals where it felt like we were a big family and could cheer our racers on who made the IHRA Team Finals. We are looking forward to a making new memories in the IHRA family.”

The multi-purpose facility will host nearly 90 events in 2021 ranging from drag racing, tractor-pulling, demolition derbies, drifting and more.

“I’m very happy to have Piedmont Dragway return to the IHRA,” IHRA Division 2 & 9 Director Josh Peake said. “It’s always been a staple facility with all of the IHRA programs. I look forward to working with Amanda and Jessie for many more years to come.”