We have had a busy winter of events at Ayr Mount and the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail (HOST). In mid-January, there was a film shoot for a new series called “Lost Speedways”, which will appear on NBC Universal’s new streaming platform, “Peacock“. Racing legends Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Jr. were on site for the shoot with Matthew Dillner, which took place on the only remaining dirt track from the inaugural 1949 season. Tune into “Lost Speedways” this July on Peacock or visit their Facebook page to learn more!
On January 19th the Bull City Running Company held the 6th Annual Occoneechee Relay with a full slate of runners from around the triangle area. The following Sunday, January 26, the local Hillsborough Running Club organized the 1st Occoneechee Mountain Challenge that started and finished at HOST with 250 participants. On the afternoon of Jan 28,the Duke University Women’s Cross Country Team held a practice session at HOST, alongside a group of Orange County Sheriff Deputies doing exercises.