July 2021 - Carolina Country

July 2021

This Month’s Issue: NC Motorsports

When it comes to motorsports in North Carolina, most would think NASCAR, and rightfully so—stock car racing is our Official State Sport, with roots primarily in NC (we give a nod to an early dirt track in Taking a Lap Among the Pines). But another motorsport draws fans to arenas across the state, often billed as main events at county fairs: demolition derbies. Learn more about derbies, and meet a few drivers, in Crunch Time at the Demolition Derby. Also, don’t miss the first in our electric vehicle adventures series Charging Up Along the Coast.

—Scott Gates, editor

Feature Stories

Crunch Time at the Demolition Derby

Derbies keep bringing spectators – and drivers – back for more

Taking a Lap Among the Pines

The Occoneechee Speedway lives on through historic preservation

Bringing Life to ‘The Carolina Kid’

Car enthusiast Wesley Furr recently realized a childhood dream.