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2019 Don Carlton Memorial

December 14, 2018

We had so much fun with the 2018 Don Carlton Memorial and Nostalgia Pro Stock race that we have already started preparing for the 4th Annual Don Carlton event in 2019.
This weekend event encompassed a gathering of legendary former Pro Stock drag racers, the Southeastern Nostalgia Pro Stock Association, and the Midwest Nostalgia Pro Stock Association to celebrate the life of late Don Carlton, the most popular and successful Pro Stock drag racer from the 1970s.
In addition to the Nostalgia Pro Stock Race and the Meet & Greet with notable former Pro Stock drag racers, there was a new Pro Stock car unveiling. Surrounded by an anxious crowd in the staging lanes, The “Party Time”, 1985 Pontiac Trans Am, owned Jim Ruth of Illinois, made its first public appearance.
Along with Jeff Rudisill and Tyrone Graham of the Southeastern Nostalgia Pro Stocks Association, we are working together to make the next event even better! Mark your calendars now, September 21, 2019, The South Carolina Motorplex will host the 4th Annual Don Carlton Memorial and Nostalgia Pro Stock Race. Stayed tuned for more details.

Menards Chevy Show at SC Motorplex 2019

December 10, 2018

Hey, Hey Chevy Enthusiasts!!


We are excited to share that The Menard Chevy Show will be returning to the South Carolina Motorplex in 2019!!! Mark your calendars now, Saturday, March 9th. This event will be coupled with our Night of Fire Spectacular! Not only will we have a Chevy Car Show, but we will have competitive drag racing, JET cars, Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys, Front Engine Dragsters, Gassers, Nostalgia Pro Stocks, Fireworks and More! This event is one for the whole family. Come out and join us for a really exciting day!!!


Those of you that participated in our 2018 Menards Chevy Show, we thank you! We thank you for giving our brand new facility a chance under such short notice. As we reflect on that event, our very first Car Show, one of our first notable events to be held at the new facility, we are grateful for the support you all showed us. We had some real beauties enter the show in which were very deserving of the plaques and Jackets that were awarded. We invite you to come join us again and tell all your friends. It’ll be an event you don’t want to miss!


As you share with your clubs members and friends, please RSVP with an approximate participating car count. We are offering discounts and/or club charity donations for larger groups who participate.  

South Carolina Motorplex hosts the Germanaire Drag Day and Social 2018!!!

November 15, 2018

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Hey, Hey Drag Racing and Car Enthusiasts, what are you doing this weekend???


The South Carolina Motorplex hosts the Germanaire Drag Day and Social 2018!!! If you haven’t checked out this talked-about, pristine facility yet, get out here for the last event of the season!


Better yet, get on TV!! The TV series ToyMakerz on the History channel will be on site filming for a special segment starring David Ankin VS Scott Sain, in an all-out Battle for the win. There will be nail-biting, competitive drag racing, a show and shine for the show cars and daily drivers, and a wrap up party with all the food you can handle!


David of ToyMakerz is building a custom trophy that he will present to the owner of his favorite car. That car will also be featured on the show. Better get those cars all shined up and get your hair on point!


There is going to be too much fun to miss this!! The gate fee is $15 per person which includes entry, tickets for some awesome door prizes and the wrap up party! Gates open at 10 am on Saturday, November 17th. Trackside tailgating is available for $50 per space-Pull your truck up to the fence line, start up the grill and make it a family affair! Trackside Camping is also available at $50 per night- Watch the racing right from you home on wheels!!! Reserve your camping and tailgating spaces at Spaces are limited but will be available for sale on event day if any are remaining.


ToyMakerz specialize in one of a kind custom automotive builds. They tackle anything from hot rods, classic cars, muscle cars, trucks to motorcycles. The eight part, one hour episodes are based on the life and creations of David Ankin, owner and proprietor of the company ToyMakerz, Inc based in Reidsville, North Carolina. Season 3 premieres February 2019 on History and FYI. Ankin, a former stunt man, motorcycle racer and custom vehicle fabricator is the creative force at Toymakerz, Inc. Ankin and his team are well versed in the creation of “one-off” specialized vehicles and no project is too big or too small for ToyMakerz.

David and his team bring the ingenuity and the skill set to satisfy a wide array of customers-- anyone looking for a motorized vehicle that is unmatched in its class calls on ToyMakerz.

For more information regarding this event, visit or call 843-270-7208

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We thank all our Track Sponsors for supporting us so that we are able to provide a beautiful, fun and safe place for drag racing: RJS Racing Equipment,, Speed Society, Seatbelt Solutions, Jimmy’s Towing, American Drag Racing League, Hawaiian Island Shine, VP Racing Fuels, Humble Painting, 321 Auto Sales, All Out Live

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Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys, and Jet Cars light up the sky at The South Carolina Motorplex Night of Fire!!

October 11, 2018

Neeses, SC 10/10/18— The South Carolina Motorplex formerly Orangeburg Dragstrip is taking Night of Fire to a whole new level. Nitro Funny Cars, Nitro Harleys, Jet Cars and Fireworks light up the sky in Orangeburg, Saturday October 20th. That’s not all fellow car enthusiasts! We have Front Engine Dragsters, a Wheelie Car, 2-seater Dragster rides, 25+ Nostalgia Prostocks!!




Paul Smith, legendary Top Fuel Dragster and Funny Car Champion will be in attendance with famed “The Entertainer” Nitro Funny Car. Smith is a proud member of the NHRA Southeast Division 2 Hall of Fame racing down almost every track on the east coast. Michael Harrigan’s “Fools Gold” Nitro Funny Car will go head to head with The Entertainer for some adrenaline pumping side by side drag racing.




David Douthit, all the way from Colorado Springs, CO, in the Black Pearl Jet Funny Car will be hitting that familiar Metallica beat during pre-stage. Matching up with The Black Pearl is the CrossFire Jet Dragster, owned and driven by Dennis Roslansky from Benton, KY. The Black Pearl and CrossFire are known to bring the heat with their incredible chest-pounding, flame throwing, ear deafening performance all over the US.


Four Nitro-burning Harleys bringing back the long burnouts and flying down the track one wheel!


Six Nostalgia Front Engine Dragsters putting it down on the track. These fan-favorite beauties slingshot off the starting line at 1500 horsepower, screaming down the track at 165 in 1/8 mile. The real thrill is that all it’s power is situated directly between the driver’s legs.




25+ Nostalgia Prostocks gather in honor of the late and great Don Carlton for the 3rd Annual Memorial Race. Several Former drivers including Bill Orndorff, Jerry Eckman and Sam Carroll will be in attendance as well.


“We feel inspired to bring some scorching entertainment to this community, entertainment that the whole family will enjoy.” says Jeff and Chrissy Biegun, owners of the South Carolina Motorplex. “We’ve got Nitro, Fire, Jet cars, Loud Burnouts, Speed, Food, Fireworks and the best side by side drag racing. There will be a little bit of everything to make for a lot of fun. You do not want to miss this!”



Friday Night TNT and Grudge Race admission tickets are $10. Saturday Night of Fire Event tickets are $20. Children 12 and under are Free. Overnight trackside camping is available $75/night. Saturday Trackside tailgate spaces are available $50. 


Event tickets are available for pre-purchase at:


Camping and Tailgate reservations can be made at:


Competition Classes include Top Sportsman starting $2500 purse, Bracket

$5000 purse, Junior Dragster $2000 purse. All payouts are based on car count minimums. Visit our Facebook page for details.



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South Carolina Motorplex previously Orangeburg Dragstrip

194 Dragstrip Road, Neeses, South Carolina 29107

(844) 904-RACE (7223)


We thank all our Track Sponsors for supporting us so that we are able to provide a beautiful, fun and safe place for drag racing: RJS Racing Equipment,, Speed Society, Seatbelt Solutions, Jimmy’s Towing, American Drag Racing League, Hawaiian Island Shine, VP Racing Fuels

Want to earn some extra money? Come be part of the South Carolina Motorplex!

June 26, 2018

South Carolina Motorplex

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Want to earn some extra money?
Come be part of the South Carolina Motorplex!

Positions Available:
Track Prep
Race Director
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And More

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Regarding the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Event at the South Carolina Motorplex

March 09, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Written by Jaime Biegun
Regarding the Street Outlaws No Prep Kings Event at the South Carolina Motorplex

Our dear Race Fans of Orangeburg and surrounding areas:

We want to apologize for keeping you out of the loop regarding the truth about the traffic/ parking problems pertaining to the No Prep Kings event at the South Carolina Motorplex two weeks ago. It is our strong belief and understanding that The South Carolina Motorplex has wrongfully acquired blame for these problems. We are realizing that it is unfair to you; our town, our fans and our friends to continue avoiding the topic. With that being said, we, the owners, along with several volunteers and employees strongly believe that we did everything we could to prepare for this large event. There is only so much the track can take responsibility for, the rest is in the hands of the Event Promoter.
In this case, the Promoter being No Prep Promotions. The Parking and Spectator Entry procedure (run by the Promoter and NOT the track) held up traffic for hours, leading to the Fire Marshall shutting it down. The Promoter was advised what the track’s capacity was prior to the event being scheduled and he disregarded the information. We at SCM apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused anyone. This was the first time we had an event using this Promoter and we felt confident with their ability to successfully foresee how the event would unfold after spending 3 weeks at our facility.

We believe that most of the problem is that the Promoter “oversold” tickets, However, we are unable to confirm this as they refuse to disclose to us the total number of ticket sales. To make matters worse, after a very successful and packed event, the Promotor hit the road and is
refusing to pay what we feel is owed. Unfortunately for those few Reaper fans, this Promoter will not be back.

As the track owners, we choose to remain honest, humble and fair and we strive to partner with those who act as we do. We do not feel that was the case here. As a result, we have felt it necessary to take legal action against the Promoter in order to protect our name, as well as the good name of the race fans of Orangeburg.

We apologize for the delayed explanation. We appreciate all the support of the locals and those afar. We look forward to many more drag racing events; big and small. We are currently preparing for the American Drag Racing League set to arrive April 13-14. Get your cars ready!!!!

Menards Chevy Show Series Ready for 2018 with New Venues and Millions of Viewers

January 29, 2018

The Menards Chevy Show will give participants in the southeastern U.S. more opportunities to participate in 2018 with new events in South Carolina and Alabama.  A new Midwest venue has also been added in Kansas City for automotive enthusiasts throughout Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Iowa to attend. 


Thousands of car show, drag race, and swap meet participants attend the events each season at a dozen facilities in the U.S.  Many of the traditional locations host drag racing during their events at Bandimere Speedway, Maple Grove Raceway, Bristol Dragway, Texas Motorplex, Virginia Motorsports Park, No Problem Raceway, and Auto Club Famoso Raceway in Bakersfield.  New facilities with drag strips and car shows added to the Menards Chevy Show schedule for 2018 include Darlington Dragway, U.S. 90 Dragway in Mobile, Alabama, and the South Carolina Motorplex in Orangeburg. 


In the category of non-race track venues, Ace Cafe Orlando held its first Menards Chevy Show with great success in 2017. The automotive themed restaurant will once again host an event, which nearly reached capacity through pre-entries because of its popularity.  Joining the Menards Chevy Show in the same non-track category, the 11th annual KCI Cruise Car Show will become part of the series through its rapidly growing event near Kansas City International Airport.  This Kansas City event reached 1,000 participants this past season and looks to keep the momentum going by adding the TV show.


Since 2015, the Menards Chevy Show series has been broadcast on the Velocity channel.  More than two million TV viewers have annually tuned in to watch the series on Saturday mornings at 9:30am EST in October, November, and December to see their cars at events, and check out other entries for restoration ideas and trends.  The popular TV series has been renewed again for the 2018 season on Velocity.


2018 Menards Chevy Show Series


May 18-20           Virginia Motorsports Park            Petersburg, VA


June 2-3               South Carolina Motorplex            Orangeburg, SC


June 9-10             Texas Motorplex                              Dallas, TX


July 13-15            Maple Grove Raceway                  Reading, PA


August 5              Bandimere Speedway                   Denver, CO


Sept 8-9               Darlington Dragway                        Darlington, SC


Sept 22                 KCI Cruise Car Show                        Kansas City, MO


Sept 28-30           Bristol Dragway                                 Bristol, TN


Oct 12-13             U.S. 90 Dragway                               Mobile, AL


Nov 3-4                Auto Club Famoso Raceway        Bakersfield, CA


Nov 10                  No Problem Raceway                     Belle Rose, LA


Nov 17                  Ace Cafe Orlando                              Orlando, FL


For more information visit,, or @MenardsChevyShow on Facebook.

Orangeburg Drag Strip Set To Reopen As South Carolina Motorplex

January 02, 2018

Racers in the Southeastern portion of the United States are about to gain another quality venue to race at as Orangeburg Drag Strip undergoes some major renovations after being purchased by RJS Racing Equipment owner Jeff Biegun. The track will be renamed the South Carolina Motorplex and will be ready for a grand opening in February of 2018

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