It was a memorable night at Friendship Motor Speedway Friday as a completely different vehicle hit the track for the first time.
ATV riders took to the high banks of Friendship for the first ever ATV race held at the speedway, and it provided a change of pace for Friendship fans who are used to seeing cars smash and bang into each other for Saturday night racing, and a challenge for the drivers in the Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series.
In the first year for the series, the trip to Friendship marked their first laps around an oval. Tight hairpin turns were replaced by long sweeping ones, making for some exciting finishes. Unlike the typical Saturday night racing, there were some especially young riders turning fast laps. Walkertown’s William Landreth was the youngest competitor of the bunch. At only 5-years-old, Landreth finished second in his class, the 50-70 series. The Carolina ATV Flat Track Riders Series will return to the speedway Sept. 4. Top three from each feature were:
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