Droppin' the Hammer is back

Local racing will begin over the next few weeks at area race tracks with drivers and crews working hard for a spot On the Grid of each race. The crew from Droppin’ the Hammer will also be On the Grid at four area race tracks for in-depth coverage from each event.

The ‘Droppin’ the Hammer, On the Grid Tour’ begins with March Madness at Cherokee Speedway on Saturday March 3rd. The following weekend, March 10th, the tour will step across the state line to broadcast from opening day at the Harris Motor Speedway. After a week back in the studios of WSPG AM/FM in Spartanburg, the tour will roll into the Anderson Motor Speedway on March 24th and will conclude with a pass through the water box at the Greer Dragway on Saturday March 31st.

“Each track has big races almost every week, but there is something special about the first races of the year,” said Droppin’ the Hammer co-host Greg Moore. “Local racing takes place at many different venues and with the On the Grid Tour, Droppin’ the Hammer will visit a great dragway, a fine asphalt oval and two of the best dirt tracks around. I can’t wait to visit each of these tracks and to talk with the drivers that put on the great racing each week!” Moore added.

The tour begins on day one of the $15,000 to win dirt super late model event known as March Madness, featuring racing in eight divisions, at Gaffney’s Cherokee Speedway. Opening Day at Harris Motor Speedway will feature the Richard Johnson Memorial Race paying $1,000 to win in Street Stock-4 and Super Stock-4, with racing in six other divisions on the card as well. The green flag will wave on Saturday March 24th for race two of the season at the Anderson Motor Speedway with the CARS – Pro Cup series battling in a 250-lap race. Then to close out the month of Droppin’ the Hammer, On the Grid on March 31st, Greer Dragway will have cars on track making test runs in preparation of a day of bracket racing during the last part of the second hour.

The goal of the crew of Droppin’ the Hammer continues to focus on keeping race fans informed on all forms of racing, both at the national and local levels, while reminiscing about the glory days of racing along the way. By broadcasting from some of our great local tracks, Droppin’ the Hammer will be able to introduce more local and regional drivers to the listening audience.

Greg Moore, Dale Wilkerson and Ronnie Black will be joined by regular show contributors Johnny Bell, Devon Holder, David Lancaster, Perry Allen Wood and Britt Wilkerson to bring more interviews with drivers, track officials and local legends from each of these tracks.

Droppin’ the Hammer airs each Saturday at 11:00am until 1:00pm on WSPG 1400-AM/97.1-FM ESPN radio in Spartanburg and on the web at www.espnspartanburg.com