CVCC Night at the Races taking place Aug. 27 at Hickory Motor Speedway

CVCC Night at the Races taking place Aug. 27 at Hickory Motor Speedway

HICKORY, N.C. — Catawba Valley Community College will be holding a special Night at the Races in conjunction with Hickory Motor Speedway on Saturday, Aug. 27.

Racing action for the night starts at 7 p.m. and includes twin 40-lap races for NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Late Model features,  35 Laps for the Paramount Auto Group Limited Late Model, 30 Laps for the Heritage Finance Company Street Stocks and 35 Laps for the Super Trucks.

"Red Hawk Athletics is excited to partner with a very historic part of Hickory with a tradition of champions like CVCC," said Nick Schroeder, CVCC's executive director of Student Life and Athletics. "This will be a great opportunity for our students and community to enjoy a special venue and event while giving them a chance to see the exciting student life opportunities our college offers."

Race tickets cost $10. A portion of the proceeds from each will be donated to the Hawks Heroes program, which provides support for Catawba Valley Athletics.

"We are looking forward to hosting Catawba Valley Community College on August 27," said Hickory Motor Speedway General Manger Kevin Piercy. "CVCC and Hickory Motor Speedway have been partnering together for several years, and it is an honor to work with a school that has the integrity and high standards and values of CVCC."

Each ticket sold will also be entered into a raffle for two tickets to a 2023 NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway as well as a VIP tour of the garage area by Glenn Jarrett, including front row stage attendance to driver introductions and pace car laps.

To purchase tickets to the CVCC Night at the Races, please visit