We all remember the excitement and anticipation that the vibrant car haulers brought to the Florence and Darlington, SC areas. It signaled the start of Race Weekend. It was a chance to see your favorite driver’s car hauler take the 12-mile trek from Florence through the Square of Darlington and enjoy live entertainment, amazing local food, hear the haulers honk their horns at a group of exuberant miniature fans, and feel a sense of pride and fellowship within your community. Unfortunately, we never realized 3 years ago that it may have been our last chance to experience it all for a while, or possibly, for good. Since the global pandemic, many things have changed all over the world and our community isn’t left untouched. Businesses had to adjust how they operate, and scheduling had to be done in very creative ways. Nascar felt this as well. The Thursday before the race was a chance to have the car haulers come in early, let the community experience the parade and all that goes with it and kick off a fun-filled weekend. The haulers are no longer able to come in so far in advance. At this time, we are not sure if we will ever see the pre-pandemic nostalgic Car Hauler Parade again or if we can pivot it into another type of event for the fans. 

What we do know is that we want to continue to interact with the fans that look to the Darlington Car Hauler Parade for news and updates. We are sure that we want to continue to be the first place you look for information and we want to continue to provide as many updates as possible about all things racing in the Pee Dee area. You may see changes coming soon to our website and social media pages. We have decided to continue updating with all of the racing news and events, not just Nascar related. The Pee Dee area has so many options for the racing enthusiast that we want to keep you informed on everything we can involving go fast, turn left! 

Darlington Dragway in Hartsville, SC

Florence Motor Speedway in Florence, SC

Dillon Motor Speedway in Dillon, SC

Lake View Motor Speedway in Nichols, SC

Continue to follow our pages and be sure that the changes coming are to benefit you and our local area. The name may change from the Darlington Car Hauler Parade to Racing in the Pee Dee, but the mission stays the same…involvement, news sharing, and content for all that enjoy the thrill of speed.