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East Carolina Motor Speedway Race Circuit

East Carolina Motor Speedway is a 3/8-mile asphalt D-shaped oval in Robersonville, North Carolina, United States of America.
East Carolina Motor Speedway, Robersonville, N.C., USA


The track opened in 1990 under the ownership of Gerald Whitehurst, Durwood Allen and Lee Harney. Over the years, others leased and operated the track. By 2005, Whitehurst had bought out his partners and accepted an offer late that year to sell the track to Larry Lawrence and Dick Spruill of Elizabeth City, N.C. The sale was completed in early 2006. Among the drivers who have raced at ECMS are Ernie Irvan and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

Track specifications

  • Length: 3/8 mile (1,980 feet)
  • Surface: Asphalt
  • Layout: D-shaped oval
  • Banking: 24 degrees in turns 1-4, 10 degrees on straightaways
  • Capacity: Approx. 3,000
  • Address: 4918 U.S. 64 Alt., Robersonville, N.C. 27871
  • Owners: Larry Lawrence, Dick Spruill
  • Technical director: Robert Dobie
  • Race director: Tommy Walls
  • Photographer, webmaster and media contact: Doug Boyd

Racing divisions

In 2006, ECMS will feature racing in the following divisions: late model sportsman, limited late model stock, stock look-alike (street stock), modified street, super stock 4-cylinder, pure stock 4-cylinder and UCAR.


Admission is $10 for adults, $5 children 7-12, free for children 6 and younger. Trackside parking spots are $150/year plus weekly admission. Season grandstand passes are $200 each.

Track champions

ECMS 2005 late model sportsman champion Carnell Lee Jr. and team. Photo by Doug Boyd

2005 track champions were Carnell Lee Jr. of Wendell, N.C., in late model sportsman; Jason Nichols of Tarboro, N.C., in stock look-alike, Travis Roberson of Williamston, N.C., in modified street; Chuck Godley of Washington, N.C., in super stock 4-cylinder; Wesley Johnson of Tarboro, N.C., in pure stock 4-cylinder; and Rush Songer of Rocky Mount, N.C., in UCAR.


ECMS features grandstands on the front and backstretch, air-conditioned VIP suites and trackside parking. Concession stands are behind the main grandstands and in the pits. A drink machine is near the backstretch grandstand. Tailgating is permitted.

Contact information

ECMS is west of Robersonville on U.S. 64 Alternate. The mailing address is East Carolina Motor Speedway, 1921 Nixonton Road, Elizabeth City, N.C. 27909. The street address is East Carolina Motor Speedway, 4918 U.S 64 Alt., Robersonville, N.C. 27871. The track telephone number is (252) 795-3968.

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