U.S. 1 widening takes out old speedway sign

A piece of Rockingham’s racing heritage became a casualty of daily commuters Monday. The Rockingham Speedway sign, which was encased in a brick stand and has been a fixture on the way to Hoffman and on to Moore County for decades, found itself in the way of the planned U.S. 1 widening project. Monday morning, Riley Puckett, operations manager for the speedway, took a backhoe to the sign, apparently requiring only one good push. “I caught it about halfway up and it fell right over,” Puckett said.