2003: Mark McFarland became the second NASCAR Dodge Weekly Racing Series Regional champion to come from ODS, but more importantly, he became the first ever NASCAR National Champion to come from the Old Dominion Speedway. In addition, he is the first driver to win a National Title from the state of Virginia. McFarland dominated the Late Model division like no one has ever done, winning 17 of 19 races, and finishing 2nd in the two events he was not victorious. He claimed the track title 3 weeks before the season was concluded. Chris Donnelly and Willard Lawrence battled all the way to the final checkered flag in the Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock division, with Donnelly claiming his first ever Grand Stock title by just 8 points. Mike Carte took home the title in the Mini Stock division for his first ever title, while James Lucas battled Jaime DeMattio to the final flag on the final night to claim the Gaston Automotive Speedway Sportsman title by just 2 points. Kyle Hendershott took home the INEX Legends title over Roger Austin Jr.  for his second title in 3 years.

Track Champons in 2003:
Top Row:

Mark McFarland - NASCAR Dodge Weekly Series Regional and National Champion
Second Row:
Chris Donnelly - Redman Fleet Service Grand Stock Champion
James Lucas - Gaston Automotive Speedway Sportsman Champion
Kyle Hendershott - INEX Legends Champion

Third Row:
Mike Carte - Mini Stock Champion

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