Just got off the phone with a friend at NCDOT (took me a while to catch up with him), he says yes, private trailers are being pulled over if they go by the weight station. Apparently, it is proving to be a real pain for larger horse trailers, etc. Were you anywhere close to the weight station above the speedway? How close were you to Concord and the speedway? I'm just wondering because both the deputies and highway patrol officers that work around the speedway would probably have given you a whole lot more slack and had a better attitude. The deputies that work the Autofair all seem to be classic car guys.
As to the character of the trooper, let me remind you that Barney was a deputy and Andy would have kept him straight. I used to live in the real NC Mayberry... But those "guys out of Raleigh", well, none of us here in Mayberry can understand those guys either.
Yes, the new dragway is great! Please don't let one bad apple keep you from coming to NC!