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Old 7 Aug 2015, 02:02 (Ref:3564284)   #136
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While not quite as glamorous as the road courses of Europe, the Southeastern US and my home state was once littered with short dirt tracks. One from my hometown:
http://georgiaracinghistory.com/lost...hens-speedway/

Some of my earliest memories is of Athens Speedway.

I went through there about 12 years ago and can't find my photos but I think they're buried on an old computer. It's actually about a mile as the crow flies from my current residence.

http://georgiaracinghistory.com/lost-tracks/

Development and danger shut these all down, with probably the most famous being Lakewood Speedway, which I just realized is right next to the amphitheater (always knew it was close, but didn't know I "tailgated" so close to it decades ago).
http://georgiaracinghistory.com/lost...wood-speedway/

The Peach Bowl looked really cool:
http://georgiaracinghistory.com/lost...he-peach-bowl/
Damn MARTA depot now...

"Skeeters" were really popular back then. Winged Modified is the only way I can describe them...

Athens, Habersham, Jackson, Hollywood and Banks plus the Atlanta tracks were all within about a modern day's hour and a half drive between them all. Now, there's only a handful left across the entire state.

I need to get to a dirttrack soon!
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Not abandoned race tracks, but rather cars that raced at them.

First 2 are the "Skeeters", and the last is a plain old stockcar, best I can tell. They were brought out to a local car show and I must say, all three look like they would be a blast to drive on dirt!!






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