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Remembering Lakewood Speedway

 Lakewood Speedway, from over turns one and two.  Photo was taken sometime in the 1940s or 1950s.

Lakewood Speedway, from over turns one and two. Photo was taken sometime in the 1940s or 1950s.

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature Stories 6/26/09

A few weeks ago, a group of Georgia race fans and former drivers made the trip out to the old Lakewood Fairgrounds in south Atlanta to have one last look at a race track once called the “Indianapolis of the South”.

The city was due to get the lease on the property back in their possession the next day. The word on the street was that Lakewood’s days were numbered.

Happy Birthday, Mr. Parks

Brandon Reed

Brandon Reed

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Columns 6/26/09

Back on June 7, a large group of former racers and race fans gathered at Mr. J.B. Day’s place near Greenville-Pickens Speedway to wish Raymond Parks well in celebration of his 95th birthday.

It’s been a big year for Mr. Parks. In April, he was finally inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at Talladega, Alabama. The honor was a long time in coming. Many in the motorsports community had wondered why a person of Parks stature had been overlooked for so many years.

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