Monthly Archives February 2010

Remembering “Uncle Bob” Harmon

Mike Bell

By Mike Bell
Posted in Columns 2/26/10

In automobile racing, as in any sport, there are those people that work behind the scenes to make the racing program happen.  Generally, they are never known to the general public nor most of the fans.  The better the show goes, the less you think about who worked the front gate.  You just remember the great racing.

Over the years, the really great promoters are sought because you learn that is what makes for an enjoyable race program.

Hall Of Fame Racer Recalls Lakewood Speedway

Brandon Reed

Brandon Reed

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Columns 2/19/10

Plans got underway this week for the third annual Lakewood Speedway Reunion, which is planned for August 7 at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia.

The reunion has fast become a favorite gathering for many of Georgia’s racing heroes.  During the first event, around 400 people came out to take part, telling stories, shaking hands and remembering good times at one of the greatest race tracks in history.

The Georgia Gang Were Kings Of The Beach

Georgia racers have been winners at Daytona from the beach days up to the superspeedway era.

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature Stories 2/12/10

With the 52nd annual Daytona 500 scheduled to take the green flag Sunday afternoon, many people have been talking about the rich history not only of the 500 and the speedway, but also of the events that took place on the beach before it.

One fact that seems to elude many of those that look back through the records books seems to be that drivers from Georgia have had a dominant presence at Daytona Beach.

Memories of the Peach Bowl Live On

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Rick Minter

By Rick Minter-Guest Columnist
Posted in Columns 2/5/10

Georgia’s had more than its share of famous race tracks over the years, but few have had the enduring magic of the one known as the Peach Bowl.

Last Sunday, for the 21st straight year, drivers, mechanics, owners, fans and friends of the Peach Bowl gathered in Riverdale for a gathering that is more like a family reunion than a racing affair.

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