Racers Of All Kinds Gather At Lakewood Reunion

People congregated at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia to remember Lakewood Speedway on Aug. 7. Photo by Brandon Reed

By Brandon Reed and John Close
Posted in Feature Stories 8/13/10

On August 7, around 350 former racers, fans and friends of the old Lakewood Speedway gathered to remember the grand old track and those that raced there at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia.

A huge contingent of former Lakewood motorcycle racers were in attendance, many making their first trek to the Hall of Fame, as the facility prepares to induct motorcycle racing legend Ted Edwards into the Hall later this year.

The stock car community was also out in force, as the racing Flock family, headed by brothers Tim, Bob and Fonty, along with siblings Ethel and Carl, were remembered for their racing, which had strong roots buried in the Lakewood clay.  A multitude of Flock family members were on hand to honor thier racing heritage.

Not to be forgotten were some of the all-time racing greats who also joined us, including Charlie Mincey, Mike Head, Rex White, Bruce Brantley, Roz Howard, Ronnie Garmon, Paul Trammell and so many others!

Here’s a look at the 2010 Lakewood Speedway Reunion!

On display in the main section of the hall was J.B. Day's beautiful replica of the Ford modified that both Bob and Fonty Flock raced for Raymond Parks. Photos by John Parks

A great number of former motorcycle racers from Lakewood came out to take part in this year's reunion. We were very glad to have them, and we hope they'll come back in the future!

Carolyn Mincey and HOF member Charlie Mincey smile for the camera during the reunion.

Frances Flock (left) and Debbie Conley (right) were on hand to honor the Flock family during the reunion. Frances, the wife of GRHOF member Tim Flock, always comes out to support us, and we're so happy we could salute her and her family this year!

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