By Mike Bell
Posted in Columns 12/31/10
The recent news that the Zebulon Speedway, located just north of Zebulon, Georgia, would soon be reopening put us in mind of a popular area driver who lost his life at the track about 43 years ago.
‘Fatso’ Phillips was killed at Zebulon in a crash back in October of 1967 during a feature race on the ‘Figure 8’ track.
Back in 2007, we made contact with Fatso’s sister, Martha P. Daniel, of Thomaston, Georgia. First of all, his given name was Arthur Lyle Phillips, but no one knew him as that.