By Eddie Samples
Posted in Feature Stories 9/29/11
Joe Lee Johnson was a tall, quiet, unassuming man who seemed sure of himself.
While doing research on Atlanta’s Lakewood Speedway back in 1999, Sam Colvin, Kenny Bugg, Jimmy Mosteller and myself drove to Tennessee to visit with Joe Lee.
At the time, he owned an old fashioned quarter mile dirt speedway with wooden bleachers in Cleveland Tennessee, similar to what he raced on when he began his career in the early 1950s.