Monthly Archives October 2011

Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Honors 2011 Inductees

The 2011 Class of Inductees into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame were honored at the annual induction banquet and ceremony at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia Friday night. Photo by Justin Poole

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature Stories 10/82/11

Friday night was truly a night to remember, as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inducted its 2011 class and honored other racing luminaries at the Hall of Fame in Dawsonville, Georgia.

Those inducted included George Elliott of Dawsonville, Mike Head of Ellenwood, Harold Kite of College Park, Swayne Pritchett of Baldwin and Ken Ragan of Perry.

Bubba Pollard Has Had A Hall Of Fame Year In 2011

Senoia, Georgia's Bubba Pollard has had a banner year in 2011, and will be honored as the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Driver of the Year. Photo by Justin Poole

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Columns 10/21/11

2011 has been a Hall of Fame season for Bubba Pollard.

The Senoia, Georgia native has turned in a performance on the short tracks around the south that many drivers would love be able to call their entire career.

In 41 Late Model starts to date, Pollard has scored 18 victories, 30 top 5 finishes and 32 top 10 finishes.

Georgia Racing HOF Set To Induct 2011 Class On Oct. 21

The 2011 Georgia Racing Hall of Fame inductees are, left to right, George Elliott, Mike Head, Harold Kite, Swayne Pritchett and Ken Ragan.

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature 10/14/11

The time is almost here.

On Friday, Oct. 21, fans, friends and family will gather at the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame to honor the 2011 class of inductees.

The 2011 inductees are George Elliott of Dawsonville, Mike Head of Ellenwood, Harold Kite of College Park, Swayne Pritchett of Baldwin and Ken Ragan of Unadilla.

With a class like this, a huge turnout is expected to be in Dawsonville, Georgia next Friday.

Lanier National Speedway Looks For Better Days

Brandon Reed

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By Brandon Reed
Posted in Columns 10/6/11

Racing historian and GRH.com contributor Mike Bell is currently hard at work on a book chronicling all of the race tracks that have existed in the state of Georgia.

He says that, to date, he has discovered around 175 tracks that operated at one point or another in the state of Georgia.  Of those, around 25 still are in operation.

Right now, the future of one of those has come into question.

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