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GA Racing Hall Of Famer Charlie Padgett Passes

Georgia Racing Hall of Famer Charlie Padgett, who was a championship winning driver at Athens Speedway, Toccoa Speedway and the Peach Bowl, among others, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16 at the age of 80. Photo courtesy GRHOF Archives

GRHOF member Charlie Padgett passed away on Friday, Aug. 16 at the age of 80. Photo courtesy GRHOF Archives

By Brandon Reed
Posted in Feature Stories 8/18/13

Charlie Padgett, racing champion and a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame, passed away on Friday, Aug. 16.

Padgett, of Jasper, GA was one of five racing brothers. He started his racing career in Dalton, GA, in the early 1950s, and would compete across North Georgia over the next few years. In 1956, he won the Southern Racing Enterprises Modified championship while racing at Toccoa Speedway in Toccoa, GA, the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, Banks County Speedway near Baldwin, GA, Gainesville Speedway in Gainesville, GA, as well as at tracks in Canton, Georgia and Dallas Georgia.

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