By Rick Minter-Guest Contributor
Posted in Columns 8/17/12
When the news came that Charles Leroy “Buck” Simmons, one of the greatest short track drivers who ever lived, had died at the relatively young age of 66, my mind wandered back to a Friday night some years back, to a race at a track called Highway 106 Speedway in the north Georgia town of Carnesville.
I was there to do a story on Buck, whom I’d known for years. He was closing in on 1,000 career feature wins.