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Legendary Georgia Drag Racer Huston Platt Passes Away

Huston Platt. Photo courtesy Racin'

We received word that Huston Platt, legendary Georgia drag racer, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011.  Platt was a favorite on drag strips around the southeast and around the country, scoring victories in his famed funny car, the Dixie Twister. His brother, famed drag racer Hubert Platt, is a member of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

Visitation will be held at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford Georgia on Friday December 2 from 6 pm to 8 pm, and on Saturday December 3 from 4 pm to 5 pm with the service immediately following at 5 pm at Flanigan Funeral Home, 4400 South Lee Street, Buford GA 30518.

You can read Huston’s obituary here.  You can also read Rick Minter’s story on Huston and the Dixie Twister here

Our thoughts and prayers are with Huston’s friends and family at this sad time.

Added Dec. 1, 2011

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