Track officials have confirmed that Peach State Speedway, the half-mile raceway outside of Jefferson, is up for sale.
An advertisement appeared last week in the Athens Banner-Herald listing the track and the 53 acres it sits on for $2.5 million.
Track promoter Vince Whitmire says, however, everything is business as usual. [Full Story »]
Classic cars and local stars were the center of attention at Peach State Speedway Saturday night, as the National Vintage Racing Association returned to Peach State, sharing the bill with the local divisions.
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There’s one easy way to tell that summer has arrived in Commerce.
That’s when the pool at the American Veterans Memorial Park Aquatics Center opens for the season.
Monday was opening day for the pool, as several swimmers and fun seekers hit the waters to seek relief from the heat. [Full Story »]
The popular Speed TV show, ‘Pinks All Out,’ came to Atlanta Dragway this past weekend to tape an episode of its series. Well over 20,000 spectators (a one-day attendance figure rivaled only by the NHRA Southern Nationals) packed the grandstands on both sides of the track. Fans received their money’s worth during the event, which featured nearly 500 “little guy” racers vying for a spot in the 16-car field that the show revolves around.
Event winner Paul Smith Jr., an Atlanta Dragway regular from Alpharetta, said his first reaction after finding he had made the 16-car field was disbelief. His reaction times were key to his success. He needed every bit, as he squeaked out his first-round win by a mere .0015 seconds against Commerce racer Jody Blalock’s incredibly quick ’49 Hudson. In the final round setup, Smith won the first two runs against competitor “Wild” Bill Jones’ Lake City, FL-based ’71 Mustang, making a third pass unnecessary.
With the recent historic victories of Danica Patrick in Indy car and Ashley Force in NHRA Funny Car competition, that leaves one big question left to be answered.
When will the glass ceiling be broken in NASCAR? [Full Story »]