Monday, April 02, 2018

the oldest surviving dirt track that Nascar raced on is the Occoneechee Speedway in North Carolina. Nothing remains to indicate it was a race track, now it’s an oval hiking trail through the woods

this is all that remains of the last surviving dirt track from NASCAR’s inaugural Strictly Stock season in 1949.

the Occoneechee Speedway was one of the first two NASCAR tracks to open. It closed in 1968 and is the only dirt track remaining from the inaugural 1949 season. It is located just outside the town of Hillsborough, North Carolina.

This site is one of only three race tracks on the National Register of Historic Places.

it closed in the 60s due to religious people upset about racing on Sundays. Not very tolerant.

the following video starts with some qualifying laps, and a cool song, but skip to 3:24 for the beginning of the race

in 2011 some hot rodders made some parade laps for fun

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