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Shelby County Speedway  --  Looking Back

Shelby County Speedway is the
home track of the
1963 Daytona 500 winner, Tiny Lund.
The speedway is also home to
Johnny Beauchamp, who finished
2nd to Lee Petty in the notorious
photo finish of the 1959 Daytona 500.
  • The track operated successfully for many years, generating a great fan base.
     
  • In 2006 the track promoter unexpectedly terminated the contract leaving local racers without a home track.
     
  • The local racers, fans, and business owners wanted to keep the track going.
     
  • They formed an association by buying shares in the track themselves, creating the Shelby County Racers Association in 2007.
     
  • The association created a 5 member board and events are run with a paid staff and volunteers.
     
  • The track opened the first weekend in May 2007 and ran every weekend through the summer for the past two seasons.
     
  • The track have had two successful race seasons under the association.
     
  • The Shelby County Speedway is one of only a few association-run tracks in the country.
    Shelby County Speedway will be a successful venue because it is owned by the racers and fans who support it.


June 1, 2009 -- Read article "Dale Swanson: A Mechanical Genius"

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Check this out on www.nascar.com -- About Tiny Lund

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Midwest Racing Archives - June 1, 2009
Read article "Dale Swanson: A Mechanical Genius"