Shelby County Speedway is
home track of the
1963 Daytona 500 winner,
The speedway is also home
Johnny Beauchamp, who finished
2nd to Lee
Petty in the notorious
photo finish of the 1959
- The track operated
successfully for many years, generating a great
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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