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4003
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The Lamm family, father Mack and sons Charlie and Mike, run the Wilson-based Southern Motorsports, Inc. They currently own and operate the Southern National Speedway outside Kenly and the Orange County Speedway near Rougemont. Their goal is to build the largest chain of small racetracks in the state.
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9116
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There were once twenty-nine speedways in North Carolina. Each held one Grand National event, and drivers like Richard Petty and Ned Jarrett raced on them. Today the tracks are closed, victims of mega-track building. Wood remembers the glory days of these tracks in his book, SILENT SPEEDWAYS OF THE CAROLINAS. CAROLINA COUNTRY presents excerpts from the book, including the preface and the chapter on Tar Heel Speedway of Randleman in Randolph County.
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10829
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The Sandhills region of the state, already famous for its Pinehurst-Southern Pines golfing complex, has recently added a new and profitable industry in Richmond County. The North Carolina Motor Speedway, a one-mile, high-banked, asphalt racetrack near Rockingham, is known in the racing world as the most modern facility in the sport. The track, which is accessible by automobile, rail, and even air, is estimated to bring in approximately $2 million dollars to the county annually, holding only two races per year.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 35 Issue 1, June 1967, p11-12, il
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29342
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The Charlotte, Rockingham and North Wilkesboro speedways are North Carolina’s “Big 3” stock car tracks, attracting thousands of people to the state each year. As many as eighteen drivers in a forty-car Grand National race lineup will be North Carolina residents this year, including national champions Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 9 Issue 5, May 1981, p30-36, il, por
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36187
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The promoter of this venue aspired to make the entertainment truly family friendly. In addition to the racing, efforts were being made to increase the variety of entertainment to concerts, fireworks, and ice skating.
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