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for Carolina Country Vol. 39 Issue 6, June 2007
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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.
In his book, We are What We Were: Memories of Rural North Carolina, Younts recounts country life from 1929 to 1950. In this book excerpt, he describes summertime at country churches, which included revivals, dinner on the grounds, homecoming, and vacation bible school.