Silent Speedways of the Carolinas

This is the story of every racetrack in North and South Carolina that held at least one big-time race through 1971, but is no longer used for auto racing.

Silent Speedways of the Carolinas

"The story of every racetrack in North and South Carolina that held at least one big time race through 1971, but is no longer used for auto racing. Chapters cover each track's big time history, from early background through its racing years to its current

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Silent Speedways of the Carolinas
Language: en
Pages: 298
Authors: Perry Allen Wood
Categories: Reference
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-01 - Publisher: McFarland

"The story of every racetrack in North and South Carolina that held at least one big time race through 1971, but is no longer used for auto racing. Chapters cover each track's big time history, from early background through its racing years to its current
Silent Speedways of the Carolinas
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Perry Allen Wood
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-16 - Publisher: McFarland

NASCAR held its first Strictly Stock race in Charlotte on June 19, 1949, and, in the following decades, dozens of large and small tracks throughout the Carolinas were home to a major NASCAR event. Called Grand National from 1950–1970, NASCAR’s top circuit became the Winston Cup in 1971, and most
Declarations of Stock Car Independents
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Perry Allen Wood
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-01-10 - Publisher: McFarland

Independent stock car racers rarely won, often crashed, and flirted with death constantly, all for less money and fame than the money-backed star drivers of their day. This book includes interviews with 12 independent racers, including Curtis “Crawfish” Crider, “Jackhandle Joe” Frasson, and Gene “The Racing Marine” Hobby, among others.
Bud Moore’s Right Hand Man
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Greg Moore, Perry Allen Wood
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-06 - Publisher: McFarland

Greg Moore is one of three sons of NASCAR Hall of Famer Bud Moore. Bud is a highly decorated World War II veteran who landed on Utah Beach on D-Day. Greg grew up in an auto racer’s world in which his father’s cars and drivers won dozens of races and
Neil
Language: en
Pages: 204
Authors: Henry Neil “Soapy” Castles, Perry Allen Wood
Categories: Young Adult Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-01-23 - Publisher: McFarland

Henry Neil "Soapy" Castles grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, and became involved in its pioneering auto racing scene at an early age. Graduating from soapbox derby cars to midgets and sprints and finally to stock cars, he sometimes crashed, sometimes won, saw friends die horribly, and became a champion.