Strange things happen in racing, and on this particular occasion they happened just one year apart.  On this date in 1955, Billy Myers won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman race at Champion Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina.  Billy had three known wins at the track during the 1955 season.   Just one year later, Billy’s […]

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This past Monday marked the 35-year anniversary of Butch Lindley’s final race.  The popular short track racing star was injured in a crash at Desoto Speedway (FL) on April 13, 1985 and passed away five years later as a result of injuries.  In this week’s Way Back Wednesday, it only seemed right to look back […]

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1994 was a fantastic year for Florida racing standout Mike Cope, and the second race of the Slim Jim All Pro Series was a memorable date as he walked out of Montgomery Motor Speedway (AL) with a race win and the series points lead.   Cope led 207 laps during the season opener at Mobile, […]

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Ronnie Sanders was a Late Model hero in home state of Georgia and throughout the Southeast region.  The 1977 Snowball Derby winner was alway mixing it up with the best of his generation, and on this day in 1984 he topped them all at what is now Gresham Motorsports Park (GA).   Sanders didn’t race […]

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Fifteen years ago, the best show in racing was the Pro Cup Series. On this date in 2005, Shane Huffman bested a field that included the likes of Clay Rogers, Bobby Gill, Steve Wallace, Mike Garvey, George Brunnhoelzl, III and other memorable names at South Georgia Motorsports Park.   Take a look back at Speed51’s […]

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