Wilson County Speedway Memories


Wilson County Speedway Memories

1/2-mile dirt Wilson County Speedway once hosted NASCAR GN races, as well as weekly competition featuring drivers from NC, SC and VA. Every November WCS hosted the prestigious Southern Late Model 200. 

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Edgecombe/Tarboro Speedway

Started by Bobby Williamson. Last reply by Charles Ray Stocks Jun 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Was Edgecombe and Tarboro Speedway the same track?  According to  autoracingrecords.com it was located at the "Tarboro Fairgrounds...."  Tarboro/Edgecombe fairgrounds appears to be different names…Continue

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Comment by Dave Fulton on September 1, 2016 at 4:46pm
Posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 10:55 pm


Comment by Dave Fulton on June 6, 2016 at 7:43am

Horsepower roared again this past weekend on the site of the famed Wilson County Speedway - "Gem of the East."

Comment by Dave Fulton on September 7, 2015 at 1:53pm

Comment by Dave Fulton on June 29, 2015 at 2:25pm

Richard Petty scored his first of 555 NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup top-five finishes at the March 29, 1959 race at Wilson County Speedway in Wilson, NC.

September 28, 1952: Herb Thomas creeps to within 174 points of leader Tim Flock in the NASCAR Grand National title chase with a victory in the 100-mile event at Wilson, N.C. Thomas averages only 35.398 mph, and takes almost three hours to complete the race. It is the slowest average speed in NASCAR Grand National history."

Comment by Robert Brent Radford on October 16, 2014 at 2:13pm

Hey Dave Fulton here is some pictures of the first car my dad owned.  It was also driven by Fuzzy..

Comment by Robert Brent Radford on October 16, 2014 at 2:09pm

Hey Dave Fulton, here is a shot of the number 59 that Fuzzy drove for my dad. 

Comment by Dave Fulton on October 16, 2014 at 1:20pm

Robert, Fuzzy Ferrell was driving a Sportsman car for your dad when I was first around Wilson County. here's a Racing Gal photo of that car taken at Wake County Speedway in Raleigh:

And here's a later picture of Eddie Cook in your dad's car posted by Tim Hamm here:

Comment by Dave Fulton on October 16, 2014 at 12:33pm

Robert, that's a nice shot of your dad's Chevy II. Anybody who went to Wilson County Speedway in the 70s should remember the cars from "Robert Radford's Garage." And, many of us ate a big breakfast in the wee hours of Sunday morning at Honeycutt's on U.S. 301 in Lucama, the car's sponsor, after Saturday night races at Wilson.

Comment by Robert Brent Radford on October 15, 2014 at 8:45pm

I am new to the page hope this picture come out right.  This was my dads car, and one of the best drivers to ever go around Wilson County Speedway Eddie Cooke...

Comment by Charles Ray Stocks on February 26, 2014 at 8:03pm

when james jones snapper capps and nick gwaltney operated wilson county speedway it was under the name carolina racing association no 1 dirt track in the south


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