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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 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

Comment by Charles Ray Stocks on February 18, 2014 at 6:41pm

with all these tracks running the same weekend someone had to be short on car count

Comment by David l steelman on February 17, 2014 at 10:53pm
Same weekend I think William mason's red#3 with Earl Moss as driver ran Myrtle Beach on Sat night and made the long haul to Richmond for Sun afternoon race. That weekend South Boston, Wilson, Bowman Gray WS, Myrtle Beach all ran Nascar MS races on same night. That is why Sawyer was paying appearance money for cars to show up. As best I can remember Richmond had the most cars, no other race on Sunday in Va, Carolina's. Richmond track got just like asphalt and they cut the 35 lap feature to 25 laps because tire problems. Just a note Paul Sawyer did not want to pay the $200 extra because we won one and second in the other, but he finally did!
Comment by David l steelman on February 17, 2014 at 10:39pm
I think Junie's #90 with Sonny Hutchins as driver ran South Boston on Sat and Richmond on Sun afternoon. Same weekend!
Comment by Charles Ray Stocks on February 17, 2014 at 8:51pm

how cool was that richmond one night and wilson the next night i wonder if junie donlevy had a car in the feild those days

 

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