Starlite Speedway

Beautiful aerial photograph/postcard of Starlite Speedway, courtesy of Steve Swanson. The walled 4/10 mile oval and grandstands are easily visible. The speedway operated from 1960 until 1978. Located off of US Hwy 74 between Charlotte and Monroe, NC, the speedway was demolished in 1985, a victim of growth, developement, and a tragedy.

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Comment by Lynn Turner on January 16, 2014 at 12:39pm

I would love to talk to you about getting a copy of Starlite Speedway photo.

Comment by robert e rogers on August 3, 2011 at 11:29pm
ok man thanks always hate too that stuff no matter when happen
Comment by N.B. Arnold on August 3, 2011 at 12:11am
The tragedy  occured when James Sears, who I believe was John Sears brother, hit an opening in the guardrail and was killed in 1973.
Comment by robert e rogers on August 2, 2011 at 10:14pm
what was the tragedy
Comment by Randy Myers on August 24, 2010 at 5:25pm
Caps came from Towel City Retreading in Kannapolis. I can't remember how much they paid Goodyear for the carcass but it wasn't much. They are in the custom tire business in Conway, SC now. Doing specialty stuff for classic cars.
Comment by Bobby Williamson on August 24, 2010 at 3:27pm
I remember the Huggins Tire era........recapped NASCAR GN tires for Saturday night racers.
Comment by Randy Myers on August 24, 2010 at 1:01pm
Worked a GN race there in the mid-60's with Huggins Tire. Place got so rutted up you could lose a car if you weren't careful. Those were the days.

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