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From the Historic Occoneechee-Orange Speedway in Hillsborough, NC:
"The Carlton Pugh Memorial Site" located near turn one is underway. Ground breaking today 12/19/2017 - Photos taken today. More info about this historical site to follow. Projected completion date: February, 2018.
Photos courtesy Ed Sanseverino - (c) ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
HISTORIC SPEEDWAY GROUP WILL MEET AT THE MAPLE VIEW AGRICULTURE CENTER - TUESDAY, JUNE 13 AT 7:00 PM
3501 DAIRYLAND ROAD, HILLSBOROUGH
May 24, 2017 - 2017 Occoneechee Event Canceled
Friends of Occoneechee Speedway,
The Historic Speedway Group has been forced to make the difficult decision to cancel the "Celebration of The Automobile and Racer's Reunion" event scheduled for this year on Saturday, September 30, 2017.
The event has been held very successfully for the past ten years on property near the track that is an industrial park. We had permission from the various business owners to use the parking lot. The property has recently been sold and construction has begun on the lot, leaving us without a location to hold our event.
The Historic Speedway Group has searched for a nearby venue at which we could hold our event, but we have been unable to locate a suitable place.
We will present our four "Honoree's" with plaques from the Historic Speedway Group at a later date and plan to continue the preservation of the Historic Occoneechee Orange Speedway property.
All of us at the Historic Speedway Group regrets having to cancel our event this year.
Lonnie Holt, President
Historic Speedway Group
There will be a special meeting of Historic Speedway Group - tonight, May 22 - 7:00 pm at Maple View
Agricultural Building. ALL members are encouraged to attend.
The Historic Speedway Group needs your help! We need volunteers to work events leading up to the September 30 Racers Reunion and Car Show. Below are a few of the events we could use help....
April 29 - NC Stock Car Museum in Mooresville
May 6 - Saturday Heritage Festival in South Boston, Virginia
May 26 - Harley Davidson Motorcycle in Charlotte
June 24 - Race Car Driver Reunion in Draper
For more information call Gene Hobby at 919-779-7820
Now is the time to Join the Historic Speedway Group! The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at Maple View Agriculture Center - 3501 Dairyland Road - 7 pm. If you would like more information on becoming a member, call LaVerne Zachary at 336-563-9615.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, May 9.
If you have news you would like posted, please send the information to:
The April meeting of Historic Speedway Group will be Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 pm at Maple View Agriculture Center - 3501 Dairyland Rd.
If you have any news regarding Historic Speedway Group or Occoneechee Speedway, please contact Sue Weiss at
Information on becoming a member of Historic Speedway Group can be found on the website at www.historicspeedwaygroup.org
There is a new addition to Occoneechee Speedway! Check out the 1956 Dodge D500 delivered to the speedway last week. The classic race car ran on several dirt tracks in this area. The #72 Dodge has been in the salvage yard of Billy Eubanks and was donated to the Historic Speedway Group by Norman Horton.
Driver - Norman Remington
Mechanic - Vernon Lloyd
A great day at Hillsborough today! Pictured below is Terry Anderson presenting a 1961 Ford model replica (made by Terry) to Leonard and Glen Wood as they were honored at Occoneechee Orange Speedway. Fun was had by all! Additional photos will be posted soon.