March 24th

The 1957 season started on March 24th. Fireball Roberts gained the pole for 110 lap race. But it would be a battle between Buck Baker, Marvin Panch, and Speedy Thompson that would prevail most of the day. Buck Baker would wrestle the lead away from Marvin Panch with 18 laps to go and drive away for the win.

March 31st

Just a week later the convertible division would visit Orange Speedway. It would be a battle between Curtis Turner and Joe Weatherly. But on lap 95 Curtis had to drop out with differential problems. That handed the race to Joe Weatherly as he took the checkered flag. Joe won $500 for his effort.


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