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Ponce Inlet in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

South Turn

Daytona Beach Racing

 
 
South Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
1. South Turn Marker
Inscription.  
This is the site of the original South Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet beach road course. The National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 through 1958. Sanctioned motorcycle racing was conducted on this course from 1948 until 1960. Vehicles racing on the 4.1 mile beach road course would travel north on the hard packed sand beach, turning left through the banked sand north turn, and then travel south on the two lane paved Atlantic Avenue until they reached the start/finish line at the banked south turn, thus completing one lap.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentRoads & VehiclesSports.
 
Location. 29° 5.078′ N, 80° 55.556′ W. Marker is in Ponce Inlet, Florida, in Volusia County. Marker is at the intersection of South Atlantic Avenue and Beach Street, on the left when traveling south on South Atlantic Avenue. On the northeast corner of Atlantic Ave and entrance to the beach access. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Port Orange FL 32127, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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South Turn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, November 12, 2017
2. South Turn Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mosquito Inlet (approx. ¼ mile away); Kitchen Gardens (approx. ¼ mile away); Cuban Rafts (approx. ¼ mile away); Cuban Refugee Rafts (approx. ¼ mile away); The Principal Keeper's Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Southern Gopher Tortoise (approx. 0.3 miles away); Second Assistant Keeper's Dwelling (approx. 0.3 miles away); Principal Keeper's Dwelling (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ponce Inlet.
 
South Turn Daytona Beach race course image. Click for full size.
By Photo courtesy Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille
3. South Turn Daytona Beach race course
South Turn image. Click for full size.
By Photo courtesy Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille
4. South Turn
South Turn image. Click for full size.
By Photo courtesy Racing's North Turn Beach Bar & Grille
5. South Turn
Race cars heading south towards the South Turn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 149 times since then and 15 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 3, 2018, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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