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High Point in Guilford County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Tri City Speedway

 
 
Tri City Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2017
1. Tri City Speedway Marker
Inscription.
Opened in 1947, this ½ - mile red dirt track was built by brothers, Bill & Bob Blair. It hosted two NASCAR Grand National races. Herb Thomas won in 1953 and Lee Petty won in 1954. Notable drivers were Fireball Roberts, Flock Brothers, Myers Brothers, Ned Jarrett, Bill Blair, Jimmie Lewallen and Marshal Teague. Last stock car race was 1957. Track located 1/8 – mile south.
 
Erected by City of High Point.
 
Location. 36° 2.066′ N, 80° 1.467′ W. Marker is in High Point, North Carolina, in Guilford County. Marker is at the intersection of Skeet Club Road and Lumsden Lane, on the right when traveling north on Skeet Club Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: High Point NC 27265, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Deep River Friends Meeting (approx. 3.3 miles away); The Florence Armory (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Plank Road (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Blacksmith Shop (approx. 4.2 miles away); Oldest Building in High Point (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Hoggat House (approx. 4.2 miles away); Oldest Colonial Trail (approx. 4.2 miles away); The Haley House (approx. 4.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in High Point.
 
Categories. Roads & Vehicles
 
Tri City Speedway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2017
2. Tri City Speedway Marker
Marker on Skeet Club Road image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 9, 2017
3. Marker on Skeet Club Road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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