The old Banks County Speedway will see some activity for the first time in 45 years on Saturday. The first-ever annual reunion and car show will be held at the track from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vintage race cars, show cars, rat rods and more will be on display.
Admission is free. Barbeque chicken plates and concessions will be available.
The track, located at 325 Spring Road, Baldwin, off Highway 198, was built in 1955 by Tommie Irvin, Jack Irvin and Shelton Gailey.
The first race at the track was in 1956, with 25-30 brand new cars, mostly Chevrolets, in that race, and the track officially closed in 1971.
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Bobby Irvin (L) has been working for several months to bring new life back to the old Banks County Speedway. The first-ever annual reunion is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Shown with Irvin are Walker Bryson (C) and Paul Bryson, both of Baldwin. They have helped Irvin with work at the track.
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