Memories Of Athens Speedway Live On

The Athens Speedway in Athens, GA, seen here from 1966,closed in 1992, but lives on in the memories of those that will gather at the third annual Athens Speedway Reunion this weekend.

It’s been almost 20 years since the lights went out for the final time at one of the most popular and successful short tracks in Georgia history.

The Athens Speedway, located on old Jimmie Daniel Road in Athens, Georgia, saw its final race in 1992 after over 30 years of action.  Today, the track sits abandoned, mostly forgotten by people in Athens.

But on Saturday, April 14, people will come from all over the southeast to remember the speedway that played host to some of the best racers in short track history.

The third annual Athens Speedway Reunion will be held at South Jackson Elementary School just outside of Athens.  Organized by Donald Brooks, Freddie Massey, and Charles Burkhalter, Jr., the event is intended not only to remember the old track, but to give former racers, officials, and fans a chance to reconnect and remember.

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