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Central City Speedway was a NASCAR, and GASCAR track that was located in Macon, GA. Eight Sprint Cup (then Grand National) events occured at the half-mile dirt track. Herb Thomas won the inagural event, held in 1951. Thomas and Lee Petty would share the wins in 1952. In 1953, Speedy Thompson and Dick Rathman shared the races and Gary Sosebee won the first event in 1954.

In June 1949, [Charles Tidwell] set a track record at Central City Park Speedway at a speed of 32.2 seconds.[1]

Central City Speedway was rated as one of the most popular, safest, and fastest tracks in the South.[2]

The last event was held in late 1954, won by Hershel McGriff. The track has since closed. As it was a small track, Central City never attracted big fields, with the most cars being in one race at 28.

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References Edit

  1. Glassman, Sam, Jr. (undated). "Stock Car Races Scheduled Today", The Macon Telegraph. Retrieved on 2008-09-22. 
  2. "Cycles, Autos Set To Race Around Central City Park", The Macon Telegraph (Undated). Retrieved on 2008-09-23. 

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