Speedway Possibilities.

If the governor signs the current budget that both the NC house and senate approved this week, it cold mean millions of dollars set aside for the restoration of the North Wilkesboro Speedway- an old NASCAR track that has been largely abandoned since 2011.
While I think the chance of ever having any actual NASCAR race at the facility again is slim, there’s so much more that could be done with the property. Wilkes, for example, is really one of the proper homeplaces of stock car racing and moonshining, stomping grounds of the late Junior Johnson. If nothing else, a racing museum would make sense, but this doesn’t preclude using the property for smaller races, concerts, events, weddings, whatever you wanted to do with it. More importantly, it would mean that a piece of local history could be saved from decay and the wrecking ball.
Here’s hoping that the money is made available and some concrete plans can be established for the old speedway.

Published by Abandoned NC

I went back to my old home and the furrow of each year plowed like surf across the place had not washed memory away. -A. R. Ammons

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