An earlier post by Bobby Williamson about this 1950's track unfortunately didn't turn up any newinfo on where is was or articles on any races there, but it did get me lookingfor it when I had the time and I finally hit pay dirt, all one mile of it.
Lake Wood Speedway was located near Denver, NC on old (Business) Highway 16 a little over a mile north of the intersection of 16 &Highway 73 right on the edge of what is nowLake Norman.
According toan ad for the July 30, 1950 opening races, it was a new one mile track promoted by none other than the infamousBruton Smith, and had an ambitious slate ofone 125 mile Strictly Stock car race, and one 75 mile Modified race. No NASCAR sanction.
The track had a small pond in the infield and an odd wedge shape for turns 3 & 4, and is almost humorously similar to thefamous early Atlanta track of the same name, other than the two word spelling.And looking at the 1960 aerial photo it appears the track was active up until that year or at least closeto it.
Today two roads with houses, Cherry Point Drive and Lucky Creek Lane, almost perfectly follow the outline of the old racetrack with the pond still in the middle.
1960 aerial -
1960 aerial close-up showing the grandstands on the north straight-
Look how much Lake Norman has grown since 1960 -
Aerial of the track footprint today -
updated by @robert-mitchell: 07/11/19 11:08:28PM