Black River Speedway ~ Andrews, SC

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

I'm on a ghost hunt.

I'm looking forBlack River Speedwaywhich was right over the Black River Bridge. It ran in the mid 60's.

Bobby said it's plainly visible from the air, but no such luck for me yet.


updated by @eric-cardona: 12/05/16 04:00:58PM
Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

Your picture ain't coming up.

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

I believe I found it

3329'13.73"N,7916'36.18"W

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
2 years ago
907 posts

Black River Speedway remains a mystery. The track that's visible now, was a kart track, and not the original speedway.

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

3333'24.21"N, 7936'4.64"W. Complete with dragstrip!

Billy G Hoke
@billy-g-hoke
2 years ago
4 posts

Not much visible of track remains. Location

33.497357, -79.539093

Pic To Follow

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

Actually that is the go-kart track like Bobby said.

I found the real track at3329'13.73"N,7916'36.18"W

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
2 years ago
907 posts

I have walked that particular site....it appears to have been a Kart track.

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

Mine or Billy's?

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
2 years ago
907 posts

Eric, I was referring to Billy's photo. Your photo looks like the old Cooper River Speedway near Charleston.

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

I thought this was Cooper River?

http://www.localracechat.com/forums/showthread.php?49257-Cooper-Riv...

The one at the coordinates3329'13.73"N,7916'36.18"W does not appear to have a dragstrip

Billy G Hoke
@billy-g-hoke
2 years ago
4 posts

Guys, I may be wrong BUT I watched races only yards from that spot. It may actually have been where the two large buildings are located. I seem to remember the track to be oriented more parallel to Hwy 41. Mind kinda farts every once and a while when you are 85 years old. Give me a day or too and I will conform the location with locals. If anyone is interested I can give them the location of the Hemingway track. It is almost lost forever.

Billy G Hoke
@billy-g-hoke
2 years ago
4 posts

I can now confirm that the track was located where the two buildings now stand.

Johnny Mallonee
@johnny-mallonee
2 years ago
3,259 posts

Is this track you talking about just outside Andrews SC?

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

This is an aerial I found from September 1964. SC-527 is just to the right of the track.

Billy G Hoke
@billy-g-hoke
2 years ago
4 posts

You are correct. That is the track. Hey, where did you find that old photo. I am an aerial photo nut. Used to make my living reading them. The track was located where those two industrial buildings now stand.

Jack Walker
@jack-walker
2 years ago
161 posts

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

USGS Earth Explorer! Great to use but the pictures are like 30000 feet up so it's kinda hard to make features out.

http://earthexplorer.usgs.gov/

Bobby Williamson
@bobby-williamson
2 years ago
907 posts

That does look correct. It's one of those tracks that few remember where the track actually was. Not many local residents even knew the community had a race track. All evidence always pointed to the intersection of 41 and SC 527...although no evidence remained...except the former kart track. Thanks for the photo, Eric.

Eric Cardona
@eric-cardona
2 years ago
196 posts

Always willing to help!

Is there any info on the one byCampfield Lane in Georgetown?

DIrtshooter
@dirtshooter
8 months ago
15 posts

Eric, you have the pic upside down...goofy-1

Black River Speedway.png




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Jack Walker
@jack-walker
8 months ago
161 posts

Aug 8, 1962 - (Black River Raceway) Andrews Raceway62Andrews080862FMNrp.jpg