Ashwood Speedway Bishopville
Ashwood Speedway was built in the Ashwood Community in Lee County, S. C. south of Bishopville. Local car dealer, Bob Smith, built the super-smooth 1/2-mile oval in the mid-50's, but after about five years the track became submerged in water. It was built over a Savannah and no matter how hard Smith tried to pump the water out, it continued to flow right back in. Drivers such as Ralph Earnhardt, Ned Jarrett, Johnny King, Cale Yarborough, Bobby Isaac and many others competed on Friday nights at the NASCAR sanctioned oval. The white oval in the picture shows where the track was located and the dark lines inside the bigger circle are drainage ditches for the huge amount of land.