Robert Mitchell

Peace Haven Speedway

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Racing at Peace Haven Speedway in Winston-Salem, NC on Sunday, September 21, 1952 taken by Frank Jones.
In this photo, the Sportsman racers wait their turn in the infield while the Amateur race gets underway. Amateur racer Hilton Hill #71 had his throttle stick open and lost his brakes on the front stretch of the seventh lap and rolled his car 3 times going into turns 1 and 2, knocking him unconscious. He was taken to the hospital with facial lacerations and released later that night after having his nose sewn back on.
Toots Jenkins won the Amateur feature, and Bobby Myers beat out Ted Swaim, Pee Wee Jones, and Glenn Wood for the Sportsman feature win.
Miss North Carolina, Barbara Anne Harris was there for the events, and presented Curtis Turner and Bobby Myers with trophies for the wins they had at Bowman Gray and Victory Stadiums.

Photo Credit & Thanks to - Forsyth County Public Library Photo Collection, and Mrs. Molly Rawls
This photo is copyrighted.
Robert Mitchell
@robert-mitchell   13 years ago
Robbie,Yet it was one of the most hardcore, ruff & tumble tracks out there in that era. I've talked to drivers and spectators, and seen footage. Peace Haven rocked it big time.
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