This 8mm film shows early NASCAR racing at Peace Haven Speedway in Winston-Salem, NC on April 27, 1953 & April 19, 1954, and possibly one more race within those two years. Peace Haven Speedway held the record as the fastest half mile dirt track in NASCAR in 1948 and again in 1952.The film consists of mixed clips of the Sportsman and Amateur divisions.Shorty York won the Sportsman feature on April 27, 1953. Ted Swaim driving the J.S. Pope #99 won the Sportsman feature on April 19, 1954, and Whitey Norman won the Amateur feature after starting at the end of the field.Results article for the 04/19/54 race here - http://racersreunion.ning.com/photo/peace-haven-speedway-1954?xg_source=activity
Drivers in this (Part 1) footage include -Curtis Turner #14Ted Swaim #99Glen Wood #22Bill Myers #4Bobby Myers #6AWendell Scott #11Pee Wee Jones #9Shorty York #111Jim Paschal #80Slim Rominger #48Perk Brown #0Also in the race - Whitey Norman, Bill Widenhouse, Sandy Lynch, Brice Stultz, James Stultz, Robert Barrier, Charles Woosley, Toots Jenkins, Bob DeHart, Ralph Ligouri, E.H. Weddle, Carl Burris, Gwyn Staley, Johnny Dodson, Speedy Thompson, Burley Myers, Ned Jarrett, Johnny Roberts, Fuzzy Clifton, Lester Willard, Johnny Capps, Joe Kirby, Ray Shores, Don Willis, Barry Boyd, Peanut Brown, Tommy Tuttle, and many more.There are two parts to this film -Part 1 is all Peace Haven Speedway (10:23).Part 2 is a short clip of Peace Haven Speedway (:26), a short clip of motorcycles at the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem (:22), a long clip of Bowman Gray Stadium (4:35), and a long clip of exotic car racing at Virginia International Raceway (7:58).