S. Huggins

19 Walt Knox - Orangeburg SC

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19 Walt Knox at Sandlapper Raceway in Orangeburg SC
David Elrod
@david-elrod   12 years ago
Didn't Walt Knox also drive a #47 at Summerville?
paul woody
@paul-woody   12 years ago
I lived in orangeburg from 84 to 89. where was the track and when did it quit running? thanks
paul woody
@paul-woody   12 years ago
I think I answered my own question. I went down a little further and foun some old pictures. I am guessing it was at the old fairground.I never knew that even though we went to the faie each year we were there. I miis some of that BBQ in orangeburg at all the old "dukes"
Vince Ellis
@vince-ellis   12 years ago
orangeburg speedway was at the fairgrounds run by mr R E Jenkins; I raced there in hobby class from 1963-1969 most drivers also raced at North sc speedway owned and built by mr G T Llivingston who was in the business of earth moving ( fish ponds etc) You can see where the north speedway was from Hwy 321, (looks like a pond now) I think that it was one half mile. I bent an A frame one nite and left the car ( 1951 chevy) in the infield until the next sat, returned with an A frame and charged battery. Later on i did get a trailer and could get it back home.There were 9 tracks all associated with CARS ( carolina auto race schedule ) Summerville,Dillon,Charleston,Edisto (north) Goose Creek ( formely Cooper River)Florence Sumter ( HQ )Orangeburg, and Conway. I still have some memorbelia ( schedule ads, etc) Curtis Crider was the promoter for most of them. Clinnie Hyatt had a bounty out for Arnold Hutto at sumter. ( $50.00 ) Louies speed shop in north charleston was the local speed parts guy. He also fielded a 6 cylinder sedan chevy named the stagecoach for Leroy Yarborough (late model ) that outran its share of flatheads. Some of the drivers in different classes were Slick Gibbons, Jimmy Sullivan,Wayne Fralix, Rivers Murden, John Davis, Bill Rush,Sandy Smith,Gene Bilton, Charlie Ott,J B burbage, Oneal Livingston,Cookie CrosbyNeal Livingston,Virgil Templeton,Joe Lavender, Mutt Coker, there were many others, i dont know what year they shut down Orangeburg. Walt Knox did race at summerville Iwill add some Summerville names later thanks Vince Ellis
S. Huggins
@s-huggins   12 years ago
Walt Knox drove several different cars through the years at Summerville. I remember him in this #19. I have a 1974 program with him in a #88 Chevelle. I think he drove a #47 Chevelle around 1976, and a #90 Vega in the early 80's.The track in Orangeburg was at the fairgrounds. I remember it as a short and flat quarter mile with covered grandstands. I'm guessing they stopped running cars there in the mid 70's. Within the last few years, they have run moto-cross and go kart races.
David Elrod
@david-elrod   12 years ago
Louie Weathersbee along with my father Henry Elrod and my uncle Jimmy Elrod fielded the stagecoach driven by Leeroy Yarbrough.
paul woody
@paul-woody   12 years ago
thanks for the info guys
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