Lakeside Fairgrounds Speedway - Augusta, Georgia
Posted 07 December 2012 - 22:47
Apparently this track was located very close to the Augusta National of golfing Masters fame.
Eddie Hearne won at this track and is well recognized as being active in Motorsports during the early 1900's so hopefully information will flow forward.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 20:05
The other Augusta event was October 19 or 20 in 1920, AAA sanction and promoted by O. T. Barr as the second of four events in Georgia during roughly one month. The first race at Columbus a fortnight earlier had been won by Cecil Loeb, driving the Mercer "Blue Bird" (distance and time unknown), and the last race at Macon on November 6 by Jimmy Hurst in a Scripps-Booth (10 miles in 10'59.0"), but I have no info about the races in Augusta and Moultrie (Oct 30?). Sloan and his IMCA circus commandeered the main attention during that time frame, running at Lakewood Speedway in Atlanta.
Posted 08 December 2012 - 21:41
14th November 1919 - S.W.Jeffries was killed and E.M.Hart was fatally injured in an auto race at the Southern Exposition fair. The car overturned, pinning the men underneath. This was in Augusta.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:37
It has taken several days of steady research but these two photographs confirm location of track that is currently partially under the Green Jackets Stadium in Augusta, Georgia. One shows a plat from the Georgia - Carolina Agricultural Association of that time period with a portion of the track at top. The other 1941 photograph (only one so far) shows about 1/2 of the track in center of photograph.
Edited by HistoricMustang, 09 December 2012 - 20:44.
Posted 09 December 2012 - 20:42
Posted 19 February 2013 - 16:34
In upper left hand corner is the Georgia Carolina Fair Association property which contained the 1/2 mile dirt track used for horses and automobiles.