It's been nearly 30 years since the last automobile race was held on the mile-long dirt track at Atlanta's Lakewood Speedway, but the memories of the place haven't faded.
The votes are in and the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame class of 2008 has been chosen. This year's inductees are former NASCAR vice president of competition Bill Gazaway, short track racer Jack Jackson, 1965 NASCAR Rookie of the Year Sam McQuagg, Peach Bowl champion Charles Padgett, drag racing pioneer Randy Payne, NASCAR legend Wilbur Rakestraw, car owner Dub Smith and track promoter Mike Swims. The eight inductees were chosen from the initial "Sweet 15" nominees, who had been whittled down from over 40 nominees that were submitted to the Hall of Fame voting committee. Following are brief bios ...
With the 2008 season rapidly approaching, the Dawson County Tigers continue to prepare their offensive and defensive squads.
The Dawsonville Racers' swim team competed in the District Park and Recreation meet at the Ruby C. Fulbright Aquatic Center in Clarkesville last Saturday, July 12.
Recently graduated Lady Tiger golfer Kasay Holbrook was named golfer of the year by the Gainesville Times last month.
The Dawsonville Racers swim team, under the direction of Stephanie Morgan and assistant coach Moriah Spicer, continue to make improvements with each meet.
Baseball and patriotism are two concepts that go hand in hand in America.
Alexis Weber, 17, a senior at Dawson County High School this fall, won first place in the Bayside Thunder boating race in Walled Lake, Mich. on June 15.
Tiger sports teams will observe a mandatory "dead week" for the next few days.
The Tigers boys' basketball team finished their summer with a final team camp at Birmingham-Southern University in Alabama last week.
Dawson County High School 2008 graduate and cross country and track standout Katie Lebel signed a cross country/track scholarship with the University of Redlands in Redlands, Calif., last Thursday.
The Dawsonville Post 247 American Legion baseball team opened the 2008 season with a sweep of visiting Post 251 from Grayson.
Dawson County High School Head Football Coach Jeff Lee will hold a girls speed and agility camp at Dawson County High School June 16-19. The camp will be for girls only and is designed to help female athletes to increase their ability to run, jump and help improve athletic quickness.
With five races left in the season, Dawsonville's Chase Elliott is poised to take home the NASCAR Nationwide Championship title in his first year on the circuit.
Dawsonville's "hometown hero" Chase Elliott continues his Nationwide Series points lead with his latest top-five finish, taking second place.
HAMPTON - There was little doubt who the star of the Great Clips 300 to benefit Feed the Hungry was at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday.
Dawsonville race fans will get a chance this weekend to see their hometown driver make his Atlanta Motor Speedway debut as the Nationwide Series arrives for the Great Clips 300.
This weekend saw another Nationwide Series race end with Dawsonville's Chase Elliott in a top-five position.
Dawsonville's Chase Elliott continues to hold onto his top points spot after his 15th top-10 finish of the season.
Chase Elliott, driver of the No. 9 NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet, finished eighth in Saturday night's U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway.
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