As winner of three of the NASCAR Grand National (now Sprint Cup) races held at the famed Middle Georgia Raceway (MGR), Bobby Allison will be on hand for the Jeff Smith Chevrolet Middle Georgia RacersReunion.
Macon, GA (1888PressRelease) February 08, 2011 - Middle Georgia Raceway has made its mark in Georgia racing history hosting short track racing in the 1960's and 1970's. It was home to nine NASCAR Grand National events between 1966 and 1971. Winners of those events were Richard Petty with four, David Pearson and Bobby Isaac with one each, and Bobby Allison with three. On race day November 12, 1967 Federal authorities briefly halted racing action when they discovered an elaborate moonshine still operating under the third turn of the race track. "We had heard rumors of some of that going on," said Bobby Allison who won the race that day. "But, we didn't really believe it. We were so busy with our race car, we didn't even know that was going on that day."
The Jeff Smith Middle Georgia RacersReunion is being organized to include recognition of all forms of motor sports and all race tracks in the middle Georgia area. "Middle Georgia's racing heritage is very important to the folks in this area and extremely relevant to racing history," said Jeff Gilder, event coordinator and founder of RacersReunion.com. "We want to recognize every form of motorsports with this event and ask all fans, drivers, mechanics, and car owners from all surrounding round tracks and drag strips to participate. There will be vendors, food, children's activities, a car show, a vintage race car show, and an autograph and photo session with the legendary race drivers who created this racing heritage. We are delighted to have three-time MGR winner and NASCAR Hall of Famer, Bobby Allison join us."
For more information and vendor applications go to the Stock Car RacersReunion Events calendar at http://RacersReunion.com or call Larry smith at 478.714.0937