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Dixie Speedway Exhibit On Display At Museum

The temporary exhibit of the famed dirt track will run until July 26 at the Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor’s Center.

Credit: Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor's Center
Credit: Cherokee County History Museum and Visitor's Center

The history of one of the south's most famous dirt tracks is now on display in Cherokee County.

The Cherokee County Historical Society has put up a new temporary exhibit at its History Museum and Visitor's Center celebrating Woodstock-based Dixie Speedway.

At The Races: Dixie Speedway will run until July 26 at the museum inside the historic courthouse at 100 North Street Suite 140 in downtown Canton. 

The operating hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday.

The exhibit features a pictorial history of the Speedway, information about drivers who've raced at the track and the Swims family, who currently own the track.

The Woodstock tourist attraction has been in business for 45 years. It opened in 1969 as a dirt track, and was paved for a period of time before the company decided to bring back the dirt. 

Racing legend Bud Lunsford and Cherokee County businessman Max Simpson were among the early owners and operators. 

Some of the drivers who have raced at Dixie include Bobby Allison, Bill Elliott, Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Scott Bloomquist and Charlie Mincey.

For more information, call (770) 345-3288 or visit www.rockbarn.org

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