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To: Charles Martel

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Yes, Lynchburg is dry. In that part of the country, I guess running a still in a dry county is a time-honored tradition. ;-). <<<

And NASCAR is very grateful for said tradition. ;-)

But usually, such stills don’t advertise. LOL!


19 posted on 10/03/2011 12:35:14 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: AFreeBird
And NASCAR is very grateful for said tradition. ;-)

But usually, such stills don’t advertise. LOL!

Ever hear of the "moonshine" being made right at the racetrack? Apparently it did happen (containers of White Lightning were stored in a hollowed-out area beneath one of the banked turns):

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Middle Georgia Raceway, Macon, Ga.

This half-mile paved oval welcomed the NASCAR big leagues nine times between 1966 and 1971, four of those races were run by Richard Petty, two by Bobby Allison and one each by David Pearson and Bobby Isaac — all Cup champions.

In 1968, government agents raided the racetrack as part of a major illegal liquor sting. A secret door located in the ticket booth led to a ladder, which descended 35 feet to another hidden entrance. That trap door led to a 150-foot tunnel, which ended at a cave beneath the track infield. Inside the cave was a gigantic moonshine still, which was promptly shut down and the track owner was sent to the slammer.

The race, however, was run as planned and won by Pearson enroute to his second series

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Closed since the early 1980s, this track may be stirring to life once again. The current land owner, his plans to resubdivide it and sell the new parcels at a profit squashed by the economic downturn, has spruced the place up and hosted classic car events and rented the place out to car manufacturers for TV ads. See the recent Dodge Durango ad on YouTube.

21 posted on 10/03/2011 1:05:52 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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