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    Conway Raceway

    Conway (SC) Raceway opened in 1964, running jalopys and 'eastern' late models. Admission was 99 CENTS, the racing and fightin' lasted all night, great value for the money. The 1/4 track made it, off and on, through most of the '70's and may have even reached the '80's briefly. The original track was dismantled and replaced by the present kart facility, 80's-era topo maps indicate the speedway's location.
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    Re: Conway Raceway

    My Dad ran there many years. Wish I could have been there for that. Hear it was a hand full any Saturday night at Conway. How big was the track 1/4 mile?

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Bobby Still run karts .When I moved back to Conway my wife found our house .Lo And behold right past the track .maybe 1/4 thought the woods . ride by Nixon Road ever day alway looking for Hop ,H P,D L or someone to be turning on the road to the track. YOU CAN STILL DREAM OF THE OLD DAYS hub to hub wheel to wheel & fire flyn

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Quote Originally Posted by Rockstar17ss View Post
    How big was the track 1/4 mile?

    The fence in the pic measures out at 3/10ths. Dont no if that was the inside or outside fence.

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    1/4 mile

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Conway was one of the few tracks in the Carolinas that I've never been to .
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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Few shots from Conway
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    Re: Conway Raceway

    I have heard about more laps at Conway than I will ever run. My dad (Roscoe Gasque) ran there with Johnny Ray Calhoun Wade Skipper and many more. I was too young to enjoy it. Wish It would have stayed open I have heard some pretty cool stories come from that place. Thanks for sharing the photos.

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    I can remember that Johnny Ray Calhoun in the #11 Nova and Camaro was one hard man to beat in the late eighties and early nineties at Myrtle Beach , Timmonsville and Lakeview in Super Street !!!
    "The PIG RIG"

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    That was my dads cars. I have heard them stories too many times. Lol Good Ole days

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Never got to see a race there but friends of mine said Hop Holmes was tough to beat there also!

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    Re: Conway Raceway

    Hop Holmes was tough to beat anywhere he went, including Conway. Here's a poor photo of a Conway program featuring a rare Hop Holmes-built Chevelle. A long-time Ford man, in his later years, Hop switched to the bow-tie bigade.
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