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    Thumbs up FLASH BACK - Atomic Motor Speedway - Lenoir City, TN - October 29, 1978 ----- NDRA LM

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    Atomic Motor Speedway
    Lenoir City, TN

    October 29, 1978

    National Dirt Racing Association (NDRA)

    01 Larry Moore 100
    02 Billy Thomas
    03 Rodney Combs
    04 Buddy Rogers
    05 Bud Lunsford
    06 Buck Simmons
    07 C.L. Pritchett
    08 Leon Archer
    09 Charlie Hughes
    10 Charlie Blanton
    11 Jerry Meadows
    12 Leon Brindle
    13 Freddy Smith
    14 Bud Norwood
    15 Leon Sells
    16 Ken Phillips
    17 Luther Carter
    18 Tommy Joe Pauschert
    19 H.E. Vineyard
    20 Bob Wearing
    21 Doug Kenimer
    22 Mike Duvall
    23 Joe Richey
    24 Ronnie Johnson
    Nathan Stephens: Hobart (Northwest), Indiana.

    Next race(s): TBA
    2022 Season (9): Eldora (OH) 2, Fairbury (IL) 2, Kankakee (IL) 1, Montpelier (IN) 1, Shadyhill (IN) 2, & South Bend (IN) 1.

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    I went to all.the big races at atomic that was a stellar field there atomic always drew big names.

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    I went to Atomic twice and it was rained out both times, got to see hot laps once...
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    See you down the road!!!!

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    That's an allstar cast of racers from the past, many now gone. NDRA may have only lasted a few years but was an unforgettable part of dirt history.

    Loved the creativity in the wedge cars and enjoyed racing them more than anything I raced before or since, though on the wrong side of the country to ever run with NDRA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-glenn View Post
    I went to Atomic twice and it was rained out both times, got to see hot laps once...
    When it was right, not sure thereís ever been a place I enjoyed more. That place was fantastic.

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    Drove by once on the way to Portsmouth and it was boarded up.
    8/13/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highside Hustler25 View Post
    Drove by once on the way to Portsmouth and it was boarded up.
    Thatís an interesting route to Ohio from Illinois.

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    At the time I was living close to Ashtabula.
    8/13/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highside Hustler25 View Post
    At the time I was living close to Ashtabula.
    Had you spent any time at ACE HIGH SPEEDWAY ? Formerly Raceway 7 and now Raceway 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by d-glenn View Post
    I went to Atomic twice and it was rained out both times, got to see hot laps once...
    Made it once myself, and got rained out. I did get to see the track though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceready View Post
    Had you spent any time at ACE HIGH SPEEDWAY ? Formerly Raceway 7 and now Raceway 7.
    Could hear the cars from my house. Went once. I'll leave it at that.
    8/13/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highside Hustler25 View Post
    At the time I was living close to Ashtabula.
    So Ashtabula to Portsmouth via Knoxville, TN?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highside Hustler25 View Post
    Could hear the cars from my house. Went once. I'll leave it at that.
    Had you ran down Route 7 to Sharon then ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by B_K View Post
    So Ashtabula to Portsmouth via Knoxville, TN?
    ??lol It was almost 20 years ago. I do remember the last 20 miles or so was a real adventure in a motor home.
    8/13/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raceready View Post
    Had you ran down Route 7 to Sharon then ?
    Sharon wasn't bad. Was another in Franklin. Might be closed now. It was pretty primitive as well. Not much for grandstands out that way. He11, not much of anything period if you know what I mean.
    8/13/16

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highside Hustler25 View Post
    Sharon wasn't bad. Was another in Franklin. Might be closed now. It was pretty primitive as well. Not much for grandstands out that way. He11, not much of anything period if you know what I mean.
    They called that one Tri City. It was shut down for several years and rebuilt to be more modern.

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    ^
    Rebuilt to be more modern. Yup. That's a understatement.
    8/13/16

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    Where at around Lenoir City was Atomic located ? I go through LC once or twice a year might swing by just to say I seen where the track was at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Man Gang View Post
    Where at around Lenoir City was Atomic located ? I go through LC once or twice a year might swing by just to say I seen where the track was at.
    Track was just off I-40 West, you could park on the interstate and watch. Very cool track and I was lucky enough to get to run before it was gone.

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    Think HH25 is talking about the old Atomic Speedway that was down near Chilicothe if I remember correctly. Scary bullring up on a hill.

    If he could hear the cars at Raceway 7 he must have lived nearer to Conneaut than Ashtabula. I grew up in 'Bula before I moved west in 1960 and Raceway 7 didn't exist then. Had the little dump track at Geneva on the Lake where I first raced and the fairgrounds dirt at Jefferson and that was about it in the area. I don't think Sharon was built yet though I did get there years later .

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