NORTH CAROLINA (USA)
1960 - STARLITE DRAGSTRIP
What was later to become Starlit Speedway started as a Dirt Drag Strip, The Drag Racing commenced in 1960 under the direction of the owners Mr and Mrs Parks Williams, The Drag Racing events only lasted two years and it was all over by 1962.
In 1962 the venue was expanded with a .4 mile semi banked dirt oval for stock car racing.
1962 - STARLIGHT SPEEDWAY
Starlight Speedway opened in 1962 as an oval dirt track for stock car racing, The venue proved to be very popular with it grand stand seating, The speedway ran successfully through until 1978 when it came under preasure from local authorities because of noise issues and the need for the land it sat on, The venue then closed and by 1985 a business park and ball grounds were built on the site.
1960's - Photo: unknown.
1960's - SHORTY EDWARDS
1966 - STARLIGHT SPEEDWAY NASCAR CUP RACE
A one and only NASCAR cup race named the Independent 250 was run on the 13th of May 1966 at Munroe, The race was won by Darel Dieringer.