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wparker5629



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:07 pm    Post subject: Chapel Hill Speedway Reply with quote

Does anyone know where this one was. It was located near Decatur Ms. My dad ran there in the 70's some
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I live in Decatur and never heard of it, but now I'm going to start asking some of these old timers around here about it lol.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol yeah i will ask my dad when i see him this weekend where it was. im thinking it would be on chapel hill rd due to the name but not sure.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm going to google earth the whole chapel hill area after I eat and see if I can find a dirt circle. Pretty cool to know this dead zone actually had a dirt track once upon a time Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i looked at terraserver but could not find anything.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think for the amount of time it's been closed that the track in Pearl is one of the easiest to find. It almost looks like with a little work it could reopen Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah that one is real easy to find. matter of fact terraserver has a picture from 1996 and it kind looked like it had dirt on the track still.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here is a possible http://terraserver-usa.com/image.aspx?T=1&S=10&Z=16&X=1537&Y=17940&W=3&qs=chapel+hill+rd%7cdecatur%7cms%7c&Addr=Chapel+Hill+Rd%2c+Decatur%2c+MS+39327&ALon=-89.0331551&ALat=32.4136633

if you look at this location on msn maps live you can see a faint tracj ghost in the grass
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That could be it. I will ask my dad today. He raced there a few times so he knows where its at. Thats funny if that is it. I have been by there hundreds of times and never knew!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Talked to my dad last night. He said it was on Decatur Little Rock Rd somewhere on the left. It was owned by a man whose last name was Loper. It was behind the guys house in a bottom. Bleachers where dug in a bank by shovel. Only ran one season though cause ran washed the track away any it never got built back.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Found this off of Good Hope Rd. East of Decatur. Parker see if you dad can confirm. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This racetrack found me while I was looking for it. Turn turn onto Good Hope Road off of Hwy 15 just north of Decatur and follow it until u see Gene Loper Drive which is a dirt road and also the old entrance to the old track and when I was driving on Loper Drive I kept looking for anything that resembled a racetrack and I was actually sittin in turn 1 looking at the back of Mr Lopers house and the track is still there, just alot of sand, the old flagstand is still there and theres a huge bank that has cuts in it for the front straight away grandstands, its pretty neat. I took pictures but got lost off of my old phone. Just remember once going down Gene Loper Drive and when u see the pond on your right start paying attention to your left because you are on the racetrack then

I don't know how to post pics on here so PM me and I can text you an aerial view so u can post it
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