Columbia Speedway

Columbia 200 ( to 1971) Sandlapper 200 ( to 1971)

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The Columbia Speedway is a former Speedway with a length of half a mile in Cayce, South Carolina, near Columbia. In his 1951-1971 race of the NASCAR Grand National Division were held.


Columbia Speedway was opened in the late 1940s as so-called dirt track, ie a track on loose ground. At this time, the NASCAR held every Thursday evening a race. Among the participating were well-known drivers such as Fireball Roberts, Ned Jarrett, Ralph Earnhardt, Lee Petty and the subsequent seven-time Winston Cup champion Richard Petty, who on July 12, 1958 his very first race ever played here. A special feature was that the races were held each Thursday during the race were each held on other routes on Friday or Saturday. Background of this feature was that the soldiers their pay were paid on Thursday and the organizers found out that they had already spent it again on Friday or Saturday.

From the season 1951 found race to the championship of the Grand National Division held at the Columbia Speedway. The race distance was 100 miles, or the equivalent of about 161 km, with the exception of two of the 43 races that were held here. Between 1956 and 1959, also the NASCAR Convertible Division contributed a total of eight races from here, which also went over a distance of 100 miles.

For the 1971 season the entire route was paved, so that the last two NASCAR race at the Columbia Speedway took place on asphalt. Laws were enacted at the same time in Cayce, with which it was virtually impossible to hold races at the Speedway. This and because of new, more modern race tracks of NASCAR races were canceled on the Columbia Speedway by racing calendar. The final closure of the track took place in 1979.


The Speedway is still there, but the infield is completely overgrown. The stands are either collapsed or were demolished. Since 2003, the track serves as a leisure and training facilities for cyclists.

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