Southern Super Series
Viewer's Guide to the Southern Super Series
Mar 9, 2022
1957: At Hickory Motor Speedway (NC) Ralph Earnhardt, driving a '39 Ford, won a NASCAR Late Model Sportsman event. Earnhardt beat Banjo Matthews and Ned Jarrett for the win in the race. Earnhardt would win the fourth of his five Hickory track championships in 1957.
1963: Junior Johnson was running through the woods of Carolina when he pocketed the win at Hillsboro Speedway (NC) on this day in 1963. Johnson led 148 of the 165 laps to hold off Jim Paschal and Richard Petty for the win
1974: What it would be like to go back in time and watch the Dogwood 500 at Martinsville Speedway (VA) in 1974? On the Modified side, Bugs Stevens beat out Richie Evans for the win. Ron Bouchard, Jerry Cook and Ed Flemke were the rest of the top five. On the Late Model side, Jimmy Hensley beat Butch Lindley and Tommy Houston. What a day this must have been to watch.
1985: Speaking of Butch Lindley, he was a winner on this day in 1985 in the All Pro Season opener at Five Flags Speedway (FL). Lindley would best Jody Ridley in the 200-lap race with Neil Bennett coming home in third.
2007: Back in the heyday of Pro Cup Racing, an unknown Matt Hawkins rose from the Late Model ranks to win his first time out in the series at USA International Speedway (FL). Hawkins led the final 15 laps and held off Trevor Bayne for the win. Bobby Gill, who was a Pro Cup legend, was third looking up at the two youngsters after leading 74 of the 200 laps.
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