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GRHOF showcases Lanier Raceway
Racing Hall of Fame
Mike Love’s No. 25 Chevy was on display in front of the GRHOF on Nov. 23 for the Lanier Raceway Reunion. Love raced in more than 500 races at the venue and won 26 championships in his career. - photo by Bob Christian
The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame played host to a veritable who’s who of short track racing during the inaugural Lanier Raceway Reunion on Nov. 23. Highlighted by legendary names such as Bud Lunsford and Mike Love, the event was open to anyone involved with the racetrack during its thirty years of operation just outside of Braselton, Georgia. GRHOF volunteer and event organizer Cody Dinsmore was the driving force behind bringing together nearly 200 drivers, car owners, mechanics, announcers and fans that made the Lanier Raceway a Saturday night staple of the southeastern racing circuit. “We’ve had a couple of different racing reunions but this one was sparked by Lanier reopening a couple of years ago,” Dinsmore said. “We saw an opportunity to get these guys back together and honor them in some small way. These are the pioneers of the sport.”