My first trip to Roebling Road (nee, Savannah-Effingham Raceway) was in the early 1960s to watch my Dad, Charlie, run a sports racer, called a Falcon. We observed from the “Drag Strip Tower,” which is not the one you see on your right just before you cross the track. Rather, it’s but way down in Turn 1. Seems the drag racers ran backwards from 1 to 9. I guess the trees were smaller in that direction.
Roebling Road… Picture a very large cow pasture dotted with oaks and pine trees, and a ribbon of asphalt that meanders around the property as if it were laid out by a farmer towing an 18-foot “Bush Hog.” Which I’m satisfied it was! Long, sweeping turns without a 90-degree or first gear turn on site, unlike so many modern tracks. Page 1 of the Racer’s Manual states “the corner, or corners, leading onto the longest straight are the most important to lap time…” At Roebling Road, that “type 1” corner is Turn 9.