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Occoneechee Speedway Trail Hillsborough - Profile of Occoneechee Speedway Trail

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Occoneechee Speedway Trail Hillsborough - Profile of Occoneechee Speedway Trail

Occoneechee Speedway Trail

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The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail (HOST), is a three-mile trail located on a historic 44-acre site in Hillsborough, NC. The site was formerly used for community gatherings and events, including horse shows, football games and NASCAR races. In fact, the site was one of the venues that hosted NASCAR stock car races during NASCAR's inaugural season, in 1949. Nowadays, the site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail was created with the help of the Preservation North Carolina and the site is currently owned by the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust (CAHPT), which has developed a master plan for the site.

Visitors to the Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail can walk around the former speedway's historic one-mile oval, and can enjoy views of the Eno River, which runs directly adjacent to the trail's "Speedway Trace" section.

The Historic Occoneechee Speedway Trail is for hikers only: no bicycles or motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail. Pets are allowed on the trail as long as they are leashed.

The trail is located on Elizabeth Brady Road, off of alternate NC 70, in Hillsborough, NC.

For more information about the trail, contact the Historic Speedway Group at (919) 732-6886.

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