Thank You

Congratulations to all of last nights winners and thanks to everyone who has supported us in 2012. We have seen some great racing and had a lot of fun. That being said we have decided to close down the track and will not be running any more races in 2012. If someone steps up with the sponsorship to resume operations in 2013 we will be more then happy to talk with them. We have put a lot of work into getting the Historic Cleveland County Fairgrounds Speedway back up and running and would love to keep it going. Very special thanks to the Fans, Fair Staff, Speedway Staff and everyone that has helped create some memories for the years to come. The Fairgrounds Speedway is a special place and I was honored to be a part of it. Michael W. Smith (

A note from W

Just want to let everyone know that the only reason the 7 car was allowed to race Friday was because our tech official was not at the track Friday. We hired a new Official who is not trained yet. He allowed the 7 car to race not knowing all the restrictions we have described in the rules. He did the best he knew and has since been met with and informed what the body rules are. We are very sorry for upsetting everyone.

That race car and all Good Old Days Series cars will be checked going forward before they are allowed to compete. All cars must have a Stock all steel body from 1937 to 1989 as described in the rules. That means a Stock Top, Hood, Trunk lid, Fenders, and rear quarter panels. It states the door skins can be made out of aluminum but must be an exact match to original factory skins. That means all reproduction metal used on your race car. If it doesn't look original it won't pass inspection. The complete body rules are on the web site along with the tire rules. No tire will be allowed to stick out past the wheel well more then 5 inches.

Note: If you plan on racing in the good old days series your vehicle must comply to the rules described in the rule book going forward. Starting Friday July 13th. If you are unable to make your race car legal for the Good Old Days Series, you will not be allowed to race in that event. You are welcome to race with the Dirt Race Cars if your car does not pass the G.O.D.S. tech. No exceptions. The only reason we allowed cars to race without complying to the rules in the series up till now was to get the track going. It's time to make the G.O.D.S. the way it was created. The only rule we have in the DRC'S class is safety and 8 1/2 tires.


Autographs & Pictures with Rex White

July 6, 2012 –Autographs & Pictures with Rex White – (1960 Nascar Champion)

Special Hotel Rate for Race Fans! $48/night

The Quality Inn of Kings Mountain is the NEW Official Hotel Sponsor of the Good Old Days RacingSeries.They are offering rates as low as $48.00 Per night to race fans. Whenreserving your stay you must mention the Historic Cleveland County Fairygrounds Speedway, The Good Old Days Racing Series, or Racers Reunion to receive this special rate!

Quality Inn
722 York Road,
Kings mountain, NC 28086
Phone # 704-739-7070
Special Rate  $48.00 per night

Racers Reunion A Success!

You can find out more on our results page! Here

Racing return to spotlight 'new heroes'

VIA SHELBY STAR— After an absence of several decades, racing is coming back to the Cleveland County Fairgrounds. And officials are already expecting crowds into the thousands. "This is a big deal for the community," said Mike Smith. "The history of this place…there's been some real important races here." Smith is the new speedway director at the fairgrounds, where races will be held under the ban-ner of the Good Old Days Series. Racing begins April 21 as part of the fairgrounds' Spring into the Fair weekend event. Then, each Friday night thereafter into the fall, the fairgrounds will host a new race. The Friday night events, scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. and end no later than 11 p.m., will also feature meet-and-greets with racing legends, food vendors, clowns and a weekly bicycle giveaway. A different charity will also be recognized each week. continued at

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Car Bodies Good Old Days Series Stock Appearing Bodies

In the Good Old Days Series you can use any existing race car chassis or build one if it meets our safety and other requirments disscribed in our rules.

Contact Us Good Old Days Series

Our offices are located at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds to the right of the grandstands.

Director Michael "W" Smith
Address: 1751 E Marion Street, Shelby, NC
Phone: 704.418.0546