A Ghost Comes Around: The End of Asphalt Racing in North Georgia
Brandon Reed is a writer by trade, so you have to take his stories with a reasonable amount of skepticism. Our imaginations can get away from us and then linger around, gently nudging our memories into a narrative often greater, wilder and more outstanding than the sum of reality.
But Suzanne Reed, Brandon’s wife, is a reasonable person. And she has a ghost story, too.
Brandon was the public relations manager at Peach State Speedway in Jefferson, Georgia, back in the early 2000s. One day, he heard a race car going around the half-mile speedway at race speed from inside the track office.
Thinking there was a test session going on that he didn’t know about, he raced outside only to see an empty track, no car haulers, race cars or anyone else in sight.
Days later, Suzanne stopped by the track to see her husband and asked him what drivers were there that day to test.
In fact, no one was. The track was empty.