One Of The World’s Best Racetracks Sits Abandoned Deep In The Woods Of Mississippi
Mississippi is home to some wonderfully preserved sites from the past. Sadly, the Jackson International Speedway isn’t one of them. At one time, it was the world’s fastest ½-mile racetrack. Today, it sits abandoned in the woods, diminishing with each passing year. Take a look:
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Watch the video below for a closer look at the abandoned track.
So, did you know about this once-famous racetrack? Did you visit back in its heyday? Tell us in the comments section.
This isn’t the only abandoned spot hiding in Mississippi. Click here to read about another.
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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