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.