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Volunteer Speedway remembers racers Herman Collins and Dewey “Red” Ledford

By volunteer | 12 March 2013 | 2013 | | 0 Comments   

Volunteer Speedway remembers racers Herman Collins and Dewey “Red” Ledford

BULLS GAP, Tenn. — The East Tennessee racing community has lost two of its old-time, legendary racers with the passing today (Monday, March 11, 2013) of Herman Collins of Knoxville and Dewey “Red” Ledford of Morristown.

Collins, owner with his son Greg of West Haven Speed Equipment in Knoxville, captured the first-ever Late Model championship at Volunteer Speedway in 1975. Ledford won the Late Model title one year later in 1976.

Volunteer Speedway owners Joe and Phyllis Loven, along with all track personnel, extend condolences to the Collins and Ledford families. Both will be remembered in thoughts and prayers during their time of losing a precious loved one.

***Photo caption: Robert Hickey (left) owned the No. 97 Chevrolet Camaro that Dewey “Red” Ledford drove to the 1976 Volunteer Speedway Late Model championship.

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