This half-mile was home to seven Cup races — four in 1956 and three in 1957. West coast hero Eddie Pagan won there twice, but was far from the biggest star on display at the fairgrounds track.
The oval was also a drive-in movie theater, with cars parking in the infield and a giant screen sitting behind the backstretch. When the Craftsman Truck Series raced at Portland from 1995 to '98, they had to race around a manhole cover that was located off the exit of Turn 4.
"I used it as part of my line," said 1997 winner Rich Bickle. "If I could hit that cover with the left front coming off 4, I knew I was in the groove."
Let's just hope the boys from Macon didn't have a still under there.