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Old 11-08-2007, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default (drought) lake lanier race track?

i heard on the radio that the drought ,made it possible to see an old race track.. anyone else heard this? thought it was lake lanier...any pics?
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

I googled it (amazing, huh ) and only found this so far, but you are right- the old dirt track is coming to light.
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Old 11-08-2007, 10:35 PM   #3
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

Oh, sorry- that's one of our local reporters sitting on the grandstands.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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Where the devil is Lake Lanier?
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:41 AM   #5
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

Yes...there is an old racetrack (normally ) under Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier is about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. There is all kinds of shit in the bottom of that lake (houses, bridges, railroad tracks, cars, trucks, boats). That racetrack is over toward Flowery Branch.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:08 AM   #6
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What are you guys waiting for? I smell a vintage dirt track race video brewing down in Georgia...GET TO IT! hehehe
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

Like Thumper said, they'd really have to clean that thing out if they wanted to start using that track again. LMAO. Doubtful it would happen, the yuppies in my county would protest. Imagine hundreds wearing their gap and khakis protesting in front of their beemers.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:13 AM   #8
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I'm sure it was all intentionally flooded via river re-routing...South Dakota has a road that ends at a lake and you can see farmhouses and outbuildings still standing underwater, crazy shit to go fishing in.
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:17 AM   #9
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I'm sure it was all intentionally flooded via river re-routing...South Dakota has a road that ends at a lake and you can see farmhouses and outbuildings still standing underwater, crazy shit to go fishing in.
Lake Lanier is an army engineer corps water reservoir. It provides for flood protection, power production, water supply, navigation, recreation and fish and wildlife management. So in a way it was.

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Old 11-09-2007, 01:22 AM   #10
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Man, I'd laugh my ass off seeing that track getting used just once again, at least some good would come out of the draught...
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:26 AM   #11
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Man, I'd laugh my ass off seeing that track getting used just once again, at least some good would come out of the draught...
Yeah that's true. They'd also have to start trucking water into metro Atlanta and parts of Florida and Alabama which would suck. But I'd definitely be in line to ramble down that track.
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:56 AM   #12
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Yes...there is an old racetrack (normally ) under Lake Lanier. Lake Lanier is about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta. There is all kinds of shit in the bottom of that lake (houses, bridges, railroad tracks, cars, trucks, boats). That racetrack is over toward Flowery Branch.

Got any exact direction be cool to go look at.
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Old 11-09-2007, 08:11 AM   #13
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I think it should somewhere around here then...

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Old 11-09-2007, 08:12 AM   #14
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

Someone told me that he was able to see it through the Google Earth program. I haven't done it myself yet. So I have no idea if it's B.S. or not.
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Old 11-09-2007, 09:44 AM   #15
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Old 11-09-2007, 11:48 AM   #16
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Hmmm....road trip anyone?
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Old 11-09-2007, 02:18 PM   #17
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

The Georgia auto racing hall of fame has been finding photographing and recording all the lost race tracks in Ga. This is a unexpeced treat as we thought all we could see was the top of the grandstands..
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Old 11-09-2007, 05:12 PM   #18
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Old 11-09-2007, 07:04 PM   #19
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Sounds like a good idea to me.
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Old 11-09-2007, 10:13 PM   #20
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Default Re: (drought) lake lanier race track?

thank you .i tried google ...didnt get anything ...lake tenkiller here in okla used to be a town..when the water gets real low you can see the foundation of some of the old buildings and the streets are still there...
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