Freddy Fryar Named To Alabama Racing Hall Of Fame

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Freddy Fryar
Freddy Fryar

Freddy Fryar, who was an early car racer at Chattanooga along with his brothers, Harold and Billy, has been inducted into the Alabama Racing Hall of Fame.

Fryar was born in 1936 and was known as "The Beaumont Flyer."

Larry Rose of Rossville remembers that he began racing at the old track at Warner Park and later raced at Moccasin Bend, then at Boyd's Speedway when it opened.

Rose said, "When the Fryars showed up at the track, it was pretty much over for anybody else."

He said Freddy Fryar each year returns for a reunion of former race car drivers.

Freddy Fryar moved west and did some racing in Texas as well.

He became a NASCAR Grand National and Winston Cup Driver from 1956 to 1971, when his last race was the '71 Daytona 500.

He raced regularly at the Snowball Derby at Pensacola, Fla., and won it in 1979 and 1981.

Fryar often raced at the Mobile International Speedway in Irvington, Ala.

His sponsor throughout his career was Buster Davis.

Fryar now lives at Cassville, Mo.

 

 

 



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