Historic Markers Across Florida

NORTH TURN, Ponce Inlet, Florida

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Location: 4511 S Atlantic Ave, Ponce Inlet, FL
County: Volusia
Coordinates: N 29° 06.530    W 080° 56.636
  29.10883333    -80.94393333
Style: Interpretative Sign **
Waymark: WMJRH1


North Turn

This is the site of the original North Turn of the famous Ponce Inlet road course. the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) was formed in 1948 and sanctioned automobile racing on this course from 1948 thru 1958. Sanctioned motorcycle racing was conducted on this course from 1948 until 1960. Vehicles racing on the 4.1 mile beach road course would travel north on the hard packed sand beach, turning left through the banked sand North Turn, and then travel south on the two lane paved Atlantic Avenue until they reached the start/finish line at the banked South Turn, thus completing one lap

City of Ponce Inlet