Chappy Merritt
Gathered around the burn barrel are: Bobby Moore of the Lynchburg Police Dept.; Kendall Craft of Craft Automotive Group in Lynchburg; Kendall’s son Carter; D. W. Lawhorne, Bedford’s Public Works Director; D. W.’s wife, Tammy Lawhorne; Crystal Walker; and Shannon Walker of the Bedford Police Dept.

By Chappy Merritt

Contributing Writer

    What started 28 years ago with a group of family and friends deciding to go camping and watch the races at Martinsville Speedway has evolved into at least a four time annual excursion to the track.
    The group attends both Sprint Cup races, the granddaddy of Late Model races in the fall, the July 4th celebration featuring noted country artists and other events when possible.