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North Turn Legends Parade and marker unveiling

Event Date(s)

Begins: February 10, 2018 9:00 am
Ends: February 10, 2018 2:00 pm

The seventh annual Historic North Turn Legends Beach Parade will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in Ponce Inlet, running down Atlantic Avenue making the south turn onto the world’s most famous beach.

The event is a cooperative effort between Volusia County Government, the Town of Ponce Inlet and Racing’s North Turn restaurant. These are the sites of the original north and south turns of the early beach and road course. This was the 4.1-mile course where the Grand National Race ran from 1948 until 1958, when it was relocated to the new Super Speedway, today known as Daytona International Speedway.

Spectators should park at Toronita Avenue Park, 4200 S. Atlantic Ave., Wilbur-by-the-Sea. Votran will provide free shuttle service to and from the north and south turn beach ramps from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

At 9 a.m. at Winter Haven Park, there will be a historic marker unveiling of a bronze marker honoring the only original NASCAR strip of beach/road course left in Volusia County.