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Roy Hall

Born: January 30, 1920      Died: March 14, 1991
Home: Atlanta, GA

Rapid Roy Hall
Roy Hall was one of the most important early stock car racers, memorialized in the Jim Croce song "Rapid Roy, That Stock Car Boy." He dominated the stock-car racing scene in the Southeast and Midwest in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

Racing with Red Vogt
Red operated an Atlanta garage, maintained race cars for several owners, and built racing engines for many other owners. His cars won untold races on tracks in many small towns on the modified circuit. Those fortunate drivers, who were the envy of all racers, included stock car drivers  Roy Hall and Lloyd Seay.

Racing with Fonty Flock
In 1941 Fonty Flock entered his first Daytona race and won the pole alongside driver Roy Hall. Flock led Hall early in the race but Hall wouldn’t let up and eventually they made contact in the south turn, sending Flock tumbling end over end. His seatbelt snapped and Flock was thrown from the car with major injuries including a crushed chest, head and back injuries, a broken pelvis. He was rushed to the hospital in severe shock but remarkably he survived.

"Driving with the Devil"
A new book, takes you back to those heady days of the Depression when NASCAR began and compares it to today's multimillion-dollar sport. They follow the lives of many of the daredevils who carried 'shine across Prohibition era county lines. Men like Bill France, "Red" Vogt, Roy Hall and Red Byron all were devotees of the hottest car on the road of the day, the huge engine Ford V-8. A mechanical wonder, it could be repaired and even souped up to outrun any cop on the road. It was only with the advent of the radio that the police could finally start to stop some of these rowdies. Escaping a dirt farmer's life was well worth it as the "sport" of outrunning the law paid handsomely and made millions for illegal alcohol.


Roy Hall, Driver, with the Red Vogt/Raymond Parks Special
Daytona Beach


Red Vogt Special - Roy Hall Daytona Beach Driver - North Turn


Andrew "Andy" Bearden, Roy Hall, Raymond Parks - 1940 Daytona Beach
Andy Bearden was Raymond Park's business partner. Gordon Pirkle has
a copy of this photo hanging in his Dawsonville Pool Room.
(Info courtesy Jon S. Bearden)


Lloyd Seay (L), Raymond Parks (Mid), Roy Hall (R)

Strictly Stock Driver Statistics - Roy Hall

Year Age Races Win T5 T10 Pole Laps Led Earnings Rank AvSt AvFn Miles
1949 29 1 of 8 0 0 1 0 196 0 150 26   6.0 98.0
1952 32 1 of 34 0 0 0 0 182 0 0 165 6.0 48.0 227.5
2 years 2 0 0 1 0 378 0 150   6.0 27.0 325.5



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