Keysville – Auto Racing

Daytona 500 -  NASCAR motor race held annually at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. The first Daytona 500 was held in 1959, coinciding with the opening of the speedway, and since 1982, it has been the season-opening race of the series.

Keysville native Monroe Shook of Shook’s Transfer Chevrolet No. 85, one of the participants in the 1961 race, driven by Emnuel Zervakis.

1961 Daytona Results: 
Emanuel Zervakis started 14th., finished 18th. , winnings $300.00
Cotton Owens Pontiac (#6 in picture) started 6th. and finished 5th., winnings $2975.00

Winning Purse in Contrast:
1961 - $21,050.00
2013 – over $1.5 million