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South Buxton Raceway founder Joe Atkinson, of Merlin, shakes hands with Kingsville's Rob Young, left, after the two were inducted into the Checker Flag Speedway Hall of Fame last Sunday.

South Buxton Raceway founder Joe Atkinson, of Merlin, shakes hands with Kingsville's Rob Young, left, after the two were inducted into the Checker Flag Speedway Hall of Fame last Sunday.

Congratulations to two members of South Buxton Raceway’s family, who were inducted into the Checker Flag Speedway Hall of Fame last Sunday in Windsor.

Joe Atkinson of Merlin, the man who came up with the idea and built South Buxton Raceway (then called Raleigh Raceway) in 1971, as inducted for his success as a driver at the former Checker Flag.

Kingsville’s Rob Young, who races in South Buxton’s Windride Transportation Sport Stocks, was also an inductee for not only his success as a driver, but for his support to fellow racers and the track.

Atkinson and Young were among 12 inductees for the class of 2012, joining Junior Hanley, Artie Sommers, Larry LaMay, Brian Setterington, Larry Jackson, Ron McKeen, John McKeen, Woody Sequin, George Newman and Mike Duffy.

Young is the only inductee still racing.

A full story will appear next week.

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