There is a reason Phil Hurd Raceway has been around for over 35 years.
(newspaper articles are copyright of RC Car Action Magazine)
In 1987, Retired Lt. Colonel Phillip Sherman Hurd, US Army, founded Lake Mayer Raceway under the official club name S.C.O.R.E. (Savannah Chatham Offroad Racing Enthusiasts). The track began small as a dirt oval track using sandy dirt that was there for baseball fields and built the layout using old automotive tires from local garages. As the club began to grow, so did the track's notoriety. By the 1990s, the facility hosted 3 ROAR (Remotely Operated Auto Racers) National events in 1991, 1992, and 1995. After the Colonel's death in 1999 of lung cancer, the track was renamed in his honor. Today, Phil Hurd Raceway is a staple of the RC industry as one of the oldest continually operated RC tracks in North America and is a true historic site in Savannah.