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Picturing the Past 129: Dirt track on the big screenPosted Friday, September 2, 2011, at 4:22 PM
Action's almost ready to begin on a scene from the movie "J.D. and the Salt Flat Kid" at Duck River Speedway in 1977. (T-G File Photo by Bo Melson)
Scenes for the movie, which starred Slim Pickens and Mickey Gilley, were shot at the speedway in May 1977.
It wasn't exactly a screen sensation, but at least some locals got to see themselves at the movies.
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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.
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