The Georgia Racing Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be officially enshrined on December 13, 2013.  As part of our effort to honor the newest members, it is fitting to pay tribute to each of them individually. First up is Charles Barrett.

Raceweek Illustrated notes that Charles Barrett won an estimated total of 250 events during his decorated racing career.  Barrett was recognized as the track champion in Anderson in 1968 through 1970, and he won the title again in 1972.

According to Rick Minter of Racin’ Today, Charles Barrett specialized as a “North Georgia Short Tracker.” Barrett took part in four NASCAR events during the 1973 season.  His best finish came at Talladega when he placed number ten.

A few of Barrett’s most notable victories include the 10th Anniversary Sportsman Championship race, as well as 27 Late Model sportsman feature wins in 1972.

Charles Barrett is now retired and living in Cleveland, Georgia, the same area that he was born on November 28, 1944.

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Photo courtesy of the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame.

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