In 2005 the Augusta International Raceway Preservation Society (AIRPS) held the 2nd annual memorial dedication
ceremony at Diamond Lakes Regional Park. The park sits adjacent to the old Augusta Racing Complex. The drivers
monument (unveiled in 2004) was extended to included engraved names of drivers who had participated in races at
AIR's eight tracks. Sherry MacDonald attended the ceremony and is pictured below with (L to R) Rex White, Sherry,
Cathy Jones, AIRPS president Henry Jones, Frank Warren, Ted Tidwell & Bud Gates.
In 2006 AIRPS held a street dedication ceremony at the new Diamond Lakes housing community that sits adjacent to the
park. Selected racing champions were honored with street names and the main road running through the community
was christened Dave MacDonald Dr
AIRPS honored Dave for driving the Shelby King Cobra to victory in the 1964 US Road Racing Championships at
Augusta International Raceway. He raced three times at the Speedway finishing 2nd in the Augusta 510 NASCAR
race driving a 1963 Ford Galaxie, 1st in the King Cobra and 2nd in the Cobra Roadster.
Rich, Sherry & Vicki attended the 2006 ceremony and are pictured here near the monument memorializing Dave and
other great drivers at the track
Dave's daughter Vicki with her daughter Erikka
Sherry and Rich pose with racer Ted Tidwell. (AIRPS president Henry Jones is to the left).
Sherry sits in one of the many exotic cars on hand for this memorable event
Rich takes his turn behind the wheel
Driver awards are given out at the event. On hand to accept for Dave MacDonald is Sherry (in pink) and Rich to her right.
Pam Roberts, next to Sherry (blue) accepted for her father Fireball Roberts. Henry Jones is presenting.
Below: Sherry holds the Dave MacDonald Dr street sign as Rich & Vicki stand behind her. The new Diamond Lakes
Under construction is house at 4412 Dave MacDonald Dr - located at the intersection of Dave MacDonald Dr and Dave
MacDonald Dr (Street loops around entire housing developement)
Dave MacDonald Drive in 2008
Dave MacDonald's wife Sherry, and Fireball Robert's daughter Pam get together in the evening to discuss the career's
of two men very dear to them. Note: Dave MacDonald & Fireball Roberts were teammates twice, once in the 1963 12hrs
of Sebring where they co-drove a Shelby Cobra Roadster, and in the 1964 Augusta 510 NASCAR where they both
drove for Holman Moody. Roberts & MacDonald dominated a star-studded NASCAR field to finish 1-2.
Official document adding Dave MacDonald Drive to the Augusta-Richmond County road system
Two wings were added and this is how the monument looks today (2010)
2011 aerial view of the old Augusta road course (in orange). You can see the new Diamond Lakes Regional Park beg-
inning to take shape inside the track area. And to the upper right is the new housing community under development. All
street names in the community are named after drivers who competed at Augusta Raceway. In GREEN is Dave MacDonald
Drive - the main loop that runs through the entire community. NOTE: Credit goes to AIRPS President Henry Jones for his
efforts to preserve this special piece of racing history.
April 2012 aerial view shows the developement now built out - Dave MacDonald Drive highlighted in orange