Padgett came from a racing family. One of five racing brothers, Padgett, of
was the Southern Racing Enterprises Modified Champion in 1956, racing at
raced quite a bit at the Peach Bowl, but really came into his own at the
legendary Athens Speedway in
Padgett retired from racing in 1980, and opened the Airport Speedway go cart track in Jasper in 1981. He and his wife operated the track for the next 20 years.
Ready to go race at Athens Speedway 1963.
Charlie Padgett leads Charlie Burkhalter at Athens Speedway 1963.
Burkhalter moves down under Padgett to take the lead.
Freddie at Athens Speedway reunion 2011.
Another night another win in the 1-A
The 1-A car under construction.