Speed News April 2016

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STORY AND PHOTOS BY AUSTIN CABOT CHICKEN SHACK THE HOW AN UNUSUAL BUILDING HELPED REBOOT THE 944 SPEC CLASS IN THE SOUTHEAST A nyone who participates in NASA events long enough can tell you it's about more than just driving. Sure, getting behind the wheel of a car at tracks where NASA regions run events is what brings us all together, but there are a lot of other reasons that NASA members keep coming back for more. What many people attending events find sooner or later is a supportive community — on and off the track. In many cases that community extends beyond the track gates. One such example can be found among a group of 944 Spec racers centered on the "Chicken Shack," located a little north of Atlanta. Northern Georgia is home to an abundance of odd-looking buildings. Usually more than 100 feet in length and no more than 30-feet wide, these buildings often house chickens. It may surprise some that Georgia is the nation's leading poultry-producing state, with annual output of eggs and chicken broilers — chickens meant for consumption — surpassing all other states in the country. One quick drive through the communities north of Atlanta, and you start to understand the magnitude of the industry. If you live in the area, you start to see that a few of these buildings are no longer used to raise From left: Brian Stetson, Brian Evans, Alan Evans and Michael Dearstyne check out the latest build in the "Chicken Shack." 42

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