Friday 1st May 1964
Lee Roy Yarbrough drove to his first career NASCAR GN victory, winning the ‘Savannah 200’ on the 1/2 mile dirt Savannah Speedway. Jimmy Pardue won the pole, jumped out front and was holding a big lead when the rear end failed on his Burton-Robinson Plymouth on lap 137, giving the lead to Yarbrough. Yarbrough went on to take his Louis Weatherby Plymouth under the checkered flag a lap ahead of Marvin Panch’s Wood Brothers Ford. Only 12 cars were on hand and only 8 were running at the finish of the 200 laps.