Actually post #4 is different than post #1, but I am still unclear on what you are getting at. Been here in the south since I was three so am possibly on a permanent pace lap.
I believe the Reutimann's were/are out of Zephyrhills, & I used to watch Dickie Anderson run when we both were young & assumed he was a local...
Is the point that the northern folks built "southern racing"?
Regardless, even though it really has nothing to do with the south or racing, am all about