Ted Edwards began his career as a motorcycle trick rider and picked up his first win in 1929. Eventually, Edwards won two championships and was named the American Motorcycle Associations most popular rider award in the U.S. and Canada. He also started his first Daytona 200 on the famed beach and road course at Daytona Beach in 1940.
Edwards continued racing after World War II and also tried his hand at promoting. Edwards became a race promoter at the famed Lakewood Speedway. Edwards was also one of the promoter at Lakewood in 1954 when the track hosted the first organized drag races held in the state. That led him to open the first permanent drag strip in Georgia, the Skyway Airport Dragway in Fairburn.
Edwards continued to ride motorcycles until the age of 77. He passed away in 1987 at the age of 80.
Fittingly, Edwards was unanimously voted into the Georgia Racing Hall of Fame on June 13 – the same as the number 13 that he always raced motorcycles under.