Speedway Hosts Open Practice Sunday February 19th
Cherokee Speedway will host open practice for all
divisions on Sunday February 19th. All cars are
welcomed. Gates open at 11 AM with practice from 1
PM to 5 PM. Pit admission will be $15 with free
admission in the grandstands.
Speedway January 21st Kart Racing Postponed
All kart racing scheduled for Saturday January 21st
at Cherokee Speedway has been postponed to Saturday
February 11th. The race program scheduled on January
21st will remain the same for February 11th.
Speedway 2016 Championship Banquet January 27th
Speedway's 2016 Championship Banquet will be held at
The Wooden Nickel located at 1138 East Marion St. in
Shelby, North Carolina (28150) on Friday January 27,
2017. Doors will open at 6:00 PM with dinner served
at 7:00 PM along with the points ceremony
To reserve seats, your guest list and advance
payment ($15 per ticket) must be submitted by Monday
January 23,2017 to Lennie Buff. Payments can be sent
to 2143 Honey Haven Farm Rd. Shelby, North Carolina
(28152). Tickets at the door will be $25 per ticket.
and concerns please contact Lennie Buff at
864-505-9199 or you can send us a message on the
Cherokee Speedway Facebook page.
Speedway Hosts Karts Saturday January 21st
Speedway will host Kart racing Saturday January 21,
2017 with racing in Clone Heavy ($1,000), Champ
Heavy ($500), Clone 425 ($500), Clone Medium, Clone
Light, Clone 450, Charger 375, Pred 375, Pred 350,
Pred 425, Champ Light, JR 1, JR 2, and JR 3. Gates
are scheduled to open at 9:00 AM with practice set
for 11:00 AM. Pit admission $15 with a fee of $10
for parking. For more information on January 21st
please contact Goob Waddell at 864-415-8322. Weather
permitting come out January 21st to see some of the
best kart racing.
Cherokee Speedway Gains Childress And Adair As
Promoters For The 2017 Race Season
months of rumors and speculation, I can now announce
that Cherokee Speedway will be under the management
of promoters Scott Childress and Tony Adair during
the 2017 season.
My family and I have owned and operated Cherokee
Speedway since 2002. After many hours of careful
thinking, debating we have ultimately made the
decision to lease the Speedway in 2017.
We would not lease to anyone that we felt would not
meet the Cherokee Speedway expectations along with
those of our fans, teams. It is because of those
very fans, and teams that we have been able and had
the desire to put on races every Saturday night.
We understand the weekly toll, both financial and
physically that racing requires from you guys. We
also realize that the fans that have chosen to come
through those gates make sacrifices of sorts each
week to support their drivers, and the track.
Whether you came through the gates one time or every
week, we want you all to know it is appreciated and
we couldn't have done it without you.
To the staff of Cherokee Speedway over the last 15
years, I want you all to know that I have enjoyed
working side by side with you all. It takes an
entire team to put on a show from preparing the
track, to selling tickets, taking care of the
concessions each of you are thought very highly of
by not only me but my entire family. We want to say
thanks to each of you.
I love Cherokee Speedway and I will never be far
away, actually I am sure that I will be here at the
track several times a week and on most race days,
especially early on during the year just to help
make the transition as smooth as possible for
everyone. However, the not being here 50 hours a
week will allow time for me to spend with my family
and even allow me to do some racing of my own while
I still can.
I never thought I would see this day happen, and
while I am sad, at the same time I am excited to see
what Scott and Tony can bring to Cherokee Speedway
in 2017, they will have more information in the
From my entire family we thank each and every one of
you for 15 solid years of outpouring support.
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