22nd Schedule & Line Up
Saturday March 22nd racing
program will be a regular show for all divisions. The race program will
include SECA City Late Model, Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman,
Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, and Young Guns RWD. March 22nd race program
will be a day race.
Cherokee Speedway March Madness March
1st And 2nd
Cherokee Speedway will be hosting
it's annual March Madness event on Saturday March 1st and on Sunday March
March Madness Event Information
On Saturday March 1, 2014 gates will open at 11 AM. with drawing from
11:30 AM. to 12:50 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 1 PM. Renegade, Extreme
4, and Young Guns FWD divisions will all have a full race program.
Southern Nationals Super Late Models will qualify, heat race, and run a 30
Lap $3,000 to win main event. SECA City Late Models, Crate Sportsman, and
Stock 4 divisions will all qualify and run heat races.
On Sunday March 2, 2014 gates will open at 11 AM. with drawing from 11:00
AM. to 12:20 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 12:30 PM. Young Guns RWD will
have a full race program. SECA City Late Models, Crate Sportsman, Stock 4,
and Vintage divisions will all run main events. The SECA City Late Model
event will be paying $2,000 to win with double file restarts until 5 laps
to go. Southern Nationals Super Late Models will qualify, heat race, run
consi's, and run a 60 Lap $10,000 to win main event.
Admission will be $20 in the grandstands on Saturday and $25 on Sunday.
Pit admission will be $30 on Saturday and $35 on Sunday. Kids 10 and under
will be free. Two day pass for the grandstands will be $40 and a two day
pass for the pits will be $60.
There will be a open practice for all
divisions on Friday February 28, 2014 from 6 PM. to 10 PM. Admission for
practice will be $15 in the pits and grandstands will be free.
Cherokee Speedway 2014 Season Open
Practice Set For February 15th
Cherokee Speedway will be having a
opening practice for all divisions on Saturday February 15th to start off
the 2014 race season. Gates will open at 12 Noon on February 15th with
open practice from 1 PM to 5 PM. The first race event of 2014 will be held
on Saturday February 22nd with racing in SECA, CS, Ren, ST 4, EX 4, and YG
RWD. February 22nd race event will be a day race.
Southern Nationals Bonus Races Ready For
Double Header March Madness Weekend At Cherokee
The Ray Cook Southern Nationals Bonus Races will sanction one of Cherokee
Speedway’s largest events of the season with their 11th Annual March
Madness weekend March 1-2. For the first time, the weekend will feature
two complete Super Late Model races with
$3,000 to win / $300 to start going to the winner on Saturday evening
March 1st then $10,000 to win / $700 to start going to the Sunday
afternoon winner. An open practice session will be held on Friday Night
February 28th from 6-10 pm.
Promoter Lennie Buff is currently re-surfacing the 3/8th’s mile track
located in Gaffney, SC with new loads of dirt and a complete new surface
that will greet the drivers when they compete on the March 2/2 weekend. A
couple of practice sessions will be scheduled before the Super Late Model
teams hit the track for the March Madness Weekend.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Races will have two complete races with purse
monies in excess of $51,000 for both days. Saturday Evening’s format
includes the traditional Southern Nationals format and Sunday Afternoon’s
format everyone will be running heats with no-one being locked in after
Qualifying and everyone being split into an A & B group and B-Mains also
being ran. The two highest finishers from Saturday’s feature finish will
be guaranteed starters as 23rd and 24th starting spots in Sunday’s main
The Series entry fee will be $100.00 each night but if a driver competes
on Saturday Night then Sunday’s entry fee will be just $50.00. The Tire
rule will be as follows: Hoosier 1350, 1600, SPEC 70 (right rear option)
along with the American Racer 48, 56 and DTW70 (right rear option). On
Saturday all tires will be marked before Qualifying. You can only change
one tire for the feature. You must run the B-Main on the four tires you
qualified on. For the feature everyone can have one tire different and the
driver’s choice where it is. On Sunday, it’s the same format for
Qualifying and Heats, drivers can change one tire for the B-Main and for
the Feature drivers can have as many as they need. Tire samples will be
taken all weekend. The Southern Nationals format, race procedures and
technical rules will be in effect.
On Saturday March 1st the Gates will open at 10:00 am and Driver’s Meeting
will be slated for around 1:00 pm with racing to begin later that
afternoon. General Admission for Saturday is $20.00 with Pit Passes going
for $30.00. On Sunday March 2nd the Gates will open at 10:00 am with
Driver’s Meeting slated for 12:30 pm. Hot Laps will begin around 1:15 pm.
General Admission for Sunday is $25.00 with Pit Passes going for $35.00.
Two-Day Passes will be offered as a two-day General Admission pass will be
$40.00 while a two-day Pit Pass will be $60.00. Support Classes will be
ran and be announced by the track.
Further information on Cherokee Speedway located at 153 Speedway Road in
Gaffney, SC 29341 can be obtained by contacting the following: Track Phone
(864) 489-1969 or Promoter Lennie Buff (864) 505-9199. The track’s
official website is located at
www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com or follow them on
Further information on the Southern Nationals Bonus Races can be obtained
by calling Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or
visit the official website located at
March Madness Saturday March 1 Purse (35 Laps): 1) $3000, 2) $1500, 3)
$900, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $600, 7) $575, 8) $550, 9) $525, 10) $500, 11)
$400, 12) $390, 13) $380, 14) $370, 15) $360, 16) $350, 17) $340, 18)
$330, 19) $320, 20) $310, 21) $300, 22) $300. TOTAL $13,800
March Madness Saturday March 2 Purse (60 Laps): 1) $10000, 2) $5000, 3)
$2500, 4) $2000, 5) $1500, 6) $1300, 7) $1200, 8) $1100, 9) $1050, 10)
$1000, 11) $950, 12) $900, 13) $850, 14) $800, 15) $750, 16) $700, 17)
$700, 18) $700, 19) $700, 20) $700, 21) $700, 22) $700, 23) $700, 24) $700
Previous March Madness Winners:
2003-Donnie Moran of Dresden, OH
2004-Earl Pearson Jr. of Jacksonville, FL
2005-Jeff Smith of Dallas, NC
2006-Chris Madden of Gray Court, SC
2007-Clint Smith of Senoia, GA
2008-Jimmy Owens of Newport, TN
2009-Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA
2010-Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, TN
2011-Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, GA
2012-Jared Landers of Batesville, AR
2013-Jared Landers of Batesville, AR