Cherokee Speedway Will Host Their First Points Race Of 2017 Saturday April 1st


Cherokee Speedway will return to racing action on Saturday April 1st as the Speedway will host their first points event of the 2017 race season. April 1st race program will include racing in SECA Crate Late Model, Limited Sportsman, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, and Thunder Bomber.

Cherokee Speedway Hosts The "Bill Hendren Memorial" March 24th & 25th

For the first time in history Cherokee Speedway will host the "Bill Hendren Memorial" race sanctioned by the (SECA) South Eastern Crate Association Friday March 24th and Saturday March 25th. The event will be paying $5,000 to win and will be a SECA Bonus Race. Friday March 24th will be open practice for all divisions. The race program for Saturday March 25th will include the "Bill Hendren Memorial" SECA Crate Late Model $5,000 Bonus Race, Limited Sportsman, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, and Pure Stock.

Cherokee Speedway Hosts The Sport Compact Dirt Racing Association Extreme 4 $5,000 To Win Event March 17th & 18th And More


Cherokee Speedway and the Sport Compact Dirt Racing Association (SCDRA) will host a $5,000 to win Extreme 4 event this weekend March 17th and 18th. This is a two day event, on Friday gates open at 5 PM. Extreme 4 registration will be from 5:30 PM until 6:50 PM, with an OPEN practice session starting at 7:00 PM until 10:15 PM for all divisions. Beginning at 10:30 PM Extreme 4 will have their first round of qualifying. On Saturday, Limited Sportsman, SECA Crate Sportsman, Stock 4, Thunder Bombers, and Young Guns are all on the schedule. Round 2 of Qualifying, B-Mains in Extreme 4 as well as heats and mains in all above classes. Gates open at 3:00 PM, drawing opens 3:30 PM until 4:50 PM with drivers meeting at 5:00 PM. The best 15 times from both rounds (Fri and Sat) will determine the lineup. The rest will come via heats and B-Mains. According to Kelley Carlton, of SCDRA we should expect to see 40 or more cars attempting to make this race. Calls, emails, and messages from Ohio, Pa., Tn., Ky., Va., Ga., Fla. and of course both Carolinas have been coming in. "Weather may cause some guys trouble getting down", says Carlton. Prices for the weekend are: Stands - Friday $12, Saturday $15, or a two day pass for $22. Pits - Friday $25, Saturday $30,or a two day pass for $50. Cherokee Speedway would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions: Burns Chevrolet, Joe's Towing, Spectrum Medical, Mechanical Edge, Carolina Driveline, Bennett Equipment, Money Matters, SRI, Jones Curbing.

Cherokee Speedway Hosts March Madness XV March 4th & 5th

Cherokee Speedway will host its annual March Madness XV on Saturday March 4th and Sunday March 5th. Saturdays program will include racing in the Southeastern Late Model Series ($2,000), 602 Thunder Series ($1,500), Renegade ($500), Extreme 4 ($1,000), and Thunder Bomber ($500). Sundays program will include racing in the Southern All Star Racing Series paying $10,000 to win, SECA Crate Late Model ($1,500), SECA Crate Sportsman ($700), Stock 4 ($800), and Young Guns RWD ($300).


Both days gates will open at 10:30 AM with drawing held from 11:00 AM to 12:45 PM. Drivers meeting is set to begin at 1 PM.


March Madness XV Admission Prices:

(Saturday) Grandstands: $15

(Saturday) Pits: $30

(Sunday) Grandstands: $25
(Sunday) Pits: $40

(2 Day Pass) Grandstands: $35

(2 Day Pass) Pits: 60

Cherokee Speedway Hosts 2017 Season Opener Sunday February 26th

Cherokee Speedway will host its 2017 season opener Sunday February 26th with racing in SECA Crate Late Model, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, and Thunder Bomber. Gates open at 11 AM with drawing from 11:30 AM to 12:50 PM. Drivers meeting is set to begin at 1 PM. Grandstand admission will be $12 with pit admission $25.
Kids 10 and under free.

Cherokee 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.

Cherokee 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.

Cherokee Speedway 2016 Championship Banquet January 27th


Cherokee 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 afterwards.

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.


For questions and concerns please contact Lennie Buff at 864-505-9199 or you can send us a message on the Cherokee Speedway Facebook page.

Cherokee Speedway Hosts Karts Saturday January 21st


Cherokee 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

After several 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 following weeks.

From my entire family we thank each and every one of you for 15 solid years of outpouring support.

Lennie Buff

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