April 26th Schedule & Line Up

Saturday April 26th 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 FWD. Gates open at 5 PM with drivers meeting at 7 PM.


April 19th Race Postponed

Due to the amount of rain that has all ready falling and the current weather forecast Cherokee Speedway has postponed all racing for Saturday April 19th. 


April 19th Schedule & Line Up

Saturday April 19th 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. Gates open at 5 PM with drivers meeting at 7 PM.


Hamm Conquers Cherokee To Capture Inaugural FUEL Event

Gaffney, SC - Brett Hamm vaulted to the lead at the drop of the green and never looked back as he captured the FUEL Racing Series season opener this past Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway. The Newberry, South Carolina racer led all 40 laps and held off a late charge from Ross Bailes to secure the $3000 payday in the inaugural touring event of the new CT525 series.

In Klotz Synthetic Lubricants time trials, it was Billy Hicks who recorded quick time and the first ever pole award with a lap of 16.203 around the storied speedway.

With no drivers locked in from Time Trials, the heat race action was intense and competitive. Ricky Weeks captured RE Suspension Heat Race #1 while Ross Bailes emerged victorious in KRC Power Steering Heat Race #2.

After a redraw of the top 2 finishers from both heat races, the field was set with Hamm drawing the pole starting position. Hamm set a blistering pace early on as the battle ensued behind him between Weeks, Bailes, and Hicks. Weeks was very strong early in the event, However, a flat tire ended his bid for the win. Hicks and Bailes resumed the battle for 2nd and even closed in on Hamm in the closing laps of the event but would ultimately fall short in their attempt to overtake the eventual winner.

"We had a good car all weekend long," said Hamm. "We've won both races we've ran with this engine so far this season. This FUEL Racing Series competition is tough but we'll take what we learned tonight up to Elkin in 2 weeks." Bailes, Hicks, Jason Pack, and Donald Bradsher would round out the top 5.

Up next for the FUEL Racing Series will be a Saturday, April 26th trip to Friendship Speedway in Elkin, NC. Be sure to make plans to come watch as the stars and cars of the FUEL Racing Series powered by City Chevrolet Performance.

For more information about FUEL Racing Series, visit the website (fuelracingseries.com), find us on Facebook (FUEL Racing Series), and follow us on Twitter (FUEL525SERIES).

Partners of the FUEL Racing Series include Chevrolet Performance, City Chevrolet Performance, Klotz Synthetics, RE Suspension, KRC Power Steering, Mega Plumbing of the Carolinas, B&B Motorsports, Flag To Flag, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Heintz Brothers Performance, Performance Tees, D&E Marine, WP Racing Shocks, Renegade Race Fuels, JRi Shocks, Beyea Headers, Eibach Springs, The Joie of Seating, To The Point, Gale Force Suspensions, Roush Yates Performance Products, AR Bodies, Velocita, Local Race Chat, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

KLOTZ SYNTHETIC LUBRICANTS TIME TRIALS: Billy Hicks 16.203, Ross Bailes 16.280, Chris Cantrell 16.312, Brett Hamm 16.327, Ricky Weeks 16.390, Donald Bradsher 16.411, Ryan Atkins 16.423, Matthew Turner 16.432, Kenny Van Derveer 16.435, Jason Pack 16.534, Carson Ferguson 16.542, David Smith 16.567, Johnny Pursley 16.619, Clinton Cook 16.668, Steve Cooke 16.746, Trent Ivey 16.824, Kip Cochran 17.636.

R.E. SUSPENSION HEAT RACE #1: Ricky Weeks, Johnny Pursley, Billy Hicks, Chris Cantrell, Kenny Van Derveer, Steve Cooke, Carson Ferguson, Kip Cochran, Ryan Atkins.

KRC POWER STEERING HEAT RACE #2: Ross Bailes, Brett Hamm, Donald Bradsher, Jason Pack, Matthew Turner, Clinton Cook, David Smith, Trent Ivey.

FEATURE RESULTS: Brett Hamm, Ross Bailes, Billy Hicks, Jason Pack, Donald Bradsher, David Smith, Matthew Turner, Clinton Cook, Ryan Atkins, Carson Ferguson, Ricky Weeks, Trent Ivey, Kenny Van Derveer, Steve Cooke, Johnny Pursley, Kip Cochran, Chris Cantrell


Fuel Racing Series Plus More April 12th

Cherokee Speedway will be hosting
the FUEL (Fast Unified Engine Late Models) Series Saturday April 12th. The FUEL event will be paying $3,000 to win. April 12th race program will include racing in FUEL ($3,000 To Win), Crate Sportsman ($1,000 To Win), Limited Sportsman ($1,000 To Win), Renegade ($600 To Win), Stock 4 ($1,000 To Win), Extreme 4 ($600 To Win), and Young Guns FWD. Gates open at 5 PM with drivers meeting at 7 PM. Admission for April 12th will be $18 in the grandstands and $30 in the pits. For further information on the FUEL Racing Series visit www.fuelracingseries.com .

April 5th Schedule & Line Up

Saturday April 5th 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, Young Guns RWD, Open Wheel Modified, and Vintage. Gates open at 5 PM with drivers meeting at 7 PM.


March 29th Race Cancelled

Due to the expected forecast for Friday and Saturday all racing for Saturday March 29th at Cherokee Speedway has been cancelled. Racing will resume on Saturday April 5th under the lights at Cherokee Speedway for our first points race.


March 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 2nd.

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 wi
th $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 event.

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 twitter @Cherokee_DirtSC.

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
www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
.

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 TOTAL $37,200

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


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