Cherokee Speedway Signs On With SECA For 2013

The newly formed South Eastern Crate Association is pleased to announce that in 2013 the drivers from Cherokee Speedway will be eligible for the City Chevrolet Weekly Championship . Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney S.C is dubbed as "The place your momma warned you about". The action is always fast and exciting in the crate late model division. In 2012 Cherokee averaged between 15-18 crate late models per week. "We see no reason for this to change in 2013, I feel that SECA will provide our drivers with another shot at some extra money. Drivers are familiar with the rules, and the layout of what SECA is offering, and from a promoters standpoint, I feel like we need to try and keep our weekly drivers at home, give them a chance to win more than just track points" stated Cherokee Promoter Lennie Buff.

"There are a bunch of cars at Cherokee on a weekly basis, and the location is really perfect, right off the interstate which makes it easy for drivers passing through to drop in and race. This is just one of the many reasons we put Cherokee Speedway on our radar. We at SECA want all drivers at our sanctioned tracks to have a chance to race for something extra. I have always had a great relatioship with the owners and the entire staff at Cherokee, I see this being a great fit for SECA and the weekly program at Cherokee" said Timmy Mcabee
Drivers choosing to sign up with SECA will collect City Cherolet Weekly Championship points each week at Cherokee Speedway. The top 15 races will be counted toward the final standings, and the leader at the end of the season will grab a cool $6,000. The total purse will consist of $17,000 paying back the top 20 positions. SECA sanctioned tracks will run under SECA rules for weekly crate late model programs, this will include a tire rule of: HOOSIER HTS spec 1350 and HTS spec 1600.

"City Chevrolet ,Hoosier and myself have had a great relationship ever since our first days of crate racing, when I seen those guys were supporting SECA, we decided to join up. I really think SECA will benefit the drivers and Cherokee Speedway. Everything I have heard has been positive from the drivers that have heard about it or been inquiring about SECA" Buff added.

The Cherokee season is slated to get started as always with a bang with a fan favorite March Madness weekend scheduled for the first weekend of March.

Information about Cherokee Speedway can be found at

SECA contacts:
Timmy Mcabee (864)761-6039
Scott Childress (864)346-3588
Marion Limbaugh (864)238-2254

Partners of SECA include: City Chevrolet, Hoosier Racing Tires, Collins Signs, Ivey Construction, Heintz Performance, Ellison Racing Engines, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Hendren Racing Engines, Big A's Custom Graphics, & Thomas Clarke Performance.