SECA Joins Forces With Hartwell Speedway For 2014

In their continued effort to unify crate late model tracks and rules, the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA) is pleased welcome Hartwell Speedway to the SECA family for the 2014 racing season. Located in Northeast Georgia just across the S.C state line, the 3/8 mile oval becomes the association's 9th track partner and becomes SECA's first Georgia sanctioned track. SECA sanctioning will begin immediately after several meetings were held between promoter Marty Lance and the drivers of Hartwell Speedway.

"We knew we wanted to head in a different direction in 2014, until recently we were still undecided on which direction that would be. Today the vision is clear, we are SECA sanctioned for our crate late models, and we look forward to our partnership with SECA in the future. Our drivers through meetings and social media have expressed interest in the SECA program, after listening to those guys, and speaking with SECA officials, we feel this is the right decision going forward." Hartwell Speedway Promoter Marty Lance.

"I am excited to get down there and work with Joyce and Marty, this will give us at SECA the opportunity to expand our brand into a new area of the region. I have had the chance to work with Marty in the past in a few super late model races and everything has always went off without a hitch. They have some very tough and competitive drivers down there, and they just add another level of competition to the City Chevrolet Weekly Championship." SECA official Marion Limbaugh

Hartwell Speedway drivers opting to sign up and be eligible for City Chevrolet Weekly Points will need to sign up at registration at Hartwell Speedway, or membership forms can be printed off the website and mailed directly to the SECA office. (Address and all information is on the membership page on the SECA website).

Memberships forms must be received by the office or the track before any points are counted.

Understanding that competitors at Hartwell Speedway were allowed to Hoosier FT tire compounds, teams will be allowed a sufficient runoff period in order to ease the transition into full time competition using the Hoosier HTS 1350 & Hoosier HTS 1600 tire compounds. Drivers will have until April 19th to exercise this option before the Hoosier HTS 1350 & Hoosier HTS 1600 tires become mandatory.

For more information about Hartwell Speedway, please visit or call Marty directly at 706-938-1545. For a complete 2014 rulebook and more information about SECA, visit us online at

Partners of SECA include: City Chevrolet, Hoosier Racing Tires, Collins Signs, Ivey Construction, Upstate Whole Sale Cars, Insane Racing Graphics,, Heintz Performance, Ellison Racing Engines, Kenny Lamb Racing Engines, Carolina Racing Supply, Big A's Custom Graphics, Thomas Clarke Performance, Velocita, Gable Automotive, Pro-Comp Machines, & ARbodies