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MARCH MADNESS MARCH 3-4 Cherokee Speedway

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012

Cherokee Speedway $15,000 March Madness X Set for March 3rd & 4th

Cherokee Speedway will kick off its 2012 racing season on March 3rd and 4th with the tenth edition of ‘March Madness’ featuring an Old-Fashioned Unsanctioned $15,000 to win Super Late Model show, the largest winner’s purse paid at the famed speedway in modern history. This will be an Outlaw event pitting Hoosier vs. American Racer tire, utilizing the Lucas Series tire rule of nothing softer than 1300 or SD44 and Punch Rule in effect.

Cherokee Speedway is still fresh on the minds of fans for a spectacular season ending Blue Gray 100 that many regard as one of the best races ever at the historic speedway. ‘Superman’ Jonathan Davenport kept the crowd on their feet as he went on to beat out a star studded field which included Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Dennis Erb Jr, Booper Bare, Earl Pearson Jr, Steve Shaver and his new Clint Bowyer racing team mate Jared Landers. Davenport is expected to be on hand to defend his 2011 March Madness 9 victory, another great race where he edged Scott Bloomquist to the checkered flag. The driver list is getting longer each day, and Cherokee Speedway plans to hold an open practice Saturday Feb 25th from 1-5 PM to allow teams to shake down their new cars.

The lineup for Saturday March 3rd will include hot laps for Super Late Model, Crate Late Model, Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, Renegade, Stock 4, FWD, and Young Guns. Qualifying will include Super Late Model (2 Laps), and Crate Late Model (2 Laps). Heat races will include Super Late Model (8 Laps), Crate Late Model (8 Laps), Crate Sportsman (5 Laps), Limited Sportsman (6 Laps), Renegade (5 Laps), Stock 4 (5 Laps), FWD (5 Laps), and Young Guns (5 Laps). Main events on Saturday will include Renegade (10 Laps), FWD (10 Laps), and Young Guns (10 Laps). Cherokee Speedway will also be having a 45 minute open practice at the conclusion of Saturday’s main events – as well as an outside Pit Party for fans and racers spending the night.

The lineup for Sunday March 4th will include hot laps for Super Late Model, Crate Late Model, Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, and Stock 4. The program will also include the last chance consolation races for Super Late Model in which will be 10 Laps. Main events on Sunday will include Super Late Model (75 Laps) $15,000 to win, Crate Late Model (20 Laps), Crate Sportsman (10 Laps), Limited Sportsman (12 Laps), and Stock 4 (10 Laps).

Gates will open both days at 10 AM, Drawing at 10:30 AM, Drivers Meeting at 12:00 PM and Hot Laps immediately following. Admission will be as follows: Stands (Sat. $10) (Sun. $25) (2 Day Pass $30) / Pits (Sat. $20) (Sun. $35) (2 Day Pass $45).

For schedule, point standings and Cherokee Speedway is conveniently located off of I-85 exit 96 in Gaffney, SC. Physical Address is 153 Speedway Drive in Gaffney, SC 29341. Track phone is (864) 489-1969. More info can be found online at and visit our Facebook page @ for the most up to date race information.

This Weekend

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

*** Antioch Speedway Sat. Nov 5 2011

ALLSTAR 150     ANTIOCH SPEEDWAY     Saturday November 5th     (Bad weather date: November 19th)

This special event presented by:     Bob Mason & Roger Widener     Promoted by John McElrath

Pure Stock V8 – $1,000.00 to win     50 lap main event

FWD / U Cars – $1,000.00 to win     50 lap main event

Plus racing in young Guns 4 (FWD only),
$500.00 to win main event for  Pure Stock 4 / Street Stock 4,     $500.00 to win Renegade V8 Main event

And…….. a 10 lap ROAD RAGE race
First car, truck or TANK to complete 10 laps wins
Prices are as follows:     Pit admission – $20.00 / Grandstands – $10.00
Kids 6-12 years $5.00 / Kids 5 and under free
Plus indoor VIP Suite seating available just $20.00 each
(Call John to reserve your VIP Suite seats today)
Gates open at 12:00PM Hot laps at 2:00PM
This is a bonus points race for TR cars for 2012 Season      WE ARE SPENDING EXTRA EFFORT AND MONEY TO ENSURE A SMOOTH, FAST TRACK SURFACE

For technical information
Contact John McElrath at 828-768-7431

Go to for full details
(Rules and payout posted on website)



*** Sumter Speedway

See Cody Truett’s report below about Sumter Speedway’s Annual Turkey Day Race Nov 5th

Monster Mash Results Harris Speedway!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011
*** Harris Speedway Oct. 29 & 30 2011 Monster Mash
Congrats to all who came and raced with us this past weekend and made Monster Mash a very memorable weekend.

Monster Mash Oct 30 2011
Top 5
Super Stock 4
Larry Teal #58
Jamie Mattison # 11
Bradley Weaver # 2
Stacy Brock # 96
Cody Ussery # 00

Street Stock 4
Scott Morgan #M19
Taylor Hicks #4
Jason Day # 07
Tim Bristol # 04
Barry Phillips # 07BP

Young Guns
Kyle Fowler # 18KF
Casey Towell # 97
John Gustafson # 99
Kenny Pearson #16
Brandon Harrelson # 121

Front Wheel Drive
Jacob Bridges # R80
JJ Williams # 12
Joey Kelly # 88
Jonathan Sarratt # 3
Christopher Hill # 13

Pure Stock
Michael Nelon # 23
Mitch Sill # 45S
Ray Lane # 12
Nathan Pierce # 7
Cookie Evans # 10C

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