Cherokee Speedway Kicks Off 2016 Race Season With Open Practice February 21st

Cherokee Speedway will kick off the 2016 race season with open practice on Sunday February 21st. All cars and all divisions are welcomed. The first race for 2106 at Cherokee Speedway will be held on Sunday February 28th with racing in SECA Crate Late Model, Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Thunder Bomber, Stock 4, Extreme 4, and Young Guns. February 28th event will be a day race.

World Crown 4 Cylinder Nationals November 28th - 29th

Cherokee Speedway will host the World Crown 4 Cylinder Nationals November 28th - 29th featuring racing in Crate Sportsman,  Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, and Thunder Bombers.

November 22nd Schedule & Line Up

Sunday November 22nd racing program will be a regular show for all competing divisions. The race program will include Renegade, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Young Guns, Vintage, and Thunder Bombers.

USCS Outlaw Sprint Car North vs. South Shootout Finale And SECA Late Models And Halloween Night FIREWORKS! Headline The Action At Cherokee Speedway On Saturday, October 31st

The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters ( returns to the 3/8 mile racing surface at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Saturday, October 31st. It will be the third time the 700 plus horsepower, 1300 pound exotic race cars have invaded the re-configured version of the legendary speedway since it was reduced from a 5/8 mile oval. The event is the Finale of the 7th annual Carolina Thunder Nationals North vs. South Shootout during the nineteenth season of competition for the USCS . The Halloween night special event and is entitled as the USCS "Speed Spooktacular" and has several Halloween themed activities in addition to some "Frightening" displays of speed.

The USCS winged sprint car portion of the event promises to be loaded with some of the country’s top ranked drivers and sprint car talent racing for pride and glory for each of their regions in this only third-time ever USCS North vs. South Shootout sprint car challenge event at the Cherokee Speedway. Saturday night’s racing action features a full program of USCS winged sprint car racing plus racing in four Cherokee Speedway’s most popular weekly racing divisions.

Additionally the action-packed racing card features the winged USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini/micro sprints who will streak around the speedway at speed's well over 100 miles per hour too. The speedway’s popular SECA Late Models racing for $1200 to win plus the Limited Sportsman, Crate Sportsman , and Renegade divisions will join the two sprint car divisions with special events of their own.

The Cherokee Speedway USCS event is expected to bring top winged outlaw sprint car drivers from at least eight states to the track from as far away as New York, Delaware, Florida and Mississippi. The exotic fire breathing, alcohol burning, 700 horsepower open-wheeled USCS sprint cars weight just 1,300 pounds, and are pound for pound the World’s most powerful short track race cars. The sprint cars will literally fly around the track surface at speeds well over 130 M.P.H. It is not uncommon to see the USCS sprint cars popping "wheelies" or doing wheel stands because of the brute force of their engines and their huge 17-inch wide rear tires.

The USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints will contest a full racing program including their Speed Dash, Qualifying Heat races and Main Events on Saturday night.

The USCS use exactly the same format as the USCS Outlaw Thunder sprint cars. The four Cherokee Speedway weekly racing series drivers will be racing for increased prize money in each division.

The SECA sanctioned Late Models are racing for $1200 to win top prize in their special event portion of the program. The popular Limited Sportsman division is doing battle for a $800 top prize.

In addition to the racing action, Halloween activities will include "Trick or Treat in the Pits" at 5:30pm. There will also be a Costume contest and Halloween Night FIREWORKS for all to enjoy at intermission..

Gates open at 4:00 pm and racing is scheduled to begin at 7:00 pm. Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Rd., Gaffney, SC 29351. The race track phone number is: (864) 489-1969. The track’s website is For USCS information, please visit the USCS web site at or call the USCS presented by K&N Filters at 770-865-6097.

Media contact: Pete Walton