DTH News: Week of 3/19/11
Several tracks have opened for racing already with other tracks to follow in the coming weeks. Here is a quick look.
Anderson Motor Speedway will have practice 3/19/11 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm with their weekly schedule getting under way next Friday (3/25/11) night, featuring Late Model action.
A news item from www.trackforums.com says that the Union County Speedway will wave the green flag next Friday night.
Cleveland County Speedway will have open practice 3/19/11 with regular Friday night racing beginning next week. The Carolina Clash Super late Models are scheduled twice this year with the first event taking place on 4/15/11 and the tour returns in August.
The Darlington of Dirt, the Laurens County Speedway will have open practice this Saturday (3/19/11) and next week (3/26/11) with regular Saturday racing returning on April 2nd. Remember, Laurens County Speedway is the only place where you can catch the Super Late Models in action every week.
Among the tracks in action this week, Harris Motor Speedway will be paying $700 to win in the Super Stock 4 class and these drivers will time trail to earn a spot in the field. Cherokee Speedway will open the gates at 4:00pm with the driver’s meeting to be held at 6:00pm. Greer Dragway will open early Saturday morning and cars will be on track at high noon.
Greenville Pickens will have a regular card this Saturday but fans are anticipating the return of the NASCAR K&N Pro East Series next weekend. The East Series drivers will be competing in the Kevin Whitaker Chevrolet 150, with the series returning to GPS for a second event on Labor Day.
Last weekend, local racing lost Joe Wyatt. Joe passed away last Saturday while attending a go-kart race at the Sunshine Kartway. Plans are in the works for a benefit race for the Wyatt Family to help offset funeral expenses. David Moore, the manager of the Buck Creek Speedway, hopes to make an announcement soon to provide a date for the race. Folks who want to contribute to the fund can contact David at 864-506-5801, Mackie Flood (Sunshine Kartway) at 843-224-6478, or James Moore (South Carolina Dirt Series) at 843-446-3720.
David Moore was hoping this event could take place this weekend, but vandals have stopped that from happening this week. The control tower, concession stand, sound system, and other facilities at the Chesnee speedway have been damaged, leaving Moore scrambling to make repairs. Anyone with information about this incident are urged to contact the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.