Durrence Layne Racing officials have announced that Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) will host a $5,000-to-win race for the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division on September 5, 6, and 7. Tabbed as the Cherokee Street Stock Pow Wow, the event will become the the second jewel of the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division Triple Crown.
The first jewel of the Durrence Layne Street Stock Triple Crown will take place on August 14-17 with the $5,000-to-win, seventh annual Durrence Layne Chevrolet Southern Street Stock Nationals at Rodney Wing’s Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi).
The third Triple Crown jewel will happen on December 26 with the $5,000-to-win fourth annual Durrence Layne Chevrolet Street Stock World Championship Race.
“We’ve been talking about doing this for a while now, as we’re looking to take three Divisions we run here and combine them into one Division,” Cherokee Speedway promoter Scott Childress said. “This race is a good way for us to test the waters. We’ve been getting some positive feedback from the competitors in the Carolinas to go with the Durrence Layne Street Stock rules.”
Since its inception in 2012, the Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stock Division has become a fan favorite known for close and entertaining racing. In addition, the number of competitors in the class has grown to surpass the Durrence Layne Chevrolet Late Model Division in competitor participation. The class is sanctioned in seven different states, including Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.
The $5,000-to-win Cherokee Speedway races will consist of a practice session on Thursday night, September 5. The Durrence Layne Performance Parts Street Stocks will participate in preliminary Qualifying and Heat Races on Friday night, September 6. The B-Main Races and the $5,000-to-win Main Event will be run on Saturday night, September 7.
For more information on this inaugural event, please visit www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com.