Crate Racin’ USA Purchases SECA For New Presence In The Carolinas

Photo by Mitchell Jenkins

Crate Racin’ USA officials have announced their purchase of the South Eastern Crate Association (SECA). Over the past several seasons, SECA has campaigned several racing divisions in the Carolinas and Northeast Georgia.

“The divisions that race under the SECA banner will remain in place with very few adjustments for the 2020 season,” Crate Racin’ USA Director Adam Stewart said. “We will have a new website up soon that will contain rules, contact information, and all of the pertinent information.”

Stewart also revealed that the SECA staff and many of the key personnel will remain in place to maintain familiarity for 2020. Crate Racin’ USA’s biggest goal for the upcoming season with SECA is to provide a larger national, public relations footprint and added technical support.

Scott Childress turned over the keys of SECA to Stewart. Now, he can concentrate on not only working with the SECA team, but also promoting Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) and Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Georgia).

Cherokee Speedway plans to host Crate Racin’ USA events in 2020.

“I’m excited to see what Crate Racin’ USA brings to the SECA drivers and tracks,” Childress said. “Crate Racin’ USA will bring a common set of rules for 604 Late Models and Street Stocks. This will give drivers in the Carolinas and Northeast Georgia an opportunity to travel more to bigger races. At the same time, it will open opportunities for tracks to have bigger races that will bring more cars and  fans to our area.”

SECA competitors have been receptive to the adaption of Crate Racin’ USA rules. Childers and Stewart started a conversation about the possible acquisition last fall. Childress said the deal came about quickly.

“Both Adam and I thought it would be a good thing for SECA to become part of Crate Racin’ USA because both organizations have good people, and we would just let them do what they do best,” Childress said. “I know I’m looking forward to having Crate Racin’ USA SECA Late Model and Street Stock events in 2020 at Cherokee Speedway and Lavonia Speedway.”

Crate Racin’ USA is currently developing a new SECA website and Social Media pages that they hope to have online in the next couple of weeks. All official SECA announcements and schedules will come through the new media outlets.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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