Rain Pushes Back Cherokee Xtreme Run


GAFFNEY, S.C. — In the midst of a rain-filled week, DIRTcar Racing and Cherokee Speedway officials decided to move this Saturday’s Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series event to next Sunday, Jan. 26.

The move creates a huge weekend with a previously scheduled event on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Georgia’s Cochran Motor Speedway.

The Cherokee feature will remain a 40-lap, $5,000-to-win race for the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series and the day will still include $1,000-to-win 602 Late Model, $1,000-to-win Stock Outlaw RWYB, $600-to-win Thunder Bomber and $500-to-win Extreme 4 FWD races.

“With all the rain we’ve received and are continuing to receive it just makes sense to postpone this Saturday’s race to next weekend,” said DIRTcar Racing’s Tom Deery. “Plus, it makes for an exciting weekend with the previously scheduled race at Cochran Motor Speedway.”

The event on Saturday, Jan. 25, at Cochran is also 40 laps and $5,000-to-win. It will include Crate Late Models in a $2,000-to-win feature and 602 Late Model Sportsman in a $1,000-to-win race.

Gates at Cochran will open at noon with hot laps at 2:30 and racing to follow. Grandstands are $20, kids 6-10 are $10 and kids 5-and-under are free.