The South Eastern Crate Ass’n, a new late model sanctioning body in the southeast, will make its debut in 2013.
The SECA was formed with the intent of providing simple solutions for local (weekly) tracks and weekly crate late model drivers.
SECA will offer a Weekly Points program that will utilize the name City Chevrolet SECA Weekly Points Championship and will pay out $17,000 between the top 20 drivers with $6,000 going to the overall champion.
The plan is simple, drivers will race in 15 races at any SECA sanctioned track and they will then be eligible to earn points money.
SECA management is currently in talks with several tracks throughout the Carolinas and into Georgia.
The SECA has been formed and will be managed by Timmy McAbee, Scott Childress and Marion Limbaugh. All three have extensive backgrounds in dirt track racing.
“Let me first start by saying SECA is not a series and we are not reinventing the wheel with this deal,” said McAbee. “We feel there are currently plenty of series out there for drivers to run, and we are not currently looking at playing in that pool. We also feel that there is a huge amount of room for SECA and our radar currently is directed at specific tracks and drivers that run those tracks on a consistent basis” Stated Mcabee. “We had a quick conversation and the next thing you know we had secured a few big sponsors and we have and will continue to work very diligently to be able to provide our services to our local tracks and drivers.”
“SECA is going to be an exciting opportunity for me. From a racer, and promoters standpoint, I know what gets the blood flowing,” said Childress, who is also the promoter of North Carolina’s Harris Speedway. “This provides racers the chance to stay close to home, and get paid pretty well. I see everyone benefiting from SECA. Our mission is to work closely with tracks and drivers and provide both with options that benefit their needs. Without having to worry about traveling in order to get a paycheck, drivers can save money, and that means the promoter gets another car in his pit area.”
More information will be released in the very near future, including rules, tracks and other information.