2018 SECA Crate Sportsman Rules Announcement


After extensive research and conversation with multiple track officials and industry representatives, SECA officials have reached a decision in regards to a specific rule in the 2018 SECA Crate Sportsman Division.

As is stated in the 2018 Rulebook, a measurement of 4.5 inches maximum - 3.5 inches minimum from the center of the axle tube to center of the trailing arm bolt is required for SECA Crate Sportsman competition. This rule has been in effect and available for every team to abide by for several years. While we realize that some of the products that are available in the market may not always meet these specific guidelines, the ultimate responsibility of SECA is to establish and maintain a set of rules that preserves fair and equal competition. SECA remains responsible for establishing the guidelines of competition and those competing in SECA sanctioned events are expected to abide by them accordingly.

After analyzing their research with manufacturers, dealers, and race teams. SECA officials have unanimously agreed to continue this rule as it is currently outlined in the 2018 SECA Crate Sportsman Rulebook. Should a driver make a “stock” purchase and have concerns about meeting the guidelines within the SECA Rulebook, we are confident that simple alterations can be made to ensure that you can be within the established guidelines.

Understanding that this may be an item that some teams may need to evaluate and possibly correct, SECA officials have agreed to freeze this rule through August 2, 2018. This timeframe should allow any team more than enough time to address any potential concerns as it relates to this measurement. Beginning August 3rd, all SECA Crate Sportsman competitors are expected to be within the 4.5 inch maximum and 3.5 inch minimum.

Should questions or concerns arise, please contact SECA Technical Director Joey Phillips ( )


Partners of the South Eastern Crate Association include: City Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, SRI Performance, “The Official Auto Parts of the South Eastern Crate Association”, FK Rod Ends, VP Racing Fuels “The Official Racing Fuel of the South Eastern Crate Association”, JRi Shocks, Bilstein Shock Absorbers, Big A's Custom Graphics, JRS Competition Finishes, Ntense Graphics, ARbodies, Velocita-USA, Flag To Flag, & Thomas Clarke Performance.


Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship

Continuing our relationship with DIRTcar UMP, SECA officials are excited to share the event and competitor information for the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship!

Should any questions or concerns arise, please review the 2018 Competitor's Guide and contact the designated representative.



For Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship Event & Competitor Information visit the following link:


Laurens County Speedway Set To Host SECA/SRI Thunder Bomber Shoot Out Tour Event #3

Supported by LIR (Lanny Irby Race Cars)

The next SECA/SRI Thunder Bomber tour race is this Saturday night at Laurens County Speedway. Laurens Speedway, managed by Danny Hurley, is known as The Darlington of Dirt and is one of the oldest dirt tracks in the Carolinas. Laurens Speedway is a fast racetrack with tight turns and a great racing surface. This is sure to be a great show with the Tour drivers coming in and real tough local competitors all going after the 1,000 to win. This is a SECA sanctioned Tour points event. Weekly SECA points will also be awarded for this event.

The SECA/SRI Thunder Bomber Shoot Out Tour will pay a $1000 to the Tour Points Champion at the end of the season. The "Tou"” is a separate points fund from the SECA Weekly points fund. Drivers do not have to be a SECA member to compete in these events. These events will pay minimum of $1000 to win.

Current Schedule For The Shoot Out Tour:

March 24th Cherokee Speedway (Saturday)
April 20th Travelers Rest Speedway (Friday)
May 12th Travelers Rest Speedway (Saturday)
June 23rd Laurens Speedway (Saturday)
August 24th Carolina Speedway (Friday)
October 6th Cherokee Speedway (Saturday)

Current Shoot Out Points Standings:
#39 Steve Greene 119
#116Danny Edmonds 108
#6 Timmy Smith 99
#119Jason Edmonds 97
#44 Greg Carroll 88
#C14Randy Cantrell 87
#27AJosh Ayers 81
#8 Kenny Hutchins 75
#101Josh Hellams 50
#C5 David Carswell 45
#34 Chris Meadows 44
#5w Dewayne Worley 42
#4x Travis Lankford 40
#2 Benjie Whitesides 40
#22 Michael Owensby 39
#7W Perry Waters 37
#7 Andy Ledford 36

Entry Fee for this even will be $25. All competitors must remove all mirrors before competing in this event.

For more information about SECA/SRI Thunder Bombers go to our website

For more information about Laurens County Speedway check out their website at

SECA would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions: City Chevrolet Performance, Hoosier Racing Tires, SRI Performance, VP Racing Fuels, FK Rod Ends, Bilstein Shocks, Big A's Custom Graphics, Ntense Graphics, Velocita, Flag to Flag, Thomas Clarke Performance, Axels plus, and LIR race cars

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