Cherokee Speedway Welcomes Bill Hendren Memorial

Each and every season, race teams across the nation highlight certain events on their respective calendars knowing the honor and prestige the awaits those who ultimately emerge victorious. In addition to the actual race itself, there are a select group of events that deliver increased excitement and an electric environment. For 6 years now, the Bill Hendren Memorial has delivered this exact atmosphere for racers and fans across the southeast. The annual event which honors the life and accomplishments of our storied friend is now just one week away as Cherokee Speedway officials finalize the details of this $5000 To Win event.

The 2017 Bill Hendren Memorial is the 2nd SRI Performance Bonus Race presented by of the 2017 season. Joined by event partners and Hendren Racing Engines, South Eastern Crate Association officials will once again sanction the race as the event makes its very first appearance at Gaffney, South Carolina's Cherokee Speedway. Numerous teams across the east coast are already gearing up for what will be one of region's largest crate late model payouts in recent history.

The list of drivers to keep an eye on continues to grow and while several teams have already enjoyed some early season success, countless others are looking to this illustrious event to help springboard their own season.

Open Practice is scheduled for Friday March 24th. The format for the 7th Annual Bill Hendren Memorial on Saturday March 25th at Cherokee Speedway is as follows:

Hot Laps
Heat Races (10 Laps Each)
B-Mains (10 Laps Each)
Main Event (60 Laps)

***Competitors are reminded that a Hoosier HTS 1600, DRS 1600, or Crate Racin' USA D55 is mandatory at ALL times on the right rear***

The 4 Heat Race winners will redraw for their starting positions in the main event.

Two provisional positions will be available for this event: Fastest Non-Qualifier and the highest ranking non-qualifier based on the 2016 SECA Championship Standings.

On behalf of SECA, we extend our deepest appreciation to Cherokee Speedway, the Hendren family, and each of the marketing partners that have made this event possible.

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, Heintz Performance, Bilstein Shocks, Big A's Custom Graphics, JRS Competition Finishes, Ntense Graphics, ARbodies, Velocita, Flag To Flag, & Thomas Clarke Performance.