Cherokee Cancelled After Strong Storms Sweep the Area

Cherokee Speedway

Strong gusty winds swept the speedway with severe thunderstorms in the surrounding area Thursday afternoon. Storms caused widespread power outages, that include Cherokee Speedway. The staff at Cherokee Speedway along with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series staff has been forced to cancel the Grassy Smith Memorial Race with no makeup date available in 2022.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series now heads to Smoky Mountain Speedway for two days of the Mountain Moonshine Classic presented by Lazydays RV. On Friday, June 17, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will compete in a full program of racing consisting of Allstar Performance Time Trials, Heat Races, and two 30-lap A-Mains paying $5,000 each to win. In addition to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, the Classic and Front Wheel Drive cars will be in competition on Friday.

On Saturday June 18, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series returns with Heat Races (lineups determined from Friday’s twin A-Main finishes), and B-Mains, all topped off with a 60-lap A-Main paying $50,000-to-win. The Saturday night program will also feature Sportsman Late Models and Mini Stocks.

Both the pit and general admission gates at Smoky Mountain Speedway will open at noon on Friday and Saturday. The drivers meeting will take place at 6:30 PM ET each night with hot laps at 7:00 PM ET. Dirt Racing Outreach will be holding a service at 3:30 PM ET on Saturday at the pavilion located next to the concession stand followed by a driver autograph session at 4:30 PM ET.

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