Sunday’s Mike Butler Memorial is paying $7,500 to win, ranking only behind ULTIMATE’s trio of annual $20,000+ to win races for biggest payday of the season. That alone will give teams plenty of incentive to make the trek to Gaffney, South Carolina on Sunday as part of their Memorial Day Weekend plans.
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However, it will be possible for one driver to make it a five-digit payday at Cherokee Speedway. There is a $2,500 bonus on the line for the driver who scores the best average finish between Saturday’s Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event at Lake View Motor Speedway and Sunday’s race at Cherokee.
With that bonus, it’s possible for a driver to leave Cherokee with $10,000, if they can win Sunday’s race and secure the $2,500 bonus. If they are able to sweep the two races, it will be worth $15,000.
However, that task will not be an easy one with some of the heavy hitters coming to Cherokee Speedway. Along with the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series regulars, the likes of Ross Bailes, Brandon Overton and Chris Ferguson will be joining the fray at Cherokee.
Of course, it was current ULTIMATE points leader Anthony Sanders winning the last time ULTIMATE raced at Cherokee earlier this month, capitalizing on a late issue for Ferguson to score his first career Super Late Model win. Sanders will be looking for another big Cherokee win to back up his triumph in the Big Chief Forty.
Fans unable to attend Sunday’s race will be able to watch live on Speed51.TV. Click here to watch Sunday’s racing live as part of your Memorial Day festivities.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
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