This Saturday at Cherokee Speedway, some of the biggest names in Dirt Late Model racing will be competing for $10,000 in the Palmetto Invitational. That lucky winner will be collecting his trophy and paycheck in NuAbode Victory Lane.
NuAbode is a family-run operation combining the creative talents of two generations of builders and designers. They specialize in vintage Airstream renovations and also offer a wide range of services including upfitting vans, campers and coaches. NuAbode is focused on transforming everyday campers into residential-style tiny homes.
NuAbode owner Mark Lutes has a history in racing. That history and his passion for the sport led to his company’s support of the Palmetto Invitational.
“Having a lifelong passion for short track racing, we are extremely excited for the opportunity to expose NuAbode to this great sport through our involvement with the Palmetto Invitational and Speed 51,” said Mark and Cindy Lutes of NuAbode. “We know there are a lot of avid fans that attend numerous short track events throughout the country with their motorhomes and campers, and we are excited to be able to offer our services to this loyal group of people.”
NuAbode will sponsor victory lane at Cherokee Speedway for the Palmetto Invitational, a joint venture with Cherokee Speedway, DC II LLC Concrete Construction Company and Speed51. Fifty drivers have been invited to the race, which will be contested in front of spectator-less grandstands. The 60-lap feature event will pay $10,000 to win.
The field of nearly 50 drivers will also have their positions set in NuAbode qualifying prior to racing action at “The Place Your Momma Warned You About.”
Once racing resumes in earnest with fans and full teams in attendance, NuAbode plans to attend numerous major short track racing events in the second half of the year.
Speed51 will provide a pay-per-view broadcast of the Palmetto Invitational for $29.99. With the broadcast, fans will be able to watch the event at the Gaffney, South Carolina facility featuring some of the top Dirt Late Model racers in the country.
The live pay-per-view broadcast will help with the expenses to run the big-money race without fans in attendance.
The event will also benefit The One SC Fund. The One SC Fund is currently activated to fund statewide COVID-19 response efforts in a partnership between SC Grantmakers Network, Together SC, and the United Way Association of SC.
Speed51 yearly subscribers will receive 10% off the purchase of Saturday’s broadcast.
Click here to order your pay-per-view ticket for the Palmetto Invitational today.
-Story by: Zach Evans, Speed51 Content Supervisor – Twitter: @ztevans
-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo