It’s the “Place Your Momma Warned You About” and now it’s combining forces with the largest short track site in America.  Cherokee Speedway has agreed to a multi-year program with Speed51 to enhance its already growing popularity with fans, drivers and sponsors.  Speed51 is now the “Official Video Home of Cherokee Speedway.”


The Gaffney, South Carolina racetrack owns one of the most legendary reputations in the dirt track scene in the Southeast and plays host to some of the biggest races of the year in the region.  In 2019, March Madness, which includes the big horsepower Dirt Late Models (Super Late Models), will kickoff the track’s big race season on March 2-3.  A full schedule announcement is coming soon from Cherokee Speedway and now Speed51 will bring more exposure to those racing dates.


“We are all excited to partner up with Speed51 for the 2019 race season.  They do such a great job at promoting events,” said Scott Childress, promoter of Cherokee Speedway.  “This will help Cherokee Speedway by taking our events to a new level.  We’re excited about some of the stuff we’ll be announcing soon.”


Speed51 will have video coverage from many of the major events in 2019, including, but not limited to, the Blue-Gray 100, Carolina Clash events, Schaeffer’s Southern Nationals Series events, the World Crown 4-Cylinder Nationals and the aforementioned March Madness event.


“When I first moved to the Carolinas, Cherokee Speedway was the first dirt track I visited in the south and I immediately fell in love with this legendary place,” said Bob Dillner, owner of Speed51 and broadcaster for MAVTV.  “We are looking forward to giving more exposure to regionalized dirt racing and putting the spotlight on Cherokee Speedway and that style of series’ that race there.  We have some even bigger plans that we are looking forward to announcing shortly after the first of the year.”


Speed51’s video presence at Cherokee Speedway will not include the stop by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, nor the World of Outlaws Late Models events at Cherokee Speedway in 2019.


Plans also call for Speed51 to create many original stories about the races and the players involved, as well as its traditional Trackside Now and Raceday Now coverages of events, which is free to all who visit the site.


Cherokee Speedway opens its season on Sunday, February 24, 2019 with eight different division on the racing card.  Those interested in attending or participating at the track this year are suggested to visit the track website at


Since 2001, has been the source for short track news, behind-the-scenes stories, in-depth race coverage and live video broadcasts of short track events on both dirt and pavement throughout North America.  Speed51 also produces race broadcasts for network television.  The Speed51 Video Network carries select live races, as well as on-demand highlights, interviews and features from short track racing around the country on


-51 Sports Press Release

Speed51 Becomes the Official Video Home of Cherokee Speedway