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Karter's Speedway opens

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lined up - Drivers were lined up at the Karter's Speedway Monday evening to test out the new racetrack at the Cherokee County Fair Gounds. Pictured in the foreground are Brett Graybill and Tim Woods, and in the background are Shane Graybill and Danna Driggs. Photo by Mike Leckband
Heading into the straightaway - Tim Woods is pictured here in his go-kart testing out the new Cherokee County Fair Board's Karter's Speedway Monday evening. The new track is located on the south side of the fair grounds. Photo by Mike Leckband
The Cherokee County Fair Board unveiled a new go-kart track on Monday. With a small crowd of onlookers and area go-kart enthusiasts coming out to the Cherokee County Fairgrounds to take a test run on the new 1/8 mile track.

On July 15, during the Cherokee County Fair, a $500 payout will be up for grabs for the first place winner in the adult classes. Hot Laps will start at 12:30 p.m. and the race will begin at 1 p.m. Admission, age 5 and up, will be $5 per person or your fair ticket. Kart and driver entry fee will be $40 ($30 for kid's classes) and a pit pass will cost $10.

Prize money awarded during the fair race will be in the following classes: Stock Medium Class, Stock Heavy Class, Sr. Sportsman Class and Animal. The list of all classes are: Rookie (no weight), Jr. Sportsman (225 weight), Junior 1 (225 weight), Junior 2 (285 weight), Stock Medium (350), Stock Heavy (375 weight), Sr. Sportsman (360 weight), Animal/Bluewazoom (360 weight) and Kids' Classes will be awarded trophies but no prize money. There will be a minimum of 10 karts per class.

Feature winners will receive $500 for first place and trophy, $250 for second place and trophy, $125 for third place and trophy, $75 for fourth place and trophy and $50 for fifth place and trophy.

Prior to the July 15 race, there will be two additional races held to get the track warmed up. The first race will be this Sunday and the second race will be held on June 24. Hot Laps for both races will begin at 12:30 p.m. and race time will be at 1 p.m. Admission for the general public, age 5 and up, will be $2 per person and the kart and driver entry fee will be $20 with a Pit Pass costing $2. The winner will receive trophy awards only for these two races the only cash prize will be during the Cherokee County Fair.

The Cherokee County Fair Board's Karter's Speedway was built with donated time and material from many volunteers from the community. For more information contact Doug Stowater at 225-6071, Chuck Tolzin at 225-2190 or Tim Woods at 261-0970. You can also check out the Fair's website at www.cherokeecountyfair.org.

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