Sugar Creek Raceway In Blue Ridge Set To Reopen

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - by Steve Hixson

In exactly one month, to the day, the Sugar Creek Raceway in Blue Ridge is set to reopen after more than a year of silence, due to COVID-19, with new promoter, racer and local businessman Seth Wimpey (#24) at the helm.

Wimpey is already making improvements to the 1/3 mile clay banked oval, adding fresh red clay to the surface.

An open practice will take place Saturday, June 5, a week before the opener.

Wimpey is only scheduling races about once a month for the race track, but each race will be something special. The season opener on June 12 will see the Red Clay 602/Sportsman series battle for $2,000. Super Late Models, Modified Street, Beg/602 and FWD will all see action during the season opener.

Many racers and fans come from the Chattanooga/Cleveland area up the Ocoee River Road to race at the track near the Tennessee/Georgia border. Northern Georgia and North Carolina racers and fans also attend frequently.

The Red Clay 602/Sportsman series is scheduled for four races at SCR, while the Southern All-Stars Super Late Models and United Championship Racing Alliance 604/Crate Late Models are being planned for the track twice in 2021 hopefully. The Topless Outlaw Late Models will be at SCR once in 2021 and the track will host its own Sugar Creek Cranberry Clash Championship weekend in November, weather permitting.

The new Sugar Creek Raceway website will be launching soon and the track already has the Sugar Creek Raceway Facebook page up and running.

Sponsorship information at the track can be handled through Steve Hixson at 432-1048. Potential and former employees are encouraged to contact the track immediately.


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