UNION COUNTY — Local racer Earl Petty was once again in victory lane as the featured winner in the Renegade Division at Cherokee Motor Speedway on Saturday, June 10.
Petty, 19, the the son of Mike and Kim Petty, lead the pack of 12 cars during the entire race with Joe Stephenson on his bumper. Finishing behind Petty in the top five were Stepheson, Brock Rikey, Aaron Harris, and Brandon Davis. Coming after three tough weeks of racing, victory lane was a celebration for Petty and his fans.
Petty gained his first victory of the season in the the Renegade Division at Cherokee Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 29. In 2016, Petty finished the year with a standing of 1540, just 16 points behind the 1556 of veteran Hall of Fame driver Mitchell Duvall. Petty’s performance was recognized at the Cherokee Motor Speedway’s 2016 Championship Banquet held Friday, Jan. 27 during which he and Buddy Cudd were presented with the Second Place Trophy.
Petty’s No. 5 Monte Carlo car is sponsored by Broad River Materials, Inc., The Tire Shop of Jonesville, Bailey’s Grill in Lockhart, Carter’s Auto Sales, Denton Gas Company, Inc., Mitchell Graphics, Mulls Starter and Alternator and Upstate Auto Auction in Spartanburg.
Petty’s races may be viewed on YouTube by searching, “Earl Petty at Cherokee Motor Speedway” or following him at www.earlpettyracing.shutterfly.com.