Petty gains fifth win of season


At the Cherokee Motor Speedway

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Photo by Zack Kloosterman Cherokee Motor Speedway track photographer Union County native Earl Petty holds the checkered flag as he stands alongside his No. 5 Monte Carlo race car after becoming the featured winner of the Renegade Division at the Cherokee Motor Speedway on July 29. The victory was Petty fifth of the year in Renegade Division at the speedway. Helping him hold the flag is his mother, Kim Petty. Standing alongside him is Jacob Justice, the grandson of Buddy Cudd.


UNION COUNTY — The first half of 2017 ended on a high note for local racer Earl Petty who racked up his fifth win of the year at the end of July.

Petty, 20, the son of Mike and Kim Petty, was the featured winner in the Renegade Division at Cherokee Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 29.

Saturday’s win was the fifth in a series of victories for Petty that began April 29 when he scored his first victory of the season in the Renegade Division at Cherokee Motor Speedway.

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.

For more about Petty and his racing activities see upcoming editions of The Union Times and on our website (www.uniondailytimes.com) and our Facebook page.

Photo by Zack Kloosterman Cherokee Motor Speedway track photographer Union County native Earl Petty holds the checkered flag as he stands alongside his No. 5 Monte Carlo race car after becoming the featured winner of the Renegade Division at the Cherokee Motor Speedway on July 29. The victory was Petty fifth of the year in Renegade Division at the speedway. Helping him hold the flag is his mother, Kim Petty. Standing alongside him is Jacob Justice, the grandson of Buddy Cudd.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/web1_Petty.jpgPhoto by Zack Kloosterman Cherokee Motor Speedway track photographer Union County native Earl Petty holds the checkered flag as he stands alongside his No. 5 Monte Carlo race car after becoming the featured winner of the Renegade Division at the Cherokee Motor Speedway on July 29. The victory was Petty fifth of the year in Renegade Division at the speedway. Helping him hold the flag is his mother, Kim Petty. Standing alongside him is Jacob Justice, the grandson of Buddy Cudd.
At the Cherokee Motor Speedway

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