Driver Points
Ross Bailes 1253
Dennis Franklin 1137
Adam Yarbrough 1129
David Yandle 1056
Doug Sanders 1050
Jeff Smith 824
Anthony Sanders 819
Larry Grube 807
Johnny Pursley 780
Michael Brown 720

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Ross Bailes Scores "King Of The Carolinas" Victory At Carolina


Gastonia, North Carolina (10/13/18) - Clover, South Carolina driver Ross Bailes backed up a non-sanctioned super late model win at Carolina on Friday night with a win in the Carolina Clash Bash at the Carolina Speedway on the Saturday portion of their King of the Carolinas weekend to close out the speedway season. The win was Bailes' 13th Carolina Clash win, putting him in 6th on the all-time win list.

Bailes captured the Parks Heating and Cooling "Park's Way Fast Time" award and received $100 for his qualifying effort. Johnny Pursley was 0.015 of a second off the fast time that pitted the two natives of Clover, South Carolina on the front row. Bailes was elated at his recent turn-around since the middle of September, where several DNFs hampered his efforts.

After a failed first start attempt, Bailes quickly took the lead entering turn one, fending off a hard charging Pursley.

The 40 lap event went flag to flag under green as Bailes only challenge was being in lapped traffic for several laps near halfway, which allowed Jeff Smith, who had moved into second, a chance to get onto the same straightaway with Bailes. However, as Bailes cleared the traffic, Smith had to also deal with it, giving Bailes a chance to stretch back out to an insurmountable lead. Smith, who in his post race comments with media, indicated that he had no idea that the race would go caution-free, where it took only 12 minutes to complete.

Smith stated that the long run caused quicker tire wear and said there was plenty of power, but not enough grip with tires just after halfway. Mt. Airy, North Carolina Benji Hicks, who also anticipated cautions, moderated his early run by "hanging back" around 6th position, where he qualified. Read More


Cherokee Speedway Annual "Blue Gray 100" Event Sunday November 18th Up Next For The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will make their return to Cherokee Speedway located in Gaffney, South Carolina on Sunday November 18th for the Annual "Blue Gray 100" event as Carolina Clash competitors will battle it out around Cherokee Speedway for a $10,000 payday. The event will be the season finale for the Carolina Clash Tour in 2018 and a Champion will be crowned.

Cherokee Speedway Sunday November 18th "Blue Gray 100" program will include the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series paying $10,000 to win along with racing in
the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series, SECA Crate Sportsman, Limited Sportsman, and SECA Thunder Bomber. Gates will open at 10:00 AM with drivers meeting at 1:00 PM and racing to follow.
Driver registration will be held starting at 11:30 AM till 12:50 PM. Admission will be $25 in the grandstands and $40 in the pits.


Moving into the season finale for the Carolina Clash Tour at Cherokee Speedway Ross Bailes currently leads the Carolina Clash 2018 standings with 1253 points. Dennis Franklin (1137 PTS), Rookie contender Adam Yarbrough (1129 PTS), David Yandle (1056 PTS), and Doug Sanders (1050 PTS) complete the current top five in the standings.


Sunday November 18th Carolina Clash Purse At Cherokee:


1. $10,000; 2. $5,000; 3. $3,000; 4. $2,000; 5. $1,500; 6. $1,300; 7. $1,200; 8. $1,100; 9. $850; 10. $800, 11; $750; 12. $700; 13. $650; 14. $600; 15. $550; 16. $500; 17. $500; 18. $500; 19. $500; 20. $500; 21. $500; 22. $500; 23. $500; 24. $500 (Total: $34,500)

Cherokee Speedway is located at 153 Speedway Road in Gaffney, South Carolina (29341). For more information visit the Speedway online at .

For more information on the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series visit the Series online at . Find us on Facebook at Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and follow us on Twitter @CarolinaClashPR.

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