Scores "King Of The Carolinas" Victory At Carolina
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
After a failed first start attempt, Bailes quickly
took the lead entering turn one, fending off a hard
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.
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
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.
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.
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
www.carolinaclash.com . Find us on Facebook at
Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and follow us
on Twitter @CarolinaClashPR.
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