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Lavonia Speedway Carolina Clash And Ultimate SE Co Sanctioned Event Set For Friday July 28th

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will co sanction with the Ultimate Super Late Model Series (Southeast Region) for he second time in 2017 Friday July 28th as the Series' heads to Lavonia Speedway located in Lavonia, Georgia for a $4,000 to win event. Our first event partnered with the USLMS was won by Jeff Smith of Dallas, North Carolina back in May at Carolina Speedway. The top five in the 2017 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series point standings heading into our next event include Zack Mitchell (569), Johnny Pursley (554), Jeff Smith (534), and two rookie contenders GR Smith (533), and Michael Brown (521).

 

Lavonia Speedway is located at 5941 Lavonia Highway, Lavonia, GA 30553. For more information call 706-340-4781, or visit the track web site at www.lavoniaspeedway.net . You can also follow them on Facebook at The New Lavonia Speedway, or on Twitter @LavoniaSpeedway.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Carolina Clash Reaches Agreement With Friendship Motor Speedway For Make-Up Date

The management of the Friendship Motor Speedway in Elkin, North Carolina have agreed to a reschedule date for Saturday night, August 19, for the $4000 to win, $400 to start event that was rained out on June 17.

"After checking with many schedules around the region, this date was best suited for the Carolina Clash teams and officials. We thank Michael Tesh and the entire staff of Friendship Motor Speedway for accommodating us in this effort and we look forward to many more races in Elkin in the future!" (Mark Huey)

Thank you to all of the Carolina Clash Super Late Model teams for their patience on this matter.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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The "Jimmy Gray Hutchens Memorial" Carolina Clash Event At Friendship Scheduled For Saturday June 17th Cancelled

 

The "Jimmy Gray Hutchens Memorial" Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event scheduled for Saturday June 17th at Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina has been cancelled due to rain along with the current weather forecast throughout the night. The event will be rescheduled for a later date.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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"Jimmy Gray Hutchens Memorial" Event Up Next For The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series At Friendship Motor Speedway

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will head to Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina on Saturday June 17th for the "Jimmy Gray Hutchens Memorial" event paying $4,000 to win. The race program will also include Super Stock 4, Xtreme Stock 4, Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, and UCAR. Pit gates open at 3:30 PM with grandstand gates opening at 6 PM.

Friendship Motor Speedway is located at 11420 NC-268 in Elkin, North Carolina (28621).

For more information on Friendship Motor Speedway visit the speedway online at www.friendshipspeedwaync.com .

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Zack Mitchell Scores Laurens Carolina Clash "Shine Race" Victory

Laurens, South Carolina (6/13/17) - After starting from the pole Zack Mitchell of Enoree, South Carolina held off Jeff Smith of Dallas, North Carolina to take the victory Tuesday night at Laurens County Speedway in the "Annual Shine Race" sanctioned by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series paying $4,000. The win marked Mitchell's fourth career win with the Carolina Clash. Jeff Smith, Ross Bailes, Dennis Franklin, and Johnny Pursley rounded out the top five finishers. Zack Mitchell set fast time in qualifying with a time of 14.469 seconds.

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Laurens County Speedway "Shrine Race" 6/13/17 Race Results

1. 57 Zack Mitchell
2. 00 Jeff Smith
3. 87 Ross Bailes
4. 2 Dennis Franklin
5. 09 Johnny Pursley
6. 1C Kenny Collins
7. 75 Josh Richeson
8. 421 Anthony Sanders
9. 18 Brett Hamm
10. 22 G.R. Smith
11. 10 Scott Shirey
12. 9 Billy Lambert
13. 03 David Yandle
14. 24B Michael Brown
15. 26 BJ Cochcroft
16. 60 Jim Manka
17. 9H Mike Kernells
18. 71K Jim Rogers

 

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The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Travels To Laurens County Speedway Tuesday June 13th For Annual "Laurens County Shrine Race"

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will travel to Laurens County Speedway located in Laurens, South Carolina on Tuesday June 13th for the "36th Annual Laurens County Shrine Race" paying $4,000 to win. The race program will also include FWD, Stock Thunder, 4 Cylinder, 602 Crate, and SECA 604 Crate. Pit gates open at 4 PM with grandstand gates opening at 6 PM.

Laurens County Speedway is located at 435 Race Track Road in Laurens, South Carolina (29360).

For more information on Laurens County Speedway visit the speedway online at www.laurensspeedway.com .

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Chris Ferguson Holds Off Smith For Fayetteville Carolina Clash Victory

Fayetteville, North Carolina (6/10/17) - Chris Ferguson of Mount Holly, North Carolina took home the win Saturday night in the "Schools Out 40" at Fayetteville Motor Speedway worth $4,000. Ferguson was able to hold off G.R. Smith to the checkers by .874 of a second. G.R. Smith, Johnny Pursley, Dennis Franklin, and Josh Langley rounded out the top five finishers. Chris Ferguson set fast time in qualifying with a time of 16.079 seconds. Heat race winners included Donald Bradsher and Zack Mitchell.

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway 6/10/17 Race Results

1. 22 Chris Ferguson
2. 22 G.R. Smith
3. 09 Johnny Pursley
4. 2 Dennis Franklin
5. 7 Josh Langley
6. 00 Jeff Smith
7. 93 Donald Bradsher
8. 22E Russell Erwin
9. 24B Michael Brown
10. 5 Tim Allen
11. 77 Brian Connor
12. 10 Scott Shirey
13. 33 Chuck Smith
14. 72 Mike Parker
15. 133 Mark Dysart
16. 89 Joey Leavell
17. 32 Dustin Mitchell
18. 57 Zack Mitchell
19. 1 Willie Milliken
20. 79 Roger Lucas
21. 23R Michael Rouse

 

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The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Rolls To Fayetteville Motor Speedway Saturday June 10th

 

Coming up June 10th the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will make their return to The Historic Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, NC for The School's Out 40! This event will pay $4,000 to the winner of the 40 lap feature. Last time out "Kid Quick" Zack Mitchell brought his #57 Longhorn Chassis to #BoomCity and conquered the 4/10 mile in stunning fashion! Mitchell leads 2016 Series Champion Johnny Pursley, both Carquest Clarendon Auto Parts Rookie of the year contenders Michael Brown, GR Smith & series regular Anthony Sanders in the standings. Be sure to join us as we celebrate another successful year of school under the lights next Saturday in Boom City!


$4,000 to win School Out 40 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series
$1,500 to win Diet Mtn Dew Modifieds Sandhills Shootout Rd.3
Budweiser Late Models
Super Streets
Camping World Pure Stocks
U-Cars

 

Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3035 Whitman Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina (28306).

 

For more information on Fayetteville Motor Speedway visit the speedway online at www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com .

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Rain Postpones Carolina Clash / Ultimate Co Sanctioned Lavonia Race Until July 28th

After three rain showers and a tireless effort by the track crew to iron out the racing surface, officials were forced to postpone the Co Sanctioned Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series and Ultimate Super Late Model Series 40 lap $4,000 to win, $400 to start race until July 28th.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest) Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Jeff Smith Captures Clash / Ultimate Co Sanctioned Event At Carolina Speedway


Gastonia, North Carolina (5/19/17) - After starting fifth Jeff Smith of Dallas, North Carolina held off Brett Hamm to capture the Co Sanctioned Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series / Ultimate Super Late Model Series victory at Carolina Speedway worth $4,000 Friday night. Brett Hamm, Michael Brown, Tyler Millwood, and Ben Watkins rounded out the top five finishers. Jonathan Davenport inherited fast time in qualifying with a time of 15.982 seconds when Ross Bailes was disqualified for a tire infraction. Heat race winners included Tyler Millwood and Ben Watkins.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Carolina Speedway 5/19/17 Race Results

1. 00 Jeff Smith
2. 18 Brett Hamm
3. 24B Michael Brown
4. 31 Tyler Millwood
5. 16 Ben Watkins
6. 57 Zack Mitchell
7. 22 G.R. Smith
8. 29 Jason Welshan
9. 10 Scott Shirey
10. 09 Johnny Pursley
11. 60 Jim Manka
12. 03 David Yandle
13. 2 Dennis Franklin
14. 49 Jonathan Davenport
15. 87 Ross Bailes
16. 22 Doug Sanders
17. 421 Anthony Sanders
18. 44 Justin Labonte
19. 67 Bryan Mullis
20. 57Y Adam Yarbrough
21. 7 Josh Langley
22. 79 Billy Hicks
23. 07 Brian Ledbetter
24. 22 Chris Ferguson

 

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Ultimate VS. Carolina Clash At Carolina Speedway And Lavonia Speedway

For the first time ever, the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region will take on the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series in a two-race Shootout with a pair of 40-lap $4,000-to-win, $400-to-start races this Friday night at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, NC and on Saturday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, GA.

Officials from both series agree the co-sanctioned events show something that has been missing for a long time in dirt late model racing, and that is a spirit of co-operation and working together for the betterment of the sport.

“It seems that the Carolina Clash and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series have long been thought of as rivals in the region,” ULTIMATE Founder and CEO Stan Lester said. “Today’s announcement ushers in a new era of co-operation between the two groups.”

Carolina Clash Co-Owner Bruce Arrants shared Lester’s enthusiasm of the two series getting together for this special weekend of super late model racing.

“It’s just the right thing to do,” Arrants said. “We all need to work together rather than against each other to continue to be successful in this region. I was thrilled when ULTIMATE Series Director Kelley Carlton and I sat down and talked about working together. I think this is a great thing for racing, as well as for our racers, promoters and fans.”

The top ten point drivers for the ULTIMATE SE Region are Jonathan Davenport, Jason Welshan, Autolite/Fram/DirtOnDirt.com Rookie of the Year point leader Tyler Millwood, three-time champion Casey Roberts, defending and two-time champion Dennis Franklin, three-time 2017 winner Brandon Overton, 2011 Champion Chris Ferguson, Brett Hamm, Michael Page, and G.R. Smith.

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series top ten point drivers are Zack Mitchell, Johnny Pursley, Michael Brown, G.R. Smith, Anthony Sanders, Jeff Smith, Scott Shirey, David Yandle, Dennis Franklin and Ben Watkins.

Drivers will earn points in both series at both events. Each race will utilize a Hoosier 1350 and 1600, or American Racer 48 and 56. Both series use a similar format for setting the field which will also be used at these two races. The only difference will be the starting field of 24 will allow for two point provisional starters for each series.

Otherwise, event rules will be governed by the respective lead series. The Carolina Speedway race on Friday night will be officiated by Carolina Clash Officials, and the Saturday night Lavonia Speedway race will be officiated by ULTIMATE SE Officials

Carolina Speedway is located at 6355 Union Road, Gastonia, NC 28056. For more information call 704-869-0313, or visit the track web site at www.carolinaspeedway.net . You can also follow them on Facebook at Carolina Speedway, and on Twitter @carolinaspeed.

Lavonia Speedway is located at 5941 Lavonia Highway, Lavonia, GA 30553. For more information call 706-340-4781, or visit the track web site at www.lavoniaspeedway.net . You can also follow them on Facebook at The New Lavonia Speedway, or on Twitter @LavoniaSpeedway.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 
 

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Zack Mitchell Wins Second Straight Carolina Clash Event At Friendship

Elkin, North Carolina (4/1/17) - Zack Mitchell of Enoree, South Carolina lead flag to flag Saturday at Friendship Motor Speedway to earn his second straight victory with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series worth $4,000. Anthony Sanders, Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, and Josh Langley rounded out the top five finishers. Zack Mitchell set fast time in qualifying with a time of 16.260 seconds. Heat race winners included Ross Bailes and Josh Langley.

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest) Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Friendship Motor Speedway 4/1/17 Race Results

1. 57 Zack Mitchell
2. 421 Anthony Sanders
3. 87 Ross Bailes
4. 24D Michael Brown
5. 7 Josh Langley
6. 2 Dennis Franklin
7. O9 Johnny Pursley
8. 0 Daniel Tucker
9. 22 GR Smith
10. 10 Scott Shirey
11. 618 Kevin Wilson
12. O3 David Yandle
13. OO Jeff Smith
14. 42 Doug Sanders
15. 6P Raymond Pennington
16. Q7 Tony Quarles
17. 281 Kyle Pierce

 

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Friendship Motor Speedway Next For The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series

The Carolina Clash visited Friendship Motor Speedway on September 10, 2016 where Ross Bailes powered his #87 Bailes Construction team car to the win over Rambo Dennis Franklin and Johnny Pursley. This Saturday, these three and more are expected to compete for the third race of the 2017 season at the Elkin, North Carolina oval. The event was planned to include local division racing on Friday and Saturday, but a major rain event on Thursday forced the management to move the slate of races to a one-day show on Saturday.

Friendship Motor Speedway will host two Carolina Clash events in the 2017 season with plans already in the making for dates to be slated in 2018.

GPS DIRECTIONS:
11420 NC Hwy. 268
Elkin, North Carolina 28621
(336) 413-2648

Friendship Motor Speedway
Event Details
April 1, 2017

Pit Admission: $32.00
Kids 12 & Under: Free
Grandstand Admission: $20.00
Kids 12 & Under: Free
Gates Open: 3:30
Drivers Meeting: 5:30

Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series
Crate Late Model
Open Wheel Modified
Extreme Stock 4
Super Stock 4
Renegade
U-Cars

 

For more information on Friendship Motor Speedway visit the speedway online at www.friendshipspeedwaync.com .

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Rolls To Friendship Motor Speedway Saturday April 1st

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Rolls To Friendship Motor Speedway located in Elkin, North Carolina Saturday April 1st for a $4,000 to win event. The Carolina Clash event will be apart of Friendship Motor Speedway's "Spring Stampede" held March 30th, 31st, and April 1st. All Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series events will be held on Saturday only, but Carolina Clash competitors are welcome to come out to Friendship Motor Speedway on Friday night for practice. Pit gates will open at 3 PM on Saturday with the drivers meeting at 5:30 PM. On track actives will follow. Along with the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series event on Saturday Xtreme Stock 4, UCAR, Open Wheel Modified, and Late Models will also be on the race program. Friendship Motor Speedway is located at 11420 NC-268 in Elkin, North Carolina (28621).

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

For more information on Friendship Motor Speedway visit the speedway online at www.friendshipspeedwaync.com .

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Zack Mitchell Leads Flag-To-Flag At Fayetteville Motor Speedway In The 9th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial

Fayetteville, North Carolina (3/25/17) - Zack Mitchell entered the Ed Gibbons Memorial Event hot off a second place finish at the Skyler Trull Memorial and was quick to make a statement that his car would live to his nickname "Kid Quick." He grabbed the pole for the race and led every lap in route to his second career Carolina Clash victory.

G.R. Smith of Cornelius, NC was very fast over most of the event and even challenged Mitchell late in the event but could not overhaul the leader.

Carquest Rookie of the Year from 2016 Brett Hamm rebounded from early season woes at Cherokee Speedway to finish third. 2016 point champion Johnny Pursley finished fourth and 2015 point champion Ben Watkins scored a fifth place run.

The Carolina Clash would like to thank Mr. and Mrs. Jim Long, Jr. of Fayetteville Motor Speedway for hosting the Carolina Clash for this 9th annual memorial race. He announced at the beginning of the night that the 2018 version of the Ed Gibbons 10th Annual Memorial Race would be a $10,000 to win event. Fayetteville Motor Speedway is quickly emerging as one a top-notch southeastern US dirt speedway with all of the major improvements that Mr. Long and his staff have made there. Many more renovations are currently being planned and track surface improvements are ongoing, with great feedback being given from drivers after last weekend. Many indicated that if turns one and two become as fast as the other corners, which received all of the off-season resurfacing, the track is going to be bad, bad fast!

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest) Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway "Ed Gibbons Memorial" 3/25/17 Race Results

1. 57 Zack Mitchell
2. 22 GR Smith
3. 18 Brett Hamm
4. 09 Johnny Pursley
5. 17 Ben Watkins
6. 00 Jeff Smith
7. 1 Willie Milliken
8. 24 Michael Brown
9. 1 Austin Hubbard
10. 89 Justin Williams
11. 421 Anthony Sanders
12. 15 Dean Bowen
13. 23 Michael Rouse
14. 60 Jim Manka
15. 10 Scott Shirey
16. 03 David Yandle
17. 42 Doug Sanders
18. 0 Daniel Tucker
19. 32 Dustin Mitchell
20. 72 Mike Parker
21. Q7 Tony Quarles

 

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9th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial Race Saturday, March 25 At Fayetteville Motor Speedway (NC)

Dennis Franklin and Willie Milliken seek to renew epic battle from 2016.

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will return to Fayetteville Motor Speedway for The season opening 9th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial. The stars of "The Blue Collar Tour" will tackle the historic, 4/10-mile oval on Saturday March 25th.

The 9th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial will include a complete program of high speed Super Late Model action to kick off 2017. The night will also feature: Budweiser Late Models, Diet Mtn Dew Modifieds, Super Streets, Pure Stocks, Camping World Sportmods and U-Car division.
 

Dennis "Rambo" Franklin is the defending champion of this event after overtaking 2016 breakout driver Willie Milliken on the final lap to collect the $5,000 payday.

Past champions of this event are:

2016- Dennis "Rambo' Franklin
2015- Justin Labonte
2014- Jonathan Davenport
2013- Tim Allen
2012- Luke Roffers
2011- Luke Roffers
2010- Dean Bowen
2009- Dennis "Rambo" Franklin
 

Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3035 Whitman Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina. For information, call 910-223-RACE (7223) or visit: www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com .

Defending series champion, Johnny Pursley leads "Kid Quick" Zack Mitchell in the current Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series standings Michael Brown is third, followed by Dennis Franklin and GR Smith. Sixth through twelfth are: Ricky Weeks, Donald Bradsher, Jeff Smith, Ben Watkins, Scott Shirey, David Yandle, and Ross Bailes!

Friday March 24, 2017
 

Admission

Grandstands FREE

Pits $10 & $10 per Race Car


Gates open 5pm
Hot Laps 7pm - 11pm
Pit Party to follow

Saturday March 25, 2017
Pits Open 2pm
Grandstands 3pm
Drivers Meeting 4pm
Hot Laps 5pm

Admission

 

Grandstands

Adults $20
Kids 11-15 $10
Kids 10 & Under FREE
 

Pits
Adults $30
Kids 10 & Under FREE

 

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The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Invades Fayetteville Motor Speedway Saturday March 25th

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will invade Fayetteville Motor Speedway located in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Saturday March 25th for the annual "Ed Gibbons Memorial" event paying $5,000 to win. Along with the Carolina Clash the race program will also feature racing in Fayetteville Motor Speedway support divisions which include Late Model, Modified, Super Street, Sport Mod, Pure Stock, and U-CAR.  Pit gates will open at 2:00 PM with grandstand gates opening at 3:00 PM. Drivers meeting is set for 4:00 PM with hot laps beginning at 5:00 PM. Fayetteville Motor Speedway is located at 3035 Whitman Road in Fayetteville, North Carolina (28306). Come out March 25th and see the Carolina Clash do battle on the 1/2 mile of Fayetteville Motor Speedway.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

 

For more information on Fayetteville Motor Speedway visit the speedway online at www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.com .

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series March 18th Event At Lancaster Speedway Rained Out

All racing for Saturday March 18th at Lancaster Speedway located in Lancaster, South Carolina has been rained out due a late afternoon storm. A make up date for the event will be announced at a later time.

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series Travels To Lancaster Speedway Saturday March 18th

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will travel to Lancaster Speedway located in Lancaster, South Carolina on Saturday March 18th for stop number two of the 2017 race season for the Carolina Clash. The event will be paying $5,000 to win. Along with the Carolina Clash the race program will also feature racing in Lancaster Speedway support divisions which include Super Stock, S.E.C.A Crate Sportsman, Renegade, and Extreme 4. Pit gates will open at 3:30 PM with grandstand gates opening at 5:00 PM. Lancaster Speedway is located at 223 Shiloh Unity Road in Lancaster, South Carolina (29721). Come out March 18th and see the Carolina Clash do battle on "The Fastest Half Mile Dirt Track In The South" known as Lancaster Speedway.

 

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

 

For more information on Lancaster Speedway visit the speedway online at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com .

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

 

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Johnny Pursley Captures Checkers In 17th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial Race

 

By Mark Huey, Carolina Clash Press

 

Purlsey gains triumph after post-race weight infraction voids Ferguson victory.

 

Gastonia, North Carolina (3/11/17) - Johnny Pursley finally got to lift the Skyler Trull Memorial Trophy high above his car this past Saturday night at Carolina Speedway. After coming across the start finish line as the race leader after lap 1, Pursley knew exactly how fast his car was and what its potential was.

"I really feel like we had one of the fastest cars here tonight. It was a good piece to drive and really thought we could have held the lead over most of the race until that (lap 18) caution."

Pursley led the first 15 laps of the race until pole sitter Chris Ferguson was able to rally passed Pursley at the start-finish line as a caution was being called. Scoring put Ferguson in front of Pursley at the point of caution and was credited with the race lead. Over the next two restarts, Ross Bailes powered around Pursley and began challenging Ferguson for the lead, putting Pursley in third. Over the next few restart attempts, Bailes pulled alongside of Ferguson but could never complete the pass. Then, as the race neared its final ten laps Ross Bailes slowed entering the third turn and a plume of steam erupted from the right front, an indication of a radiator puncture or water pump breaking. Bailes retired from the event to finish 12th after attrition sidelined 9 of the starting lineup of 22 during the first two-thirds of the event.


Ferguson would go on to pick up the win for his fourth Skyler Trull victory. However, while waiting to clear the scale area during post-race inspection, an announcement was made via the Carolina Speedway PA announcer that Ferguson was coming up "light at the scales." After several attempts to confirm the weight, it was declared his car did not meet post-race minimum weight (which is 2310 pounds given a "pound per green flag lap" burn-off rule as cars must weigh 2350 pounds during the event).

Pursley roared into victory lane for the win.

"There are so many people that worked hard to get this car ready. It was a good car all night. I have always wanted to win one of these races and we finally got it." Pursley was presented the trophy by Mr. Larry Trull who chairs the annual event in memory of his daughter Skyler.

Series newcomer Michael Brown of Pageland, SC (aka "Downtown") rallied from a 17th place starting spot to finish 5th in the grid. He earned the title of the events "Hard Charger of the Race." He is among several drivers who are eligible for the CarQuest Auto Parts Rookie of the Year. Michael Rouse, Brian Carswell and Tony Quarles are each eligible for the challenge thus far after race one.

Zack Mitchell stayed consistent over most of the event having been fifth to third and eventually finishing in second for his best series finish in recent months. Dennis Franklin started tenth and raced his way up to a third place finish. GR Smith made his return to Carolina Clash racing with a fourth place finish.

Rounding out the top ten were Donald Bradsher, Ricky Weeks, Jeff Smith, Scott Shirey and Ben Watkins.

Ricky Weeks and Ben Watkins were winners of the two heat races earlier in the event. Chris Ferguson was the fastest qualifier for the race and picked up a $500 bonus from the Trull Foundation for the triumph.

There were five former Carolina Clash champions represented in the top ten finishing results.

Willie "Wild Child" Milliken of Roanoke Rapids, NC is considering a run at the Carolina Clash Super Late Model title. Milliken turned many heads last season at Fayetteville Motor Speedway with a World of Outlaws triumph, which was eventually taken from him. Milliken won a Carolina Clash event there a few weeks later, after leading 39 of 40 laps at the Ed Gibbons Memorial Race, only to have Dennis Franklin slip beneath him for the pass for the win. Also, Michael Rouse of Wilson, NC was on hand for the event and could be a regular with the tour in his #23 entry.

The next series event is the inaugural Palmetto State Championship Clash at the Lancaster Super Speedway in Lancaster, SC on March 18, 2017.

For more information, visit www.carolinaclash.com

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series is sponsored by Heintz Performance, American Racer, Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts (CarQuest), Performance Tees, Franklin Signs and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.

Thanks to the race teams and the loyal drivers, racetracks and their fans who make this all possible!

Carolina Speedway "Skyler Trull Memorial" 3/11/17 Race Results

1. 09 Johnny Pursley
2. 57 Zack Mitchell
3. 2 Dennis Franklin
4. 22 GR Smith
5. 24 Michael Brown
6. 93 Donald Bradsher
7. 1 Ricky Weeks
8. 00 Jeff Smith
9. 10 Scott Shirey
10. 16 Ben Watkins
11. 03 David Yandle
12. 87 Ross Bailes
13. 421 Anthony Sanders
14. 23 Michael Rouse
15. 1 Willie Milliken

16. 49 Jonathan Davenport
17. 07 Brian Ledbetter
18. 42 Doug Sanders
19. 45 Shaun Medlin
20. 17 Brian Carswell

21. Q7 Tony Quarles

DQ - Chris Ferguson
 

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2017 Skyler Trull Memorial Event Information For Carolina Speedway March 11


Don't miss the first event of the season at Carolina Speedway!

It's the 17th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial hosted on Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th featuring the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series, SECA Late Models, SECA Sportsman, SECA Modz, Renegades, Monster Mini Stocks, Thunder Bombers and Hornets. The total purse will be close to $50,000!

PLUS, a HUGE display of Fireworks on Saturday night!

NEW in 2017:
1) Back Stretch Parking this year for the First Time ever!
2) New lights being added
3) Sound System updated

Thursday Schedule:

 
Open Practice From 6pm-10pm

Friday Schedule:


7:00 Drivers Meeting
7:20 Hot Laps
8:00 Heats
Renegade Heats - (5 Laps)
SECA Modz Heats - (5 Laps)
SECA Sportsman Heats - (5 Laps)
Thunder Bomber Heats - (5 Laps)
Hornets Heats - (5 Laps)
MMSA Qualifying - (2 Laps)
SECA LM Qualifying - (2 Laps) (Lock In 6)
SECA LM Dash Top 6 - (6 Laps) Initial Start As They Qualified

Features:
Renegade Feature (12 Laps) $600 to win
SECA Modz Feature (15 Laps) $650 to win
SECA Sportsman Feature (15 Laps) $750 to win
MMSA Heats - (6 Laps)
SECA LM Heats - (8 Laps)
Hornets Feature - (12 Laps) $500 to win
Thunder Bomber Feature - (12 Laps) $350 to win

Saturday Schedule:
 

PLEASE NOTE THE TIMES BELOW HAVE BEEN UPDATED DUE TO WEATHER:


4:00 Drivers Meeting
4:20 Hot Laps
5:00 Heats
Super Street Heats - (5 Laps)
Pure Street Heats - (5 Laps)
Carolina Clash Qualifying - (2 Laps)
MMSA B Main - (8 Laps) (If Necessary)
SECA LM B Main - (10 Laps) (if necessary)
Vintage Feature - (10 Laps) $200 to win
Pure Street Feature - (12 Laps) $400 to win

Features:
Carolina Clash Heats - (6 Laps)
Super Street Feature - (15 Laps) $1000 to win
MMSA Feature - (25 Laps) $2000 to win
Carolina Clash Feature - (40 Laps) $5000 to win
SECA LM Feature - (30 Laps) $3000 to win

 

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The 2017 Carolina Clash Season Kicks Off With A $5,000 Event At The 17th Annual Skyler Trull Memorial On March 11 At Carolina Speedway In Gastonia, NC

By Mark Huey, Carolina Clash Press
Gastonia, NC

The Skyler Trull family and Carolina Speedway have always given dirt race fans in the piedmont of North and South Carolina a first-class racing experience to kick-off the racing season in the area. This most prestigious racing event is only a week away as once again Carolina Speedway's season opener will be the 17th Annual Carolina Clash Skyler Trull Memorial on March 9-11, 2017

"This is a special weekend every year," said Carolina Speedway's Bruce Arrants. "This is much more than a race and it has turned into a huge event that we are very proud to host."

The event held in the honor of Skyler Trull each March has become a fixture in the southeast over the last decade. Skylar's father Larry is a crew member and cousin of veteran racer Doug Sanders. Sanders' car carries the colors of the event each year. Skyler Trull was a special little girl whose family is deeply involved in dirt racing. When Skyler lost her battle with Leukemia on March 14th, 2000 she was only 5 years old. Her family decided a Memorial race in her honor would be a fitting tribute to the bright eyed redhead. The family went to work taking donations from fans and businesses to make the purse. The first STM was a $1,200 to win six-car dash.

"We are very honored and proud to be associated with the Skyler Trull Memorial", said Mark Huey of the Carolina Clash. "The Trull family has worked very hard to preserve the spirit of Skyler throughout the racing community and we are just happy to assist in any way possible."


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The Skyler Trull Memorial has been a long standing tradition for the Carolina Clash. As some may recall the exciting contest between Randle Chupp and Tim McCreadie just a few short years ago, along with the thrilling first career win for 2010 Rookie of the Year Dean Bowen. Chris Ferguson is a three-time STM winner (2009, 2011, & 2015). Ross Bailes captured the flag in last year's thriller. Every Skyler Trull Memorial has had the same, unique, and exciting racing year after year and this year promises to be no different.The event held in the honor of Skyler Trull each March has become a fixture in the southeast over the last decade. Skyler's father Larry is a crew member and cousin of veteran racer Doug Sanders Sanders' car carries the colors of the event each year.

"The Skyler Trull race has turned into such a great show," said Mark Huey of the Carolina Clash. "It is so much more than a race; it's a weekend of fun and events. Huge crowds turn out for the event and it's definitely one we circle on the calendar every year.

Skyler Trull Memorial Race Weekend Events for Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC

Friday
Renegades $600 to win
SECA Modz $650 to win
SECA Thunder Sportsman $750 to win
Hornets $500 to win
Thunder Bombers $350 to win

Saturday
Vintage $200 to win
Pure Stock $400 to win
Super Street $1,000 to win
Monster Mini Stock Association $2,000 to win
SECA LM $3,000 to win
Carolina Clash $5,000 to win

Admission
Friday stands $12, pits $25
Saturday Stands $25, pits $35
2 day passes. Stands $35, pits $55

There will be an open practice on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Please check www.carolinaspeedway.net or Carolina Speedway on Facebook or Twitter for more information on the practice night.

 

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Carolina Clash 2016 Point Championship Banquet Saturday January 28, 2017

Johnny Pursley of Clover, South Carolina will be recognized as the 2016 Carolina Clash Point Champion at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rock Hill, SC this Saturday night, January 28, 2017. Pursley earned his first major series championship this past season after finishing as runner-up to Dennis Franklin in the 2013 season. Pursley entered each of the 17 events with Carolina Clash this past season, winning three races in a row in August, en route to his $10,000 championship payoff. Pursley drives the #09 Longhorn powered by Clements Race Engines and sponsored by Pursley Grading, Farmers Service Center, Shocks by Ralphie, and White Horse Restaurant. He is a second generation racer, behind his father John Pursley of Clover, who gained significant fame as a racer in the Piedmont of North and South Carolina during the 1990s and 2000s. He is the fifth different point champion in as many seasons dating back to the 2012 season with Luke Roffers, 2013 Dennis Franklin, 2014 Kenny Compton, and 2015 Ben Watkins. Pursley and Watkins are both former competitors at weekly tracks having started in the street stock, limited and crate late model divisions, before moving up to race supers on a regional basis, each winning Clash championships.

The event will begin at 4:00pm at the Hilton Garden Inn Palmetto Room with a drivers/rules discussion and make important announcements concerning the 2017 series race day format and rules amendments. The meeting will end at 5:00 so that series officials can prepare the ballroom for the evening. The banquet officially will begin at 6:00 with a social hour. The delicious meal will be prepared by the hotel chef and will commence at 7:00. Awards presentations will start at 8:00.

Other drivers on hand to receive awards will be Clover, SC Ross Bailes, who finished second in the point contention, along with Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, SC, a three-time champion, Anthony Sanders, Doug Sanders and other notable figures who will be on hand to present and receive distinguished honors of Ed Gibbons Memorial Sportsmanship, Carolina Clash Hall of Fame inductees, and the 2016 CarQuest/Clarendon Auto Parts Rookie of the Year Brett Hamm of Newberry, South Carolina, who entered super late model competition this season after successful campaigns with NDRA and SECA regional crate late model sanctioning.

The 2016 season for Carolina Clash was presented by Heintz Performance of Statesville, NC. Additional support in sponsorship was provided by the Hoosier Racing Tire Company, the American Race Tire Company, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto Parts/CarQuest of Manning, SC, and Performance Tees. Promotional consideration was provided by Franklin Signs and Graphics, TRT Trailer Sales, Big A's Custom Graphics, Velocita Racewear, Thomas Clarke Performance Web Designs, and SRI.

 

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Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series 2016 Championship Awards Banquet January 28th

 

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series 2016 Championship Awards Banquet will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Rock Hill, South Carolina on January 28, 2017. The banquet will begin at 6:00pm with a social hour and dinner will be served at 7:00pm. The awards ceremony will begin at 8:00pm. Tables and tickets can be reserved by contacting Larry Lee at 910-263-2285 or Mark Huey by email at mghuey@truvista.net .

 

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Carolina Clash & Ultimate Series Announce First Ever Co-Sanctioned Events

For the first time in history two of the Southeast’s most recognized Dirt Late Model Series will co-sanction a pair of events in 2017. Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina will host both series on Friday night, May 19th for a $4000 to win / 40 lap feature event. The doubleheader will conclude on Saturday night, May 20thwith another $4000 to win / 40 lap event at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia. Details of the possible bonuses and other incentives are still being considered.

The Carolina Clash and the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series have long been thought of as rivals in the region but today’s announcement ushers in a new era of cooperation between the groups. "It's just the right thing to do. We all need to work together rather than against each other to continue to be successful in this region. I was thrilled when Kelley (Carlton ULTIMATE Series Director) and I sat down and talked about working together. I think this is a great thing for racing and for our racers, promoters and race fans. It's a true win-win situation." commented Carolina Clash Co-Owner Bruce Arrants.

Carlton echoed the same sentiment. "The entire 5 years that I have been with the ULTIMATE Series one of the constant questions or suggestions I received was to do a co-sanctioned race with the Carolina Clash. Without fail I have gotten that at least once or twice a year. So when a promoter mentioned it to me this year I thought 'why not?'. So I called up Bruce and we got together and hashed out the details. I have always thought it was a best practice to try to work with instead of against your competition in this business. So we also shared schedules and compared dates to try and give all of customers the best season we can have in the region. There are some dates that we are racing at the same time but there is enough distance between us that it shouldn’t have any effect on each other." Carlton said.

Carolina Clash PR Director Mark Huey says it was time. "With all of the new rules that are coming out to improve safety we want to make sure we can do everything we can to maximize our fields for our promoters. The idea of working together is the right one. At the end of the day in addition to the entertainment that we provide, we are a business. And we need to do smart things to improve our business for everyone involved. I am excited about what this kind of cooperation can lead to."

At these events drivers will earn points with both series each night. Both events will utilize a Hoosier 1350 & 1600 or American Racer 48 & 56 tire rule. Both series use a similar format for setting the field which will also be used at these events. The only difference will be the starting field of 24 will allow for 2 point provisional starts for each series. Otherwise event rules will be governed by the respective lead series. The Carolina event will be led by Clash Officials and rules while the Lavonia event will be under the auspices of ULTIMATE.

For additional information visit the series' websites at www.carolinaclash.com or www.ultimatesupers.com 

 

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