||The Carolina Clash Prepares for its First Trip to Tennessee Saturday June 25th.
The stars of the Carolina Clash are making preparations for the series' first ever trip to the great state of Tennessee when the series rolls into Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, TN for a $5,000 to win showdown. The event will mark round 1 for the Tennessee vs. Carolina Brawl in which one lucky driver will walk away with a wrestling style championship belt.
"I'm excited to be hosting the first ever Carolina Clash race in Tennessee," said Phyllis Loven "The Carolina Clash is a great series with a lot of tradition behind it and I know the Tennessee drivers in our area will be vying for the win and wanting to keep the belt home in Tennessee."
So far this season, the Carolina Clash has seen 5 different drivers grace victory lane in 7 events with Luke Roffers being the only driver with more than 1 victory. Roffers currently has 3 victories including Saturday, June 11 at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Other notable drivers with victories this season include Chris Ferguson at Carolina Speedway, Johnny Pursley at Lancaster Motor Speedway, Kenny Compton Jr. at Dublin Motor Speedway, and Dennis Franklin at 311 Speedway.
"It's been a very exciting 2011 season for the Carolina Clash thus far," said Larry Lee Jr. Owner of the Carolina Clash "This will be our series first time racing in Tennessee and I'm ecstatic."
Defending 2010 Carolina Clash Champion Dennis Franklin leads the championship points this year by just 7 markers over Luke Roffers. Both drivers have been in a close race from the onslaught of the 2011 season. Mike Gault who decided that in 2011, he was going to follow the Carolina Clash Series, has made his presence known with a runner up finish and the Safety Kleen Hard Charger of the Race Award both from Carolina Speedway. Gault has made his mark known this year with consistency and 5 Top-10 finishes in 7 events. Newcomer Kenny Compton Jr. who is in his first full season of competition with the Carolina Clash sits fourth in points and 5 consecutive Top-10 finishes in his last 5 events along with one win. 2009 Carolina Clash Champion Jeff Smith rounds out the Top-5 in points with one Safety Kleen Hard Charger of the Race Award and 5 Top-10 finishes. For more information on the Carolina Clash go to www.carolinaclash.com
Chad Paxton currently leads the Klotz Lubricants Rookie of the Year standings and holds down the 6th position in points with 3 Top-10 finishes. Travis Yow, the new young kid on the block in his first full season in a super late model sits second in Klotz Lubricants Rookie of the Year standings with his best finish coming last Saturday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway where Yow placed 4th.
Also on tap for Saturday, June 25, will be the Fastrak Racing Series-sanctioned Pro (Crate) Late Model, "Gunslingers of Kingsport" Hobby Stock, and Road Warriors. (*** Plus big fireworks show!!!) The fireworks display will prove to be one of the largest you will ever see. Come on out for a night of high paced racing action at Volunteer Speedway as the Carolina Clash tackles the high banks. For more information on Volunteer Speedway go to www.volunteerspeedway.com
Note to all Carolina Clash competitors, it is required that all cars must be equipped with a side window net or sprint head net in order to be able to compete at Volunteer Speedway.
The event will be a co-sanctioned race with the Clash South Super Late Model Series which means that both Hoosier and American Racer Tires will be eligible to run. The following tire rules apply for the Clash South Super Late Model Series. For more information on the Clash South go to www.clashsouth.com
Tires: (Tire Rules)
(A) American Racer - Spec. SD 12, SD 48, & MD 56
(B) Hoosier - Spec. 1300, 1350, & 1600
Volunteer Speedway - Physical Address
14095 West Andrew Johnson Highway
Bulls Gap, TN 37711-2533
The Carolina Clash would like to thank the following sponsors for their contributions to the series in 2011: American Racer Tire, Heintz Brothers Performance, VP Racing Fuels, Comp Cams, Keizer Aluminum Wheels, Shell Racing Solutions, ATL Racing Fuel Cells, Shafer Enterprises' Cool Shirts, NASCAR Technical Institute, Safety Kleen, R2C Performance, XS Power Racing Batteries, Next Level Graphics, Collins Signs, www.lockoutforums.com. , Performance Tee's, Racing Electronics, Mike's Custom Tanks, Lincoln Electric, Ohlins Advanced Suspension Technology, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, RF Composites, Keizer Wheelhouse South, Firethorn Marketing,Raceiver, JE Pistons/Roush Yates Performance Parts, Sisco Fire & Safety, and Luvracin.com.