Through the first two championship point’s events of the thirty-four race Carolina Clash schedule, two different drivers have scored a win. In the season opener at Gastonia, NC it was Jeff Smith taking the win, while Petey Ivey picked up his first-ever Carolina Clash win in week two action at Lancaster, SC. Entering the third race of the season Ivey and two-time defending series champion Ricky Weeks are tied for the points lead with a wild scramble among numerous contenders for the rest of the top twenty-five spots in the championship standings.
The April 8th showdown at Fayetteville Motor Speedway will mark the twentieth time that the Carolina Clash has sanctioned an event at the four-tenths mile arena located just off of Interstate 95 in Fayetteville. The $4,000 to win event will also serve as the one-hundred twentieth sanctioned race for the seven year old Carolina Clash SLMS. Former winners of Carolina Clash races at Fayetteville Motor Speedway are led by veteran Ray Tucker (Greensboro, NC) who has posted five of his eight career series wins at Fayetteville.
Two-time national Dirt Late Model ace Earl Pearson Jr.(Jacksonville, FL) has notched three career Carolina Clash wins at Fayetteville, while Jeff Smith (Dallas, NC) and Ed Gibbons (Manning, SC) have scored two series wins each at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Other Carolina Clash SLMS wins at Fayetteville have been registered by Ricky Weeks (Rutherfordton, NC), Scott Autry (Fayetteville, NC), Jack Pennington (Winston, GA), Gary Mabe (Danbury, NC), Benji Cole (Canon, GA), Hank Edwards (Hope Mills, NC) and Chuck Finch (Alberta, VA).
In addition to the 40 lap main event for the Super Late Model drivers of the Carolina Clash tour, the Championship Modified Tour will be in action along with racing in the Limited Late Model, Super Street, Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder support divisions. Pit Gates will open at 1:00 p.m. with Grandstand Gates opening at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday April 8th at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Racing gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Driver’s Registration and technical inspection opens at 2:00 and closes at 5:15 pm. Driver’s meeting will be held at 5:20 pm with Hot Laps getting underway promptly at 5:35 pm.
Fayetteville Motor Speedway has undergone massive changes to the racing surface during the off-season with new clay added to enhance the track. As the new season kicks off at Fayetteville Motor Speedway fans are ready for the Carolina Clash SLMS drivers to roar into action in the special event on April 8th.
Directions to Fayetteville Motor Speedway: if coming from north of Fayetteville, take I-95 South to Hwy 87 (Exit 46) toward Elizabeth Town for 1 mile and take a right on to Doc Bennett Road. The entrance for the track is 1 mile on the left on Whitman street.
Coming from south of Fayetteville, take I-95 North to Hwy 87 (Exit 46) toward Elizabeth Town for 1 mile take a right on to Doc Bennett Road. The entrance for the track is approximately 1 mile on the left on Whitman street. The phone number for Fayetteville Motor Speedway is (910) 223-RACE and the track’s website is www.fayettevillemotorspeedway.net.
2006 CAROLINA CLASH SLMS Results & Upcoming Events
Mar 11 Carolina Spdwy (Gastonia, NC) JEFF SMITH
Mar 18 Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, SC) PETEY IVEY
Apr 8 Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway $4K to win
Apr 15 I-20 Speedway (Batesburg, SC) $4K to win
Apr 21-22 Off Weekend
Apr 28 Modoc Speedway (Modoc, SC) $4K to win
Apr 29 Riverside Spdwy (Travelers Rest, SC) $4K to win
May 6 Fayetteville (NC) Motor Speedway $4K to win
May 12 Thunder Valley Spdwy (Lawndale, NC)$4K to win
May 13 I-20 Speedway (Batesburg, SC) $4K to win
May 19-20 Off Weekend
May 26 Clary’s Speedway (Brinkleyville, NC) $5K to win
May 27 Clary’s Speedway (Brinkleyville, NC) $5K to win
Jun 3 Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, VA) $4K to win