MCS Announces Huge Outlaw Kart Race To Open Coca-Cola 600 NASCAR Week
CATAWBA, NC (February 20, 2018) — As part of NASCAR Speedweeks in Charlotte, Mountain Creek Speedway will be promoting the Clash at the Creek for mini-outlaw karts. The Clash at the Creek is a major, big-money event at the facility just outside of Mooresville from May 20-21. The event features a $2000-to-win purse for open cars, a guaranteed $150 to feature starters, with $500 on the line to win the intermediate feature and a live TV broadcast for viewers across the globe.
Mountain Creek Speedway has been in operation for approximately 40 years as primarily a private, club-based facility hosting various flat kart events throughout its existence. This year, promoter Adam Stewart wants to expand the track’s appeal to various karting groups to help grow the track’s presence in the region.
“We’ve been at this for a few years for fun, and everyone always tells us how much they love racing here,” he said. “We had a special event a while back for mini-outlaw teams, and everyone raved about the track, the surface, the location, and how their setups were almost identical to other major tracks in the region. We’ve wanted to grow, and we figured this was as good of a time as any to show racers what we have to offer.”
The Clash at the Creek will feature support division competition on Sunday for beginners and box stock teams with the opportunity for open practice by intermediate and open drivers. Monday’s schedule is feature-contest oriented with practice and qualifications for opens and intermediates with heats, consolation races and features also on the docket. The race’s format will use traditional time trials and heats with the top racers from each qualifying heat advancing to Monday night’s feature.
“With all the racers in town for other events, we wanted to help build this week up for racers from all disciplines, outlaw kart racing included,” Stewart commented. “For outlaw kart racers, they have the opportunity to win nearly eight grand in the course of a week. That’s almost unheard of. Most likely, racers questioning the adventure will be making the trek to Charlotte to compete for a week, making this a must-see and must-do week for fans of this style of racing.”
To showcase the event, Pit Row TV will be broadcasting Monday’s racing in a live, multi-camera production available through their website at www.pitrow.tv. Pit Row TV is the home of the richest dirt modifed event on the east coast, the Modified MEGA 100, the CARS Tour asphalt series, and the largest oval karting event in the United States, Thanksgiving Thunder.
Once open, online entries will be taken for the event where racers can register and pay for their entry fees with a credit card, or traditionally-mailed entries will also be accepted. A 20% discount is offered to open division racers who pre-enter on or before April 30, a sizeable savings over the regular $75 entry fee. Additionally, pre-entered drivers will be permitted to practice on the Sunday prior to the event with no additional cost.
Every ticket to the Clash at the Creek doubles as a pit pass for fans to see karts and drivers up close and personal, and a two-day admission ticket is only $20 with single-day options available starting at only $10.
Mountain Creek Speedway was originally designed after the neighboring Hickory Motor Speedway and now features a bowed frontstretch layout with ample racing room for drivers who like to search the track for the most grip. Routinely, racers spread across the track’s surface and find grip in various places which creates breathtaking racing for fans. The nearby creek keeps moisture in the surface on even the driest of days to maximize the quality of racing.
In order to complement the other outlaw kart event in the region, rain dates for the Clash at the Creek will be toward the end of the week.
For more information on the Clash at the Creek and Mountain Creek Speedway, including complete payout and rules, visit their website at MountainCreekSpeedway.com.