CATAWBA, NC (May 2, 2019) — As part of NASCAR Speedweeks in Charlotte for the second consecutive year, Mountain Creek Speedway is 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 18-19. 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 recently completed its first full season hosting outlaw karts with improved car counts and competition each week. Promoter Adam Stewart is optimistic for this year’s Clash after a packed house turned out for last year’s event.
“We were blown away at the response last year,” Stewart said. “People from all across the industry and the region came to see who would claim the trophy and the check for the Inaugural Clash at the Creek. This year, we’ve worked on speeding up the show and have even made some adjustments to the track based off of input from racers, specifically outlaw kart enthusiast and NASCAR star Kyle Larson who raced with us last year.”
The Clash at the Creek will feature preliminary events for beginners and box stock teams on Saturday morning with the opportunity to practice for intermediate and open drivers. Sunday’s schedule is feature-contest oriented with practice and qualifications for opens and intermediates along 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 Sunday night’s feature. Beginner and Box Stock features will also be contested on Sunday.
“With all the racers in town for other events, we are working to continue to 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 in this region. 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 for the second consecutive year, Pit Row TV will be broadcasting Sunday’s racing in a live, multi-camera production available through their website at www.pitrow.tv. Pit Row TV is the production group behind popular events such as the CARS Tour late model series, LegendsNation TV and their Legend Car productions, plus karting events like King of the Concrete and Thanksgiving Thunder.
Online entries are now being 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 discount is offered to open division racers who pre-enter on or before May 12, a savings over the regular $75 entry fee. Additionally, pre-entered drivers will be permitted to practice on the Saturday 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 front stretch 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.
The rain date for the 2nd Annual Clash at the Creek will be on Monday, May 20.
For more information on the Clash at the Creek and Mountain Creek Speedway, including complete payout and rules, visit their website at MountainCreekSpeedway.com.
Photo Credit: Blake Harris