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MOUNTAIN CREEK SPEEDWAY ANNOUNCES NEW EVENT PARTNERS, STAFF FOR CLASH AT THE CREEK
CATAWBA, NC (May 10, 2019) – Mountain Creek Speedway today announced two key partners of their annual outlaw kart showcase event. The newly-rebranded Nitro Karting Clash at the Creek presented by QRC rolls off May 19 with title sponsorship from two giants in outlaw karting, Nitro Karting and QRC Karts.
Nitro Karting is based in Mooresville, North Carolina, and manufactures a wide variety of components found in the pits of any major karting event including gears, pit tools, smaller karting components and trailer accessories. Red Bluff, California’s, QRC Karts has over three decades of outlaw kart manufacturing experience, essentially building the discipline in its early years with their innovations and involvement in the sport.
“Our goal since last year’s inaugural Clash was to continue to build the event and improve it every single year,” said Adam Stewart of Mountain Creek Speedway. “With everything that has finally come together in the last few weeks, racers and fans should be optimistic for not only this year’s event, but also future editions of the Clash. We’ve got a lot of great people beginning to take interest and get involved in what’s going on here in Catawba County.”
In addition to new event partners, MCS also announced the race director for this year’s event. Known for his long-time involvement in outlaw karting around Red Bluff and other areas on the west coast, Christopher Rowling (better known to his contemporaries as “Topher”) has been retained to run the May 18-19 event. Rowling has been active in outlaw karting events on the west coast for years and has also worked in the industry’s manufacturing and distribution side, giving him an in-depth understanding of the sport from all angles.
Adding to the event’s momentum in only its second year, MCS has announced two of its contingency partners for the event, Sparco USA and Van-K Wheels. Sparco is a leading manufacturer of safety equipment and Van-K manufactures a substantial portion of the aluminum wheels used on various race vehicles including karts and outlaw karts like those which will be racing during the 2nd Annual Nitro Karting Clash at the Creek presented by QRC.
“We’re really looking forward to this year’s event,” Stewart continued. “Our phone is ringing with competitors, sponsors, fans, and I’d like to believe this is quickly becoming a showcase race for outlaw karts. We’ve got a slimmed down schedule with more racing and racers who are excited for the event again, that’s always a good thing. We certainly are appreciative of everyone’s support.”
The Clash at the Creek hits the track on the morning of May 18 with preliminary activities scheduled for the day. On Sunday, May 19, the featured open division hits the speedway for their entire racing program including qualifying, heats and feature contests. Intermediate karts will also be racing in addition to features to the beginners and the box stock competitors. Sunday’s program will be televised LIVE on Pit Row TV (www.pitrow.tv).
For more information on the Clash at the Creek and Mountain Creek Speedway, including complete payout and rules, visit their website at MountainCreekSpeedway.com. The track is also engaged on Facebook (@MountainCreekSpeedway) and Twitter (@MtnCrkSpeedway).