Mountain Creek Hosting Major Outlaw Kart Race

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Mountain Creek Speedway will host a major outlaw kart race in May during the Ten Days of NASCAR Thunder.

CATAWBA, N.C. – Mountain Creek Speedway will be promoting the Clash at the Creek for mini-outlaw karts during NASCAR Speedweeks in Charlotte this May.

The Clash at the Creek at Mountain Creek Speedway, located just outside of Mooresville, N.C., will be held May 20-21. The event features a $2,000-to-win main event for open cars, as well as $150 guaranteed for feature starters. There will also be a $500-to-win intermediate feature.

The event will be broadcast online via www.pitrow.tv.

Mountain Creek Speedway has been in operation for approximately 40 years as primarily a private, club-based facility hosting various flat kart events. 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,” Stewart said. “We had a special event a while back for 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 May 20 for beginners and box stock teams with the opportunity for open practice by intermediate and open drivers. The schedule on May 21 is feature-contest oriented, with practice and qualifications for opens and intermediates followed by heats, consolation races and features.

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 saidd. “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.”

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 percent 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.

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.

CREDIT: Pit Row Media

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