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910.223.RACE (7223)

Track Address:
3704 Doc Bennett Rd. Fayetteville, N.C.
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Next Event For Fayetteville Motor Speedway: April 19th - Regular Show


Fayetteville Motor Speedway Racing April 19th.

April 19h racing program will feature racing in
Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock, and U-Car. Pits open at 4 PM. with grandstands opening at 5 PM. and racing at 7 PM.

Fayetteville Motor Speedway Racing April 12th.

April 14th racing program will feature racing in
Late Model, Open Wheel Modified, Super Street, Pure Stock, and U-Car. Pits open at 4 PM. with grandstands opening at 5 PM. and racing at 7 PM.

"Superman" Leads Flag-To-Flag To Score Fayetteville Victory In 6th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial Race.

Mark Huey, Carolina Clash Press

April 6, 2014 - Gibbons Memorial Race a Thriller for Packed Fayetteville Opener

In the 54th Carolina Clash event all-time at Fayetteville Motor Speedway, Jonathan Davenport (aka “Superman”) of Blairsville, Georgia took the lead on the opening lap, avoided a minefield of flat tires, and fought in and out of traffic to become the 22nd different Carolina Clash winner at Fayetteville. Davenport started the race from the pole position as he was the fastest qualifier for the event at 17.008 seconds. Justin Labonte was second fastest.

Davenport noticed how the track was beginning to blacken over around lap 10 and knew that saving his best for last would be the key to victory – and the successful veteran driver was spot on. Once the field made it to halfway, many contenders began experiencing tire failures on the right-rear of their cars. However, once they returned, it was to the delight of the fans, watching them move in and around traffic by utilizing the high-groove of the circuit.

Heat Races - Kyle Pierce and Scott Autry each captured wins in the heat races, after the top ten were locked in to the 30 car field after qualifying. Series champion Dennis Franklin finished second in his heat race as he continues to search for answers in his season struggle. 2009 series champion Jeff Smith made his Carolina Clash return, after a season-long absence, in a brand new racecar, the famed #00, as he raced into third in the heat race. Chris Blackwell, GR Smith and Scott Shirey rounded out the top six. Damon Kotke, the 2013 Rookie of the Year, Dustin Mitchell, Wayne Hughes and Lance Brasington were left to hope for a provisional nod. Kyle Pierce took the honors in the second heat race with Tim Allen, the race winner in 2013, finishing second, rookie contenders Jonathan Edwards and Anthony Sanders just behind, and Travis Hair and Kevin Wilson making it into the field. Mike Gault, Mike Parker and Scott Neighbors were also awaiting the provisional count, which reverted back to results from 2013 points standings. Damon Kotke and Mike Gault each finished in the top 10 in 2013 points and were awarded the provisional starting spots.

2014 Rookie of the Year Race Heats Up - Among those with flats, Brandon Overton, of Appling, Georgia, who thrilled the packed-house with a masterful piece of driving to race back to second position. This would be the second runner-up spot in a row for Overton, who is chasing the series’ Rookie of the Year title. Overton leads series’ rookie contenders Anthony Sanders (Spartanburg, SC) and Jonathan Edwards (Lake Wylie,SC) the newest face on tour. Each of these drivers have spent many of the previous racing seasons competing in various crate late model sanctioned events and have decided to enter their hand into the Carolina Clash tour. Originally, eight teams declared their intent to run for the series rookie title, but as the first three or four races settle in the season, the field will definitely narrow down to two or three major contenders.

Tires…Tires…Tires - It took only around 30 minutes to complete the first 30 laps of the event, which were slowed by a few single-car incidents. The last ten minutes of the race made for the longest stretch of the race and it definitely kept the crowd involved as everyone watched to see “who was going to be next?” After a week-long stretch of hot and dry weather, coupled with brisk winds that seemed to blow constantly throughout each day of the week, the track crew did everything in their power to have it ready for this night. The outcome was one of the most bizarre occurrences that are seldom found at tracks in this area this time of year – a solid groove of a blackened, rubber racing surface. However, once that happens, it usually provides this kind of intrigue. Many drivers experienced tire failure during the event. Since the adoption of the new tire rules for the series, teams are given more choices of tire compounds and manufacturers. After this race, some may be thinking about the next race, which takes place in Sylvania, Georgia at the Screven Motorsports Complex on May 3, 2014.

Carolina Clash Points Top Fifteen: Something Old; Something New; Something Borrowed; Something Blue In 2014, the Carolina Clash top fifteen drivers who register for the required number of races will be eligible to contend for the series $10,000 championship. The top 10 places in the series championship chase will be awarded a cash bonus, along with a trip to the awards banquet in January 2015 in Concord, North Carolina.

To date, Jonathan Davenport and Brandon Overton have finished first and second in the first two races. Closely behind, is a relatively new face on tour and a veteran who is looking to have his best season ever - Kyle Pierce of Statesville, NC and Scott Shirey of Swansea, SC. Pierce, the 2013 Ed Gibbons Memorial Sportsmanship Award winner and driver of the Tilley Harley-Davidson of Salisbury and Statesville, NC/Wolfpack Rocket racecar, is currently third in points after two very solid top five runs. Pierce is sporting a very sporty blue paint scheme for the season. Shirey has a fourth place finish and the Safety-Kleen Hard Charger of the Race Award at Fayetteville Motor Speedway. Shirey, who runs the #10 Shirey Towing and Earl’s Performax Automotive machine of West Columbia, SC, is fourth in points.

Anthony Sanders, aka “Big A”, who is famous for his excellence in artistic skills in decals and design graphics in motorsports, is joined with Johnny Pursley, the 2013 point runner up, in a tie for 5th place. Pursley operates the Pursley Grading and Construction operation in Clover, SC and hopes to begin bulldozing his way to the winner’s circle in the next few events. Zack Mitchell (aka “Kid Quick”) is tied for seventh in points with 2013 champion Dennis Franklin, while Kennie Compton and Jonathan Edwards are tied for ninth. The rest of the top 15 in points include Tim Allen, Luke Roffers, Mike Gault, Kevin Wilson, and Doug Sanders.