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Mountain Creek (NC) To Host Major Outlaw Kart Event
February 22, 2018
Mountain Creek Speedway, a 1/7-mile oval dirt track in Catawba, North Carolina, will be promoting the Clash at the Creek for Outlaw Karts during NASCAR Speedweeks in Charlotte this May. The event features a $2,000-to-win main event for open cars and more.
Mountain Creek (NC) To Host Major Outlaw Kart Event

Mountain Creek Speedway, a 1/7-mile oval dirt track in Catawba, North Carolina, will be promoting the Clash at the Creek for 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.

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 help grow the track’s presence in the region, which ran a partial schedule last fall and plans to run a full karting schedule in 2018.

“[Mountain Creek Speedway] is a 1/7-mile, v-shaped oval. It’s more of a drivers track—not a ‘cookie cutter’ one—because it is more in the hands of the driver as it’s not just a perfect oval. We’re almost like Richmond [Raceway]. This year we invested heavily into it, including putting up a new wall,” Stewart told PRI.

“The biggest thing we promote is that people get lap times, we don’t rush it,” Stewart continued. “But it’s also all about the kids. We are focused on the kids' classes, keeping them safe, but most importantly letting them learn to race.”

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.

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

Once open, online entries will be accepted for the event at a further date. Visit here for more information.