InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates from the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series-sanctioned $20,000-to-win Blue-Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday, November 19, 2023. These updates will be provided by Richard Allen(@RichardAllenIDR on Twitter and @RichardAllenIDR on Instagram).
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Weather Forecast: Sunday’s forecast calls for clear skies with highs in the 60s.
Time: Hot laps are slated for 1:00pm.
Feature Payout: $20,000-to-win
Track Description: 4/10-mile clay oval
Other Classes: GM Performance 602 Series, Renegade Sportsman, and Thunder Bomber.
Live Stream: XRevents.plus
Pre-race Notes: Ben Watkins leads the Carolina Clash standings over Gray Parton and David Yandle.
This is the 33rd annual running of the Blue-Gray 100.
Chris Madden has won the Blue-Gray 100 eight times including the last two.
Tanner English won Saturday’s Hunt the Front feature at Duck River
12:25- Drivers being called to the drivers meeting
11:35- Drivers meeting underway
12:50- Hot laps set to begin soon.
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Car Count: 21 cars
Drivers Here: 00- Jeff Smith, B00- Josh Henry, 2- Dennis Franklin, 03- David Yandle, 03B- Nick Yandle, 4- Caleb Fulp, 06- Christian Thomas, 11- Austin Kirkpatrick, 16- Ben Watkins, 18- Gray Parton, 18D- Daulton Wilson, 18P- Gray Parton, 44- Chris Madden, 55- Benji Hicks, 57- Zack Mitchell, 57y- Adam Yarbrough, 79- Donald McIntosh, 88- Trent Ivey, 96- Tanner English, 114- Jordan Koehler, 174- Ethan Dotson, 187- David McCoy, 42- Anthony Sanders
Qualifying Results: 1. Chris Madden(14.890), 2. Zack Mitchell, 3. Ethan Dotson, 4. Ben Watkins, 5. Jordan Koehler, 6. Gray Parton, 7. Tanner English, 8. Donald McIntosh, 9. Trent Ivey, 10. Daulton Wilson, 11. David McCoy, 12. Christian Thomas, 13. Benji Hicks, 14. Dennis Franklin, 15. Austin Kirkpatrick, 16. Adam Yarbrough, 17. Anthony Sanders, 18. David Yandle, 19. Caleb Fulp, 20. Josh Henry
Heat Race Results: There will be two heat races with the first heat setting the inside row for the feature and the second heat setting the outside row
Heat 1 Finish– 1. Chris Madden, 2. Tanner English, 3. Jordan Koehler, 4. Trent Ivey, 5. Benji Hicks, 6. David McCoy, 7. Austin Kirkpatrick, 8. Anthony Sanders, 9. Caleb Fulp, 10. Ethan Dotson, 11. Nick Yandle
Ethan Dotson had a very hard crash in which his car hit the turn two wall head on then rolled over. He was reported to be okay.
Heat 2 Finish– 1. Zack Mitchell, 2. Ben Watkins, 3. Gray Parton, 4. Daulton Wilson, 5. Donald McIntosh, 6. Christian Thomas, 7. Dennis Franklin, 8. Adam Yarbrough, 9. Josh Henry, 10. David Yandle
B-main Results: There will be no B-mains.
Feature Lineup- Heat 1 cars will make up the inside rows while Heat 2 will make up the outside rows.
6:00- All other features completed. Going to do some track prep before the Blue-Gray 100.
6:20- Drivers have been told to bring their cars to the staging area.
6:30- Feature rolling out. 100 laps for $20,000
6:39- Green flag!
Lap 10- Madden leads Mitchell, Watkins, English and Wilson
Lap 20- caution free so far. Top-5 same as above. Leaders in traffic and seem to be saving tires.
Lap 35 caution for flat on Parton. Yandle also has damage.
Madden leads Mitchell, Watkins, English, Wilson, McIntosh, Ivey, Hicks, Koehler and Thomas
Halfway – Still Madden leads Mitchell, Watkins, English and Wilson
Lap 66 caution for flat on Franklin. Madden leading Mitchell and Watkins.
Tires always a factor here. Wilson, English and Watkins each come in for a tire change. Hicks and Koehler also changed tires.
Race went back to green as all of those cars hurried out of the pits.
Lap 74 caution for flat on McCoy. Madden leads Mitchell, McIntosh, Ivey and Thomas.
English retires from the race.
Lap 81 caution for Mitchell. Madden leads McIntosh, Ivey, Watkins and Thomas
Lap 83 caution for Henry.
Madden leads Ivey and McIntosh. Those three on original tires. Watkins is fourth and the first car to have made a tire change.
Lap 84 caution. Still Madden, Ivey, McIntosh, Watkins and Wilson
Lap 89 caution for McIntosh. Madden leads Ivey but Watkins, Mitchell and Wilson are fast as each of those three made a tire change.
Lap 96 caution for Ivey. Madden leads and is the only car on original tires. Watkins, Mitchell and Hicks run 2-4.
Madden was the only car to finish on his original tires. He held off Watkins over the closing laps.
Feature Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Ben Watkins, 3. Zack Mitchell, 4. Benji Hicks, 5. Daulton Wilson, 6. Dennis Franklin, 7. Anthony Sanders, 8. Jordan Koehler, 9. Josh Henry, 10. Donald McIntosh, 11. Trent Ivey, 12. David McCoy, 13. Christian Thomas, 14. Tanner English, 15. Gray Parton, 16. David Yandle, 17. Caleb Fulp, 18. Adam Yarbrough