InsideDirtRacing.com will be providing live updates for the Carolina Clash sanctioned Blue-Gray 100 from Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday afternoon, November 18, 2018. These updates are being provided by Richard Allen @RichardAllenIDR on Twitter).
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Classes in action: Carolina Clash Super Late Models for $10,000-to-win.
*These updates will focus primarily on the Super Late Models with other updates dependent on timing of the event.
General Information: Drivers meeting is set for 12:30pm with hot laps to follow soon afterward.
Weather is expected to be clear and mild.
This will be the final race of the season for the Carolina Clash Series.
Ross Bailes leads the Carolina Clash standings over Dennis Franklin, Adam Yarbrough, David Yandle and Doug Sanders.
12:30- Drivers meeting about to begin.
1:00- Hot laps for all classes are underway.
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Carolina Clash Super Late Models
Car Count: 26 cars
Drivers Here: 0- Scott Bloomquist, 00- Jeff Smith, 2- Dennis Franklin, 03- David Yandle, 3x- Bo Eaton, 7mm- Mike Maresca, 8A- Austin Holcombe, 10- Scott Shirey, 22- Chris Ferguson, 23G- Ryan Gifford, 24D- Brandon Overton, 27H- Justin Hudspeth, 29- Larry Grube, 32- Johnny Pursley, 33- Chuck Smith, 39- Jay Sessions, 42- Doug Sanders, 42- Cla Knight, 44- Chris Madden, 55H- Benji Hicks, 57- Zack Mitchell, 57- Adam Yarborough, 66- Mark Dysart, 79- Michael Brown, 87- Ross Bailes, 421- Anthony Sanders
Qualifying Results: There will be one group for qualifying. No one will be locked into the feature via qualifying.
1. Brown (14.772), 2. Ferguson, 3. Overton, 4. 4.Hicks, 5. Bloomquist, 6. Mitchell, 7. Pursley, 8. Knight, 9. Madden, 10. Holcombe, 11. A Sanders, 12. Maresca
Heat Race Results: There will be three heat races. The top-7 from each transfer to the feature.
Heat 1 Lineup- 1. Brown, 2. Hicks, 3. Pursley, 4. Holcombe, 5. Hudspeth, 6. Bailes, 7. Shirey, 8. Yandle
Heat 1 Finish- 1. Brown, 2. Hicks, 3. Pursley, 4. Hudspeth, 5. Bailes, 6. Holcombe, 7. Shirey
*Brown passed Hicks for the lead at the halfway point.
Heat 2 Lineup- 1. Ferguson, 2. Bloomquist, 3. Knight, 4. A Sanders, 5. Hardy, 6. Franklin, 7. Dysart, 8. Eaton, 9. C Smith
Heat 2 Finish- 1. Ferguson, 2. Franklin, 3. Hardy, 4. Knight, 5. A Sanders, 6. Dysart, 7. Eaton
*Ferguson led all the way and won by a straightaway. Bloomquist suffered mechanical trouble on the initial start and pulled off.
Heat 3 Lineup- 1. Overton, 2. Mitchell, 3. Madden, 4. Maresca, 5. Yarborough, 6. Gifford, 7. Grube, 8. J Smith, 9. D Sanders
Heat 3 Finish- 1. Overton, 2. Madden, 3. Maresca, 4. Yarborough, 5. Mitchell, 6. Gifford, 7. Grube
*Madden was leading by the end of lap 1 but Overton took it back on lap 2.
B-main Results: No B-mains.
Feature Lineup- 1. Brown, 2. Ferguson, 3. Overton, 4. Hicks, 5. Franklin, 6. Madden, 7. Pursley, 8. Hardy, 9. Maresca, 10. Hudspeth, 11. Knight, 12. Yarborough, 13. Bailes, 14. A Sanders, 15. Mitchell, 16. Holcombe, 17. Dysart, 18. Gifford, 19. Shirey, 20. Eaton, 21. Grube, 22. Yandle, 23. Bloomquist
4:26- Feature rolling out. 100 laps for $10,000.
4:32- Four wide!
4:35- Green flag!
Lap 7 caution for Pursley. Ferguson leads but he and Brown had run side-by-side for three laps. Overton, Madden and Hicks follow.
Bloomquist pulled off on lap 1.
Caution on the restart as Ryan Gifford has a roll over crash in turn one. The car came to rest on its wheel and the driver appears to be ok.
Lap 20- Ferguson leads Overton, Brown, Madden, Hicks, Franklin, Maresca, Hudspeth.
Lap 35- Ferguson leads but Overton has closed in as they race in traffic.
Lap 38 caution as Anthony Sanders rolls over in almost the same spot as Gifford. He is ok.
Ferguson leads Overton, Brown, Madden, Hicks, Franklin, Maresca, Hudspeth, Mitchell, Hardy, Bailes, Knight.
Lap 42 caution. Overton took the lead on the last restart. Brown then got around Ferguson for second.
Bailes, the Clash points leader, has pulled off track.
Lap 54 caution. Madden and Brown got together racing for third which sent Brown into a slower car.
Overton leads Ferguson, Brown, Madden, Franklin, Maresca, Hardy.
Lap 58 caution for 5th running Brown with a flat tire. Overton leads Ferguson, Madden, Franklin, Hicks, Hudspeth, Mitchell, Maresca, Hardy, Shirey.
Lap 63 caution for crash by sixth running Hicks. Jumping the cushion in turns one and two is treacherous. Overton leads Madden, Ferguson, Franklin and Hudspeth.
Lap 70 caution. Madden now leads Ferguson, Maresca, Overton, Mitchell.
Mitchell is flying on new tires.
Lap 75 caution for flat tire on Overton. Madden and Ferguson were really mixing it up for lead. Ferguson leads Madden, Maresca, Mitchell, Franklin, Knight, Hardy.
Overton rejoins with a new right rear tire.
Lap 90 caution. Second running Madden has a flat on one end of the track while Yandle and Hicks spin on the other.
Ferguson leads Maresca, Overton, Mitchell, Knight and Hudspeth.
Madden rejoins at the tail.
Overton took the lead on lap 92 and drove away with the fresh right rear.
Feature Results: 1. Overton, 2. Ferguson, 3. Maresca, 4. Knight, 5. Hudspeth, 6. Franklin, 7. Hardy, 8. Madden, 9. Mitchell, 10. Shirey, 11. Hicks, 12. Grube, 13. Yandle, 14. Holcombe, 15. Brown, 16. Bailes, 17. Yarborough, 18. A Sanders, 19. Gifford, 20. Pursley, 21. Dysart, 22. J Smith, 23. Bloomquist