The 2017 Carolina Clash Season Kicks Off Season
Mar 6, 2017 - updated Mar 6th, 2017 7:48am
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Mark Huey - Carolina Clash
The Skyler Trull family and Carolina Speedway have always given dirt race fans in the piedmont of North and South Carolina a first-class racing experience to kick-off the racing season in the area. This most prestigious racing event is only a week away as once again Carolina Speedway's season opener will be the 17th Annual Carolina Clash Skyler Trull Memorial on March 9-11, 2017
"This is a special weekend every year," said Carolina Speedway's Bruce Arrants. "This is much more than a race and it has turned into a huge event that we are very proud to host."
The event held in the honor of Skyler Trull each March has become a fixture in the southeast over the last decade. Skylar's father Larry is a crew member and cousin of veteran racer Doug Sanders. Sanders' car carries the colors of the event each year. Skyler Trull was a special little girl whose family is deeply involved in dirt racing. When Skyler lost her battle with Leukemia on March 14th, 2000 she was only 5 years old. Her family decided a Memorial race in her honor would be a fitting tribute to the bright eyed redhead. The family went to work taking donations from fans and businesses to make the purse. The first STM was a $1,200 to win six-car dash.
"We are very honored and proud to be associated with the Skyler Trull Memorial", said Mark Huey of the Carolina Clash. "The Trull family has worked very hard to preserve the spirit of Skyler throughout the racing community and we are just happy to assist in any way possible."
The Skyler Trull Memorial has been a long standing tradition for the Carolina Clash. As some may recall the exciting contest between Randle Chupp and Tim McCreadie just a few short years ago, along with the thrilling first career win for 2010 Rookie of the Year Dean Bowen. Chris Ferguson is a three-time STM winner (2009, 2011, & 2015). Ross Bailes captured the flag in last year's thriller. Every Skyler Trull Memorial has had the same, unique, and exciting racing year after year and this year promises to be no different.The event held in the honor of Skyler Trull each March has become a fixture in the southeast over the last decade. Skyler's father Larry is a crew member and cousin of veteran racer Doug Sanders. Sanders' car carries the colors of the event each year.
"The Skyler Trull race has turned into such a great show," said Mark Huey of the Carolina Clash. "It is so much more than a race; it's a weekend of fun and events. Huge crowds turn out for the event and it's definitely one we circle on the calendar every year.
Skyler Trull Memorial Race Weekend Events for Carolina Speedway, Gastonia, NC
Renegades $600 to win
SECA Modz $650 to win
SECA Thunder Sportsman $750 to win
Hornets $500 to win
Thunder Bombers $350 to win
Vintage $200 to win
Pure Stock $400 to win
Super Street $1,000 to win
Monster Mini Stock Association $2,000 to win
SECA LM $3,000 to win
Carolina Clash $5,000 to win
Friday stands $12, pits $25
Saturday Stands $25, pits $35
2 day passes..Stands $35, pits $55
There will be an open practice on Thursday, March 9, 2017. Please check www.carolinaspeedway.net
or Carolina Speedway on Facebook or Twitter for more information on the practice night.