10 Things to Know About Carolina Clash at Cherokee

The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series continues its 2020 season Saturday, August 1 at “The Place Your Momma Warned You About,” Cherokee Speedway (SC).  Before the Dirt Late Model stars tackled the Gaffney, South Carolina venue, find out 10 things you need to know about Saturday’s race.


1 – The Carolina Clash Super Late Models will be back on the track this Saturday for the Stick Elliott Memorial 40.  This is the first race for the series since July 11, when Ben Watkins won at Lancaster.


2 – This is not the longest race run at Cherokee Speedway.  Cherokee is the site of the annual Blue Gray 100, which will be held in November.


3 – There have been three different winners this year in the series between Ben Watkins, Brandon Overton and Zack Mitchell.  It’s no surprise as the series had four different winners to start the 2019 season.


4 – For fans heading to the track, the Super Sportsman, Stock 4, Extreme 4, Thunder Bomber, and 602 Open Wheel Modified classes will be in action.


5 – Dennis “Rambo” Franklin is the point leader by three markers over David Yandle after the first three events.  The 2020 schedule lists 10 more dates at this time with updates coming each day.  Either way, it looks to be an amazing point race.


6 – Speed51 will be the source for the live action of the Carolina Clash event at Cherokee Speedway (SC).  It will be part of a busy weekend on Speed51’s Summer Thunder TV to kick off August.


7 – This is the next to the last scheduled stop at Cherokee this season for the Carolina Clash.  They will be making their 30th all-time appearance at Cherokee, which trails only Carolina Speedway and Fayetteville Motor Speedway for most frequented venues by the series.


8 – According to track reports, this will be the 36th running of the Stick Elliott Memorial, which honors racer who had over 100 wins on dirt.  Elliott even raced for Ralph Earnhardt when he was recovering from a heart attack.


9 – Casey Roberts and Dennis “Rambo” Franklin have each won this race three times since the 2004 season.


10 – Trent Ivey won last year’s Stick Elliott Memorial by leading all 40 laps to beat out Derrick Ramey.


-Story by: Elgin Traylor, Speed51 Correspondent

-Photo credit: Speed51 Photo

10 Things to Know About Carolina Clash at Cherokee