The Clash is back once again!
Sim Marketing Solutions All-Star Clash - Thursday, August 23 Irwindale Speedway - 150 Laps
Once our 2018 Summer Season champions are crowned and the season is wrapped up, we have one more special event planned to wrap things up as Sim Marketing Solutions will present the All-Star Clash! Our version of an all-star race will put some of the leagues best drivers from the SMS Super Series, the Davis Chassis Works Contender Series, the Callaway Investments Sportsman Series, and the EastWest Modifieds, and we'll throw them all out on track together to compete head-to-head in an epic multi-class race for some extra prize money. The SMS All-Star Clash will take place on Thursday, August 23rd and will use a special Predator format to give each division the chance to battle for the win at the end of 150 laps around the Irwindale Speedway. The Street Stocks will take the green flag as scheduled, while the Super Late Models and Tour Modifieds will be staged out at different times shortly after, forcing them to work their way back to the lead lap, with the ultimate goal of all three cars finishing the race on the same lap. And with the added strategy of making a mandatory four-tire pit stop during the course of the race, it makes it that much more important to be focused on the track, and on pit road.
Dirt Clash & Clash Open
Dirt Clash - Wednesday, August 22 Eldora Speedway - Laps TBA
In addition to the All-Star Clash, we’ll also be running a Dirt Clash for the first time, on Wednesday, August 22nd. The Dirt Clash will kick things off with drivers battling it out at the Eldora Speedway in multiple divisions, including our current UMP Modifieds and Midgets, plus some of our previous cars such as the Pro Late Model and Non-Wing Sprint car.
Clash Open - Wednesday, August 22 Irwindale Speedway - 100 Laps
Following the dirt race, we’ll also run the Clash Open, which will be an open event for all asphalt drivers as a pre-event to the big All-Star Clash. Drivers already in the Clash can use this event as a test, while all other drivers who didn’t get the invite can get their chance to try their hand in this all-out battle. The Open will be 100 laps in length at Irwindale, with a mandatory four-tire pit stop, and we’ll use some of the information from this event to work out the numbers for our Predator format.
All-Star Clash Invited Drivers - 40 Drivers Total
Super SeriesJoe Schaffer Jr. Jim Caudill Jr. Jimmy Mullis David Krikorian Keith Medeiros Camaron Hamilton Ryan Matthews Trevor Edwards
Contender SeriesGareth Gonder Daniel Williamson Jarrid Boiros Chris Canfield Evan Sorensen AJ Rogers Jason K Miller Travis McKinney Mark Royer Tyler Price Cory Dunn Jarrad Wakefield
Sportsman SeriesTim Bills Russell Charneski Kyle Souza Darrell Hamlin Justin Wariner TJ White Russell Berry Kyle Morse Adam Benefiel TBA
Tour ModifiedsConner Blaise Adam Josselyn Donald Clark Matt Rolfe Matt Eddy Mark Welch Samuel Roush Ian Layne Scott Dunlap Dave Bodio
Event Schedule & Info
WEATHER FORECAST (all 3 races) 78 Degrees, 55% Humidity, 3mph Winds SE, Overcast Skies Time Of Day Settings All-Star Clash & Clash Open - Late Afternoon Dirt Clash - Night SMS ALL-STAR CLASH Thursday, August 23 (All times eastern) 9:15 PM - Practice Opens 9:45 PM - Qualifying Begins - Drivers will switch sessions following qualifying - 9:55 PM - Warmup 10:05 PM - Race 11:00 PM - Race Ends (approximately) DIRT CLASH Wednesday, August 22 (All times eastern) 9:30 PM - Practice Opens 9:45 PM - Qualifying Begins 9:50 PM - Race CLASH OPEN Wednesday, August 22 (All times eastern) 10:10 PM - Practice Opens 10:30 PM - Qualifying Begins 10:35 PM - Race 11:10 PM - Race Ends (approximately)
To view the last version of our All-Star Clash from the end of the 2016 Fall Season, check out the replay below: