Leads Flag-To-Flag At Fayetteville Motor Speedway In
The 9th Annual Ed Gibbons Memorial
Fayetteville, North Carolina (3/25/17) - Zack
Mitchell entered the Ed Gibbons Memorial Event hot
off a second place finish at the Skyler Trull
Memorial and was quick to make a statement that his
car would live to his nickname "Kid Quick." He
grabbed the pole for the race and led every lap in
route to his second career Carolina Clash victory.
G.R. Smith of Cornelius, NC was very fast over most
of the event and even challenged Mitchell late in
the event but could not overhaul the leader.
Carquest Rookie of the Year from 2016 Brett Hamm
rebounded from early season woes at Cherokee
Speedway to finish third. 2016 point champion Johnny
Pursley finished fourth and 2015 point champion Ben
Watkins scored a fifth place run.
The Carolina Clash would like to thank Mr. and Mrs.
Jim Long, Jr. of Fayetteville Motor Speedway for
hosting the Carolina Clash for this 9th annual
memorial race. He announced at the beginning of the
night that the 2018 version of the Ed Gibbons 10th
Annual Memorial Race would be a $10,000 to win
event. Fayetteville Motor Speedway is quickly
emerging as one a top-notch southeastern US dirt
speedway with all of the major improvements that Mr.
Long and his staff have made there. Many more
renovations are currently being planned and track
surface improvements are ongoing, with great
feedback being given from drivers after last
weekend. Many indicated that if turns one and two
become as fast as the other corners, which received
all of the off-season resurfacing, the track is
going to be bad, bad fast!
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Hoosier Racing Tire, VP Racing Fuels, Clarendon Auto
Parts (CarQuest) Performance Tees, Franklin Signs
and Graphics, Big As Custom Graphics, TRT Trailer
Sales, and Thomas Clarke Performance.
Fayetteville Motor Speedway "Ed Gibbons Memorial"
3/25/17 Race Results
1. 57 Zack Mitchell
2. 22 GR Smith
3. 18 Brett Hamm
4. 09 Johnny Pursley
5. 17 Ben Watkins
6. 00 Jeff Smith
7. 1 Willie Milliken
8. 24 Michael Brown
9. 1 Austin Hubbard
10. 89 Justin Williams
11. 421 Anthony Sanders
12. 15 Dean Bowen
13. 23 Michael Rouse
14. 60 Jim Manka
15. 10 Scott Shirey
16. 03 David Yandle
17. 42 Doug Sanders
18. 0 Daniel Tucker
19. 32 Dustin Mitchell
20. 72 Mike Parker
21. Q7 Tony Quarles