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Herndon wins final race, Arch wins championship

Congratulations to the UCAR Clash Points champs! Congratulations to Robert Arch, the 2010 UCAR Clash Champion, who received his award at Carolina BBQ. Also shown are Shane Phillips, who finished 2nd in points, Jeremy Rowe who finished third and Barry Wilson, who finished Fourth.

Thanks to everyone for a great 2010 season. Merry Christmas, and come out and see us race on January 1 at Dillon Motor Speedway!

Sorry for the delay on getting this up so here is the finishing order for the UCAR Clash Open Modifieds November 13th.

1st Todd Langdon

2nd Tommy Weese

The opens are a new UCAR Clash event for us it will take time to get it up and running. The next race for the OPENS will be on Januray 1st at Dillon Motor Speedway. Right now we are going to North Wilkesboro twice with the OPENS on June 25 and October 1. Looking to close a date at Concord but that date could be in April or August at this point. All three of those races will be with the USAR PRO Cup. We will have part of our schedule up at www.ucarclash.com web site by the week.

Don't forget our banquet on December 4th

Banquet December 4, 2010 6 PM Carolina BBQ West US Hwy 70 Garner NC 919-773-0222

Dillon Motor Speedway January 1, 2011 first points race

Kevin Herndon was declared the winner of the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash series' final race at Wake County Speedway, after a round of disqualifications. Points leader Robert Arch went on the collect his first championship, with a second place finish.

Original winner Steve Smith was disqualified after being found with an altered suspension. Two other cars were disqualified from their finishing positions in post-race technical inspection as well. Jeremy Rowe, of Thomasville NC, was disqualified for a modified air intake. Matt Grimes, was disqualified for improper rear camber.

Todd Langdon won the first ever open modified race. The series will continue on January 1 2011 at Dillon.

Wake County Speedway official results

1: (58) Kevin Herndon

2: (4) Robert Arch

3: (43) Sammy Pacitti

4: (91) Shane Phillips

5: (72) Tim Brown

6: (54) Drew Starling

7: (21) Greg Napier

8: (91x) Shane Youngren

9: (22) Colin “Butterbean” Vernal

10: (21x) John Flanagan

11: (8k) Kyle Carter

12: (7) Barry Wilson

13: (Lt.1) Steve Smith DQ

14: (87) Matt Grimes DQ

15: (44) Jeremy Rowe DQ

ODC Network to Broadcast Walls Roofing UCAR Clash for Cash Spook-Tacular Championship Race event from Wake County (NC) Speedway This Saturday November 6th 2010!!

(Raleigh,NC) This weekend is Championship weekend for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash for the Cash at the famed 48th consecutive year running Wake County Speedway, nicknamed the ¼ Mile Bullring and is dubbed the home track for the Touring UCAR Series in the Southeast US!!

After making history this past Halloween weekend racing at the Historic North Wilkesboro Speedway in Wilkes County,NC which was a huge success and a tremendous honor to race on the former NASCAR Winston Cup facility that has a new heart beat. The 5/8th mile speed plant hasn’t seen a full racing schedule there since 1996 when Jeff Gordon claimed the final Tyson Holly Farms 400 October race win. Now fans have been treated with PASS South, USARacing Pro Cup, Rolling Thunder Modified, Allison Legacy Series, the USSTS and Sunoco National Tour and most recently the UCAR Clash for Cash Series go make history and start a new era like the others drivers of the past have!!

This weekend the UCAR Clash for Cash Spook-Tacular at Wake County will make another historic trademark having the first ever LIVE Flag to Flag Broadcast of the events of the series ever on the ODC Network coverage will go “ON THE AIR” from the Wake County Speedway beginning at 12:30pm EST Joining Wesley Outland and Hunter Thomas with ODC “Pre-Race LIVE” and then Live Racing Action with the Starting Heats and Qualifying to prepare the fans not able to attend or live far to keep up with the event!!

Heading up the Broadcast will be the eccentric Wesley Outland of Four Oaks,NC who’s a 12 yr Veteran of Calling all forums of the Motorsports fraternity at just 27yrs old and just recently was hired as the Announcer/PR Director for the “FASTRAK Racing Series” The Premier Pro Late Model Series in the Country” among being the Voice of the ODC Network” and Television Talent for the highly successful “Lightnin FAST Adventures Television” headed up with counterpart Marcus Morgan!! In addition to also announcing on the House PA at Tracks all over the Southeast with his exciting energy and making the fans be on the edge of their seat with every call whether a UCAR or Late Model!! Outland will be the Play by Play man for the broadcast with maybe a sidekick announced too. Heading up the Pits and garage area for that MRN Style feel broadcast will be a young 20yr old new talent that has just got his foot in the door in the racing circle back in June by the name of Hunter Thomas from Dillon,SC. Thomas just became a team member recently at Dillon Motor Speedway and has done the PR/Winner interviews for the 4/10th mile track in Dillon,SC. In addition to handling the duties at Dillon Thomas has also been getting his feet wet at “The Rock” also Rockingham Raceway Park where he came on Oct 9th working the UARA/ARCA Championship race weekend doing Public Relations!! In addition to Hunter Thomas announcing the ODC Network Broadcast from the pits he will also be handling some PR work for a Camping World Truck driver Lance Fenton at the Texas Race also. These 2 will make a great team as they will make this UCAR Clash for Cash event exciting and make the fans not there see a perfect image of the event as if they were sitting in the stands!!

ODC Network will cover all events Beginning again at 12:30pm EST with the ODC “Pre-Race LIVE Show” and then all the racing action which includes the Qualifying and Heats and Features with the US Legends International Legends, Mini Cups, the NEW UCAR Clash Modified cars and the 100 lap century grind around the ¼ Bullring for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash for Cash Series!! For more details go to www.ucarclash.com , www.wakecountyspeedway.com find both on facebook also.

To hear the broadcast on Saturday beginnig at 12:30pm go to click link here www.ustream.tv/channel/online-dirt-connection Tune In then and we hope that we will do many many more to come in the near future!!

PRESS RELEASE: Walls Roofing UCAR Clash North Wilkesboro Finishing order.

After reviewing post tech information for the North Wilkesboro race October 31. The 9 car of Wayne Harrington China Grove NC has been DQED. Reason for DQ stated below.

Front Hood of car understructure removed

6. No bracing or body modifications. Stock bumpers front and rear. Chains required on both bumpers for towing. No cutting of any body parts or removal of inner structures unless needed to install roll bars only on drivers and passengers side of car door.

Left front shock had an aftermarket adjustment collar at base of shock

8. All body, frame, suspension, pedals, brakes, flywheels and all motor replacement parts must be completely stock and OEM or OEM replacement for the year, make and model claimed. Quick-release steering wheel coupler allowed. Car can start with ignition key or toggle switch. Gauges, radio and A/C control removal may be done to dash. The dash can be removed and a metal dash can be installed with all openings in fire wall covered with metal.

Racing wheels on left side of car

19. No aftermarket wheels allowed. Only stock (OEM) steel wheels or aluminum wheels permitted. You may use cam bolt kits, camber adjusters, adjustable ball joints or slotting of the mounting holes in the control arms or lower holes in the struts by grinding or drilling only (no torch cutting) to achieve a maximum of 3 degrees positive or negative camber only. Do not in any way alter the upper mounting points of the strut tower. No camber adjustment allowed on rear of car. Rear camber 0 degrees. No altering of springs in any way. Must be the same that came on that car-in other words no 6 cylinder springs allowed on a 4 cylinder car. Springs must be equal diameter and unsprung length on left and right sides. See section and rule on illegal parts.

This is from a press release dated below on wheels for North Wilkesboro LocalRaceChat.com 10-01-2010, 06:34 PM

We are staying with stock wheels for the 2010-2011 season. Tires that you buy for the last three races will be the same tire that we will run in the 2011 season. You can find a stock wheel it may be an Acura for your Honda but you can get them. 14X6 15X6 13x5.5 all good.

I take full responsibility for the call on post race tech. The Walls Roofing UCAR Clash from this day forward will make the right calls at our races. I guess in life we live and die by the decision we make everyday in life and I now am doing what is right.

The finishing order for the October 31, 2010 North Wilkesboro race is as follows: 1 (23) Will Smith 2 (58) Kevin Herndon 3 (4) Robert Arch 4 (51) Keith Watson 5 (50) Rick Watson 6 (91) Shane Phillips 7 (11.1) Tom Sheridan 8 (72) Tim Brown 9 (16) Chris Deskins 10 (21) Greg Napier 11 (7) Barry Wilson 12 (9m) Joe Workman 13 (44) Jeremy Rowe 14 (7t) Terry Parham 15 (26) David Lam 16 (10) Jim Bounds 17 (4x) Chris Parham 18 (46) Ben Hanks 19 (9) Wayne Harrington DQ no points no pay 20 (99) Travis Miller DQ no points no pay

Larry P. Walls




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Short Track Action!

Press Release: here will be an open practice on Friday afternoon at Wake County Speedway November 5th. The cost will be $50.00 per car and the prictice will be from 12-5. All classes of cars racing on Saturday are welcome to come on out and get ready for your big day on Saturday. Please call me for more info on this day of practice.

Press Release: Alex Flemming will join the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash Tech Officials. Former UCAR Clash driver Alex Flemming has joined the staff of the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash Tech Officials. With Alex coming on board we are going to take our rules in the right direction to make the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash the best touring series going. So with that said starting at the upcoming race at Wake County Speedway there will be well inforced rules and a sticker enforcement of our rules. So please read our rules from front to back and make sure your car will pass our top five cars inspected at the end of the race

Please go to Emily's Benefit page she needs our help. The Walls Roofing UCAR Clash will raise money to help the family of Emily Patterson on November 6th at the Wake County Speedway Walls Roofing UCAR Clash race. All drivers will pass their helmets around for donations to help Emily's family.

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001723594046 Emily Patterson is 11-years-old and suffers from an uncurable metabolic disease called Cystinosis. She is currently participating in a research study in Atlanta for an investigational drug that has the potential of improving both her quantity AND her quality of life.

Friends and family are coming together on Nov. 6th to hold a benefit for Emily. The event will be held at Buffalo Lakes' Clubhouse in Spout Springs NC and will feature a yard sale, raffle, and BBQ plates.

All proceeds will be used to offset travel expenses and resulting lost wages.

We hope to see you all there!

(Emily is the daughter of Randall Patterson and Annie (Flynn) Patterson)

Donations can be made to:

"ACE Patterson Benefit Fund" at First Bank

c/o Tracy Taylor

2009 Whippoorwill Lane

Sanford NC 27330

Thanks for all that help!!!!

Larry P. Walls

Wayne Herrington takes historic win at Wilkesboro, Arch clinches championship!

Wayne Herrington won the first ever Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway. After qualifying with an average speed of more than 90 mph, a UCAR series record, Herrington dominated a fast paced event on the historic speedway- delayed by only one caution flag.

Herrington faught early with Travis Miller, who claimed an early lead, but later fell back to second, as the #9 Honda was too strong at the end.

“I won a championship at Concord last year. This tops anything that I've ever done," Herrington said in victory lane. "If I don't ever race again, this is at the top of the list and always will be.”

Herrington almost didn't even make the race. Driving a car normally raced by his brother, Herrington installed the motor in his Prelude the night before the race.

Miller, who crossed the line second, gave up his finishing position after refusing a claim from third place finisher Wil Smith. The UCAR Clash series mandates a $1,500 claim on all cars, to keep the cost of race cars affordable.

That moved Smith up to second place. Robert Arch cruised home to a third place finish, unofficially clinching the 2010 UCAR Clash points championship.

Dillon winner Kevin Herndon finished fourth. Herrington kept Herndon from sweeping the three races in the UCAR Clash triple crown.

The official rundown for Sunday's race will be posted later this week.

Kevin Herndon wins Dillon

Kevin Herndon led the 50 lap UCAR Clash race wire to wire... he won by about a half straightaway... Tracy Mullis was second, Jeremy Rowe third, Robert Arch fourth, Matt Grimes fifth, Sam Pacitti sixth, Shane Phillips seventh, Todd Langdon eighth, Barry Wilson 9th and Dennis West was 10th, last car on the lead lap... These results are unofficial pending tech. Thanks to Ron Barfield for a wonderful night and 2010 racing season at the beautiful Dillon Motor Speedway!!!

Spectacular race at Dillon leaves everyone standing

23-cars took the green flag at Dillon Motor Speedway in what may be one of the most hotly contested Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash Race in series history.

Nearly every car in the field was a race winner, and at least eight were former track champions at various tracks around the region.

In the end, it was Matt Grimes picking up his first Clash race of his career, holding off a vicious charge from behind. The race would see multiple cautions, all with points implications. Both 2nd place points driver Shane Phillips and fifth place points driver Alex Fleming would have to start at the rear of the field due to their top-two finishing positions at the last Clash race, making for a tough night for the drivers. Phillips was involved in a lap 41 crash with Hickory winner Todd Langdon and Bobby Dale Earnhardt, grandson of racing legend Dale Earnhardt.

Fleming, who spun once early in the race, was tagged again on the last lap, sparking a multi-car crash that destroyed the cars of Fleming, Barry Wilson and Brad House.

Points leader Robert Arch couldn't even escape the race's carnage. After being involved in an early crash, Arch managed to somehow work his way back through the field for a third place finish.

Despite all the cautions, the racing for the top spot was furious throughout the night. Herndon gave up the lead late to Grimes and eventually dropped out of contention. Before the crash, Fleming had made it up to second place, with both he and Dean pressuring Grimes on numerous restarts. In the end, Grimes was victorious for the first time in UCAR's biggest series.

"It feels good," Grimes said in victory lane. "I didn't think I had the car to beat. I took the lead with 17-to-go and I just held them off from there."

Grimes is one of the UCAR Clash's original drivers, and with finishes as high as second place, the 2010 Wake County Speedway track champion was a lock to win a Clash race soon.

After his contact with Fleming, Dean was disqualified from his top-five finish. That put Wil Smith, Robert Arch, Mark Dean and Todd Langdon as the unofficial top-five.

Unofficial Results

1. Matt Grimes 87

2. Will Smith 23

3. Robert Arch 4

4. Mark Dean 69

5. Todd Langdon 2

6. Lizzy Smith 1LT

7. Ben Walker 2

8. Barry Wilson 7

9. Alex Flemming 5

10. Brad House 14

11. Jason Beck 1

12. Kayla Dean 78

13. Jeremy Rowe 0

14. TJ Rogers 88

15. Chad McKinney 95

16. Kevin Herndon 58

17. Shane Phillips 91

18. Shane Youngren 91x

19. Bobby Dale Earnhart 6

20. Heather Welch 92

21. Kristen Gault 8

22. Josh Dean 79

Langdon wins Hickory, Herndon DQed.

When Todd Langdon of Garner NC unloaded his car on Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway, he knew he didn't have a chance of winning. His car was junk. He was one of the slowest cars in practice, first breaking a throttle cable and then, blowing an oxygen sensor out of his fickle Honda Prelude's exhaust system.

He was one of the slowest cars in his heat race, finishing at the very tail end of the field.

So how did Todd Langdon drive the Richard Aliff Motorsports #6 machine to a victory in the first annual Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash race at Hickory?

"After about 10 laps, I finally figured out how to drive it," Langdon said of the tricky egg shaped track in the foothills of North Carolina. "You've got to go in the corner high and roll through the middle."

Langdon took that line all the way to a $777 paycheck, besting points leader Robert Arch by about half a straightaway.

The race was not without controversy. Kevin Herndon, last race's winner and dominant at Hickory was disqualified after he ran afoul of inspectors in post race inspection. Herndon dominated the race and crossed the finish line first, but saw his win stripped away for a camber infraction on the rear suspension.

Langdon's win keeps alive a streak of no-repeat winners this season, something that speaks well for the parity in the series made up of many different makes and models. Langdon's car is the first ever carbureted car to win a UCAR Clash race.

Points leader Robert Arch finished second, extending his points lead slightly over Shane Phillips, who came home third.

More to follow this week.

6 – Todd Langdon

4 – Robert Arch

91 – Shane Phillips

50 – Rick Watson

87 – Matt Grimes

5 – Alex Flemming

11 – Michael Neal

7 – Barry Wilson

9 – Chris Wheeler

51 – Keith Watson

44 – Jeremy Rowe

1 – James Flynn

92 – Heather Welch

76 – Vern McLendon

31 – Steven Willis

58- Kevin Herndon (DQ)

Herndon Wins Clash at Wake

Kevin Herndon and car owner Deac McCaskill have Wake County Speedway down to a science. In the last three Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash races at the .23 mile facility, Herndon has led every lap but one. Count them- that's 144 laps total.

Herndon put on a display of utter domination Friday night, cruising to victory in the latest UCAR battle at the bullring.

Herndon's only challanges came from fighting through lapped traffic and a late race charge by current Wake County points leader Matt Grimes in his #87 Nissan.

However, at the end of the day, it was the Eclipse of Herdon who took the checkered flag and the $500 top prize at Wake.

The only drama of the night came after the race was finished. Sammy Pacitti of Angier intentionally spun the 44 Honda of Jeremy Rowe and was subsequently disqualified from his fifth place effort.

Clash points leader Robert Arch managed to post a fourth place finish in what was the first Clash race of the season at his home track. Arch leads Shane Phillips, who had a disappointing night and Rowe in the standings.

Finishing order for Wake County Speedway Raleigh NC June 25, 2010

1 58 Kevin Herndon Raleigh NC

2 87 Matt Grimes Willow Springs NC

3 F5 Alex Flemming Raleigh NC

4 4 Robert Arch Clayton NC

5 44 Jeremy Rowe Thomasville NC

6 8 Kristin Gault Raleigh NC

7 0 Lizzy Smith Fuquay NC

8 7 Barry Wilson Stokesdale NC

9 54 Drew Starling Snow Hill NC

10 91 Shane Phillips Wendell NC

11 14 David Wiggins Snow Hill NC

12 1 Kenneth Parton Garner NC

13 92 Heather Welch Sumter SC

14 76 Vern McLeandon Raleigh NC

15 04 Larry Penny Palm Beach Garden FL

16 Sammy Pacitti Anger NC DQ

North Wilkesboro Speedway will hold an open test on July 3. There is no cost per car to run during the open practice but a $20 per person gate entry fee that will cover the day and your ticket to the tractor pulls that night at the close of the open testing, fuel will be onsite for purchase, and provided by Hank Thomas Performance of Winston-Salem, NC.

Series Defined by Races at Wake

As the Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash heads into its home track of Wake County Speedway, expectations are high. The race could set the tone for the rest of the season.

Since the series inception, Wake County has defined the Clash. The Clash's first race was held at the track in 2007, setting the tone for high-paying 50 lap UCAR events. In 2008, more than 30 cars showed up for the season ending race at the Raleigh quarter-mile.

Since then, car counts have been nothing short of impressive. Now, coming off a somewhat disappointing car-count at Corbin Kentucky, Series owner Larry Walls believes a race at Wake County Speedway is just what the doctor ordered.

"Wake County is my home track and where I started racing my first ever stock cars. My dad took me in 1962 to the first race ever held there," Walls said. "I think it's really important. I think our car count we have here will be an indication of what we will get the rest of the season.

"I've got 10 or 15 cars that are everywhere I go this year, and Corbin was an exception for me, but I think I'll have 10 or 15 cars that consitantly race with me," he said. "We could have 25-30 cars this year at this race. Wake County has always been one of my biggest draws."

Maybe the reason for that is the success different cars have seen at the tight bullring. In more than five races, there hasn't been a repeat winner in Clash competition at the speedway. Last year's summer race saw a last lap crash lead to the top two drivers being disqualified. Rob Ward won the race.

"I honestly don't think we've had a repeat winner and I think we could have a new winner this time," Walls said. "Matt Grimes is on the ball and has his car right. Dennis West is coming with his new hot rod. He could very well win the race. My race is a points race for Wake County also, to help with the car count. We will have a lot of good machines there."

The Clash points race is tight, with the top four all within 100 points of eachother. Points leader Robert Arch has looked strong this season, but there are others who could play the spoiler, Walls said.

"Right now I think the points are going to be down to the 4 of Robert Arch and the 91 of Shane Phillips," Walls said. "I do believe Shane Phillips is giong to get him a win this season."

Walls said there is a reason the June 25 race will be thrilling for the fans.

"At the end of a 100-lap race, much less a 50-lap race, we have half the field on the same straightaway"

Leading all the way in both 50-lap segments, Keith Watson of Salt Rock, W.Va. won the Wildcat National 100 for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash Series at Corbin Speedway on Saturday evening, June 5. Watson was one of a few UCAR competitors who had some experience at Corbin, competing in a regular WKFC-FM Modified Mini Series event last season. Throughout the first 50, Watson and his Keith Watson Auto Body Cavalier No. 51 were challenged by Rick Watson of Branchland, W.Va. and the Peyton Branch Auto Parts Sunfire No. 50. In the second 50, he got some breathing space as a battle for second place raged between Rick Watson, Robert Arch of Raleigh, N.C., and Shane Phillips, also of Raleigh. Arch won that competition and finished second, bringing his All On The Line Honda Specialists Prelude No. 4 under the checkered flag 2.5 seconds behind Keith Watson Phillips and his Brute Power Automotive Integra No. 91 were right behind Arch to take third. After Rick Watson fell out in the final couple of laps, Joseph Knuckles of Keavy, Ky. took over fourth place and finished there in the T&H Towing Escort No. 20, followed by Jeremy Rowe of Thomasville, N.C. and the McCrary Metal Works Prelude No. 44. Placing sixth through tenth were Greg Napier of Hamilin, W.Va. and the Keith Watson Auto Body Cavalier No. 21, Rick Watson on the basis of laps completed, Bradley Abner of Heidrick, Ky. in the Abner's Boat Bottom Repair Paseo No. 71, Charles Robinson of London, Ky. driving the Davis Salvage & Auto Parts Jetta No. 3x, and Michael Neal of Burlington, N.C. in the Greensboro Plumbing Supply Prelude No. 11. Rounding out the finishing order, based on the number of laps completed, were Joe Workman of Culloden, W.Va. and the Danny's Frame & Auto Body Laser No. 9, Tony Lambert of Williamsburg, Ky. driving the Lambert Racing Neon No. 8, and Michael Hale of Corbin at the wheel of the M.H. Auto Repair Sentra No. 72. Eddie Workman of Milton, W.Va. and his Workman Racing Laser No. 91e were unable to start the feature because of mechanical problems. Keith Watson was the winner of the first heat, and Neal took the second.

Robert Arch hung on to his points lead heading into his home track of Wake County Speedway later this month.

1 Keith Watson WV

2 4 Robert Arch NC

3 91 Shane Phillips NC

4 20 Joseph Knuckles KY

5 44 Jeremy Rowe NC

6 21 Greg Napier WV

7 50 Rick Watson WV DNF

8 71 Bradley Abner KY

9 3X Charles Roninson KY

10 11 Michael Neal NC DNF

11 9 Joe Workman WV DNF

12 8 Tony Lambert KY DNF

13 72 Michael Hale KY DNF

14 91e Eddie Workman DNS

Press release for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash and Corbin Speedway KY.

As most of my drivers know the purse for the June 5th race at Corbin KY has been pulled due to both companies having financial problems with the economy. Both John Davis of Corbin Speedway KY and Larry P. Walls have worked hard to put a purse together for this race. Here is the break down of what we have so far

1-- $1000.00







8th-20th place $100.00

For a total of 3950.00

John and I are working on some more sponsors to help pay from 21st back, and with some of the local hotels for a reduced rate on rooms for that weekend. This will be a points race for the UCAR Clash all cars that don't make the field will get last place show points. The entry fee for this race will be $100.00 paid in advance. Of this fee the UCAR Clash will give back $25.00 and it will go back to the purse for this race and is part of the total purse payout for that day now.We will have the registration open by Monday April 26th at the latest.

We will have an open practice on Friday June 4th from 12 noon until 4:30. After practice we will have a pre-race party with the BurningRubberRadio.com at a restaurant to be announced soon. Andy Delay and Charles Robinson of the BurningRubberRadio.com will be on the air live with full race coverage on Saturday the 5th of June.

We will have more info on this race and a complete race day schedule sometime by the middle of May. Remember registration will be open on April 26th.

Teammates Robert Arch and Alex Fleming came to Dillon Motor Speedway together in the same hauler. However, they took two completely different routes to the front of the field during the 50 lap feature event.

Fleming won the Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash series' first of two trips to Dillon this season from the pole. If the race would have been about a lap longer, he probably wouldn't have been holding the trophy.

Fleming won the first of two heat races and had nothing but clean air and open track all night.

Arch, winner of the last race at Virginia International Raceway, was forced to start at the rear of the 22-car field per Clash rules. That set Arch on a 50-lap scramble through the field to prove he had the fastest car on the speedway.

Michael Neal, who was third in points going into Dillon thanks to his third place finish at VIR was also forced to start at the rear, even after winning the evenings' second heat race.

Neal didn't fare nearly as well as Arch, driving up into the top five only to return to the rear thanks to a single-car spin. At the end of the day, 7th place was all Neal could muster.

The outcome of the race nearly changed around half-way when a restart incident nearly claimed the leader's car. Second place driver Wayne Penny made contact with Fleming while the field was still under caution and ended with Fleming in the inside retaining wall with significant damage to his left front.

Clash officials re-instated Fleming as the leader and sent Penny to the rear, giving fans yet another driver to watch working through the field.

Arch quickly moved through the field, but several late race cautions stalled his efforts. Arch was attempting to pass Fleming with two laps to go, but a final caution set up a green, white, checkered finish.

The win was the first UCAR Clash victory for Fleming, who is a standout on the PASS super late model tour. Clash regular Jeremy Rowe was third, Shane Phillips fourth and Barry Wilson fifth.

Flemming said his history racing super late model cars at Dillon didn't transfer well over to the four-cylinder UCARS, but did help him on the track.

"I'm more comfortable with the track," Fleming said. "I've made laps here faster than this, so I feel like I can run anywhere on the track and not crash."

Fleming's win in a Pontiac Sunfire was also a show of the parity in the Clash series. A car with an SOHC 8-valve engine won the race, a DOHC 16-valve car finished second and a 12-valve SOHC finished third, with none of the cars having a significant advantage.

UCAR Clash's Second Trip to VIR Key to Series Future

By Jason Beck

The Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash for Cash series heads to VIR this weekend for the second time, yet another success for the constantly growing series.

More than 40 cars have registered for the event, which will pit some of the most seasoned racing veterans in the area against relative newcomers in strictly stock cars on one of the toughest road courses in America.

Series director Larry Walls says going back to VIR is huge.

"Going to race at VIR was the biggest day ever for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash," Walls said. "In today's racing drivers and team owners are looking to travel and race on tracks that they have never been on. VIR is something drivers love to do. I guess it all starts from racing at your local Fun center and driving the road course there."

However, there is a big difference between area karting tracks and the 1.62 mile road course at VIR. Walls is confident his drivers can handle the added challenge of professional road racing, especially after the way the racers handled their first trip to VIR last year.

"In the very first practice they were fast and just got better with every lap that they ran," Walls said. "If all the cars show up, it will be a great race for the fans.

"This is something that I love about what I am doing� giving drivers a chance to race on the best road courses, dirt and asphalt tracks out there. It will only make you a better driver as you go forward in your racing career."

With multiple media outlets covering the event and the rumor of a NASCAR Sprint Cup regular filling the seat of a Clash regular's car for the VIR event, Walls believes Sunday could be the day that puts his series in the national spotlight.

"This weekend will be covered by the Weekend Warriors TV show, YouTube and the BurningRubberRadio.com show," he said. "With this much media coverage, I would say it will give the Walls' Roofing UCAR Clash a lot of National attention."

We are less than away from the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash VIR experience. The race will be covered by the weekendwarriorstv.com show and the BurningRubberRadio.com radio show. More info to follow soon on this great weekend of racing. Go to www.ucarclash.com for all of your UCAR Clash news and race dates.

Registration is now open for the April 4 Clash race at the Virginia International Raceway. This is the second race for UCARS on the world famous road course! The $50.00 pre-paid dead line will be March 1, 2010. After that, entry is $75.00 and will increase to $100.00 on race day. Owner must pre-pay to secure a car number. Only 2009 top 10 finishers in points have their numbers secured. All others must be paid in full in advance to lock-in a number. Click the above link for the online registration form!

Walls Roofing UCAR Clash makes history, visits North Wilkesboro

By Jason Beck

UCAR Clash Webmaster

I’ve never been distracted while driving a racecar. Usually I’m so focused on the task at hand, that I never notice anything beyond the fences. However, making my first laps at North Wilkesboro was different. I couldn’t help but look around and take in the history.

I participated in a practice session as a driver in the Walls’ Roofing UCAR Clash for Cash Series at North Wilkesboro, as part of the track’s attempt to get back to competitive racing after more than a decade.

The UCARs, front-wheel drive, four cylinder stock cars have never raced on an oval track quite as big as the 5/8 mile Wilkesboro, so a test session was scheduled to see how the cars handled the increased speed.

UCAR Clash Regulars Mike Chapman, Robert Arch, Randy Prillamen, Barry Wilson, Mike Strickland, Jim Bounds, Jason Miller, David Wiggins and myself all took laps on the historic track.

As I pulled out onto the track for the first time, I should have been paying attention to how my car ran, my line around the racetrack and how many RPMs I was turning down the straightaway. However, I found myself looking at the Junior Johnson grandstand on the backstretch and the old wooden fence that was built in the 1940’s, before NASCAR existed.

As I drove through turns one and two, I couldn’t help but remember the race Ricky Rudd and Dale Earnhardt ended a yearlong feud against the very same wall I was flirting with every lap.

Of course it wasn’t hard to notice the uphill backstretch and the downhill front stretch, something unique from any other track from the NASCAR schedule.

Larry Walls, who heads up the UCAR series, said the historic nature of the track is what drove him to seek a date for his drivers here.

“It was a great day for the UCARs at North Wilkesboro,” Walls said. “All this history. I can’t wait until all of my drivers get to come up here and race in October.”

Yes, the UCARs were fast, but not dangerously fast. Larry told me my average lap speeds were around 85 mph, and he said the other cars were roughly the same. Someone with a radar gun at the track clocked some of the drivers running 90 mph at the end of the backstretch, something all of the drivers seemed to manage well.

Another reason for the test was to get a grasp on how the cars’ tires would handle the abrasive ancient surface at Wilkesboro.

The track was bumpy and slick, but not much worse than other UCAR Clash venues like Wake County, East Carolina and Hickory, which all have older pavement that make the tracks more challenging.

That being said, the speeds were considerably faster at Wilkesboro and the abrasive surface did take its toll on some of the drivers who missed the proper setup. One driver, who ran too little air pressure, blistered his right front tire in a handful of laps. More air solved the wear problem.

However, I personally experienced the worst problem of the day — a blown tire that may have cost me a racecar.

The combination of scuffed tires, inadequate air pressure and too little negative camber caused the right front tire on my car to blow exiting turn four, causing me to hit the wall at about 70 mph.

Of course the safety equipment mandated by the UCAR clash kept me safe, even if my car was thoroughly trashed.

There is a silver lining to the story. On my way home from a morning at one of NASCAR’s original tracks, I realized that I’m probably the first person to hit the wall at Wilkesboro since 1996, and the first to christen the wall since the track’s revival. I guess that officially makes me a part of North Wilkesboro history!

North Wilkesboro date set for October 31!

The 2010 season schedule for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash took a historical step forward today as the series announced that they will hold a 40-lap event at the venerable North Wilkesboro Speedway.

Closed in 1996, North Wilkesboro was a charter track of NASCAR and was closely tied to the origins of modern-day stock car racing with many of the sport's most revered names finding success at the 5/8th mile oval. After 14 years of dormancy and numerous attempts of reopening, the track "Where it all began", will roar back to life with a handful of events in the second half of 2010.

Walls Roofing UCAR Clash will be participating in the Short Track Shootout Weekend on October 30th; along with Late Model Stock Car (150 laps), Limited Late Model (75 laps), United States Super Truck Series (75 laps), Street stock (50 laps), Walls Roofing UCAR Clash Series (40 laps), and the Allison Legacy Series (35 laps)

The Walls Roofing UCAR Clash Series are both honored and excited to be apart of North Wilkesboro Speedway's triumphant return to life and look forward to bringing the unique style of Stock Grassroots racing which has made our tour popular among other tracks. The Walls Roofing UCAR Clash will race on October 31st. We hope that all UCAR drivers from across the country will look at our rules package and come to participate in this historical event.

The weekend of this race will be a busy one for the Walls Roofing UCAR Clash. On Saturday October 30th the UCAR Clash will be at the Wake County Speedway for its North/South Spectacular weekend. All drivers that race both WCS and N. Wilkesboro will receive 50 bonus points for racing in both events for the weekend.