This Saturday and Sunday at Mountain Creek Speedway will mark the halfway point of the 2021 season for the speedway by the creek. As we approach the midway mark there are already challenges being made for the 2021 championships in both flat karts and winged outlaw karts.
In the flat kart classes there are already battles heating up in Cadet 206, Predator 425, and 206 sumo. Just six points separate the top three in Cadet 206 between Adalynn Owens, Blaise Keene and Carson Hammill. In the Predator 425 category Bubba Long holds a 14 point advantage over Dave Knorr and a 24 point advantage over brother, Stephen in third.
Kevin McMillan in the #32 holds a six point advantage over the #78 of Chris Birdsall in the 206 Sumo division while Sean Campion sets a distant third 30 points out of the lead, but that doesn’t mean that deficit cant be made up with six races remaining. Flat kart racing will resume this Saturday night as Mountain Creek Speedway hosts it’s regular divisions of racing.
Sunday afternoon the track will be hosting its fifth race of the season for outlaw karts and there are battles heating up in those classes with just 18 points separating first and second place in the Beginner Boxstock division with Wyatt Coffey holding a slight advantage over Chase DeMarco. In the Box Stocks, Kolson Nelson in the #42 holds just an eight point lead over Cole Thomas with Karter Beattie sitting in third, just 19 points out of the lead.
Defending champion, Lou Mattesen holds a comfortable lead in the Yamaha 450 Stock division with a 27 point advantage over the number 16 of Nic Hatton. Those two drivers have finished first and second in the majority of the race is the season and appears these are the two odds-on favorites for the division championship.
The open division is the premier division at Mountain Creek Speedway and so far it appears the number 777 of Colt Currie is on a run away with a 74 point advantage over the #14 of Tim Kuhn. The wildcard in this mix is CJ Sweatt sitting in third. He has been consistent in every race he’s run this year but missing a race on April 11th put him 82 points behind the leader. With six races remaining, Sweatt hope to make up some ground.
We are still far from over but the points races are becoming very interesting as we enter the halfway point of the season. The next race on the schedule is this Saturday and Sunday June 12th and 13th at Mountain Creek Speedway. The track will also be available for testing and practice days throughout the weeks leading up to the Clash at the Creek. Those wishing to reserve rental or testing days can contact Jason Queen at (828)413-6890 for details and availability.