Joey Robinson in Mountain Creek Speedway victory lane. (Whitney McIntosh, Promise View Photography)

Robinson Romps In Mountain Creek’s Chad Bush Clash

CATAWBA, N.C. — Joey Robinson took advantage of an outside pole starting spot to lead every lap for his first victory in the third annual Chad Bush Clash charity race presented by CTM Custom Cabinets Sunday night at Mountain Creek Speedway.

The event saw two days and 18 different divisions of racing, culminating with a 30-lap $1,000-to-win feature for 600 micro sprints. A portion of the proceeds went to benefit the Cabarrus Healthcare Foundation.

Weston Doklan brought the field to green but it was Robinson starting on the outside with the momentum to take a lead entering turn one. Robinson was able to fend off a few challenges from Neal Allison and Braden Jones while polesitter, Doklan faded. Robinson survived a handful of caution flags to pick up his first 600 micro sprint win.Allison and Jones completed the podium. 

Cadet Division

The cadet division was separated into two main events for the kids, with Kylea Beattie, substituting for Maverick Bradshaw, picking up the win over Tatum Burnett and Calloway Harpe.

Brylon Earnhardt, great grandson of Dale Earnhardt, won the second cadet main event. Leevi Sharpsteen made the long trip down from upstate New York worth it, coming home in second with Trace Latour placing third.

Beginner Box Stock

Brexton Busch picked up his fourth Beginner Box Stock win this season along with the $200 prize from CTM Custom Cabinets. Beattie showed her best performance of the year with a solid second place finish with Mason Treder finishing third. 

Jackson Darnell was fast all day, winning his heat race and repeating the feat in the 20-lap feature, pocketing $300 from CTM Custom Cabinets. Zoey Smith was second with Chase DeMarco completing the top three.

Other Divisions

The Junior Wing division made a triumphant return to the “cage at the creek” with Brody Snyder besting an 11-car field. Snyder, starting third took a lead he would never relinquish. Chase DeMarco mounted a late-race charge but couldn’t get close enough. Gavin Marlin finished third.

Karter Beattie swept the day in the 125cc Intermediate division being the fastest qualifier, winning his heat and leading every lap to take the feature win.  

L.J. McCleary was awarded the win and the $1,000 check in the Yamaha 450 Outlaw division presented by Mattesen Racing and SM1Chassis after Ayden Owens was disqualified in post-race inspection.

Nick Hatton and Will Gibbs moved up to second and third. Current CARS Tour Pro Late Model champion, Caden Kvapil, returned to his outlaw kart roots Sunday when he picked up the win in the 500cc Open Division. The win netted Kvapil $500 from CTM Custom Cabinets while Karter Beattie and Ayden Owens rounded out the podium.