Tri-County Motor Speedway Celebrates 2004
Season Awards Banquet
Hickory, NC (November 20,2004) - Tri County Motor
Speedway celebrated another successful season Saturday night
as division champions were crowned during the 2004 post-season
awards banquet at the Holiday Inn Select in Hickory.
Five drivers were crowned champions from their respective
divisions by track general manager Jimmy Wilson. Tri County
Motor Speedway, which operates under the USAR Weekly Racing
Series banner, featured racing in the Late Model Stock, Super
Sport, Street Stock, Mini Stock and Fast & Furious
The evening began with presentations to competitors in a
new division. Stephen Clippard was awarded the title in the
Fast & Furious division. Clippard, from Lenoir, NC,
finished in the top five in every race and added two wins
during his championship campaign.
Despite not winning a race during the season, veteran Scott
Whittington used consistency to win the Mini Stock title.
Whittington collected 14 top-10 and 12 top-five finishes en
route to capturing the title.
Kevin Eby won the Street Stock title winning a track-high
six times in 2004. The Canadian native also finished the year
with 14 top-five finishes in the division to outlast veteran
Marshall Sutton for the crown.
Kevin Dill grabbed top honors in the Super Sport division
by just 13 points over Monty Cox in a close battle. Dill, from
nearby Conover, NC, visited victory lane four times in 2004
and was aided by 14 top-five finishes to edge Cox for the
Yadkinville, NC driver Rock Harris won his second
consecutive Tucson Late Model Stock title in the final
divisional award presentation of the night. Harris visited the
winner's circle four times during the year and amassed 15
top-five finishes in 17 races during the season to win the
$2,000 bonus courtesy of division sponsor Tucson.
Wilson also recognized several people in attendance with
special awards during the ceremony. Veteran car owner Gary
Lambert was awarded the Sportsmanship Award for his
willingness to help fellow competitors and also being a
positive influence to everyone at the track during the season.
Mike and Sandy Anderson won the Official of the Year Award
for their tireless efforts managing the concessions on a
weekly basis at the track, while Randy and Ellen Truett won
the coveted Ken Greene Memorial Award for the never-ending
support of the speedway.