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Tri-County Motor Speedway

Hudson, North Carolina


Located in Western North Carolina, Tri-County Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile banked asphalt track racing weekly on Friday night as it has for most of it's existence.  A NASCAR Home Track facility, TCMS features Late Models as it's premier division and has been a proving ground for many of today's rising talents.

Come check out the action at TCMS, 5 minutes from I-40 in Hudson, NC.



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Quality Inn in Hickory, North Carolina is the official hotel of Tri-County Motor Speedway. The hotel is next to the Hickory Regional Airport on Highway 321. The drive time to Tri-County Motor Speedway is 20 minutes.  Please contact Wendi Boyd (Director of Sales) at (828)431-2100 for the special Tri-County Motor Speedway rate.



Setzer Claims Pepsi 250 Win at Tri-County

by Pat Simmons

Hudson, NC (April 15, 2005) - Mark Setzer grabbed the lead on lap 117 of Friday night’s  Pepsi 250 at Tri-County Motor Speedway in Hudson, NC, to take the win and the $3000.00 prize. A large number of fans braved the chilly weather to attend the opening race for the speedway and no one was disappointed with the show.


Setzer started eighth on the field after qualifying fastest with a new track record of 16.129.  The old record of 16.130 was set by Chrissy Oliver a number of years ago.  A roll of the dice dictated the number of cars inverted and this made Setzer have to work for his money.


At the drop of the green, Jacky Workman, who started on the point, was passed by Josh Goble, but Workman fought back, taking the lead until lap 25, when Junior Franks battled his way around Workman.  Setzer, driving the Lackey Motorsports’  mount, was still making his way toward the front, dealing with each position as he came to it.  When he made his way up to challenge Franks for the top spot Setzer made his move.  Franks continued to pressure Setzer, but on lap 127 Franks slowed and came to the pits.  He found he had a lose coil wire, which caused him to lose power and his night was over.


Jay Gerst took over second, but was unable to catch Setzer and that was where he would be when the checkered flag fell.


Dexter Canipe, Jr. came across the stripe in third, with Stephen Leicht taking a break from the ASA circuit to take home fourth.


Dennis Queen was fifth, Bill Cassavaugh sixth, Kevin Leicht seventh and Josh Goble piloted the Mulberry Motorsports’ ride to eighth.


Workman fell to ninth and Jason Grant completed the top ten.


Monty Cox was fastest in the Pepsi Super Stocks to take the win after starting from the sixth position and having to work his way through traffic.


Kevin Dill gave Cox a run for his money was but was unable to take the lead and had to settle for second.  Scott Franklin drove his Camaro to third with Marshall Sutton taking home fourth.  Russell Goforth was fifth, Chuck Suddreth was sixth, Jon Waterhouse seventh, Raymond Burrow eighth, Kaleb Pressley ninth and Mark Livingston was tenth.


In the Hudson Superette Street Stocks David Smith found his way into victory lane after drawing the pole position.  Smith was quick to take the lead and had to battle Kevin Eby to keep the point.


Eby was second with Blane Huffman third, Jamey Mitchum fourth and Bobby Sutton fifth.


Josh Burchette was sixth, Jonathon Smith seventh, Ernie Harris eighth, David Manis ninth and Jim Ledden finished out the top ten.


In the Mini Stock feature Hank Hefner blasted his way to the front on the second lap to go on for the win, but Hefner had to hold off a hard charging Doug Setzer.


Setzer came across the stripe in second with Arnold Propst third, Kenny Campbell fourth and Jason Cochran fifth.


David Hasson rolled off the line in fourth in the Fast and Furious and it took four laps to make his way to the front.  When he did Hasson had Jeff Poston in tow and Poston was determined to get by Hasson but ran out of laps and finished in second.  Ronald Dale McNeill was third, Stephen Clippard fourth and Adam Hatton collected fifth place money.


Jeff Banks took the lead on the fourth lap of the Tri-County Minis feature to take the trophy with Ryan Carson second, Andrew Bagwell third, David Duncan fourth and Duncan Gant was fifth.


Next Friday night Tri-County will feature Twin 50 lap features for the Late Model Stocks with $1000.00 to win each race as the posted prize.  There will be racing in all other divisions plus an “Early Bird Special.”  Four early tickets holders will have tickets drawn for a chance to win a $25 cash prize each.


For more information call the speedway at 828-726-6600 or go to the web site at


PEPSI 250 Results 4-15-2005

Late Model Stock

1.   Mark Setzer
2.   Jay Gerst
3.   Dexter Canipe, Jr.
4.   Stephen Leicht
5.   Dennis Queen
6.   Bill Cassavaugh
7.   Kevin Leicht
8.   Josh Goble
9.   Jacky Workman
10. Jason Grant
11. Ed Surrett
12. Matt Leicht
13. Junior Franks
14. John Reynolds, Jr.

Super Stock

1.   Monty Cox
2.   Kevin Dill
3.   Scott Franklin
4.   Marshall Sutton
5.   Russell Goforth
6.   Chuck Suddreth
7.   Jon Waterhouse
8.   Raymond Burrow
9.   Kaleb Pressley
10. Mark Livingston
11.Jared Broadbent
12.Brian Stahl

Street Stock

1.   David Smith
2.   Kevin Eby
3.   Blane Huffman
4.   Jamey Mitchum
5.   Bobby Sutton
6.   Josh Burchette
7.   Jonathon Smith
8.   Ernie Harris
9.   David Manis
10. Jim Ledden
11. Kevin Hensley
12. Mike Hatton

Mini Stocks

1.   Hank Hefner

2.   Doug Setzer

3.   Arnold Propst
4.   Kenny Campbell
5.   Jason Cochran
6.   Rob Lewis
7.   Scott Whittington
8.   Greg Englert


Fast and Furious

1.   David Hasson

2.   Jeff Poston

3.   Ronald Dale McNeil

4.   Stephen Clippard

5.   Adam Hatton

6.   Robert Huffman

Tri-County Minis

1. Jeff Banks
2. Ryan Carson
3. Andrew Bagwell
4. David Duncan
5. Duncan Gant




Current Point Standings



Attention Racers:

Effective Immediately

Tri-County Motor Speedway is available for testing and/or special events.

Interested parties or series please contact Mickey @ 704.929.6666  


Tri-County Motor Speedway

4405 Hickory Nut Ridge Road

Hudson, North Carolina 28638

Office:  828-726-6600

Fax:  828-726-0800