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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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Carter Earns CarsPlus Night Win

By Pat Simmons

Hudson, NC (July 1, 2005) - After a couple of tough starts, the 75-lap Late Model Stock race at Tri-County Motor Speedway got underway in front of a large crowd of fans and Matt Carter’s first trip to the speedway this season landed him in victory lane and was a great prelude to the fireworks show.


Carter came with his Performacecenter built race car and had to contend with 18 more of the finest Late Model Stock racers in this part of the country to take the $1500 prize.  Carter has had numerous wins and this was his first Late Model race in quite sometime.  He fields his cars out of the Travis Carter Enterprises racing stables in Statesville, NC.


On the first start Rock Harris and Jason Grant took a spin on the backstretch, which lined the field up again for a double file restart.  On the next try, Josh Goble, John Martin, Kenny Campbell, Jackie Buckner, Stan Robinson and Grant tangled in turn two. Grant and Robinson were unable to continue, ending their chances of a good finish.


On the next restart, last week’s winner, Jacky Workman, received the black flag for jumping the flag on the start.  Lee Tissot grabbed the front spot and was able to hang there until caution came out for debris.  On the next restart Eric Green was the recipient of the dreaded black flag for jumping.


Carter made his move around Tissot on lap 16 and then another caution flew for a spin by John Martin. That wasn’t Martin’s last spin, as he once again, on lap 38 was facing the wrong direction.


As Carter settled into the lead Rock Harris came knocking to take second from and would gain on Carter until the caution would come out twice more to bunch up the field.  Carter had perfected his starts and was able to keep the lead.  Harris had suffered damage in the first tangle at the start of the race and had come from the back to the front in less than 20 laps after pitting.  Carter was just a little too much for Harris, the current reigning champion, to handle.  With Carter taking the win and Harris second, Tissot held on for third and John Reynolds was fourth.  Bill Cassavaugh was fifth, Workman sixth, and Goble seventh.  Eric Green was eighth, Nick Waycaster ninth and Kenny Campbell tenth. Four of the top five drivers have champion at the top of their resume’.


In the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge, Ricky Brown picked up his first win after Monty Cox refused to allow officials to look at his carburetor.  Brown was the early leader and gave up the point to Cox on lap 14.      With Brown getting to roll into victory lane to celebrate later, Scott Franklin moved up to second with Brian Stahl posting his best finish in third.  Russell Goforth was fourth and Marshall Sutton fifth.


As the 13 Hudson Superette Street Stocks took to the track David Manis was quick to take the lead, but Jesse LeFevers was on his way to the front.  Kevin Eby was able to take the point on lap six and LeFevers was in third.  Eby was able to hold the top spot until lap 21 of the 25 lap event, but LeFevers made his move and was able to take the lead and keep it to take the checkered flag.  Eby was second with Gary Ledbetter, Sr. third, and Josh Burchette was fourth.  Manis completed the top five.


Greg Butcher made a rare appearance to take the trophy and the money but heading up the 15 car field of Mini Stocks.  Butcher was able to take the lead early and leave the rest to jockey for position. Hank Hefner would earn second with A.J. Sanders third. Arnold Propst  took fourth in a photo finish with teammate Doug Setzer, who was fifth.


Seventeen Fast and Furious racers came to the green and V.L. Richardson and Brandon Houck had a major battle for the lead going early on but Bobby Measmer, Jr. made the trip for his first time to the speedway and his first win at the track.  Measmer made the most of his trek to Hudson.  Ben Smith, who races regularly with Measmer was second, Chad Miller third, Wayne Harrington fourth and Houck claimed fifth.


The Tri-County Minis also had their best field of cars this season and Jeff Banks was once again in victory lane at the end.  Scott Hunter was second, Bill Rector third, Tim McRae fourth and Tony Taylor fifth.    


Race Results Tri-County Motor Speedway - July 1, 2005

Late Model Stock

1.   6    Matt Carter

2.   16  Rock Harris

3.   71  Lee Tissot

4.   55  John Reynolds

5.   21  Bill Cassavaugh

6.   00  Jacky Workman

7.   7    Josh Goble

8.   95  Eric Green

9.   32  Nick Waycaster

10. 41  Kenny Campbell

11. 35  Alan Scoggins

12. 87  Jackie Buckner

13. 17  Kyle Mansch

14. 4    John Martin

15. 711 Jimmy Doyle

16. 11  Bruce Green

17. 39  Ricky Bryant

18. 77  Stan Robinson

19. 8    Jason Grant 


Super Stock

1.  2    Ricky Brown

2.  7    Scott Franklin

3.  41  Brian Stahl

4.  47  Russell Goforth

5.  64  Marshall Sutton

6.  54  Kaleb Pressley

7.  55  John Waterhouse


Street Stock

1.   43  Jesse LeFevers

2.   03  Kevin Eby

3.   32  Gary Ledbetter, Jr.

4.   88  Josh Burchette

5.   0    David Manis

6.   4    Ernie Harris

7.   34  Jamey Mitchum

8.   64  Keith Clonch

9.   1    Ronnie Buckner

10. 24  Mike Hatton

11. 41  Jim Ledden

12. 5    Blane Huffman

13. 23  James Dolan


Mini Stock

1.   0    Greg Butcher

2.   00  Hank Hefner

3.   19  A.J. Sanders

4.   49  Arnold Prospt

5.   48  Doug Setzer

6.   84  Horace Griffin

7.   14  Shorty York, Jr.

8.   88  David Seeright

9.   72  Jason Cochran

10. 44  Jason Bustle

11. 0    N/A

12. 16  David Pennell

13. 02  Brady Williams

14. 27  Tyler Church

15. 8    Chuck Wall  

Fast and Furious

1.   14   Bobby Measemer Jr.

2.   44   Ben Smith

3.   41   Chad Miller

4.   9    Wayne Harrington

5.   23   Brandon Houck

6.   17   Robert Watkins, Jr.

7.   2    V.L. Richardson

8.   16   Jeff Poston

9.   96   Matthew Barker

10. 98   Stephen Clippard

11. 24   Adam Hatton

12. 83   David Hasson

13.  8    Jody Church

14. 15   Chad Johnson

15. -1   Ronald McNeill

16. 19   N/A

17. 17   N/A  

Tri-County Mini Series

1.  32  Jeff Banks

2.  44  Scott Hunter

3.     10 Bill Rector

4.       3  Tim McRae

5.       5  Tony Taylor

6.      10x Matthew Sizemore

7.       1   Greg Aprsons

8.       00 Rob Wilson

9.       24 Ryan Carson




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