Let the Road Rage
By Pat Simmons
Hudson, NC (July 21, 2005) - Road Rage returns to
Tri-County Motor Speedway Friday night, July 22 and then will
be back every other week after.
Due to the interest shown in the class,
Tri-County Motor Speedway owner/promoter Russ Leicht has
revamped the format.
Cars will still line up on the start finish line and start
from a stand still. They
will fram and bam for eight laps.
The cars remaining in running order will be stopped and
lined up on the start finish line once again for a two lap
shoot-out, which promises to be intense.
After all, this is a “winner takes all” race paying
$300 to win for less than 15 cars and $500 to win if there are
15 or more competitors.
Also on tap will be another edition of the Late Model Stocks
going at for 50-laps, each one vying for the $1000. to win.
Last week Ricky Bryant brought his Dodge with the crate motor
and captured his first win. Will there be another new winner?
In the Super Stock feature several drivers are still
looking for that first win, which should make for an exciting
The Street Stock also had a new winner last week as veteran
Gary Deitz toughed out the pain of recent shoulder surgery to
hold off the entire field to take the win.
Deitz had to have assistance getting in and out of his
car, but the end results were worth the effort.
The 50-lap Mini Stock feature went to China Grove hotshoe
Randy Freeze. Freeze
made the trek to Hudson to take on the best Mini Stock racers
in the country and came out of top.
In the Fast & Furious, several new winners have been to
victory lane in recent weeks, while the regulars Tri-County
weekly racers are working hard to get back into the winner’s
The entire field keeps chasing Jeff Banks and the only one to
manage to break Banks’ winning streak has been Andrew
and the rest of the field will be once again gunning for that
Pit gates open at 4pm, trackside parking at 5pm, and the
main grandstand opens and practice begins at 6.
Qualifying is at 7 and racing at 8. Adult admission is
$10 and seniors and children (12-4) is $5.
Call 726-6600 for more information.