Leicht Takes 100-Lapper at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina
(April 14, 2006) – Kevin Leicht drove a smooth,
smart race in a great handling
car to take the win in the season opening event, “The Race
of Champions,” at Tri-County Motor Speedway Friday night.
Last season’s division champions were presented a trophy
during the intermission and honored for their outstanding 2005
season at Tri-County. Josh Goble, Scott
Franklin, Kevin Eby, Doug Setzer, Jeff Poston, and Jeff Banks
were on hand to accept their trophies and the cheers from the
Jimmy Doyle was quickest in qualifying, but moved to the
sixth starting spot due to the invert. This put Nick Waycaster
bringing the cars to the green, with Dexter Canipe, Jr.
sharing the front row.
As the green flag fell over the field,
Ricky Bryant made a daring three-wide move to go from the
third row inside to the front before the lap was complete.
Bryant was able to maintain the lead until lap 34, when
Leicht made his move for the lead. Bryant
was able to keep second until the end, following Leicht across
the stripe. Canipe was third, Lee Tissot fourth and Nick
Waycaster was fifth. Rock Harris was sixth,
Jeff Choquette seventh, Randy King eighth, Kyle Beattie ninth
and John Reynolds completed the top ten.
Kaleb Pressley was on fire Friday night as he led
flag-to-flag to take the win the Super Stock ranks.
While Pressley was out front the action behind him kept
the crowd on their feet as Ricky Brown and David Messer
battled for second, while Monty Cox and Scott Franklin were
trying to make their way to the front and working through
Bryant Wallace, the 73-year-old hotshoe, held fourth for
several laps, but was unable to hold off Franklin for the
position as Franklin made his way to a second place finish.
Cox worked his way up to earn third, with Mark Livingston
fourth, David Messer fifth, and Brown recovered from a lap 15
spin to take sixth. Wallace was seventh,
Brian Stahl eighth, Jason Franklin ninth and Shawn Day was
In the Street Stock event, it was Waylon
Flynn holding off current champion Kevin Eby to earn the win.
Eby got by Josh Burchette on lap 18 to earn second with
Burchette taking third. Marshall Sutton was
fourth, David Manis fifth, Gary Dietz sixth, Mike Hatton
seventh, Blane Huffman eighth, Adam Hatton ninth and Patrick
A. J. Sanders was quick to grab the lead in the Mini Stock
feature and had his hands full with Waylon Flynn challenging
for the top spot. Flynn was able to pull
alongside Sanders numerous times, but slipped when it really
counted coming out of four and had to settle for second.
Hank Hefner was third, Randy Freeze fourth,
Doug Setzer fifth and George Anen, Jr. sixth. David
Pennell was seventh, Scott Whittington eight, Tyler Church
ninth and Archie Sanders tenth.
In the Fast and Furious, Jody Church brought his new racer
and had it dialed in. Nikki Long jumped out
to an early lead, but Church had other ideas as he took the
Stephen Clippard made his way up to second,
but was unable to get by Church. Long followed in fourth with
Jackie Stone fourth and Randy Truett fifth.
The most exciting finish of the evening came during the
Tri-County Minis, when 14-year-old Tim McRae lost a front
wheel coming to the flag and rolled down the front stretch
several times. McRae was unhurt, but winner
Jeff Banks had to wait a few minutes for crews to upright the
car and clear the track in order to have his trophy
presentation. With Banks taking the win, 14-year-old
Tyler Baird, of Lenoir, was second in his first race ever.
Drew Bagwell was third, Matt Sizemore
fourth and Travis Cook was fifth.
This coming week, Tri-County will feature regular racing in
all divisions, and as a special treat for the older fans, a
chance to reminisce, as the East Coast Flathead Ford
association will be racing at the speedway.
Gates open at 6, qualifying at 7, racing begins at 8.
For more information, call the speedway at 828-726-6600.
Race Results Tri-County Motor Speedway - April 14, 2006
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
10. 55 John
11. 95 Eric Green
13. 11 Bruce
14. 41 Justin
16. 27 John Graham
17. 71 Jimmy Doyle
18. 11 Rance Hume
9. 07 Jason
10. 43 Shawn Day
11. 8 Thomas
12. 17 James Dolan
13. 16 Jeffrey Worley
14. 15 Shad
15. 14 Davey
1. 54 Waylon
2. 03 Kevin
3. 88 Josh
6. 33 Gary
7. 12 Mike
8. 27 Blane
9. 24 Adam
11. 32 Jeremy Harrell
12. 10 Mark Deyton
13. 41 Danny Casteel
1. 24 AJ
3. 00 Hank
4. 16 Randy
5. 48 Doug
6. 42 George
10. 11 Archie
11. 54 John
12. 28 Horace
14. 33 Kris Kanupp
Fast and Furious
7. 28 David
8. 23 Shelby
10. 7 Barry
1. 32 Jeff
3. 21 Drew
4. 10 Matt
5. 00 Travis
7. 24 Ryan
8. 59 James
9. 01 Tony
10. 3 Tim
11. 7 Mike