Pressleys Takes Features at Tri-County
Hudson, North Carolina
(April 28, 2006) = Coleman Pressley and cousin, Kaleb
Pressley, both won feature events at Tri-County Friday night,
adding the famous racing name into the record books in a night
that would have made their grandfather, the late Bob Pressley
Coleman Pressley earned the
Late Model Stock win in his first outing at the speedway, as
well as posting the fastest qualifying speed. The invert put
Dexter Canipe, Jr. on the pole for the start of the race and
Canipe was quick to grab the lead. Blair
Addis shared the front row with Canipe and followed suit in
second for a number of laps.
Pressley, who started fifth,
had his work cut out for him with traffic and his first
mission was to get by the Dodge of Ricky Bryant. It
took less than ten laps to get around Bryant and then Rock
Harris was next on the list. After several
laps, Pressley put Harris in his rearview and went to work on
Addis. With this being the first time
either of the two drivers had raced at the speedway, it was
quite a show. Addis was left with a great
deal of experience, but riding in third, while Pressley had
his nose pointed toward the front. By lap
17, Pressley was able to motor past Canipe for the lead.
The action did not end there, as Addis, Canipe and
Harris battled lap after lap for the top five spots and then
Bryant was ready to add his Late Model to the fray. Bryant
worked his way through the traffic jam to earn second in the
end and was on his way to attempt a move on Pressley, but was
not able to get by Pressley before the checkered flag flew.
Bryant settled for second with
Canipe third, Bruce Green fourth and Harris fifth.
John Graham was sixth, Addis seventh, Donnie Buckner
eighth, Justin Doyle ninth and Nick Proffit was tenth.
the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge, Kaleb Pressley earned his
second win a row by getting to the front and around early
leader Shad Higgins in only 14 laps. Higgins
held second until lap 23, when Ricky Brown made a move for
second. Brown couldnít hold the spot long enough, as Scott
Franklin on the move, followed by Monty Cox and Don Carlton.
Franklin crossed the line second behind Pressley, while Brown
followed in third, but Brown was unable to get through
post-race inspection, moving Cox up to third, with Carlton
fourth, and Mark Livingston fifth.
Seventy three year-old Bryant Wallace gave
the young guns a run for their money, coming home sixth.
Lanny Robinson was seventh, Davey Smart eighth, Brian
Stahl ninth and James Dolan was tenth.
Ledbetter, Jr. picked up his first win of
the season in the Street Stock feature, after coming from the
rear of the field. At the drop of the green Gary Dietz
was quick to grab the lead, but was unable to keep Marshall
Sutton from coming by and taking the lead for the first 11
laps. Waylon Flynn then picked up the lead, with Ledbetter
following close behind. Flynnís lead was short lived as
Ledbetter sped past on lap 13. Flynn fell
back leaving Sutton to earn second with Kevin Eby taking
third. Josh Burchette was fourth and Flynn
Stephen Clippard picked up his
first win of the season in the Baton Tire Fast and Furious,
with rookie Stephen Shore second, Nikki Long third, Tim Reece
fourth and another rookie, Tracy Bolick,
Waylon Flynn did double duty
and was able to pick up the win in the Mini Stock feature,
with Hank Hefner bringing his battered racer home second, A.J.
Sanders in third and Randy Freeze fourth. Reigning
division champion Doug Setzer was fifth.
Tri-County Minis put on exciting show for the fans as Jeff
Banks waited until the white flag lap to take the lead from
Drew Bagwell, who had led the way from the start. The
pair battled lap and lap, but in the end Banks picked up win
number two and Bagwell brought his new racer home in second.
Tyler Baird was third, Bethany Bagwell fourth and Tim
McRae was fifth.
The East Coast Flathead Fords
brought back memories for those who have been racing for many
years, but when 63 year-old James Rogers took the checkered
flag followed by 82 year-old Jack Hale, the fans loved it.
Both drivers fall into the senior citizenís category,
but they do not race like seniors. Both
drivers raced hard and were trailed across the line by Kenneth
Tuttle in third, Eb Clifton in fourth and John Barrow in
Next Friday night, TCMS will
host racing in all divisions along with a special 50-lap event
for the Super Stocks. Trackside parking
opens at 5, the main grandstand at 6 and racing is at 8.
For more information, call the speedway office at
Race Results Tri-County Motor Speedway - April 28, 2006
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
10. 5 Nick
11. 32 Nick
Gary Ledbetter, Jr.
10. 41 Danny
11. 11 Mark
11. 51 Rick
Fast and Furious
7 Mike Nichols