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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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Tissot Savors Victory at Tri-County

Hudson, North Carolina (May 12, 2006) –  The May 12th edition of spectacular short track racing at Tri-County Motor Speedway produced a few surprises, as the night’s events gave credibility to the motto, “Where Action is the Attraction.


Lee Tissot picked up the Late Model Stock win for the G&G Motorsports team, while newcomer Randy King found the right combination to post a blazing 16.576 second lap on the 4/10th mile track for the pole.


After qualifying, the invert put King starting in the sixth position and Jimmy Doyle on the inside of the front row.  When the field came down to take the green flag, Doyle was quick to grab the lead followed by another newcomer, Travis Jarrett.  Lee Tissot was back in the pack dealing with King and Josh Goble, trying to work his way through traffic.  After Tissot got by King on lap two, Ricky Bryant grabbed onto the rear bumper of Tissot and had a ring-side seat to watch the battle between Tissot and Goble.  The pair challenged lap after lap for the fourth spot and lap 18 Tissot put Goble in his rearview and left him to battle Bryant.  Tissot then went to work on Jarrett and after only a couple of laps Tissot was able to take second. Two more laps and Tissot had the lead and the shuffle began. Goble got past Jarrett and Doyle, holding on to second until the end.  Bryant followed suit and was third, while Jarrett kept fourth and Matt Leicht worked his way into fifth at the flag.


Polesitter Randy King came home with sixth, Doyle seventh, Nick Waycaster eighth, Eric Green ninth and Jason Grant was tenth in his first race of the season at the speedway.


The 50-lap Pepsi Super Stock Challenge was a surprise in the end as Monty Cox celebrated his victory after the checkered flag, but failed post race inspection and lost the win.  Scott Franklin was second at the line, so he got the win, the trophy and the cash.


Cox also posted the fastest qualifying lap, while the invert put Shad Higgins starting on the pole.  Higgins was able to get the early lead, but Mark Livingston made his way to the front and was race leader until Cox zoomed past Kaleb Pressley and Livingston on lap eight. That left Pressley, Livingston and Scott Franklin to wage a war for second.  In the end Franklin had the spot and eventually the win, while Pressley collected second.  David Messer worked his way through heavy traffic to take third and Jason Franklin posted fourth.  Tim Aultman was fifth, Bryant Wallace sixth, Livingston was seventh, Davey Smart eighth, Brian Stahl ninth and Shawn Day completed the top ten.


In another post race shake-up, Kevin Townsend piloted his Camaro to the flag first in the Street Stock event, but he was also unable to get through post race inspection and was disqualified.    Waylon Flynn followed Townsend across the line and became the eventual winner.  This was Flynn’s second win of the season.    Josh Burchette advanced to second, with Kevin Eby third, Ernie Harris fourth and Marshall Sutton fifth.


Flynn was also the winner of the Mini Stock feature after Scott Whittington, Tyler Church and George Anen shared lead duties throughout the race.  The fourth lead change of the 20-lap feature came when Flynn moved to the front after battling door-to-door with Anen to take the lead on lap 11.  Randy Freeze worked his way around Anen to take second and leave Anen with third. Church posted fourth and A.J. Sanders fifth.


Nikki Long picked up her first Baton Tire Fast and Furious win of the season, while piloting a Stephen Clippard owned racer.  Jason  Garwood came across the line in second, Barney Arnette was third, Jackie Stone fourth and Clippard drove his own car to take fifth.


Jeff Banks was able to pick up his third Tri-County Mini win of the season.  Travis Cook was the early leader and then young Tyler Baird took his turn to lead the field, but neither was strong enough to hold off Banks.  Matt Sizemore came on strong at the end to just edge across the line ahead of Cook and Cook had to settle for third.  Drew Bagwell was fourth and Baird rounded out the top five.


Asheville’s Jim Burrell dominated the V-8 class in a special appearance by the Carolina Vintage Stock Cars, while 70-year-old Joe Evans earned the 6-clynder class trophy.  The vintage racers are scheduled to be at TCMS more this season.


Next Friday night Tri-County will host a regular schedule of racing in all divisions plus Kid’s Night will be celebrated with Bubbles the Clown on hand to entertain the young and old alike.


Trackside parking opens at 5, the main grandstand at 6 and practice starts at 6.  Qualifying is at 7 and racing begins at 8.  For more information call the speedway at 726-6600.



Race Results Tri-County Motor Speedway - May 12, 2006

Late Model

1.    Lee Tissot

2.    Josh Goble

3.    Ricky Bryant

4.    Travis Jarrett

5.    Matt Leicht

6.    Randy King

7.    Jimmy Doyle

8.    Nick Waycaster

9.    Eric Green

10.  Jason Grant

11.  Bruce Green

12.  John Graham

13.  Donnie Buckner

14.  Justin Doyle

15.  Scott Young

16.  Scott Wilkerson


Super Stock

1.    Scott Franklin

2.    Kaleb Pressley

3.    David Messer

4.    Jason Franklin

5.    Tim Aultman

6.    Bryant Wallace

7.    Mark Livingston

8.    Davey Smart

9.    Brian Stahl

10.  Shawn Day

11.  Thomas Young

12.  Shad Higgins

13.  Don Carlton

14.  James Dolan

15.  Steve Parris


Street Stock

1.     Waylon Flynn

2.     Josh Burchette

3.     Kevin Eby

4.     Ernie Harris

5.     Marshall Sutton

6.     Gary Deitz

7.     David Manis

8.     Kevin Hensley

9.     Jeremy Harrell

10.   Jim Ledden

11.   Adam Hatton

12.   Mike Hatton


Mini Stock

1.     Waylon Flynn

2.     Randy Freeze

3.     George Anen, Jr.

4.     Tyler Church

5.     A J Sanders

6.     Doug Setzer

7.     Hank Hefner

8.     Archie Sanders

9.     Scott Whittington

10.   Jason Cochran

11.   John Triplett

12.   Buck Buchanan  

Fast and Furious

1.    Nikki Long

2.    Jason Garwood

3.    Barney Arnette

4.    Jackie Stone

5.    Stephen Clippard

6.    Shelby Waycaster

7.    Angela Adair

8.    Preston Hall

9.    Randy Truett

10.  Kenny Watts

Tri-County Minis

1.    Jeff Banks

2.    Matt Sizemore, Jr.

3.    Travis Cook

4.    Drew Bagwell

5.    Tyler Baird

6.    Tim McRae

7.    Bethany Bagwell

8.    Tony Taylor





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