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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
George Anen, Jr.
A J Sanders
Fast and Furious
Matt Sizemore, Jr.