Bryant Picks Up Second Win at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (June 16, 2006) - Ricky
Bryant picked up his second Late Model Stock win of the season
Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway by holding off the
challenges of a strong running Brandon Dean for the win.
Dean posted the fastest qualifying time and after the
invert, Lee Tissot was on the pole, with Josh Goble sharing
the front row.
Tissot grabbed the lead at the start, but relinquished the
spot to Goble on lap five, who kept the lead until lap 27,
when Bryant took over. Dean was then on the
move and was riding in fourth, behind Bryant at the halfway
mark of the 50-lap race. In his first time
at Tri-County Motor Speedway, Dean worked traffic with the
skill of a veteran, while chasing the pink Dodge of Bryant.
Dean moved into second on lap 42, getting past Goble.
Bryant and Dean put on a classic battle for lead, with
Dean keeping within striking distance, but just not quite
enough to get past Bryant, who has a few years more experience
over the 18-year-old.
With Bryant earning the win and Dean second, Goble was
third, Tissot fourth, Dexter Canipe, Jr. fifth and Travis
Bruce Green was seventh, John Graham
eighth, Eric Green ninth and Jason Cochran tenth.
Kaleb Pressley was first across the stripe to take the win
in the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge, by taking the lead, after
starting in the fourth spot, at the drop of
the green. Shawn Day grabbed second early,
but Monty Cox gave chase, then took over second, where he
would be at the end.
Scott Franklin was third, Steve Parris
fourth, and Day was fifth.
In a special 50-lap race for the Street Stock division,
Gary Ledbetter, Jr. came to the flag first, with Kevin
Townsend a strong second.
Bill Close was first to lead the back from the start, with
Ledbetter coming to the front by lap eight. Townsend
came up to challenge and even took his turn on the point, but
was unable to hold off Ledbetter. Ernie
Harris put strong pressure on Townsend for second, but came
across the finish line in third. Marshall
Sutton was fourth, Kevin Eby fifth and Gary
Lovelace sixth. David Manis was eighth,
Bill Close ninth and Jeff Hagaman completed the top ten.
Shane Canipe took the win in the Mini Stock feature after
grabbing the lead early and led flag-to-flag, but an exciting
battle was going on for second between Setzer and Sanders.
Church worked his way up to challenge the two, but was
unable to take the spot. As Canipe took the
checkered flag and Doug Setzer in second,
A.J. Sanders was third, Tyler Church fourth and Archie Sanders
Jason Garwood collected his second Fast and Furious trophy
Friday night, but the win did not come easy, as Nikki Long was
up for the challenge and did not give an inch. She
finished in second, ahead of her car owner, Stephen Clippard,
who was third. Barney Arnette was fourth,
and Jackie Stone fifth.
Each week, the competition in the Tri-County Minis reaches
a new level and this week was no exception. Jeff
Banks earned the win, but had to battle hard with Tyler Baird,
who finished second, to get it. Travis Cook
refused to be left out of that battle, but had to settle for
third as he crossed the line.
Tim McRae was fourth and Matt
Sizemore was fifth.
Complete rundowns for all divisions will be available on www.tricountymotorspeedway.com
Official Results June 16, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
Dexter Canipe, Jr.
12. 72 Jason
11. 12 Dennis
12. 21 Monty
13. 84 Jeff
15. 82 Steve
16. 54 Kaleb
10. 75 Kevin
11. 41 Kenny
12. 24 Mike
14. 54 Waylon
15. 88 Josh
16. 10 Mark