Harris Rocks at Tri-County
Hudson, North Carolina (June 30, 2006) - Rock
Harris took home the win in the
“Do the Dew 150”, presented by Mountain Dew, Friday night
at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
A field of 21 Late Model Stock racers descended on the 4/10th
mile speedway to attempt a shot at the $2000.00 winner’s
purse. Kevin Leicht was quickest by
qualifying with a time of 16.574 and started the feature from
the sixth starting spot, by virtue of the invert.
As the green flag was shown to the field, Brandon Dean and
Matt Leicht immediately started, then Travis Jarrett got a
turn at the point, as did Brandon Bonnett and Travis Mosely.
The first 12 laps had seven lead changes among five cars.
On the 12th lap, Harris took the lead and
was on his way to collect the money.
The battles were far from over, as Randy Porter and Leicht
kept the action hot, while Travis Swaim was ready to join the
hunt. Meanwhile, Ricky Bryant was laying
low and saving his car for the end.
At the halfway point, Harris was first with Kevin Leicht in
second, Swaim third, Matt Leicht fourth and Porter fifth.
As the race resumed, K. Leicht held second, while Swaim
took over third. With 25 laps remaining in the race, Swaim had
moved up to second with Bryant following in third.
Harris, Swaim and Bryant would come to the flag in that
order with Lee Tissot coming back from a spin on lap seven to
finish fourth. Porter was fifth, Josh Goble
was sixth, after starting 16th. Kevin
Leicht was seventh, Dean eighth, Matt Leicht ninth and Bonnett
was tenth in his first outing at the speedway.
Monty Cox came from the eighth starting spot to take the
win in the Super Stock 30 lap feature.
Brown grabbed the lead at the start and was able to hold it
until lap six, when he gave way to Don Carlton. Carlton
held the lead for two laps before Cox made his move and on lap
eleven Scott Franklin went by Carlton and then caution flew
for Carlton’s fallen window net. All the while David Messer
was in the thick of the battle and was being challenged by
Kaleb Pressley. On lap 16, Pressley took over third from
Cox took the win, while an on track altercation between
Brown and Carlton was taking place on the track and in the
pits after the checkered flag. Both drivers ended up with
wrecked cars on pit road.
Franklin was second, Messer third, Pressley
fourth and Brown was fifth.
Flynn visited victory lane in the Street Stock race, with
Kevin Eby second, Marshall Sutton third, Kevin Townsend fourth
and Josh Burchette fifth.
Mike Hatton led the first two laps before giving up the
spot to Kevin Eby, who held onto the point for the next seven
laps until Flynn made his way to the front.
A crash on lap 10, involving Hatton, Jim Ledden and Jeff
Campbell brought out a caution. Hatton was
injured and taken to a local hospital where he was checked,
treated and released.
Mini Stock feature went to Hank Hefner after a long battle
with A.J. Sanders. Sander took the lead on
lap two from Scott Whittington and Waylon Flynn then joined
the battle, keeping fans on the edge of their seat lap and
lap. Sanders led the first half of the
race, then Hefner made his move, but had to fend off the
advances made by Sanders for the remainder of the 20-lapper.
With Hefner earning the win, followed by Sanders, Doug Setzer
was third, Flynn fourth and George Anen, Jr. was fifth.
Jeff Wagoner was the best in the 13 car field of Fast &
Furious racers, while Jason Garwood was second, Nikki Long
third, Jackie Stone fourth and Stephen Clippard fifth.
Banks fought his way to the front in the Tri-County Mini
feature to take the win with Travis Cook second, Drew Bagwell
fourth, Matt Sizemore fifth and Tim McRae fifth.
This coming Friday night, July 7th, Tri-County
Motor Speedway will be taking a night off for employees,
competitors and fans to spend time with their families.
The PASS Super Late Models with have the Firecracker 150 on
Tuesday, July 4th. The Street
Stocks, Mini Stocks and Fast & Furious are also on the
schedule for a non-points race. Gates for
fans will open at the regular times and the night will end
with fireworks after the last event. For
more information, call the speedway at (828) 726-6600 or visit
on the web.
Official Results June 30, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
John Reynolds, Jr.
72 Jason Cochran
28 Travis Jarrett
36 Anthony Anders
55 John Reynolds,
21 Monty Cox
43 Shawn Day
03 Kevin Eby
14 Davey Smart
54 Waylon Flynn
03 Kevin Eby
64 Marshall Sutton
21 Kevin Townsend
88 Josh Burchette
75 Kevin Hensley
69 Jeff Campbell
12 Mike Hatton
41 Jim Ledden
24 Adam Hatton
00 Hank Hefner
24 A.J. Sanders
48 Doug Setzer
42 George Anen, Jr.
41 Kenny Campbell
61 Scott Whittington
27 Tyler Church
54 John Triplette
11 Archie Sanders
33 Kris Kanupp
26 Jeff Wagoner
46 Jason Garwood
5N Nikki Long
55 Jackie Stone
121 Stephen Shore
33 Kenny Watts
23 Shelby Waycaster
24 Randy Truett
17 Cory Hall
07 Denver Jones
21 Drew Bagwell
10 Matt Sizemore