Waycaster Picks up Long Overdue Win at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (July 14, 2006) - Nick
Waycaster has struggled with bad luck all season long, but his
hard work and perseverance paid off in the form of an
Friday night at Tri-County Motor Speedway.
Travis Swaim was fastest in qualifying. With a lap of
16.689 on the 4/10th mile oval, but the invert put
Waycaster sharing the front row with Matt Leicht.
The first dozen laps were run in the same fashion as the
pace laps on the first two rows, with Leicht and Waycaster
side-by-side and trading the lead back and forth, while Travis
Swaim and Lee Tissott ran door-to-door and Rock Harris was
trying to find an opening to join the battle.
Numerous times Swaim made attempts to go three wide coming
off of turn four. After things sorted out
in the front and cars fell into single file, Waycaster had the
point followed by Leicht and they were trailed by Swaim,
Tissott and Harris. Ricky Bryant was ready
to make his charge toward the front while Leicht and Tissott
were locked in a battle for second. Positions
were swapped lapped after lap among the second through sixth
place cars and Leicht began to fall off the pace with
Bryant was busy methodically taking one position at a time
and when it was time to for Bryant to challenge Waycaster, he
had his hands full. Bryant took the lead
with five laps to go, but Waycaster was too hungry for a win
to let it get away. One lap later Waycaster
was out back out front and Bryant slipped a little, giving
Waycaster a two car length advantage.
The win was emotional for Waycaster, his crew, family and
fans. Waycaster’s burn-out nearly blew
his engine, but even that could not dampen the hard earned
celebration held in victory lane. Waycaster’s
post race interview relayed his emotions as his voice was
Bryant came home second, Tissott third, Harris fourth and
Swaim was fifth. Travis Mosely was sixth,
Josh Goble seventh, Bruce Green eighth, Eric Green ninth, and
Eddy Cox was tenth.
Cox picked up his fourth win of the season in the Pepsi Super
Stock Challenge after starting from the seventh starting spot.
It only took Cox three laps to take the lead from Steve
Parris. Cox pulled away with the lead,
while Scott Franklin was in pursuit but did not have enough to
catch Cox and settled for second at the end of the 30-lap
feature. Kaleb Pressley was third, Parris
fourth and Shawn Day fifth.
Waylon Flynn was credited with the Street Stock win after
Donnie Buckner was disqualified after post-race inspection for
not meeting the required engine specifications. Josh
Burchette moved up to take second with
Kevin Eby third, Ernie Harris fourth and Gary Lovelace fifth.
Flynn was also the winner in the Mini Stock feature
followed by Randy Freeze in second, A.J. Sanders in third,
Doug Setzer fourth and Tony Franklin was fifth.
Jason Garwood picked up another Fast & Furious trophy
after beating Jackie Stone across the line. Stone
was second with Stephen Shore third, Stephen Clippard fourth
and Nikki Long was fifth.
Drew Bagwell claimed his first
win of the season in the Tri-County Minis after holding off
Jeff Banks for the trophy. Banks was
second, Travis Cook third, Tim McRae fourth and Matt Sizemore
For complete official results, in all divisions, check the
Tri-County Motor Speedway web site at www.tricountymotorspeedway.com.
Official Results July 14, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
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