Bryant Back In Victory Lane at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (July 21, 2006) - Ricky
Bryant made his third trip to victory lane this season at
Tri-County Motor Speedway this Friday night, but his trip to
the front of the pack was anything but easy.
had the fastest qualifying time of the evening, circling the
4/10th mile asphalt oval with a time of 16.660, for
an average speed of 86.434 miles per hour, but the invert sent
Bryant back to the sixth starting spot. That
put Brian Conner on the pole in his first start at the
speedway and Matt Leicht on the outside.
For the second week in a row, the first several laps of the
race saw some exciting side-by-side racing among the top
starters. Leicht and Conner were in a
heated battle, while behind them Travis Swaim and Lee Tissot
were door-to-door. Conner, Josh Goble and
Ricky Bryant were in a three-way duel. Swaim,
once again, tried making a few three-wide moves in an attempt
to go for the lead.
By the time things settled down, a dozen laps into the
50-lap race, there had been numerous lead changes and Lee
Tissot was on the point. Tissott was only
able to pull ahead of Leicht for two laps, before the lead
swap was made and Leicht was back on the point. Meanwhile,
Goble had moved up to third, followed by Swaim.
Bryant was methodically taking one car at a time to
challenge and sent Swaim back to fifth, and there was another
lead change, before 20 laps were complete.
Tissott was back on the point, with Leicht
second and Goble third, but only a handful of laps later,
Bryant had made his way past Goble and Leicht to take second
and was ready to put the heat on Tissott. Swaim
was working on Goble and took that spot away on lap 28.
Nick Waycaster, fresh off of his first win last week,
came up to battle Goble.
With only eight laps left, Bryant made his move on Tissott
for the win. Tissott was second, Swaim
third, Waycaster fourth and newcomer Brent Raymer had an
excellent run coming home fifth.
Goble was sixth, Leicht seventh, Conner eighth, Bruce Green
ninth and John Graham rounded out the top ten.
Monty Cox earned his third win a row in the Pepsi Super
Stock Challenge by holding off Scott Franklin for the win.
Franklin was second and Brian Stahl, who returned after
a several week absence, posted a solid third place.
Steve Parris was fourth and Kaleb Pressley was fifth.
Kevin Eby collected his first win of the season in the
Street Stock 25-lapper by holding off Ernie Harris, who had
been an early leader. Waylon Flynn took
over the point on lap 11, but with only two laps to go, Eby
made the move to go on for the win. Flynn fell off the pace
and Harris took home second, Marshall Sutton third, Josh
Burchette fourth and Flynn fell to fifth.
did pick up another win, this time in the Mini Stock feature.
Flynn took the lead from Doug Setzer on lap 12 to go on
to the finish line. Setzer was second,
Archie Sanders third, A.J. Sanders fourth and Tyler Church was
Garwood earned the Fast & Furious win after taking the
lead on lap five. Stephen Clippard was
second, Nikki Long third, Jackie Stone fourth and Barney
Arnette was fifth.
Banks was back in his usual winning form in the Tri-County
Minis, taking the checkered flag ahead of runner-up Drew
Bagwell. Travis Cook was third, Tim McRae
fourth, and Bethany Bagwell was fifth.
Official Results July 21, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
55 Lee Tissot
11 Bruce Green
27 John Graham
21 Monty Cox
21 Monty Cox
41 Brian Stahl
43 Shawn Day
03 Kevin Eby
14 Davey Smart
Tire Fast & Furious
5N Nikki Long