Tissot Claims 75-Lapper at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (August 4, 2006) - Lee
Tissott has been competitive all season long and riding high
in the points race and had one win, but Friday night
he brought Stan Robinson, the original driver of the number
55, to the Late Model Stock victory lane
for Robinson’s first taste of the glory. Robinson
was ecstatic and Tissott thrilled. His fans
Robinson handed the reigns over to Tissot while recovering
from shoulder surgery and the arrangement has been a good one
for both parties.
Travis Swaim posted the fastest time during qualifying with
a blistering lap of 16.701 and started the 75-lap event in the
sixth starting spot. The invert moved
Tissot up to the pole with Nick Waycaster sharing the front
At the start Tissott was quick on the throttle and grabbed
the lead, while Waycaster and Ricky Bryant battle for second.
Waycaster held the position and Swaim did not waste any
time moving up to challenge Waycaster on lap six. He
took the spot on lap 16. Then the battle
for the lead was on. Meanwhile, Josh Goble
and Bruce Green were locked in a race for third, with Bryant
breathing down their necks.
Bryant passed Green on lap 60, took third from Goble on lap
61. Then on lap 68, Green and Goble got together. They
were able to get their spot back and would still battle to the
With Tissott leading the way to the finish and Swaim in
second, Bryant collected third, Goble fourth and Green was
Rock Harris recovered from an earlier spin to take sixth,
Eric Green was seventh, Josh Burchette eighth, John Graham
ninth and Greg Shepherd was tenth.
Stahl and Davey Smart started the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge
feature on the front row and Smart was able to grab his lead
for the first time this season at the start. He held the top
spot for six laps and Kaleb Pressley took the point, with
Monty Cox right on his rear bumper. On lap ten, Cox moved into
the lead and didn’t look back. Mark Livingston moved
up to challenge Pressley.
Livingston took over second and followed winner Monty Cox
across the line at the flag. With two laps
to go Ricky Brown was able to get past Pressley to finish
third and Pressley came home fourth. Scott
Franklin was fifth.
The Street Stocks had a tough time when the first green
flag dropped, as Jeff Byers started on the point and tangled
with heavy traffic entering the back stretch. The
race was restarted double file and this time David Manis, who
started fourth, was quick to take the point. Jeff
Hagaman had his rocket ship on the way and took over the lead
on lap three. Kevin Eby attempted to
challenge Hagaman, but Waylon Flynn was moving up fast and
took over second on lap eleven. Then the battle with Flynn
lasted until the end.
Hagaman and his car owner and crew, led by Monty Cox,
celebrated in victory lane, after a famous “Hagaman
Burnout-Out,” but the celebration became short-lived.
The car was unable to pass post-race inspection and was
disqualified, giving the win to Flynn. This moved Eby up
to take second, Manis third, Marshall Sutton fourth and Josh
Burchette was fifth.
Setzer was hungry for another Mini Stock win and was far from
disappointed in the end, as he was celebrated in victory lane.
Setzer got the lead early and was able to hold off some
strong challenges by A.J. Sanders. Randy
Freeze came to challenge Sanders and Sanders attention went to
holding onto second more than taking over first. Freeze
took the spot on the eighth lap and then set his sights on the
lead, but Setzer was able to hold off Freeze for the win.
With the pair crossing the stripe first and second, Sanders
was third, Waylon Flynn fourth and Archie Sanders was fifth.
Baton Tire Fast and Furious boasted one of its best fields of
cars of the season and were ready to rumble at the drop of the
green. Shawn Day and Preston Hall led the
field to the green and the race was on, with Day leading the
first lap and then Stephen Clippard leading lap two. The third
lead change came on lap three with Nikki Long out front.
Then on lap four it was Jody Church’s turn to take
the point and he was able to move out front while the battle
for second raged on. Jason Garwood was able
to take the spot from Long.
While Church took the checkered flag and Garwood came
across in second, Long was third and Jackie Stone was fourth.
Barney Arnette rounded out the top five.
a great finish for the Tri-County Minis, officials were
forced to declare a tie for the win. The
two top cars crossed the line side-by-side and it was to close
to call. Jeff Banks and Travis Cook shared
the honors in victory lane while Tyler Baird was third and
Matt Sizemore fourth. The pair also crossed
the line simultaneously, creating a difficult call.
The race was a tough one for Cook, as he was involved in a
work related accident on Thursday and was racing with a broken
wrist and numerous cuts, scrapes and bruises. Against
the advice of his wife, Cook was determined to drive through
the pain and the trip paid off.
For more complete rundowns in all divisions, check our
website at www.tricountymotorspeedway.com
Official Results August 4, 2006 Tri-County Motor
Super Stock Challenge
Tire Fast & Furious
5N Nikki Long
8 Jeff Banks
95 Travis Cook
8 Tyler Baird
10 Matt Sizemore