Monday, December 08, 2008

Welcome to 

Tri-County Motor Speedway

Hudson, North Carolina


Located in Western North Carolina, Tri-County Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile banked asphalt track racing weekly on Friday night as it has for most of it's existence.  A NASCAR Home Track facility, TCMS features Late Models as it's premier division and has been a proving ground for many of today's rising talents.

Come check out the action at TCMS, 5 minutes from I-40 in Hudson, NC.



Like us on our 

Facebook Page


The Official Host Hotel of TCMS

Quality Inn in Hickory, North Carolina is the official hotel of Tri-County Motor Speedway. The hotel is next to the Hickory Regional Airport on Highway 321. The drive time to Tri-County Motor Speedway is 20 minutes.  Please contact Wendi Boyd (Director of Sales) at (828)431-2100 for the special Tri-County Motor Speedway rate.



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 were elated.


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 row.


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 end.


With Tissott leading the way to the finish and Swaim in second, Bryant collected third, Goble fourth and Green was fifth.


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.


Brian 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.


Doug 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.


The 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.


In 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



Official Results August 4, 2006 Tri-County Motor Speedway 

Late Model Stock

1.      55      Lee Tissott

2.      21     Travis Swaim

3.      9        Ricky Bryant

4.      7        Josh Goble

5.      11      Bruce Greene

6.      5        Rock Harris

7.      95      Eric Green

8.      15      Josh Burchette

9.      27      John Graham

10.    33      Greg Shepherd

11.    32      Nick Waycaster

12.    2        Matt Leicht



Pepsi Super Stock Challenge

1.       21     Monty Cox

2.       5       Mark Livingston

3.       2       Ricky Brown

4.       54     Kaleb Pressley

5.       7       Scott Franklin

6.       43     Shawn Day

7.       82     Steve Parris

8.       41     Brian Stahl

9.       14     Davey Smart

10.     98     Bryant Wallace

11.     1       Don Carlton

Street Stock

1.      54     Waylon Flynn

2.      03     Kevin Eby

3.      0       David Manis

4.      64     Marshall Sutton

5.      88     Josh Burchette

6.      75     Kevin Hensley

7.      24     Adam Hatton

8.      05     Jeff Byers

9.      21     Jeff Hagaman



Mini Stock

1.      48     Doug Setzer

2.      16     Randy Freeze

3.      24     A.J. Sanders

4.      6       Waylon Flynn

5.      11     Archie Sanders

6.      51     Jonathon Smith

7.      28     Rickie Dennie

8.      27     Tyler Church


Baton Tire Fast & Furious

1.       8       Jody Church

2.       46     Jason Garwood

3.       5N    Nikki Long

4.       55     Jackie Stone

5.       21     Barney Arnette

6.       -1     David Hasson

7.       21    Chase Maurer

8.       5      Stephen Clippard

9.       26    Angela Adair

10.     31    Glenn Maurer

11.     7      Brandon Day

12.     17    Preston Hall

13.     0      Scottie Crocker

14.     7      Kenny Nix

15.     9      Randy Truett


Tri-County Minis

1.   (Tie)     8    Jeff Banks

1.   (Tie)     95  Travis Cook

3.                8    Tyler Baird

4.                10   Matt Sizemore




Current Point Standings



Attention Racers:

Effective Immediately

Tri-County Motor Speedway is available for testing and/or special events.

Interested parties or series please contact Mickey @ 704.929.6666  


Tri-County Motor Speedway

4405 Hickory Nut Ridge Road

Hudson, North Carolina 28638

Office:  828-726-6600

Fax:  828-726-0800