Tissot On A Roll at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (August 18, 2006) - Arden,
N.C.ís Lee Tissott has found the right combination for his
Late Model Stock racer, formerly piloted by Stan Robinson. Now,
after picking up two wins
in a row, Robinson is enjoying joining Tissott in victory
lane. The win was the third of the season
Matt Leicht blistered the speedway during qualifying with a
16.654 lap time and was inverted back to third for the start.
Rock Harris and Jason Grant were sharing the front row.
Harris grabbed the lead early and was able to gain some
distance, but Travis Swaim was wound up and in the hunt,
chasing after Harris and whittling away the advantage.
Leicht settled into third, while Tissott was fourth.
On lap 21, the shuffling began. Swaim
moved into the lead, Harris fell to second and then third
after being passed by Leicht. On lap 24,
Tissott overtook Harris and moved into third, sending Harris
to fourth. Meanwhile, Josh Goble and Ricky
Bryant were battling for fifth. By lap 31,
Tissott was in second and bearing down on Swaim for the lead
and Leicht spun in turn four. Lap 36
belonged to Tissott after the restart.
Bryant was moving toward the front and by lap 41 was third.
As Tissott crossed the line at the checkers, Swaim had held
on for second and Bryant was third. Harris
was fourth, Goble fifth, Bruce Green sixth, Jason Grant
seventh and Neil Browder eighth. Leicht was
ninth and Mike Potter completed the top ten.
Monty Cox continues to soar in the Pepsi Super Stock
Challnge, earning another win Friday night. Cox
took over the lead on lap seven and never looked back.
Ricky Brown, the early leader, was second, with Kaleb
Pressley third, Scott Franklin fourth and David Messer fifth.
Gary Ledbetter retuned to the speedway, after a long
absence, to take the win in the Street Stock ranks.
Ernie Harris posted a strong second with Kevin Eby
third, Waylon Flynn fourth and Marshall Sutton was fifth.
The first night of sponsorship by S&S Tire and Chrome
of Hickory gave the new sponsor and the fans some exciting
racing action in the Mini Stocks and Doug Setzer was the first
to pick up the newly posted $500 purse for the winner.
A.J. Sanders was second, Randy Freeze third, Waylon
Flynn fourth and Shane Canipe was fifth.
Tony McKinney made his second trip to TCMS in the Baton
Tire Fast and Furious ranks and picked up his second win.
Jody Church was second, Jason Garwood third, Stephen
Clippard fourth and Nikki Long was fifth.
Jeff Banks continued to burn up the track in the Tri-County
Minis and took home his ninth win of the season. Travis
Cook was second, Tyler Baird third, Matt Sizemore fourth and
Tim McRae fifth.
The Carolina Vintage Racers were on hand to bring back
memories for some of the older fans and Jim Burrell took home
the trophy. Joe Evans was the winner of the
In one of the most exciting Road Rage races of the season,
Greg Grindstaff went home as the winner.
Tri-County Motor Speedway will be closed on August 25th.
Racing action will return on September 1st
with a 100-lap feature for the Late Models in the Working Man
100 and a regular racing line-up for the other divisions.
For complete rundowns on Friday nightís events and more
information call the speedway at 828-726-6600.
Official Results August 18, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
Super Stock Challenge
Tire and Chrome Mini Stocks
Tire Fast & Furious
Vintage Race Cars
Joe Evans (class winner)