Tissott Back in Victory Lane at TCMS
Hudson, North Carolina (September 15, 2006) - Friday
night’s racing action at Tri-County Motor Speedway was far
from boring, as Lee Tissott took the lead on lap 42 from Rock
Harris after having serious battles to get to the front in the
Late Model Stock feature.
At the drop of the green, drivers were cautious and Harris
took the lead. Matt Leicht was second,
Jimmy Doyle third and Bruce Green fourth, followed by Tissott.
In less than five Laps, Tissott was by Green, then went to
work on Doyle. The two battled for about
ten laps before Tissott had Doyle in his rearview mirror.
Leciht was Tissott’s next target and on lap 36, he made the
pass. By this time, the leaders were
working lapped traffic and Tissott had his work cut out for
him as he had Harris set in his sites. By lap 43, Tisott went
for the lead and was able to get by, sending Harris back to
second. Ricky Bryant was on the move
however, and by lap 63 of the 75 lap event, was on the rear
bumper of Harris and making a challenge. Tissott
added a little distance to his lead as the pair waged battle
for second. With five laps to go, Bryant made his move to take
second. When the checkered flag fell,
Tissott was first to cross the line, while Bryant was second,
Harris third, Doyle fourth, Eddy Cox fifth and Leicht was
sixth. Jason Grant, Tres Wilson and Green
completed the top ten.
Monty Cox won the Pepsi Super Stock Challenge and took the
points lead from Scott Franklin. The pair
was tied for the lead going into the race. Ricky
Brown was able to grab the lead at the drop of the green. He
had to contend with a strong challenge by Steve Parris, but at
the same time, Parris was trying to hold off Cox. On
lap eight, Cox took second. On lap 12 Brown
spun, giving Cox the lead and Davey Smart, who had one of his
best races of the season, was second. Parris had fallen to
third. Parris had problems and Kaleb Pressley moved up to take
third and Brown had worked his way back to fourth.
The was more action, as Scott Franklin was working his
way through the field and by the end of the 30-lap event, had
made his way to fourth.
With Cox taking his tenth win of the season, Davey Smart
posted an impressive second. Pressley was
third, Franklin fourth and Brown was fifth.
In the Street Stock feature Kevin Eby grabbed the lead
early, but had to contend with Marshall Sutton, Waylon Flynn
and Donnie Buckner.
Buckner was putting cars away quickly and was up to
challenge Eby by lap 10, and took the lead. He
was able to go the rest of the distance, but was unable to
pass post-race inspection and was disqualified. Eby
took home the trophy and the money and was determined to be
the winner. Flynn was second, Ernie Harris
third, Josh Burchette fourth and Gary Ledbetter was fifth.
Doug Setzer picked up his fourth S&S Tires and Chrome
Mini Stock win in a row after having a difficult start this
season. A.J. Sanders was second, Jim
Mayberry third, Archie Sanders fourth and Tyler Church was
Tony McKinney was another fourth time winner, but the
interesting part is it was only his fourth race in the Baton
Tire Fast and Furious front wheel drive division.
Jason Garwood was second, Nikki Long third, Stpehen
Clippard fourth and Brandon Day was fifth.
Tyler Baird picked up win number two in his first season in
the Tri County Minis. The 14 year-old held
off Billy Byden, a rookie, for the win while Hyden was second,
Matt Sizemore third, Tim McRae fourth and Bethany Bagwell
completed the top five.
The East Coast Flathead Fords made a visit to the speedway
and Rick Newsome took the win, while James Roger was the
winner in the Sportsman division.
Next Friday Night will be CarsPlus Fan Appreciation Night
with a $5 admission for all fans and the 100 lap Pepsi
Challenge Late Model Stock event. This will also be the final
points race of the season and several special activities are
planned to please the fans. Make plans to
be there for this season ending event.
Official Results September 15, 2006
Tri-County Motor Speedway
- 11 Bruce
Super Stock Challenge
21 Monty Cox
14 Davey Smart
54 Kaleb Pressley
7 Scott Franklin
2 Ricky Brown
5 Mark Livingston
82 Steve Parris
98 Bryant Wallace
43 Shawn Day
41 Brian Stahl
17 James Dolan
66 Jessica Barlowe
Tire and Chrome Mini Stocks
Tire Fast & Furious
Coast Flathead Fords