Monday, December 08, 2008

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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.



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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.




Press Release

By Dillon Houser / Media Director TCMS


The sounds of racing engines and screeching tires will fill the air this Friday Night as Tri-County Motor Speedway embarks on their 2008 Season.  With the recent announcement that the NASCAR Whelen All American Series is on board with TCMS this year, the buzz among race drivers and race fans have been at an all time high.  Drivers throughout the southeast are planning to invade the speedway to compete for coveted NASCAR points that enhance their chances at being Crowned the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series National Champion or the North Carolina State Champion which will pay an additional $14,000 to the winner from NASCAR.


Cars Plus has come on board to sponsor the $2,500 Triple Crown Series for the Late Model Stock Cars featuring added prize money for the top four Drivers who accumulate the most points in the three extended lap features.  The first of the Triple Crown Series Events is this Friday night with the Lowes Foods 100.


The featured division will be the NASCAR Late Model Stock Cars and already committed to run the full season are some high caliber drivers such as former TCMS track champion Josh Goble, former New Asheville Speedway track champion Lee Tissot and two time Hickory Motor Speedway track champion Andy Loden.  Each of these drivers said recently while testing their race cars during open house that the addition of NASCAR will increase the competition level and should provide high car counts.


The Limited Late Models are the sister division to the Late Model Stocks providing the drivers with less experience to gain necessary experience before moving up the racing ranks at a lower cost to them. This division will be chopped full of rookies with a few veterans mixed in and could possibly be the most exciting division to watch.


Pepsi returns as title sponsor of the Super Stock division. Steve Parris and Brian Stahl  will be some of the drivers from last year that are set to run for the track championship. 


The Baton Tire Street Stocks will have former street stock champs such as Kevin Eby and Marshall Sutton running again along with other veterans, David and Jonathon Smith and Jeremy Pelfrey.


Red Baron Race Parts will be the title sponsor for the entry level division the Hobby Stocks.  Defending track champion Nikki Long and many rookies will compete throughout the season like Todd Arnette running for rookie of the year honors and the track championship.


Throughout the 2008 Season the track will host several special events such as the Monster Truck Nationals, Super Cup Stock Car Series, UARA Stars Touring Series and the ISCAR Dash Series.


Spectator gates open at 6PM and the racing action starts at 8PM every Friday night. Courtesy of Kingsford Charcoal, Bush's Beans and BallPark Franks, there will be a picnic in the trackside parking area starting at 6:45. If you have a Lowes Foods reward card, adult admission is 50% and with the purchase of an adult admission, one child will be able to get in free with that adults ticket purchase.  Ticket prices for this weekends event are $15 adults, $13 senior citizens, $5 kids.


For more information call the TCMS office at (828)-726-6600 or visit them at


April 4th NASCAR Lowes Foods 100 Race Event Schedule


2:00 PM            Pit opens to park rigs

3:45 PM            Clear the Pits

4:00 PM            Pit pass sales and inspection begins

***Your race car must have a Tri-County Motor Speedway Safety Inspection Sticker on the race car before the car is allowed on the track for practice. You will be allowed to get your race car inspected on March 20th (5PM till Dark) practice and March 28th (5PM till 10PM) practice.

5:45 PM            Practice Rotation (5 Minutes per round)



         Super Stock

         Street Stock



         Super Stock

         Street Stock

         Hobby Stock

6:45 PM            Driver Meeting

7:00 PM            Time Trials

         Super Stocks 1 Laps

         LMSC 2 Laps

         LLMSC 1 Laps

         Street Stocks 1 Lap

7:55 PM            Pre Race (Fast Timer Dice Roll)

7:57 PM            Invocation

7:58 PM            National Anthem

8:00 PM            35 Lap Super Stock Feature

8:25 PM            Victory Lane

8:30 PM            Lowes Foods Shopping Cart Race

8:35 PM            100 Lap LMSC Feature

9:30 PM            Victory Lane

9:35 PM            35 Lap LLMSC Feature

9:50 PM            Victory Lane

9:55 PM            30 Lap Street Stock Feature

10:10 PM            Victory Lane

10:15 PM            20 Lap Hobby Stock Feature

10:30 PM            Victory Lane



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