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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Press Release- Race Report 4-18-08

By Dillon Houser / Media Director TCMS


Hudson, North Carolina (April 18, 2008) - Round two of the Nascar Whelen All American Series on USG Sheetrock night at the races at Tri-County Motor Speedway was nothing but exciting from the drop of the Green Flag living up to the slogan where “Action is the Attraction”. With twenty of the finest late models in the southeast taking the green flag, Travis Swaim ran a blistering qualifying lap of 16.197 to take the pole but after the dice roll he would start sixth. So the top spot for the race would be given to Jarit Johnson brother of back to back Sprint Cup Champion Jimmy Johnson. 


The race was filled with side by side racing several times when the leaders went three wide. 16 year old driving sensation Matt DiBenedetto showed up right before the drivers meeting with his race team whom immediately bolted on four new Goodyear Racing Tires and took to the track for qualifying. DiBenedetto started outside pole and immediately jumped out to a 10 car length lead over Sam Watts and Kevin Leicht. Andy Loden was forced to the unfamiliar low side for the first 15 laps before making a charge to the front using his familiar high line. Meanwhile Dibenedetto, Watts and Liecht raced door to door several times while battling for the lead. Watts faded at the end with that leaving DiBenedetto, Liecht and Loden to settle who would take the win. 


A late race caution set up a Green, White, Checker finish that was something to behold. Last lap coming through turns three and four Leicht gets a run on the inside and Loden gets a run on the outside of DiBenedetto and the finish line it's DiBenedetto taking the win, Loden in second and Liecht is left spinning across the line for third. This is DiBenedetto's first ever late model victory at TCMS. He had this to say in victory lane. Its great to win here without any practice and I would also like to thank Loden and Liecht for driving me clean.


In the Limited Late Models, Jason Crouse started on the pole and lead the full distance to take the win and dominate. Last weeks winner Dexter Canipe Jr. started seventh and fought his way up to second running out of time to catch Crouse. Bill Cassavaugh finished third, with Nathan Dellinger and Chris Phipps rounding out the top five.


Pepsi Super Stock Division had Scott Franklin out front to take the win with Kevin Townsend fighting him for the win early on in the race but couldn't wrestle the top spot away. Townsend had not practiced or qualified his car due to a wedding. Jason Franklin rounded out the top three making it a family affair upfront.


A large field of Baton Tire Street Stocks saw Kevin By take the win by one car length over David Smith with Johnathon Smith finishing third.


Red Baron Race parts Hobby Stocks had Chad Miller taking the victory holding off a late race charge by the “Superman” car of Chad Harrington. Stephen Clipboard rounded out the top three.

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Tri-County Motor Speedway Race Results

Friday, April 18, 2008

Late Model Stock


1.   Matt DiBenedetto #44

2.   Andy Loden #29

3.   Kevin Leicht #2

4.   Lucas Ranson #87

5.   Sam Watts #25

6.   Jarit Johnson #7J

7.   Monty Cox #21

8.   RA Brown #60

9.   Josh Goble #7

10. Dick Brown #59

11. Roger Powell #01

12. Nick Waycaster #32

13. Bruce Greene #11

14. Stan Robinson #53

15. Travis Swaim #21S

16. Toby Parese #22

17. Dennis Gallion #28

18. Thomas Holbert #53X

19. Lee Tissot #55

20. Kevin Dill #29D


Limited Late Model Stock


1.   Jason Crouse #28

2.   Dexter Canipe Jr #3

3.   Bill Cassavaugh #21

4.   Nathan Dellinger #15

5.   Chris Phipps #37

6.   Mike Eplee #86

7.   Brad Berg #4

8.   Donnie Harmon #84

9.   Tim Wilson #7


Pepsi Super Stock


1.   Scott Franklin #7

2.   Kevin Townsend #9

3.   Jason Franklin #12

4.   Keith Hart #5

5.   Bryant Wallace #98

6.   Tom McCurry #11

7.   Brian Stahl #41

8.   Trevor Weldon #55

9.   David Webb #2



Baton Tire Street Stock


1.   Kevin Eby #03

2.   David Smith #40

3.   Jonathon Smith #99

4.   Gary Deitz #33

5.   Jeff Banks #32

6.   Greg Grindstaff #3

7.   Marshall Sutton #81

8.   Chris Kidd #7

9.   Chris Townsend #21

10. Jerry Stlens

11. Mike Hatton

12. Jonathan Goodwin #05

13. Josh Burchette #88

14. Terrence Tucker #42

15. Kevin Dill #24

16. Jeremy Pelfrey #25



Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock


1.   Chad Miller #88

2.    Wayne Harrington #3

3.   Stephen Clippard #5

4.   Scott Bumgarner #9

5.   Jimmy Whisnant #11

6.   Carroll McKinney #55



East Cost Ford Flat Heads


1.   Johnny Johnson #99

2.   James Rogers #6

3.   John Barrow #55

4.   Thomas Needham #9

5.   Jerry Tuttle #19

6.   Alan McKnight #6A

7.   Eb Clifton #53

8.   Jim Brock #00

9.   Clayton Smith #31



Road Rage


1.   Jimmy Whisnant #11

2.   Chris Gozalkowski #17

3.   Anthony McKinney #74






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