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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Caldwell Counties Own Takes First Late Model Win of Career

By Mark Baute

Hudson, North Carolina (July 11, 2008) - 10 Late Models, 19 Pepsi Limited Late Models, 14 Baton Tire Street Stocks, 7 Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks, 4 Carolina Vintage and 7 Road Rage equals One Great Race Night. After the qualification runs of the Late Models, Pepsi Limited Late Models, and Baton Tire Street Stocks, the pole sitters from each division came to the front stretch to roll the infamous dice to see how far back they will invert. Josh Wright rolled a five in the Pepsi Limited Late Models, Jesse LeFevers rolls a one in the Late Models and Jeff Sparks rolled a five in the Baton Tire Street Stocks.

The show began with the largest field of Pepsi Limited Late Models of the year at Tri-County Motor Speedway.  Scott Franklin was inverted to inside pole for the start of the Pepsi Limited Late Models. Jason Crouse sat outside of Franklin to take the Green Flag and wasted little time making his way around Franklin to lead the race.  It took 7 laps for Wright to fall in place behind Crouse to watch his every move and see if he could find a way around to take first place.  On lap 27 of 35, Wright made his move around Crouse and then started to pull away from the rest of the field. Wright went on to win his fourth Pepsi Limited Late Model race in a row. Wright, Crouse, Jason Grant, Franklin and David Currier Jr took the top five positions.

NASCAR’s past history of racing cars, the Carolina Vintage club, came to join the show with four V8 classics racing in present time to show what the racing was back forty plus years ago. Kenny Webb putt his ’65 Chevelle in the Chris’ Home Builders Outlet Winners Circle.

The NASCAR Whelen Late Model race showed only 10 cars but had one of the best races of the season.  Andy Loden sat on inside pole with Jesse LeFevers on the outside.  LeFevers got the better jump at the Green Flag and went out in front to start the race.  Lucas Ransone took advantage of following LeFevers around Loden on Loden’s favorite outside line and made several attempts at trying to get around LeFevers.  Ransone tried the bottom, tried the top and even stayed right on LeFevers rear end trying to see which groove the LeFevers was going to choose.  Andy Loden, Kevin Leicht and RA Brown were close behind battling for third, fourth and fifth position for much of the first 40 laps in the 50 lap feature.  Ransone spun out on the back stretch on lap 41 allowing the leaders to bunch together for a 9 lap dash to the finish.  LeFevers car got a good jump on the restart and never looked back as he took the victory. It was local Jesse LeFevers getting the win with Loden, Leicht, Brown and Lee Tissot rounding out the top five.

The Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock class made it to turn 4 on the first lap before the first caution was brought up by Jimmy Whisnant getting turned and four cars getting tangled in the mess. During the red flag, the cars were parked on the backstretch where Whisnant got out of his car and fixed his car on the track.  Whisnant then came from the back of the field to take the Checkered Flag. Mickey Canipe, David Hasson, Carroll McKinney and Scott Bumgarner rounded out the top five.

The Baton Tire Street Stock class had a caution free race that showed some talented driving by Waylon Flynn. If there was a hard charger award, he would have won it as well. Waylon Flynn did not get to qualify due to his car breaking before qualifying.  Fellow racer, Jonathon Smith had an extra car that Flynn went and picked up to allow Flynn to be able to race.  Flynn started dead last and worked his way up to third by lap 10, taking second on lap 20 and taking first away from race leader Marshall Sutton on lap 28 of 30.  On the final lap of the race, points leader, Kevin Eby and Adam Hatton got into each other causing Hatton to go up in the wall. Flynn, Sutton and Chris Townsend got to see the big wreck as they were all about to begin lapping Eby and Hatton.  Terrence Tucker and Jonathon Smith rounded out the top five in the caution free race.

Carroll McKinney won the Road Rage Event.

Next week will be having “Christmas in July” at the races. Santa Claus will be on site from 7:30-8:15. We will have the Whelen Late Models, Pepsi Limited Late Models, Baton Tire Street Stocks and Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks. Gates open at 6pm, Qualifying at 7pm and Features beginning at 8pm.


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Tri-County Motor Speedway Race Results

Friday, July 11, 2008

Late Model Stock

1.      Jesse LeFevers #43

2.      Andy Loden #29

3.      Kevin Leicht #2

4.      RA Brown #60

5.      Lee Tissot #55

6.      Grant Wimbish #57

7.      Lucas Ransone #00

8.      Monty Cox #21

9.      Nick Waycaster #32

10.    Chrissy Wallace #25

Pepsi Limited Late Model Stock

1.      Josh Wright #94

2.      Jason Crouse #28

3.      Jason Grant #17

4.      Scott Franklin #7

5.      David Currier Jr #04

6.      Tyler Church #07

7.      Kevin Townsend #9

8.      Kris Martin #5

9.      Mike Eplee #86

10.    Brad Berg #4

11.    Randy McAnulty #13

12.    Bill Cassavaugh #21

13.    Cory Joyce #33

14.    Chris Phipps #37

15.    Dana Lunsford #55

16.    David Earnhardt Jr #43e

17.    Shawn Day #43

18.    Brandon Day #31

Baton Tire Street Stock

1.      Waylon Flynn #55

2.      Marshall Sutton #64

3.      Chris Townsend #21

4.      Terrence Tucker #42

5.      Jonathon Smith #99

6.      Josh Burchette #88

7.      Mike Hatton #12

8.      Kody Townsend #10

9.      Kevin Eby #03

10.    David Smith #40

11.    Adam Hatton #24

12.    Chris Kidd #7

13.    Gary Deitz #33

14.    Jeff Sparks #71

Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock

1.      Jimmy Whisnant #11

2.      Micky Canipe #5

3.      David Hasson #83

4.      Carroll McKinney #55

5.      Scott Bumgarner #9

6.      Paul Wyatt #01

7.      Jackie Stone #10



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