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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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Tissot Edges Brown in Tight Late Model Race

By Mark Baute

Hudson, North Carolina (July 25, 2008) - With a full show of stock car racing in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Weekly Racing Series scheduled at Tri-County Motor Speedway sponsored by Fairvalue Hometown Grocery Stores, the night began with strong practices and great qualifying laps.  The top qualifiers in each division were Kevin Leicht (Late Model), Jason Crouse (Limited Late Model), Chris Townsend (Street Stock) and Chuck Wall (Mini Stock). Leicht inverted 6, Crouse 5, Townsend 2 and Wall 2.


The Pepsi Limited Late Model class rolled onto the track first Friday night.  Bill Cassavaugh jumped the start to begin the race and the caution was thrown for a restart. On lap 3, Tyler Church lost momentum trying to get around Cassavaugh and dropped back to seventh before getting back to speed and begin his way back to the front. Lap 15 caught David Currier Jr and Mike Eplee together allowing the pack to bunch together.  Chris Phipps held the lead until lap 19 when Jason Crouse passed by both Cassavaugh and Phipps with a strong run. On lap 25 a second caution was thrown as Brian Stahl and Cory Joyce both spun out by themselves on opposite ends of the track. Church had just made his move around Cassavaugh and Phipps on the previous lap getting him in second to make a run at Crouse.  Cassavaugh ended up getting third as Phipps pulled in the pits to have his car looked at. Crouse, Church, Cassavaugh, Eplee and Scott Franklin rounded out the top five.


The Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks showed their four cylinder race cars off next.  The cars wasted little time spreading out and David Hasson won with Micky Canipe, Jackie Stone, Jimmy Whisnant and Scott Bumgarner rounding out the top five.


One of the most exciting divisions at Tri-County Motor Speedway, the Baton Tire Street Stocks, showed off their skills next as Chris Townsend the pole sitter was inverted to outside pole where he beat Terrence Tucker to the line on the first lap and led the whole race without much contention from any other competitor.  On lap 7, Marshall Sutton had some bad luck spinning coming out of turn four and losing a tire as he crashed into the wall ending his night. Jeff Sparks was the man making the moves after the caution coming from ninth place all the way to fourth at the end of the 30 lap feature event.  Townsend, Tucker, Jonathon Smith, Sparks and Kody Townsend make your top five list.


During the intermission, the kids came down to the flagstand to get their fill on hot dogs. The kids had a hot dog eating contest in which the winners in the boys division went home with a large super soaker and the girl went home with a pet playland toy.


The Late Model race had plenty of action keeping everyone on their toes through the whole race. It took three laps for the first caution of the race to come out when Kevin Leicht and Grant Wimbish got together on the front stretch and Leicht got spun around.  Leicht had to do some cosmetic work to his car ready to go but got back on the track before the green flag was dropped to never lose a lap.  Two laps later Wimbish found himself tied up with Chase Austin on the back stretch and Wimbish was in the wall. Both cars went to the pits and ended their nights.  On the restart, RA Brown and Lee Tissot battled strong for the lead as Tissot drove away down the straightaways and Brown pulled under Tissot around every turn.  Tissot crossed the finish line a foot in front of Brown to take the checkers. The two veterans congratulated each other on a great run. Tissot, Brown, points leader Andy Loden, Leicht and Jesse LeFevers rounded out the top 5.


The Mini Stocks made their appearance for the first time this season putting on a show for their big 40 lap race.  Chuck Wall drove his car past the field and cruised up front by himself as it took Doug Setzer, last years points champion, four laps to make his way through traffic after having engine problems in practice and missing qualifying.  Setzer and Wall were the only two mini stocks on the lead lap when the checkers were thrown. Wall, Setzer, Scott Whittington, TJ Canipe and John Triplett rounded out the top five.


The Walt Arney Superette and Deli Road Rage cars came on the track last to beat and bang.  David Hasson, TJ Canipe and Anthony McKinney were the only 3 cars to last the battle and finish 1, 2, 3.


Next week will be having J&M Woodworking/Xtreme Trophies night at the races. We will have the Whelen Late Models (Twin 25ís), Pepsi Limited Late Models, Baton Tire Street Stocks, Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks and the Allison Legacy Series. Gates open at 6pm, Qualifying at 7pm and Features beginning at 8pm.


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Tri-County Motor Speedway Race Results

Friday, July 25, 2008

Late Model Stock

1.      Lee Tissot #55

2.      RA Brown #60

3.      Andy Loden #29

4.      Kevin Leicht #2

5.      Jesse LeFevers #43

6.      Nick Waycaster #32

7.      Lucas Ransone #00

8.      Monty Cox #21

9.      Stan Robinson #53

10.    Josh Goble #7

11.    Chase Austin #61

12.    Grant Wimbish #57

Pepsi Limited Late Model Stock

1.      Jason Crouse #28

2.      Tyler Church #07

3.      Bill Cassavaugh #21

4.      Mike Eplee #86

5.      Scott Franklin #7

6.      Mario Hernandez #5

7.      Chris Phipps #37

8.      Dana Lunsford #55

9.      Cory Joyce #33

10.    Dana Lunsford #55

11.    Brian Stahl #41

12.    David Currier Jr. #04

Baton Tire Street Stock

1.      Chris Townsend #21

2.      Terrence Tucker #42

3.      Jonathon Smith #99

4.      Jeff Sparks #71

5.      Kody Townsend #10

6.      David Smith #40

7.      Gary Ledbetter #75

8.      Mike Hatton #12

9.      Josh Burchette #88

10.    Chris Kidd #7

11.    Marshall Sutton #64

Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock

1.      David Hasson #83

2.      Micky Canipe #5

3.      Jackie Stone #10

4.      Jimmy Whisnant #11

5.      Scott Bumgarner #9

6.      Carroll McKinney #55

Mini Stock

1.      Chuck Wall #8

2.      Doug Setzer #48

3.      Scott Whittington #61

4.      TJ Canipe #18

5.      John Triplett #54

6.      Rob Lewis #98

7.      Terry Absher #40

8.      Jonathon Smith #52


Walt Arney Superette & Deli Road Rage

1.      David Hasson #82

2.      TJ Canipe #01

3.      Anthony McKinney #74





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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