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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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Packed House Puts On A Great Show At Tri-County

By Mark Baute


Hudson, North Carolina (August 22, 2008) - The final week of NASCAR sanctioned points racing ended with a bang. Stands were packed, pits were packed and when added together makes a great show.  The Cars Plus third leg of the Triple Crown Late Model event was the main event scheduled for the beautiful Friday evening. Joining the show was the Pepsi Limited Late Models, Baton Tire Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stocks, Tarheel and Carolina Vintage Clubs, East Coast Flat Head Fords and the Walt Arney Superette and Deli Road Rage all in action.

The East Coast Flat Head Fords started the show off with Johnnie Johnson leading all 20 laps to win the Sportsman division and James Rogers finishing second to win the Modified division.

The Baton Tire Street Stocks were next on the show and Jonathon Smith got out to lead the race early as the top two in points seemed to show difficulty with their motors early in the race.  Chris Townsend never lost a lap because he pitted under caution. Terrence Tucker ended his night on lap 8 and never came back out. Chris Townsend ended up winning the points championship. Kevin Eby made his pass around Smith on lap 17 and pushed on for the win. Smith, Marshall Sutton, Waylon Flynn and David Smith rounded out the top five.

The Hobby Stock feature showed some high tempers as drivers battled for the top positions. Scott Bumgarner and Brad Ballard got into each other twice and both were eventually black flagged.  Brandon Ballard passed Jackie Stone on lap 19 to take the lead and come to the checkers.  Points Champion Jimmy Whisnant came in third followed by Scott Bumgarner and Tim Clark.

The Cars Plus Triple Crown finale of Late Models was next on the show.  100 green flag laps was all that stood in front of Matt McCall and conquering the feat of winning all three events.  McCall set a blistering pole of 16.125 setting a new track record, but after rolling a 3 on the dice Lucas Ransone and RA Brown sat in front of McCall. Several UARA drivers joined the field as they are set to have an event next Friday night here at Tri-County.  Ransone took advantage quick at the start of the race and jumped out to nearly a half a straightaway lead on the rest of the field. McCall worked patiently around Brown and did not seem to make much of a jump on Ransone throughout the race. Jake Crum, UARA points leader, had a quick car and was challenging early in the race until his team decided to make some pit stops to try some new things out before next week.  Lee Tissot, Brown and Jesse LeFevers battled throughout the whole 100 laps staying right with McCall.  Late caution on lap 77 was all the McCall needed to take advantage of the tires that Ransone had wore out. McCall took the lead and hammered down with his brand new Toyota Camry body to take the lead and never look back.  McCall, Ransone, Brown, Tissot and LeFevers rounded out the top five. Andy Loden has had the points lead locked up for the last couple of weeks and finished 8th.

The Mini Stocks came back and joined the show fielding 10 cars. Chuck Wall and Dennis Setzer both worked hard all night. At the end of 25 laps Wall beat Setzer to the line to win.  Scott Whittington, Rob Lewis and John Triplett finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

The Tarheel Vintage Club joined by the Carolina Vintage Club came together and put on a race. Due to time restraints and accidents, Johnny Gregory from the Tarheel Vintage club won the race. Keith Creswell came in second from the Carolina Vintage Club.

Time became a heavy issue as the Pepsi Limited Late Models rolled out on the track.  After a caution on the first lap, Jason Crouse and Cory Joyce were sent to the rear of the field to try and speed up the race.  Crouse did not waste any time making his way back to the front as another caution on lap 9 took out Tyler Church, Chris Phipps and Josh Wright.  The race was called after 15 laps.  Early trouble with handling issues in Scott Franklinís car and a great run by Bill Cassavaugh determined the points champion in this division.  Separated by only 8 points coming into this race Cassavaugh went out and got the job done earning his points championship with a win. Crouse finished second followed by Jason Smith, Mike Eplee and Cory Joyce.

The Walt Arney Superette & Deli Road Rage went out and put on another great show with Carroll McKinney winning, Olen Bowers second and Jim Weatherford third.

Next week we will be having the UARA-Stars here at Tri-County Motor Speedway. Joining them will be the Baton Tire Street Stocks and the Walt Arney Superette & Deli Road Rage.


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Tri-County Motor Speedway Race Results

Friday, August 22, 2008

Late Model Stock

1.    Matt McCall #23

2.    Lucas Ransone #00

3.    RA Brown #60

4.    Lee Tissot #55

5.    Jesse LeFevers #43

6.    Todd Goble #42

7.    Grant Wimbish #57

8.    Andy Loden #29

9.    Toby Parese #22

10.   Josh Goble #7

11.   Clay Greenfield #84

12.   Monty Cox #21

13.   Ryan Truex #56

14.   Tyler Brown #15

15.   Patrick Molesworth #47

16.   Stan Robinson #53

17.   Garrett Campbell #12

18.   Jake Crum #1

19.   Candace Muzney #92

20.   Mike Freeman #29F

21.   David Latour Jr. #89

22.   Dexter Canipe Jr. #37

23.   JR Allen #01

Pepsi Limited Late Model Stock

1.    Bill Cassavaugh #21

2.    Jason Crouse #28

3.    Jason Smith #71

4.    Mike Eplee #86

5.    Cory Joyce #33

6.    Brandon Cox #14

7.    Josh Wright #94

8.    Tyler Church #07

9.    Chris Phipps #37

10.  Scott Franklin #7

Baton Tire Street Stock

1.    Kevin Eby #03

2.    Jonathon Smith #99

3.    Marshall Sutton #64

4.    Waylon Flynn #55

5.    David Smith #40

6.    Mike Hatton #12

7.    Chris Townsend #21

8.    Chris Kidd #7

9.    Stephen Clippard #24

10.   Josh Burchette #88

11.   Terrence Tucker #42


Red Baron Race Parts Hobby Stock

1.    Brandon Ballard #4

2.    Jackie Stone #10

3.    Jimmy Whisnant #11

4.    Scott Bumgarner #9

5.    Tim Clark #19

6.    Brad Ballard #5

7.    Carroll McKinney #55

Mini Stock

1.    Chuck Wall #8

2.    Doug Setzer #48

3.    Scott Whittington #61

4.    Rob Lewis #98

5.    John Triplett #54

6.    Shane Canipe #09

7.    Jason Enders #23

8.    John Isaac #51

9.    Chris Huffman #52

10.  Scott Bumgarner #19

Walt Arney Superette & Deli Road Rage

1.    Carroll McKinney #83

2.    Olen Bowers #77

3.    Jim Weatherford #OU812

Tarheel/Carolina Vintage

1.    Johnny Gregory #12

2.    Keith Creswell #9

3.    Ken Webb #77

4.    Doug Howell #31

5.    Wayne Hearne #3

6.    Danny Castell #41

7.    Bill Webb #16

8.    Ed Ritchey #97

East Coast Flat Head Ford

1.    Johnnie Johnson #99

2.    James Rogers #6

3.    John Barrow #55

4.    Clayton Smith #31

5.    Thomas Needham #9

6.    Jerry Tuttle #19

7.    Chris Malcom #4




Current Point Standings



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Effective Immediately

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Tri-County Motor Speedway

4405 Hickory Nut Ridge Road

Hudson, North Carolina 28638

Office:  828-726-6600

Fax:  828-726-0800