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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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.



CRA Super Late Models to Invade North Carolina for “CRA All-Star Twin 150’s Weekend”

Tri-County Motor Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway to be Featured in the Friday/Sunday Double Header


Hudson, North Carolina (February 3, 2009) - Officials from Champion Racing Association (CRA), weekend promoter Curtis Venable, and track officials at Tri-County Motor Speedway and Hickory Motor Speedway, announced today that the CRA Super Series Late Models will be featured in a double-header weekend May 21 & 23.  The event will feature “All Stars” from Super Late Model teams from around the county, as well as All-Stars from the highest levels of racing.


While this is big news for racing, it’s even bigger news for charity, as weekend promoter Curtis Venable has announced that every dollar of profit will go to a major, local charity to be named at a later date.  According to the first time promoter, “I said from the very beginning I didn’t have a desire to make money from these events, I just wanted to put on some pretty cool races and support an important charity.  SASE Surfacing, one of my suppliers has already stepped up in a big way to support the events, which will help make the weekend more profitable, and thus, more money for our charity to be announced soon.” 


Venable has a successful concrete re-surfacing company and a race team that features Jeff Fultz as his driver.  “We enjoy racing with CRA every chance we get and wanted to bring that style of racing here to the Carolinas.”  The two events will be part of CRA’s “Southern Six-Pack Tour,” a southern mini-tour of races that will feature six events in the south.  Besides the All-Star Twin 150’s, there will be two events at Gresham Motorsports Park, the North South Shoot-out at Concord and a sixth event to be named at a later date.


The first of the All-Star Twin 150’s will be held Friday May 21st at Tri County Motor Speedway.  The banked 4/10 mile Speedway is run by promoter Rita Martin and is approximately 70 miles from Charlotte.  “We’re really looking forward to working together,” Martin commented about the first CRA event to be held at her facility.  “Hosting this event on our traditional Friday night is going to be great for everyone!”


Saturday will be another great day for the teams and fans.  There is no Super Late Model race scheduled for Saturday, so they can head out to Lowe’s Motor Speedway for Saturday Night’s Sprint All-Star Race for the NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers.


Then on Sunday May 23rd, the CRA Super Late Model teams will be back in action at the legendary Hickory Motor Speedway.  The .363 mile track is known as “The Birth Place of NASCAR Stars” and “The World’s Most Famous Short Track”.  Track general manager Kevin Piercy is thrilled about the double-header weekend and noted “I’m excited and look forward to having CRA here.  Hickory Motor Speedway provides a legacy for the CRA Series and drivers that cannot be compared to any other short track.”


 The excitement for this event is contagious.  CRA managing partner R. J. Scott commented, “There has been a great spirit of co-operation around this event.  Everyone from the tracks, the sponsors, and Curtis have been great to work with.  It’s going to be a lot of fun for the racers to make a trip into the “Heart of Racing.”  They’ll race twice, get some great recognition and get to go to the Sprint Cup All-Star race...all in one weekend.  It’s a racing trip for the ages as far as I’m concerned...and at the end of the day all the event profits go to they doesn’t get any better than that!”


The benefits for the great short track racers in the country will be obvious, but the added excitement from having Cup drivers involved adds even more to the weekend.  Weekend promoter Venable noted, “I’m planning to have a Cup driver in one of my cars at both events, and we’ve already gotten word of one or two more likely to be part of the weekend.  It’s going to be a great weekend for short track racers, exposure wise...and great for our charity!”


For more information on the CRA All-Star Twin 150’s weekend and the announcement on the 6th and final event in the 2010 CRA Southern 6-Pack Tour in the coming weeks, visit




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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