Right Place, Right Time for Richie Pratt Jr in $5,000
Tri-County Race Track Feature Win
Pratt scored his first Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super
Series (STSS) Fueled By Sunoco win in dramatic fashion, taking
the lead at halfway after the top four drivers piled-up before
then holding off a high-flying Alex Yankowski for the Tri-County
Racetrack trophy in the Hurlock Auto and Speed ‘Return
to Racing’ 50-lap feature.
“Last night we were in the wrong place at the wrong time
on the second lap, but tonight we were in the right place,”
Pratt said. “The top four all had problems and we were
there to capitalize on it.”
Stewart Friesen picked up where he left off Thursday night,
leading the way at the start of Friday’s 50-lap feature
and leaving Richie Pratt and Tyler Dippel to battle for second.
That battle didn’t last as long as hoped, as Dippel went
around on lap five. A big pileup on the restart sent Larry Wight’s
brand new Teo Pro Car flipping in its first event, but Wight
continued on track and Friesen continued to lead.
Friesen Finds the Top Side of Tri-County Race Track
to Score $3,000 Return to Racing Win!
Bob Hilbert Sportswear Short Track Super Series (STSS) Fueled
By Sunoco made a wild return to racing at Tri-County Racetrack,
with Stewart Friesen completing a “spin and win”
to grab the checkered in the Hurlock Auto and Speed 40-lap feature
event while picking up the $3,000 payday.
“It was an awesome race car,” mentioned Friesen.
“Thanks to Halmar, thanks to all my guys. There is a lot
of great things going on. Halmar is delivering food and trying
to raise money to help out people in need. People Upstate (New
York) and in the Northeast hopefully get some satisfaction watching
these cars down here in the south. This is awesome.”
The event was streamed live via Dirt Track Digest TV, kicking
off a three-race swing through the Carolinas by the STSS.
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Tri-County Opens Back Up; Jason Deal Records Win
in Limited/Crate Division!
Tri-County Race Track opened back up tonight
and even though plans were announced at the last minute - a
total of 54 racecars piled into the Brasstown, North Carolina
oval to do battle in a weekly event. With no fans allowed on
the premises due to COVID-19 restrictions, all of the action
was broadcast on the track's Facebook page. Jason Deal picked
up the checkered flag in the Limited/Crate Late Model division,
while Jacob Parris (Interstate Welding Modified Street), Charles
Devine, Jr. (Street Stock), Marty King (Pony), Dante Curtis
(Beginner Class), and Jacob Sharp (Front Wheel Drive) also reached
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Shane Clanton Survives Late Race Challenge to Win
Schaeffer's Oil Tarheel Invitational!
Clanton, of Zebulon, Georgia, survived a late-race challenge
from fellow Peach State driver Donald McIntosh for a $4,000
victory in tonight's inaugural 'Schaeffer's Oil Tarheel Invitational
presented by PitStopUSA.com.' The special event was held with
no race fans due to COVID-19 restrictions, but was broadcast
to a huge throng of people LIVE on both DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing.com.
(Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)
Shane qualified third quickest of the 25 invitees
during the time trial session prior to securing a triumph in
the dash. After rolling off from the pole position in the 40-lap
main event and turning down an opportunity to start at the tail
of the field to vie for a $25,500 payday with bonuses, Shane
led the majority of the action-packed race to pick up the checkered
flag over McIntosh, David Payne, Casey Roberts, and Brandon
Overton! | full
Tri-County Race Track Restarts Dirt Late Model Action
with April 30’s Schaeffer’s Oil Tarheel Invitational!
The return of Dirt Late Model racing
is coming sooner than everyone might have thought. Veteran racer
and promoter Ray Cook will bring competition back on Thurs.,
April 30, at his Tri-County Race Track with the running of the
Schaeffer’s Oil Tarheel Invitational presented by PitStopUSA.com,
a 40-lap Super Late Model event paying $4,000-to-win that will
be broadcast live on DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing.
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Special precautions due to the Covid-19 pandemic will be in
place during the night of competition with no race fans allowed
to attend the event and track officials enforcing strict social-distancing
measures for each of the 25 invited race teams. Each race team
will be permitted only two pit crew members and haulers will
be required to park at least 25-30 feet away from each other
to ensure space between attendees.
Cook has been in direct contact with the Clay County Commissioner,
Clay County Health Commissioner and Clay County Sheriff’s
office in order to clear his plan to open Tri-County for racing
in a manner that follows all guidelines and recommendations
amid the coronavirus crisis. In addition, the Clay County Sheriff
will be on the grounds with deputies the night of the event
to ensure proper social distancing measures will be enforced.
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Racing Action at Tri-County Race Track Postponed
the new guidelines set by the governor on March 30th, Tri-County
Race Track will not be racing during the month of April. We
hope when the 30 day ban lifts that we can get the 2020 season
started with the first race to be run on Friday night, May 8th.
Details on this race and the new updated schedule for the remainder
of the 2020 season will be released the week of April 27th.
Between now and then, the track is available for testing with
groups of 10 or less. Anyone interested in testing, please call
Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353. (Brian McLeod/Dirt
"Our plans are to race as much as possible
when the bans are lifted. Until then, please stay safe and keep
praying for each other and our country," quoted promoter