OCTOBER 5, 2021
FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 at Tri-County
Race Track Postponed to Thursday, October 28
wet week with more rain to come has again impacted the inaugural
season for Castrol® FloRacing Night in America. The 18th
annual FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 presented by Jacky Jones Automotive
Group originally slated for this Thursday, October 7 at Tri-County
Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) has been rescheduled for Thursday,
October 28 and will now be the series' 2021 finale.
The rain date for the event will be Friday, October 29.
"More of the same, that's all you can say," series
general manager, Ben Shelton cynically shared. "It's been
raining there already this week, and it's supposed to rain the
rest of the week, so promoter Ray Cook decided to push the show
to later in October. Hopefully, Mother Nature will finally be
a race fan and we can get our remaining events at 411 Motor
Speedway (October 12), Volunteer Speedway (October 20), and
Tri-County Racetrack (October 28) completed."
Payne Remains Red Hot at Tri-County
Race Track; Claims $2,000 Top Prize and Guaranteed Starting
Spot in Upcoming Tarheel 50!
The penultimate event on the 2021 schedule
at Tri-County Race Track took place earlier tonight and the
program dubbed as the 'Tarheel Tune-Up' drew a solid field of
competitors in all classes. David Payne, of nearby Murphy, North
Carolina, remained red hot at the 1/4-mile oval, as he pocketed
the $2,000 winner's check in the Super Late Model division and
guaranteed himself a starting spot in the upcoming 'Tarheel
50' on Thursday, October 7, which will shell out a $10,000 payday.
Payne beat a top five that included runner-up Danny Ledford,
Shawn Chastain, Preston Crisp, and Jamie Oliver!
David Payne Earns $3,437.38 for
Clarence Barnett Memorial Win; Jason Deal Pockets $1,500 in
Labor Day Championship!
was a special night at Tri-County Race Track on Labor Day, as
the annual running of the 'Labor Day Championship' also featured
the inaugural running of the 'Clarence Barnett Memorial' for
the Super Late Models. Local favorite David Payne came out on
top of the 37-lap contest to earn the $3,437.38 top prize over
a top five that consisted of runner-up Shawn Chastain, Danny
Ledford, Jamie Oliver, and Kenny Collins. Jason Deal was also
a big winner on the evening, as he pocketed a $1,500 paycheck
in the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series showdown. Congrats
to all of our feature winners and thanks to everyone who came
out to the Brasstown, North Carolina oval to support this special
evening! (Candice McCue Photo)
Alex Vance Victorious in Street
Stock Championship During Busy Back to School Nickel Night!
A busy Back to School Nickel Night program
took place tonight at Tri-County Race Track and Alex Vance emerged
victorious in the Street Stock Championship to capture the $800
winner's check over a top five that included Lynn Burchfield,
Troy Turner, Jim Weller, and Jacob Lynch. David Payne was also
a big winner, as he claimed the $1,500 payday in the Super Late
Model portion of the show. In addition to all of the racing
action at the Brasstown, North Carolina venue, over 50 kids
were in attendance to hunt for nickels on the front stretch
during intermission and to receive multiple school-related giveaways.
Next up at Tri-County Race Track will be the annual Labor Day
Championship on Monday, September 6!
AUGUST 6, 2021
Daniel Wilson Wins at Tri-County
in Limited/Crate Division; Elkins, Burchfield, Beaver, King,
& Jones Also Victorious!
rain showers all around on Friday, Mother Nature smiled on Tri-County
Race Track and the event on August 6 went off without a hitch!
Daniel Wilson was victorious in the Limited/Crate Late Model
division at the Brasstown, North Carolina oval, as he bested
a top five that included Jason Deal, Danny Ledford, Randy Dillard,
and Ricky Smith. Other winners on the evening included Bobby
Elkins (Interstate Welding Modified Street), Lynn Burchfield
(Street Stock), Dylan Beaver (Beginner Class), Marty King (Pony),
and Shannon Jones (Front Wheel Drive). Next up at Tri-County
Race Track will be the annual "Back to School Nickel Night"
on Friday, August 20 featuring Super Late Models paying $1,500
to win and the Street Stock Championship shelling out $800 to
the winner!!! |
JULY 27, 2021
Kenny Collins Capitalizes to Claim
First Career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Victory
on the misfortune of front row starters Jensen Ford and Dale
McDowell, Colbert, Georgia native Kenny Collins assumed the
point on the sixth circuit and proved to be the class of the
field in capturing the $4,053 top prize tonight, July 27 at
Tri-County Race Track! Kenny, who started third on the feature
grid after clicking off the second quickest lap in Group A during
qualifying, then pulled away following a lap 33 restart to claim
his first career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals triumph
by a wide margin of 5.010 seconds. Kenny also became the sixth
different winner so far on the miniseries in the six events
that have escaped the wrath of Mother Nature and now finds himself
solidly in the Championship hunt. (Thomas
Point leader Donald McIntosh, who was once again behind the
wheel of a #4T machine usually driven by Blount Motorsports
teammate Tommy Kerr, advanced from his fifth starting spot to
finish a strong runner-up behind Collins. Leading Dirt Draft
Rookie of the Year contender Cody Overton pressured McIntosh
throughout the 40-lap affair, but settled for a third place
podium performance after starting seventh at the Brasstown,
North Carolina bullring. Local favorites Shawn Chastain and
David Payne rounded out the top five of the entertaining contest.
JULY 9, 2021
Jason Deal Victorious in Limited/Crate Late Model;
Wimpey, Burchfield, Beaver, Payne, and Fulford Also Win!
Even though inclement weather threatened tonight's
show at Tri-County Race Track, a strong field of competitors
showed up to the Brasstown, North Carolina facility to do battle
in a weekly program for all classes. Jason Deal came out on
top of the Limited/Crate Late Model feature event, while Seth
Wimpey (Interstate Welding Modified Street), Lynn Burchfield
(Street Stock), Dylan Beaver (Beginner's Class), Caylee Payne
(Pony), and John Fulford (FWD) also emerged victorious at the
1/4-mile oval. Thank you to everyone for coming out to the racetrack
tonight and we look forward to seeing you at our next event,
which will be headlined by a visit from the Schaeffer's Oil
Southern Nationals Series on Tuesday, July 27!
JULY 2, 2021
David Payne Pockets $2,000 for Blue Ridge Outlaw
Late Model Series Victory at Nearby Tri-County Race Track!
great crowd and a strong field of competitors filed into Tri-County
Race Track tonight for a big kickoff to the Independence Day
holiday weekend! The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model Series rolled
into town and nearby star David Payne took home the checkered
flag and the $2,000 top prize. Danny Ledford, Levi Hicks, Kip
Cochran, and Scott Shirey rounded out the top five at the Brasstown,
North Carolina venue. (Candice McCue Photo)
The KMSA Mini Stocks were also in action earlier this evening
and Tim Ladd was able to record the $1,000 payday over a top
five that included runner-up John Smartt, Daniel Moody, Austin
Baxley, and Tony Coffman. Thank you to all of our great fans
for coming out to the track tonight and congratulations to all
of our winners!!!
Ronnie Johnson Takes Topless Outlaw Late Model Series
to School to Win $2,500 Top Prize!
Topless Outlaw Late Model Series ran earlier tonight, June 18
at Tri-County Race Track, where Ronnie Johnson would dominate
the evening. With 22 cars taking time during TOS qualifying,
Group A would see Chase King set fast time while Group B would
be topped by Chattanooga, Tennessee star Ronnie Johnson. (Candice
After several botched starts, Ronnie claimed the
lead and led every lap in taking the rest of the field to school.
Ronnie, who is a National Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, who
often helps racers with advice only showed them how to get around
the bullring in Brasstown, North Carolina from a distance. Rounding
out the top five would be Chase King, Austin Neely, Jesse Lowe,
and Matt Henderson.
Memorial Day Championship $1,000 Wins Go to Vance,
Ledford, Davidson, Anderson, Garrin, and Rice!
special Thursday night edition of the annual 'Memorial Day Championship'
at Tri-County Race Track took place earlier tonight and six
different winners visited victory lane. Each class that participated
this evening at the Brasstown, North Carolina facility competed
for a $1,000 top prize. Coming out on top and receiving the
big check were winners Alex Vance (Street Stock), Danny Ledford
(Limited/Crate Late Model), Mike Davidson (Interstate Welding
Modified Street), Tucker Anderson (Beginner Class), Matt Garrin
(Pony), and Sean Rice (Front Wheel Drive). We thank each and
every team, driver, crew member, fan, and sponsor that was in
attendance tonight at Tri-County Race Track and we appreciate
you kicking off your Memorial Day holiday weekend with us!!!
(Candice McCue Photo)
MAY 14, 2021
Birthday Boy Jake Green Wires 602 Red Clay Series
Field at Tri-County Race Track for $1,000 Win!
Green became another first-time winner with the 602 Red Clay
Series on Friday night, May 14 at North Carolina's Tri-County
Race Track! Green picked up the $1,000 payday for leading all
30 laps at the bullring. He completed a clean sweep of the night
by topping qualifying, heat race action, and the main event.
Nick Sellers, Seth Wimpey, Jacob Hamby, and Jacob Parris rounded
out the Top Five finishers. Other winners tonight at "The
Tiger Pit" included David Payne (Super Late Model), Jason
Deal (Limited/Crate Late Model), Roger Beaver (Street Stock),
Tucker Anderson (Beginner Class), Marty King (Pony), and Robby
Lynch (Front Wheel Drive). (Candice McCue
MAY 7, 2021
Shannon Jones Claims $800 Top Prize in FWD Spring
Championship at Tri-County Race Track!
first points night of the 2021 racing season took place earlier
tonight at Tri-County Race Track and a large contingent of cars
showed up and showed out at the Brasstown, North Carolina oval.
Shannon Jones came out on top of the Front Wheel Drive Spring
Championship race to pocket the $800 payday over Sean Rice,
Josh Deese, Jim Exum, and Jason Coates. Other winners on the
evening included Jason Deal (Limited/Crate Late Model), Jamie
Oliver (Interstate Welding Modified Street), Roger Beaver (Street
Stock), Dillon Beaver (Beginner's Class), and Dustin Pruitt
(Pony). Up next at the track deemed as the "Tiger Pit"
will be a visit from the 602 Red Clay Series ($1,000 to win)
on Friday, May 14, along with Super Late Models ($1,500 to win)
and all of our other great classes! (Candice
McCue Photo) | full
APRIL 24, 2021
David Payne Pockets $4,053 Payday in Exciting North
Carolina State Championship
three of the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series took center
stage on Friday night, April 23 at Ray Cook's Tri-County Race
Track and local favorite David Payne came out on top of an exciting
race at the 1/4-mile oval dubbed as the "Tiger Pit."
David, who knocked down the quickest lap in Group A during the
qualifying session to earn the pole position for the 40-lap
headliner, utilized heavy lapped traffic to grab the point from
race long leader Cory Hedgecock on the 18th circuit. The Murphy,
North Carolina ace then fought back several challenges and slidejobs
from Hedgecock over the final 22 laps to claim the $4,053 top
prize in the inaugural running of the 'North Carolina State
Championship.' (Candice McCue Photo)
Hedgecock, who paced the field for the first 17 laps from the
outside of the front row, settled for a strong runner-up performance
- a mere 0.290 seconds behind Payne. Series point leader Dale
McDowell blasted from his ninth starting spot to round out the
podium in third. Another local hotshoe Shawn Chastain brought
his #x15 machine home in the fourth position, while series regular
Donald McIntosh grabbed the final spot inside of the top five.
Booger Brooks Goes Three Wide For the Lead and Eventual
Win in Thriller at Ray Cook's Hidden Gem
night had finally come to return to Ray Cook's TriCounty Race
Track in Brasstown, NC for the first time since 2019. The threat
of rain was a problem all evening long and twenty-three cars
sign in to do battle. With rain on the way adjustments were
made to the stanard show to make sure we got the feature event
in for the night. This didn't hurt the action and racing in
any way as one person said this event was the best 604 late
model race they had ever seen at the end of the night! (Candice
Tri-County local racer, Jason Deal, flexed some mussle in hot
laps as he set the quick time a of a 13.7602. Carson Ferguson
who entered his first AAS race of the year turn in second quick
in hot laps with a 13.8352. Sylvan Schuette, who has been nothing
but impressive in his first two races this year, went third
quick in hot laps with a 13.9165. William Blankenship, Warrior
Race Cars Rookie of the Year Contender, was fourth quick with
a 13.974 and Brian Kinnersley who has problems early in the
night, did have a good hot lap session in his series debut with
the fifth quick time of a 14.1587. |