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Jonathan Davenport Grabs Back-to-Back Tarheel
50 Victories at Tri-County Race Track
Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. won his second Southern Nationals
Bonus Series victory of the season on Friday Night at Tri-County
Race Track during the 13th Annual Tarheel 50. Davenport and
eventual runner-up Brandon Overton put on a driving clinic during
several laps of the main event. (McLeod Media
Five caution flags slowed the 53-lap main event. The first
yellow came out on the opening lap as Robby Moses slowed in
turn four. The field was then re-aligned and sent off again
for the start when a nine-car pileup on the backstretch again
brought out the yellow flag for the second time. The third yellow
flag would wave on lap six as front-runners Mike Marlar and
Casey Roberts would both spin together in turn one. Marlar went
pitside with damage and Roberts changed a tire and regained
the field from the back. On lap nine, George Mashburn spun with
a left front tire blown in turn four to bring out the fourth
yellow while Daniel Wilson spun his entry on lap 48 in turn
two to bring out the final caution of the race.
Morgan Turpen Takes Fifth USCS Win of the
2016 Season in Monday Night Tarheel Special!
defending United Sprint Car Series National Champion Morgan
Turpen of Cordova, TN found the track conditions of Tri-County
Race Track to her liking on Monday night, as she took her fifth
20th Anniversary USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour Presented by K&N
Filters win of the season.
The “Queen of the Wings” came from the fifth starting
spot and used the inside groove of Tri-County Race Track to
work her way through the pack. Turpen took the lead from Johnny
Bridges of Cherryville, NC on lap 22 of the 30 lap main event.
From that point in the race, the only time Turpen left the bottom
of the track was to work around lapped traffic.
“We’ve had a good car all year, and slick tracks
are our specialty, so I knew we would be tough to beat tonight,”
Turpen said. “The bottom of the track was the place to
be tonight, and that’s where we passed all of the cars
to get to the front.” |
Ledford, Parker, Smith, Taylor, Burchfield,
Saunooke, and Hedden Take Fan Appreciation Night Wins!!!
Appreciation Night drew a large contingent of fans and drivers
to Tri-County Race Track tonight and everyone was greeted to
a great night of racing action, as well as the Kids Bicycle
Races and a drivers autograph session. Danny Ledford drove his
#4 car to victory lane in the Super Late Model division. In
addition, Charlie Parker (Limited Late Model), Adam Smith (Crate
Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Modified Street), Lynn Burchfield
(Street Stock), Jamy Saunooke (Pony), and Chris Hedden (602)
all celebrated victories in their respective classes. Next up
at the 1/4-mile Brasstown, North Carolina bullring will be the
annual Back to School Nickel Night on Friday evening, August
Shanon Buckingham Takes Tri-County Victory,
Devin Gilpin to Southern Nationals Series Points Lead!
Buckingham led flag-to-flag on Thursday Night to claim his first-career
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series victory at the
Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. Buckingham also became
the 31st different winner in series history. (McLeod
Media Services Photo)
Buckingham drove the Double Down Motorsports, Tennessee RV
Sales & Service Super Center, Grand Design, Smoky Mountain
Speedway, FK Rod Ends, Hard Rock Café and Maxima Oils-sponsored
Cornett-powered Longhorn Chassis to the $3,500 payday. With
Devin Gilpin’s fourth place finish, he now takes over
the points with just four markers over Shanon Buckingham.
Casey Roberts Emerges Victorious in Independence
Day Championship for $3,000 Triumph!
Roberts is always hard to beat when he rolls through the pit
gate at Tri-County Race Track and tonight was no exception,
as he emerged victorious in the annual 'Independence Day Championship'
for the Super Late Models! Casey pocketed the $3,000 payday
in the 40-lap headliner by besting Shawn Chastain, Cody King,
David Payne, and Ronnie Payne. In addition, Matt Henderson (Limited
Late Model), Adam Smith (Crate Late Model), Greg Suddereth (Modified
Street), Bo Allison (Street Stock), Justin Woodard (Pony), and
Chris Hedden (602) all celebrated victories in their respective
classes. Next up at the 1/4-mile Brasstown, North Carolina bullring
will be Fan Appreciation Night on Friday, July 15, as each grandstand
patron will be admitted for only $7.00. All classes will be
in racing action plus the ultra-popular Kids Bicycle Races and
a drivers autograph session from 6:45-7:15pm!!!
Bobby Elkins Earns $800 Modified Street Summer
Shootout Loot; Payne, Parker, Deaver, Brook, and Woodard Also
Race Track played host to the annual Modified Street Summer
Shootout tonight and Bobby Elkins emerged victorious to pocket
the $800 winner's check! Bobby drove his #44 machine to victory
lane by besting Kenny Taylor, Booger Brooks, Brad Thomas, and
John Howard. In addition, David Payne (Super Late Model), Charlie
Parker (Limited Late Model), Drew Deaver (Crate Late Model),
Michael Brook (Street Stock), and Justin Woodard (Pony) all
celebrated victories in their respective classes. Next up at
the 1/4-mile Brasstown, North Carolina bullring will be the
Independence Day Championships on Monday, July 4 featuring Super
Late Models paying $3,000 to win!
Jamie Perry Lifted to United Crate Racing
Alliance (UCRA) Series Victor at Tri-County Race Track
United Crate Racing Alliance 'Crate Late Model Championship'
was held tonight at Tri-County Race Track for the third time
and Ringgold, Georgia's Jamie Perry added his name to the winners
sheet at the conclusion of the $2,500 to-win event at Ray Cook's
facility. Perry's first UCRA victory comes inherited after local
racer Jason Deal took the checkered flag leading all 40-laps.
Fuel issues disqualified the Copperhill, Tennesseeian handing
the victory to the "Cotton's Service Center, Secoa Technology,
NiB-One and Mark Heatherly Construction" sponsored Londhorn
The race was slowed by four cautions. Sixth-starting
Cory Hedgecock pulled off the track prior to the start of the
feature, but returned to start from his original position. He
piloted fellow Tennesseeian Matt Henderson's car.
Jonathan Davenport Victorious in SNBS Memorial
Day Championship at Tri-County Race Track!
Davenport does it again. The Blairsville, Ga. driver pulled
off his second-straight victory of the weekend on Monday night
May 30th at the Tri-County Race Track by collecting the $4,000
payday in front of another packed house during the Southern
Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned race.
Davenport became the fourth different winner of the season
and this was also his third-career series victory. Davenport
drove the # 116 normally driven by Randy Weaver to the win in
the Outlaw Racing Southeast, Stone Land Clearing and Excavating,
Mission Transport, A.F. Stone Professional Medical Service and
The Bailey Company-sponsored Cornett Racing Engines-powered
Longhorn Chassis. |
David Payne Pockets $3,000 in Spring Championship;
Deal, Taylor, Gunter, and Woodard Also Take Added Money!
rain-postponed Spring Championship took center stage tonight
at Tri-County Race Track and a $3,000 winner's check was on
the line for the ground pounding Super Late Models. At the end
of the night, David Payne was celebrating a $3,000 triumph in
the unsanctioned special over Shawn Chastain, Casey Roberts,
Austin Smith, and Ashton Winger. Also taking home added money
were Jason Deal (Crate Late Model $700), Kenny Taylor (Modified
Street $400), Marlin Gunter (Street Stock $300), and Justin
Woodard (Pony $300). Next up at the 1/4-mile Brasstown, North
Carolina bullring will be a full racing program on Friday evening,
May 20 plus Kids Bicycle Races! |
Austin Smith Takes Super Late Model Checkers;
Parker, Shook, Taylor, Gunter, and Rhinehart Also Bag Wins!
Race Track roared back to life tonight, as a full racing program
was held for all divisions. With high car counts across the
board, the action was fast and furious and Austin Smith (Super
Late Model), Charlie Parker (Limited Late Model), Brett Shook
(Crate Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Modified Street), Marlin Gunter
(Street Stock), and Bobby Rhinehart (Pony) all celebrated victories
in their respective classes. Next up at the 1/4-mile Brasstown,
North Carolina bullring will be the rain-postponed Spring Championship
on Friday, May 6 featuring Super Late Models paying $3,000 to
Collins, Parker, Deal, Taylor, Bowers, and
Pope Notch Tri-County Race Track Top Prizes!
strong field of competitors were on hand at Tri-County Race
Track tonight to brave a chilly evening, but the racing was
as hot as ever! When the checkered flag fell on the night, Kenny
Collins (Super Late Model), Charlie Parker (Limited Late Model),
Jason Deal (Crate Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Modified Street),
Drew Bowers (Street Stock), and Mitchell Pope (Pony) all celebrated
victories in their respective classes. Next up at the 1/4-mile
Brasstown, North Carolina bullring will be our Spring Championship
program on Friday, April 22 featuring Super Late Models paying
$3,000 to win! |
Chastain, Parker, Smith, Devine, Burchfield, and
Jones Victorious in Season Opener at Tri-County!
marked the 2016 season opener at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown,
North Carolina and a good turnout of racecars thrilled the fans
in attendance at the 1/4-mile bullring! As the dust settled
at the end of the evening, Shawn Chastain (Super Late Model),
Charlie Parker (Limited Late Model), Adam Smith (Crate Late
Model), Charles Devine, Jr. (Modified Street), Lynn Burchfield
(Street Stock), and Shannon Jones (Pony) all celebrated victories
in their respective classes. Next up at Tri-County Race Track
will be another full racing program on April 8, 2016, which
will mark our first points race of the season!