Southern Nationals Bonus Series Event at Tri-County
Postponed; Boyd's Speedway Still on for Saturday
to cold temperatures forecasted and late rain for Friday
night, promoter Ray Cook regrettably has to postpone the Season
Opening Southern Nationals Bonus Series event scheduled for Friday
Night March 17, 2017 at Tri-County Race Track. A makeup
date for the Tri-County Race is TBA.
Saturday's Shamrock 40 event at Boyd's Speedway is still on
as scheduled. Saturday March 18th the tour will visit the
David Duplissey and Dale McDowell promoted Boyd’s Speedway
in Ringgold, Ga. for a 40-lap $4,000-to-win and $400-to-start
event. This year’s edition of the Shamrock 40 will also
feature racing in the Crate Late Models ($1,500-to-win), Sportsman
($600-to-win), Hobby ($300-to-win) and Street Stocks ($300-to-win).
Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga. won the 2016 Southern Nationals
Bonus Series version of the Gobbler race that paid $10,000-to-win
at Boyd’s Speedway. Shanon Buckingham of Morristown, Tenn.
opened the 2017 season at Boyd’s Speedway with his $3,500
Cabin Fever 40 victory January 28th in the Schaeffer’s
Oil Iron-Man Championship Series event.
Tri-County Race Track Releases Action Packed 2017
Promoter Ray Cook and the Tri-County Race Track located in Brasstown,
N.C. have released the schedule of events for the 2017 racing
season. The season will officially kick-off with an open practice
session on Thursday evening March 9th from 6:00 until 9:30 pm.
The Super Late Models will see four major events. The Schaeffer’s
Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series presented by Sunoco Race
Fuels and Tennessee RV will visit Tri-County Race Track on Friday
March 17th for the Season Opener paying $3,000-to-win. The series
will again visit on Monday May 29th for the Seventh Annual Memorial
Day Championships paying $3,000-to-win while the final stop
of the series to Tri-County will be on Friday Night September
29th for the 14th Annual Tarheel 50, which will pay $4,053-to-win.
The Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented
by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV will again return to the
schedule as the track will host the second series points event
on Monday Night July 17th paying $3,500-to-win.
Click to view Marty Bingham's photos from our Monster Mash weekend!
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.” |