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FEBRUARY 14, 2015
Opening 2015 Dates Announced; Full Schedule Forthcoming...
While the entire schedule is not ready to release as of yet, promoter Ray Cook would like to announce the 2015 opening dates for Tri-County Race Track. Our first practice will be Thursday, March 19 with another open practice scheduled for the following Thursday, March 26. The first race of 2015 will be on Friday evening, March 27, as the Southern Nationals Bonus Series invades the 1/4-mile bullring for a $3,000 to win program for the Super Late Models!

JANUARY 26, 2015
Updated Rules Now Posted; Schedule to be Released Soon...
The staff at Tri-County Race Track would like to let all of the teams and drivers know that the 2015 version of the rulebook is now available on the RULES page of the website! Also, the 2015 racing schedule should be released sometime next week. Promoter Ray Cook is tying up the loose ends on the schedule and it will be posted on the website as soon as possible!!!

OCTOBER 26, 2014
Thank You Fans and Drivers for a Great 2014 Racing Season!
Promoter Ray Cook and the staff at Tri-County Race Track would like to thank everyone who came out to the speedway for our Monster Mash weekend, as well as for your support throughout the 2014 racing season! We look forward to bringing you another full schedule of racing action in 2015! Our schedule of events will be posted sometime in January...

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OCTOBER 3, 2014
Casey Roberts Captures Third Tarheel 50 with Tri-County Southern Nationals Bonus Series Victory
Casey Roberts has been Mr. Domination at Tri-County Race Track during Southern Nationals Bonus Series races.
The Toccoa, Ga. driver took the lead away from Eric Jacobsen on the 14th lap and never looked back in route to his third-career Tarheel 50 on Friday Night October 3rd at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, N.C. This was also Roberts’ second Southern Nationals Bonus Series victory of the season. Both wins came at Tri-County. (Richard Allen Photo)

Roberts picked up $4,053 for the victory at the end of the 53 lapper while driving the Jim & Ann Cushman-owned, Cushman Paint & Body, M & S Concrete, Schaeffer’s Oil and Starette Trucking sponsored, Custom Racing Engines powered Longhorn Chassis. Pole-sitter and Bonus Series points leader Austin Smith and Eric Jacobsen brought the field to life just after 9:30 pm for the start of the main event. | more

SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
Shawn Chastain Wins Tarheel 50 Tune-Up Race; Parker, Shook, Bryson, Bowers, and Cross Also Victorious!
The Tri-County Race Track hosted the annual 'Tarheel 50' Tune-Up Race tonight and Shawn Chastain emerged victorious in the Super Late Model showdown, which also locked up the Track Championship for the x15 team! Following Chastain's machine to the checkers was Kenny Collins, Danny Ledford, David Payne, and Randy Nichols. Other winners tonight included Charlie Parker, Brett Shook, Mike Bryson, Drew Bowers, and Jamie Cross. Thanks to all of the fans, drivers, teams, and patrons that came out to the track tonight and we hope to see you back at Tri-County on Friday, October 3 for the 11th Annual 'Tarheel 50,' which will pay $4,053 to win for the Super Late Models!!!
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Anthony Nicholson Gets Redemption in USCS Sprint Action at Tri-County Race Track!
Anthony Nicholson, the 2008 USCS Rookie of the Year from Bartlett, Tennessee, stormed around the outside of K&N Filters pole-sitter Michael Miller on the opening lap of Monday night’s 30-lap “Thunder in the Mountains” Labor Day Classic A-main and never looked back, wiring the field en route to his fourth USCS victory of 2014 at Ray Cook’s Tri County Race Track. The win was Nicholson’s eighth career USCS feature win and fourth of the 2014 season.

The victory also redeemed Nicholson for being passed by 10-time series National Champion Terry Gray at the same race track where he lost the battle inside of four laps to go seeking his first series win during his rookie year in 2008. Nicholson has now doubled his career series win total this season from four to eight. | more

AUGUST 23, 2014
Ray Cook Would Like to Thank Everyone for Attending the 2nd Annual Tarheel Nationals for Go-Karts!
Promoter Ray Cook and the staff at Tri-County Race Track would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd Annual 'Tarheel Nationals' for Go-Karts. The 17-class show drew a whopping 281 entrants to the Brasstown, North Carolina facility - a significant increase in competitors from 2013. We look forward to hosting the Go-Karts again next season!!!

AUGUST 15, 2014
Back to School Nickel Night Wins Go To Oliver, Ledford, Anderson, Bryson, Burchfield, and Kelly!
The ever-popular Back to School Nickel Night took place on Friday, August 15 at Tri-County Race Track and a strong field of competitors piled into the pit area for a pair of special events for the Street Stock and Pony divisions. In addition to all of the kids that found nickels on the racetrack, other winners for the evening included Jamie Oliver, Danny Ledford, Jacob Anderson, Mike Bryson, Lynn Burchfield, and Kevin Kelly. Congratulations to all of tonight's winners and we thank each and every one of you for coming out to the racetrack!!! | more

JULY 26, 2014
Thanks to Everyone for Coming Out for the SEMDTRA Show at Tri-County Race Track!!!
Promoter Ray Cook would like to thank everyone for coming out to Tri-County Race Track on Saturday, July 26 for the special SEMDTRA Flat Track Motorcycle show! We had 101 entries this year, which was up significantly from last season. Congratulations to all of the winners from Saturday and we look forward to hosting another SEMDTRA event next year! Next up at the Brasstown, North Carolina bullring will be a special program this Friday, August 1 featuring Limited Late Models $1,200 to win, Street Stock $500 to win, and Pony $500.00 to win. The Crate Late Models and Modified Street classes will run a regular show, while the Super Late Models will be taking the weekend off. We look forward to seeing you at the races this Friday night!!!

JULY 4, 2014
Casey Roberts Rides to Thrilling Victory in Southern Nationals Bonus Race Action at Tri-County
The adage of “taking the bull by the horns” applied to Casey Roberts of Toccoa, GA on Friday evening at Tri-County Race Track as he led all 40 laps of the Circuit World Independence Day Championship for the Southern Nationals Bonus Series driving his Cushman Motorsports owned Cushman Paint and Body/M&S Concrete/Starrette Trucking/Schaeffer Oil/Hoosier Tire South sponsored #101 Longhorn Chassis, Custom Race Engines powered mount.

The win by Roberts made him the fourth different winner in four Southern Nationals Bonus Series events so far in 2014, but the victory was not easy for Roberts as Kennie Compton, Jr., who started 15th, charged his way to second and pressured Roberts over the final few laps, but would come up a bit short in his charge to the front. | more

JUNE 20, 2014
Booger Brooks Takes Modified Street Summer Shootout; Chastain, Parker, Shook, Morrow, and Cross Also Bag Wins!
A healthy crowd and a strong field of cars converged on Tri-County Race Track tonight for the Modified Street Summer Shootout, which was accompanied by a full racing program for all of the other divisions. Booger Brooks took home the $800 payday for the Modified Street special, as he put his #48 in victory lane over Greg Suddereth, Charles Devine, Jr., Jim Twiggs, and Mike Bryson. Other winners on the evening were Shawn Chastain, Charlie Parker, Paydon Shook, Andy Morrow, and Jamie Cross. Next up will be the annual Circuit World 'Independence Day Championship' on Friday, July 4 featuring Super Late Models (Southern Nationals Bonus Race) paying $3,000 to win! Plus a HUGE fireworks extravaganza!!! | more

JUNE 6, 2014
Welshan DQ Gives Johnson NeSmith Chevrolet DLMS Bill Hendren Memorial 40 Win at Tri-County!!!
When Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN climbed from his NeSmith Chevrolet Special in the Tech Area after what appeared to the be a second-place finish on Friday night in the Bill Hendren Memorial 40 at Tri-County Race Track, he was all smiles after a four-car three-wide battle for the runner-up spot. A few minutes later, Johnson was declared the winner.

The apparent winner of the race, Jason Welshan of Maryville, TN, who took the checkered flag with a full straightaway advantage over Johnson, was disqualified during the post-race technical inspection when it was discovered that a tire that came off his Hidden Hollow Motorsports Special had been chemically altered. That gave the defending NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Champion Johnson his second win of the season and the 19th of his series career. The victory also gave Johnson the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series point lead in the battle for the $20,000 National Championship by four points over Mack McCarter of Gatlinburg, TN. | more

MAY 16, 2014
Charlie Parker Nabs $1,200 Spring Championship Payday; Works, Taylor, Bowers, and Beaver Also Take Victories!
Fans and drivers had to wait a week for the annual 'Spring Championship' to take place due to weather, but the wait was well worth it, as the racing action at Tri-County Race Track was fast and furious! Charlie Parker emerged victorious in the Limited Late Model division and pocketed $1,200 for his efforts. Other winners for the night included: Tanner Works (Crate Late Model), Kenny Taylor (Modified Street), Drew Bowers (Street Stock), and Lucas Beaver (Pony). Next up at the Brasstown, North Carolina bullring will be the 'Memorial Day Championship' on Monday, May 26 featuring Super Late Models racing for a $3,000 paycheck. The event will be part of Ray Cook's Southern Nationals Bonus Races! | more

APRIL 25, 2014
Shawn Chastain, Charlie Parker, Jason Deal, Greg Suddereth, Ty Crisp, and Jamie Cross Off to Fast Points Start!
The 2014 points season at Tri-County Race Track kicked off tonight and a huge turnout of cars piled into the pit area at the Brasstown, North Carolina bullring. Those that got off to a fast start in the points include winners Shawn Chastain (Super Late Model), Charlie Parker (Limited Late Model), Jason Deal (Crate Late Model), Greg Suddereth (Modified Street), Ty Crisp (Street Stock), and Jamie Cross (Pony). Thank you to each fan, driver, sponsor, crew member, and everyone that turned out for our event tonight and we look forward to seeing you at the track for the 'Spring Championship' on Friday night, May 9! | more

APRIL 10, 2014
Mike Marlar Takes Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series Victory in Tri-County Debut!
Mike Marlar took the lead from Billy Ogle, Jr. on lap five and led the remaining distance for his first-career Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil victory on Thursday night, April 10th at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC. The Winfield, Tenn. driver earned $4,000 for his efforts while driving the Ronnie Delk owned, Cornett Racing Engines powered Rocket Chassis. Marlar’s sponsors include Delk Equipment, R&S Trading, and VP Race Fuels. This was Marlar’s first win at the Ray Cook-promoted oval in his first career visit.

FK Rod Ends Fast Timer Marlar and Ogle led the field of 22 to the start for the 40-lapper with Ogle taking to the point and the early lead. The yellow would wave before a lap would be completed because of a false start. This would bunch the field up again for the restart. Ogle would then jump to the point with Marlar in hot pursuit. The next yellow flag would wave on lap one as Joe Armistead, Jr. would come to a stop in turn one. By lap four, Marlar would catch Ogle and make the pass coming off of turn four on the fifth lap to take the lead. On lap five the yellow would fly as Victor Lee and Donald McIntosh made contact in turn four and came to a stop. The lap-16 yellow flag would wave as Ray McElhiney made contact with Austin Smith in turn one. The final yellow would wave as David Payne slammed the wall in turn two after jumping the cushion. | more

APRIL 7, 2014
Tri-County Race Track Goes for Third Try at Spring Nationals Series this Thursday, April 10!
The Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals Series by Schaeffer’s Oil will get a third try at racing action this coming Thursday evening, April 10 at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina. After rains washed out the racing action the last two Friday nights, track & series promoter Ray Cook has dubbed this coming Thursday night as the makeup date for the event, which will pay $4,000 to win and $400 to start for the Spring Nationals Series-sanctioned event. The weather forecast for this Thursday looks more promising, so the cars will take to the track for this special event at the track located minutes outside of Murphy, North Carolina.

The Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina will be the fourth event on the schedule paying $4,000 to win / $400 to start on Thursday night, April 10. The support classes that evening include the Crate Late Models racing for $600 to win, the Interstate Welding Modified Street division will race for $300 to win, and the Street Stocks will be competing for $250 to win. A $200 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing Steel Head/Spec or 525 Late Model to make the show and $100 for the second-highest finisher in the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event. Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Georgia won in exciting fashion during last year's series visit - capturing the $4,000 payday over Billy Ogle Jr. and Stacy Boles. | more

JANUARY 21, 2014
Tri-County Race Track Releases 2014 Schedule of Events Highlighted by Multiple Specials!!!
Track Promoter Ray Cook and the staff at the Tri-County Race Track are pleased to announce their 2014 schedule of events, which can be found on the SCHEDULE page of the website! The schedule has a little something for everyone, as special events will be held for all classes including visits by the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals, NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, USCS Sprint Car Series, and Southern Nationals Series Bonus Races. In addition, the Go-Karts, Flat Track Motorcycles, and Monster Trucks will once again pay a visit to the 1/4-mile bullring in 2014.

We look forward to starting our season with an open practice session from 6:00pm - 10:00pm on Friday, March 21. Pit admission will only be $15.00, while grandstand admission for practice will be free!


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