Tri-County Race Track Hosts Southern Nationals
Bonus Series for Tarheel 50 on September 30th
13th Annual running of the Ray Cook-promoted Tarheel 50 presented
by Jacky Jones Automotive Group, Rick’s Rental and Hogsed’s
Sports Wear is set for Friday Night September 30th at Tri-County
Race Track in Brasstown, N.C.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned
event will pay $4,053 to win / $400 to start event and feature
a complete show for the Super Late Models including practice,
Time Trials, Last Chance Races and the 53-lap main event.
In addition to the Southern Nationals Bonus Series
Super Late Models, the Crate Late Models will race for $600-to-win,
the Interstate Welding Modified Street division will compete
for $400-to-win, the Street Stocks will race for $300-to-win
and the Pony division will also be in competition racing for
Any Tri-County Race Track Limited Late Model driver
that’s won a race at the speedway this season is eligible
to run with the Super Late Models with a paid entry fee by the
race track and any Limited Late Model driver that hasn’t
won a race in 2016 at the speedway can run with the Crate Late
It’s been a ‘Who’s Who’
of dirt Late Model racing drivers that have attended the event
or who have won the event since the inception in 2004 at Tri-County
Race Track and when the event was held at Cleveland (TN) Speedway.
Until 2012, no driver from the Tarheel State of North Carolina
had won the event until local hot-shoe David Payne of Murphy
captured the $3,500 victory over Indiana’s Don O’Neal.
Only Casey Roberts is a three-time winner of this event.
Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga. leads the
Southern Nationals Bonus Series point standings by 50 just 50
markers over David Payne of Murphy, N.C. Third through Fifth
in the series points include Ryan King of Seymour, Tenn., Cory
Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn. and Doug Smith of Harriman, Tenn.
On Friday September 30th, both grandstand and
pit gates will open at 4:00 pm with the Driver’s Meeting
slated for 6:30 pm and racing to begin at around 7:00 pm. Adult
General Admission is $18.00 with children 11-16 admitted for
$10.00 while children ten and under are admitted for Free. Adult
Pit Passes are $30.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $15.00
while children under ten are admitted for Free.
The Southern Nationals Bonus Series by Collins
Signs will utilize the following Tire Rule for Tri-County: American
Racer 44, 48 & 56 and Hoosier 1300, 1350 & 1600. At
each Old Man’s Garage Spring Nationals, Schaeffer’s
Oil Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series event
in 2016, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event
will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC
engine will also receive a $200 bonus. American Racer South
will provide $200 to the fastest Super Late Model during Friday
In other Tri-County Race Track news, speedway
officials have announced plans for the Fourth Annual Monster
Mash show on October 14 and 15 featuring Monster Trucks and
other activities. For the first time, car racing will be featured
with the Monster Trucks. On Friday October 14th, the track will
host a Monster Truck special along with Tough Trucks and racing
for the Street Stocks and Modified Streets/602 cars. On Saturday
October 15th, the Monster Trucks, Tough Trucks, Pony Cars and
Limited Late Models/Crate Late Models will all be on hand that
night. In addition, a Demolition Derby will be featured in Saturday’s
program. More details on the event will be forthcoming on the
Tri-County Race Track website.
Further information on the Tri-County Race Track
can be obtained by calling the track Hotline at (828) 837-3815
or Ray Cook (@RayCook53) at (828) 360-5353 or log on to www.TriCountyRaceTrack.com
Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern
Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained
by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R.
Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official
website located at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
Southern Nationals Bonus Series/Tri-County Payoff:
1) $4,053, 2) $2,000, 3) $1,200, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $600,
7) $560, 8) $540, 9) $520, 10) $500, 11) $480, 12) $470, 13)
$460, 14) $450, 15) $440, 16) $430, 17) $420, 18) $410, 19)
$400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400.
Previous Tarheel 50 Winners:
2004-Billy Moyer-Batesville, AR
2005-Shane Clanton-Fayetteville, GA
2006-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, GA
2007-Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, SC
2008-Kayne Hickman-Soddy Daisy, Tenn.
2009-Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
2011-Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
2012-David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
2013-Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
2014-Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
2015-Jonathan Davenport-Blairsville, Ga.
Current Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after Sept.
1. Donald McIntosh-1,358
2. David Payne-1,308
3. Ryan King-1,066
4. Cory Hedgecock-944
5. Doug Smith-885
6. Billy Ogle Jr.-653
7. Mike Marlar-578
8. Jason Croft-518
9. Jason Welshan-510
10. Anthony White-506
10. John Ownbey-506
Southern Nationals Bonus Series Remaining Schedule:
Friday September 30-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,053
Fri/Sat October 7/8-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-$10,000
Fri/Sat October 14/15-Duck River Raceway Park-Lewisburg, TN-$13,000
Saturday November 5-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$10,000
Fri/Sat November 11/12-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-$10,000 to
Fri/Sat November 18/19-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$10,000