Rob Nugent, Track Announcer
POCOLA, OK (October 3RD, 2015) – Last week’s prediction of the end of summer temps proved to be correct as it was in the mid 70’s at race time and dropped off to the mid 60’s after sunset. Once again, promoter Dan King and his track prep crew had a super smooth five lane track for racing.
The night kicked off after hot laps with trophy presentations and driver interviews for the previous week’s winners on the pass through in front of the grandstands followed by the invocation and a parade lap of the previous winners, as they presented the nation’s colors during the National Anthem.
Heat racing action for the 75 cars on hand was underway at 7:45 PM.
The intermission gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs and get some of the concession food, including $1 hot dogs and some walking tacos plus a Coca-Cola beverage to wash it all down with. It was fan appreciation night on Saturday night and quite a few drivers came up with their cars during intermission for autographs and photo taking with the fans. Several race fans and kids were also the lucky recipients free T-Shirts during the break in racing action.
The Pure Stock “A” Feature hit the track first and Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK), took home the win as Ethan Hunter (1/4 – Alma, AR) crossed the line in second ahead of Austin Farnam (38J – Fort Smith, AR).
The IMCA Sport Mod A Feature saw Ken McCarty (1 - Rogers, AR) pick up his eighth win of the season as Logan Ellis (118) finished in second ahead of Jay Rierson (71 - Booneville, AR).
The IMCA (Factory) Stock A Feature saw Kris Vaughn (35 – Spiro, OK) picking up his second win of the season and two in a row ahead of a hard charging Justin Johnson (55 – Fort Smith, AR) and Shannon Cox (75 - Greenwood, AR).
The IIMCA Modifieds rolled out next for their A feature with Tate Cole (89 - Muskogee, OK) winning for the ninth time in 2015 while Johnny Bone, Jr. (12- Pea Ridge, AR) finished in second ahead of Jake Davis (7 – Hackett, AR).
The Super Stock A Feature saw Randy Moses, II (75 – Muskogee, OK), win his first feature of the season ahead of Grant Davis (1 – Tahlequah, OK) and Dylan Davlin (26D – Shady Point, OK) who finished in second and third, respectively.
The TSS Modified A feature was up last with Tate Cole (89 – Muskogee, OK) taking home the checkers for the second time in the same night in front of Brent Holman (17 – Rogers, AR) and Randy Henson (10H – Alma, AR) in third.
Complete race results, including heats, are availableby clickin gon the results link. Final 2015 point standings are available by clicking on the points link..
Tri-State Speedway will return to action again on October 14TH, 2015 for the first night of four for the 36th Annual Spooker. The 14TH will have free grandstand admission with qualifying action starting on the 15TH. Round two of qualifying, some features and a full late model show are on tap for the 16TH. Saturday night, the 17TH, will wrap up the annual event with a night full of feature racing and another full late model show. Full details can be found on our website and social media pages.
Pit gates will open at 3:00 PM with the grandstands opening at 5:00 PM. Hot laps will begin at 6:30 PM with pre-race ceremonies to follow and green flag action at 7:00 PM. Hot laps and green flag will be one hour earlier on Saturday of the Spooker. Information on admission pricing and our complete 2015 racing schedule can always be found by clicking on the schedule link. Also, be sure to stay up to date with us via our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube which can be found by clicking the icons on the bottom of our website home page or by adding a “/” plus “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Google+” or “YouTube” at the end so it looks like www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com/Facebook, etc.
We will see YOU soon!
The 2015 Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, November 28th, 2015. This year's event will be held at the Choctaw Casino & Hotel located in Pocola, OK at 7 PM.
Tickets are now on sale and be purchased at the track. Advance tickets are only $20 per person. They will be $25 per person at the door..The public is welcome to attend.
The menu will be available in the near future and will be posted when available.
The 2015 point season wrapped up this last Saturday night at the legendary Tri-State Speedway. Not only was it a great night of racing on the famous high banks, but two track championships came down to the last points race of the season to determine the champions.
14 year old Kayden Menasco secured the 2015 IMCA Sport Mod Track Championship with his fourth place finish, The ninth grader had three A Feature wins, 16 Top 5's, 18 Top 10's and an average feature finish of fourth on his way to the championship. Menasco also picked up the Oklahoma State IMCA Northern Sport Mod Championship for 2015.
Pocola, Oklahoma's own Jeremy Vaughn had to fight hard for the 2015 TSS Modified Track Championship. Vaughn entered the last points race of the season three points out of first place and only five points ahead of third place. At the end of the race, Jeremy's eighth place finish was enough for him to win the championship by a very slim two points. Over the season's A Features, Vaughn had only one win, six Top 5's, nine Top 10's and an average feature finisah of seventh.