On Saturday night, August 1st, 2015, Tri-State Speedway will be giving away FREE kid's backpacks with paid admission. The bakpacks will be given out to the first 50 school-aged children who are accompanied by their parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) who are attending the races this weekend.
We want to help out our families, including the children, who come out and support us each weekend throughout the racing season. This will be our first year for this event and we look forward to doing it again each year going forward.
We want to give a big thanks to Menasco Racing Enterprises for providing the backpacks this weekend and for the free kid's bicycles that are given out each month during the bicycle races. Six bicycles have been given away so far this season with two more to be given away in August and and two more in September.
Racing continues this weekend with point racing in the Pure Stock, Factory/IMCA Stock, Super Stock, IMCA Sport Mod, IMCA Modified and TSS Modified classes. With the point racing season now past the half way point, the competition at the top of the classes is getting hot.
Pit gates open at 4 PM with the grandstands at 5 PM. Pre-race ceremonies are scheduled for 7:45 PM and with first green flag action at 8 PM. Adult grandstand admission is just $10, seniors (65+) are $8 and kids (6-12) are only $5. Pit passes are $30 for adults and $15 for kids (6-12).
We will see YOU this Saturday night!
Due to the "hotness" of our lovely summers in Arklahoma, we are pushing our scheduled start times back one hour.
Gates times will remain the same with pit gates opening at 4 PM and grandstand gates at 5 PM. Driver sign in will still end at 6:45 PM sharp, but hot laps will begin at 7:30 PM with pre-race ceremonies at 7:45 PM. The green flag is scheduled to drop on the first heat race at 8:00 PM. These adjustments will help keep moisture in the track longer for a better racing surface for the drivers and more excietment for our fans.
These start times will stay in place throughout the summer or until further notice. Remember to check the start times on special event flyers as they may be different.
POCOLA, OK (July 16th, 17th & 18th, 2015) –Once again the weather people were spot on with the forecast for the 17th Annual Super Stock Showdown presented by Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company. Temperatures were in the mid to high 90’s for all three days and zero rain, which is a lot better than what the track faced earlier in the season. Even with the heat of summer, the fans and drivers, all 85 of them, came out for a great three day event.
The event kicked off with open practice for any class and free grandstand admission on Thursday night and continued on Friday night with qualifying races and features for the Super Stocks with a full point show for the Pure Stocks and Factory/IMCA Stocks. Everything wrapped up on Saturday night with last chance qualifying features, a full point show for the IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Modifieds and the TSS Modifieds, plus the big 40 lap, %5,000 to win Super Stock A Feature.
The first order of business, on Saturday night, was to honor the last races (July 11th) A Feature winners with their trophies, interviews and photo taking on the pass through in front of the grandstands after the pre-race ceremonies of the invocation and the national anthem.
With the added heat and sunshine of mid-summer, the start time change to 8 PM was beneficial as the sun was on its way down at that point which helped keep the moisture in the track longer and helped the fans get a little cooler quicker. Heat racing action got underway on Friday night at 8:20 PM and on Saturday night at 8:15 PM. Both nights, intermission was underway around 9:30 PM giving everyone a chance to stretch their legs and get some of the awesome concession stand food and eat some of the world famous Menasco BBQ.
The Factory/I Stock A Feature hit the track first on Friday night with Dale Richardson (327 – Muskogee, OK) claiming his second win of the season ahead of Jay Anderson (36 – Springdale, AR and Ron Grover (27 – Pocola, OK) in third.
The Pure Stock A Feature was up next on Friday night and saw Lee Carver (42 – Lockesburg, AR) on top as Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK) crossed in second with Chris Perkins (88 - Rudy, AR) cracking the top three.
Up next on Friday night were two qualifying features for the Super Stocks. The first feature saw Kyle Slader (19S – Muskogee, OK) take the win as H Palmer (X-15 – Muldrow, OK) captured the win in the second qualifying feature.
Saturday night’s feature action started with two last change B Features for the Super Stocks. Tony Anglin (G1 – Walnut Ridge, AR) captured the first and Kent Bright (74 – Sand Springs, OK) took home the win in the second last chance B Feature.
In Saturday’s IMCA Sport Mod A Feature, Ken McCarty (1 – Rogers, AR) took home his fourth A Feature win of the season ahead of Logan Ellis (118) and Dalton Ragsdale (19S – Muskogee, OK) in second and third, respectively.
The IMCA Modified A Feature hit the track next and saw Tae Cole (89 - Muskogee, OK) go back to back for his sixth win of the season as Van Gemmill (21 –Ponca City, OK) finished in second and Zane Hunter (1/2 – Alma, AR) finished in third.
The TSS Modified A feature was up next with Jeremy Vaughn (8V – Pocola, OK) picking up his first win of the season as Jamie Hibbs (109 – Choctaw, OK) and Dalton McKenzie (8 – Van Buren, AR) in second and third respectively.
In the big $17,000 plus purse, 40 lap 17th Annual Super Stock Showdown, presented by Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company, A Feature, Burl Woods (135 – Republic, MO) withstood some late race chargers and took the win from a strong Tony Anglin (G1 – Walnut Ridge, AR) in a side-by-side run to the checkered flag as Scooter Scruggs (43 – Hensley, AR) finished close behind in third.
Complete race results, including heats, are available on our websiteby clicking on the results link. Current point standings are available by clicking on the points link..
Tri-State Speedway will be close on July 25th, 2015 for summer vacation for our employees. They will return to racing action on August 1st, 2015 with their “Back to School” point racing program that will feature free back packs for the kids.
Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with the grandstands opening at 5:00 PM. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7:45 PM with the green flag set to drop on the racing action at 8:00 PM. 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!
Tri-State Speedway this year will not only have a regular weekly program full of racing photos, previous week's winners and results and point standings for sale each week, but there will also be an additional free program.
The free program will be available at the ticket office., One or two, per admission each week will be handed out. They will contain a coloring page for the kids, an autograph page, a memorial page, this year's schedule, a history page and more.
These additional programs should be available by next weekend. The following businesses have purchased ads in this program.