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We would like to officially welcome Tommy New to the Tri-State Speedway family. Tommy will be taking over the reigns as the promoter at the legendary facility in Pocola, OK.
Tommy is from Hector, AR (close to Russellville) and has raced for numerous years in the familiar blue and yellow 43N stock car. We think that he will do an outstanding job for us.
Final rules for the 2017 season will be available soon.
Please join us in welcoming Tommy!

Tri-State Speedway will be running Pure Stocks, Super Stocks, USRA Modifieds and IMCA Modifieds in 2017.
The Pure Stocks will be running the same rules as 2016, except they will be allowed to run floater rear ends.
The Super Stocks will be running the same rules as 2016, except they will be allowed to run alcohol.
Complete rules will be published soon.
 
Major race dates are as follows:
March 23-25: 38th Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Kegger
May 6: 10th Annual Danny Martinez, Jr. Memorial Races
Law Enforcement, Fire Fighters and EMT Night
July 1: 46th Annual Firecracker Spectacular & 5th Annual Curtis Tennant Memorial Races
July 20-22: 19th Annual $5,000 to win Super Stock Showdown
August 5: 38th Annual Coca-Cola Summertime Classic
August 19: 9th Annual Tillman Evans Memorial Races
September 23: 47th Annual Point Championship Races
October 11-14: 38th Annual Spooker
These dates are tentative and may change. We also plan on racing weekly. Other dates, specials, etc. will be filled in soon.
 
We are looking forward to our 47th consecutive year of racing on the famous high banks in Pocola, OK of the legendary Tri-State Speedway.
 
We will see YOU there!
 

The Tri-State Speedway 2016 Awards Ceremony and Banquet will be held on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the new DoubleTree by Hilton Fort Smith City Center in downtown Fort Smith at 700 Rogers Avenue. This is the old Holiday inn that has been completely remodeled from top to bottom.
The event will start at 7 PM. There will a choice of beef or chicken with sides and dessert.
Advance tickets are only $25 and $30 at the door (if any are available.) Tickets are now available from Angela Bourland, Mary Gray or Rob Nugent. If you live out of town and can't meet them for a ticket, you can download the Square Cash app and purchase tickets there that will be mailed to you. Here's how: From the Google Play store, click https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.squareup.cash and from iTunes, click here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/square-cash-send-money-for/id711923939?mt=8 Then search for $AngelaBourland. Add $1 for processing and she will mail them to you after you message her on FB with your name and address.
We will see YOU there!

 

Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media

THE EVENT

POCOLA, OK (October 12-15, 2016) – The 37TH Annual Spooker put the finishing touches on another hugely successful season at the famous high banks in Pocola, OK. The $60,000 plus prize money, four day, 261 car event culminated the 46TH consecutive season of racing that started all the way back in 1971.

The event started on Wednesday, the 12TH, with a practice session for over 70 drivers who wanted to get a head start on the competition.

NIGHT TWO

Night number two, on Thursday the 13TH, of the event showcased some of the smaller classes of cars and qualifying races for some others.

The pre-race ceremonies started at 7:00 PM and included the invocation, by Donnie Westbrook, followed by the presentation of the nation’s colors during the National Anthem by several cars.

The race program started with heat racing for the Mini-Stocks, Front Wheel Drives, Lead Sleds, Pure Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars/Factory Stocks. After intermission, there was feature racing for the Mini-Stocks, Front Wheel Drives and Lead Sleds. There were also qualifying races for the Pure Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars/Factory Stocks until the rain showers started forcing them to continue at the start of night three.

TOP THREE – NIGHT TWO

The first race on the track after intermission was the Front Wheel Drive A Feature and saw Chris Tuck (6T – Van Buren, AR) pick up the win over James Poe (919 – Gravette, AR) and Dakota Stogsdill (7).

Up next were the Mini-Stocks for their A Feature that saw Chris Tuck (6T – Van Buren, AR) pick up his second win in as many classes while Johnny Gregory (81 – Alma, AR) finished in second with James Boyster (64 – Bonanza, AR) in third.

Next was the Lead Sleds for the last A Feature of the night. Terry Cook (11X) pulled off the win over Kim Wheeler (80) and Bob Halford (52 – Booneville, AR).

Complete A Feature results for night two are listed at the bottom of this release. All race results, including heats and qualifying features (ran on night three), are available on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com.

NIGHT THREE

Night number three, on Friday the 14TH, of the event brought more than 200 cars to the track for heats, qualifying races and features for others.

The pre-race ceremonies started at 7:00 PM and included the invocation, by Donnie Westbrook, followed by the presentation of the nation’s colors during the National Anthem by several cars.

The race program started with the continuation of the qualifying features that were rained out from the night two. Heat racing for the Super Stocks, Grand Nationals, IMCA Sport Mod/USRA B Mods, IMCA Modifieds and USRA Modifieds followed.

During intermission several drawings were held for prizes as well as the 50/50 drawing. After intermission, there was feature racing for the A Feature races for the Pure Stocks and IMCA Stock Cars/Factory Stocks along with qualifying features for the Super Stocks, Grand Nationals, IMCA Sport Mod/USRA B Mods, IMCA Modifieds and USRA Modifieds.

TOP THREE – NIGHT THREE

The first race on the track after intermission was the Pure Stock A Feature that saw Kyle McAllister (18K – Fort Smith, AR) take home the trophy over Kris Vaughn (35 – Spiro, OK) and Daniel Tarkington (69 – Checotah, OK).

The last A Feature race of the night was for the IMCA Stock Cars/Factory Stocks. Mike Wiseman (1 – Muskogee, OK) crossed the finish line first ahead of Buck Schaforth (M35 – Orient, IA) and Justin Green (55 – Mounds, OK).

Complete A Feature results for night three are listed at the bottom of this release. All race results, including heats and qualifying features, are available on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com.

NIGHT FOUR

Night number four, on Saturday the 15TH, of the event again saw more than 200 cars invade the track for last chance qualifying races and the big money features for others.

The pre-race ceremonies started at 5:30 PM and included the invocation, by Donnie Westbrook, followed by the presentation of the nation’s colors during the National Anthem by several cars.

The race program started with heat racing for the Southern Outlaw Late Models along with last chance qualifying (LCQ) features for the Super Stocks, Grand Nationals, IMCA Sport Mod/USRA B Mods, IMCA Modifieds and USRA Modifieds.

During intermission several drawings were held for prizes as well as the huge 50/50 drawing. After intermission, there was feature racing for the A Feature races for the Southern Outlaw Late Model Series, Super Stocks, Grand Nationals, IMCA Sport Mod/USRA B Mods, IMCA Modifieds and USRA Modifieds.

TOP THREE – NIGHT FOUR

The first A Feature of the night was for the Grand Nationals and saw Darin Rigney (26 – Gentry, AR) take home the $2,000 pay check over Jeff Metcalf (17M – Siloam Springs, AR) and Kyle Davis (7 – Fort Smith, AR).

The next A Feature race of the night was for the IMCA Sport Mods/USRA B Mods. Kinzer Edwards (9 – South Coffeyville, OK) took home the $1,200 win as Steve Muilenburg (39 – Sparta, MO) and Dean Green (28 – Siloam Springs, AR) battled it out for second and third.

The third A Feature of the night was for the Southern Outlaw Late Model Series where Rob Powell (25 – Bartlesville, OK) took home the trophy. Hank Long (52 – Stillwell, OK) finished second and David Payne (7 – Cabot, AR) finished in third.

Up next was the $2,000 to win Super Stock A Feature. Robbie Arnold (60) took home the honors as Kyle Slader (19S – Muskogee, OK) and Neil Johnston (17 – Fort Smith, AR) finished second and third respectively.

The next A Feature on the track was for the USRA Modifieds where Brian Williams (26 – Fayetteville, AR) took the $2,000 home with him while Chad Wheeler (88 – Muskogee, OK) and Mitch Keeter (25 – Webb City, MO) fought it out for second and third.

The final race of the weekend was for the IMCA Modifieds. The $2,000 winner’s check went to Jeff James (71 – Stanton, IA). Menasco Racing Enterprises added an additional $1,000 to the winner of the feature bringing James’ total winnings to $3,000. Jeff Taylor (5X) finished in second ahead of Steve Holzkamper (40H – Gentry, AR). Todd Van Eaton (V31 – Orient, IA) finished in fourth, but picked up an additional $500 from Menasco Racing Enterprises for the longest tow.

Complete A Feature results for night four are listed at the bottom of this release. All race results, including heats and qualifying features, are available on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com.

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We will see YOU soon!

COMPLETE A FEATURE RESULTS

Front Wheel Drive - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 6T    Christopher Tuck    Van Buren, Ar
2 3 919    James Poe    Gravette , Ar
3 5 7    Dakota Stogsdill     -
4 2 73H    Corey Howell     -
5 7 58    Suede Forman    Hackett , Ar
6 11 1/2CR    John Willard     -
7 13 6I    Bobby Mulkey    Alma , Ar
8 10 J3    Frank Jackson     -
9 9 18H    Matt Hobbs    Subiaco , Ar
10 6 73    Josh Jones    Spiro , Ok
11 8 169    Calvin Foster     -
12 12 173    Shannon Howell     -
13 4 88    Chris Perkins    Rudy , Ar
         
Mini-Stock - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 6T    Christopher Tuck    Van Buren, Ar
2 2 81    Johnny Gregory    Alma , Ar
3 4 64    James Boyster     -
4 3 22    Gary Clark    Hackett , Ar
5 5 154U    Travis Boyster    Fort Smith, Ar
6 7 0    Stan Lewis    Fort Smith, Ar
7 6 11    Brett Webb    Van Buren, Ar
         
Lead Sled - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 11X    Terry Cook     -
2 6 80    Kim Wheeler     -
3 5 52    Bob Halford    Boonerville , Ar
4 7 1T    Rebecca Todd     -
5 3 4    Billy Wheeler    Gans , Ok
6 4 6    Greg Dobbs    Booneville , Ar
7 1 50    Eric Gann    Greenwood , Ar
         
Pure Stock - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 9 18K    Kyle Mcallister    Fort Smith, Ar
2 4 35    Kris Vaughn     -
3 11 69    Daniel Tarkington    Checotah , Ok
4 5 27    Rick Edgerton    Fort Smith, Ar
5 7 20G    Adam Gipson    Lavaca , Ar
6 13 88    Chris Perkins    Rudy , Ar
7 1 119    Austin Farnam    Fort Smith, Ar
8 3 99    Jacob Cox    Pocola , Ok
9 12 22    Clinton Drummond     -
10 15 79    Allen Owen     -
11 16 23    Josh Asher    West Fork, Ar
12 18 1/4    Ethan Hunter    Alma , Ar
13 21 777    Joe Kelley     -
14 8 3D    H. Duane Rose    Mulberry , Ar
15 19 6    Susan Stand    Evansville , Ar
16 14 5K    Landon Knight    Fort Smith, Ar
17 22 2    Charles Jones     -
18 2 75    Andrew Bohanan     , Ok
19 20 77B    Bobby Hunter    Haileyville , Ok
20 17 8    Jesse Garner    Alma , Ar
21 24 3R    Gene Franklin     -
22 6 2312    Dylan Johnson     -
23 10 10    Cody Collingsworth    Rudy , Ar
24 23 57    Caleb Odom     -
         
IMCA Stock Car/Factory Stock - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 1    Mike Wiseman    Muskogee , Ok
2 3 M36    Buck Schaforth    Orient , Ia
3 11 55    Justin Green    Mounds , Ok
4 4 313    Andrew Bohanan     , Ok
5 15 3X    Devon Johnson    Arkoma , Ok
6 1 19S    Kyle Slader     -
7 14 5T    Daniel Tarkington    Checotah , Ok
8 5 76    Chance Asher    Muldrow , Ok
9 6 2XL    Kevin Atkinson    Vilonia , Ar
10 7 3D    H. Duane Rose    Mulberry , Ar
11 8 12    Seth Elridge     -
12 9 18B    Shawn Blair     -
13 10 1X    Jody Milligan    Valliant , Ok
14 12 41B    Jalen Brewton    Alma , Ar
15 13 1XX    Bo Medlock     -
16 16 3R    Randy Reeves    Centerton , Ar
         
Grand National - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 1 26    Darin Rigney    Gentry , Ar
2 4 17M    Jeff Metcalf    Siloam Springs, Ar
3 2 7    Kyle Davis    Fort Smith, Ar
4 8 43    Dennis Schoenfeld    Van Buren, Ar
5 12 92    Cody Jones    Fort Smith, Ar
6 5 97    Eddie Martin    Tahlequah , Ok
7 3 55X    Jason Sperry    Porter , Ok
8 11 127    Andy Morris    Fort Gibson, Ok
9 17 8H    Brandon Henry    Ozark , Ar
10 9 19S    Kyle Slader     -
11 14 73    Jay Arnold    Haskell , Ok
12 16 L7    Ray Phipps    Pocola , Ok
13 13 10K    Kinzer Edwards    South Coffeyville, Ok
14 7 1    Grant Davis    Muldrow , Ok
15 15 333    Tyler Hopson    Fort Gibson, Ok
16 19 252    Jacob Ledbetter    Morrillton , Ar
17 10 17    Neil Johnston    Fort Smith, Ar
18 6 19    Kreg Dobson     -
19 21 39    Robert Southerland    Salisaw , Ok
20 22 71    Jay Rierson    Booneville , Ar
21 20 10-4    Mackey Wheeler    Muldrow , Ok
22 18 5    Daniel Tarkington    Checotah , Ok
         
IMCA Sport Mod/USRA B Mod - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 9    Kinzer Edwards    South Coffeyville, Ok
2 1 39    Steve Muilenburg    Sparta , Mo
3 6 28    Dean Green    Siloam Springs, Ar
4 8 27    Jacob Campbell    Oktaha , Ok
5 18 33    Bobby Ward    Tahlequah , Ok
6 5 19C    Dylan Cantwell     -
7 4 5    Cody Couch    Chouteau , Ok
8 13 26H    Michael Holzman     , Ok
9 16 75    Bailee Clift    Aline , Ok
10 15 19S    Stefan Palmer    Lowell , Ar
11 22 00    Lynn Combs    Fort Gibson, Ok
12 10 B12    Charlie Brummett    Mountainburg , Ar
13 21 711    Andrew Smoot     -
14 12 14C    Camden Perry    Lincoln , Ar
15 9 40    Steve Butler    Siloam Springs, Ar
16 3 12    Jacob Stoll     -
17 19 3T    Jared Thomson    Tonitown , Ar
18 14 7H    Tyler Herrin    Ada , Ok
19 20 2    Adam Kaltenbach    Strafford , Mo
20 17 7X    Paul Harper    Fayetteville , Ar
21 7 11    Cody Acklin    Calico Road, Ar
22 11 3    John Somers     -
         
Super Stock - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 60    Robbie Arnold     -
2 10 19S    Kyle Slader     -
3 6 17    Neil Johnston    Fort Smith, Ar
4 5 17M    Jeff Metcalf    Siloam Springs, Ar
5 11 L7    Ray Phipps    Pocola , Ok
6 8 10    Boone Johnson    Salina , Ok
7 15 8H    Brandon Henry    Ozark , Ar
8 14 73    Jay Arnold    Haskell , Ok
9 12 127    Andy Morris    Fort Gibson, Ok
10 13 75M    Randy Moses Sr    Muskogee , Ok
11 7 71    Jay Rierson    Booneville , Ar
12 18 19    Kreg Dobson     -
13 17 5E    Ty Evans    Fort Smith, Ar
14 19 11X    Chuck Knight    Fort Smith, Ar
15 22 44K    Robert Knowles    Buffalo Valley,ok, Ok
16 1 110    Jd Jackson    Choteau , Ok
17 3 43    Dennis Schoenfeld    Van Buren, Ar
18 16 5T    Brian Williams    Fayetteville , Ar
19 20 26    Gene Davlin    Shady Point, Ok
20 9 92    Cody Jones    Fort Smith, Ar
21 4 64    Terry Muskrat    Stilwell , Ok
22 21 53S    Jess Sims     -
         
USRA Modified - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 26    Brian Williams    Fayetteville , Ar
2 1 88    Chad Wheeler    Muskogee , Ok
3 3 52    Mitch Keeter    Webb City, Mo
4 8 5H    Steve Holzkamper    Gentry , Ar
5 5 60    William Gould    Calera , Ok
6 9 4R    Jared Russell    Wagoner , Ok
7 6 17S    Mike Striegel     -
8 11 III    Myles Newman    Alma , Ar
9 4 33    Steve Muilenburg    Sparta , Mo
10 14 89    Tate Cole    Fort Gibson, Ok
11 17 40W    Jessie Willard     -
12 16 1/4    Brandon Hunter    Alma , Ar
13 20 7    Kevin Guinn    Fayetteville, Ar, Ar
14 7 38    Jeran Frailey     -
15 19 1/2    Zane Hunter    Alma , Ar
16 13 7C    Mike Cook    Conway , Ar
17 21 75    Kyle Ledford    Greenwood , Ar
18 22 23G    Robbie Gates    Alma, Ar, Fl
19 18 10H    Randy Henson    Alma , Ar
20 12 15    George Martin    Fort Smith, Ar
21 10 1X    Kris Lloyd    Peach Orchard, Ar
22 15 42T    Matt Thompson    Bentonville , Ar
         
IMCA Modified - A Feature  
Finish Start Car Driver Hometown
1 2 71    Jeff James    Stanton , Ia
2 7 5X    Jeff Taylor     -
3 3 40H    Steve Holzkamper    Gentry , Ar
4 10 V31    Todd Van Eaton    Orient , Ia
5 4 60    William Gould    Calera , Ok
6 15 89    Tate Cole    Fort Gibson, Ok
7 19 F5    Fausten Willhite     -
8 5 3K    Richie Tosh     -
9 17 28S    Mike Cook    Conway , Ar
10 14 17F    Casey Findley    Bryant , Ar
11 8 01A    Drew Armstrong    Alexander , Ar
12 18 66    Scotty Allen    Urbana , Mo
13 20 14    Travis Bragg     -
14 12 25    Rex Merritt    Billings , Mo
15 22 24    Toby Lindell    Muskogee , Ok
16 1 49    Robbie Arnold     -
17 9 88    Kevin Guinn    Fayetteville, Ar, Ar
18 11 17    Mike Striegel     -
19 13 49K    Kayden Menasco     -
20 16 5    Daniel Tarkington    Checotah , Ok
21 21 312    Jordan Turner    Batesville , Ar
22 6 5*    Dalton Clay    Oktaha , Ok


SOLM Late Model - A Feature

1. 25 Rob Powell Bartlesville OK
2. 52 Hank Long Stilwell OK
3. 7 David Payne Cabot AR
4. 91 Eddie Martin Stilwell OK
5. 64 Jay Sale Edmond OK 
6. 17G Willy Gilliam Ico AR(Elite World Services Hard Charger)
7. 00 Clay Julian Ozark AR
8. 77 Steve Hawkins Lexington OK
9. 47K Kevin Atkinson Vilonia AR
10. 7 Johnny Wise II Perryville AR
11. 00 Daniel Jenson Joplin MO
12.131 Gary Stout Trumann AR 
13. 10 John Willard Mound City KS
14. 14C Camden Perry Lincoln AR
15. 18 Todd Lankford Siloam Springs AR
16. 69 George Upton Watts OK
17. 7D Jake Davis Hackett AR 
18. 83 Michael Foreman 
19. 7W Wesley Wise Perryville AR
20. 00 Jesse Poole West Fork AR
21. 007 Scott Freeman Hector AR
22. ZZ Sloppy Hog Arlington TX

DNS
15 Wayne Bush Ada OK
2JR Jess Sims Stilwell OK
428 Chris Turner Fayetteville AR
20 Dustin Mooneyham Aurora MO
49er Paul McAllister Benton AR

 

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