• 2nd Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Races

    2nd Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Races

    Due to last Saturday's race postponement, the Easter activities will be held this Saturday night, April 6th.

    The first 200 kids will receive a FREE Easter basket full of goodies and all the kids will get FREE photos with the Easter bunny.

  • POSTPONED - 34th Annual Kegger - Day #2

    POCOLA, OK - Due to the excessive overnight rain, plus the forecasted continuation of the rain, Tri-State Speedway has made the decision to postpone Day #2 of the 34th Annual Kegger until Friday, April 12th. We will still run our regularly scheduled weekly show on Saturday, April 13th.
    All cars qualified from Day #1 will carry over until the 12th.
    The Easter activities scheduled for tonight (March 30th) will be held next Saturday, April 6th, during the 2nd Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Races and first points race of the season.
    We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please check the updated schedule by clicking on the "2013 Schedule" button above or by calling Tim at 479.806.4101.

  • 34th Annual Kegger - Day #1

    34th Annual Kegger "A" Feature line-ups

    We apologize for the delay in getting these posted. There was a hiccup in the new passing point system, which required us to verify each position and result by hand. 

    We do anticipate the car counts increasing for Day #2, due to the threat of rain (last night) and conflicts from other previously scheduled events because of our rain postponement last weekend.

    Any new cars will be lined up, as the sign in, behind the following cars. The pit gates will open at 4 PM. If any "B" Features are required, they will be lined up the same way.

    The following cars are qualified for the 34th Annual Kegger "A" Features and will line up in these starting positions:


  • 34th Annual Kegger - Day #2 Line Ups

    The pit gates will open at 4 PM. Grandstands will open at 5 PM. Racing will start at 7 PM.

    Cars/drivers whose passing points, from their heats, placed them outside the top 12, may have to run a qualifying race, depending on the number of new add-ins, in order to fill out the 22 car starting line up.

    The following cars are qualified, or locked in, for the 34th Annual Kegger "A" Features and will line up in these starting positions. 

  • 2013 Official Hotel

    AmericInn Hotels & Suites
    The official hotel and suites for Tri-State Speedway in 2013 is the the AmericInn Hotel & Suites located at:
    2120 Burnham Road, Fort Smith, AR 72903.

    This location is conveniently located only nine miles
    from Tri-State Speedway via Interstate 540.

    (You can click HERE to to get a map and turn by turn directions.)

    AmericInn Hotels & Suites - Fort Smith, Arkansas

    Their room rate for Tri-State Speedway drivers, crews and fans is just
    $56 per night.

    Be sure and book your rooms now with them by clicking HERE and
    tell them that Tri-State Speedway sent you!

  • 34th Annual Kegger Postponed

    POCOLA, OK - Due to the extreme forecasted weather conditions, the 34th Annual Kegger has been postponed one week until March 29th and 30th. There will not be a practice session on Thursday the 28th. Promoter Tim Adams said, after checking the latest weather reports, that he did not want to put our fans and drivers into a situation of having to deal with 40 degree temperatures and 60% chances of rain. The 2nd Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Races will move forward one week, as well, to April 6th. For more information, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Schedule and Sponsor Updates

    We would like to welcome JNB Tire in Poteau, OK as a sponsor for the 6th Annual Danny Martinez Memorial Races and Law Enforcement, Firefighters and EMT Night on May 4th, 2013.

    Also, Yaffe Iron & Metal returns this year to sponsor the May 11th, 2013 Biker's Against Child Abuse (BACA) Night with the first Powder Puff Race of the season.

    Once again this season, we will have an American Cancer Society "Relay For Life" fundraiser on April 13th, 2013.

    Please mark these dates on you calendars and make plans to attend!

  • 2013 Car Show Photos & Winners

    The 2013 Car Show photos are now available by clicking on the "Photos" tab above or by clicking here.

    Congratulations to all of our winners:

    Factory Stock - Justin Johnson - 55
    Super Stock 2nd - Chance Asher - 10-4
    Super Stock 1st - Jim Philpot - 25
    Smith Chevrolet B-Mod 2nd - Camden Perry - 14C
    Smith Chevrolet B-Mod 1st - Kyle MacAllister - 18K
    Economy Mod - Todd Broyles - 09
    A-Mod 2nd - Larry Tounzen - 38
    A-Mod 1st - George Martin - 15
    Late Model - Mike Dunigan - 33X
    1/4 Midget - Camryn Lewis
    Fan's Choice 2nd - Jeffry Fountain - 23J
    Fan's Choice 1st - George Martin - 15

  • 2013 Registration Form

    Just a reminder to everyone, this form must be filled out by EVERYONE who races with us in 2013, even if you are not running for points.

    You can either fill this form out online and email it to us (preferable), fill it out online and then print it and bring with you, or fill one out at the track (not preferred) but it MUST be done.

    If you are going to be running any of the 'end of the year' specials (or even regular races) you will have to fill one of these out.


    The online 2013 Driver's/Owner's Registration Form is available by clicking on the "Registration" link above or click here to get started.

    If you have an issue, please send us a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or message us on Facebook.

  • MSD Performance Contingency for USRA


    MSD Performance

    EL PASO, Texas -- MSD Performance of El Paso, Texas, has signed on as a contingency sponsor throughout the 2013 racing season with the United States Racing Association.

    In addition to contributing to the American Racer USRA Weekly Racing Series national points fund, MSD will offer product certificates valued at more than $2,000 for the top five racers in each of the four USRA-sanctioned classes.

    “The USRA is an outstanding sanctioning body and MSD is looking forward to the 2013 race season,” said Philip Chacon of MSD Performance. “The

  • Cecil Harlan Memorial Races This Weekend!


    Cecil Harlan first became interested in racing in the 60's. While working for Donrey Media, he volunteered with the Fort Smith Racing Association.  He began working at Tri-State at the pit gate for Gaylon Stokes and Foy Brown and soon afterward was promoting for them. As his love of racing grew over the years, he began operating the race track in 1980.

    During his time, both as promoter and owner until 2001, Cecil worked to bring fine stock car racing to the area and to put Tri-State Speedway on the map.  Well known NASCAR names such as Rusty Wallace and Mark Martin, along with the late legendary Larry Phillips, were both track champions and regular weekly racers at Tri-State. Thus the origin of "The Legendary Tri-State Speedway...  Where Future Stars Are Born."

    In 1999, Cecil was awarded the Lanny Edwards Award, presented by Texas Motor Speedway, that honors individuals who demonstrate perseverance and improvement in short-track racing for competitors and fans and was presented by then Texas Governor, George W. Bush. Most recently he was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Ozark Vintage Racing Association (OVRA) for 30 years of dedication to stock car racing in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri.

    Cecil passed away on November 23, 2011 after a battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. He will be remembered not only at Tri-State Speedway, but all over the region, for many years to come, by fans and drivers alike.

    Come help us celebrate his life, and time as the promoter and owner of Tri-State Speedway, this Saturday night, as A-Z Wholesale Warehouses presents the 1st Annual Cecil Harlan Memorial Races.

    Just announced on Wednesday, added money in ALL classes by Shamrock Bolt & Screw and Budweiser. $700 to win USRA Modifieds, $425 to win Super Stocks and Economy Modifieds, $325 to win Factory Stocks,and $200 to win Mini-Stocks and Front Wheel Drives. Second place finishers will have added money, too!

  • 33rd Annual Kegger presented by Fliteline One Source Engines

  • 2012 Car Show presented by GCR Tires

    This year's Car Show was a huge success!  Thanks to GCR Tire Center for sponsoring the event and allowing us to use their parking lot! 

    The warm sunshine glinted off the rows of Race Cars and put a smile on everyone's face.  The event was very well attended by both racers and fans.  Jimmy the Freak MC'd the event which featured antique cars, hot rods, The Last Resort Band, Hot Dogs, a bounce around, a balloon twisting clown and of course, the highlight:  RACE CARS!

    Congratulations to all the winners!

    Winners for the event were:


    George Martin - 1st   |  Darwin Hale - 2nd


    Kyle McAllister - 1st  |  Dallas Bourland - 2nd

    Super Stock:

    Jeff Fountain - 1st  |  Jim Philpot - 2nd

    Factory Stock:

    Justin Johnson - 1st  |  Trey Standifer - 2nd


    Wesley Bourne - 1st  |  Natasha Newman - 2nd

    Front Wheel Drive:

    Miranda Richesin - 1st  | Kent Jenson - 2nd


    See photos in our gallery.

  • Car Show Sponsored by GCR Tires

    The Tri-State Speedway Car Show is March 10th, 2012 at GCR Tire Center in Fort Smith, Arkansas from 10 AM to 2 PM

    This year's car show is going to be a special event for the whole family!  It's the perfect opportunity to see all the race cars close up, meet and talk to the drivers, take pictures with your favorite drivers and get their autographs.  This year's Car Show will also be a fundraiser for a local food pantry. GCR will be selling hot dogs with all of the proceeds going to the local food pantry. They are also asking that everyone attending bring a few cans of food for donation. And there's more! There will a bounce around for the kids along with a clown and balloon animals. Bring the whole family out! Could there be more? Yes!!! GCR Tire Center of Ft.Smith will be giving away a set of tires (up to $1,000) for the Best Of Show winner!  We'll see you there!


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1705 W. Race Track Road

Pocola, OK 74902

(918) 436-2914

(479) 806-4101