Do you want to win some extra cash? Who doesn't, right?
In a joint effort to help area drivers make some extra cash each week, Tim Adams, promoter at Tri-State Speedway, in Pocola, OK, and Jacbo Frese, promoter at West Siloam Speedway, have put together a bonus package for Pure Stocks, Super Stocks and USRA B and A Modifieds.
All you, as a driver, have to do to get the extra money is win an A Feature at one track and win the next A Feature at the other track in the same class. By West Siloam running on Sunday evenings in 2014, this bonus program becomes possible and also allows the growing USRA divisions to earn national points on two nights in the same weekend.
If you win an A Feature on Saturday night at Tri-State and win on the next A Feature on Sunday night at West Siloam, in the same class, you win bonus money. It also works, if you win an A Feature on Sunday night at West Siloam and then win an A Feature, in the same class, the following Saturday at Tri-State.
USRA A Modifieds will win an extra $100, USRA B Mods will win an extra $75 and the Super Stocks and Factory Stocks will win an extra $50. The bonus money will be paid to you at the track where you win the second A Feature.
Please contact Tim or Jacob with any questions on this great opportunity to pocket some extra cash each week.
The annual car show is this coming Saturday, March 8th, 2014 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the track in Pocola, OK.
There will be awards for the top two cars in each class as well as a Best of Show award. Any drivers who wish to be considered for the awards, must register for FREE by 12 noon. All regular Tri-State Speedway classes are welcome to attend.
After the awards are presented at 2:15 PM, there will be an open practice session on the track from 3 PM to 7 PM. Admission to the car show and the grandstands for the practice are FREE! Pit passes for practice are only $15.
The main concession will be open all day for the car show and the practice. This will be your first chance of 2014 to taste tge incredible food that we have available every week at very affordable prices. Be sure and don't forget to pick up a nice, cool 20 oz. recloseable bottle of your favorite Coca-Cola product including the refreshing Dasani water.
We will see you this Saturday at the track!
The 2014 Driver and Owner Registration Form is now posted.
EVERY driver that races with Tri-State Speedway in 2014 MUST fill this form out, even if you are not racing for points.
It is FREE to fill the form out. You will only pay the $25 registration fee when you show up at the track to race.
You can get to the form by clicking on the Track Information link above and then on the Registration link, or by clicking here. PLEASE be sure to read ALL of the information on that page AND on the registration form itself.
Back in 1968, or so, a group of friends decided that there needed to be an alternative to the local racing scene and decided to build a track just across the state line from Fort Smith, Arkansas. The new track would be built on a hill, in Pocola, Oklahoma, over-looking the Poteau and Arkansas River bottoms to the northwest and the city of Pocola to the south.
The new track was built by the late Tillman Evans and named Mighty Mouse Speedway. The task was not an easy one as the hill was mostly solid rock. To get the 'bowl' of the track formed, explosives had to be used to blow apart the rock and to get the required high banking. Construction on Mighty Mouse Speedway started in October of 1970. The new track opened for their first event on May 28th, 1971. The track was dirt and not even fully complete, and even featured a figure eight track at one time.
Mighty Mouse Speedway was paved later in 1971. The thrill of faster speeds on the asphalt and the high banking proved to be a huge success.
The asphalt track was continually drawing cars from not only Arkansas and Oklahoma, but Missouri, Kansas, Texas and Louisiana It was decided that a new name would be in order and a fan naming contest was held. The winning name was "Tri-State Speedway", as the majority of drivers were from those three states. A subsequent logo was created to reflect the name showing the outlines of Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Throughout the 70's the track continued to prosper as legendary drivers like the late Larry Phillips, Dick Trickle, Mark Martin and Rusty Wallace did battle each week with the local talent like Danny Leatherman, Gary Johnston, Chuck Knight, Johnny Bone, Roy Roberts and Bill Dillard. Mark Martin eventually won the Late Model track championship in 1977 while Rusty Wallace won the Late Model track championship in 1978.
By 1978 the cost of operating an asphalt car, along with the oil embargo, was starting to make it difficult for drivers to field cars. The decision was made to switch to dirt racing again with the 1979 season. Dirt racing was more affordable for the drivers and provided more "action" for the fans.
The late Cecil Harlan was the owner and promoter for many of those years until he sold the track in 1999. Since then, the track has seen numerous enhancements, including new restrooms, new vending areas, new press box, and a new front straight infield wall which widened the front straight.
The track also has been upgraded through the years with wider turns, better lighting, and most recently the addition of the "drive-by area," which allows the race winners to pass directly in front of the grandstands within arms reach of their fans. Through the years, the track has continued to be one of the area's biggest family attractions every Saturday night.
From the "Kegger", which starts off the racing season in mid-March, to the big money special races during the season, to the season-ending "Spooker," which has seen over 400 cars attend this now three-day event in October, Tri-State Speedway just keeps going and going. In fact, the 2014 season will mark its 44th consecutive year of racing.
Most recently, the track has been United States Racing Association (USRA) sanctioned for both "A" and "B" Modifieds. Within the past few years, the track has held series shows from the top level series' in the nation including the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS), the American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) and both the World of Outlaw Late Models and the World of Outlaw Sprint Cars.
We cordially invite you to come visit us any time during our racing season, whether it's just to say 'Hi" as your passing through the area, or to come watch the edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding excitement that is racing at the legendary Tri-State Speedway.
Tri-State Speedway is pleased to release its 2014 racing schedule.
This schedule contains the dates of most events, including the annual Kegger, Super Stock Showdown and Spooker dates, as well as other big shows. These shows include the annual Firecracker Spectacular and the return of the Summertime Classic.
2014 will once again be filled with special events from touring series' including the likes of the Oil Capital Racing Series sprint cars and the Pure Stock Racing Association. Tri-State Speedway will once again host a three race Enduro Series as well as Powder Puff and Mechanic's races and an Old Timer's Race and Demolition Derby.
Other special events and series' may be added in the coming months and throughout the year.
You can find, view and print your own schedule by clicking on the Schedule link above or by clicking here.