The official information for the 40th Annual Kegger honoring Cecil Harlan presented by Russell Exterior has now been released.

Once again the legendary racing event that kicks off the racing season at the mighty Tri-State Speedway, honoring former track owner and promoter Cecil Harlan, returns to the famous high banks in Pocola, OK on March 28th, 29th and 30th, 2019. This year's event will feature a purse of over $33,000 with racing in eight classes. The classes on hand will be Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks, NexGen, Factory Stock, Super Stock, USRA B-Mod, USRA Modifieds and the Malvern Bank Ca$h Money SDS Late Models presented by Midwest Sheet Metal.

The Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks and NexGen drivers will race with no entry fee. The Factory Stocks will have a $25 entry fee with $750 to win and $100 to start. The Super Stocks will see a $75 entry and race for $1,500 to win and $150 to start. The USRA B-Mods also have a $75 entry fee, but will be competing for a $2,000 paycheck and $75 to start. USRA Modifieds will also compete for $2,000 to win but $200 to start with a $125 entry fee. The Ca$h Money SDS Late Models will be racing for $1,000 to win and $300 to start.

Pit gates will open at 4 PM each day with the stands opening at 5 PM. Hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 PM on Friday and Saturday. Thursday the 28th will be an open practice session with free stand admission and $20 pit passes. Friday night, pit passes will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids (5-12). Stands on Friday will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors )65+) with kids (6-12) just $5. All military, with proof of service, get in free. On track action will include a complete race program for the Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks and the NexGen's with qualifying action for all other classes. On Saturday night, the Factory Stocks, Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods, USRA Modifieds and the Ca$h Money Late Models will be racing their last chance qualifiers along with their features. Pit passes will be $35 for adults and $15 for kids (5-12). Stands on Saturday will be $15 for adults, $13 for seniors )65+) with kids (6-12) just $5. All military, with proof of service, get in free.

This event is a track season point race, as well as a regional and national USRA point race. Published 2019 TSS rules will apply and can be found on our website or by clicking here. We strongly suggest reading the General Rules, as well. For tech questions, please contact Mike Smith at 918.721.3123. For other track information, you can call/text the track phone at 918.575.1369 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Raceceivers and Westhold transponders are mandatory. The track will have transponders for rent during the event, as well as fuel and tires. You will need to have a valid USRA license for B-Mods or Modifieds (or purchase one) to compete in those classes. You can register online at USRA by clicking here for a form or by calling them at 515.832.600. You will also have to register at Tri-State Speedway by following the steps listed here.

We want to thank our presenting sponsor, Russell Exterior. Located in Greenwood, AR, Russell Exterior is a roofing, windows, and siding company providing quality home improvement options to homeowners throughout NWA and the River Valley! You can get in touch with them at (479) 459-9051 or by visiting them on Facebook. We also want to thank Crain Hyundai of Fort Smith, (JRT Trucking) and SDI (Sonny Davis, Inc.) for their support of this event.

You can click on the flyer below for a printable copy.

We'll see YOU there!

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