***UPDATE: Due to rain, Friday night's events have been postponed to Saturday night. There will be TWO shows on Saturday. Thursday night's action moved to Saturday during the day. Friday night's action moves to Saturday night, while Saturday night's action moves to Sunday afternoon. All pricing will stay the same as listed below.
NEW info here: tiny.cc/SpookerUpdate2
Here it is race fans! The biggest racing event that you'll be part of is back at the mighty Tri-State Speedway! The 40th Annual Spooker Honoring Cecil Harlan will be held this coming October 9th-12th, 2019 on the famous high banks in Pocola, Oklahoma. The track is located 1.5 miles west of Fort Smith on I-540.
This year's event will be honoring the late Cecil Harlan who was the former promoter and owner of Tri-State Speedway for many years. Normally, our opening event of the season, The Kegger, honors Cecil, but Mother Nature had other plans this past spring and prevented us from running that event. Cecil not only originated the large season-opening event, but he also originated the normal season-ending event known as The Spooker. With us not being able to hold The Kegger, and with the need to honor Cecil, we'll do that at The Spooker this season.
This year's event will once again feature over $65,000 in prize money up for grabs in ten different classes of cars including the Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks, Pure Stocks, Economy/360/Sport Mods, Factory Stocks, Grand National/Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods, USRA Modifieds, Ca$h Money SDS Late Models and the big, ultra-fast Spooker Late Models. The Spooker Late Models will be competing for a $2,000 to win paycheck. The USRA Modifieds, USRA B-Mods and the Grand National/Super Stocks will be trying to grab the $1,500 to win in each class, while the Factory Stocks will be running for $800 to win. The Ca$h Money SDS Late Models will be chasing a $1,000 payout to the winner. The full class payouts for everyone is listed below.
Everyone at the mighty Tri-State Speedway would like to thank JRT Trucking (JR Owen) and SDI (Sonny Davis) for their generous contributions throughout the 2019 racing season. We would also like to thank American Towing and SG Performance Carburetors for their added money that will be given away to certain finishers in the Factory Stock and Grand National/Super Stock classes.
For those coming from out of town, there is camping allowed at the track, although there are no hook ups. For those who'd prefer to stay in a hotel room, there is Candlewood Suites, located at 7501 Madison Ave. in Fort Smith. They are located 9.1 miles from the track via I-540 and AR 22 (Rogers Avenue) Their location is extremely close to many popular national food establishments and other shopping amenities. You can contact them at (479) 424-3800 and mention Tri-State Speedway and receive your room for only $79. Give them a call and book your room now. For driving directions from the race track - click here.
All drivers may pre-register and pay your entry fee, if any, online via PayPal or any debit/credit card. This will save you time at the driver window if you haven't raced with us in 2019. This registration is through MyRacePass (MRP). If you already have a MRP driver profile, the pre-registration will be even quicker. You will need to register for the days you start racing. For instance, if you qualify on Thursday and run your features on Friday, you will need to register for your class that starts on Thursday. There are three different registration forms, so if you do not see your class listed, please check another day. You will have to register for each class you are racing, whether it has an entry fee or not. This is all optional and you can still register and pay at the track, but this will help speed up that process. Pre-registrations are open until 7:00 PM on the night that you start racing.
• For classes that race or start racing on Thursday night - click here.
• For classes that race or start racing on Friday night - click here. NOTE: Cas$h Money Late Models will register for Friday night via their normal process
• For classes that race only on Saturday night (Spooker Late Models) - click here.
Everything kicks off on Wednesday night, October 9th, with an open test and tune session for anyone who wants to get a head start on their chassis and race setup. This will be held from 5 PM to 9 PM. Pit passes will be $20 for adults and $10 for kids (6-12) years old. Grandstand admission on Wednesday night will be free for everyone.
Next up on the Spooker schedule will the Thursday night, October 10th, with racing in five classes. The Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks and Economy/360 Sport Mods will be running a complete show while the Pure Stocks and the Factory Stocks will be qualifying only. Pit gates will open at 4 PM and the stands will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will be at 7 PM with racing at 7:30 PM. Pit passes will be $30 for adults and $15 for kids (6-12). Stands will be $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (65+) and free for kids 10 and under, as well as all military, past or present (with proof of service).
Night three of the huge event will the Friday night, October 11th, with racing in six classes. The Pure Stocks and the Factory Stocks will be running their features while the Grand Nationals/Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Modifieds will be qualifying. Plus, the Malvern Bank Ca$h Money SDS Late Models, presented by Midwest Sheet Metal, will be running a complete show. Pit gates will open at 4 PM and the stands will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will be at 7 PM with racing at 7:30 PM. Pit passes will be $35 for adults and $15 for kids (6-12). Stands will be $15 for adults, $13 for seniors (65+) and free for kids 10 and under, as well as all military, past or present (with proof of service).
The final night of the 40th Annual Spooker will the Saturday night, October 12th, with racing in four classes. The Grand Nationals/Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Modifieds will be running their features. Plus, the big Spooker Late Models will be running a complete show for a big $2,000 paycheck. Pit gates will open at 4 PM and the stands will open at 5:30 PM. Hot laps will be at 7 PM with racing at 7:30 PM. Pit passes will be $35 for adults and $15 for kids (6-12). Stands will be $20 for adults, $18 for seniors (65+) and free for kids 10 and under. All military, past or present (with proof of service) will be $15 on Saturday night, **NOTE: No free passes will be issued or accepted for Saturday night.
The Front Wheel Drives, Mini-Stocks, Pure Stocks, Grand Nationals/Super Stocks and Economy/360/Sport Mods will run under area track rules. Each driver must declare and provide a copy of the track rules that they will be running. Drivers will not be allowed to mix rules from different tracks. The Super Stocks will run with the Grand Nationals, in a single class, and may utilize area track rules or published 2019 TSS Super Stock rules, but no mixing will be allowed. The Factory Stocks will run published 2019 Tri-State Speedway rules only. USRA B-Mods and USRA Modifieds will run published national 2019 USRA rules and will be earning both regional and national points during this event. Ca$h Money SDS Late Models will be running their published 2019 rules. Spooker Late Models must follow these rules: Must Run LM40 or D55 tires. Open Motors: 2,350 lbs & 8" spoiler. Aluminum heads or block, 50 lbs in front of engine plate Non-Open Motors, 350 Steel Block: 2,250 lbs & 12" spoiler. Any rules or tech questions, please call or text the track phone at 918.575.1369.
The Front Wheel Drive and Mini-Stocks will be competing with no entry fee and for a payout of: 1) $200, 2) $140, 3) $100, 4) $85, 5) $80, 6) $70, 7) $65, 8) $60, 9) $50, 10) $45, 11-20) $40
The Economy/360/Sport Mods will be competing with no entry fee and for a payout of: 1) $400, 2) $200, 3) $160, 4) $140, 5) $120, 6) $110, 7) $100, 8) $90, 9) $80, 10) $70, 11-20) $60
The Pure Stocks will be competing with no entry fee and for a payout of: 1) $400, 2) $200, 3) $160, 4) $140, 5) $130, 6) $120, 7) $110, 8) $100, 9) $90, 10) $85, 11-20) $80
The Factory Stocks will be competing with no entry fee and for a payout of: 1) $800, 2) $400, 3) $280, 4) $260, 5) $220, 6) $200, 7) $180, 8) $160, 9) $140, 10) $120, 11-20) $100
The Grand Nationals/Super Stocks, USRA B-Mods and USRA Modifieds will be competing with $225 entry fee, which includes the driver's pit pass, for: 1) $1500, 2) $1000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $480, 7) $460, 8) $440, 9) $430, 10) $420, 11-20) $400
The Cas$h Money SDS Late Models will be competing for $1,000 to win and $325 to start with a $50 entry fee.
The Spooker Late Models will be competing with a $200 entry fee, which includes driver's pit pass, for: 1) $2000, 2) $1000, 3) $700, 4) $600, 5) $500, 6) $480, 7) $460, 8) $420, 9) $380, 10) $340, 11-20) $300
We welcome everyone to come out and join us at the 40th Annual Spooker. After all, it's more than just a race weekend, it's a destination. We'll see YOU there!