Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media/PR
POCOLA, OK (June 10th, 2017) – The sixth points race of the season and the second appearance of the season for the Southern Outlaw Late Models at the legendary Tri-State Speedway was met with absolutely wonderful weather conditions. Temps in the mid-80’s and a light southerly breeze greeted fans and drivers as they rolled into the famous facility In Pocola, Oklahoma. Once again the track prep crew did a phenomenal job and provided everyone a three and four-wide racing surface for the entire night.
The pre-race ceremonies started at 8:04 PM with the invocation and the National Anthem for the fans and the 85 cars on hand.
Heat race lineups for all classes, except the IMCA Modifieds, were determined by the driver’s draw at sign in. The IMCA Modifieds followed the published rules for that class, which utilizes the driver’s point average for starting positions. The classes, that drew for their starting heat position, advanced to their features via their finish in their heats. Plus, the last heat winner in each class, other than IMCA Modifieds, drew a number for the number of cars to invert for the A Feature.
At intermission, everyone had a chance to grab themselves one of the “Tommy burgers”, fried bologna and fresh smoked BBQ sandwiches and other food items that Audrey and her crew had cooking on the grill along with an ice-cold Coca-Cola product to wash it all down. Plus, our T-shirt vendor, Cuztom Graphics, had new Tri-State Speedway track shirts in a variety of colors to choose from and some new items for the kids, too.
The first race on the track after intermission was the USRA B-Mod A Feature where DustinsDream.net driver, Dean Green (28 – Siloam Springs, AR), picked up the win over Daniel Tarkington (2 – Checotah, OK) and Todd Broyles (09 – Fayetteville, AR).
Next was the Pure Stock A Feature that saw Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK) win again while Adam Gipson (20 – Lavaca, AR) crossed the line second ahead of Jacob Cox (99 – Pocola, OK).
The next A Feature was for the IMCA Modifieds. Kayden Menasco (49 – Muldrow, OK) made it two for two in the last two A Features as Jason Payton (6 – Greenwood, AR) and Jake Davis (7D – Hackett, AR) finished in second and third respectively.
Next up was the Super Stock A Feature where Dylan Davlin (26D – Shady Point, OK) captured the checkered flag while Roy Long (4 – Stillwell, OK) finished second ahead of Gean Davlin (26 – Shady Point, OK).
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks next for their 20 car A Feature. In a great race that had the top two finishers running side by side for most of the race, Kyle Ledford (75 – Greenwood, AR) eventually came out as the winner. Myles Newman (III- Alma, AR) took home second place over Trevor Latham (27L – Rogers, AR).
The last A feature was for the Southern Outlaw Late Model Series, powered by Gwatney Performance Innovations. Kanyan Methvin (41 – Yellville, AR) came home the victor over Hank Long (52 – Stillwell, OK) and Travis Ashley (997 – Batesville, AR).
All race results, including heats, are available by clicking on the results tab. Complete point standings in each class are also available by clicking on the points tab.
Tri-State Speedway will return to action on Saturday night, June 17th will be another night of edge-of-your-seat, heart-pounding excitement point racing for all classes, except the Super Stocks, wo will be running for pay only. It will also be the annual BACA (Biker’s Against Child Abuse) Kid’s Night and the American Cancer Society River Valley Chapter Relay for Life Fundraiser. Don’t forget the new starting time of 8 PM with both pit gates and grandstand gates opening at 5 PM. Driver’s meeting is at 7 PM and hot laps are scheduled for 7:30 PM.
The complete 2017 racing schedule can always be found by clicking on the schedule tab. Also, be sure to stay up to date with us via our social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube which can be found by clicking the icons on the bottom of our website home page or by adding a “/” plus “Facebook”, “Twitter”, “Google+” or “YouTube” at the end so it looks like www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com/Facebook, etc.
We will see YOU soon!
• BACA (Biker’s Against Child Abuse) Kid’s Night with the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Fundraiser on June 17th.
• 46th Annual Firecracker Spectacular $4,000 to win Pure Stock Special & 5th Annual Curtis Tennant Memorial Races with huge, gigantic fireworks display on June 29th, June 30th and July 1st.