Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media/PR
POCOLA, OK (September 1st and 2nd, 2017) – The fourteenth points race of the season and the 2017 Bravado Wireless Fall Classic USRA Modified Special at Tri-State Speedway saw seven different winners in four classes over the two competition nights. Mother Nature continued to cooperate as temperatures were in the mid-80’s with a slight breeze on Friday night. The new track owners, Michael and Jerri Hoover, continued to impress the drivers and fans alike with their dedication and support to make Tri-State Speedway mighty once again.
The pre-race ceremonies each night started with the invocation and the playing of the National Anthem. Several cars also carried the American flag during the parade laps on Friday night.
Heat race lineups for all classes were determined by the driver’s draw at sign in each night. The classes advanced to their features via their finish in their heats, except for the USRA Modifieds who advanced to their features via passing points. Plus, the last heat winner in each class, other than the USRA Modifieds, drew a number for the number of cars to invert for the A Feature.
At intermission, everyone had a chance to grab themselves some of the great food items from the concession including some walking tacos. The ever-popular funnel cakes made for an awesome desert to finish off their meal with.
TOP THREE – NIGHT 1
The Factory Stock, previously known this season as Pure Stock, A Feature was on the track first and saw Jacob Cox (99 – Pocola, OK) claim his second win of the season. First place point driver, Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK), took home second place as JR Owen (79 – Pocola, OK) finished in third.
The second A Feature on the track was for the USRA Modified C Feature that saw Tate Cole (89 – Fort Gibson, OK) cross the line first ahead of George Martin (15 – Fort Smith) and Daniel Franklin (7 – Berryville, AR).
Up next was the USRA B-Mod A Feature. Kevin Guinn (788 – Fayetteville, AR) went to Victory Lane for the fourth time this season as Cody Jolly (00 – Jasper, MO) took home second place over point leader, Lonny Flanagan (7 – Rudy, AR).
The next race was for the USRA Modified B Feature. Jeremy Payne (88JP – Springfield, MO) captured the win over Robert Powers (02 – Campbell, MO) and Kayden Menasco (49 – Muldrow, OK).
The Super Stock A Feature hit the track next. Kyle Slader (19S – Muskogee, OK) captured his fifth win of the season at Tri-State Speedway. Dylan Davlin (26D – Shady Point, OK) crossed the finish line in second ahead of Tyler Hopson (333 – Fort Gibson, OK). Randy Moses, Sr. (75M – Muskogee, OK) remained the point leader.
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks last for their 25-lap, $1,000 to win A Feature. Johnny Bone, Jr. (12 – Pea Ridge, AR) was able to pick up the first win of what would be a great Labor Day weekend for him. Mitch Keeter (1 – Webb City, MO) took home second over a charging Tate Cole (89 – Fort Gibson, OK) who transferred out of the C Feature and B Feature. Point leader, Trevor Latham (27L – Rogers, AR) finished the night with his point lead intact.
TOP THREE – NIGHT 2
The Factory Stock A Feature was on the track first and saw point leader, Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK), take home the win over Dallas Bourland (48 – Fort Smith, AR) while JR Owen (79 – Pocola, OK) duplicated his night one performance with another third place finish.
The second A Feature on the track was for the first USRA Modified B Feature. Jeremy Payne (88JP – Springfield, MO) crossed the line first ahead of Jared Russell (4R – Wagoner, OK) and Brent Holman (17 – Rogers, AR).
The next race was for the second USRA Modified B Feature. Mickey Lassiter (34 – Piedmont, OK) captured the win over Jeremy Vaughn (8 – Pocola, OK) and Chad Wheeler (88 - Muskogee, OK).
Up next was the USRA B-Mod A Feature. Cody Jolly (00 – Jasper, MO) took home the night number two win over second place over Dean Green (28 – Siloam Springs, AR) and Brent Manning (216 – Rogers, AR). Lonny Flanagan (7 – Rudy, AR) finished the night still in the points lead.
The Super Stock A Feature hit the track next. Roy Long (Stilwell, OK) captured his first win of the season at Tri-State Speedway. Danny Womack (3 - Bixby, OK) finished second ahead of night one’s winner, Kyle Slader (19S – Muskogee, OK). Randy Moses, Sr. (75M – Muskogee, OK) remained the point leader with a 14-point margin.
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks last for their 30-lap, $2,000 to win A Feature. Johnny Bone, Jr. (12 – Pea Ridge, AR) repeated his feat from night one with another win. Jeremy Payne (88JP - Springfield, MO) took home second over Mitch Keeter (1 – Webb City, MO) Pont leader, Trevor Latham (27L – Rogers, AR) finished the night with his point lead intact.
All race results, including heats, are available by clicking on the Results tab. The full season point standings for each class can be found by clicking on the Pointe tab.
Tri-State Speedway will return to action again on September 9th, 2017 for the first of four consecutive Saturday nights of racing in the month-long “September to Remember” special. Complete information on this event can be found on our website and social media channels starting on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017.
The green flag for competition drops at 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 on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com 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!
• September to Remember month-long special on September 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th, 2017. Information will be released on Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 on all of our social media channels and here on our website.