Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media/PR
POCOLA, OK (September 30th, 2017) – The fourth and final round of the $10,000 September to Remember four-week championship event is now complete with 94 cars in five classes taking on the famous high banks in Pocola, OK. With temps in the mid-80’s at 7 PM, it was a lot more tolerable for the full house than in previous weeks.
With the move of the start time back an hour earlier, the pre-race ceremonies started at 7:00 PM with the invocation and national anthem as several late models and other cars carried the American flag during its playing.
Heat race lineups for all four classes competing in the September to Remember event, plus the late models, were determined by the driver’s draw at sign in each night. The classes advanced to their features via their finish in their heats. Plus, the last heat winner in each class drew a number for the number of rows to invert for their A Feature.
At intermission, everyone had a chance to grab themselves some food items from the concessions as race winners from the previous week were on hand to get their trophies and photos taken, along with a quick interview. Fans also stopped by the new Fujibayashi Photography shop to pick up some photos of their favorite drivers. The 50/50 drawing was also held at intermission and several gift certificates were given away to Ed Walker’s Drive In, Miss Anna’s, Calico County and Discount Tire to general admission ticket holders.
The Factory Stock A Feature was on the track first and saw Cody Jones (UFO – Fort Smith, AR) claim his first win of the season, improving on his second-place finish last week. Andrew Bohanan (51 – Stigler, OK) crossed the line in second place over Jacob Cox (99 - Pocola, OK).
Up next was the USRA B-Mod A Feature where Daniel Tarkington (2 – Checotah, OK) improved on last week’s second place finish to go to Victory Lane for the third time this season. Dean Green (28 – Siloam Springs, AR) took home second place over Dustin’s Dream teammate, Steve Butler (40 – Siloam Springs, AR).
The Super Stock A Feature hit the track next. Danny Womack (3 - Bixby, OK) once again had his car dialed in and was able to capture his third win of the season and the September To Remember series over Ray Phipps (L7 - Pocola, OK). Brian Parker (210 – Owasso, OK) crossed the finish line in third.
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks next for their A Feature. Brian Williams (26 – Fayetteville, AR) crossed the line first for his second win of the season this week as Tate Cole (89 – Muskogee, OK) finished in second over Kyle Ledford (75 – Greenwood, AR).
The Late Models were the last cars on the track for their A Feature that saw Shannon Scott (4 – Henryetta, OK) take come the $1,000 paycheck over a closing Brandon Wilson (00 – Fort Smith, AR). Jack Davis (7D – Hackett, AR) finished in third.
All race results, including heats are available by clicking on the results menu. The current top three drivers in each class are also available there, as well as full season point standings for each class by clicking on the points menu.
Just a reminder that none of the $10,000 September to Remember events count toward, or will affect, the season track points. The last points race for the classes will be the 47th Annual Points Championship races on October 7th, 2017.
SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER
This week also wrapped up the big $10,000 September to Remember four-week series. We’d like to thank all the sponsors involved with this event: JRT Trucking, Inc., Tonto Environmental, Jason Sperry with 1st Racing Chassis, Brian Parker with PRC Chassis, Elite Trailers for $1,000 bonus if a USRA Mod won four of four races, “anonymous” for $500 bonus if a USRA B-Mod won four of four, American Towing, Racelogic, The Fort 94.5, Ed Walker’s Drive-In, Miss Anna’s on Towson, Calico County and Discount Tire.
Congratulations go out to the four class champions: Trevor Latham (27L – Rogers, AR) – USRA Modified - $2,000; Brian Parker (210 – Owasso, OK) – Super Stock - $1,500; Dean Green (28 – Siloam Springs, AR) – USRA B-Mod - $1,500; JR Owen (79 – Pocola, OK) – Factory Stock - $750. The complete September to Remember results will be posted on Monday.
Tri-State Speedway will return to action again on October 7th, 2017 for the 47th Annual Points Championship races where five track champions will be crowned.
The green flag for competition drops at 7 PM with both pit gates and grandstand gates opening at 4 PM. Driver’s meeting is at 6 PM and hot laps are scheduled for 6:30 PM.
The complete 2017 racing schedule can always be found by clicking on the schedule menu 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.
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- 47th Annual Point Championship races will be held on October 7th, 2017.
- 38th Annual Spooker will be held on October 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th, 2017 with over $70,000 up for grabs in 12 different racing classes. Flyers are attached and more information can be found on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com.