Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media/PR
POCOLA, OK (June 2nd, 2018) – The American Sprint Car Association (ASCS) Red River Region sprint cars invaded the might Tri-State Speedway this past weekend. Mid 90-degree temperatures greeted the fans as they made their way to their seats. With temperatures hot all week, the slightly cooler temps after sunset, along with the unexpected wind from the north, made for a more pleasant racing experience.
The pre-race ceremonies started just before 8:00 PM on Saturday night with the invocation followed by the national anthem as cars presented the nation’s flag around the speedway.
Heat races, for the regular TSS classes, were determined by the driver’s draw at sign in. The classes advanced to their features heads up with an invert redraw. The ASCS sprint cars advanced to their feature via passing points along with an invert draw.
At intermission, 50/50 money was given away as everyone had a chance to grab themselves some food items from the concessions along with an ice-cold Pepsi product.
The NexGen A Feature was completed just before intermission and saw Bob Halford (52) take the win over Seth Halford (35) and Curtis Scott (68). There is still time to get racing this season with your own NexGen car. The NexGen class is an entry-level, low-cost, no racing experience class. You can find the simple rules on our website, at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com, under Driver Info and then Rules.
The first race on the track after intermission was for the Factory Stock A Feature. Kyle Hamby (7 – Hackett, AR) took the checkers first over Ron Grover (27 – Pocola, OK) and Duane Rose (3D - Mulberry, AR). Hamby moves into the point lead with the win.
The Super Stock A Feature rolled onto the track next. Danny Womack (3 - Bixby, OK) took his fourth win in in as many races. Kyle Slader (19S - Muskogee, OK) and Eddie Martin (10-4, Stilwell, OK) finished in second and third, respectively. Gean Davlin (26 – Shady Point, OK) stays at the top of the point standings with a 22-point advantage over second place.
The third feature of the night was for the ASCS sprint cars. Sam Hafterepe, Jr. (15H – Sunnyvale, TX) showed why he is the defending two-time national champion with an amazing win. Harli White (17W – Lindsay, OK) made her return to the high banks a good one with a strong second place finish over Sean McClelland (22 – Tulsa, OK). You can find the full ASCS results and recap by clicking here: https://www.ascsracing.com/news/?i=60849
Up next was the Out Pace USRA B-Mod A Feature where Daniel Tarkington (2 - Checotah, OK) returned to victory lane for the second time this season. Mike Striegel (17 – Wheatland, MO) and Steve Butler (40 – Siloam Springs, AR) finished second and third. With the win, Tarkington moves to the top of the point standings for the class.
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks last for A Feature. Tyler Wolff (4W - Fayetteville, AR) picked up the win over Logan Robertson (23 – Shamrock, TX) and Mike Striegel (17X – Wheatland, MO) in third place. Brent Holman (17 – Rogers, AR) extended his points lead with his fourth-place finish, now at 42.
The next event for Tri-State Speedway will be on June 9th, 2018 for a full night of point racing. After that, we’ll welcome the Ca$h Money SuperDirt Series late models to the high banks on June 16th. Then it will be a two-day topless Out Pace USRA B-Mod special on June 29th and 30th. More information on all events can be found on our website and our social media channels.
We will see YOU soon!