Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media

THE EVENT

POCOLA, OK (April 9TH, 2016) – The second regular night of weekly racing, after a one week break, saw the weather cooperating much better in the beginning of the evening’s activities. A nice southerly breeze greeted the fans and drivers as they arrived at the track. Unfortunately, Mother Nature felt that she needed to water some of her gardens and the rain showers arrived a few laps into the second feature race of the evening. This rain shower forced us to postpone the remaining part of that race and the other four features to be run at the beginning of next weekend’s program.

The pre-race ceremonies started at 6:07 PM with the invocation and a parade lap with the nation’s colors during the National Anthem.

First up on the agenda for the evening was heat racing for the Pure Stocks, IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Stock Cars, IMCA Modifieds, Super Stocks and the ultra-fast TSS Modifieds. 83 cars took to the track during the heat races.

The intermission was next and gave everyone a chance to make a pit stop at the restrooms and get some of the concession food, including some world famous Menasco Seven Bean Soup and an ice cold Coca-Cola soft drink. There was also some 50/50 funds given away at intermission, along with the trophy presentations and driver interviews for the previous race program winners.

TOP THREE

The Pure Stock A Feature hit the track first and Wesley Bourne (5 – Rock Island, OK) took home the win as the previous winner, Chris Perkins (88 – Rudy, AR) finished in second ahead of Austin Farnam (119 – Fort Smith, AR). There was one post-race technical DQ to Josh Asher for a steering quickener.

The IMCA Sport Mod A Feature was up next and saw the first few laps completed before the rain shower halted the racing action. This feature will be the first race at the next race program and will start where the race was red flagged.

Complete A Feature results are listed below. All race results, including heats and qualifying features, are available on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com. Current track point standings are available there, as well.

Pure Stock - A Feature

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown

Points

1

4

5

   Wesley Bourne

   Rock Island, Ok

40.00

 

2

7

88

   Chris Perkins

   Rudy , Ar

39.00

 

3

9

119

   Austin Farnam

   Fort Smith, Ar

38.00

 

4

6

41B

   Jalen Brewton

   Alma , Ar

37.00

 

5

3

99

   Jacob Cox

   Pocola , Ok

36.00

 

6

8

77B

   Bobby Hunter

   Haileyville , Ok

35.00

 

7

5

1/4

   Ethan Hunter

   Alma , Ar

34.00

 

8

11

200

   Grant Perry

   Fort Gibson, Ok

33.00

 

9

10

20G

   Adam Gipson

   Lavaca , Ar

32.00

 

10

12

3

   Bill Schiffman

   Prairie Grove, Ar

31.00

 

11

2

69

   Andy Burnett

   Checotah , Ok

30.00

 

12

13

42

   Jeffrey Payton

   Hackett , Ar

29.00

DNS

13

1

23

   Josh Asher

   West Fork, Ar

0.00

DQ – Steering quickener

 

NEXT TIME

Tri-State Speedway will return to action again on April 16TH, 2016 for a night of point racing in all six classes. The remaining part of this weekend’s program will be ran first, which will be the conclusion of the IMCA Sport Mod feature along with the IMCA Stock Car, IMCA Modified, Super Stock and TSS Modified A features.

Anyone who attended this weekend’s rain-shortened races will be able to bring their ticket stub back next weekend for a 50% discount on their admission for the night, which will feature 11 A features.

On April 16TH, residents from the towns and cities of Shady Point, Panama, Bokoshe and McCurtain, Oklahoma, as well as Figure Five, Cedarville, Evansville and Rudy, Arkansas will get FREE grandstand admission with an ID or proof of their residence.

Also, anyone who attends Outlaw Motor Speedway on Friday night, April 15TH, will also receive FREE grandstand admission to Tri-State Speedway on the 16TH with proof that they attended the races in Muskogee.

Pit gates will open at 3:00 PM with the grandstands opening at 4:00 PM. Hot laps will begin at 5:30 PM with pre-race ceremonies to follow. Information on admission pricing and our complete 2016 racing schedule can always be found by clicking on the menu links  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!

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