Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media

THE EVENT

POCOLA, OK (April 23RD, 2016) – The fourth regular night of weekly racing saw the stock bodied classes taking the night off while the Ameri-Flex OCRS Sprint Cars joined the modified classes for an Open Wheel Action night. Mother Nature played very nice this week even with the multiple inches of rain predicted for most of the week. Not too much precipitation actually fell and the track prep crew had everything ready to go without much track packing needed. 

The pre-race ceremonies started at 6:15 PM with the invocation and a parade lap with the nation’s colors during the National Anthem.

First up on the agenda for the race program was heat racing for the IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Modifieds, USRA Modifieds and the OCRS Sprint Cars.

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 BBQ Ribs and homemade potato salad or a stuffed baked potato and an ice cold Coca-Cola soft drink to wash it down with.

There was also $85 in 50/50 funds given away at intermission, along with two winners of free bicycles from Menasco Racing Enterprises. Plus, there were two bicycle race winners who picked up trophies for their effort. Make sure to watch for the dates and times for the May bicycle races when one parent will get in free with each child who enters the bike races!

TOP THREE

The IMCA Sport Mod A Feature was up first and saw Aaron Scroggins (1/4 – Neosho, MO) take home the win over Steve Little (97S – Ada, OK) and Caden Ellis (84 – Wagoner, OK).

On track next was the IMCA Modifieds where Tate Cole (89 – Fort Gibson, OK) took home the win again as a hard charging William Gould (60 – Calera, OK) and Johnny Bone, Jr. (12 – Pea Ridge, AR) battled it out for second and third.

The USRA Modified A Feature were out third and Brian Williams (26 – Fayetteville, AR) was not going to be denied the victory as George Martin (15 – Fort Smith, AR) gave chase. Tate Cole (89 – Fort Gibson, OK) finished in third place.

The last feature on the track for the Open Wheel Action night was the Ameri-Flex Oil Capital Racing Series (OCRS) Sprint Cars for their 25 lap A Feature. At the end, Alex Sewell (8 – Broken Arrow, OK) captured his second win in a row in the series while Zach Chappell (50Z – Talala, OK) crossed the finish line in second ahead of Johnny “Hot Rod” Kent (5$ - Tulsa, OK).

Complete A Feature results for the April 23RD races 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.

MCA Sport Mod - A Feature

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown

Points

1

1

1/4

   Aaron Scroggins

   Neosho , Mo

0.00

 

2

2

97S

   Steve Little

    -

0.00

 

3

4

84

   Caden Ellis

    -

0.00

 

4

6

28

   Dean Green

   Siloam Springs, Ar

0.00

 

5

7

7X

   Paul Harper

   Fayetteville , Ar

0.00

 

6

5

94

   Dustin Leatherman

   Muskogee , Ok

0.00

 

7

10

09

   Todd Broyles

   Farmington , Ar

0.00

 

8

3

49K

   Kayden Menasco

    -

0.00

 

9

8

118

   Logan Ellis

   Wagoner , Ok

0.00

 

10

9

26H

   Michael Holzman

    , Ok

0.00

DNS

 

IMCA Modified - A Feature

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown

Points

1

8

89

   Tate Cole

   Fort Gibson, Ok

40.00

 

2

7

60

   William Gould

   Calera , Ok

39.00

 

3

2

12

   Johnny Bone Jr

    -

38.00

 

4

4

6

   Jason Payton

   Greenwood, Ar, Ar

37.00

 

5

5

88

   Kevin Guinn

   Fayetteville, Ar, Ar

36.00

 

6

3

12E

   Eric Beshoner

    -

35.00

 

7

1

57

   Robby Hines

   Mena , Ar

34.00

 

8

6

X15

   H Palmer

   Muldrow , Ok

33.00

 

9

11

38

   Larry Tounzen

   Van Buren, Ar

32.00

 

10

13

55S

   Chuck Smith

   Van Buren, Ar

31.00

 

11

14

999

   Shawn Pinkerton

   Cedarville , Ar

30.00

 

12

12

28S

   Robert Smith

   Van Buren, Ar

29.00

 

13

10

31

   Adam Mcmellon

   Rudy , Ar

28.00

DNS

14

9

28

   Kreg Dobson

    -

0.00

DQ – Aluminum rear end part

 

USRA Modified - A Feature

 

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown

Points

1

2

26

   Brian Williams

   Fayetteville , Ar

100.00

 

2

4

15

   George Martin

   Fort Smith, Ar

95.00

 

3

9

89

   Tate Cole

   Fort Gibson, Ok

91.00

 

4

11

15L

   Chris Lewis

   Springdale , Ar

87.00

 

5

5

5

   Daniel Tarkington

   Checotah , Ok

84.00

 

6

3

8M

   Dalton Mckenzie

   Van Buren, Ar

81.00

 

7

10

12

   Johnny Bone Jr

    -

78.00

 

8

8

10H

   Randy Henson

   Alma , Ar

76.00

 

9

1

49

   Kayden Menasco

    -

74.00

 

10

12

1ST

   Anthony Reeves

   Mulberry , Ar

72.00

 

11

6

1

   Danny Padilla

   Phoenix, Az, Ok

70.00

 

12

7

1/2

   Zane Hunter

   Alma , Ar

68.00

 

Sprint - A Feature

 

Finish

Start

Car

Driver

Hometown

Points

1

1

8

   Alex Sewell

   Broken Arrow, Ok

0.00

 

2

14

50Z

   Zach Chappell

   Talala , Ok

0.00

 

3

5

55

   Johnny Kent

   Tulsa , Ok

0.00

 

4

2

4X

   Robert Sellers

   Mustang , Ok

0.00

 

5

3

2W

   Whit Gastineau

    -

0.00

 

6

4

69

   Glen Passmore

   Afton , Ok

0.00

 

7

6

31

   Casey Wills

   Sperry , Ok

0.00

 

8

8

5

   Cameron Hagin

   Broken Arrow, Ok

0.00

 

9

9

P78

   Perry Pickard

    -

0.00

 

10

11

8J

   James Fabian

    -

0.00

 

11

10

3

   Brian Gramm

    -

0.00

 

12

13

01

   Mike Huard

   Norman , Ok

0.00

 

13

12

7D

   David Baxter

    -

0.00

 

14

7

84

   Alex Decamp

    -

0.00

 

 

NEXT TIME

Tri-State Speedway will return to action again on April 30TH, 2016 for a night of point racing action in all six regular classes for the 9TH Annual Danny Martinez, Jr. Memorial Races. All law enforcement, fire fighters, EMT’s and first responders will get in FREE with their job ID. Danny was a second generation racer and law enforcement officer who was killed in the line of duty while working for the Fort Smith Police Department.

Adult grandstand admission will be $10 and kids (6-12) will be $5. Seniors (65+) will receive a $2 discount and all military personnel (past or present) will receive a $10 discount, with proof of service. (Limit one $10 discount per military ID.)

Starting this coming week, our opening and start times will return to normal. Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with the grandstands opening at 5:00 PM. Hot laps will begin at 6:30 PM with pre-race ceremonies to follow. Our complete 2016 racing schedule can always be found by clicking on the schedule link  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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