Rob Nugent, Track Announcer/Social Media/PR
POCOLA, OK (July 21st-22nd, 2017) – The eleventh points race of the season at the legendary Tri-State Speedway saw three more first-time winners this season during the 19th Annual Super Stock Showdown presented by Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company. Once again Mother Nature tried to put a damper on this weekend’s events with 100-degree temperatures that caused other tracks to cancel their racing for the weekend. With a lot of extra track work, the track was very raceable and fast, even though there were a few delays in getting the events underway due to the excessive heat.
The pre-race ceremonies kicked off each night’s activities with the invocation and the National Anthem. Super Stock drivers, Randy Moses, Sr. aka “Big Moe”, who is the current point leader, and Roy Long, last week’s driver of the week, presented the nation’s colors with a parade lap during the national anthem on Saturday night.
Heat race lineups for all classes, except the IMCA Modifieds, were determined by the driver’s draw at sign in. The IMCA Modifieds followed the published rules for that class, which utilizes the driver’s point average for starting positions. The classes, that drew for their starting heat position, advanced to their features via their finish in their heats. Plus, the last heat winner in each class, other than IMCA Modifieds, drew a number for the number of cars to invert for the A Feature.
At intermission each night, everyone had a chance to grab themselves some of the great food items from the concession including some walking tacos and an ice-cold Coca-Cola 20 oz. drink to wash it all down with. Saturday night, fans had the opportunity to get some shaved ice from Kona Ice, too.
TOP THREE – FRIDAY – JULY 21ST
The Pure Stock A Feature hit the track first after intermission and saw the same car win for the third week in a row but with the driver from two weeks ago. Andrew Bohanan (51 – Stigler, OK) took home his third win of the season as point leader, Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK) finished in second place ahead of Rick Edgerton (27 – Fort Smith, AR).
The next A Feature was for the IMCA Modifieds. Ronnie Gould (1 – Calera, OK) finished first, for his first win of the season, ahead of last week’s winner, Michael Hines (57M – Van Buren, AR). Jason Payton (6 – Greenwood, AR) took home third and sits in second in the season points by only a three-point margin.
Next on the track were two dashes for the first and second place finishers from the Super Stock qualifying heat races to set the top five and second five positions for Saturday night’s A Feature. The first race was for the five heat race winners and had Peyton Taylor (01X – Batesville, AR) taking home the win as two-time event winner, Tony Anglin (G1 – Walnut Ridge, AR) crossed the line first in the second dash.
TOP THREE – SATURDAY – JULY 22ND
The first race on the track after intermission was the USRA B-Mod A Feature where Chris Hawkins (1XX – Neosho, MO) went to Victory Lane for the first time this season. Lonny Flanagan (7 - Rudy, AR) improved on his third-place finish from the previous two weeks for a second place run ahead of Chad Summerford (03 – Centerton, AR).
The USRA Modifieds took to the high banks next for their A Feature. Chad Wheeler (88 – Muskogee, OK) took home his first win of the season over teammate, Tate Cole (89 – Muskogee, OK). Point leader, Trevor Latham (27L – Rogers, AR) crossed the line in third.
The last race on the track was the non-point, 40 lap, $5,000 to win Super Stock A Feature. Peyton Taylor (01X – Batesville, AR) was able to overcome a broken left-rear break rotor mid-race to take home the big money in this event for the first time in his career. Two-time winner, Burl Woods (135 – Republic, MO) finished in second ahead of Robby Arnold (60 – Paragould, AR) who won two of the three nights of the Triple Threat Weekend earlier this season.
All race results, including heats and B Features, are available by clicking on the Results tab. The full season point standings for each class can be viewed by clicking on the Points tab.
Tri-State Speedway will take the weekend of July 29th off and will return to action again on August 5th for the 38th Annual Summertime Classic. More details will be released in the coming days.
Don’t forget the new starting time of 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.
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• 38th Annual Summertime Classic. More information will be released soon.
Day #3 will greet drivers and fans with 10 cars locked in and at least 30 more cars looking to lock their cars into the remaining A Feature spots so they, too, can compete for the big $5,000 paycheck 40-lap A Feature at the end of the night.
The drivers will get there from finishing in the top five of each of these two B Features:
Super Stock B Feature #1
44K - Robert Knowles 39 - Brian Parker
UFO - ted Holt, Jr. 164 - Michael Muskrat
21 - Jimmy Douglas 26D - Dylan Davlin
43X - Dennis Schoenfeld 10-4 - Eddie Martin
64L - Dan Leatherman 127 - Andy Morris
5E - Ty Evans 64M - Terry Muskrat
27 - Dan Morris 55 - Kevin Wilburn
110 - JD Jackson
Super Stock B Feature #2
88B - Ben Waggoner 4X - Jared Hayes
42 - James Flood 4 - Roy Long
26 - Gean Davin 14T - Heath Teel
X-15 - H Palmer 77A - Hayden Chavers
60X - Chuck Knght 25 - Brandon Henry
43 - Scooter Scruggs 1 - Grant Davis
29 - Clark Plyler 77 - Corey Madison
75M - Randy Moses, Sr.
Those 10 cars plus two promoter's provisionals will join the A feature behind these 10 qualified drivers from Night #2 action:
01X - Peyton Taylor 23 - Kevin Saltern
60 - Robby Arnold 3 - Danny Womack
1X - Kris Loyd - G1 - Tony Anglin
19S - Kyle Slader 135 - Burl Woods
17 - Neil Johnston 9D - Kyle Davis
Randy “Big Moe” Moses, Sr. is the seasoned racecar driver of the 75M super stock car proudly bearing the title of “Big Moe."
In 1977, Randy started his stock car career at Thunderbird Speedway in the street stock class. He had intended to only run one season, but that one season has stretched his love for racing into celebrating 40 years of driving this season.
He has raced in many classes over the years, which put him into races with some of the biggest and best in the area along the way. He drove several years at Crawford County in the 80s, and in 1990 he won the grand national point championship at Thunderbird Speedway. He especially enjoys racing with his son, Randy, II, who got into the sport at the age of 14. They have raced door to door many times since "Lil Moe" started racing. And Big Moe makes him earn every inch of dirt when he gets to boast over Dad.
His dream before he retires from racing is to win a feature race at Tri-State Speedway or a point championship. And he plans to continue racing as long as he can still get into the car. He is currently, leading in the point chase in the super stock class.
His sponsors for all these years are Bright Racing, Quality 1 Lube, Advantage Controls, BMS Engines, Brian’s Auto Repair, Five Star Recycling, Richey’s Muffler and Harrison Tire. In addition, Moe sends a special thanks to Roberts Racing Chassis and Crew Chief, Randy Moses, II.
He is married to Cheryl, who has been his greatest supporter. In addition to his son, Randy, II, he also has a daughter, Renee. Randy also has seven grandkids--Trevor, Brayden, Maegan, Rylin, Avery, Emersyn, and 2-year-old Mason. Mason tells his "Popsie" that the racecar is “my car" and even has his own Lil Bitty Moe car.
We thank" Big Moe" for his continued support of our track that he calls his home track and wish him the best while pursuing his dream.