Woods Takes Home Big Money as Cole Hits Six and McCarty Wins Four
POCOLA, OK (July 16th, 17th & 18th, 2015) –Once again the weather people were spot on with the forecast for the 17th Annual Super Stock Showdown presented by Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company. Temperatures were in the mid to high 90’s for all three days and zero rain, which is a lot better than what the track faced earlier in the season. Even with the heat of summer, the fans and drivers, all 85 of them, came out for a great three day event.
The event kicked off with open practice for any class and free grandstand admission on Thursday night and continued on Friday night with qualifying races and features for the Super Stocks with a full point show for the Pure Stocks and Factory/IMCA Stocks. Everything wrapped up on Saturday night with last chance qualifying features, a full point show for the IMCA Sport Mods, IMCA Modifieds and the TSS Modifieds, plus the big 40 lap, %5,000 to win Super Stock A Feature.
The first order of business, on Saturday night, was to honor the last races (July 11th) A Feature winners with their trophies, interviews and photo taking on the pass through in front of the grandstands after the pre-race ceremonies of the invocation and the national anthem.
With the added heat and sunshine of mid-summer, the start time change to 8 PM was beneficial as the sun was on its way down at that point which helped keep the moisture in the track longer and helped the fans get a little cooler quicker. Heat racing action got underway on Friday night at 8:20 PM and on Saturday night at 8:15 PM. Both nights, intermission was underway around 9:30 PM giving everyone a chance to stretch their legs and get some of the awesome concession stand food and eat some of the world famous Menasco BBQ.
The Factory/I Stock A Feature hit the track first on Friday night with Dale Richardson (327 – Muskogee, OK) claiming his second win of the season ahead of Jay Anderson (36 – Springdale, AR and Ron Grover (27 – Pocola, OK) in third.
The Pure Stock A Feature was up next on Friday night and saw Lee Carver (42 – Lockesburg, AR) on top as Wesley Bourne (5 – Cameron, OK) crossed in second with Chris Perkins (88 - Rudy, AR) cracking the top three.
Up next on Friday night were two qualifying features for the Super Stocks. The first feature saw Kyle Slader (19S – Muskogee, OK) take the win as H Palmer (X-15 – Muldrow, OK) captured the win in the second qualifying feature.
Saturday night’s feature action started with two last change B Features for the Super Stocks. Tony Anglin (G1 – Walnut Ridge, AR) captured the first and Kent Bright (74 – Sand Springs, OK) took home the win in the second last chance B Feature.
In Saturday’s IMCA Sport Mod A Feature, Ken McCarty (1 – Rogers, AR) took home his fourth A Feature win of the season ahead of Logan Ellis (118) and Dalton Ragsdale (19S – Muskogee, OK) in second and third, respectively.
The IMCA Modified A Feature hit the track next and saw Tae Cole (89 - Muskogee, OK) go back to back for his sixth win of the season as Van Gemmill (21 –Ponca City, OK) finished in second and Zane Hunter (1/2 – Alma, AR) finished in third.
The TSS Modified A feature was up next with Jeremy Vaughn (8V – Pocola, OK) picking up his first win of the season as Jamie Hibbs (109 – Choctaw, OK) and Dalton McKenzie (8 – Van Buren, AR) in second and third respectively.
In the big $17,000 plus purse, 40 lap 17th Annual Super Stock Showdown, presented by Shamrock Bolt & Screw Company, A Feature, Burl Woods (135 – Republic, MO) withstood some late race chargers and took the win from a strong Tony Anglin (G1 – Walnut Ridge, AR) in a side-by-side run to the checkered flag as Scooter Scruggs (43 – Hensley, AR) finished close behind in third.
Complete race results, including heats, are available on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com. Current point standings are available there, as well.
Tri-State Speedway will be close on July 25th, 2015 for summer vacation for our employees. They will return to racing action on August 1st, 2015 with their “Back to School” point racing program that will feature free back packs for the kids.
Pit gates will open at 4:00 PM with the grandstands opening at 5:00 PM. Pre-race ceremonies will begin at 7:45 PM with the green flag set to drop on the racing action at 8:00 PM. Information on admission pricing and our complete 2015 racing schedule can always be found on our website at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com 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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