Grover, McAllister, Palmer, Reeves and Hunter All Win First
POCOLA, OK (August 8TH, 2015) – After last weekend’s slight respite, Mother Nature seemed to be want at least one more weekend of the century numbers on the thermometer at race time. The air temperature at race time was an even 100 degrees with a “humiture”, or feels like temperature, of 109 degrees. A pretty good southerly breeze helped things somewhat until the sun dropped below the horizon in Turn 3 and dropped temps into the lower 90’s.
The night kicked off, as always, with the trophy presentation to the previous race’s (from August 1ST, 2015) A Feature winners with 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.
Heat racing action got underway at 8:25 PM after a little extra track prep was undertaken to try and keep this season’s new clay from getting dusty. Intermission was underway by 10 PM which gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs and get some of the concession food, try some of the world famous Menasco BBQ and grab a big funnel cake for dessert.
While the intermission was underway, the monthly kid’s bicycle races were held on the front straight and the two free bicycles were given away to one lucky boy and girl, just for coming out to the races. Only one more monthly bicycle race night is scheduled for 2015 so be sure to make sure you check our schedule at www.Tri-StateSpeedway.com for the date.
The Pure Stock A Feature was up first and saw Kyle McAllister (11K – Fort Smith, AR) take home his first win of 2015 while last weekend’s winner, Rick Edgerton (27 – Fort Smith, AR), came home in second ahead of Chris Perkins (88 - Rudy, AR) who finished in third for the second week in a row.
In the IMCA Sport Mod A Feature, Cody Rongey (71 - Booneville, AR) took home his second A Feature win of the season ahead of 14 year old Kayden Menasco (49 – Dora, AR) as Alan Goforth (379 – Fort Smith, AR) crossed the line in third.
The IMCA Modified A Feature hit the track next and saw Anthony Reeves (1ST – Mulberry, AR) take home the trophy for his first win of the season as Van Gemmill (21 –Ponca City, OK) finished in second, for the second week in a row, ahead of Jason Payton (6 – Greenwood, AR).
The Factory/I Stock A Feature saw Brent Grover (17 – Pocola, OK) claim his first win of the season ahead of a Keith Heaslet (5 – Indianola, OK) and Joshua Vaughn (77V - Pocola, OK) in third.
The TSS Modified A feature was up next with Brandon Hunter (1/4 – Alma, AR) taking the win for the first time in 2015 over Chad Wheeler (88 – Muskogee, OK) in second and Dr. Kyle Ledford (75 – Greenwood, AR).
The Super Stock A Feature hit the track for the last race of the night and saw H. Palmer (X-15 – Muldrow, OK) take home the hardware for his first win of the season as Randy Moses, Sr. (75M – Muskogee, OK) finished in a close second while Shawn Sweeten (5 - Pocola, OK) crossed the line 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 return to action again on August 15th, 2015 with another night of point racing in all six classes. As the season gets closer to the end, the battle at the top of the point standings get hotter and hotter with as little as 16 points separating first and second in some classes.
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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