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Labor Day Championships at Tri-County Race Track Features $3,437.38 C.T. Barnett Memorial

The annual running of the Labor Day Championships at Tri-County Race Track - scheduled for this Monday, September 5 - will be a festival of speed with seven different divisions in racing action, along with a special Faster Pastor Race! Headlining the big show on Labor Day at the Brasstown, North Carolina oval will be the 2nd Annual ‘C.T. Barnett Memorial’ for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. The unsanctioned contest will boast a $3,437.38 top prize and will shell out $300 just to start the main event, which will be 38 laps in length. In addition, a $200 product certificate from Competition Racing Equipment will be awarded to the driver laying down the quickest lap during the qualifying session.

"Clarence (CT) was a dedicated fan of dirt track racing and is believed to have attended more races at Tri-County Race Track than anyone else,” quoted track promoter Ray Cook. “Clarence's sons Glen & Joe Barnett, along with grandson's Jamie Oliver & Michael Barnett, have won hundreds of races over the years and continue to compete today. A memorial plaque has been placed in the bleachers where Clarence was faithful to be every time the gates were open. He is missed by everyone at Tri-County, but will never be forgotten."

Along with the Super Late Models, the Southeastern Late Model Sportsman Series will invade the Brasstown bullring, as the Limited Late Model competitors will race for a $1,500 winner’s check courtesy of the fine folks at King Ford. The Interstate Welding 602 Late Models will compete for an $800 payday, while a non-qualifiers race for the division will also be held paying $200 to the winner. Other classes on the racing card include: Street Stock $400 to win, Open Wheel Modified $400 to win, Front Wheel Drive $200 to win, and the Boyd’s Speedway B-Hobby $500 to win. Multiple drivers that compete at Boyd’s have expressed interest, so the B-Hobby division has been added to the Labor Day lineup.

As mentioned earlier, a Faster Pastor Race will also be held at the 1/4-mile facility. Race proceeds and purse will be donated to the Carolina Christian Academy and to the Churches of the Pastors represented in the race.

The pit gate will open on Monday, September 5 at 3:00pm, while the grandstands will start to allow patrons into the track at 4:00pm. The Drivers Meeting will begin promptly at 6:00pm and cars will take to the dirt surface for hot laps starting at 6:30pm. Grandstand admission will be $20.00 for adults and only $10.00 for kids ages 11-16. Pit admission will be $35.00 for adults and only $20.00 for kids ages 11-16. As always at Tri-County Race Track, those children ages 10 and under will be allowed onto the grounds for FREE!

Tri-County Race Track is located at 10456 Old U.S. 64 in Brasstown, North Carolina 28902. Like them on Facebook at TriCounty Racetrack or follow them on Twitter at @tricountytrack. For additional information, please call the track at 828-837-3815 or log onto their official website at

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