Tri County Racetrack to hold 'Fan Appreciation Night'
Updated: Aug 26
By Travis Dockery
389 Country Editor
Tri County Racetrack in Brasstown, NC will roar back to life Friday, August 26 after a week off. Promoter Ray Cook is reigniting the racing fuse with a special "Fan Appreciation Night." The event will include a special ticket price, give-a-ways and a "Meet the Driver" session.
For just $5, fans can take their seat in the grandstands and watch the gas-powered gladiators battle each other around the quarter-mile clay oval. A "Meet the Driver" session will take place at 7 p.m. when all drivers will bring their cars to the front stretch and fans will be allowed to make their way down in The Tiger Pit to meet their favorite drivers and get a close up look at the cars. Once racing begins, the track will also be giving away prizes throughout the evening.
As far as action on the track, fans will be treated to six different divisions headlined by the King Ford Limited/Crate Late Models. Can Jason Deal maintain his points lead or will "Dynamite" Danny Ledford from Warne, NC tighten the gap by parking his No. 4 in victory lane?
The Interstate Welding 602 division has had the largest car counts throughout the season with multiple different winners. After leading the points for most of the year, "The Murphy Missile" Dante Curtis has seen his lead cut to just 6 points as Bobby Elkins has been on a rail, racking up wins and points.
As far as storylines, the Street Stock class is full of them. Charles Devine has been dominant all season long. Once he found victory lane early on in the season, he hasn't been beat. Can he keep his streak alive or will another lead foot find victory lane?
A new division for Tri County, the Open Wheel Modifieds have had a growing car count as the season has progressed. Chuck Southard has been Mr. Consistency, but coming off a win, Michael Barnett finds himself just 20 points out of the lead.
Pony points leader Ricky Dyer will no doubt be on hand to defend his top spot against any and all challengers.
The most unpredictable division at The Tiger Pit is the Front Wheel Drive class. With usually one of the largest car counts in the pit area, the mean micro machines can find themselves four wide for the lead or in the middle of a 10-car pileup. There really is no way to predict a winner in the race that closes the show.
Ray Cook invites everyone to come out and enjoy this special night at the alcohol-free, family-friendly facility.