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Tri-County Motor Speedway

Hudson, North Carolina

 

Located in Western North Carolina, Tri-County Motor Speedway is a 4/10 mile banked asphalt track racing weekly on Friday night as it has for most of it's existence.  A NASCAR Home Track facility, TCMS features Late Models as it's premier division and has been a proving ground for many of today's rising talents.

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Jamey Caudill Wins as the STARS Shine in a Big Way Over Tri County Speedway

 

Hendersonville, North Carolina (May 24, 2009) - On Friday April 10, 2009 it was Mother Nature who ruled the day at Tri County Speedway for the UARA-STARS.  The STARS returned to Tri County Friday May 22, 2009 and the show was on.  The STARS did not fail to put on fantastic race for the large crowd who came to cheer them on.  Clouds began to darken the sky right at race time but the UARA-STARS prevailed in a big way.

 

First time winner at Concord, Paddy Rodenbeck set the pace with the Sunoco of 16.398.  Matt McCall was close behind with the KLB Race Cars & Parts outside pole at 16.427.  Brandon McReynolds, Chris Lawson and Richard Boswell II will round up the top five starting positions.

 

The green flies and McCall will be quick to take the lead but caution will fly right away as Matthew Godley, Scott Turlington and Brad Queen Spin in turn 2.  When the green flies again McCall will set the pace for the first 43 circuits with the field hot on his trail.  There will be no run away this night as McCall has done in the past at Tri County.    

 

Turn 2 will be the culprit again as the cars of Ryan Gray and Kyle Moon spin on lap 43 bringing out the second caution.  At this time leader Matt McCall has problems and falls back in the field.

Paddy Rodenbeck will inherit the lead under caution but be assured McCall new he was there all along. 

 

Rodenbeck will continuing his lead with plenty of pressure from Brandon McReynolds who in turn is being pursued by Jamey Caudill, Coleman Pressley, Chris Lawson, Richard Boswell II, Andy Loden, Garrett Campbell, John King II and Lee Tissot being the top ten.

 

The big one happens on lap 56 as Kyle Grissom, R.A. Brown, Scott Turlington, Darrell Wallace, Jr., Dylan Presnell and Kyle Moon all tangle on the backstretch.  The pit action will be as fierce as the on track action.  Some will continue on and some will attempt a few more laps but their nights will end early.

 

The green will fly only to come right back out at as in turn 4 the cars of Turlington, Gray, Brown, Joey Bryant, Grant McGinnis, Matthew Godley, Wallace, and Queen all seem to be going every way but the right way.  There will be a short green period again when the cars of Queen and Bryant spin again.

 

Rodenbeck still leads the field but with plenty of pressure from McReynolds.   Pressley, Caudill, Lawson, Boswell II, Loden, Campbell, Tissot and King II remain the top ten but are shuffling around.  Caution 6 will fly as Michael Rouse slows on the track with a flat tire coming out of turn four.  Rodenbeck will maintain his lead when caution 7 falls for the spin of Grant McGinnis in turn 2. 

 

The fans have a hard time keeping their seats as the racing is so intense throughout the field and the leaders running nose to tail and side by side lap after lap.  They continually inch back and forth.  McReynolds who celebrated his birthday on Thursday and graduated high school on Friday morning would like nothing more than to make it a big three weekend with a win.  Rodenbeck has other things on his mind also being a new graduate but Caudill is like a cat watching the mouse.  One wrong move and he plans on being there.  Caudill makes his move on McReynolds on lap 143 for second place and puts the pressure on Rodenbeck.  On lap 146 it will be Caudill with his nose out front and he want look back from there.  Boswell will pass McReynolds on lap 148.  He has his sites on the lead and on lap 149 Boswell and Rodenbeck are doing some serious rubbing and Rodenbeck will spin in Turn 1—nothing but close racing here.  They were seen joking around with one another after the event.

 

The race will come down to a green, white, checker finish. It will be Caudill that will claim the win adding another UARA victory to his records.  He will collect the RE Suspension 1st place award along with the G-Force Shift of the Race award for his smooth move gaining the lead.  Charlie Long will claim the Comp Cams Engine builder of the race award for building the powerhouse in the Caudill machine.

 

Young John King II will be the UARA Rookie of the Race.  Brandon McReynolds will claim the B Square Janitorial Clean Sweep award by starting and finishing in the same position.

 

In the Street Stock division, only four cars made the trip and it was decided to run a 15 lap shootout for them.  Waylon Flynn was the victor followed by Kevin Eby, Baron Kuritzky and Dustin Walker.  These drivers all thanked the UARA for allowing them to run with such a small field of cars.

 

The Pro Challenge drivers put on quite a show in their 35 lap event with Kyle Benjamin bringing his 71 machine home to the winners circle.  He was followed to the checker by Meghan Dillner, Brady Boswell, Stephen Bergh, Trevor Edwards, Ryan Heavner, Kyle Wilson and Chris Brown.

Some of these young drivers have their sites set on moving up to the UARA in 2010.  Being a companion series with the UARA-STARS in 2009 is a great way for them to see first hand their future competition and learn the rules along the way.

 

UARA-STARS Results:

 

 1. Jamey Caudill

 2. Richard Boswell II

 3. Brandon McReynolds

 4. Garrett Campbell

 5. Coleman Pressley

 6. Chris Lawson

 7. Lee Tissot

 8. Logan Ruffin

 9. Andy Loden

10. John King II

11. Brennan Poole

12. Scott Turlington

13. Owen Kelly

14. Ryan Gray

15. Matthew Godley

16. Paddy Rodenbeck

17. Darrell Wallace, Jr.

18. Joey Bryant

19. Grant McGinnis

20. Michael Rouse

21. Matt McCall

22. Brad Queen

23. R.A. Brown

24. Kyle Grissom

25. Dylan Presnell

26. Kyle Moon

27. Jordan McGregor

28. Ross Furr

 

Photos by: David Allio

 

The UARA-STARS will be in action again at Dillon Speedway, Saturday- May 30, 2009.

 

For more info visit www.uara-stars.com or call 828-692-3833

Press Release by: Wink Bodenhamer

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Effective Immediately

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Tri-County Motor Speedway

4405 Hickory Nut Ridge Road

Hudson, North Carolina 28638

Office:  828-726-6600

Fax:  828-726-0800