APRIL 3, 2013
Spring Nationals Series Rolls into Tri-County Race Track on April 12th for $4,000 to win

By Chris Tilley, Spring Nationals and Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series PR/Announcer

BRASSTOWN, NC—After a successful Spring Thaw at Volunteer Speedway less than a month ago, the Ray Cook promoted Spring Nationals Series will host the next double-header weekend of the 10-race mini-tour.

The Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, NC will be the third event on the schedule paying $4,000 to win / $400 to start on Friday Night April 12th. The support classes that night include the Crate Late Models racing for $500 to win, the Interstate Welding Modified Street division will race for $300 to win and the Street Stocks will be competing for $250 to win. A $200 bonus will be paid to the highest finishing Limited Late Model in the Spring Nationals Super Late Model event.

On Friday April 12th both grandstand and pit gates will open at 5:00 pm with the Driver’s Meeting slated for 7:00 pm and racing to begin at around 7:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $18.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $10.00 while children ten and under are admitted for Free. Adult Pit Passes are $30.00 with children 11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children under ten are admitted for Free.

This will be the first of three big Super Late Model events at Tri-County Race Track as the ground-pounders return on Monday May 27th for the $3,000 to win Memorial Day Championship and then the Tenth Anniversary running of the Tarheel 50 on Friday Night October 4th paying $3,500 to win.

Further information on the Tri-County Race Track can be obtained by calling the track Hotline at (828) 837-3815 or Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or log on to

Further information on Ray Cook’s Spring Nationals Series can be obtained by logging on to the official series website located at

Spring Nationals Series $4,000 to win purse (40 Laps): 1) $4000, 2) $2000, 3) $1400, 4) $800, 5) $700, 6) $675, 7) $650, 8) $625, 9) $600, 10) $580, 11) $560, 12) $540, 13) $520, 14) $500, 15) $480, 16) $460, 17) $440, 18) $420, 19) $400, 20) $400, 21) $400, 22) $400. TOTAL $17,550

Current Spring Nationals Series Points (after March 16th):
1. Steve Casebolt-200 (Richmond, IN)
2. Billy Ogle Jr.-196 (Knoxville, TN)
3. Chris Madden-194 (Gray Court, SC)
3. John Blankenship-194 (Williamson, WV)
5. Dale McDowell-190 (Chickamauga, GA)
6. Ty Dillon-188 (Lewisville, NC)
7. Steve Francis-186 (Ashland, KY)
8. David Payne-184 (Murphy, NC)
9. Eric Jacobsen-182 (Watsonville, CA)
10. Mark Vineyard-180 (Powell, TN)

2013 Spring Nationals Series Schedule:
Fri March 15-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$4,000 to win/$400 start
Sat March 16-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-$10,000 to win/$600 to start
Fri April 12-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-$4,000 to win/$400 to start
Sat April 13-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-$6,000 to win/$500 to start
Thur April 18-201 Speedway-Sitka, KY-$4,000 to win/$400 start
Fri April 19-Ponderosa Speedway-Junction City, KY-$5,000 to win/$450 start
Sat April 20-Cleveland Speedway-Cleveland, TN-$5,000 to win/$450 start
Thur May 9-Duck River Speedway-Wheel, TN-$4,000 to win/$400 start
Fri May 10-Boyd’s Speedway-Ringgold, GA-$4,000 to win/$400 start
Sat May 11-Dixie Speedway-Woodstock, GA-$6,000 to win/$500 start


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