MAY 23, 2017
Memorial Day Championship for Southern Nationals Bonus Series is May 29th at Tri-County Race Track
Tri-County Race Track located in Brasstown, NC finishes off a huge Memorial Day racing weekend with the first of two visits by the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series on Monday Night May 29th and the Seventh Annual Memorial Day Championship Race.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will take to the Ray Cook-promoted Western North Carolina oval during the Memorial Day special racing for $3,000-to-win and $300-to-start. The Limited/Crate Late Models ($800-to-win), Interstate Welding Modified Street ($500-to-win), Street Stocks ($300-to-win), Pony class ($300-to-win) and the Beginner Class ($250-to-win) will all be racing during the night’s activities. A $300 Bonus to the highest finishing Limited Late Model/Crate Late Model that doesn't win will also be given.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series made two previous visits to Tri-County Race Track in 2016 with Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga. sweeping the Memorial Day Championship and Tarheel 50 races. David Payne of Murphy, N.C. leads the point standings with a slim eight point margin over Donald McIntosh of Dawsonville, Ga.

There have been two different winners in two races so far this season. Tim McCreadie of Watertown, N.Y. won the season opening Shamrock race at Boyd's Speedway and Tyler Carpenter of Parkersburg, W.V. won the series' most recent Mike Roland Memorial event at Richmond Raceway.

The Southern Nationals Bonus Series will utilize the following Tire Rule for Tri-County on May 29th: American Racer 44, 48 & 56 (RR option only) and Hoosier 1300, 1350 & 1600 (RR option only). The Southern Nationals Bonus Series-sanctioned event will see a full racing program of practice, Qualifying, Last Chance Heats and the 40-lap main event. At each Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals, Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals and Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series event in 2017, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus.

On Monday May 29th the pit & grandstand gates open at 4:00 pm with the Driver’s Meeting slated for 6:00 pm and racing to begin at around 6:30 pm. Adult General Admission is $18.00 with children ages 11-16 admitted for $10.00 while children ten and under are free. Adult Pit Passes are $30.00 while children ages 11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children ten and under are free. Also, any veterans or persons with a Military ID will receive a free meal ticket to the concession stand Monday night.

Tri-County May 30th Purse: 1) $3,000, 2) $1,500, 3) $1,200, 4) $1,000, 5) $800, 6) $700, 7) $600, 8) $475, 9) $450, 10) $425, 11) $400, 12) $375, 13) $350, 14) $325, 15) $300, 16) $300, 17) $300, 18) $300, 19) $300, 20) $300, 21) $300, 22) $300.

Further information on the Tri-County Race Track can be obtained by calling the track Hotline at (828) 837-3815 or Ray Cook (@RayCook53) at (828) 360-5353 or log on to .

Further information on the Spring Nationals, Southern Nationals and Southern Nationals Bonus Series can be obtained by calling Promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353 or Series P.R. Coordinator Chris Tilley at (606) 219-1723 or visit the official website located at .

Current Schaeffer's Southern Nationals Bonus Series Points (after May 20)
1. David Payne-366
2. Donald McIntosh-358
3. Brandon Overton-354
4. Jamie Oliver-352
5. Caleb Ashby-342
6. Ricky Weiss-336
7. Tim McCreadie-200
7. Tyler Carpenter-200
9. Dale McDowell-196
9. Zack Dohm-196



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