TRACK NEWS
 

Halverson and Warner start strong !!!

May 14th Earlville Iowa

The first running of our Summit points series was contested on a beautiful spring weekend. Zach Halverson got the win in the Quick Performance S/P class over Sage Mortenson. Mike Melsha was the lone semi-finalist. Chavon Warner bested a red-lighting Kevin Haack in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. In the Gateway Towing Sportsman class it was Bill Gauley getting the win over a red-lighting Ricky Jeray. Tim Earle was the lone semi-finalist. Jeff Smutny won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over a red-lighting Don Paisley. Ron Ligue was the lone semi-finalist. Alexis Halverson bested Cory Miller in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. McKenzie Melchert and Slade Hess were semi-finalists. Briar Hess won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over a red-lighting Jackson Melchert. Then Alexis Halverson got the run-off win over Briar Hess for the Novak Helmet. Lots of red-lights settled races today, we will try again tomorrow.


May 15th Earlville Iowa

The first running of our Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 series was contested on an overcast track. EmiLee Novak was low qualifier with a 6.22 at over 225 mph. The eliminator was won by Cale Davis in his 98 Mustang over David Primrose. Lucas Smith and EmiLee Novak were semi-finalists. Jim Laughlin bested Mike Halverson in the Quick Performance S/P class final. David Primrose was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Mark Rosenbaum finally stopping Chavon Warner in a close final. Jeff Freeman Jr. was the lone semi-finalist. James Thompson Jr. bested Dylan Pifkin in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Tin Earle was the lone semi-finalist. David Berry won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Don Paisley. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. Serenity Freeman was un-opposed in the High School class. Scott Grady won the AIH Chrome Street Bike final over Randy Gyllin. Ron Ligue was the lone semi-finalist. Ryan Kruger bested a red-lighting Todd Tydrich in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike final. Jarron Christianson was the lone semi-finalist. Briar Hess got the win in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class over McKenzie Melchert. Slade Hess was the lone semi-finalist. Alexis Halverson won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Austin Begyn. Jackson Melchert was the lone semi-finalist. TSR would like to thank its crew, sponsors and racers for all their efforts.


Been a long winter

Canít wait to greet all the area racers this season and hope everyone is ready for a tough season of racing, Canít wait to put together the best team possible for the ET Finals


News returning

Our website news page has been neglected as thing just got screwed up on my end. Now itís fixed we will be posting more news and articles. It is important for any racer to see his work rewarded. Sorry for the error!!!


Points series

The schedule has reduced the total number of races from 15 to 14 and we will stay at 12 claimed races for the championship at this time. Last season we had no rain-outs and that is really rare. We will see how this spring weather treats us. If things need adjusted we will.


Not so new news

We will be doing an NHRA chassis cert on April 23rd and will start at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha in the morning at 9 and move to the track in the afternoon. Call 563-923-3724 for an appointment. Belts are good for 2 years, chassis tags are good for 3 years. There will be an option for the NHRA class cars as NHRA will be here at the National Open on Memorial weekend and can do some chassis certs then, but still call Bill for an appointment please!!!!


New for 2022

Most things at Tri-State Raceway will stay the same. That being said we have changes coming for the ET Finals. We are to take an EVO track champion to the ET Finals to run for a Divisional Championship. Then the winners from each NHRA Division will be invited to run for a National Championship. Summit Racing Equipment is really on board and wants this to happen this year. Well rules and safety issues need to be addressed and then we can put purses together etc. These EVO cars will not be running for team points but we feel itís coming so get on board.


Canít wait to start the new Season !!!!

The NHRA chassis cert at Wright-Way Trailers was a big hit with the racers. New owners Blake and Nate hosted an open house with full breakfast along with Funny Car racer Jeff Krug on display. Great sponsor help dragstrips operate and we appreciate Wright-Way Trailers as a long time sponsor.

Our last yearís pit rental spots are staying the same and your spot will be there unless you call me at the track and cancel it. If you are wanting your own pit spot just talk with Bill at the track and he will help you with finding you your favorite or lucky spot. Just 205 $ for the season, and your spot will be there.

I found a couple outdated helmets during the first event and request that any Snell 10 helmets be updated. The helmets are on a 12 year cycle.

The NHRA chassis cert at Wright-Way Trailers was a big hit with the racers. New owners Blake and Nate hosted an open house with full breakfast along with Funny Car racer Jeff Krug on display. Great sponsor help dragstrips operate and we appreciate Wright-Way Trailers as a long time sponsor.