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Lindle wins last T/S Event

August 7th Earlville Iowa

The last running of the 3, T/S events were contested on a hot Saturday. Tom Lindle bested Jay Merfeld in the final. Mike Chitty was low qualifier with a 6.91 @ 199.79 mph. Will Harris was the lone semi-finalist. TSR would like to thank Dave River Construction and Wick Buildings for the sponsorship that allows us to race this fats door-car eliminator. Mike Halverson got the win in the Quick Performance S/P class when Tyler Stych fouled. Kevin Haack also benefitted same results in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final as Bill Cox turned it red. Terry Heller bested Dave Benson in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Christan Vargason won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Strad Dighton. Abby Handke bested Jody Brady in the Ollinger Foxy Lady class. Emily Vargson won the trophy in Jr. Street by beating Lance McShane. Mackenzie Scribner won the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class over Briar Hess. McKenzie Melchert won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Cory Miller. The 2 Kenzieís met in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off, with a Kenzie sure to win. It was Mackenzie Scribner besting a red-lighting McKenzie Melchert in the final.


Thompson, Schmall and Seeley get good!!!

August 8th Earlville Iowa

Thompson, Schmall and Seeley get good!!!

Ray Thompson and Al Grimm have raced before and both have had success, but this time Ray Thompson bested (a motor going away) Al Grimm in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 final. Ray was able to peddle as Grimmís engine was expiring past 1000 ft. Bill Black and Travis Thompson were the semi-finalists. EmiLee Novak was low qualifier with a 6.25. Brandon Schmall got the win in the Quick Performance S/P class final. James Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Seeley bested Garrett Chitty in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Sly Rechterman and Jim Peterson were semi-finalists. James Thompson Jr. bested the champ, Andrew Quinn in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Jazzy Moore was the lone semi-finalist. Hunter Carlson won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Joe Elliott. Doug Noble and Kelly Brown were semi-finalists. Jazzy Moore won High School over Hunter Carlson. Dylan Pifkin and Serenity Freeman were semi-finalists. A better start allowed Dtrad Dighton the win over Al Mart in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class final. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. Bill Gauley won the Gear-Driven Pefromance Open Bike class over Dylan Tydrich. Todd Trydrich was the lone semi-finalist. Slade Hess won the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class over Alexis Halverson. Paige Davis and Evan Begyn were semi-finalists. Brady Wolf got the win in Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Briar Hess. Frankie McGlynn and Jeg Weets were semi-finalists. Brady Wolf and Slade Hess did battle for the Novakís Helmet and Brady got the win over Slade.


Past Champions Show Up

July 17th Earlville Iowa

On a great weekend the past champions showed up in winning fashion. Al Grimm won Quick Performance S/P class over Ray Thompson. Both drivers dialed 7.86 and both drivers went dead-on, Grimm had the starting line advantage for the win. Jim Noben is also a past champ and bested Sabrina Niemann in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Another past champ Andrew Quinn picked up another win in Gateway Towing Sportsman class this time it was Jazzy Moore won turned it red in the final. Paul Brown won the Thompson Tire Trophy class. Jody Brady won the Foxy Lady class sponsored by Ollinger Garage Doors over Alyssa Fangmann from time slip was runner-up. Paige Davis bested Benji Freeman in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Briar Hess won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Brady Wolf. Briar Hess also won the run-off for the Novakís Helmet over Paige Davis. It was such a nice day as the weather was great.


Thompson Returns To Top: Hess Repeats.

July 18th Earlville Iowa

Ray Thompson celebrates SP win
Ray Thompson celebrates S/P win

Another really nice day greeted racers to Tri-State Raceway. Ray Thompson reversed Saturdays results as he bested Al Grimm in the Quick Performance S/P final. Once again the lap was heads-up 7.86 which Grimm ran but Ray had room to peddle going 7.88 for the win. Taylor Schleuter won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Chavon Warner in a close race. Michael Freeman got the win in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final over James Thompson Jr. Hunter Carlson won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Dylan Pifkin. Serenity Freeman won High School over a red-lighting Hunter Carlson. Stan Sleaver rode his Harley proudly to the winners circle in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class by besting Dylan Tydrich on the Busa. In the AIH Chrome Street Bike class it was past champ and points leader Jarron Christianson getting the win over the same Dylan Tydrich on the Busa. In an all Hess final in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class it was Briar besting Slade in a close lap. Paige Davis won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Benji Freeman. For the second time this weekend it was Brair Hess getting the Run-Off win over Paige Davis for the Novakís Helmet.


Halverson Repeats, Haack Triples Up!!!!.

July 10th Earlville Iowa

Kevin Haack wins three (3) times over the weekend. Celebrates with Lori and Leighton.
Kevin Haack wins three (3) times over the weekend. Celebrates with Lori and Leighton.
Jarron Christianson crowned King of the Track
Jarron Christianson crowned King of the Track

The second running of the new class Rivers/Wick Bldg. Top Sportsman was contested on a beautiful Iowa day. Mike Halverson bested a red-lighting Robert River. River was also the low qualifier. Kevin Haack did have a great day off the bottom bulb winning both S/P and Pro. In the Quick Performance S/P final it was Haack running dead-on to push Mike Chitty under his dial. Zach Miller and Mike Halverson were semi-finalists. Haack came right back to best Jason Seeley in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final. Tyler Brooks and Mark Rosenbaum were semi-finalists. Both racers ran dead-on the dial in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Andrew Quinn got the win over Jazzy Moore. Kendall Keuter and Bruce Cox were semi-finalists. Jim Peterson Bested Rob Emerick in the Thompson Tire Trophy final. Holly Cox got the win over Cody Mulholland in Foxy Lady sponsored by Ollinger Garage Doors. Evan Begyn bested Briar Hess in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Paige Davis was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Slade Hess. Leighton Haack and Alexis Halverson were semi-finalists. In an all Begyn run-off it was Evan besting Austin in a close final. Then to wrap up a great day of racing Jarron Christianson won the King of the Track Run-Off for the King of the Track. Jarron bested Mark Rosenbaum in a close final. Andrew Quinn and Don Paisley were semi-finalists and each champions of their respected classes.


Haack Stays Hot, Bowman breaks through!!!.

July 11th Earlville Iowa

Bowman and Crew celebrates Win
Bowman and Crew celebrates Win

On another beautiful day for racing Rick Bowman bested the field to win the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Emilee Novak was low qualifier with a 6.24. Bowman got the win over Al Grimm who turned it red. Bill Black and Larry Dalton were semi-finalists. Kevin Haack remained in the zone as he bested Tyler Stych in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Scott Vargason and Mike Chitty were semi-finalists. Mark Rosenbaum won the Maxwell Transmission in strong fashion. Mark got the win over Jenny Wilson in a close final. Jace Deering was the lone semi-finalist. In the Gateway Towing Sportsman final it was Ron Waline getting the win over Michael Freeman. Dylan Pifkin was the lone semi-finalist. Rob Emerick bested Hunter Carlson in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Doug Carlson and Serenity Freeman were semi-finalists. High School class was won by Serenity Freeman over Jazzy Moore. Hunter Carlson and Dylan Pifkin were semi-finalists. In the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class it was Slade Hess besting Evan Begyn in a close final. Paige Davis and Lucas DeCook were semi-finalists. Brady Wolf got the win over Briar Hess in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi final. Emery Cronkleton was the lone semi-finalist. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Brady Wolf getting the win over Slade Hess.


King of the Track 2021

With it being mid-season itís that time again!!! Quick Performance S/P class top points earners are paired accordingly. Al Grimm races Mark Rosenbaum and Mike Halverson races Don Paisley. Maxwell Transmission Pro class will be Kevin Haack and Mark Rosenbaum and Steve Morrissey races Garrett Chitty. In the Gateway Towing Sportsman class it will be Tim Earle racing Ron Waline and Andrew Quinn races James Thompson Jr. In Pro Bike it will be Dave Primrose with the bye and Bill Homuth races Jarron Christianson. These first rounds will be run in conjuction with the second TT session. The rest will be ran when we can through-out the day. Good luck to all who qualified!!!! Being the King of the Track has bragging rights that last longer than a year.


Fun day with Mustangís Unstabled!!!!

Jason Azbill Jr. bested the field in Sportsman class at the Mustangs Unstabled event
Jason Azbill Jr. bested the field in Sportsman class at the Mustangs Unstabled event.

With two of the best looking NHRA Wallyís on the line races were contested in two classes. Street class was won by Cole GrandGeorge over Brian Clark. They were racing a pair of 2020 Mustangs!!!! In the Sportsman class it was Jason Azbill Jr. getting the win over Jamie Schmidt. They were also racing Mustangs, fitting for the day. Neil Finder and Pat Finder were semi-finalists. Looked like everyone had a good time!!!!


Pat Finder wins Open Bike at TSR.

June 12th Earlville Iowa

Pat Finder wins Open Bike at TSR
Pat Finder wins Open Bike at TSR

The first running of the new series River Construction/Wick Bldgs. Top Sportsman class was run on a beautiful day for racing. Mike Halverson bested Dave Kleinís 59 El Camino in the final. Robert River was low qualifier and a semi-finalist with Jay Merfeld. Dave Primrose won the Quick Performance S/P class over Mike Halverson. Randy Temperley and Joey Notch were semi-finalists. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Chavon Warner getting the win over Mark Rosenbaum. Steve Pifkin and Garrett Chitty were semi-finalists. Ron Waline bested Tim Earle in the Gateway Towing Sportsman final. Mark Rosenbohm was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody bested a red-lighting Strad Dighton in the Thompson Tire Trophy class. Scott Grady was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn got the win over Jackson Melchert in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class. Paige Davis and Slade Hess were semi-finalists. Evan Begyn got the win over Briar Hess in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi. Benji Freeman was the lone semi-finalist. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Evan Begyn over Austin Begyn who red-lighted away the race.


Yates gets hot on hot day!!!

June 13th Earlville Iowa

Yates crew celebrate win
Yates crew celebrate win

In the second running of the series Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a hot track. Doug Yates bested Bill Black in the final. Steve Elzy was the lone semi-finalist. EmiLee Novak was the low qualifier at 6.27. Mark Rosenbaum ran dead-on to get the win over Jim Hesseling in the Quick Performance S/P final. Doug Yates and Bill Homuth were semi-finalists. Valerie Chitty bested a red-lighting Rob Miller in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jon Ulbrich and Jeff Freeman were semi-finalists. In the Gateway Towing Sportsman class it was Tim Earle getting the win over Ron Waline. Andrew Quinn was the lone semi-finalist. Kyle Schultz won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over a red-lighting David Berry. Joe Schultz was the lone semi-finalist. Hunter Carlson won High School over a red-lighting Evan Begyn. Serenity Freeman and Dylan Pifkin were semi-finalists. Jarron Christianson won the AIH Chrome Street Bike final over Scott Grady. Strad Dighton was the lone semi-finalist. Pat Finder won the Gear-Driven Perfomance Open Bike class over Scott Grady. Bill Gauley and Shawn Bellock were semi-finalists. Points leader Brady Wolf got another win in the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Slade Hess. Briar Hess was the lone semi-finalist. Sam Freeman won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Leighton Haack. Evan Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Sam Freeman over Brady Wolf in a close final lap. We will see everyone in a couple weeks.


National Open has great racing both days

June 5th Earlville Iowa

It was to be a busy day with the Heartland MCR S/SS combo, MWSCA and NCSSTA using the Open for their points series makes for a good car count. Bill Rowe took the win over JJ Twitchell in the combo final. Tim Mosbeck was the lone semi-finalist. Nick Tenuta bested Joet Fuesting in the Midwest S/C final. Brad Thompson and Chris Gerakaris were semi-finalists. Russ Ginger got the win in S/G over Keith Kuehn. John Gosh and Robert Coleman were semi-finalists. Steve Traeger got the win over John Miller in the NCSSTA final. Keith Hildahl was the lone semi-finalist. Doug Yates bested Ray Thompson in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Craig A Schultz was the lone semi-finalist. Kevin Haack got the best of Jason Seeley in the Maxwell Transmission Pro Class final. Valerie Chitty and Bill Rowe were semi-finalists. Tim Kania won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Dillon Robinson. John Walker was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final it was Evan Begyn besting Brady Wolf. Jackson Melchert and Brair Hess were semi-finalists. Lucas DeCook got the win over Paige Davis in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi. Jordin Jurgens and Austin Begyn were semi-finalist. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Evan Begyn getting the win over Lucas DeCook. TSR wants to thank NHRA for the Open events.

Lt to rt Lucas DeCook, Evan Begyn and Paige Davis celebrate in winners circle
Lt to rt Lucas DeCook, Evan Begyn and Paige Davis celebrate in winners circle

June 6th Earlville Iowa

After a single qualifier the same classes were contested. Derek Fenner took the win in the Heartland/MCR S/SS Combo over JJ Twitchell. Tait Steines was the lone semi-finalist. Brad Thompson took the win in the Midwest S/C final over Mark Meier. Tim Halberg and Joey Fuesting were semi-finalists. The S/G shoot-out winner was Dave Sears besting Carl Root. Jeff Kinney was the lone semi-finalist. Jordan Pratt won the Quick Performance S/ST final over Josh Bockenstedt. Keith Hildahl was the lone semi-finalist. Al Grimm bested Don Paisley in the Quick Performance S/P final. Ray Thompson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Chavon Warner getting the win over Mike Lund. Mark Rosenbaum and Lance Schroeder were semi-finalists. Andrew Quinn gets another win. This time Quinn bested Tim Kania in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. Christian Vargason won Thompson Tire Trophy class over Dick Fangmann. Dave Berry was the lone semi-finalist. Paige Davis bested Brady Wolf in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Emily and Jack McMasters were semi-finalists. Lucas DeCook got the win in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Leighton Haack. McKenzie Melchert and Sydney Jones were semi-finalists. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Lucas DeCook getting the win over Paige Davis. Everyone worked well together to make this a smoothly ran event. Thanks to all who attended.

Chavon Warner celebrates Maxwell Transmission Pro win!!
Chavon Warner celebrates Maxwell Transmission Pro win!!!

Great Event for Junior Dragster Challenge

May 29th Earlville Iowa

Justin Reaves receives low qualifier award from TSR's Bill Cassil
Justin Reaves receives low qualifier award from TSR's Bill Cassil

The largest class by far was the Heartland/MCR S/SS Combo that qualified over 70 cars. Brett Speer bested Jack Larsen in a close final. Ron Feist was the lone semi-finalist. Nick Vogelsang got the win in the North Central S/ST class final over Mike Chitty. Jim Noben and Josh Bockenstedt were semi-finalists. Craig Schultz bested Craig A. Schultz in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Al Grimm and Tyler Stych were semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro final it was Jason Seeley showing championship form by besting Ryan Seffrood in a close final. Steve Morrissey and Jeff Freeman Jr. were semi-finalists. Tim Earle got the win over James Thompson Jr. in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Jason Kaiser was the lone semi-finalist. Dick Fangmann got the win over Suzy Kania in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Matt Allen was the lone semi-finalist. Briar Hess won the Wally by besting Bailey Littell in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class. Brady Wolf was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn got the win in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi by besting Jordin Jurgens. Lincoln Mandsager was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Helmet Run-Off it was Briar Hess getting the win over Austin Begyn in a close final.

This is Brett Speer Saturdays winner
This is Brett Speer Saturdays winner

Vogelsang & Earle Doubles Up, Wolf Wins Wally

May 30th Earlville Iowa

Dalton's celebrate Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 win at TSR
Dalton's celebrate Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 win at TSR

The first running of the series Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a beautiful day for racing. Justin Reaves took his new dragster to the top spot in qualifying, running a 6.25 at 224 plus MPH. Larry Dalton got the win over a red-lighting Zach Halverson. EmiLee Novak was the lone semi-finalist. Matt Lund got the win in the Heartland/MCR S/SS Combo over Stephanie Deikema. Troy Henderson was the lone semi-finalist. Nick Vogelsang got his second win on the weekend by besting Garrett Chitty in the NCSSA final. Josh Bockenstedt and Jim Harken were semi-finalists. Don Paisley got the Quick Performance S/P win over Craig A. Schultz. Craig Schultz was the lone semi-finalist. Rob Miller wasnít to be denied as .000 started the race and he peddled to a win over Ron Waline. Waline was also in the Sportsman final. Tim Earle got the Gateway Towing Sportsman class win over Waline. Michael Freeman and Jazzy Moore were semi-finalist. In a reversal from yesterdayís Thompson Tire Trophy class it was Suzy Kania over Dick Fangmann. Dave Berry and Ron Emerick were semi-finalists. Brady Wolf won the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class over Joe Lindberg. Paige Davis was the lone semi-finalist. Alexis Halverson bested Brody Tucker in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi. Brair Hess was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Helmet Run-Off it was Brady Wolf getting the win over Alexis Halverson.

may_30_Lunds celebrate win at TSR.
Lunds celebrate win at TSR

New for 2021

A new class has been added to the schedule for fast door-cars. The new class is for 8.50 cars and quicker on a qualified ladder. This class is the brainchild of Dave River and Cale Davis. The class will be called Dave River/Wicks Buildings Top Sportsman presented by Pro Fusion Race Cars. We have scheduled 3 races for the season with the hope to expand to more races in the future.

Chassis Cert was a full day. It was great to see everyone. We have a few openings for Chassis cert at the Memorial weekend event. Please contact Bill at the track for any assistance in this matter. Your chassis tag is good for 3 years. Belts are 2 years from the punched date. The virus kind of put us back a little and we want to get back to normal as soon as possible. The extended tech will be available so write your numbers down so we can breeze through the process.

Junior Street has been added to the ET Finals roster. Just 2 teams can go and you will have to have the NHRA competition number and membership. No team points will be added to the team total. The entry fees and awards to be announced soon. With that being said the rules for the teams will remain the same as last year and we can take 2 teams. The main event will be Saturday. Just watched the drawing and Div. 5 will be sending the Super Pro wildcard racer to Vegas. So that means you really want that entry into the Race of Champions.

Novak Electric is the new sponsor of the Junior Dragster class. The program will remain the same except for new awards in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class. Brando-Speed joined in on the fun as the Brando-Speed Junior Consi sponsor. The run-off is still in place and canít thank the Novakís enough for the awards. Canít wait to see the new Trophies!!! Wendy and Shane have announced that special TREE trophies will be part of the program for the winner and r/u each weekend. Thanks to the Novakís and Brando-Speed for the support.


Happy New Year to all the racers and families! We hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during these trying times. We hope to get things back to normal in the new year and beyond. From all of us at TSR we appreciate you and canít wait until spring to get together!!!


Morrissey, Rosenbaum and Quinn win!!!!

May 16th Earlville Iowa

Getting a great start to any season is important to anyone that puts on a helmet is key. Mark Rosenbaum got the season off to a great start winning the Quick Performance S/P class over a broken Mike Halverson. Randy Temperley was the lone semi-finalist. Steve Morrissey got his first win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Garrett Chitty. Grant Peterson and Zach Halverson were semi-finalists. Andrew Quinn bested Michael Freeman in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Quinn has put together 33 rounds in a row dating back to last season. Now that is a target on your back QUINN!!!! Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. Brennan Burgess won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Dallas Freeman. Derrick McDowell and Dick Fangmann were semi-finalists. Serenity Freeman was un-opposed in the High School class final. Last seasonís champions showed how itís done with Jarron Christianson winning the AIH Chrome Street Bike class final over Dylan Tydrich. Todd Tydrich was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody bested Stan Sleaver in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class final. Eric Arenson was the lone semi-finalist. Evan Begyn got the double break-out win over Brady Wolf in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class. Leighton Haack was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Cole Robinson. Paige Davis was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Helmet run-off it was big brother Evan Begyn besting a red-lighting Austin Begyn in the final. Tri-State would like to thank Shane and Wendy Novak for the special awards for the class.


Andrew Quinn wins Gateway Towing Sportsman class. Celebrates 33 round wins.


Jarron and Larry Christianson celebrate AIH Chrome Street Bike win.

New for 2021

Gear-Driven Performance is again the title sponsor for Open Bike and AIH Chrome is the title sponsor for Street Bike. These classes in the past have been a little confusing to new comers. This year we will be running the classes the same in the lanes. First and second round will be chipped in our random way. The bye-backs will be the same in each class and run at the front of 2nd round. Bye-backs will be $20 in each class and payout will be $20 starting with 2nd round win.

Dave River Construction has gotten together with us to sponsor a new Top Sportsman (8.50 & quicker) event here. We are excited to add this to our schedule on June 12, July 10 and August 7! The entry fee is $150. Payout for 4-8 cars will be $700 win and $400 runner up. Payout for 9+ cars will be $1000 win, $400 runner up and $150 in the semi finals.


Rausch, Moody and Christianson seal the deal.

October 4th Earlville Iowa

quinn two waly's
Quinn Two Waly's

On a cool crisp morning time trials/qualifiers were given. Eliminations followed and Craig Schultz was crowned the Champion on the day and Lou Rausch was crowned season ending Champion. Schultz bested Pat McGlynn in a close final. Mike Chitty and Brad Thompson were semi-finalists. Emilee Novak was low qualifier with a strong 6.21. Tyler Stych won the Quick Performance S/P class over Ray Thompson. Rob Livingston was the lone semi-finalist. Andrew Quinn was in 3 semi-finals and got 2 wins. Quinn bested Mike Wymore in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class. Damian Mootz and Dustin Wells were semi-finalists. Quinn then came around to best Serenity Freeman in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Jazzy Moore was the lone semi-finalist. Dustin Wells won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Chris Quinn. Andrew Quinn and Joey Notch were semi-finalists. AIH Street Bike championship came down to the last round. Jarron Christianson bested Brian Moody in the final and Strad Dighton in the semiís his closest challenger. For his efforts the championship was his!!! Brian Moody claimed the win in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class over Dave Schulz. Tom Krava was the lone semi-finalist. In the bike run-off for the Wally it was Jarron Christianson besting a red-lighting Brian Moody. Breice Begyn bested Payten Martinson in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Austin and Evan Begyn were semi-finalists. Paige Davis won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Briar Hess. Daisy Begyn and Olivia Youngblood were semi-finalists. Breice Begyn then won the Novak Helmet Run-Off over Paige Davis. Breice had a wonderfull day as she claimed the win the Outlaw/Pro Fusion Run for the Ring by besting Evan Begyn for the bragging rights for the season. TSR would like to thank its sponsor and especially Dan and Laurie Steffens for the years of support and sponsorship of the Junior Dragster class.


End of season was wet!!!!

September 4th Earlville Iowa

With over 300 entries an early start was required. After 2 time trials/qualifiers we went right to eliminations. Brad Thompson came out on top of the Midwest S/C class besting Craig Schultz in a close final. Tom Carlson bested Keith Kuehn in the Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class. Maddie Notch won the hardware in the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Dick Fangmann. Lucas DeCook won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Slade Hess. Levi Mulholland won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Payten Martinson. Other classes were split when darkness fell. Garrett Chitty and Nick Vogelsang split the final of North Central S/ST. Heartland/MCR S/SS Combo had Marcus Allen, Johnny Diekema, Larry Henderson, Ron Fiest, Matt Steen, Alex Wiese, Rylee Speer and Denny Nelson. Quick Performance S/P class had 6 left and they were Roschen, Fox Jr., Robertson, Halverson, Haack and Paisley. Maxwell Transmission Pro class split at 6 and they were Cassil, Shares, Pifkin, Steffens and Dugdale. Gateway Towing Sportsman class split at 3 and they were Quinn, Freeman Jr., and Earle. We pushed hard but couldnít get it done.

State Championships on the line!!!!

September 10-11 Earlville Iowa

With rain falling most of the week prior to the LODRS event at TSR car counts were down, but races were held. Local racers scored at the event. Ray Thompson won the S/C class, Jeremy Demers won the S/G class, and John Miller won S/ST. With the toughest racers in the country in attendance these are huge wins. Congrats to the winners. TSR would like to thank its event sponsors Goodson Tools and DMP Awnings for their support.


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State Championships on the line!!!!

August 1st Earlville Iowa


steffens wins state championship
steffens wins state championship

Great weather greeted racers at the Iowa State Championship. Racers from across the region via for the chance at being dubbed as State Champ most classes. Lou Rausch who has been hot of late showed no signs of letting up. Rausch bested Andy Cronkelton in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Joey Notch and Will Harris were semi-finalists. Jeff Freeman Jr won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Mike Wymore. Garrett Chitty was the lone semi-finalist. Andrew Quinn won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Lance Schroeder. Jeff Freeman Jr. was the lone semi-finalist. Dan Steffens bested Garrett Chitty in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Valerie Steffens and Mike Freeman were semi-finalists. Cody Mulholland won the final running of the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class by out running Wendy Ulbrich. Katie Waddell was the lone semi-finalist. Abby Kluesner bested Hunter Carlson in Jr. Street. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class it was Evan Begyn besting little brother Austin Begyn. Alexis Halverson and Haley Moyer were semi-finalists. Slade Hess won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over a red-lighting Lucas DeCook. Breice Begyn and Levi Mulholland were semi-finalists. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Evan getting the win over Slade in a close lap. So let see its Lou Rausch in S/P, Jeff Freeman Jr. in Pro, Andrew Quinn in Sportsman, Dan Steffens in Trophy and Evan Begyn were State Champions. Congratulations go out to them. Also TSR would like to thank the NHRA for the State Championships and Quick Performance for the sponsorship.

Moody doubles up: Quinn wins both days!!!

August 2nd Earlville Iowa


moody doubles again
Moody Doubles Again

Three State Champs
Lt to Rt. Andrew Quinn Gateway Towing Sportsman State Champ, Lou Rausch the Quick Performance S/P State Champion and Jeff Freeman the Maxwell Transmission Pro class State Champion.

The fourth running of the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a beautiful day for racing. Brian Furne took his mid 6 second slingshot dragster to the winners circle. Furne was perfect on the tree and ran .014 over for the win. Emilee Novak was low qualifier with a 6.22. Novak ran strong all day but Furneís .014 package was too much in the final. Scott Miller and Larry Dalton were semi-finalists. In the Quick Performance S/P final it was Bryan Yoemans getting the win over Scott Vargason. Yoemans was .001 at the green and peddled to a .02 over for the win. Tyler Stych and Ray Thompson were semi-finalists. Mark Rosenbaum bested Valerie Steffens in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Mike Wymore and Norm Weets were semi-finalists. Andrew Quinn won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Tim Kania. The win was Quinnís second on the weekend. Mike Freeman and Jim Peterson were semi-finalists. Mike Shird bested Suzy Kania in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Derek Maxwell was the lone semi-finalist. Maddie Notch claimed the championship with the win in High School class over Levi Mulholland. Serenity Freeman was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody has owned the bike classes and how he does it is awesome to watch. He doubled up with wins in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class over Randy Czarnecki and the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class over Dylan Tydrich. The double was his second of the season, although this time both classes were won from buy-back. Jack McMasters won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Lucas DeCook. Paige Davis and Angelle Pullin were semi-finalists. Briar Hess went perfect on the tree for the win overLevi Mulholland in the Novak Electric Junior Consi final. Emily McMasters and Evan Begyn were semi-finalists. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Jack McMasters getting the double break-out win over Briar Hess. They wanted it bad!!!


Rausch and Haack almost double; Weets win!!!

Ben Haugen hoists trophies for the day with parents!!!
Ben Haugen hoists trophies for the day with parents!!!

On Saturday we held races in high heat. The winner of the classes ran off for the Member Track Madness awards. Our Quick Performance S/P winner was Ben Haugen in his new dragster getting the win over Lou Rausch. Kevin Haack was the Maxwell Transmission Pro winner over Matt Lund. Jeff Freeman Jr won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Bruce Cox. Austin Begyn won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Braeden Begyn. Breice Begyn bested Lucas DeCook in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then Austin bested Breice in a twin final for the Novakís Helmet Run-Off. Ben Haugen won the Member Track run-off in great fashion. Ben was .007 total in the final and he needed to be as Jeff Freeman Jr was .014 total off the bottom.

Kevin Haack and Monster Lou Rausch talk splits!!!
Kevin Haack and Monster Lou Rausch talk splits!!!

Sunday was even hotter but we held races as we know winter is coming. Monster Lou Rausch had quite a weekend. Lou was in two finals getting the win in one. Lou bested Kevin Haack in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16.Lou was then was bested by Brandon Schmall in the Quick Performance S/P final. Both drivers were under their dials. Rob Miller got the win over Kevin Haack in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Andrew Quinn vaulted himself into the points lead with a win over Bruce Cox in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Christian Viveros won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over John Ihm. Scott Grady won the AIH Chrome Street Bike class over Dylan Tydrich. Brian Moody bested Jarron Christianson in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class final. Austin Begyn won again in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class by besting Lucas DeCook in the final. Briar Hess bested Haley Moyer in the Novak Electric Junior Consi, Briar then bested Austin Begyn for the Novakís Helmet Run-Off. Congratulations to all the winners. A special Junior Dragster gambler race was run as the Fangmann Repair sponsored a JD Gambler was formed and they want to do it in years to come. At the end of the day all JD kid wanted more racing. At the end it was Jeg Weets getting the trophy at the expense of Lucas DeCook who red-lighted away his chances. Jeg Weets got his first win at TSR and we couldnít be prouder for him and his family. TSR would like to thank its sponsor and racers for without you we are in trouble.
Bill Cassil


Quinn Crowned King, Marsden Doubles !!!

Andrew Quinn showing off his weekend hardware.
Andrew Quinn showing off his weekend hardware.

July 18th Earlville Iowa.

On this hot Iowa summer day the King of the Track presented by Summit was contested among our top points earners at the halfway mark on this delayed season. Andrew Quinn (Sportsman champ) became the King with a win over Bill Homuth (Pro Bike champ). Other winners on the day were Garrett Chitty (Pro Champ) and Al Grimm (S/P champ). Craig Schultz got his first win at TSR by besting Andy Rucker in the Quick Performance S/P final. Kevin Haack won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Rob Miller. Derek Maxwell bested Chris Quinn in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Serenity Freeman beat her brother Dallas in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. In the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class it was Jody Brady with the win over Billie Jo Azbill Hunter Carlson won Jr. Street class over Abby Kluesner. Lucas DeCook won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Levi Mulholland and Slade Hess bested his sister Briar in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Lucas besting Slade for the win. This weekendís race was rescheduled from May and it was our Junior Dragster Challenge presented by Summit and Junior Wallyís were awarded both days. TSR would like to thank NHRA for the King of the Track and Junior Dragster Challenge programs.

Scott Marsden and Stephanie Verkler celebrate double Wally win.
Scott Marsden and Stephanie Verkler celebrate double Wally win.

July 19th Earlville Iowa.

This event is a make-up NHRATV.com Challenge from last October that weather killed. With the coveted NHRA Wally up for grabs in most classes racing was intense. Scott Marsden won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 over Lou Rausch, then came around for the final in the Quick Performance S/P final against non-other than Lou Rausch. Scott also got the S/P win over Lou who has been on a bit of a heater lately. Congratulations to Scott Marsden on the double win. Chavon Warner made his first trip to TSR this season pay as he bested Rob Miller in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Lance Schroeder won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Derek Maxwell. Andrew Quinn added another Wally to his mantle in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final over Lauren Meier. Maddie Notch won High School class over Serenity Freeman to enter a tie in the points. Jarron Christianson bested Todd Tydrich in the AIH Chrome Street Bike final. Brian Moody bested Glen Aubrey in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class. Jarron and Brian then ran-off for the Wally and Jarron got the win. Evan Begyn won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Caylee Deters, and Alexis Halverson won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Cole Robinson. Alexis the came around for the Novak Helmet run-off against Evan and got the win. TSR would like to thank NHRA for the Wally awards and Summit for the sponsorship of the events. TSR would also like to thanks its racers and fans.


King of the Track line up!

Quick Performance S/P

Lou Rausch vs. James Halverson
Kevin Haack vs. Al Grimm

Maxwell Transmission Pro

Garrett Chitty vs. Mark Rosenbaum
Kevin Haack vs. Rob Miller

Gateway Towing Sportsman

Tim Earle vs. Andrew Quinn
Mike Freeman vs. Lance Schroeder

Pro Bike

Dave Primrose vs. Bill Homuth
Note the first round will be during the second time trial session. We will pick up rounds through-out the day. The King will be crowned via run-off, Pro vs. Sportsman and Pro Bike vs. S/P.


Stick Cars Rule! Larson Doubles at Open

Trevor and Kendra Larson celebrate win with new son Slade.
Trevor and Kendra Larson celebrate win with new son Slade.   

With this event having a Friday Test N Tune and MCR Stick Shift Challenge presented by Midwest Factory Finishes things heated up fast. 20 cars staged up for first round and at the end it was Johnny Diekemaís Corvette getting the win over Jim Parsons. The entire group wished to thank John McLeod and Midwest Class Racers for hosting the cancelled event. After 2 Qualifiers/Time Trials eliminations were held on what was an oppressively hot day. Another stick car found the winners circle as Matt Steen bested Steve Hutar in the MCR/Heartland S/SS Combo presented by Patterson/Elite. 96 cars staged up for first round. Trevor Larson won the MWSCA S/C class over Kimbra Fuesting. Jeremy Demers got the win in Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class over Tom Carlson. Jeff Weets won the Quick Performance S/ST class over Brad Wurtzberger. Lou Rausch kept up his winning ways as he won the Quick Performance S/P class over Jim Ulbrich. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Jace Deering besting Brennan Weets in the closest of finals. Jaceís .007 package bested Weetsís .008 package. Thatís off the bottom!!! WOW. Tim Earle bested Lance Schroeder in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Ron Waline won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Christan Viverus. Briece Begyn won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Lucas DeCook. Briar Hess won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Lincoln Mandsager. Then Briar Hess bested Briece Begyn in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off.

Bill Cox wins Maxwell Transmission Pro at the NHRA National Open. One day after he put up 100$ bonus for the memory of his brother Anglia John!!!!
Bill Cox wins Maxwell Transmission Pro at the NHRA National Open. One day after he put up 100$ bonus for the memory of his brother Anglia John!!!!
Johny Diekema and Tait Steined celebrate making the final. Johnny got the win in MCR/Heartland S/SS Combo and the Stick shift challenge.
Johny Diekema and Tait Steined celebrate making the final. Johnny got the win in MCR/Heartland S/SS Combo and the Stick shift challenge.   

Another hot day greeted racers to the National Open eliminators. After one qualifier/TT eliminations started and another stick car found the winners circle in the MCR/Heartland S/SS Combo. Johnny Diekema bested the 96 car field by besting Tait Steines in a close final. Trevor Larson doubled up with another win in the MWSCA S/C class final over Dave Crawford. Steve Shaughnessy won the Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class over Jim Davis. Nick Vogelsang won the Quick Performance S/ST class over Jay Wilson. Kevin Haack was a monster slayer as he bested Lou Rausch in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Lou has been on a heater lately!!! Bill Cox won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Steve Pifkin. Tim Kania bested Matt Melchert in the Gateway Towing Sportsman final. Maddie Notch won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Justin Vargason. Jordin Jurgens won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Evan Begyn. Paige Davis won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Austin Begyn. Paige Davis won the Novakís Helmet Run-Off over Jordin Jurgens. TSR would like to thank its racers and sponsors for the support. It was nice to have the Div 5 crew here as well.


Wernet and Knudsen win S/SS Comboís

June 13th Earlville Ia.


Grimm celebrates S/P win with John and Bev Day   

Beautiful weather greeted the Heartland/MCR racers for the Blondell Plumbing sponsored combo event that had been scheduled for Memorial weekend. Logan Wernet bested Mike Lund in a close final round. Bob Siegwarth was low qualifier at -1.40 under. Al Grimm won a close final over Kevin Haack in the Quick Performance S/P class. Mark Rosenbaum bested Jeff Freeman in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class Final. Matt Melchert got the Gateway Towing Sportsman win over Tim Earle. Andrea Hoeger won the Trophy in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final over Derrick McDowell. Daisy Begyn won the Azbill Family Run for the Ring 2019 over Briar Hess. This eliminator was delayed from last year and we finally got it done. Thanks to the Azbill Family for the years of support for the Junior Dragster program here at TSR. Breice Begyn bested Evan Begyn in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster final. Lucas DeCook got the win over Slade Hess in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Lucas DeCook besting Breice Begyn in a close run-off final.

June 14th Earlville Ia.

Day 2 of the Heartland/MCR S/SS Combo greeted racers with cool temps to start the day. Chris Knudsen showed how he was #4 in the world last season by besting Joe Covert in a close final. Bob Siegwarth was again low qualifier. Lou Rausch was .013 total to get the win in the Quick Performance S/P final over Steve Geiger. Mike Lund got the win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over a red-lighting Jason Seeley. Last seasonís champ Lance Schroeder was perfect at the green but didnít need it as Tim Earle was .003 red in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Tyler Freeman Bested Derrick McDowell in the Thompson Tire Trophy class. Allie Ulbrich won High School as Maddie Notch was broke. Strad Dighton won the AIH Chrome Street Bike final over John Ihm. Bill Gauley bested Randy Czarnecki on the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class final. Austin Begyn got his 3rd win on the season in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class by besting Briar Hess. Breice Begyn got the win in the Novak Electric Junior Consi by running dead-on her dial, Braeden Begyn was right there but broke out. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Austin Begyn getting the win over Breice Begyn in a close final. TSR would like to thank all its sponsors, racers and crew for working through these events.


Rausch and Chitty have double win weekend.

June 8, 2020 Earlville Iowa

Chitty crew celebrate win at TSR
Chitty crew celebrate win at TSR    

Beautiful weather greeted racers to TSRís first race of the season. With govít guidelines in place we felt it was time to race. We would like to thank everyone who came out for following the guidelines and for coming out. Racing was great as Garrett Chitty found the winners circle in 2 classes. Chitty got the win in S/ST besting his future wife Valerie Steffens in a close final. Other winners on the day were Shane Pope getting the win over Kevin Haack in the Quick Performance S/P class. Garrett Chitty got the double up win over Tyler Brooks in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jazzy Moore made the move from Juniorís look easy as she got her first win in the Gateway Towing Sportsman final over Tim Kania. Brian Moody won Thompson Tire Trophy class when Derek Maxwell broke. Billie Jo Azbill bested Wendy Ulbrich in the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class final. Abby Kluesner won Jr. Street over Hunter Carlson who had no chance as Abby put together a .004 package with a stick car. Austin Begyn won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class over Leah DeCook. Evan Begyn bested Breice Begyn in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Evan Begyn getting the win over Austin Begyn dialing 8.87 in honor of their Grandfather.

June 9, 2020 Earlville Iowa


Another great racing day greeted racers to Tri-State Raceway for day 2 of our opening event. Jim Laughlin won the Quick Performance sponsored S/ST class over Jim Harken. Lou Rausch was crushing the tree all day and did in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 final to best Scott Marsden. Lou was 007 in reaction to green and .010 over to be .017 total for the win. Shane Pope and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Dustin Meier was low qualifier with a 6.19. Rausch then came around for the Quick Performance S/P final and crushed it again 001 and .010 over to be .011 total. Bruce VanStratten was there but under his dial. 2019 champ Rob Miller showed us why he was champ as he won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Jon Ulbrich. Class sponsor Mike Freeman won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final over Jim Peterson. Andrea Hoeger bested Dick Fangmann in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Allie Ulbrich won High School class. Todd Tydrich won the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class over Jeff VanLaanen. Jarron Christianson bested Shaun Bellock in the AIH Chrome Street Bike final. Austin Begyn was also a double winner on the weekend. He bested Alexis Halverson in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Daisy Begyn got the win in the Novak Electric Junior Consi by besting Braeden Begyn. Austin Begyn then won the Novakís Helmet Run-Off over Daisy Begyn. Once again dialed 8.87 in honor of their Grandfather. It was a great weekend of racing.


Letís Get This Season Started!
May 27, 2020

With the season getting delayed and not knowing when we could get going, we have not had much to say. Now with the Delaware County Health Department guidelines we feel it is time to get started. We did a soft opening on Memorial weekend and everything went well. With social distancing being a main part of everyoneís safety, everyone abided and still had a good time. We are really glad to be opening and hope everyone is using their heads and staying home if not feeling well.

TSRís points program will now be the best 12 of 14 races, unless we lose some events to weather. In that case, we will adjust accordingly. Make sure you register for points the first day as every year it catches someone. Letís put together the best team possible to take to the ET Finals. Extended tech will be available as early as possible so that everyone has that done going to the ET Finals.


The scheduled events for May have been cancelled, please see the updated schedule.


COVID-19 Schedule Change

Due to COVID-19 and the social distancing order, the Chassis Certification scheduled for April 25 has been postponed. We will keep everyone posted on a reschedule date. Also, the Test and Tune on April 26 and Midwest Pride In Your Ride on May 1 & 2 have been cancelled. Please keep an eye out for other schedule changes that may arise! Stay healthy!


Congrats to the 2019 Champions

We couldnít start the new season without praising the dual champions from the 2019 season. Ray Thompson and Brian Moody won two championships that are rarely done. Ray bested the field in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 points battle and was at the top when the season ended in the Quick Performance Super Pro class. Brian was at the top all season in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class and in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class sponsored by Carlson Customs. With the 2020 season upon us we all have zero points now! The single class champions have a target on their backs (Rob, Lance and Jazzy) but the dual champs have a target tattooed there.


New Class Sponsor

Tri-State Raceway is proud to announce that Gateway Towing of Clinton, IA has come on as the new Sportsman class sponsor for 2020. Also new for the 2020 season is a new elapsed time break for the class. NHRA has moved the quick side break from 12.00 second to 11.60 for the National Run-Off. With the Division 5 ET Finals going to this break, TSR will follow.


Chassis Certification appointments available

We are starting out April 25 at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha at 9 am and will be busy there until lunch and then we will move to the track to finish the day. These certifications are done by appointment only. Call Bill at the track at 563-923-3724 to set up your appointment.


Pit Spot Rental

To reserve your favorite pit spot for the 2020 season, contact the track for new rentals. If you had a spot last year and donít want it please let Bill know at 563-923-3724.


New for 2020

The Junior Dragster class has seen some safety rule updates. An SFI 38.1 head and neck restraint system is required by June 1, 2020. Parents, please read and follow the manufacturer recommendations as we want the kids safe!