Moody doubles, Novak gets first win!!!!
May 19th Earlville Iowa
With spring weather some delays are expected, but come on!!! After losing Saturday to weather Sunday forecast didn’t look great but we fought through and winners were crowned. In the Quick Performance S/P class final it was Jim Ulbrich getting the win over Adam Wood in a close race. Ed Fox Jr. was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final it was Coley Novak getting his first win over a red-lighting Chavon Warner. Novak pumped his arm in the air seeing the win light and accidentally hit the kill switch in celebration. Jim Wolfe was the lone semi-finalist. Andrew Quinn bested Tim Kania in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. David Berry was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Kaiser won the hardware in Thompson Tire Trophy class over John Ihm. Brock Azbill bested Levi Mulholland in the High School class final. Brian Moody won both bike classes, Moody bested Bill Gauley in the Gear-Driven Perf. Open Bike class. Stan Sleaver and Damon Pulliam were semi-finalists.
Then Moody came around for the AIH Chrome/Grady’s Graphics Street Bike final where Strad Dighton awaited. Moody got the win and won the Wally from last years All Access Challenge that rained out. Bill Morris and Kenny Mills were semi-finalists. Last year points champ in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class Zach Halverson won again today with sharp reaction to the green and proper dialing won the race. Zach bested Daisy Begyn in the class final. Austin Begyn and Briar Hess were semi-finalists. Zach’s sister Alexis Halverson bested Lucas Decook in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Then it was an all Halverson final for the Novak Helmet Run-Off with Alexix besting Zach in a close race as both drivers were dead-on the dial. Alexis won the race at the tree.
With Quinn’s win in Sportsman a special shout-out to his mentor Justin Rosenbohm of the Bohm Squad is fighting health issues and needs all our support. GET WELL Justin from all of us at Tri-State Raceway. And hope to see you soon.
New for 2019
A few new things for 2019. We have added a couple of more races to the points races. We will still be the best 12 races, but with the cushion of a couple more races. Vacations, rain-outs, blown up racecar, and any other thing that get in the way. We have given room in the schedule to give everyone a chance at the championship.
Chassis certification date will be April 27. Chassis certs are good for three years. NHRA has raised the 3-year tag to $170. Driver restraint systems are dated and are a 2-year recert, or replace those old belts. Call the track to make your appointment either in Cedar Rapids at Wright-Way Trailers or at the TSR in the afternoon. Thanks to Bob at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha for allowing us to use his facility, this gives area racers a short tow for the certification. We will be at the track all afternoon on the 27th with a Test & Tune scheduled for Sunday the 28th.
Check out the website for new entry fees and payouts. This should be exciting for everyone at TSR. Junior Street has been added to the Schedule for 2019, please support the class to keep it alive! This class requires licensing and we will be glad to help with this. Go to NHRA Division 5’s website and download the paperwork for Jr Street. Please read and follow the steps or call Bill at the track for assistance.
We are excited to see everyone, bring on race season!!
Azbill Family Run for the Ring
Each year the top 8 points earners in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class have a race within a race called Azbill Family Run for the Ring. This is contested during the All Access Challenge event September 30th. Usually first round will be during the second time trial session. Good luck to all the competitors.Zach Halverson vs. Breice Begyn
Austin Begyn vs. Maddie Ladeburg
Jazzy Moore vs. Levi Mulholland
Valerie Steffens vs. Daisy Begyn
This is built like the ladder, so you know your second round opponent.
Congratulations go out to track Champions. LODRS event cancelled for Sept. 7-9.
Well that wasn’t how the points season was supposed to end, but mother nature had other plans. With a rain-out for Saturday’s event and shortened event on Sunday champions were crowned. Jim Hesseling is our 2018 Quick Performance S/P class champion. James Thompson Jr. is our 2018 Maxwell Transmission Pro class champion. Valerie Steffens is the 2018 Delhi Lumber Sportsman class champion. Valerie also won the High School Championship by running the table. She won every event this season. Dave Primrose won the Pro Bike class for 2018, but Larry Christianson almost came from behind. The class margin was less than a round. Zach Halverson is our 2018 Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class champion. Most classes came down to the last day of racing to decide the champions.
ET Final ROC representatives for TSR will be Al Grimm in S/P, James Thompson Jr. in Pro, Valerie Steffens in Sportsman, Dave Primrose in Pro Bike and Brock Azbill will represent in High School. We are fielding a full field with 1 alternate in case someone breaks.
We will be parking straight in through the tunnel in front of the souvenir building on pavement. Bill will be there to assist in parking and registration issues. Get with Bill before you head to registration to get the tech card filled out correctly to help with easy registration.
Our LODRS event scheduled for September 7-9 has been cancelled and moved to Great Bend Kansas September 27-28. The grounds at TSR are saturated and parking would have been impossible. Division 5 and TSR had to do something and the decision to move the event was made. It is hard at best to make a decision that work good for everyone, but it had to be made.
Moody makes both finals: Chitty wins Quick 16
August 19th Earlville Iowa
Mike Chitty celebrates Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 with grandson!
The fourth running of the 5 race series named Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a beautiful August day. Mike Chitty took top honors by getting the win over John Day. Both drivers were .021 on the tree, but the big speed of Chitty’s door-car pushed John under his dial. Bob Wright and Rick Bowman were semi-finalists. Dustin Meier was low qualifier with a stout 6.34. Pete McGlynn got the win over Mike Fuller in the Quick Performance S/P final. Fuller was better at the green but broke out by .002 in the loss. McGlynn’s slingshot dragster was dead on all day long for his first win at TSR. Brad Thompson and Tyler Stych were semi-finalists.
Brian Moody celebrates Gear-Driven Open Bike class win with family!
Brad Maxwell got the win over Jason Azbill Jr. in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class. Both drivers were good at the green, but both ran under the dial and Maxwell was closer by .008. Jason Seeley and Coley Novak were semi-finalists. Valerie Steffens bested Dave Benson in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final. Steffens was better at both ends of the double break-out round. Mark Rosenbohm and Andrew Quinn were semi-finalists. In the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class it was Tim Kania getting the win over John Ihm. A large break-out by Ihm gave the win to Kania. Maddie Notch was the lone semi-finalist. Biker Bill Morris won the AIH Chrome Street Bike class presented by Grady’s Graphics over a red-lighting Brian Moody. Tom Krava was the lone semi-finalist. Brian Moody bested a red-lighting Dylan Tydrich in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs. Ron Ligue and Jarod Lorenson were semi-finalists. Congratulations to Brian for making both finals!!!! Valerie Steffens won High School class over Ryan Fangman. Maddie Notch and Brock Azbill were semi-finalists. Congratulations to Valerie Steffens for the double win day. That doesn’t happen very often. Valerie did run the table in High School class winning all the events we had this season. Jason Azbill Jr. won the Street Legal class over Travis Steffens. Sean Loete was the lone semi-finalist. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class it was Gaige Curtis getting her first win at TSR by besting Tucker Ladeburg in a close race. Alexis Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Austin Begyn over Brock Azbill in a close race. Jasmine Moore was the lone semi-finalist. Austin Begyn came back around to win the Novak’s Run-off over a red-lighting Gaige Curtis. That puts the lid on another great day of racing at Tri-State Raceway.
Clinton Iowa should be proud of its racers
Jody Brady celebrates win in Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class.
With a full field of lady racers the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class has become a track favorite. Jody Brady won for the second time this season. Jody bested a red-lighting Wendy Ulbrich who was a winner earlier in the season. Laurie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. All the participants were thankfull for the class and thanked Kevin Ollinger. Clinton Iowa’s Adam Woods won the Quick Performance S/P class over Larry Christianson. Doug Yates and Jim Ulbrich were semi-finalists. Another Clinton racer Chavon Warner bested Mark Rosenbaum in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final.
Paige Carpenter celebrates Toys Done Right Junior Dragster win.
Greg Troeger and Kendall Keuter were semi-finalists. Lance Schroeder won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over a red-lighting Bruce Cox. Mike Freeman and Tim Kania were semi-finalists. Mike Lewis bested Brian Moody in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class final. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class it was another Clinton racer Paige Carpenter getting the win as Tucker Ladeburg turned on the red-light. Jasmine Moore and Daisy Begyn were the semi-finalists. Austin Begyn used a .005 r/t to get the best of Brock Azbill in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Breice Begyn was the line semi-finalist. Austin Begyn used a dead-on the dial pass to better Paige Carpenter in the Novak Run-off. Carpenter was better at the green but ran under by .006 in the close loss. TSR would like to thank its series sponsors.
Seeley wins King of the TrackJuly 15th Earlville Iowa
Jason Seeley and friends celebrate King of the Track success.
With the loss of Saturday’s event to rain, the Foxy Lady and King of the Track were contested on Sunday. With the top 4 in each class having a run-off for class champions it came down to Jim Hesseling Quick Perfromance S/P champ, Larry Christianson Pro Bike, Jason Seeley in Maxwell Transmission Pro and Valerie Steffens in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class. In the run-off it was Larry Christianson over Jim Hesseling and Jason Seeley over Valerie Steffens. In the final it was Jason Seeley getting the win over Larry Christianson. Seeley won the King of the Track Wally and bragging rights for the rest of the season. Congratulations to all qualifiers and class champions. Also thanks to NHRA for the King of the Track program.
Wendy Ulbrich wins Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class.
. In an event full of classes we had some first time winners. Al Grimm last season’s S/P class points champ won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 for his first win at Tri-State. The win came at the expense of Bob Wright who broke out. Bob was low qualifier with a 6.44 and held that as his dial until the final were he went under with a 6.43. Grimm bested a red-lighting Brad Thompson and Mike Chitty to reach Jim Hesseling. Grimm won with a nice lap to reach the final where Bob Wright awaited. Al Grimm was away first and best to turn on the win light. Kevin Haack won the Quick Performance S/P class over John Day in a close final. Doug Yates and Kevin Ollinger were semi-finalists. Brad Maxwell got his first win (@ TSR) in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final over Nick Merfeld in another close final. Mike Boyer was the lone semi-finalist. Lance Schroeder won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class over last year’s champ Valerie Steffens. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. David Berry won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class final over a broken Mitch Melchert couldn’t make the call. Valerie Steffens looks to run the table in High School class as she won again over Brock Azbill. Ryan Fangman and Maddie Notch were semi-finalists. Tom Krava got the win in the AIH Chrome Street Bike presented by Grady’s Graphics class final over Todd Tydrich. Bill Morris and Strad Dighton were semi-finalists. In the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class final it was Eric Arenson besting a red-lighting Jarron Christianson. Bill Gauley and Isaiah Keller were semi-finalists. In the Ollinger Garage Door Foxy Lady class it was Wendy Ulbrich getting the win over Ami Steel. Marcia Walker and Kari Ladeburg were semi-finalists. Zach Halverson singled to pick up his 4th win of the season by besting Paige Davis who couldn’t make the call in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Evan Begyn was the lone semi-finalist.
Zach Halverson and track EMT/Grand mother Rhonda Juran.
. Points leaders met in the Novak Electric Junior Consi and it made for some close racing. Jasmine Moore bested Valerie Steffens in a close final. Austin Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Jasmine Moore came back to face Zach Halverson in the Novak Run-off and red-lighted her chances away. TSR would like to thank its racers and crew for working through a tough day of racing. Also a special thanks goes out to our series sponsors.
NHRA’s Div. 5 National Open, Judi (Schuster) Meyer Memorial raceJune 30 Earlville Ia.
Hot and humid conditions greeted racers on Saturday. After 2 qualifiers/time runs eliminations in all class’s eliminations started and ran smoothly until a cold front moved through. It felt great to have it cool off a bit but the density altitude changed 1500 ft. in 5 minutes someone told me. This made for some tough dialing conditions and many double break-out rounds were had. In the Midwest Class Racer/Heartland S/SS combo it was Alex Weise besting Chris Knudson in the final.
Alex Weise and crew celebrate Saturday’s MCR/Heartland Combo win.
Jon Jamison was the lone semi-finalists. In the Saturday shoot-outs it was Craig Schultz winning the MWSCA S/C shoot-out over Jerry Hoss, Dale Evens bested Tom Carlson in the Hawkeye Weld S/G class, and Matt Kohl won NCSSA’s S/ST class shoot-out over Amy Jo Luberda. Other winners on the day were Tim Kania in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class, and James Thompson Jr. in the Maxwell Transmission Pro, with Suzy Kania winning the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class. Evan Begyn won the Novak Electric Junior Consi and Jazzy Moore won the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class and the Novak’s King of the Track run-off. As eliminations were winding down the eliminations were halted by rain and the Quick Performance S/P class was split at 5 cars and those drivers were Nathan Schroeder, Garrett Chitty, James Halverson, Kevin Ollinger and Jim Hesseling.
Chad LaMont won the MWSCA event as part of the NHRA Div. 5 National Open. Lamont celebrates with Travis Hilton and his father.
Much more tolerable weather greeted Sunday’s event. After 1 time run/qualifier eliminations started and ran smoothly all day. Randy Mans won the MCR/Heartland S/SS combo for the second time in as many years. Randy Mans bested Matt Lund in a close (little numbers) race. Alex Weise was the lone semi-finalist. Chad LaMont won the MWSCA S/C class over Dave Crawford in a double break-out round. Ben Baer and Don Leisdon were semi-finalists. Tom Carlson bested Keith Gilmore in the Hawkeye Weld S/G class final. Mark McMasters and Scott Udenberg were the semi-finalists. In the Holmes/Chitty S/ST final it was Scott LaRue getting the win as Matt Kohl fouled. Jeff Weets and Nick Vogelsang were the semi-finalists. Jim Hesseling took the points lead in the Quick Performance S/P class with the win over Serena Hopf.
Jim Hesseling and Steve Meyer celebrate Quick Performance S/P win. Win vaults Hesseling into points lead!!
Ray Thompson and Doug Yates were semi-finalists. Clay Schlueter bested Jim Laughlin in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Mark Rosenbaum and James Thompson Jr. were the semi-finalists. Mark Rosenbohm won the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final over Tim Kania. Kania red-lighted away his chances at the weekend double up. Ron Waline was the lone semi-finalist. Derek Maxwell won the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class over Maddie Notch. Kyle Shepard was the lone semi-finalist. Twin brother and sister met in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final. Breice Begyn bested twin brother Austin who fouled. Max Kohl was the lone semi-finalist. Jasmine Moore won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Austin Anthony. Daisy Begyn was the lone semi-finalist. Breice Begyn won the Novak’s King of the Track run-off over Jasmine Moore in another double break-out race.
King of the Track to contest July 14thQuick Performance S/P
Jim Hesseling vs. Brad Thompson
Jason Seeley vs. Rob Miller
Dave Primrose vs. Larry ChristiansonDelhi Lumber Sportsman
Valerie Steffens vs. Tim Kania
Great news for Div. 5 sportsman racers.
NHRA Div. 5 was drawn for the wildcard spot in Sportsman at the National Championship run-off. What this means is the Race of Champions racer in Sportsman will have 2 chances at the California trip and the money that goes along with the win. Win the eliminator at the ET Final or win the Race of Champions on Saturday you will qualify for the California trip and the National Championship Run-off at Pomona Cal. at the World Finals event. Good luck to everyone involved.
Kohl wins Member Track Madness
June 16th Earlville Ia.
Member Track Madness winner Matt Kohl with crew and family
David Primrose and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Jason Azbill Jr. bested Terry Heller in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jason was better at the green and ran dead-on 7 to his dial. Greg Troeger and Rob Miller were semi-finalists. In an all Bohm Squad final in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class final it was father beating son. Mark Rosenbohm bested Justin Rosenbohm who fouled. In the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class it was Kevin Keuter getting the win over Maddie Notch. Kevin was better at both ends for the win. Zach Halverson was sharp at the green and to the dial as he bested a tough field in the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Zach Bested Jasmine Moore in close final. Jasmine was .008 at the green and couldn’t run the number to give the win to Halverson. Valerie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. Lyla Begyn won the Novak Electric Junior Consi over Alexis Halverson. Lyla was better at both ends and peddled to a win. Celia Perry was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak’s King of the Track it was Zach Halverson getting the easy win as Lyla Begyn turned on the red-light.June 17th Earlville Ia.
Last season’s series champ Bill Black bested a tough field in the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Black got the easy win as Dave Walker fouled in his first Quick final. Brad Thompson and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Corey Johnson was the low qualifier with a 6.76 and received the 100$ low qualifier award. Jim Hesseling got the win in the Quick Performance S/P class final over first time finalist Scott Welsh. Hesseling was better at the green and turned on the win light. Steve Geiger was the lone semi-finalist. James Thompson Jr. put together a .012 package to dispatch Jace Deering in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final. Sabrina Neimann and Mike Freeman were semi-finalists. In another Bohm Squad final in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class it was Andrew Quinn besting Mark Rosenbohm. Both drivers were .063 on the tree but Quinn had the dial and the win. Valerie Steffens was the lone semi-finalist. John Ihm got the win in the Thompson Truck and Trailer Trophy class as Kevin Keuter fouled. Valerie Steffens won High School making it 3 in a row. Valerie bested Maddie Notch in a double break-out race. Ryan Fangman and Brock Azbill were semi-finalists. In the Stowell It for Cancer benefit race it was Jason Azbill Jr. getting the win over Bill Gauley
Andrew Quinn and Mark Rosenbohm celebrate the Bohm Squad's weekend success!!!
Dennis Begyn with Lyla and Jesse Begyn with Austin celebrate a great weekend.
Tom Krava and Scott Grady were semi-finalists. Jason Azbill Jr. then donated most of his winnings toward the benefit. Thanks Jason!!!! In the AIH Chrome Street Bike presented by Grady’s Graphics it was Brian Moody getting the win over Jarron Christianson. Moody had the tree and took the win. John Ihm was the lone semi-finalist. Stan Sleaver won the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class presented by Carlson Customs by by red-light by Damon Pulliam. Brain Moody was the lone semi-finalist, and about made both finals. In the Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class final it was Austin Begyn getting the win over Brock Azbill. Austin had the tree and the win. Alexis Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Consi it was Jasmine Moore running dead-on the dial for the win over Lyla Begyn. Leah DeCook was the lone semi-finalist in her first weekend of racing. Congratulations Leah!!!!In Novak’s King of the Track Run-off it was Austin Begyn using a .008 r/t to get the win over Jasmine Moore. TSR would like to thank its series sponsors and NHRA for the Member Track Madness program.
Many first time winners!!!
June 9th Earlville Iowa
The second running of the Valley View Farms NCSSA S/ST class was won by Scott LaRue. Larue bested a red-lighting Jay Holmes. Holmes was in his second final of the weekend. Jerry Jones was the lone semi-finalist. Jim Hesseling bested Stephen Geiger in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Jim was better at the green and both racers were under the dial. Brad Thompson was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Azbill Jr. got his first win of the season in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over a red-lighting Nathan Schroeder. Bill Cox was the lone semi-finalist. In the battle of the champions in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman class Valerie Steffens got the win over Justin Rosenbohm in a close final. Andrew Quinn was the lone semi-finalist. Blake Boeke won the Thompson Truck and Trailers Trophy class over Johm Ihm. Angie Carlo was the lone semi-finalist. Damon Pulliam bested a red-lighting Brian Moody in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class presented by Grady’s Graphics. Jarron Christianson and Bill Morris were semi-finalists.
26-27, 2018 - Haack wins Quick 16, Steffens doubles up!!!
The Heartland and Midwest Class Racers were in the house for a 2 day S/SS Combo. High heat and humidity greeted all racers who braved the for-casted hot weekend. Mike Cotton bested a tough field of 66 racers. In the final it was Cotton and Eric Pearson for the money. Cotton was better at the green and at the stripe. Brad Van Lant was the lone semi-finalists. John Davis Jr. got the win in the Quick Performance S/P final over Nathan Schroeder. Tony Frazier was the lone semi-finalist. In the Maxwell Transmission Pro final it was Garrett Chitty getting the win over a red-lighting Jim Wolff. Brad Maxwell was the lone semi-finalist. Valerie Steffens bested Lance Schroeder in the Delhi Lumber Sportsman final. Mark and Justin Rosenbohm were semi-finalists. Bobby Bode was the big winner in the Summit Racing Equipment sponsored Toys Done Right Junior Dragster class. Bode bested Zach Halverson in a close final. Tucker Ladeburg and Eleanor Lindberg were semi-finalists. Bobby Bode the won the Novak’s King of the Track over Novak Electric Junior consi winner Levi Mulholland. Levi had won the Novak Electric consi over Breice Begyn. Austin Begyn and Kaleb Westendorf were semi-finalists. The Summit Junior Dragster Challenge presented by Summit was a big hit with the kids. They like racing for Wally’s. TSR would like to thank the NHRA for the Box Programs as well as our series sponsors.May 27th Earlville Iowa
Sunday brought more heat and humidity for the racers and crews to contend with. In the Heartland/MCR S/SS combo it was Matt Lund getting the win over Kevin Leinart. Lund was better at both ends of the final. Paul Lindberg and Tim Dyer were semi-finalists. In the first running of our 6 race series called Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16. Bradley Green was the low qualifier with a 6.57. The eliminator was tough all the way through. Kevin Haack parked his Lake Louie Brewery sponsored dragster in the winner’s circle. Haack bested Rick Bowman in a close final. Tony Frazier and Mike Chitty were semi-finalists. Ben Haugen bested Dan Boger in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Haugen put together a .017 pack in the final. James Halverson and Tony Robertson were semi-finalists. Dustin Wells won the Maxwell Transmission Pro final over a red-lighting Jeremy Youngblood. Paul Steward and James Thompson Jr. were semi-finalists. Valerie Steffens completed a double win weekend with the Delhi Lumber class win over Mark Rosenbohm. Justin Rosenbohm was the lone semi-finalist. Zach Halverson had been denied the Wally the day before but not today. Zach bested last year’s points champ Valerie Steffens for the win. Bobby Bode was the lone semi-finalist. Aiva Moore won the Novak Electric Junior consi over Austin Begyn. Eleanor Lindberg was the lone semi-finalist. Thanks to all that weathered the weather with us.
18, 2018 - 2018 Tech Reminders
· Chassis certifications are good for 3 years
· Driver restraints (seat belts) are good for 2 years from the punched date
· Transmission /Bellhousing are on a 5-year certification
· Chassis certification day is April 21 and will start out at Wright-Way Trailers in Hiawatha and finish the day at Tri-State Raceway. Call 563-923-3724 for an appointment time.
More announcements to follow, watch the news page for 2018 updates!!!!
Feb 5, 2018 - 2018 Schedule Announced
We have just released our Event Schedule for 2018. Go to the Schedule page or CLICK HERE for a printable version.