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This is a tentative roster for the ET Finals. If you are in the points at TSR and want to attend the event at Heartland Park Topeka and are not on this list call Bill at the track. 563-923-3724

You canít win it if you donít enter and entry is done online at nhradiv5.com as well as tech. The online stuff isnít available until a couple weeks before the event, this is just a heads up on what is coming. You must be an NHRA member and current competition number and have raced at TSR twice this season to qualify for this event. We have a full team at this time without any alternates, but stuff happens and we can field more than one team if needed. In the previous years we have provided team T-Shirts and we will need your sizes to make this easier for everyone involved. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.


ďSpeed for AllĒ Adds to Street Legal and Test & Tunes

On August 14 and October 9, we are hosting our usual Test & Tune and Street Legal race with a special addition! A NHRA Speed for All Wally will be awarded at each of these Street Legal events to the lucky winner, along with our regular $200 to win and $100 runner up for no extra charge. That is a free eliminator with payout and a Wally. Now, you need to mark your calendar for those dates as those Wallys are special. Entry is free into Street Legal (with a purchased Test & Tune) to give people a taste of what we do out here and hopefully get them back to our races. It is not every day you get to run for the Wally as a Street Legal entry so here are two chances for you!

   

State Championships winners crowned

July 30th Earlville Iowa

With special awards for the event, racing was hot as ever. Craig A. Schultz bested Will Harris to be crowned State Champion in the Quick Performance S/P final. Mike Handke and Dustin Meier were semi-finalists. Jason Seeley was crowned State Champion in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class by beating Mike Wymore in a close final. Dan Steffens and Steve Pifkin were semi-finalists. James Thompson Jr. was crowned State Champion in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final by beating Denny Rankin. Ricky Jeray was the lone semi-finalist. Michael Freeman was crowned State Champion in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final by beating John Ihm in a double break-out round. Carson Bray and Don Paisley were semi-finalists. Bailey Littell was crowned State Champion by beating Leighton Haack in a double break-out lap in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Slade Hess and Bennett Meier were semi-finalists. Other winners on the day were Jeff Weets winning the Quick Performance S/ST eliminator over Nick Vogelsang. Jerry Jones was the lone semi-finalist. Emily Vargason won Jr. Street and Briar Hess won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Alexis Halverson. Jillian Pfohl and MacKenzie Melchert were semi-finalists. Briar Hess then won the Novakís Helmet Run-Off to end the day.

Weets doubles on weekend, Dighton doubles.

July 30th Earlville Iowa

On a different day the results stayed the same as Jeff Weets bested Scott LaRue in the Quick Performance S/ST final to make it a perfect weekend. Delvin Shepard was the lone semi-finalist. Valerie Chitty won the Quick Performance S/P final over Tyler Stych. Dave Primrose and Kevin Haack were semi-finalists. Chavon Warner bested Mike Wymore in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Chavon stretched his points lead over semi-finalist Kevin Haack. Wymore was a double r/u on the weekend and Haack was a double r/u on the day. Bill Gauley beat Ricky Jeray in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Tucker Ladeburg was the lone semi-finalist. Serenity Freeman ran the table in High School class in 2022. The final race she was un-opposed for the High School win. Stad Dighton bested Jarron Christianson in the AIH Chrome Street Bike final. Stan Sleaver and Dylan Tydrich were semi-finalists. Stad Dighton came right back to win the Gear-Driven Open Bike class final over John Ihm. Matt Vaughan and Ron Ligue were semi-finalists. In the Thompson Tire Trophy class it was Tim Kania over Gaige Allen. Matt Allen was the lone semi-finalist. In the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class it was Paige Davis besting MacKenzie Melchert. Leighton Haack and Alexis Halverson were semi-finalists. Gloria Hansen won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Bailey Littell. Bennett Meier and Austin Begyn were semi-finalists. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Paige Davis over Gloria Hansen for the helmet. TSR would like to thanks its sponsors and racers for a fun event.


Haack wins King of the Track: Halversonís score


July 9th Earlville Iowa

Saturday was King of the Track day and we started off with time runs. At the second hit first round was run. Andrew Quinn won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class, Jarron Christianson won the Pro Bike category and Zach Halverson won the Quick Performance S/P title and got beat by Haack won had won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class title. Haack through a .011 package to best Zach in a close final. This is Kevin Haackís second King of the Track. Other finalists were Bryan Yoemans besting Nathan Schroeder in the Quick Performance S/P final. Chavon Warner won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Doug Heinrichs. Andrew Quinn bested Terry Heller in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. David Berry won the Thompson Tire Trophy class over Scott Vargason. Emily Vargason was un-opposed in the Jr. Street class. Alexis Halverson bested a red-lighting Sam Freeman to win the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class. Kooper Hogan won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Paige Davis. THEN IN THE NOVAKíS HELMET RUN-OFF IT WAS KOOPER HOGAN GETTING THE WIN AS ALEXIS HALVERSON RED-LIGHTED


July 10th Earlville Iowa

SUNDAY BROUGHT ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR RACING. ZACH HALVERSON WON THE WRIGHT-WAY TRAILERS QUICK 16 ON AN EASY LAP. ZACH MILLER BROKE ON THE BURN-OUT ALLOWING A PARADE LAP FOR THE WIN. EMILEE NOVAK WAS LOW QUALIFIER WITH A STRONG 6.11 AT OVER 220 MPH. ANDREW WOLF AND LARRY DRAVES WERE SEMI-FINALISTS. A SATURDAY FINALIST GOT IT DONE ON SUNDAY AS NATHAN SCHROEDER GOT THE WIN IN THE QUICK PERFORMANCE S/P CLASS FINAL OVER BRYAN YOEMANS. JIM ULBRICH AND CRAIG A. SCHULTZ WERE SEMI-FINALISTS. SABRINA NIEMANN WON THE MAXWELL TRANSMISSION PRO CLASS OVER RON WALINE. CHAVON WARNER WAS THE LONE SEMI-FINALIST. TUCKER LADEBURG BESTED A RED-LIGHTING DAVE BENSON IN THE GATEWAY TOWING SPORTSMAN CLASS FINAL. BILL GAULEY AND DON PAISLEY WERE SEMI-FINALISTS. SCOTT VARGASON WON THE THOMPSON TIRE TROPHY CLASS OVER LOGAN MILLER. IN THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS IT WAS SERENITY FREEMAN BESTING ALEX SCHENBECK. THE WIN SECURES HER SECOND CHAMPIONSHIP. LOGAN MILLER AND TUCKER LADEBURG WERE SEMI-FINALISTS. ALEXIS HALVERSON RAN BEAD-ON TO WIN THE NOVAK ELECTRIC JUNIOR DRAGSTER CLASS FINAL OVER A RED-LIGHTING BENNETT MEIER. KOOPER HOGAN WAS THE LONE SEMI-FINALIST. AUSTIN BEGYN WON THE BRANDO-SPEED JUNIOR CONSI OVER LEIGHTON HAACK. SAM FREEMAN AND PAIGE DAVIS WERE SEMI-FINALISTS. IN THE NOVAKíS HELMET RUN-OFF IT WAS AUSTIN BEGYN GETTING THE WIN OVER ALEXIS HALVERSON. TRI-STATE WOULD LIKE TO THANK IT SPONSORS AND RACERS FOR A GREAT EVENT.


King of the Track 2022

Quick Performance S/P will have Tyler Stych vs. Zach Halverson, Kevin Haack vs. Garrett Chitty
Maxwell Transmission Pro will have Chavon Warner vs. Jason Seeley, Kevin Haack vs. Mark Rosenbaum
Gateway Towing Sportsman will have James Thompson Jr. vs. Tim Earle, Andrew Quinn vs. Ricky Jeray
Pro Bike will have David Primrose vs. Jarron Christianson

These participants will get one TT before the run-off begins. The eliminations will start during the second round of TT. We will finish the King of the Track during the rest of Sundays eliminations.


Primrose wins Quick 16; Dighton almost doubles

June 26th Earlville Iowa

On a beautiful day for racing we were blessed with no humidity and mild temps. David Primrose won the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 beating John Goslowsky in a close final. Zach Halverson and Al Grimm were semi-finalists. Matt Wedemeyer took low qualifier with a strong 6.27. Tyler Stych won the Quick Performance S/P class over Dan Loussaert. Valerie Chitty was the lone semi-finalist. Mark Rosenbaum took his trusty corvette to the win in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over a red-lighting Jeff Freeman. Stephen Geiger and Frank Rechterman got beat in the semiís. James Thompson Jr. got the win in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over a red-lighting Tim Earle. Andrew Quinn and Jason Kaiser were semi-finalists. Don Paisley bested Scott Vargason in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. David Walker was the lone semi-finalist. Serenity Freeman has won High School at every event so far this season and this event was the same. Alex Schenbeck is getting closer to his first win light, but not yet. Strad Dighton bested Eric Arenson in the AIH Chrome Street Bike class final. Randy Gyllin and Kraig Zoller were semi-finalists. Strad Dighton had just won Street Bike and came back for the chance at the double. Glen Aubrey bested a red-lighting Strad Dighton for the win in an all Suzuki final. Randy Gyllin and Dylan Tydrich were semi-finalists of the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class. Benji Freeman bested a red-lighting Austin Begyn in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Alexis Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. Bennett Meier won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over a red-lighting Leighton Haack. Landon Cook and Cory Miller were semi-finalists. Then in the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Bennett Meier getting the win over Benji Freeman in a double break-out final. TSR would like to thanks its sponsors and racers for the support.


Davis Doubles for the Novak Awards !!!

June 11th Earlville Iowa

Saturdayís winners were Al Grimm besting Mike Halverson in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Steve Pifkin won the Maxwell Transmission Pro class over Gary Michel. Travis Steffens won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Dylan Pifkin. Dave Berry bested a red-lighting Don Paisley in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Paige Davis won the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class over Austin Begyn. Benji Freeman won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over Cory Miller for the chance at the Helmet in the Run-Off. In the Novakís Helmet Run-Off it was Paige Davis getting the win over Benji Freeman.

June 12th Earlville Iowa

The second running of the Wright-Way Trailers Quick 16 was contested on a beautiful day for racing. Tony Frazier was low qualifier with a 6.45 at 210 mph but it was Randy Temperley taking the win over Bill Black. Kevin Haack and Tyler Stych were semi-finalists. Zach Miller ran dead-on the dial to get the win in the Quick Performance S/P class over a red-lighting Bryan Yoemans. Mike Chitty was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Seeley bested a red-lighting Laura Steward in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jacob Miller and Sabrina Niemann were semi-finalists. James Thompson Jr. won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over Andrew Quinn in a double break-out final. Tim Earle was the lone semi-finalist. In the Thompson Tire Trophy class it was Ron Waline besting Brian Sawvell in a close race. Dick Fangmann was the lone semi-finalist. Serenity Freeman won High School over a red-lighting Alex Schenbeck. Jarron Christianson won the AIH Chrome Street Bike class over Randy Czarnecki. Scott Grady and Stan Sleaver were semi-finalists. Ryan Kruger got his second win in the Gear-Driven Performance Open Bike class over Jarron Christianson who fouled. Randy Czarnecki and Stan Sleaver were semi-finalists. Paige Davis bested Sam Freeman in the Novak Electric Junior Consi. Kooper Hogan was the lone semi-finalist. In the Brando-Speed Junior Consi it was Austin Begyn besting a red-lighting Bennett Meier. Leighton Haack and Jackson Melchert were semi-finalists. Paige Davis ran the table this weekend getting maximum points and winning all the awards. Paige Bested Austin Begyn who turned on the red-light.


Double National Open has success

May 28th Earlville Iowa

Day one was busy as we had a delay of 2 hour for rain, but got right back to it and completed Saturdayís eliminators. Johnny Diekema won the MCR S/SS combo by besting Bob Gibson in a close final. Brad Koivisto was the lone semi-finalist. Mike Nemitz won the NCSCA S/C class over Brad Thompson. Craig Schultz and Larry Bernshauson were semi-finalists. Mark McMasters bested Dale Evens in the Dr. Potach sponsored S/G class. Tom Carlson was the lone semi-finalist. Jordan Pratt won the NCSSA S/ST class over Jeff Weets. Jim Noben was the lone semifinalist. Zach Halverson bested a red-lighting Garrett Chitty in the Quick Performance S/P class final. Craig Schultz was the lone semi-finalist. Jason Seeley bested a red-lighting Mike Lund in the Maxwell Transmission Pro class final. Jeff Freeman Jr. and Jeremy Haldiman were semi-finalists. A dead-on Tim Earle won the Gateway Towing Sportsman class over James Thompson Jr. Nick Vogelsang and Andrew Quinn were semi-finalists. David Berry bested Will Kennedy in the Thompson Tire Trophy class. Alexis Halverson bested a red-lighting James Pfohl in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Emily McMasters was the lone semi-finalist. Brody Tucker won the Brando-Speed Junior Consi over a red-lighting Slade Hess. Briar Hess was the lone semi-finalist. Brody Tucker made the trip to Earlville pay off as he bested Alexis Halverson in the Novakís Helmet Run-off. Thanks to the NHRA crew and TSR staff for working together to make the event complete.


May 29th Earlville Iowa

Brett Speer bested wife Rylee in an all Speer final of the MCR S/SS combo. Ryan Hutar was the lone semi-finalist. Mark Meier got the win over Dave Dahlem in the MWSCA S/C final. Craig Schultz and Jeremy Lehrke were semi-finalists. In the Dr. Potach S/G final it was Tom Carlson and Dave Dahlem split and quit due to windy conditions. Scott LaRue won the NCSSA S/ST class over a red-lighting Garrett Chitty. George Meyers was the lone semi-finalist. Kevin Haack jumped in a borrowed car and took it to the win in the Quick Performance S/P class over Don Paisley. Zach Halverson was the lone semi-finalist. Chavon Warner bested Derek Maxwell in the Maxwell Transmission Pro final. Kevin Haack and Norm Weets were semi-finalists. A dead-on the dial Andrew Quinn bested Nick Vogelsang in the Gateway Towing Sportsman class final. Tim Kania and James Thompson Jr. were semi-finalists. Bob Siegwarth bested David Berry in the Thompson Tire Trophy class final. Don Paisley was the lone semi-finalist. Slade Hess got the win over Emily McMasters in the Novak Electric Junior Dragster class final. Jackson Melchert was the lone semi-finalist. Briar Hess got the win over Alexis Halverson in the Brando-Speed Junior Consi. Paige Davis was the lone semi-finalist. Then to end the event it was Briar Hess getting the


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.