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Tarheel 50 Paying $10,053 to win Set for Friday October 11 at Tri-County Race Track

(October 5, 2019) The 16th edition of the FK Rod Ends Tarheel 50 presented by Jacky Jones Automotive Group will be the largest event of the season for Tri-County Race Track located in Brasstown, N.C. The event will be on Friday October 11th paying $10,053-to-win and $500-to-start and again sanctioned by the Schaeffer’s Oil Fall Nationals presented by Sunoco Race Fuels. Other event sponsors include the Nelson Tractor Company, Inc. and Hayesville Trailer Sales.

In addition to the Fall Nationals Series Late Models, the 602 Thunder Series will be in action racing for $1,200-to-win. Also, the Street Stocks will race for $400-to-win, the Pony division will be in action racing for $400-to-win, and the Front Wheel Drive class will compete for $800-to-win sponsored by JR’s Small Engines.

On Friday October 11th the pit gates will open at 4:00 pm, the grandstand gates will open at 5:00 pm with the Driver’s Meeting slated for 7:00 pm and hot laps will follow at 7:15 pm. Adult General Admission is $25.00 with children ages 11-16 admitted for $15.00 while children ten and under are free. Adult Pit Passes are $40.00 while children ages 11-16 admitted for $20.00 while children ten and under are free.

The Fall Nationals Series will utilize the following Tire Rule for Tri-County on October 11: American Racer 44, 48 & 56 (RR option only) and Hoosier 1300, 1350 & 1600 (RR option only). The Fall Nationals Series-sanctioned event will see a full racing program of practice, Qualifying, Heat Races, Last Chance Races and the 53-lap main event. At each Fall Nationals Series event in 2019, the highest finishing CT525 engine in the main event will receive a $200 bonus and the highest finishing Steel Head/SPEC engine will also receive a $200 bonus.

In the 2018 edition of the Tarheel 50, Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga. drove the Blount Motorsports entry to the $10,000 payday over Ross Bailes, Michael Brown, Kenny Collins and Scott Bloomquist. This was Roberts’ fourth Tarheel 50 triumph.

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

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

Tarheel 50 Purse (53 laps) 1) $10,053, 2) $5,000, 3) $2,500, 4) $1,800, 5) $1,250, 6) $900, 7) $800, 8) $700, 9) $675, 10) $650, 11) $625, 12) $600, 13) $575, 14) $550, 15) $525, 16) $500, 17) $500, 18) $500, 19) $500, 20) $500, 21) $500, 22) $500

Previous Tarheel 50 winners:
2018-Casey Roberts
2017-Shawn Chastain
2016-Jonathan Davenport
2015-Jonathan Davenport
2014-Casey Roberts
2013-Casey Roberts
2012-David Payne
2011-Casey Roberts
2010-Rained Out
2009-Dale McDowell
2008-Kayne Hickman
2007-Dennis Franklin
2006-Jonathan Davenport
2005-Shane Clanton
2004-Billy Moyer



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