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