NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES FACT SHEET EKAMANT COATED ABRASIVES 125 What: The Ekamant Coated Abrasives 125 is Race No. 7 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule. Where: Tri-County Motor Speedway, Hudson, NC is a .4 mile high banked ...
NASCAR GOODY'S DASH SERIES FACT SHEET EKAMANT COATED ABRASIVES 125
What: The Ekamant Coated Abrasives 125 is Race No. 7 in the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series 1997 Schedule.
Where: Tri-County Motor Speedway, Hudson, NC is a .4 mile high banked asphalt oval. The Speedway is located I-40 to exit 113, then North 5.5 miles on Connelly Springs Road, then .75 mile East on Baton Church Raod, then .5 mile North on Hickory Nut Ridge Road.
When: Friday, May 23, 1997. Racing starts at 8:00 pm.
Distance: 125 Laps (50 Miles)
Promoter: Carolina Speedway Corp. d/b/a Tri-County Speedway
Sanction: National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing Inc. (NASCAR)
Schedule: Friday, May 23: Registration and Inspection 1:00 p.m. Mandatory Rookie Drivers Meeting 2:00 p.m. Practice 3:00-5:00 p.m. Time Trials 6:30 p.m. Mandatory Drivers Meeting 7:15 p.m.
Posted Awards: $17,750 Including Promoters Purse, Cash Contingency Awards, $1150 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Championship Points Fund and $2500 NASCAR Goody's Dash Series Top 20 Bonus Plan.
Participating Manufacturers: Goody's Pharmaceuticals, MAC Tools, Moog Chassis Parts, NGK Spark Plugs, Pro Shocks, VDO Instruments, Victor Reinz Gaskets, Anheuser-Busch, Gatorade, Goodyear Tires, STP Oil Treatment, Unocal 76 Gasoline.
Notes of Interest:The Ekamant Coated Abrasives 125 will mark only the third visit for the NASCAR Goody's Dash Series to the Tri-County Motor Speedway in eight years. In their first appearance, in 1990, Mike Oliver picked up his first, and only, Series win here at the 4/10 mile oval after also winning the pole for that race. When the Series returned in 1996, another first time winner, B.J. Mackey, took his place on the Series, all time winners list when he, literally, inched his way in front of Lyndon Amick, on the very last turn of the very last lap. Mackey's move on Amick, as the pair came to the checkers, has since been reviewed as the all time closest finish in Series history. The finish was also was shown on TNN's Raceday program as the very first (and to date, the closest) "Rogaine Hair Raising Finish of the Week". In 1996, Tri-County Motor Speedway race fans also witnessed a new track qualifying record set as Lyndon Amick turned a 87.188 mph lap during the afternoon time trials. On the afternoon of May 23, expect that record to be laid to rest after only one year of service. The all new, and improved NASCAR Goody's Dash Series cars have been demolishing track records at every short track venue visited so far, in 1997.
Ticket and Other Information: Available from Tri-County Motor Speedway at 704-728-7223. Information on the Series and Drivers Available from NASCAR Public Relations at 919-552- 5823.
Headquarter Motel Information: Headquarter motel for this event is the Econolodge, in Hickory. Contact Sue Argabrite at 704-328-2111 for reservations. Rooms are booked for Thursday and Friday nights and the rate is $44.00 per night. (Special note this is also the same motel we will use for Hickory in June.)