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Tri-County Race Results 08/06/23

 

Tri-County Speedway never disappoints. The 4/10 mile track always puts on a show and brings out the best of the Grand National Super Series presented by Engineered Components. Thirteen drivers showed up for their chance at the checkered flag. There were two rounds of practice for GNSS. Jason McDowell in his Mopar Mafia 30 car held the top spot in practice one and A.J. Henriksen was atop the charts in practice two. Wesley Scott would experience mechanical difficulties ending his day early.

A.J. Henriksen would take the Chalew pole Award. Joe Wilder experienced a minor engine issue in qualifying and would not take time. The field would be inverted by six, putting Donnie Doster on the front row alongside Mike Kurkowski. This would be the first time starting on the front row for the rookie. When the green dropped it would be Jason McDowell hot off the line. McDowell would lead the first few laps. His Mopar Mafia teammate Joe Wilder came down pit road on lap three. Wilder had a few gremlins to work out of his fresh gen three Hemi. It would not be long before Henriksen was right on his tail. Henriksen would take the lead before the ten lap mark. Larry Wilcox had trouble on lap six and would come to the pits for race one. Marc Jones experienced an over heating issue and would park his D&D Towing 9 car on lap seven. On lap seventeen Cody Dennison would experience a flat tire and bring out the caution. Dennison was able to get a fresh shoe and head back to the track. The green would fly once again and Henriksen would get a phenomenal restart. While Henriksen was leading the race Jeremy Mayfield who had been quiet up until this point started his charge to the front. He wasn't alone as Kevin Kromer was right in tow. The race would go green until the finish with Henriksen being the victor. Henriksen was also the Howe Enterprises Hard Charger for race one.

There would be a four car invert for race two which would put Jason McDowell and Kevin Kromer on the front row. All drivers that had issues in race one were able to repair their chariots and participate in race two. McDowell would once again lead the opening laps. Kromer, who had a excellent run all day was able to work around McDowell and lead a lap. It would be short lived as Henriksen was coming for the top spot. Henriksen would get around both McDowell and Kromer. Kromer did not make it easy for Henriksen. Joe wilder appeared to have all the gremlins worked out of the 42 Dallas Metal Products hot rod and had moved up to the second spot before the car shut off. Wilder was gaining on Henriksen before the car shut off. The green would fly again and Henriksen would take off. He was able to get a decent lead over Kromer who had made his way back to second and McDowell who was third. On lap thirty-nine Mayfield who fought an ill handling racecar in race two came down pit road and climbed out. With two to go Silvers and Jones go around coming off of four after several laps of hard racing. Both were able to refire and finish. Henriksen would win race two completing the sweep for the weekend. Kromer came home second and McDowell third. " I really had to drive my tail off to get around Kevin (Kromer) and keep him behind me." Henriksen said after the race. Cody Dennison was the Howe Enterprises Hard Charger for race two.

The next Grand National Super Series presented by Engineered Components Company will be September second at New River All American Speedway for the Jeff Henriksen Memorial. GNSS would like to thank the staff of Tri-County Speedway, the teams, the fans and our amazing sponsors; Engineered Components Company, Chalew Performace, Dave Jensen Enterprises, Circle Track Warehouse, Versalift East, and Howe Enterprises

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Race 1 results

1. A.J. Henriksen

2. Jeremy Mayfield

3. Kevin Kromer

4. Jason McDowell

5. Donnie Doster

6. Dusty Silvers

7. Will Lauderback

8. Cody Dennison

9. Marc Jones

10. Larry Wilcox

11. Joe Wilder

12. Mike Kurkowski

Race 2 results

1. A.J. Henriksen

2. Kevin Kromer

3. Jason McDowell

4.Cody Dennison

5. Marc Jones

6. Donnie Doster

7. Dusty Silvers

8. Will Lauderback

9. Jeremy Mayfield

10. Joe Wilder

11. Larry Wilcox

12. Mike Kurkowski

Written by JD Bowsher

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