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October 3
Tri-County Racetrack,
Brasstown, NC
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Tar Heel 53) - $4,053
Information provided by: Richard Allen (last updated October 4, 1:12 pm)
Roberts outruns Eckert for $4,053 at Tri-County
Tar Heel 53
  1. Casey Roberts
  2. Rick Eckert
  3. Donald McIntosh
  4. Shawn Chastain
  5. Austin Smith
  6. Randy Nichols
  7. Bobby Panter
  8. Mario Gresham
  9. Anthony Rymer
  10. Charlie Parker
  11. Travis Armes
  12. Kevin Sitton
  13. David Payne
  14. Kenny Collins
  15. Jamie Oliver
  16. Steve Casebolt
  17. George Mashburn
  18. Eric Jacobsen
  19. Tyler Adams
  20. Bo Eaton
  21. Ronnie Payne
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Casey Roberts gets rolling before his Tar Heel 53 victory.
What won the race: Casey Roberts of Toccoa, Ga., held off Rick Eckert of York, Pa., for his third career Tar Heel 53 victory at Tri-County Speedway. He collected a $4,053 payday.
Key notes: Roberts picked up a Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series victory at Swainsboro Raceway back in July. ... The race was slowed by six cautions. ... Tyler Adams drew a lap-10 caution when he stalled on the racetrack; fourth-running Steve Casebolt went pit side. ... Eric Jacobsen and Kenny Collins tangled on lap 19 for a second yellow. ... A lap-24 yellow flew when Collins spun to collect Casebolt and Jamie Oliver. ... Kevin Sutton spun in turn four to draw the next yellow. ... Charlie Parker spun for a caution on lap 29. ... Third-running David Payne drew a caution on lap 36. ... Runner-up Rick Eckert piloted a car fielded by Eric Jacobsen. ... David Payne debuted a new Capital Race Car. ... The race was the richest Late Model event at the Ray Cook-promoted track and was officiated by Cook's Southern Nationals crew.
Winner's sponsors: Roberts' Jimmy and Ann Cushman-owned Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Custom Race Engine and carries sponsorship from Cushman Paint & Body, Hoosier Racing Tire, M&S Concrete, Schaeffer Oil, Starrette Trucking and VP Racing Fuels.
Points chase: Shawn Chastain of nearby Murphy, N.C., won the Tri-County title with 1,028 points to top David Payne (1,016) and Jamie Oliver (1,008).
Car count: 21
Fast qualifier: Austin Smith
Time: 12.630 seconds
Polesitter: Austin Smith
Dash winner: Austin Smith
Editor's note: Corrects spelling of Bobby Panter's last name.
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