Sunday, January 01, 2006


by Brian Spaid

January 1, 2006


FRANKLIN, PA …. As the new year begins, the old one will be remembered by Tri-City Speedway officials at the 2005 annual season banquet, which is scheduled for this Saturday, January 7th, at the Rocky Grove Fire Hall outside Franklin. Track champions Rod George of Kittanning, Pa., (Northpointe Automotive Super Sprints), Del Rougeux Jr. of Frenchville, Pa., (Schwab’s Ford DIRT Modifieds), Matt Lux of Franklin, Pa., (RPM Auto Sales/Shawgo Real Estate E Mods), Gerry Bruce of Franklin, Pa., (E.F. Rogers Plumbing & Heating Pro Stocks) and Chad Myers of Oil City, Pa., (4 Your Car Connection Thundercars) will receive top honors that evening. In addition, there are a number of special awards to be distributed. Among those special awards is the 2005 R.N. Goss Gas/Lincoln Welders Ironman Award. This is the first season for the award, which will be distributed to the driver and team that completes the highest percentage of laps in heat and feature race competition during the season. Three drivers are eligible for the award, Super Sprint favorite Bob Felmlee and DIRT Modified stars Rougeux and Rex King. All three competitors completed 100% of all the heat and feature race laps in their respective divisions. As a result, a blind draw will be held at the banquet in order to honor the top team for consistency in 2005. The award winner will receive a free Lincoln Welder. The banquet will start with a social time at 5:00 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 5:30 p.m. The awards ceremony will commence immediately after dinner.

Tri-City Speedway is owned and operated by Roger and Susie Crick and Mike and Margaret Graham. They have promoted Sunday night racing at the popular facility since they reopened it in 1996. The Super Sprints, DIRT Modifieds, E Mods, Pro Stocks and Thundercars race each week at the Venango County half-mile dirt oval. Tri-City is located seven miles north of Franklin, Pa., off State Route 417.

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