If you never thought you’d hear “Gentlemen, start your engines!” here in the mountains, you’ll be pleased to learn about Tri-County Racetrack. Located at 10456 Old Highway 64 in Brasstown, North Carolina, this Clay County facility is just a short drive from Murphy, NC. Tri-County Racetrack boasts a 1/4-mile semi-banked clay track, and attracts scrappy drivers from around the southeastern United States. On many Friday nights during the warm-weather months, you’ll find racing enthusiasts (including many families) packing the stands to cheer for their favorite drivers.
Racing Season Schedule
Tri-County Racetrack wrapped up its action-packed 2015 season in late October, and kicked off the 2016 races in late March. On numerous occasions, Tri-County Racetrack runs a full racing program, inviting drivers from seven automobile classes to race for the win. Car classes include Super Late Models, Limited Late Models, Crate Late Models, Modified Street, Street Stock, Pony, and Front Wheel Drive.
The track also hosts numerous specialty events. Examples include the Super Late Model Spring Championship, Memorial Day Championship, Independence Day Championship, and Labor Day Championship. The Southern Nationals Bonus Series brings talented drivers from around the region, and Fan Appreciation Night is always a huge hit.
Demolition Derby and Monster Mash
Of course, no regional auto racing program is complete without a good old-fashioned demolition derby. Who doesn’t love the sights and sounds of stripped-out beaters bashing into each other? And the smell of burnt rubber and oil as each driver tries to disable competitors’ cars so he’ll be the last one standing?
To make this mid-October weekend carnage worse, Tri-County Racetrack will again offer the deafening Monster Mash, a frenzied competition that brings out monster trucks from around the region. This sounds like a “can’t miss” weekend event for the entire family.
Kid-Friendly Admission Policies
Tri-County Racetrack is a super kid-friendly facility. Children 10 and under receive free admission to the pits and stands, which open a couple of hours before racing begins. Kids 11-16 enjoy a reduced admission fee. Once these young racing fans get through the gate, they’ll have plenty of time to shadow the cars and drivers while teams prepare for the night’s 7:30 racing start. Please note: Kids under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Now that you have the inside scoop on Tri-County Racetrack, get yourself in gear and make the short drive from Murphy, NC to Brasstown. Then, enjoy an evening of racing that you won’t soon forget!
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