Tri-City Raceway @ RMEC is gearing up for the 54th Running Bonney's Branson Tractor Apple Cup April 1st & 2nd-
For 54 years the annual kickoff to Late Model Stock Car Racing in the Pacific Northwest has been the Apple Cup , this year marks the 2nd year it will be held at fastest half mile Trioval in the USA- Tricity Raceway!
Racing will begin Saturday, April 1st and feature Northwest Prolate Model Invitational $5000.00 to winl, Northwest MiniStocks Invitational & NW Vintage Modifieds. Sunday, April 2nd- Northwest Super Late Model Series 125 $10,000 to Win- Bettarel Hobby Stocks- Elite 5 Modifieds $2500 to Win!
Tickets will go on-sale Tuesday- February 7th @ 5pm!
Honorable Mentions include-
Nascar Hall of Fame nominee- Herschel McGriff
Past Daytona 500 Champion - Derrike Cope
Northwest Standout- Don Dowdy - 7 Time Winner
West Coast Motorsports Hall of Fame Member - Garrett Evans - 5 Time Winner
1967 Gordy Haines
1968 Jack Jeffery
1969 Dick Bown
1970 Gary Kershaw
1971 Jack Jeffery
1972 Rusty Gott
1973 Hershel McGriff
1974 Don Dowdy
1975 Don Dowdy
1976 Don Dowdy
1977 Don Dowdy
1978 Ron Eaton
1979 Don Dowdy
1980 Don Dowdy
1981 Don Dowdy
1982 Derrick Cope
1983 Derrick Cope
1984 Derrick Cope
1985 Jerry Bowers
1986 Mike Kelly
1987 Brad Tidrick
1988 Brad Tidrick
1989 Roger Hall
1990 Roger Hall
1991 Steve Olsen
1992 Bob Schweigert
1993 Dan Obrist
1994 Bob Schweigert
1995 Bob Schweigert
1996 Jeff Bird
1997 Garrett Evans
1998 Pete Harding
1999 Pete Harding
2000 Garrett Evans
2001 Garrett Evans
2002 Jeff Jefferson
2003 Jason Jefferson
2004 Shane Mitchell
2005 B.J. Tidrick
2006 Travis Bennett
2007 Travis Bennett
2008 B.J Tidrick
2009 Jason Fraser
2010 Mike Longton
2011 Pete Harding
2012 Owen Riddle
2013 Owen Riddle
2014 Pete Harding
2015 Shelby Thompson
2016 Garrett Evans
2017 Owen Riddle
2018 No Contest
2019 Garrett Evans
2020 No Contest
2021 No Contest
2022 Preston Peltier
Tri City Raceway is the only 1/2 mile paved tri oval in existence. Originally built in 1968 , the track had several successful seasons, Nascar Grand National West, Nascar Northwest Tour visited the speedway several times up through the 2003 Season. Promoting from 1982 to 1998, the Walden family built the speedway to one of the Northwest's most successful venues. Under new ownership in 1999, the track eventually was shuttered in 2004. The speedway was closed and scheduled for demolition.
17 years later the property was purchased by the City of West Richland for a police station. A tire/sound test was conducted on the speedway in 2020, a lease was executed in 2021. and the Walden Family got to promote the speedway again, Speedway Promotions LLC. Success is attributed to the Red Mountain Event Center project team of Jesse Brown, Mark Jacobs, Eric Van Winkle, and many more businesses and individuals who got the 90 acre facility back to usable, both with labor and funding. The City of West Richland and Mayor Brent Gerry were absolutely critical to the decision to move ahead with the multi use facility/ race track reopening, leading the team down the necessary avenues to revive this historic venue!
Speedway Promotions, LLC. -
One of the longest running premier motorsports weekends will once again be contested on the most demanding short track in America at Tri-City Raceway.
It's an honor to host the 35th Running Fall Classic in 2022 ", states Laci Walden - , "the richest race weekend in the Northwest on the iconic,1/2 mile Trioval is an experience unlike any other! "This event brings thousands of spectators and competitors to the Tri-Cities from all over the West Coast which enriches our economy substantially."
Saturday and Sunday will be hosting 4 Championships + 1 invitational out of the 6 divisions scheduled :
Saturday October 1st
Tire Factory Tri-State Challenge Series Pro Late Model Championship
Northwest Vintage Modifieds
Tri- State Challenge Series Mini Stock Championship
Sunday October 2nd
Tire Factory Tri-State Challenge Series- Hobby Stock Championship
NW B Modifieds/ NW Modified Series Invitational
Northwest Super Late Model Series Championship
The Tire Factory Tristate Challenge Series is a partnership between the four tracks that feature Four Race Challenge series for Pro Late Models, Hobby Stocks and Mini Stocks.
Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval (East Wenatchee, WA),
Hermiston Raceway(Hermiston, OR),
Stateline Speedway Event Center(Post Falls, ID) and
Tri-City Raceway @ Rmec (West Richland, WA.) CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT
Northwest Super Late Model Series - formally known as the Tour - travels to tracks all over the Northwest and is the Premier Super Late model Series - They will be hosting their Championship with a Star Studded field.
The Re-Opening of one of the most iconic and only half mile tri-oval raceways in the world has been making waves across the United States -
West Richland Native and owner of Kustom Fab LLC - Chance Overholt will be running the TSCS Prolate Model Feature on Saturday Oct 1st-
"Tri-City Raceway is where I grew up watching racing. I got to watch my heroes growing up here. It is because of Tri-City Raceway that I have the love for the sport that still resonates with me today. I have been waiting a lifetime to be able to race there and for a long time I never thought it would happen. This will certainly be a dream come true and I can’t thank everyone involved in making it a reality."
BJ Tidrick (Kennewick, WA) 2022 Montana 200 Champion will be running the NWSLMS 125
"We've had some struggles at the 2 races we have ran there and we feel 3rd times a charm. We have been fast both times but due to either a mechanical issue, or an incident on track we got caught up in, we haven't had the finishes we feel we are capable of. We have what I feel is one of the strongest teams in the PNW. As long as we can keep the bad luck at bay, I think we will have a strong shot at the Fall classic win."
Jason Jefferson (Naches, WA) Of Jefferson Racing is Multi-Time Champion and highly decorated driver of the west coast will be joining the elites for the NWSLMS 125
"I’m really looking forward to the fall classic at Red Mountain Event Center. I’ve been thinking about this race everyday since last year's race and what I can do differently to win. I’m thankful for all the fans that will show up and the whole staff, the Walden’s put together to make this a successful event in the Pacific Northwest. The buzz around this event is second to none. I can’t wait to see everyone in west Richland!"
TICKETS WILL GO ON-SALE THURSDAY EVENING - SEPTEMBER 8TH
Schedule will be out this week -
Competitors- contact Laci Walden RMECEVENTS@GMAIL.COM for more information
***For Immediate Release*** 7.22.22
Speedway Promotions LLC.
West Richland, WA.
Tri-City Raceway is set to host the NIGHT OF THRILLS @ THE DANGER ZONE - Saturday, August 6th 2022.
The Danger Zone is a ¼ mile short track which also features a figure 8 race track located in the infield of the notorious ½ mile trioval. 6 Divisions of racing & a Stunt Show will be featured at this exciting event, which will be full of action, thrills, and spills.
Saturday Night’s Line-ups will include:
FIGURE 8 MADNESS
Featuring NW Figure 8 series which includes 3 divisions
Stinger F-8s, outlaw F-8s, and Superstock F-8s
Ty’s Tavern INEX Legends $1500 to win
Simmonson Automotive Hornets $700 to win
World Famous Stuntman Mr. Dizzy will be concluding the night with explosive stunts!
Tickets will go on sale July 27th
Registration will open next week!
For More information please contact
know before you go! 2022 apple cup
your complete guide to the 2022 bonney's branson tractors 53rd annual apple cup!
With days away from the historic Bonney's Branson Tractors 53rd Annual Apple Cup, we have composed valuable information to help guide you smoothly + successfully! To- From and during the event!
Due to high demand and popularity of these events we ask that you pre purchase tickets in advance as they will more than likely be sold out prior to the actual event.
We have worked hard with the City of West Richland + WADOT to ensure the smoothest traffic flow possible for this event. If you live in this area be sure to expect small delays, there will be traffic control implemented on Keene/ W Van Giesen St.
We ask that you have parking tickets ready to be scanned prior to entering the parking lot.
Please do not show up to facility without tickets purchased - online ticket sales only
- Parking is PROHIBITED on highway and surrounding neighborhoods. You will be towed.
- For parking in general parking lot please select the "pay for parking" option while purchasing tickets. Please do not show up to the general parking area without your parking pass purchased prior to the event.
-HAVE YOUR PARKING TICKET BARCODE READY TO SCAN PRIOR TO ENTRY. ONCE SCANNED YOU WILL BE ISSUED A PASS TO PLACE IN YOUR WINDSHIELD.
-PARKING IS LIMITED AND WILL BE SOLD OUT
- we ask that you do your best to car pool to ensure parking availability
- Free Shuttle services will be provided to + from Red Mountain Event Center . Parking @ TLAC building: 6972 Keene Rd. West Richland WA 99353 (every 10-15 minutes starting @ 9:15 am) ***MUST HAVE TICKETS
- Assigned Seating is the only option available, please select section and seats with applicable ticket category.
-SIT in YOUR assigned and numbered seat to ensure everyone gets their purchased spot.
- Each ticket will be emailed to you with a unique barcode that will be scanned upon entry of the event, Please have tickets ready on your device or printed out to ensure smoother check-in.
- Section E (21+ over only seating)
(Beer Gardens will have standing room available to those who are attending and would like to purchase adult beverages)
- Section B - Wheel Chair accessible ADA seating ONLY and include wheelchair accessible parking.
-SMOKING/ VAPING PROHIBITED IN GRANDSTANDS, PLEASE SEE DESIGNATED SMOKING AREA LOCATED BY THE BEER GARDENS.
-No Animals allowed unless service
EVENT INFORMATION BOTH DAYS-
GATES OPEN @ 9:15 AM RACING STARTS @ 1PM
FOOD VENDOR INFORMATION-
5-6 FOOD VENDORS WILL BE ONSITE BOTH DAYS
Beer gardens onsite must be 21+over (opens at 11 am)
Red Mountain Event Center concessions will be open for drinks, snacks, some food options, candy, gifts/ toys + trinkets, official apparel and more!
NO OUTSIDE FOOD OR BEVERAGE water is okay (unless medical exemptions apply)
FIRST AID + SECURITY
(Open to Close of events for both days)
- First Aid medical tent will be available on the premises both days by AMR.
- Professional Security Team is onsite at all times
no refunds available in the case of cancellation of events you will be credited to the next or
Speedway Promotions LLC. the official motorsports production of Tri-City Raceway @ RMEC.
West Richland Chamber of Commerce partnered with Red Mountain Event Center will host Cool Desert Nights + Hog & Dogs under one spectacular weekend - SPEEDFEST 2022 PRESENTED BY: IBEW 112 LOCAL UNION ELECTRICAL WORKERS. The event will be held June 23rd-25th 2022 at Red Mountain Event Center in West Richland, WA.
June 23rd will be the Cool Desert Night Cruise, June 24th - Cool Desert Nights followed up with Hogs and Dogs June 25th.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL BE RELEASED SOON… STAY TUNED!
Home 2 suites - richland
ROOMS AS LOW AS $119
Promo: APPLE CUP
Cut off March 8th
Holiday inn richland on the river
ROOMS AS LOW AS $107
Promo: APPLE CUP
Cut off March 10th
rED LION PASCO
ROOMS AS LOW AS $109
Promo: APPLE CUP
Cut off March 1ST
RV INFOMATION COMING SOON -
RV SPACES WILL BE SOLD TO COMPETITORS 1ST - WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING MORE SPACES AVALIABLE PRIOR TO THE APPLE CUP.