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Chris Ferguson Wins Thrilling Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Opener
Championship Night Set for Saturday Evening


Columbus, Mississippi (09/21/18) – The racing action at the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway officially came to life on Friday night, and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

165 racecars in five divisions filled the pit area.

Chris Ferguson started the night by besting 57 Super Late Model entries to blaze to the fastest lap in time trials. He backed up his qualifying effort by winning his heat race to lock into the pole position for the 30-lap, $4,000-to-win feature.

Ferguson was joined on the front row by Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Billy Moyer. It was Moyer who shot to the lead as the race went green. He paced the field until late in the race, when he encountered heavy lapped traffic. Ferguson capitalized on lapped traffic to take the lead with just two laps remaining. The North Carolina driver went on to claim the win, while 13th-starting Dale McDowell edged Moyer for the runner-up spot at the line. Jack Sullivan finished fourth and 22nd-starting Jason Hiett rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

“I never dreamed I would beat two Hall of Famers like Moyer and McDowell on a track that was this slick,” an elated Ferguson said in Victory Lane. “We drove all night to be here, and then to get this win is just amazing. It was a long trip, but this definitely made it worth it.”

Thirty-seven Durrence Layne Late Models registered for battle, and time trials were used to set the starting grids for three heat races. Justin McRee, Evan Ellis and Randall Beckwith snared the heat race wins.

Mississippi Street Stock Series action saw Ben Keith set fast time over a field 23 entries. Keith, Justin McRee, and Matt Byram won the heat races.

With 31 Durrence Layne Sportsman competitors on hand, Tyler Burgess, Justin McRee and Pickard all notched heat race wins.

Factory Stock heat race action was topped by Cody Chism and Scooter Ware.

On Saturday evening the Super Late Model competitors will compete in a full program that will culminate with a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start finale.

All other divisions will contest B-Mains and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin’ Sausage main events. The Durrence Layne Late Models will be competing for a $3,000 top prize. MSSS Street Stocks will be competing for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will be competing for $1,000-to-win, and Late Model Sportsman will race for $1,200-to-win. 

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to each winner!

At noon at the track in the grandstand area the Carl Hanson Memorial BBQ lunch will be held. Donations will be accepted for the barbecue plates with all money raised going to the Racer’s Benefit Fund, which helps racers and their families in times of need.

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Super Late Model Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, Lucas 03 on all four corners anytime with a Hoosier 1600, Hoosier LM40, Lucas 06 right rear option in the feature only

NO TOLERANCE.

Saturday Night Super Late Model Purse (70 Laps)
1)$12,000 2)$6,000 3)$3,500 4)$2,500 5)$2,000 6)$1,600 7)$1,500 8)$1,400 9)$1,300 10)$1,200 11)$1,100 12)$1,000 13)$900 14)$800 15)$750 16)$725 17-24)$700

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action, battling for $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The Factory Stock Vs. Pure Stock Challenge will be headlined by a $1,000-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $25 Entry Fee. Drivers can run whatever rules package their home track runs with the exception that all competitors must run an unmodified 4412 carburetor. No mud grip tires are allowed. No grooving and no chemical alteration on tires allowed. For any additional rules questions, please contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.

Late Model Sportsman division will be headlined by a $1,200-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $35 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. $25.00 for the weekend.

PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.
Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com

For more information, call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Super Late Model Feature Finish (30 Laps)
1)Chris Ferguson 2)Dale McDowell 3)Billy Moyer 4)Jack Sullivan 5)Jason Hiett 6)Jared Landers 7)Billy Moyer Jr. 8)Chad Thrash 9)Jon Mitchell 10)Shanon Buckingham 11)B.J. Robinson 12)Michael Page 13)Cade Dillard 14)Rick Rickman 15)Hunter Rasdon 16)Tanner English 17)Brian Rickman 18)Chris Wall 19)Scott Dedwylder 20)Austin Rettig 21)Dane Dacus 22)Cory Hedgecock 23)Timothy Culp 24)Neil Baggett

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage  Event Fast Facts:
EVENT FORMAT
Saturday, September 22 Schedule:
12:00pm: Carl Hanson Memorial Fundraiser BBQ
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the kids
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
Super Late Model qualifying, heat races, B-Mains, and 70-Lap Feature
B-Mains for All Divisions and Features

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $30.00 Children 5 & under free.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
September 20, 2018

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Practice Draws Over 100 Competitors
Mega Event Racing Action Starts on Friday Night

Columbus, Mississippi (09/20/18) – The Open Practice for the 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway was held on Thursday night. More than 100 competitors – representing 11 states and two countries – in five divisions took advantage of the opportunity to get their hot rods dialed in for the mega weekend.

Among the entries on hand for practice were approximately 42 Super Late Model entries including:

#0 – Craig Scott (Newnan, Georgia)
#1c – Chad Thrash (Meridian, Mississippi)
#3 – Shay Knight (Columbus, Mississippi)
#4 – Michael Arnold (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
#G4 – Shelby Sheedy (French Camp, Mississippi)
#5 – Brad Couch (Bossier City, Louisiana)
#5 – Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, Texas)
#r5 – Hunter Rasdon (Jonesboro, Arkansas)
#6r – Robbie Stuart (Deridder, Louisiana)
#7d – Jake Davis (Hackett, Arkansas)
#9 – Jason Croft (Woodstock, Georgia)
#10 – Spencer Hughes (Meridian, Mississippi)
#12 – Ashton Winger (Senoia, Georgia)
#12 – Jamie Elam (Senatobia, Mississippi)
#14m – Morgan Bagley (Longview, Texas)
#17m – Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, Georgia)
#21 – Neil Baggett (Columbus, Mississippi)
#21 – Billy Moyer (Batesville, Arkansas)
#21jr – Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, Arkansas)
#22 – Tanner English (Benton, Kentucky)
#22 – Keith House (Monroeville, Alabama)
#24 – Zack Leonhardi (Cartersville, Georgia)
#25 – David Doherty (Sydney, Australia)
#27 – Larry Harrod (Plains, Georgia)
#33c – Eric Cooley (Fulton, Mississippi)
#33 – Scott Dedwylder (Vossburg, Mississippi)
#48 – Mike Myers (Ruleville, Mississippi)
#50 – Shanon Buckingham (Morristown, Tennessee)
#51 – Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, Mississippi)
#53 – Ray Cook (Brasstown, North Carolina)
#54 – Dane Dacus (Lakeland, Tennessee)
#71 – Chris Wall (Holden, Louisiana)
#76 – Brandon Overton (Evans, Georgia)
#84 – Austin Smith (Rome, Georgia)
#86 – Rick Rickman (Columbus, Mississippi)
#90 – Brian Rickman (Columbus, Mississippi)
#94 – Austin Rettig (Sikeston, Missouri)
#97 – Cade Dillard (Many, Louisiana)
#99 – Clay Fisher (Dewitt, Arkansas)
#104 – Brandon Brzozowski (San Antonio, Texas)
#212 – Josh Putnam (Florence, Alabama)
#376 – Mark Bangs (Canoe Creek, Alabama)

Additional Super Late Models are expected to arrive overnight into Friday afternoon to prepare for the opening round of competition.

The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage kicks into high gear on Friday night when a complete program for the Super Late Models will be capped by a $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start, 30-lap finale. Preliminary action for Durrence Layne Late Models, Mississippi Street Stocks Series and Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will also shine under the bright lights.

The driver's meeting on Friday night is at 6:30 p.m. with hot laps to follow.

On Saturday evening the Super Late Model competitors will compete in a full program that will culminate with a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start finale.

All other divisions will contest B-Mains and the main events. The Durrence Layne Late Models will be competing for a $3,000 top prize. MSSS Street Stocks will be competing for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will be competing for $1,000-to-win, and Late Model Sportsman will race for $1,200-to-win. 

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to each winner!

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Super Late Model Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, Lucas 03 on all four corners anytime with a Hoosier 1600, Hoosier LM40, Lucas 06 right rear option in the feature only

NO TOLERANCE.

Friday Night Super Late Model Purse (30 Laps)
1)$4,000 2)$2,000 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$425 10)$400 11)$375 12)$350 13)$325 14-24)$300

Saturday Night Super Late Model Purse (70 Laps)
1)$12,000 2)$6,000 3)$3,500 4)$2,500 5)$2,000 6)$1,600 7)$1,500 8)$1,400 9)$1,300 10)$1,200 11)$1,100 12)$1,000 13)$900 14)$800 15)$750 16)$725 17-24)$700

With the early entry deadline now passed, the weekend entry fee for Super Late Model pilots will be $150.

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The Factory Stock Vs. Pure Stock Challenge will be headlined by a $1,000-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $25 Entry Fee. Drivers can run whatever rules package their home track runs with the exception that all competitors must run an unmodified 4412 carburetor. No mud grip tires are allowed. No grooving and no chemical alteration on tires allowed. For any additional rules questions, please contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.

Late Model Sportsman division will be headlined by a $1,200-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $35 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. $25.00 for the weekend.

PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.

Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com

For more information, call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage  Event Fast Facts:
EVENT FORMAT
Friday, September 21st Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying

Friday Night Super Late Model Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, 30-Lap Feature, NeSmith Late Model Qualifying Races, MSSS Street Stock Qualifying Races, Factory Stocks Heat Races, and Late Model Sportsman Heat Races.

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.00
Friday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $50.00

Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.00
Friday Children 6-10 $25.00 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, September 22nd Schedule:
12:00pm: Carl Hanson Memorial Fundraiser BBQ
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the kids
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
Super Late Model qualifying, heat races, B-Mains, and 70-Lap Feature
B-Mains for All Divisions and Features

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $30.00 Children 5 & under free.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
August 14, 2018

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Gets a Major Facelift for 2018!!
Magnolia Motor Speedway Hosts Mega Event on September 20-22


Columbus, Mississippi (08/14/18) – The 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway will see major changes. The mega-event will see a more fan friendly and racer friendly format for the Super Late Model division.

“This race has always seen the Super Late Model division compete in a two-day format, but myself and co-promoter Dewitt Singleton decided for this year to shuffle things up a bit,” track promoter Johnny Stokes said. “As a result, we are running a complete Super Late Model program on Friday night and a complete Super Late Model program on Saturday night as well. That way fans will get more bang for their buck and racers will get a chance to collect some cash each night. We’ve put together two really good purses that I think the racers are really going to like. We also moved some money around throughout the purse so that several guys can leave with some really nice paydays.”

The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will be held on Thursday-Saturday, September 20-22. After seeing an Open Practice Session held on Thursday, September 20 there will be a $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start, 30-lap finale on Friday night, September 21 for the Super Late Models, while Saturday night, September 22 will see the division competing in a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start, 70-lap finale.

For the first time ever, each night will see a full docket of time trials, heat races, B-Mains, and a main event for the Super Late Model ranks.

The early entry fee for the weekend is only $100. Super Late Model competitors have until Saturday, September 15 to file an early entry for the event. After this date, the entry fee will be $150. Competitors must file an early entry by mailing a check to Magnolia Motor Speedway, 495 Highway 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701 or competitors can give Johnny Stokes (662-574-2572), Ben Shelton (901-335-3037) or any of the Magnolia Motor Speedway staff early entries.

Joining the Super Late Models on the weekend’s docket are big events for the Durrence Layne Late Models, Durrence Layne Sportsman, the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS), and Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks.

The Durrence Layne Late Models will be competing for a $3,000 top prize. MSSS Street Stocks will be competing for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will be competing for $1,000-to-win, and Late Model Sportsman will race for $1,200-to-win. 

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to each winner!

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Super Late Model Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, Lucas 03 on all four corners anytime with a Hoosier 1600, Hoosier LM40, Lucas 06 right rear option in the feature only

NO TOLERANCE.

Friday Night Super Late Model Purse (30 Laps)
1)$4,000 2)$2,000 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$425 10)$400 11)$375 12)$350 13)$325 14-24)$300

Saturday Night Super Late Model Purse (70 Laps)
1)$12,000 2)$6,000 3)$3,500 4)$2,500 5)$2,000 6)$1,600 7)$1,500 8)$1,400 9)$1,300 10)$1,200 11)$1,100 12)$1,000 13)$900 14)$800 15)$750 16)$725 17-24)$700

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

The Factory Stock Vs. Pure Stock Challenge will be headlined by a $1,000-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $25 Entry Fee. Drivers can run whatever rules package their home track runs with the exception that all competitors must run an unmodified 4412 carburetor. No mud grip tires are allowed. No grooving and no chemical alteration on tires allowed. For any additional rules questions, please contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.

Late Model Sportsman division will be headlined by a $1,200-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $35 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Open practice begins Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. for all divisions.

Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models compete in a complete program that culminates with a $4,000-to-win/ $300-to-start feature. NeSmith Late Models, MSSS Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Late Model Sportsman will run their heat races.

B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with a complete $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start program for the Super Late Models. Last but not least, the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships feature events will be held for all divisions. 

Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. $25.00 for the weekend.

PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.

Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com. For more information, call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:
EVENT FORMAT
Thursday, September 20th * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20.00
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $90.00

Friday, September 21st Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying

Friday Night Super Late Model Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, 30-Lap Feature, NeSmith Late Model Qualifying Races, MSSS Street Stock Qualifying Races, Factory Stocks Heat Races, and Late Model Sportsman Heat Races.

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.00
Friday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $50.00

Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.00
Friday Children 6-10 $25.00 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, September 22nd Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the kids
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
Super Late Model qualifying, heat races, B-Mains, and 70-Lap Feature
B-Mains for All Divisions and Features

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $30.00 Children 5 & under free.

The Cooper’s Country Meat Packer’s Clash at the Mag Conquered by Hudson O’Neal

Columbus, Mississippi (06/16/18) - Hudson O'Neal took the lead from defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion, Josh Richards with seven laps to go and held off a hard-charging Bobby Pierce to score the $20,000 victory in the Country Pleasin' "Clash at the Mag" at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

The 17-year-old, third generation driver battled amongst the top five for most of the race before beginning his charge to the front. O'Neal moved around Tim McCreadie to take second and then tracked down race-leader Josh Richards, who had been in control for much of the race. O'Neal dove to the inside of Richards coming off of turn with seven circuits remaining to take the top spot. He then had to contend with Pierce, who had pitted earlier in the race and charged all the way through the field to give O'Neal a challenge in the closing laps. 

Pierce finished in second with Josh Richards, Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie completing the top ten. 

In earning his first-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory, O'Neal, son of former series champion Don O'Neal (who finished seventh in the race), received several congratulatory wishes from his father, his crew, and other competitors as he gave an emotional victory lane speech.  >>READ MORE


2018 Magnolia Motor Speedway Schedule Released

Columbus, Mississippi (12/6/17) - The preliminary 2018 Magnolia Motor Speedway schedule has been posted. Visit the Events page to view the dates. Check back as more dates will be added in the coming weeks.


Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100
Thursday - Saturday,
September 20-22