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USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour sprint cars open 2016 with two full nights of racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway on February 26th and 27th.

Atlanta, GA - February 0,8 2016 - The United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the series’ historic 20th anniversary season opener on Friday, February 26th and Saturday, February 27th during the 8th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota ( ) The event features a USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour presented by K&N Filters two-night double-header with a complete racing program each night for the winged sprint cars. Over $20,000 in prize money is posted with $1500 going to the winner on Friday night and $2500 posted for the feature winner in Saturday night’s 30-lap Frostbuster sprint car finale.

The event, at one of the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facilities, will award National Championship points and USCS Mid South Thunder regional series Championship points each night. The event also gives the drivers from the USCS Southern Thunder region a chance to use the finish to replace a USCS Southern Thunder regional event finish as a bonus for participating in this Mid South region event.

Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area's most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2016 season appearances for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars plus the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series and the USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.

Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30 pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world's most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag". Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2016 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and 402 Stock Late Model divisions on Friday’s racing card.

The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters  winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Nesmith Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card got the first time ever will be the area’s 402 Stock Late Model racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2016.

NASCAR veteran racer and frequent TV commentator, Ken Schrader is again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion. Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) divisions.

Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

Contact: Ben Shelton (
October 10th, 2015

Morgan Bagley Claims Career-Win in Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100

Texas Racer Tames the Black Ice for $20,000 Payday at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Columbus, Mississippi (10/10/15) – On Saturday evening the Cooper’s Country Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Premier Ford was the scene of the biggest win of Morgan Bagley’s career. The Longview, Texas racer overcame a late-race battle to score the $20,000 victory.

Billy Moyer Jr. and Randy Weaver brought the field to the green flag for the 100-lap affair. Moyer Jr. bolted to the lead at the drop of the green flag with Don O’Neal, Randy Weaver, Brandon Sheppard, and Morgan Bagley in pursuit.

During the opening circuits Moyer Jr. rapidly extended his advantage, and by lap 11 he found himself in lapped traffic. While the leader negotiated lapped traffic a great battle raged supreme for the runner-up position. O’Neal, Weaver, and Bagley raced three wide. O’Neal ultimately took possession of the spot with Bagley moving into the 3rd position.

The first caution of the event flew on lap 14, when Wendell Wallace slowed with nose damage. At the time of the caution Moyer Jr. held the lead over O’Neal, Bagley, Weaver, and Steve Francis.

A couple of additional caution flags plagued the ensuing laps before the race restarted for the final time following a Jason Hiett caution on lap 22.  The next several laps found Moyer Jr., O’Neal, and Bagley competing for the top spot.

On lap 43 Bagley slipped under Moyer Jr. to take the lead as the frontrunners endured lapped traffic. Erb Jr. moved into 2nd just past the halfway mark and set his sights on Bagley.

Lapped traffic again intervened on lap 62, when Dennis Erb Jr. became the third different leader of the race. While Erb and Bagley skirted away from the field, O’Neal, Moyer Jr. and McDowell raced three wide for 3rd. 

On lap 76 Bagley overtook Erb for the lead in lapped traffic. He would go on to drive away from the field to claim the biggest win of his career. Dale McDowell raced to 2nd in the closing laps but was unable to catch Bagley. Dennis Erb Jr., Don O’Neal, and Billy Moyer Jr. completed the top five finishers.

“This has been such a tough year that when he (Erb) passed us for the lead, I just started thinking that maybe I would never win one of these races,” said an emotional Bagley. “But then I got up on the wheel and kept digging and was able to get back to the lead. This is a very special win for me and my team, and I just wish our team owner, Wayman McMillan was here to enjoy it with us.”

16th starting, Evan Ellis overtook Justin McRee on a lap 20 restart, and looked to be on his way to the victory in the $3,000-to-win, NeSmith Chevrolet Crate Late Model finale. However, Riley Hickman, who started 15th took the lead with just six laps remaining to claim the victory in the 50-lapper. Ellis, McRee, Daniel Bridgman, and Jeremy Shaw completed the top five finishers.

The weekend came to a close with the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) feature, which posted a $2,000-to-win, 30-lap feature. Brooks Strength and Justin McRee paced the field, but it was Brandon Leftwich, who took the lead on the first lap. Lap 2 found Brooks Strength assuming the top spot. A rash of cautions ensued over the next few laps. Brooks Strength went on to take the win, but it was far from easy as Ronald Dunn applied pressure for the duration. Trey Bright, Ronald Dunn, Brandon Leftwich, and Michael Williams.

Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action on November 6th-7th with the annual USCS Fall Brawl. The event will see USCS Modifieds, NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and 602 Late Model Stocks in action on Friday night. Saturday night’s program will be headlined by the USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Super Late Models along with USCS Modifieds, NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and 602 Late Model Stocks. For more information on the event, please contact Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or visit .

Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at . 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 Feature Results
Super Late Model (66 Entries) – 100 Laps
1) Morgan Bagley (Longview, TX)
2) Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, GA)
3) Dennis Erb Jr. (Carpentersville, IL)
4) Don O’Neal (Martinsville, IN)
5) Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR)
6) Brandon Overton (Evans, GA)
7) Randy Weaver (Crossville, TN)
8) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Northport, AL)
9) Chad Thrash (Meridian, MS)
10) Jared Landers (Batesville, AR)
11) Garrett Alberson (Las Cruces, NM)
12) Matt Westfall (Ludlow Falls, OH)
13) Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
14) Hunter Rasdon (Jonesboro, AR)
15) Chandler Petty (Austin, AR)
16) Jeremy Payne (Springfield, MO)
17) Chris Brown (Spring, TX)
18) Steve Francis (Ashland, KY)
19) Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX)
20) Bobby Pierce (Oakwood, IL)
21) Brandon Sheppard (New Berlin, IL)
22) Jason Hiett (Oxford, AL)
23) Devin Moran (Dresden, OH)
24) Wendell Wallace (Batesville, AR)

Factory Stocks (13 Entries) – 12 Laps
1) Jason Byrd
2) Bo Black
3) Brad Gable
4) Brian Jones
5) Austin Rogers
6) John Johnson
7) Heath Beard
8) Carl Kilgore
9) Doug Long
10) Josh Lawley
11) Doug Long
12) Nick Stoop

NeSmith Crate Late Models (52 Entries) – 50 Laps
1) Riley Hickman
2) Evan Ellis
3) Justin McRee
4) Daniel Bridgman
5) Jeremy Shaw
6) Monte Skinner
7) Michael Arnold
8) Grant Pearl
9) Kyle Shaw
10) Bryant Marsh
11) Mike Boland
12) Johnny Stokes
13) Keith Flurry
14) Nick Thrash
15) Peter Hazzard
16) Sid Scarbrough
17) Austin Franklin
18) Montana Dudley
19) Chase Washington
20) Tyler Burgess
21) Doug Sanchagrin
22) Randall Beckwith
23) Shelby Sheedy
24) Shay Knight

Mississippi State Street Stock Series (31 Entries) – 30 Laps
1) Brooks Strength
2) Ronald Dunn
3) Trey Bright
4) Brandon Leftwich
5) Michael Williams
6) Eddie Rickman
7) Steve Bryan
8) EJ Carter
9) Shay Knight
10) Spencer Hughes
11) Terry Taylor
12) Rob Slott
13) Justin King
14) Gary Williams
15) Stacy Robinson
16) Ben Keith
17) Bryan Cox
18) Brian Hansford
19) Mark Barnett
20) Jared Landers
21) Justin McRee
22) Lee Ray
23) Tony Silvestri
24) Sam Maxie

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October 9th, 2015

Billy Moyer Jr. and Randy Weaver Lead the Way in Magnolia Opener

Cooper’s Country Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Opener presented by Premier Ford Held at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Columbus, Mississippi (10/09/15) – Over 140 competitors took part in the opening round of the Cooper’s Country Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Premier Ford on Friday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

With sixty-six Super Late Model entries entered, Billy Moyer Jr. paced the field in qualifying with a time of 14.366 seconds in Group A. He then went on to win his heat race, while the fast qualifier in Group B, Randy Weaver stormed to a heat win as well. The duo will pace the field for Saturday night’s 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale. Other heat race winners included Don O’Neal, Brandon Sheppard, Jared Landers, and Wendell Wallace.

Fifty-two NeSmith Crate Late Models entered preliminary action for the $3,000-to-win event. Daniel Bridgman paced qualifying and won his heat race to earn the pole position for Saturday night’s finale. He will be joined by Justin McRee, who won the second heat.  Jeremy Shaw and Austin Franklin won their heats before heats five and six as well as the remaining of the program was nixed by rain.

The final two NeSmith Crate Late Model heat races along with the three Mississippi State Street Stocks heats for their 31-car field will be run at the beginning of Saturday’s program. In addition, B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Factory Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races. 

The Super Late Model finale will be highlighted by a $20,000-to-win/ $1,200-to-start finale. The NeSmith Late Model event will pay $3,000-to-win/ $200-to-start.  The Mississippi Street Stock feature will pay $2,000-to-win/ $100-to-start. In addition Factory Stocks will contest a complete, $300-to-win event.

On Saturday, the Magnolia's Racers Fund Lunch will be held in the grandstand area, starting at noon. Donations are welcome, which benefit the Magnolia's Racers Fund. All donations go to the fund, which helps racers and their families in times of need. Glenn's Smokin Hott Barbeque will cater the lunch with barbeque plus all the fixins. Make plans to join us for this great charity event.
At 5:30 p.m. the annual Premier Ford Kid's Hay Ride will be held, which gives kids a ride through the pit area to get an up and close view of all the race cars.

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

Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at . 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:


Saturday, October 10th Schedule:
12:00pm: Magnolia Racer’s Fund LUnch
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
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Factory Stocks Heat Races plus Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40
Saturday Children 6-10 $30. Children 5 & under free.

Super Late Model Top 18
Row 1: Billy Moyer Jr. – Randy Weaver
Row 2: Don O’Neal – Brandon Sheppard
Row 3: Jared Landers – Wendell Wallace
Row 4: Morgan Bagley – Steve Francis
Row 5: Devin Moran – Hunter Rasdon
Row 6: Chad Thrash – Dale McDowell
Row 7: Bobby Pierce – Dennis Erb Jr.
Row 8: Ronny Lee Hollingsworth – Chandler Petty
Row 9: Jack Sullivan – Brandon Overton

Super Late Model B-Main #1 (Top Two Transfer)
Row 1: Chris Brown – Billy Moyer
Row 2: Jay Burchfield – Neil Baggett
Row 3: Garrett Alberson – Bub McCool
Row 4: Clay Fisher – Jason Feger
Row 5: Henry Cooper – Eric Cooley
Row 6: Jay Scott – Greg Fore
Row 7: Ben Brocato – Leon Henderson
Row 8: Justin McRee – Shane Clanton

Super Late Model B-Main #2 (Top Two Transfer)
Row 1: Ashley Newman – Kyle Cummings
Row 2: Jason Cliburn – Jason Hiett
Row 3: Dylan Ames – Robert Baker
Row 5: Ryan King – Austin Rettig
Row 6: Jamie Pickard – Gavin Landers
Row 7: Matt Westfall – Billy Scarbrough
Row 8: Keith House

Super Late Model B-Main #3 (Top Two Transfer)
Row 1: Tyler Erb – Brian Rickman
Row 2: Jeremy Payne – Allen Murray
Row 3: Riley Hickman – Ross Camponovo
Row 4: Zach McMillan – Allen Tippen
Row 5: Austin Arnold – Austin Kirkpatrick
Row 6: Ashton Winger – Jason Brock
Row 7: Scott Dedwylder – Tanner Kellick
Row 8: Billy Franklin

Magnolia Motor Speedway 2015 Prelim Schedule Released

Columbus, Mississippi (12/18/14) - The preliminary 2015 schedule for Magnolia Motor Speedway has been added to the Schedule page. More dates and details will be added in the coming weeks.

Magnolia Motor Speedway to No Longer Run Mini Stocks

Columbus, Mississippi (12/17/14) - Magnolia Motor Speedway will no longer run Mini Stocks.  Due to low car counts and with the class not growing, the facility will no longer run the class.  Out of 12 races scheduled at the track in 2014, two drivers ran ten events and one driver ran nine races, which represented the top three drivers in points. Magnolia Motor Speedway regrets cutting the class, but it was deemed that the division was given plenty of time to grow. The track is now offering a much more affordable Factory Stock Class.  Magnolia Motor Speedway would like to thank all the Mini Stock drivers that participated in the 2014 racing season.

Factory Stock Division Created at Magnolia for 2015

Columbus, Mississippi (11/26/14) - Magnolia Motor Speedway is excited to announce the launch of the brand-new, Factory Stock class. Rules are now posted for the division and the class will be run at Magnolia Motor Speedway, Jackson Motor Speedway, and Whynot Motorsports Park. This division is designed to be a cheaper stock class for new racers at affordable price.

Any questions about the new class can be answered by Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.


2015 Season Complete
See Everyone in 2016!!