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Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
March 12th, 2014

Magnolia Motor Speedway Purchased by Roberts and Stokes

Columbus, Mississippi (03/12/14) - After operating Magnolia Motor Speedway for the past few seasons as the facility has undergone the ownership of different groups, track promoter, Johnny Stokes, along with veteran of the racing world, Charles Roberts, officially purchased the facility from the asset management group that owned the track on Wednesday, March 12th.

"This is such a big relief to have ownership of the facility instead of just renting or leasing it like I've been doing for a while now," said Stokes.  "There's a lot of improvements I've been wanting to make to the track and the property, but obviously with the future in someone else's hands it was too big of a risk to spend much money.  We've been working on this purchase for two years, and finally made it happen today."  He concludes by noting, "Now that Charles (Roberts) and I own it, the sky is the limit, and we are really excited."

Stokes and Roberts not only take possession of the track but also 95 acres that surround the state-of-the-art facility.  The track has a huge 2014 docket planned including events with the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) Super Late Models, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), and the signature Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 to go with a host of other specials and weekly shows.  With ownership now based in Columbus, Mississippi Stokes indicated that interest is already buzzing from businesses in the area, who would like to become marketing partners with the track.

"I have to thank all of the fans, racers, businesses, and teams that have supported Magnolia Motor Speedway over the past several years to help it grow," notes Stokes.  "Their great support and encouragement led to Charles and I forming this partnership to acquire the facility.  We look forward to continuing to improve Magnolia Motor Speedway to make it the home for racers and fans throughout the area."

The first improvement that the facility will see is the addition of new dirt to the surface in the coming weeks as well as more advertising signage being installed around the property to meet the marketing needs of businesses, who are interested in working with the facility.

Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action next on Saturday, March 22nd with a Weekly Racing Series Event that will include Super Late Models, NeSmith Weekly Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks.

For more information on Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com or call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.

Magnolia Motor Speedway Looks Ahead to 2014

Magnolia Motor Speedway would like to thank everyone for make our 2013 racing season a success, Thank You Fans, Drivers, Race Teams, and Sponsors for supporting us. We are looking forward to the 2014 Season, and our 2014 Tentative Schedule is now posted. We hope everyone has a great off season.  Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!!

Magnolia Motor Speedway Salutes 2013 Champions

Columbus, Mississippi (09/15/13) - Magnolia Motor Speedway would like to congratulate the 2013 Weekly Racing Series Champions.   We also would like to thank all the Weekly Racing Series competitors for participating in the 2013 Season.

Super Late Model – 4 Jason Brock

NeSmith Late Model – 73 Evan Ellis

NeSmith Street Stock – 44 Adam Cheeks

Mini Stocks – 72 Justin Massey  

The next race at Magnolia Motor Speedway will be on October 10th-12th with the  Magnolia State Cotton Pickin'100 Featuring $20,000 to Win Super Late Models Plus NeSmith Late Models battling for $3,000-to-win, MSSS Street Stocks racing for $2,000-to-win, and Mini Stocks competing for $400-to-win (Based on 20 or More Cars Race Saturday Night only).  More Details to come. 

SAS Racing Series 10th Annual Coca-Cola Governor’s Cup at “The Mag” Captured by Chris Wall  

Columbus, MS-July 20, 2013- The Southern All Star Racing Series would makes its only 2013 appearance in the state of Mississippi on Saturday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS and Chris Wall of Springfield, LA would take the lead late in the event and drive to the win and $4,000 payday in the 10th Annual Coca-Cola Governor’s Cup event in the seat of the     

The victory by Wall marked his second career win with the Southern All Star Racing Series, as his previous lone SAS triumph came in 2009, also at “The Mag”.  Wall’s victory also made him the eighth different winner in eleven Southern All Star Racing Series events that have been contested so far in 2013. <<MORE>>

Marlar Magnificient in Clash at the Mag

COLUMBUS, MS (June 15, 2013) – Mike Marlar overtook race leader, Don O’Neal with nine laps to go to take the $20,000 to win “Clash at the Mag” Presented by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau on Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway.  Marlar’s first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season was hard earned as a caution with 12 laps to go set up a great finish.

Marlar, in his first weekend piloting a Bloomquist Race Car led to the checkers holding off O’Neal and John Blankenship for his fifth career LOLMDS victory.  Point’s leader, Jimmy Owens, who started 12th, came home in fourth followed by 17th starting, Randy Weaver.

“When I saw the caution come out, I got down in some dry dirt on the bottom of the track, and then I had to clean my tires off really good for the restart,” said Marlar.  “It was good to have one more shot at it there at the end, I lined up beside Blankenship for the restart, and my car took off really well up top, and it only took us a few laps to get by O’Neal.  They had an awesome race track here tonight, we have always enjoyed coming down here to Mississippi to race, and they have a lot of great fans here.”

“I really wish Norman Bryson could’ve be here tonight! He is on a mission trip in Honduras.  I am still getting used to this new car, it turns differently than what I am used to driving. I also want to thank the Lucas Oil Series for the tire rule this weekend, we’ve finally gotten used to it. It saved us a bunch of money to come down here.” <<MORE>>

For Immediate Release
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
April 25th, 2013

Magnolia Motor Speedway Makes Schedule Adjustments

Columbus, Mississippi (04/25/13) – Magnolia Motor Speedway has made a schedule adjustment to cooperate with a special event at an area track.  The NOS Energy Drink Weekly Racing Series Event and Highway 45 Crate Late Model Throw Down originally scheduled for May 11th at Magnolia Motor Speedway has been canceled due to the World of Outlaws Super Late Model event at Whynot Motorsports Park on the same night.

Magnolia Motor Speedway will now return to action on Sunday, May 26th with the NeSmith National Late Model Series battling for $2,000-to-win.  Super Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will also all be in action.

For more information on this Saturday’s event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com  or check us out on Facebook and Twitter @TheMagSpeedway.

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