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Columbus, Mississippi
The South's Premier Dirt Track
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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.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
October 11th, 2014

Scott Bloomquist Picks the Cotton Again at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Columbus, Mississippi (10/11/14) – From the time that Scott Bloomquist first took to the track at Magnolia Motor Speedway over the weekend for the annual running of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 many of his competitors took note that he would be the driver to beat for the $20,000 top prize. He proved them all right on Saturday night by leading all 100 laps in dominating fashion to claim the coveted win.

“We’ve just been working so hard on this car over the past several months, and it’s really paying off,” Bloomquist said with a smile in victory lane. “Whether it’s here, Eldora, Knoxville, Brownstown, or anywhere else this car is just incredible.”

Jack Sullivan and Scott Bloomquist led the field to the green, and it was Bloomquist, who paced the field for the first lap with Billy Moyer Jr., Sullivan, Chris Simpson, and Randy Weaver in tow.  With a blistering paced at the front of the packthe Mooresburg, Tennessee driver found him in lapped traffic by the seventh circuit as Chris Simpson worked up to the third spot and began to pressure Moyer Jr. for the runner-up position.

Simpson disposed of Moyer Jr. on lap 27 for the second spot, and the Iowa competitor looked to catch Bloomquist, who held a straightaway lead. While Simpson tried to make up ground on Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, who started ninth found his way into the fourth position on lap 41.

The first caution flag of the event flew on lap 51, when Jared Landers spun in turn two after contact with Eric Jacobsen. At the time of the caution Bloomquist led the way with Simpson, Marlar, Moyer Jr., and Weaver completing the top five.  If competitors hoped the caution would give them a shot at Bloomquist, they would soon be disappointed as the restart found the driver of the #0 Bloomquist-Sweet Race Car motoring away from his foes.

The second and final caution of the race was displayed on lap 80 as Brian Rickman drew a caution as he slowed on the front stretch. While Bloomquist again drove away from the competition on the restart, great battles waged throughout the pack as Simpson and Marlar went door-to-door before Simpson disposed of Marlar in the closing laps for the second spot.

Bloomquist crossed the finish line a full straight away ahead of Simpson and Marlar.  Morgan Bagley surged to as high as the fourth position in the closing laps before settling into a fifth place finish behind Randy Weaver.

“This car would go absolutely anywhere that I wanted it to go in the feature,” commented Bloomquist. “I want to thank all of my sponsors and crew for their incredible support. They’ve stood behind me all year, and have never given up.”

Cotton Pickin’ Magnolia State 100 A-Main Finish
1)Scott Bloomquist 2)Chris Simpson 3)Mike Marlar 4)Randy Weaver 5)Morgan Bagley 6)Jimmy Owens 7)Billy Moyer Jr. 8)Steve Francis 9)Dennis Erb Jr. 10)Rick Eckert 11)Jack Sullivan 12)Shane Clanton 13)Bub McCool 14)Chase Junghans 15)Rodney Wing 16)Robert Baker 17)David Breazeale 18)Billy Moyer 19)Brian Rickman 20)Jared Landers 21)Eric Cooley 22)Eric Jacobsen 23)Neil Baggett 24)Anthony Burroughs.

The NeSmith Crate Late Models contested a 50 lap feature, which was led to the green by Jeremy Shaw and Michael Arnold. Shaw paced the way in the openings laps before Arnold jumped to the lead on lap 5. Shaw briefly retook the top spot on lap 11, but Arnold would soon surge back to the top spot in heavy lapped traffic. From there not event a late-race start could slow Arnold down as the Hattiesburg, Mississippi racer bolted to the $3,000 victory. Kyle Shaw, Riley Hickman, Daniel Bridgmon, and Jeremy Shaw rounded out the top five finishers.

The Mini Stock feature was wired by Bo Minor with John Tillman, Mike Minor, Donnie Andrews, and Logan Lux rounding out the top five finishers.

The Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) brought the weekend to a close with a 20 lap, $2,000-to-win event. Jimmy Owens led the first sixteen laps from his front row starting spot before Stacy Robinson edged ahead on lap 17 as Owens, Jeremy Idom, and Calvin Cook all battled in close quarters for the lead. Owens returned to the lead on lap 18 before the caution flew to set up a green, white, and checkered finish. The Newport, Tennessee driver survived the restart to score the win over Idom, Jason Harrison, Calvin Cook, and Jeff Butler.

NeSmith Late Models - Main Event
Pos Car # Driver
1 4 MICHAEL ARNOLD
2 2SK KYLE SHAW
3 R1 RILEY HICKMAN
4 09 DANIEL BRIDGMON
5 1S JEREMY SHAW
6 01T NICK THRASH
7 73 EVAN ELLIS
8 4J JOSH BANES
9 34 DOUG SANCHAGRIN
10 21M CODY MARTIN
11 3 SHAY KNIGHT
12 15S SHANE STEPHENS
13 C11 CLIFF WILLIAMS
14 G33 GREG DEDWYLDER
15 15M HEATH MINOR
16 33 JUSTIN CARTER
17 28 DAVID WILLIAMSON
18 33S SID SCARBROUGH
19 21 NEIL BAGGETT
20 K9 STEVE BRYAN
21 147 HUNTER CARROLL
22 93 JAKE KNIGHT
23 1 JOHNNY STOKES
24 10 JASON HENRY

Street Stocks - Main Event
Pos Car # Driver
1 15 JIMMY OWENS
2 WFO JEREMY IDOM
3 69 JASON HARRISON
4 911 CALVIN COOK
5 254 JEFF BUTTLER
6 82B TREY BRIGHT
7 93 STACY ROBINSON
8 19W MICHEAL WILLIAMS
9 18B ANDREW BOLERWARE
10 56M MARK BARNETT
11 777 BRADON LEFTWICH
12 2 BRIAN HANSFORR
13 14 TIM HARRIS
14 20H STACY HERRON
15 95 EJ CARTER
16 2R LEE RAY
17 41F ROGER FLYNN
18 711 BRIAN COX
19 T16 LEO EDWARDS
20 3R TODD ROBINSON
21 Q32 QUITERIO AREVALOS
22 10 CHAD THRASH
23 K24 TONY SILVESTRI
24 7K SHAY KNIGHT

Mini Stocks - Main Event October 11, 2014
Pos Car # Driver
1 1 BO MINOR
2 58J JOHN TILGHMAN
3 2M MIKE MINOR
4 17L DONNY ANDREWS
5 5 LOGAN LUX
6 18H JOSH HOLBROCK
7 38W CODY WRIGHT
8 E1 ERIC ABLES
9 17X VINNIE SANDERS
10 7 TYLER CASTLE
11 4S JOSHUA SPEARS
12 18G MATT GUIN
13 G4 JOSH LUCAS
14 2 JASON BYRD
15 77 DILLION ATKINS
16 12B HANNAH BATES

For more information on Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
October 10th, 2014

Jack Sullivan and Scott Bloomquist Lead the Way in Cotton Pickin’ Magnolia State Prelims

Columbus, Mississippi (10/10/14) – The annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 came to life on Friday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway as over 165 competitors converged on the state-of-the-art, 3/8 mile oval to battle for their share of over $90,000 in prize money.

Jack Sullivan from Greenbrier, Arkansas paced the stellar field of 72 entries in qualifying with a lap of 13.707 seconds around the 3/8 mile oval, and then he proceeded to wire the field to win the first heat race over Chase Junghans and Brian Rickman to earn the pole for Saturday night’s 100 lap, $20,000-to-win finale.

The second heat race found Chris Simpson from Oxford, Iowa charging to the lead late in the race to take the lead and the win from Mike Marlar, while Morgan Bagley edged Eric Cooley by a matter of inches to claim the final transfer spot.

Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi overcame a great early battle with Jared Landers to win heat race #3, while Anthony Burroughs scored the third and final transfer spot.

Fast qualifier in Group B Scott Bloomquist from Mooresburg, Tennessee won heat race #4 by over a straight away with Rick Eckert holding off Billy Moyer for second at the finish line. Bloomquist will join Sullivan on the front row for Saturday night’s 100 lap finale.

Batesville, Arkansas driver, Billy Moyer Jr. may have led the duration of his heat race to claim the win, but it was far from easy as Jimmy Owens staged a late-race run in heat race #5. Moyer Jr. was able to narrowly claim the win with Owens and Rodney Wing rounding out the top three.

The sixth and final heat race was a good one with Crossville, Tennessee’s Randy Weaver claiming the win by inches over a hard-charging, Dennis Erb Jr. The third and final transfer spot was bagged by Shane Clanton

Fifty-two NeSmith Crate Late Models took part in preliminary action on Friday night with Cleveland, Tennessee’s Riley Hickman setting fast time in qualifications.  Jeremy Shaw and Michael Arnold won the first two heat races to earn the front row for Saturday night’s $3,000-to-win feature. Other heat race winners included Evan Ellis, Johnny Stokes, and Kyle Shaw.

The Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) saw 44 entries registering for action with heat race wins going to Jimmy Owens, Brian Hansford, Jeff Butler, and Jeremy Idom.

Full results from the preliminaries will be posted to www.MagnoliaDirt.com on Saturday morning.

On Saturday night the annual Cotton Pickin’ Magnolia State 100 draws to a close B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Mini Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.  The Super Late Models will battle for $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start. The NeSmith Late Models will chase a $3,000 top prize with the Mississippi Street Stock Series chasing a $2,000 victory. Mini Stocks will also be in action

Also, on Saturday a Fish Fry lunch will be held, and volunteers will be accepting donations for the fund to raise money to provide monetary assistance for racers, crew, or racing community in the event of an injury, etc. There will also be a Silent Auction for autographed doors from race cars, to raise money for the fund. Doors will be on display prior to auction time. Doors from top drivers in the country and plus locals. The lunch will be served at noon on Saturday with the Silent Auction 4pm.

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 www.MagnoliaDirt.com . For more information call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572, Ben Shelton 901-335-3037, or the track at 662-240-3478.

Car Count 166
Super Late Models 71
NeSmith Late Models 52
Street Stocks 43

Super Late Models - Top 18
Row Inside Outside
1 18S - SULLIVAN 0 - BLOOMQUIST
2 32S - SIMPSON 21JR - MOYER JR
3 57J - MCCOOL 116 - WEAVER
4 18J - Junghans 24 - ECKERT
5 157 - MARLAR 20J - OWENS
6 777 - LANDERS 28E - ERB JR.
7 90 - RICKMAN 21 - MOYER
8 14M - BAGLEY 27 - WING
9 1 - BURROUGHS 25C - CLANTON

Super Late Models - B-Main 1
Row Inside Outside
1 15XXX - BAGGETT 5 - JACOBSEN
2 888C - CLIBURN R1 - HICKMAN
3 88C - CLIBURN 54D - DACUS
4 51 - MCCARTER 4 - ALBERSON
5 14Z - MCMILLIAN 44 - WHITE
6 5F - DUPONT 10W - WILSON
7 71 - WALL S4 - MCCORMICK
8 33 - DEDWYLDER 18S - SIBERS
9 11J - MICHAU 22 - HOUSE

Super Late Models - B-Main 2
Row Inside Outside
1 33B - COOLEY 21B - BROWN
2 B5 - SHEPPARD 17M - BAKER
3 34 - GORDON 99 - FISHER
4 14 - COOPER 77A - AMES
5 17 - DUNN 9L - LOGAN
6 C8 - CULP 77 - LANDERS
7 21G - GIBSON 2M - MURRAY
8 5D - ONEAL 18 - HOLLINGSWORTH
9 20 - MCELAHANEY 51C - CARPENTER

Super Late Models - B-Main 3
Row Inside Outside
1 6M - WALLACE 15F - FRANCIS
2 9 - CROFT 32 - PIERCE
3 53 - COOK 1C - THRASH
4 54 - BREZEAL 38 - WASHINGTON
5 49 - GRIFFIN 86 - RICKMAN
6 33M - MEANS 327 - TOLLISON
7 77K - CROW 01 - GREER
8 F36 - FINLEY 10H - HENDERSON
9 73W - SYKES

NeSmith Late Models - Top 15
Row Inside Outside
1 1S - SHAW 4 - ARNOLD
2 73 - ELLIS 1 - STOKES
3 2SK - SHAW R1 - HICKMAN
4 21M - MARTIN 01T - THRASH
5 11 - BYRD 3 - KNIGHT
6 G33 - DEDWYLDER 147 - CARROLL
7 21 - BAGGETT 34 - SANCHAGRIN
8 33S - SCARBROUGH

NeSmith Late Models - B-Main 1
Row Inside Outside
1 15S - STEPHENS 93 - KNIGHT
2 33M - MEANS 21P - PICKARD
3 7P - HAZZARD 222B - BOLAND
4 K9 - BRYAN 84 - BECKWITH
5 18LD - LOTT 12 - AINSWORTH
6 S4 - RAY 4C - BURNS
7 25M - MCREE

NeSmith Late Models - B-Main 2
Row Inside Outside
1 00R - WAGGONER 2 - BURGESS
2 10 - HENRY 4J - BANES
3 181 - WILLIAMS K3 - SMITH
4 18 - MILLER 38S - BRASFIELD
5 51 - POLASINSI 713 - BROCATO
6 15M - MINOR 1B - MARSH

NeSmith Late Models - B-Main 3
Row Inside Outside
1 09 - BRIDGMON 33 - CARTER
2 7G - GRAY G4 - SHEEDY
3 28 - WILLIAMSON 24O - OSWALT
4 232 - BOLAND C11 - WILLIAMS
5 0 - SWINK 99 - LYDA
6 25C - OCONNER 00# - PASS

Street Stocks - Top 16
Row Inside Outside
1 15 - OWENS 2 - HANSFORR
2 254 - BUTTLER WFO - IDOM
3 911 - COOK K24 - SILVESTRI
4 2R - RAY 93 - ROBINSON
5 56M - BARNETT 19W - WILLIAMS
6 20H - HERRON 69 - HARRISON
7 777 - LEFTWICH 95 - CARTER
8 7K - KNIGHT T16 - EDWARDS

Street Stocks - B-Main 1
Row Inside Outside
1 0F - FLURRY 59 - HARDIN
2 82B - BRIGHT 23G - MCDONALD
3 26 - DODD 7 - HOBSON
4 41F - FLYNN 00N - NOLEN
5 02 - HUBBARD 14 - HARRIS
6 4B - BYRAM 711 - COX
7 3+3 - RUSSELL 53 - WARE

Street Stocks - B-Main 2
Row Inside Outside
1 8N - NOBLES 18B - BOLERWARE
2 Q32 - AREVALOS 10 - THRASH
3 3R - ROBINSON M29 - NOBLES
4 22 - BEARD 74V - VOWELL
5 3 - MELVIN 42K - KEATON
6 7J - HOBSON 111 - MEDDERS
7 16 - ADANK

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

EVENT FORMAT
Saturday, October 11th Schedule:
12:00pm: Fish Fry Cookout
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Cotton Pickin' 100 Hay Ride
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Mini Stocks Heat Races plus Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $25
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $35
Saturday Children 6-10 $25. Children 5 & under free

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
October 8th, 2014

It's Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Time at the Mag

Columbus, Mississippi (10/08/14) In just 24 hours the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 roars to life at the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The three day affair, which spans Thursday-Saturday, October 9th-11th, 2014, will see over $90,000 distributed as the huge event draws top competitors from across the nation.

Headlining the mega-event will be a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, Super Late Model extravaganza. Defending champion, Jimmy Owens from Newport, Tennessee headlines the entry list. Last year's runner-up, Billy Moyer Jr. has also filed his entry as has 2014 UMP National Champion, Bobby Pierce, who finished third in his debut at the facility a year ago.

Entries from more than twelve states are expected. A host of drivers from across the country have voiced an intent to participate in the event including Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Steve Francis, Jonathan Davenport, Rick Eckert, Eric Jacobsen, Dennis Erb Jr., Billy Moyer, Chris Brown, Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Wall, Wendell Wallace, Morgan Bagley, Rick Rickman, David Breazeale, Kyle Beard, Garrett Alberson, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Brian Rickman, Jack Sullivan, Chad Thrash, Riley Hickman, Jared Landers, Randy Weaver, and many more.

Also on the card will be a big program for the NeSmith Late Models as they battle for $3,000-to-win atop the black ice of the 3/8 mile oval. Many of the region's top NeSmith Late Model pilots are expected to toss their name into the fold as they battle for the top prize.

Over the past few years the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) has established itself as one of the most competitive series in the country, and this weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway a talented field of racers will wage war as they chase the $2,000 winner's check. Surprise entries in the division may be on tap as well as Jimmy Owens and Chris Wall have indicated their intent to take a shot at taming the talented MSSS foes.

Saturday night's program will include Mini Stocks competing for $400-to-win (Based on 20 or More Cars Race Saturday Night only).
Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Super Late Model Tire Rule: Must Punch 44 : Hoosier: 1350, Spec 21, Crate Racing D21, Lucas 03 and American Racer 48. NO TOLERANCE. Must Punch 60 : Hoosier: 1600, Spec 55, Crate Racing D55, Lucas 06 and American Racer 56. NO TOLERANCE.

Super Late Model Purse 1- $20,000, 2- $10,000, 3- $5,000, 4- $4,000, 5-$3,000, 6- $2,500, 7- $2,000, 8- $1,800, 9- $1,700, 10- $1,600, 11- $1,500, 12- $1,400, 13- $1,300, 14-24 $1,200.

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for year $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $75.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

NeSmith Late Model Purse 1- $3,000, 2- $1,500, 3- $800, 4- $700, 5-$600, 6- $500, 7- $450, 8- $350, 9- $325, 10- $300, 11- $275, 12- $250, 13- $225, 14-24 $200.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

MSSS Street Stock Purse 1- $2,000, 2- $1,000, 3- $600, 4- $500, 5-$400, 6- $300, 7- $275, 8- $250, 9- $225, 10- $200, 11-24 $100.

The Mini Stock division will be in action SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY as they compete for $400-to-win/$50-to-start, Based on 20 Plus Cars.

Mini Stock Purse BASED ON 20 Plus CARS 1- $400, 2- $250, 3- $200, 4- $175, 5-$150, 6- $125, 7- $100, 8- $75, 9- $75, 10-24 $50.
Mini Stock Purse Less Than 19 Cars 1- $300, 2- $150, 3- $100, 4- $90, 5-$80, 6- $70, 7- $60, 8-19- $40.

Open practice begins Thursday night, October 9th at 7:00 PM for all divisions.

Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models qualify and run heat races as they attempt to make the feature field. NeSmith Late Models will also qualify and run heat races. MSSS Street Stocks will also run their heats.
B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Mini Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.

Also, on Saturday a Fish Fry lunch will be held, and volunteers will be accepting donations for the fund to raise money to provide monetary assistance for racers, crew, or racing community in the event of an injury, etc. There will also be a Silent Auction for autographed doors from race cars, to raise money for the fund. Doors will be on display prior to auction time. Doors from top drivers in the country and plus locals. The lunch will be served at noon on Saturday with the Silent Auction 4pm.

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

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, Ben Shelton 901-335-3037, or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

EVENT FORMAT
Thursday, October 9th * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grand Stand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $80

Friday, October 10th Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying
Super Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races,
NeSmith Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races plus,
Street Stock Qualifying Races

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.
Friday Children 10 and under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $45
Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.
Friday Children 6-10 $25 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, October 11th Schedule:
12:00pm: Fish Fry Cookout
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Cotton Pickin' 100 Hay Ride
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Mini Stocks Heat Races plus Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $25
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $35
Saturday Children 6-10 $25. Children 5 & under free


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
October 1st, 2014

Entries Rolling in for Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100

Columbus, Mississippi (10/01/14) Just a little over a week remains until the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 comes to life at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi as the huge event will be held on Thursday-Saturday, October 9th-11th, 2014.

With the early entry deadline rapidly approaching this Saturday, October 4th, Dirt Late Model pilots from across the country are filing entries for the $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start mega-event. Leading the list of entries received thus far is defending race winner, Jimmy Owens from Newport, Tennessee. Last year's runner-up, Billy Moyer Jr. has also filed his entry. 2014 UMP National Champion, Bobby Pierce finished third in his debut at the facility a year ago and has filed his entry as well.

Some of the other notable entries received thus far include Don O'Neal (Indiana), Steve Francis (Kentucky), Jonathan Davenport (North Carolina), Dennis Erb Jr. (Illinois), Mike Marlar (Tennessee), Chris Brown (Texas), Billy Moyer (Arkansas), Shane Clanton (Georgia), Chase Junghans (Kansas), Chris Wall (Louisiana), Wendell Wallace (Arkansas), Morgan Bagley (Texas), David Breazeale (Mississippi), Kyle Beard (Arkansas), Tony Jackson Jr. (Missouri), and a host of other competitors as entries continue to arrive by the day.

Super Late Model Competitors have until Saturday, October 4th to file their early entry for the event. The early entry fee is $100. 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 contact Johnny Stokes (901-335-3037), Ben Shelton (901-335-3037), or any of their staff early entries.

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Super Late Model Tire Rule: Must Punch 44 : Hoosier: 1350, Spec 21, Crate Racing D21, Lucas 03 and American Racer 48. NO TOLERANCE. Must Punch 60 : Hoosier: 1600, Spec 55, Crate Racing D55, Lucas 06 and American Racer 56. NO TOLERANCE.

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).

Super Late Model Purse 1- $20,000, 2- $10,000, 3- $5,000, 4- $4,000, 5-$3,000, 6- $2,500, 7- $2,000, 8- $1,800, 9- $1,700, 10- $1,600, 11- $1,500, 12- $1,400, 13- $1,300, 14-24 $1,200.

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for year $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $75.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

NeSmith Late Model Purse 1- $3,000, 2- $1,500, 3- $800, 4- $700, 5-$600, 6- $500, 7- $450, 8- $350, 9- $325, 10- $300, 11- $275, 12- $250, 13- $225, 14-24 $200.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

MSSS Street Stock Purse 1- $2,000, 2- $1,000, 3- $600, 4- $500, 5-$400, 6- $300, 7- $275, 8- $250, 9- $225, 10- $200, 11-24 $100.

The Mini Stock division will be in action SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY as they compete for $400-to-win/$50-to-start, Based on 20 Plus Cars.

Mini Stock Purse BASED ON 20 Plus CARS 1- $400, 2- $250, 3- $200, 4- $175, 5-$150, 6- $125, 7- $100, 8- $75, 9- $75, 10-24 $50.
Mini Stock Purse Less Than 19 Cars 1- $300, 2- $150, 3- $100, 4- $90, 5-$80, 6- $70, 7- $60, 8-19- $40.

Open practice begins Thursday night, October 9th at 7:00 PM for all divisions.

Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models qualify and run heat races as they attempt to make the feature field. NeSmith Late Models will also qualify and run heat races. MSSS Street Stocks will also run their heats.
B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Mini Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.

Also, on Saturday a Fish Fry lunch will be held, and volunteers will be accepting donations for the fund to raise money to provide monetary assistance for racers, crew, or racing community in the event of an injury, etc. There will also be a Silent Auction for autographed doors from race cars, to raise money for the fund. Doors will be on display prior to auction time. Doors from top drivers in the country and plus locals. The lunch will be served at noon on Saturday with the Silent Auction 4pm.

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

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, Ben Shelton 901-335-3037, or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

EVENT FORMAT
Thursday, October 9th * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grand Stand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $80

Friday, October 10th Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying

Super Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races,
NeSmith Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races plus,
Street Stock Qualifying Races

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.
Friday Children 10 and under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $45
Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.
Friday Children 6-10 $25 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, October 11th Schedule:
12:00pm: Fish Fry Cookout
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100 Hay Ride
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Mini Stocks Heat Races plus Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $25
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $35
Saturday Children 6-10 $25. Children 5 & under free


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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.


Magnolia Motor Speedway Social Media Launched

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