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Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 October 9th-11th at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Columbus, Mississippi (09/08/14) Just a few weeks away until the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 comes to life at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi as the event will be held on Thursday-Saturday, October 9th-11th, 2014.   

The 2014 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap Super Late Model event.  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).

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 give Johnny Stokes or any of his 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.

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.


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 the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

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 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
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 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

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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