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Three-time World of Outlaws Champ and sprint car racing legend, Sammy Swindell tops entry list for USCS Magnolia Motor Speedway opener on March 6th and 7th

Atlanta, GA - February 27, 2015 – Three-time World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series Champion and sprint car racing legend Slammin’Sammy Swindell tops the entry list for the United Sprint Car Series 2015 season opener when the series invades Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the sprint car portion of the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) to kick off its 2015 season on Friday and Saturday, March 6th and 7th.
Although he lives just three hours away in Germantown, Tennessee, it will be his first ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Swindell’s career and name is legendary. He has won almost every major event in open wheel dirt track racing for winged sprint cars.  He has also earned three World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series National championships and ranks second in career wins in World of Outlaws with 294 wins in the premier sprint car series.

Swindell has also claimed almost every major sprint car event, including the Knoxville Nationals, the Gold Cup Race of Champions in Chico, California, the Kings Royal at Eldora Speedway, the Williams Grove National Open, the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup, the Selinsgrove (Speedway) Open, the Western World Championships at Manzanita Speedway and the Syracuse Super Nationals on the 1 mile track at the Syracuse, NY Fairgrounds just to name a few.

He additionally picked up victories and set 1/2 mile dirt track World records at Bristol Motor Speedway when it was covered in dirt for World of Outlaws events in 2000 and 2001. His five Chili Bowl Nationals victories are the most for any driver at the famed indoor midget event held each January in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He recently finished third in the 2015 version of the event out of 320 entries. 

Swindell, who was elected into the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2006, has accumulated more than 600 feature victories and at least one win in every season since his career started four decades ago.
Swindell made the decision to “back down” from a full time coast-to-coast schedule of approximately 100 races per year in August of 2014. Although he competed in the 2015 Chili Bowl Nationals midget car race, this will be his first race back in a winged sprint car. To quote Sammy, says USCS Founder and President, Pete Walton, “I’m just really doing this for fun’ said Sammy.” According to Walton, “But, I don’t think by fun to Sammy it would be to run second”.

Sammy Swindell will not only be the most recognizable sprint car driver name causing him top the entry list, he will pilot the #01 car owned by capable car owner and crew chief Donnie Cooper from Jefferson City, Missouri. Cooper’s cars have twice won the famed Short Track Nationals held the last weekend of October at I-30 Speedway in Benton, Arkansas.

Swindell will not be short on competition for the check each night at “The MAG”. At least four drivers ranked in the top 25 or mentioned in the Top 40 drivers receiving votes in the 2014 National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Driver of the Year poll are also entered. Those include 2013 and 2014 Frostbuster Champion and 2013 USCS National Champion, Derek Hagar from Marion, Arkansas plus 2013 USCS National Champion and previous USCS Magnolia feature winner, Tim Crawley from Benton Arkansas. Also entered are the 2014 and 11-time USCS sprint car Champion, Terry Gray from Bartlett, Tennessee and his team-mate Morgan Turpen from Cordova, Tennessee who was ranked in the poll and is the top ranked female sprint car driver in North America. Turpen was the 2014 USCS Road to Atlanta, Hoosier Asphalt Series titlist.

Sammy Swindell and these other top drivers plus additional entries from at least seven states are expected to compete on both nights in the USCS event that features a complete USCS sprint 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 what is considered by many as the Mid South’s premier dirt oval racing facility, 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 their finish at Magnolia 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 2015 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 www.rockauto.com 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 7:30pm with a full racing program in seven divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock, Factory Stock and Mini Stock 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 Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

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. The appearance by the Schrader will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. 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.

Race fans may enter to win V.I.P. tickets/passes for a driver meet and greet and to not only have tickets to the races, but to have access to the Magnolia Motor Speedway V.I.P. suite during the races. 

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 www.magnoliadirt.com 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 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.


Frost Buster 250 Rescheduled for March 6th-7th

Attention! Due to continued low and freezng temperatures and freezing rain and snow with accumulations up to 4 inches through Wednesday this week, the 7th annual Frostbuster 250 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS has been postponed one week to Friday, March 6th and Saturday , March 7th. For updates please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or www.uscsracing.com


Magnolia's 7th annual USCS “Frost Buster 250” presented by Carl Hogan Toyota Speed Spectacular season-opener coming on March 6th-7th

Atlanta, GA - February 01, 2014 - The United Speed Contest Sanction (USCS) invades Magnolia Motor Speedway for the seventh year in a row for the track’s and sanctioning body’s season opener on Friday, Marh 6th and Saturday, March 7th for the 7th annual "Frost Buster 250" presented by Carl Hogan Toyota (www.carlhogantoyota.com ) with a USCS winged Outlaw sprint car, USCS Outlaw Modified and USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprint triple-header. The season-opener for both is a literal "Smorgasbord of Speed" featuring two full nights of high speed action at one of the Mid-South's most popular venues.

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 2015 season appearances of the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series 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 7:30pm 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 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock 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 Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.

Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field.  Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot.  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, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace. 

Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) division.  Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions.

The third USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, which also race a complete format on both nights. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and his team-mate Curt Schumacher also from Columbus head the entry list. Additionally last year’s winner and defending Champion Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama is expected.

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 www.magnoliadirt.com 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 www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.

**Friday Night Racing: Full racing program of racing and payoff for the USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars plus the Nesmith Dirt Late Models, K&N Filters USCS Modifieds and the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, Street Stock, Factory Stock and Mini Stock divisions. Super Late Models Open Practice on FRIDAY. 

**Saturday Night Racing: Full racing program for USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars plus Super Late Models, K&N Filters USCS Modifieds, the www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprints, Nesmith Dirt Late Models, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks and Factory Stocks. 

K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modifieds: 
Friday night $1000 to win, 500, 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 110, 100 & $100 thru last place. 
FRIDAY NIGHT ENTRY FEE= $50. 

Saturday night USCS Outlaw Modified Series payoff: 
$1000 to win! then 600, 400, 300, 250, 200, 175, 150, 125, 100 and $100 to last place. 
$100 to win K&N Filters USCS MOD Power Dash + $200 Bonus to win Friday and Saturday A-Mains. 

Super Late Models Saturday, March 2nd Payoff: $1200 to win! 
$1200 to win then 600, 400, 300, 250, 200, 180, 160, 140, 120, 100, 75, 50 and $50 to last place. 

PAYOFF EACH NIGHT FOR THE FOLLOWING CLASSES 
Nesmith Dirt Late Models - 25 laps - $700 to win! then 350, 250, 200, 150, 125, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50 and $50 to last place in A-Main. A-Main pays $800 to win each night if 30 or more cars. 
$1000 to win if 35 or more cars enter and start qualifying!!! 

Street Stock - 15 Laps - $400 to win! then 200, 150, 110, 100, 90, 80, 70, 60, 50, 40 and $40 thru last place each night. $500 to win if 30 or more cars enter and start heats. 

Mini Stock - 15 Laps - $250 to win! then 125, 100, 75, 60, 50 40, 35, 30 and $30 thru last place. 
$300 to win if 20 or more cars enter and start the heats. 

NEW!!...Factory Stock - 15 Laps - $250 to win! then 125, 100, 75, 60, 50 40, 35, 30 and $30 thru last place. $300 to win if 20 or more cars enter and start the heats. 


Season Opener March 20th and 21st at Magnolia Motor Speedway

Columbus, Mississippi (02/28/15) Magnolia Motor Speedway is ready and waiting to open the gates at The MAG for the first Weekly Racing Series Race PLUS Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series $2,500 to Win Super Late Model race on Saturday, March 21st. Friday, March 20th will find The MAG hosting an Open Practice from 7-10 pm for all classes. 

On Saturday, March 21st The MAG will feature The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series battling in a $2,500-to-win, Super Late Model Race. Also in action will be the NeSmith Late Models, NeSmith Street Stocks, and the all-new Factory Stock division!  Driver’s meeting will be at 5:30 sharp on Saturday with hot laps at 6:00 pm. 

On Saturday the pit gate will open at 2pm with grandstands opening at 5pm.  Racing is scheduled for 7 pm.

Speedzone Parking will be available at $15 per vehicle plus the purchase of a grandstand pass.

Friday Night pit admission for open practice will be $20 with free grandstand admission.

Saturday pit admission is $35 with kids 6-10 $25, and kids 5 and under FREE with an adult.

Saturday grandstand admission is $20 with kids 10 and under FREE with an adult.

For more information, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .


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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