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Contact: Ben Shelton (msrmafia@gmail.com)
September 22, 2016

Clanton and Alberson Pace Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Prelims
Over 160 Entries Take Part in Preliminary Action

Columbus, Mississippi (09/22/16) – On Friday evening over 160 race cars participated in preliminary action for 2016 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin’ Sausage.

With 62 Super Late Models signed in for competition and a total of 65 entries in the division for the weekend, Shane Clanton received a $100 bonus from George Sisson, “The Outlaw,” for topping Super Late Model qualifying with a 13.427 second lap. Garrett Alberson topped his group with a 13.713 second lap around the 3/8-mile oval.

Shane Clanton outdueled Billy Moyer in lapped traffic to win Super Late Model Heat Race #1 with David Breazeale outrunning a hard-charging Josh Putnam for the third and final, transfer spot.

Heat Race #2 found Florida’s Kyle Bronson setting sail at the drop of the green flag and never looking back. Chandler Petty ran 2nd early, while Billy Moyer Jr. and Morgan Bagley waged a great battle for the final transfer spot for the first half of the race before Moyer Jr. got over the cushion in turn 1 on lap 9 and slammed the wall. The lap-9 restart found Bagley taking the runner-up position, and he would finish there behind Bronson with Petty taking the final transfer spot.

Talented, young racers Austin Smith and Timothy Culp brought the field to the green flag in Heat Race #3. Austin Smith led early with Timothy Culp in the second spot. Dylan Ames overtook Kyle Beard for the third position with some contact near the race’s midway point. In the closing laps Culp and Ames caught Smith with Culp taking the lead with two laps to go on his way to the win. Culp was followed across the finish line by Smith and Ames.

Heat race #4 found Garrett Alberson dominating early before Mike Marlar and Wendell Wallace closed the gap in the final five laps. The leaders caught heavy lapped traffic with 3 circuits remaining. Marlar pressured Alberson to the checkered flag with Alberson taking the narrow win over Marlar and Wallace.

Heat race #5 found Jack Sullivan taking advantage of a Dale McDowell bobble in turns 1 and 2 on the fourth circuit to take the lead. Sullivan dominated the rest of the heat with McDowell in second. Eric Wells survived a last-lap slider from Hunter Rasdon to take the final transfer spot.

The final heat race of the night saw Georgia’s Brandon Overton wire in the field in the 15-lap affair with Chris Madden finishing in the second spot. Jesse Stovall and Super Late Model rookie, Michael Arnold had a spirited battle for the third spot early in the race before Stovall took sole possession of the final transfer spot.

Forty-eight NeSmith Chevrolet Crate Late Models entered the program and fast qualifier Scott Dedwylder won the first heat race with Tyler Burgess, Kyle Bronson, and Jeremy Shaw also scoring heat race wins.

Corinth, Mississippi’s Ronald Dunn set fast and won the first heat race with the Mississippi Street Stock Series. 15-year-old Spencer Hughes and Rodney Wing won the other two heats. Thirty-one entries took part in preliminary action for the division.

Tony Shelton took the lead from Justin Carter just before the halfway mark of the 602 Late Model Stock feature and went on to take the win with Carter and Todd Robinson completing the podium. Heat race action for the 22-car field was topped by Tony Shelton and Joey Maxwell.

On Saturday night the final night of the 2016 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Presented by Cooper’s Country Meat Packers will be contested. The night’s program will be headlined by B-Mains and ultimately a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap finale for the Super Late Models as competitors look to tame the 3/8-mile oval in hopes of claiming their share of the total purse that approaches $70,000.

Also sharing the spotlight on Saturday night will be the NeSmith Late Models chasing a $3,000 top prize and Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) competitors battling in B-Main and feature action for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks will battle for $400-to-win on Saturday night.  

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to the feature winner in each division.

Factory Stock Purse
1- $400, 2- $200, 3- $150, 4- $100, 5-$90, 6- $80, 7- $70, 8-$60. 9-$50, 10-$45, 11-24- $40.

B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Factory Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.   

Don't forget on Saturday at noon the annual racer’s fund barbeque will be held at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Glenn's Smoking Hot Barbeque will be available in the grandstand area to all racers, pit crew, fans and families. The barbeque lunch is free. We will have a bucket for Donation and this money is used to help out members of our racing family, who might have health issues or any disaster in their life. Please make plans to join us.

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

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. must pay a $25 fee for the weekend.

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, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 or Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

EVENT FORMAT
Saturday, September 24th Schedule:
12:00pm: Racer’s Fund Barbeque Lunch in Grandstand Area
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the Kids through the Pits

6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Factory Stocks Heat Races  

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.

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

Super Late Models
Entries: 65
Group A Fast Qualifier (& Overall): Shane Clanton (13.427 seconds)
Group B Fast Qualifier: Garrett Alberson (13.713 seconds)

Heat Race #1 (Top 3 Transfer): Shane Clanton, Billy Moyer, David Breazeale, Josh Putnam, Tyler Millwood, Chad Thrash, Ray Cook, Jake Davis, Ashton Winger, Tony Silvestri, Herbert McClendon

Heat Race #2 (Top 3 Transfer): Kyle Bronson, Morgan Bagley, Chandler Petty, Tanner Kellick, Jason Croft, Eric Hickerson, Ryan Crane, Chris Reid, Phillip Gibson, Billy Moyer Jr.

Heat Race #3 (Top 3 Transfer): Timothy Culp, Austin Smith, Dylan Ames, Kyle Beard, Jamie Tollison, Dane Dacus, Billy Franklin, Shannon Scott, Blake Spencer, Patrick Michel

Heat Race #4 (Top 3 Transfer): Garrett Alberson, Mike Marlar, Wendell Wallace, Eric Cooley, Rick Rickman, Spencer Hughes, Howard Means, Josh Adkins, Tom Maddox, Derek Ellis

Heat Race #5 (Top 3 Transfer): Jack Sullivan, Dale McDowell, Eric Wells, Hunter Rasdon, Clay Fisher, Jimmy Cliburn, David Seibers, Zach McMillan, Leon Henderson, Robert Baker

Heat Race #6 (Top 3 Transfer): Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Jesse Stovall, Shay Knight, Michael Arnold, B.J. Robinson, Brett White, Ray McElhiney, Brian Ligon, Keith House

Super Late Model Top 18 Locked-In A-Main
Row 1: Shane Clanton – Garrett Alberson
Row 2: Kyle Bronson – Jack Sullivan
Row 3: Timothy Culp – Brandon Overton
Row 4: Billy Moyer – Mike Marlar
Row 5: Morgan Bagley – Dale McDowell
Row 6: Austin Smith – Chris Madden
Row 7: David Breazeale – Wendell Wallace
Row 8: Chandler Petty – Eric Wells
Row 9: Dylan Ames – Jesse Stovall

Super Late Model B-Main #1, Top 2 Transfer
Row 1: Josh Putnam – Eric Cooley
Row 2: Tyler Millwood – Rick Rickman
Row 3: Chad Thrash – Spencer Hughes
Row 4: Ray Cook – Howard Means
Row 5: Jake Davis – Josh Adkins
Row 6: Ashton Winger – Tom Maddox
Row 7: Tony Silvestri – Derek Ellis
Row 8: Herbert McClendon

Super Late Model B-Main #2, Top 2 Transfer
Row 1: Tanner Kellick – Hunter Rasdon
Row 2: Jason Croft – Clay Fisher
Row 3: Eric Hickerson – Jimmy Cliburn
Row 4: Ryan Crane – David Siebers
Row 5: Chris Reid – Zach McMillan
Row 6: Phillips Gibson – Leon Henderson
Row 7: Billy Moyer Jr. – Robert Baker
Row 8: Tim Busha

Super Late Model B-Main #3, Top 2 Transfer
Row 1: Kyle Beard – Shay Knight
Row 2: Jamie Tollison – Michael Arnold
Row 3: Dane Dacus – B.J. Robinson
Row 4: Billy Franklin – Brett White
Row 5: Shannon Scott – Ray McElhiney
Row 6: Blake Spencer – Brian Ligon
Row 7: Patrick Michel – Keith House

NeSmith Crate Late Models Top 16 Locked-In A-Main

Row 1: Scott Dedwylder – Tyler Burgess
Row 2: Kyle Bronson – Jeremy Shaw
Row 3: Justin McRee – Neil Baggett
Row 4: Hunter Carroll – Jamey Boland
Row 5: Monte Skinner – Josh Banes
Row 6: Marcus Minga – Steve Russell
Row 7: Kyle Shaw – Chad McCool
Row 8: Nick Thrash – Grant Pearl

NeSmith Crate Late Model B-Main #1, Top 3 Transfer
Row 1: Troy English – Tim Dees
Row 2: Mark Dodson – Wayne Murphy
Row 3: Ricky Waggoner – Tim Parker
Row 4: Heath Johnson – Todd Robinson
Row 5: Doug Sanchagrin – Terry Wilson
Row 6: Ben Brocato – Doug Heavener
Row 7: Tony Henry – Terrell Harris
Row 8: David Brocato – Joey Credidio

NeSmith Crate Late Model B-Main #2, Top 3 Transfer
Row 1: Brandon Shaw – Cliff Ross
Row 2: Trey Rickman – Evan Ellis
Row 3: Jamie Pickard – Randall Beckwith
Row 4: Blake Spencer – Terry Mosley
Row 5: Steven Jones – John Huss
Row 6: Charlie Kilgore – JC Waller
Row 7: Larry Stacy – Steve Kirk
Row 8: Shelby Sheedy – Jason Hood

Mississippi Street Stock Series Top 18 Locked-In A-Main
Row 1: Ronald Dunn – Spencer Hughes
Row 2: Rodney Wing – Lee Ray
Row 3: Justin McRee – Johnny Stokes
Row 4: Matt Byram – Michael Williams
Row 5: Terry Taylor – Rick Rickman
Row 6: Michael Blade – TK King
Row 7: Dewayne Estes – John Smart
Row 8: Kevin Whittington – Gary Cooper
Row 9: Brad Ware – Brian Rickman

Mississippi Street Stock Series B-Main #1 (Top 4 Transfer)
Row 1: Chase Pennington – Andrew Earnest
Row 2: Brandon Hardin – Brent Mitchell
Row 3: Ben Keith – E.J. Carter
Row 4: Doug Dodd – Chad Williams
Row 5: Brodey Elfring – Mark Barnett
Row 6: Chris Allen – Mitchell Holloway
Row 7: Wayne Medders – Charlie Gardner

602 Late Model Stock Feature Results
1)Tony Shelton 2)Justin Carter 3)Todd Robinson 4)Joey Maxwell 5)Brooke Carter 6)Jason Roberts 7)Johnny Kelly Jr. 8)Tony Shelton Jr. 9)Larry Stacy 10)Felix George 11)Chance Duckworth 12)Cole Brown 13)Jimmy Anderson Jr. 14)Nathan Page 15)Steven Hester Jr. 16)Bill Moffett 17)Justin Kelley 18)Chance Inmon 19)Bill Spann 20)Shane Johnson