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Marlar Takes Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway

June 19th, 2017

COLUMBUS, MS- Mike Marlar made a clean sweep of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series racing action on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Tennessee native set Miller Welders overall fast time, won his heat race, and took the top spot in the Country Pleasin’ “Clash at the Mag.” With the win, he became the thirteenth different winner this season on the LOLMDS tour.

Dennis Erb Jr. charged from his ninth starting spot to finish second, followed closely by Brandon Overton, who led the first 13 laps of the 60-lap main event. Defending race winner Darrell Lanigan took fourth and Florida driver, Kyle Bronson came from the outside of row number eight to finish fifth.

Marlar made it to Lucas Oil Victory Lane for the seventh time in his career. His last series victory came in 2016 at the Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals last September. Marlar was elated with his win before the large crowd on hand for the event. “It takes a lot of hard work to do this. I work a full-time job; and these guys that work on the car, they are like family to me. We always enjoy coming down here to race. Johnny Stokes does a great job with the track. It is always raceable. We love racing at such racy tracks like this one,” said the 39-year-old, second generation driver.

“I would like to thank Ronnie Delk for giving me this chance to drive his equipment. This Rocket Chassis has been good all year. We set fast time and won our heat to start on the pole. Overton was good early on. This is such a momentum track, right before that last caution, I thought I had messed up and let him [Overton] back by me, but we held on.”

A caution with three laps to go bunched the field up for a single file restart. Overton took one last shot at Marlar, but brushed the wall, which ended his hopes for the win. Erb got by Overton to take the second spot, but Marlar had pulled away for the win.

“After that last restart, I tried to make the car as wide as I could. You must keep the speed up here. They went out and worked the track on the bottom and on the top before the feature. I think it paid off because the fans got to see a heck of race,” said the driver of the Delk Equipment Sales, RS Trading Company, Sunoco Race Fuels, Modern Images, GW Performance, Cornett Racing Engines, Rocket Chassis.

Erb started on the inside of row number five and was pleased with his podium finish. “The car was good all night. From where we started, we are pleased. The car was better on the bottom, there were some anxious moments at the end though. Everybody wanted that second spot. I saw him [Overton] get out of the groove. I just stayed on the bottom and brought it home in second.

Overton; who won the first LOLMDS event of the season at Golden Isles Speedway; brought the Chip Stone, Randy Weaver-owned, Longhorn Chassis home in third. “I have to thank all the guys with the team. I made it exciting at the end, I was going for it, no doubt about that! I just got into the wall and that ended our chances. Mikey [Marlar] gave me plenty of room. He drove a good race, so congratulations to him and his team.”

Completing the top ten Josh Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., Don O’Neal, Jack Sullivan, and Scott Bloomquist.

Clash at the Mag Succumbs to Evening Thunderstorms

June 18th, 2017

COLUMBUS, MS – After heavy rain and thunderstorms blanketed the area, officials of Magnolia Motor Speedway and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series have been forced to eliminate Friday night’s portion of the Clash at the Mag.

Saturday night’s Country Pleasin’ Clash at the Mag will see a complete program of: Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, and a 60-lap, $12,000-to-win main event. Pit gates open at 2:00pm followed by general admission gates at 4:00pm. A Dirt Racing Outreach Service will take place from 4:30pm – 5:15pm in the main grandstand area followed by a driver autograph session from 5:30pm – 6:15pm. The drivers meeting will be at 6:30pm followed by hot laps 7:00pm.

Any drivers wishing to register for the Clash at the Mag may do so prior to the driver’s meeting on Saturday evening. All drivers who have already registered for the event will retain their draw position.

Clash at the Mag Event Purse: 1. $12,000, 2. $5,500, 3. $3,500, 4. $2,750, 5. $2,250, 6. $1,800, 7. $1,500, 8. $1,300, 9. $1,200, 10. $1,100, 11. $1,075, 12. $1,050, 13. $1,025, 14.. $1,000, 15. $1,000, 16. $1,000, 17. $1,000, 18. $1,000, 19. $1,000, 20. $1,000, 21. $1,000, 22. $1,000, 23. $1,000, 24. $1,000.
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Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2016, the LOLMDS will sanction 53 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV Motorsports Network. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.LucasDirt.com.
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About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.LucasOil.com.

Chris Brown Bests PTGP Street Stock Field at the Mag

November 30th, 2016

Spring, Texas – Chris Brown went into battle in two divisions in the annual Possum Town Grand Prix at Magnolia Motor Speedway over the course of the Thanksgiving weekend, and he came away with a win and a 4th-place finish to show for his efforts.

Competing in two divisions, Chris Brown traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday to take part in the opening leg of the two-day Possum Town Grand Prix.

With 66 Crate Late Models registered for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series sanctioned weekend, Brown secured his spot into the main event with a runner-up finish behind Cory Hedgecock in his heat race.

Rolling off the starting grid in the 10th position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Chris advanced six spots in the 100-lapper, registering a 4th-place finish behind Riley Hickman, Chase Washington, and Eric Cooley with Grant Garrison finishing 5th.

In a field of 25 Street Stocks, Brown started the weekend with a heat race victory in his Innovative Race Cars #17B Jesse McNorton Motorsports entry, which positioned him on the pole for the main event. Bringing home his fourth victory of the season in the caution-plagued affair, Chris outdueled Justin McRee, Lee Ray, TK King, and Rodney Wing at the finish line.

“Magnolia Motor Speedway is one of my favorite tracks in the country, and it felt good to enjoy such a strong weekend there,” said Brown. “We had to face some really tough competition in both classes. I again want to thank everyone, who made this weekend possible.”

For full results from these events, please visitwww.NeSmithRacing.com andwww.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Chris Brown has a single event remaining on the 2016 docket as he is pre-entered for the inaugural VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at America’s Center (St. Louis, Missouri). The event will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win, Super Late Model finale. For more information on this event, please visitwww.GatewayDirt.com .

Chris Brown would like to thank his marketing partners, which include Innovative Race Cars, Hendren Race Engines, Performance Graphix, Afco Brakes, Beyea Headers, Fast Shafts, Day Motorsports, AR Bodies, Shocks by Chris Brown Racing, Keyser Manufacturing, Wehrs Machine, Hoosier Tire, and MSR Mafia Marketing & PR Services.

For the latest information on Chris Brown please visitwww.ChrisBrownRacing.com .

Riley Hickman Romps to $10k Payday in the Possum Town Grand Prix

November 30th, 2016

Cleveland, Tennessee – Riley Hickman pocketed a $10,000 payday behind the wheel of his Hickman Manufacturing #R1 CVR Crate Late Model after dominating the annual Possum Town Grand Prix at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Riley Hickman invaded Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday night for the opening round of the two-day Possum Town Grand Prix, which was sanctioned by the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Series.

Drawing a stacked field of 66 Crate Late Models for the big event, Hickman qualified fastest overall, giving him a solid starting spot for his heat. Storming to a heat race victory, Riley secured the pole position for the main event on Saturday night.

Grabbing the lead on the drop of the green flag, Hickman cruised through the first half of the race with no cars threatening for the lead. Following a late-race caution that brought the field closer together, Riley held off various challenges before again motoring away from his closest pursuers to pick up his 18th victory of the season and a $10,000 payday. Chase Washington, Eric Cooley, Chris Brown, and Grant Garrison rounded out the Top-5 finishers in the 100-lap A-Main.

“We made the right tire call,” Hickman said. “We were gambling there, and I think we’re probably harder (on tire compound) than anybody else out here. We weren’t quite sure how it was going to play out. (Promoter) Johnny (Stokes) always has this place phenomenal. It’s always great to race at. I just wish it was a little closer to home, but that five hours over here isn’t too bad.”

Complete results from this event can be found at www.NeSmithRacing.com .

The team will enjoy a two-week break before traveling to St. Louis to compete in the inaugural VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals, which will be held at the Dome at America’s Center. The huge event will be held on December 15-17 and will culminate with a $20,000-to-win finale for Super Late Models. For more information on the event, please visit www.GatewayDirt.com .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Man’s Garage, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Riley Hickman, please visit www.RileyHickman.com .

The Return of the Possum Town Grand Prix at The MAG!

November 25th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi- Magnolia Motor Speedway, in Columbus, Mississippi, is excited to announce the return of the Possum Town Grand Prix this Thanksgiving weekend, November 24th-26th, 2016.

The Possum Town Grand Prix will feature The NeSmith Late Model waging war on the 3/8-mile oval in pursuit of glory in the $10,000-to-win, 100-lap finale. Also in action will be the MSSS Street Stocks ($2,000-to-win), Factory Stocks ($750-to-win), 602 Late Model Stocks ($1,000-to-win) and Super Late Models ($1,500-to win on Saturday Night ONLY).

Saturday, November 26th is headlined with NeSmith Late Models B-Mains followed by the 100 Lap Main Event ($10,000-to-win), MSSS Stocks B-Mains and Main Event ($2,000-to-win), Factory Stocks B-Mains and feature
($750-to-win), 602 Late Model Stocks B-Mains and main event ($1,000-to-win). Super Late Models qualify and compete for a $1,500 top prize in their feature.

PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.
Saturday Pit Admission $35.00, Kids 6-10yr $25.00, Kids 5 and Under Free. Saturday Grandstands Admission $20.00, Kids 10 and Under FREE.

Fall Street Stock Championship at the Mag this Weekend

October 8th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi-The Fall 40 Street Stock Championship at The MAG will be held October 6-8 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

On Friday night, October 7 Street Stocks will qualify with heat races to follow. NeSmith Late Models on Friday night will compete for $800-to-win/ $50-to-start. Factory Stocks will race for $250-to-win.

The driver’s meeting on Friday night is at 7:00pm sharp with hot laps at 7:30pm.

The Fall 40 Street Stock Championship draws to a close on Saturday, October 8 with the Street Stocks going into battle in a $5,000-to-win/ $400-to-start event, which will start 30 cars, three wide!

Saturday’s program will feature Street Stock B-Mains. The last four starting positions will be determined by the fastest car from Thursday night’s practice session who doesn’t make the main event (27th), Non-Qualifier Winner (28th), a Lucky Draw spot from the Non-Qualifier Race (29th), and a Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series point’s provisional (30th).

There will also be a $500-to-win, Non-Qualifier Race. The winner of the Non-Qualifier Race has the option to race in main event, forfeiting their non-qualifier money.

There will also be several contingency awards up for grabs.

Also in action on Saturday will be NeSmith Late Models racing or $1,000-to-win, Factory Stocks racing for $3,00-to-win, and 602 Late Models competing for $400-to-win.

The driver’s meeting is on Saturday is at 6:00pm SHARP with racing action at 7:00pm.

The Street Stock pre-entry fee is $125, which includes transponder. The deadline for pre-entry is Friday, October 1. After that day Street Stock entry fee $150, which includes transponder.

RULES: NeSmith Street Stock Rules Apply. Tire samples will be taken.

Street Stock Purse. 1-$5,000, 2-2,500, 3-$1,500, 4-$1,000, 5-$800, 6-$600, 7-$575, 8-$550, 9-$525, 10-$500, 11-$450, 12-$425, 13-$420, 14-$415,
15-$410, 16-$405, 17-30 $400.
Purses, Format, Prices Based on a Two-Day Show.

For more information, please call Johnny at 662-574-2572 or Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

Speedzone Parking will be an additional $30.00 for the whole weekend, plus the purchase of grandstand pass(es).

Saturday October 8th
Pit Gate Opens at 3pm Grandstand Open at 5:00pm
Pit Admission $35.00 (Kids 6-10 $25)
Grandstand $20.00 (Kids 10 and Under FREE)

Chris Madden Picks the Cotton at Magnolia Motor Speedway

September 27th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi – Chris Madden added his name to an elite group on Saturday night by taking the $20,000 top prize in the 2016 running of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin’ Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

“I knew we had a really good hot rod tonight, and I just had to bide my time early,” said Madden. “Once we got to the lead our car just kept getting better, and we were able to get the win.”

Moments after picking the ceremonious cotton in victory lane Madden concluded by saying, “It means a lot to win this race in only our second time to come here. We’ll take this $20,000 tonight and hopefully win one at East Alabama Motor Speedway on the way home tomorrow. There’s so many sponsors that help make this possible, and I want to thank them all for getting me to victory lane tonight.”

Shane Clanton and Garrett Alberson brought the field to the green flag for the 100-lap affair. Clanton shot to the lead as the race went green with Kyle Bronson, Alberson, and Jack Sullivan in tow.

By lap 2 Sullivan moved up to the runner-up position as he set his sights on Clanton.

The first of five cautions in the finale fell on lap 7 for Brandon Overton, who slowed with mechanical issues. He would duck into the pits before rejoining the tail of the field.

The restart found the front runners dicing things up as Clanton continued to set the pace.

Lapped traffic became a factor on lap 20 as Jack Sullivan kept Clanton within striking distance for the lead. Lap 25 found Sullivan and Clanton going door-to-door for the top spot. Sullivan would pull alongside of Clanton on multiple occasions but was unable to complete the pass.

A lap 28 restart saw 12th-starting Chris Madden on the move as he raced into the 3rd position behind Clanton and Sullivan. Action got exciting at the front of the pack over the next several laps with Sullivan initially challenging Clanton for the lead before Madden overtook Sullivan on lap 34.

Following a lap 35 caution Kyle Bronson catapulted into the 2nd position and four laps later he executed a crossover move on Shane Clanton to take the lead entering turn 1.

Bronson held the lead until lap 52, when Chris Madden took control at the front of the pack. Madden would become the third and final leader of the event.

Madden quickly extended his advantage at the front of the field, and not even a caution with just fourteen laps remaining could keep him out of victory lane at the 3/8-mile oval. He crossed the finish line 1.434 seconds ahead of his nearest challenger.

10th-starting Dale McDowell moved into the 2nd spot late in the race with Mississippi’s David Breazeale scoring a career-best 3rd place finish in the crown jewel. Billy Moyer and Morgan Bagley completed the Top 5 finishers.

Heath Beard only led one lap but it was the most important one in the Factory Stock feature. Logan Lux led from the drop of the green flag, but a late-race caution set up a two-lap dash to the checkers. Heading down the backstretch on the final lap Heath Beard shot past for the lead with Jason Byrd in tow. Beard led the final lap to take the victory over Byrd, Lux,Lewis and Carl Kilgore.

The NeSmith Chevrolet Crate Late Model feature featured fast and furious action in the opening laps. Scott Dedwylder jumped to the lead from the pole position and led the first two laps before Kyle Bronson took control on lap 2, when Dedwylder slipped high exiting turn 4.

Bronson, Justin McRee, and Dedwylder battled for the top spot over the next several laps. McCree Led lap 13 with a slider but Bronson took over entering turn 1. Bad luck bit McRee on lap 14, when contact with an infield tire ripped part of the nose off his car and allowed Dedwylder to retake the runner-up spot. McRee would continue with noticeable front-end damage.

Dedwylder took the lead from Bronson just past the halfway mark before Bronson reclaimed the lead on lap 35. Hunter Carroll moved up to 2nd in the closing laps but couldn’t catch Bronson as the Brandon, Florida driver took the $3,000 top prize. Carroll, Jeremy Shaw, Scott Dedwylder, and Josh Banes completed the Top 5 finishers.

The Mississippi Street Stock Series feature went caution, and 15-year-old Spencer Hughes wired the field in the caution-free event to claim the $2,000 victory. Rodney Wing, Johnny Stokes, Lee Ray, and Michael Blade completed the Top 5 finishers.

Magnolia Motor Speedway will return to action on October 6-8 with the annual Fall 40, which will be highlighted by a $5,000-to-win affair. For more information, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

It’s All Good in the Governor’s Cup for Riley Hickman

July 20th, 2016

Cleveland, Tennessee – Another race and another win. It’s that’s simple for Riley Hickman. His hot hand continued on Saturday night, when he powered his Hickman Manufacturing #R1 CVR Super Late Model to the $5,000
victory in the 13th annual Cliburn Tank Lines Governor’s Cup at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

“Brad (Carvin) has got this hot rod really running good right now,” said Hickman with his signature smile. “I always love coming here to Magnolia Motor Speedway, and it feels really great to be standing here in victory
lane.”

Following the Southern All Star Series, Riley Hickman headed to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday night for the 13th annual Governor’s Cup. With 27 Super Late Models registered for action at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval, Hickman registered the 2nd-fastest time in qualifying behind only Wendell Wallace. As a result, he started outside-front-row for the finale. Jumping into the lead early, Riley held off the 24-car field to capture his 12th victory of the season along with a $5,000 payday. Jack Sullivan, David Breazeale, Dane Dacus, and Eric Cooley trailed Hickman to the checkers.

Riley continues to lead the latest SAS standings. Complete results from this event can be found at www.SASDirt.com .

Hickman is currently unsure of where he will race this weekend. Point your browsers to www.RileyHickman.com for the latest team news.

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Man’s Garage, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Riley Hickman, please visit www.RileyHickman.com .

Rick Rickman Reaps the Benefits in CCSDS at The Mag

July 5th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi – Sometimes it’s best to not be in the lead on the final lap, and such was the case for Rick Rickman on Sunday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

The hometown driver capitalized when leader, Dane Dacus, and second-running Hunter Rasdon tangled on the final lap of the 35-lap affair. Rickman shot from 3rd to 1st on the backstretch on the final circuit and led the final half lap to score his first-career COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil win.

“The track had got pretty tough to pass, and I knew my only chance was if Dacus and Rasdon tangled, and that’s exactly what happened there on the final lap,” said Rickman in victory lane in front of an approving crowd. “I just told myself I had to make sure I didn’t get caught up in the deal, and luckily I was able to miss it and get the win. To finally win one of these in front of my hometown crowd really means a lot to me.”

Wendell Wallace grabbed the initial lead from the New Vision Graphics Pole Position and paced the field until a lap-11 restart, when 5th-starting Dane Dacus bolted to the lead. Wallace would quickly fade before retiring two laps later. Dacus paced the field for the next several laps, while Hunter Rasdon, Jack Sullivan, and Rick Rickman diced it up behind him atop the 3/8-mile oval.

As the race approached its closing stages Rasdon began to close on Dacus as the preferred groove became the low side. Exiting turn two on the final lap the pair tangled and both briefly slowed, which allowed Rickman to shoot past for the lead. He led the final lap for the $2,000 triumph. Jack Sullivan jumped to the runner-up spot with Dacus salvaging a 3rd, while Rasdon finished 4th with Ronny Lee Hollingsworth rounding out the Top 5.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger went to Austin Theiss from advancing from the 21st-starting spot to a 10th-place finish. The Henryetta Ford Luck Award was claimed by Kyle Beard after engine issues following a heat-race win forced him to a back-up car and the tail of the grid.

Black Diamond Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by Wendell Wallace with Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 being claimed by Jack Sullivan. M&M Paint & Construction Heat Race #3 was won by Hunter Rasdon with Kyle Beard winning Lucas Oil Heat Race #4.

The Mark Martin Powersports B-Main was won by Jamie Tollison.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series will enjoy a few weeks break before resuming the 2016 season on July 29 at Batesville Motor Speedway (Locust Grove,Arkansas) with a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start program. For more information on the event, please visit www.BatesvilleMotorSpeedway.net .

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Lanigan Nabs First Lucas Oil Win of the Season

June 21st, 2016

COLUMBUS, MS- Darrell Lanigan came from the sixth starting spot to win his first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of the year on Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Lanigan passed race leader Jimmy Owens with 12 laps to go for his second career LOLMDS victory.

It was Lanigan’s first series win since September of 2013, when he won a preliminary at the Knoxville Nationals. Owens finished second, followed by pole sitter Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers. Lanigan debuted a new Georgia Boot/Peak Antifreeze/ Club 29 Race Car for Clint Bowyer Racing and kept a steady pace during the first-half of the race before gradually picking off the top five in front of him during the caution-free 60 lap feature.

“We saved our tires there early on. My car really came on. We built this piece this week. When we hot lapped here on Thursday night it was really in the ground. I’d like to thank Clint and Casey Bowyer for giving me this chance,” said the 46-year-old, who was making his first appearance at the track in ten years. Lanigan; in his first full season running the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for Clint Bowyer Racing; moved into second on lap 34 overtaking Landers for that position. He then tracked down Owens in heavy lapped traffic using the inside lane of the track while Owens stayed up against the wall.

“I think we have one of the best crews out there working on these cars, Anthony, Cory, and everybody else at the race shop. Like I said, I can’t thank those guys enough. We can definitely build on this. I have told these guys all year, we need to be in the ground. We have had a lot of wheel spin this year. We changed a lot on the cars this week and it definitely showed here tonight.” Owens had another podium finish in the R&W Motorsports/E3 Spark Plugs/Barry Wright Race Cars number 20. He led from lap four until he was overtaken by Lanigan on lap 49.

“I stayed up on the topside too long”, said Owens. “The bottom started coming into it and he [Lanigan] had a run on me and I couldn’t hold him off. I was trying to clear that last lapped car and he cut in front of me and it just killed my momentum.

We had a good car here tonight. Congratulations to Darrell and his crew. They deserved the win. We will hopefully build off of these finishes for the rest of the year.” Sheppard in another strong run for the Best Performance Motorsports team came home in third. “I think we had a pretty good car all night long. Both Darrell and Jimmy had good cars tonight. I moved back up to the top and was gaining on those guys.

I had a pretty maneuverable car. We definitely made some good strides tonight,” said last year’s LOLMDS Rookie of the Year. Completing the top ten were Dennis Erb Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Wendell Wallace, Don O’Neal and Earl Pearson Jr.

In preliminary action, Jared Landers set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 45 entrants, with a lap of 13.482 seconds. Brandon Sheppard set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 13.768 seconds. Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Jared Landers, and Jimmy Owens won their respective heat races. Jake O’Neil and Ronny Lee Hollingsworth won their respective B-Mains.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2016 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com.

Clsh at the Mag THIS Weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway

June 18th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi- Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi is eagerly preparing for The Country Pleasin’ Sausage Clash at the MAG, which will be held this weekend, June 16th-18th

The event will feature the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors attempting to tame the “Black Ice” in pursuit of a $20,000-to-win top prize and a total purse in excess of $85,000 plus, as the MAV TV cameras tape all of the action for a future airing.

Defending series champion and event winner, Jonathan Davenport leads the LOLMDS troops into battle this weekend with two-time champ, Scott Bloomquist nipping at his heels. Dennis Erb Jr., who is fresh off his $100,000 victory last weekend in the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora. Three-time LOLMDS champion, Jimmy Owens will look to again conquer the Mag. Other series drivers expected include Jared Landers, Darrell Lanigan, Don O’Neal, Tim McCreadie, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson Jr., Steve Francis, and leading rookie, Colton Flinner.

A strong cast of non-touring drivers will look to upset the LOLMDS regulars. Expected entries include Chris Brown, Brian Rickman, Chad Thrash, Rick Rickman, Bub McCool, Gavin Landers, Dylan Ames, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, David Breazeale, Shay Knight, Neil Baggett, Eric Cooley, Wendell Wallace, and many more.

Entries from more than a dozen states are expected.

Big programs for the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS), NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models, 602 Late Model Stocks (Friday night only), and Factory Stocks (Saturday night only) will also take center stage on the program.

The action opens on Thursday, June 16th with an Open Practice Session for all divisions from 7pm to 10pm. Grandstand admission is free. Pit admission Adults is $20.00 and Kids 6-10 $10.00. Three Day Pit Passes ONLY are $85.00 for Adults and $55.00 for Kids 6-10 years of age.

On Friday, June 17th the event kicks into high gear as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will host time trials and heat race action. In addition, The MSSS Street Stocks will battle in heats races, while the NeSmith Dirt Late Models will battle for $800 to win/$50 to start race event with it being a weekly point’s race. 602 Late Model Stocks will race for $400 to Win/$50 to start ONLY FRIDAY Night. Drivers Meeting is at 7pm sharp with action starting at 8pm on Friday.

Saturday night, June 18th will see the LOLMDS Super Late Models contesting b-main action as well as the 100 lap, main event, which will be taped by the MAV TV cameras for a future broadcast. MSSS Street Stocks in a $1,500 to win/$150 to start event, while the NeSmith Dirt Late Models will battle for $1,000 to win/$75 to start with it being a weekly racing series point’s race and Factory Stocks will battle for $300 to win/$50 to start ONLY SATURDAY night, with it being a weekly racing series points race. Drivers Meeting is at 6:30pm sharp with Action starting at 7:30pm on Saturday.

On Friday night Grandstand Admission is $25.00 for Adults with Kids 6-10 $5.00, and Kids 5 & under free, TWO DAY Grandstand Pass is $50.00. Saturday Night Grandstand Admission is $30.00 for Adults, with Kids 6-10 $5.00, and Kids 5 & under free. Friday Night Pit Admission is $35.00 for Adults with Kids 6-10 years of age $25.00, and kids 5 & under free. Saturday Night Pit Admission is $40.00 for Adults with Kids 6-10 years of age $30.00, and Kids
5 & under free.

Four Wheelers/ATVs/Golf Carts/Side-by-Sides/etc must pay a fee of $25.00 for the weekend.

Purses, Prices, and Race Format Based on 2 Day Show.

For more information, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the track at 662-240-3478 and visit the track’s website at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Jared Landers Wins Prelim at Eldora; LOLMDS at Magnolia Next

June 19th, 2016

Batesville, Arkansas – Jared Landers claimed his second win of the 2016 campaign in his Crop Production Services #777 Mark Martin
Automotive/Sweet Bloomquist/Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model on Friday night during the second round of the Dirt Late Model Dream XXII at Eldora Speedway.

On Thursday night Jared Landers competed at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) in the opening round of the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream. With 72-entries registered for the event sanctioned by the UMP DIRTcar Series, Landers edged his way into one of the two preliminary features with a 5th-place finish in his heat race. Coming from the 10th row, Jared improved six spots in the 25-lap affair recording a 13th-place outing.

The following night Landers followed up the 12th-fastest time in qualifying with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Shannon Babb. Earning the 4th-starting position for the feature, Jared worked his way to the front of the pack on lap-15. Passing race leader, Gregg Satterlee with a daring slider, Jared Landers went on to capture his second win of the season and a $10,000 payday. Landers was trailed by Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Tim McCreadie to the checkers.

Starting on the front row of his heat on Saturday night, Jared needed a 3rd-place finish or better to make the 22nd Annual Dirt Late Model Dream finale. Losing one spot in his 15-lapper, Landers notched a runner-up finish behind Jon Henry, which earned him the 7th-starting spot for the $100,000-to-win, main event. Working his way into the lead on lap-4, Jared would surrender the top spot to a hard-charging, Tim McCreadie on lap-8. Slipping out of the top ten late in the race, Jared Landers recorded a 15th-place finish in the 100-lapper.

“We had a really good car all weekend, and it was good early in the 100-lapper,” noted Landers. “As the race went on though the handle began to go away. One of these days we are going to win a big one at Eldora.”

Full results from these events are available at
www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

This weekend, June 17-18, Jared Landers will return to competiton with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) with a trip to the state-of-the-art Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the annual Clash at the Mag. Landers currently sits 3rd in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the events, please visit
www.LucasDirt.com .

Jared would like to thank all of his sponsors including Crop Production Services, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog Motorsports, ASC Warranty, Burger Fusion Company, Mark Martin Automotive, Double L Motorsports, Sweet Bloomquist Race Cars, Durham Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sweet Manufacturing, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hooker Harness, Mark 4 ATV Superstore, Performance Rod & Custom, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Truck Sales, Lucas Oil Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Racing, Bell Helmets, Fast Shafts, Sunoco Race Fuels, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Jared Landers, please point your browsers to
www.JaredLanders.com .

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Moves to September

May 27th, 2016

Columbus, Mississippi–The 2016 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway is moving from early October to September 22-24.

“For whatever reason it just seems like this year that everybody in the Dirt Late Model world wants to have a big show the weekend of October 7-8, so we decided to take the show to a new weekend,” said Magnolia Motor Speedway promoter, Johnny Stokes. “The September 22-24 weekend looks much more friendly for racers and fans, especially in the South where there a ton of races that weekend. Plus the Mississippi State University football team will be playing on the road that weekend, so that frees up the hotels in the area that weekend, which is always a big challenge.”

The mega event, which is headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start event for Super Late Models, will now open on Thursday, September 22 with an open practice session. Friday evening will find qualifying and heat races contested before Saturday night plays host to B-Mains and the 100 lap finale atop the “Black Ice” at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval. The purse for the Super Late Model portion of the event alone exceeds $70,000.

Also taking center stage throughout the weekend at the event will be the Mississippi Street Stock Series battling for $2,000-to-win, the NeSmith Weekly Late Models racing for $3,000-to-win, and Factory Stocks will also race on Saturday night.

More details will be released in the coming weeks.

With the move of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100, there’s also been a move of the 2nd Annual Fall 40 Street Stock Championship. The event originally slated for September 22-24 at Magnolia Motor Speedway will now be held October 6-8.

“I honestly think that moving the 2nd Annual Fall 40 Street Stock Championship to October will help that event as several tracks will be finished racing for the year by then,” noted Stokes. “That event has become one of my favorite races because there’s so much parity in the Street Stock class and the racing is just awesome. I hope fans will make plans to attend it as well.”

The 2nd Annual Fall 40 Street Stock Championship includes a $5,000-to-win/$400-to-start finale for the Street Stock division.

This Sunday, May 29 Magnolia Motor Speedway will host a program that features the NeSmith Late Model National Touring Series battling for $2,000-To-Win PLUS the RockAuto.Com Super Late Models, NeSmith Street Stocks, 602 Late Model Stocks and Factory Stocks will be action as well.

On Sunday, May 29 the pit gate opens at 3pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is slated for 6:30pm with racing action at 7:30pm. Grandstand Admission is $15.00 for Adults.

Veterans and Active Military will receive a $5.00 discount in grandstands only. Kids 10 and under are Free. Pit Admission is $35.00 for Adults, Kids 6-10 $25.00 and Kids 5 and under Free.

Trackside parking is an additional $15.00 in any unreserved spot.

For more information, 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 State Weekend on Tap for COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

May 14th, 2016

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil heads to the Magnolia State this weekend, May 13-14 for a pair of challenge events with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS).

Last weekend the series found Hunter Rasdon and Wendell Wallace each claiming wins. With the two different victors there have now been five different winners in the first five events of the season for the CCSDS. Austin Rettig, Jack Sullivan, and Scott Bloomquist have also visited victory lane in series competition.

Heading into weekend’s events Austin Rettig from Sikeston, Missouri continues to lead the series standings with a 7-point advantage over defending champion, Jack Sullivan. Hunter Rasdon, Garrett Alberson, Kyle Beard, Jon Mitchell, Kyle Cummings, Austin Theiss, Chandler Petty, and Jonathan Rowan round out the top ten.

Texas-racer, Theiss, continues to pace the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year competition with Rowan, Mason Oberkramer, and Brandon Wilson in tow.

The CCSDS racers will found a formidable challenge awaiting them at both the upcoming weekend’s events as the MSCCS competitors will look to defend their home turf. MSCCS will be led into battle by defending champion, Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi. McCool will likely be joined by Brian Rickman, Dean Carpenter, Howard Means, Kody Barber, Terry Mosley, Rick Rickman, Chad Thrash, Brett White, and a host of others.

The weekend opens on Friday, May 13 at Wesley Washington’s Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) with a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start, 35-lap affair. This will mark the first of three appearances by the CCSDS at the ¼-mile oval in 2016. Bub McCool, Hunter Rasdon, and Tyler Erb all found victory at the facility in 2015. Grandstand admission will be $20 for adults with kid’s (ages 6-to-14) $5, and kids (ages-5-and-under) free. Pit admission is $35 for adults with kids (ages 6-14) $10 and kids (ages 5-and-under) free. A weekly racing series event for local divisions will accompany the program. Gates open at 4:00 p.m. with racing action at 7:00 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

Saturday, May 14 takes the CCSDS to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for a $2,500-to-win/$400-to-start, 40 lap event. Saturday’s event will mark the first of two appearances at the facility for the CCSDS this season. Bub McCool scored the win in 2015 as the series made its debut at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval. NeSmith Crate Late Models, Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks will also be a part of the program. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults with kids (ages 10-and-under) Free with a paying adult. Pit admission is $35 for adults with kids (ages 6-to-10) $25, while kids (5-and-under) are Free. The pit gate opens at 3:00 p.m. with grandstands opening at 5:00 p.m. Racing action is slated for 7:00 p.m. For more information on the facility, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

The entry fee will be $110 each night at the CCSDS trailer with non-transfer drivers receiving $100.

Racers please note that an 8” spoiler will be mandatory for all cars. COMPCams Super Dirt Series suspension rules will apply. For more information, please view the rules at www.COMPDirt.com .

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil is sponsored by and would like to thank all of their sponsors including- COMP Cams, Lucas Oil, Hoosier Tire South, Kuntz and Co. Racing Engines, New Vision Graphics, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Henryetta Ford, Black Diamond Chassis, Mark Martin Powersports, Arctic Cat, Wilwood, Allen Manufacturing, Boston’s Sports Bar and Restaurant, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Woodco, Mark Martin Automotive Group, Mid-State Golf Cars, Henryetta Ford, M&M Paint and Construction, Ronald Surrett Contracting, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Wilwood, Central Arkansas Pest Services and Keyser Manufacturing.

For the latest information on the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Riley Hickman Surges Late to Magnolia Win; Deep Fried 75 Next

October 17th, 2015

Cleveland, Tennessee – Riley Hickman took the lead in the closing laps of the NeSmith Crate Late Model portion of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 in his Hickman Manufacturing #R1 Austin Trucking/Club 29 Super Late Model before racing to the $3,000 victory.

Riley Hickman made the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday night for the two-day, Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. Powering both his Super and Crate Late Model, Hickman was competing in a field of 66 Super Late Models for the $20,000-to-win, A-Main on Saturday. Needing a 3rd spot or better to qualify for the finale via his heat race, Riley failed to earn a transfer spot. As a result he ran the B-Main on Saturday night, where he fell just short of qualifying for the main event.

In a field of 52 NeSmith Crate Late Models, Riley enjoyed a much better outing. A 3rd place finish rewarded him with an eighth row, starting spot for the $3,000-to-win, A-Main. Gaining fourteen spots, Riley Hickman took the lead with just six laps remaining in the 50-lap affair. He would go on to score his eighth Crate Late Model victory of the season and sixteen overall with Evan Ellis, Justin McRee, Daniel Bridgman, and Jeremy Shaw rounding out the top five.

“We were just a tick off where we needed to be all weekend in the Super Late Model, but we had an awesome car in the Crate Late Model division,” said Hickman. “That was a really tough field of competitors, so to come from so deep in the field to win was really cool.”

Complete results from these events can be found at www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

Hickman will pull double duty again this weekend as he travels to Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) for the 4th Annual Deep Fried 75. The Super Late Model division will battle for a $12,000 top prize, while the United Crate Racing Alliance (UCRA) Super Late Models will compete for a $2,500 winner’s check. For more information on the event, please visit www.DuckRiverRacewayPark.com .

Riley Hickman would like to thank all of his sponsors including Hickman Manufacturing Company, American Billet, RH Designs, CVR Race Cars, Austin Trucking, A-1 Towing and Recovery, Competition Racing Equipment, MRC Racing Components, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Performance Masters Inc., All-Star Graphix, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hoosier Racing Tires, JRI Shocks, VP Race Fuels, Comp Cams, Weld Wheels, FSR Racing Products, Design 500, Fel-Pro, KRC Power Steering, Wiles Racing Drive Shafts, Old Mans Garage, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Riley Hickman, please visit www.RileyHickman.com .

Morgan Bagley Claims Career Win in Magnolia State 100

October 17th, 2015

Longview, Texas- Morgan Bagley claimed the biggest win of his career over the weekend by topping the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway in his P&W Sales #14m Black Diamond by Club 29/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

On Friday night Morgan Bagley returned to action by making the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the two-day, Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100. Drawing a stacked field of sixty-six Super Late Models for the unsanctioned event, Bagley scored a runner-up finish to Billy Moyer Jr. in his heat race, giving him a starting spot for the main event on Saturday night.

Coming from 7th, Morgan took the lead on two separate occasions before ultimately holding off Dale McDowell’s late race charge to score his first victory of the 2015 season. Pocketing a $20,000 payday, Morgan Bagley was followed across the finish line b Dale McDowell, Dennis Erb Jr., Don O’Neal, and Billy Moyer Jr. in the 100-lap affair.

“This has been such a tough year that when he (Erb) passed me for the lead, I just started thinking that maybe I would never win one of these races,” said an emotional Bagley in victory lane. “But then I got up on the wheel and kept digging and was able to get back to the lead. This is a very special win for me and my team, and I just wish our team owner, Wayman McMillan was here to enjoy it with us.”

Full results from this event are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

Next on tap for the team is a trip to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on October 23rd-24th for the 21st Annual Coors Light Fall Classic. The unsanctioned event posts a $15,000 top prize. For more information on the event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com .

Morgan Bagley would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include P&W Sales (Oil Field Manufacturers Rep.), MSI (Pumps, Valves, & Manifolds), P&W Iron Works, GottaRace.com, Bert Transmission, Frankland Rear-End, Arizona Sports Shirts, Racing Optics, Sunoco Race Fuels, Barnes Systems, MSD, STP, Wiles Racing, Integra Shock, FK Rod Ends, JE Pistons, J&J Motorsports, Hypercoils, Outerwears Performance Products, Wilwood, Wix Filters, Armor All, COMP Cams, XS Power, Hoosier Tire Southwest, Wrisco Aluminum, TWM Racing Products, Day Motorsports, Quickcar Racing Products, Performance Race Engineering, Keyser Manufacturing, Midwest Sheet Metal, Performance Race Engineering, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Morgan Bagley and McMillan Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.MorganBagley.com .

Morgan Bagley Claims Career-Win in Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100

October 12th, 2015

Columbus, Mississippi – On Saturday evening the Cooper’s Country Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Premier Ford was the scene of the biggest win of Morgan Bagley’s career. The Longview, Texas racer overcame a late-race battle to score the $20,000 victory.

Billy Moyer Jr. and Randy Weaver brought the field to the green flag for the 100-lap affair. Moyer Jr. bolted to the lead at the drop of the green flag with Don O’Neal, Randy Weaver, Brandon Sheppard, and Morgan Bagley in pursuit.

During the opening circuits Moyer Jr. rapidly extended his advantage, and by lap 11 he found himself in lapped traffic. While the leader negotiated lapped traffic a great battle raged supreme for the runner-up position. O’Neal, Weaver, and Bagley raced three wide. O’Neal ultimately took possession of the spot with Bagley moving into the 3rd position.

The first caution of the event flew on lap 14, when Wendell Wallace slowed with nose damage. At the time of the caution Moyer Jr. held the lead over O’Neal, Bagley, Weaver, and Steve Francis.

A couple of additional caution flags plagued the ensuing laps before the race restarted for the final time following a Jason Hiett caution on lap 22. The next several laps found Moyer Jr., O’Neal, and Bagley competing for the top spot.

On lap 43 Bagley slipped under Moyer Jr. to take the lead as the frontrunners endured lapped traffic. Erb Jr. moved into 2nd just past the halfway mark and set his sights on Bagley.

Lapped traffic again intervened on lap 62, when Dennis Erb Jr. became the third different leader of the race. While Erb and Bagley skirted away from the field, O’Neal, Moyer Jr. and McDowell raced three wide for 3rd.

On lap 76 Bagley overtook Erb for the lead in lapped traffic. He would go on to drive away from the field to claim the biggest win of his career. Dale McDowell raced to 2nd in the closing laps but was unable to catch Bagley. Dennis Erb Jr., Don O’Neal, and Billy Moyer Jr. completed the top five finishers.

“This has been such a tough year that when he (Erb) passed us for the lead, I just started thinking that maybe I would never win one of these races,” said an emotional Bagley. “But then I got up on the wheel and kept digging and was able to get back to the lead. This is a very special win for me and my team, and I just wish our team owner, Wayman McMillan was here to enjoy it with us.”

16th starting, Evan Ellis overtook Justin McRee on a lap 20 restart, and looked to be on his way to the victory in the $3,000-to-win, NeSmith Chevrolet Crate Late Model finale. However, Riley Hickman, who started 15th took the lead with just six laps remaining to claim the victory in the 50-lapper. Ellis, McRee, Daniel Bridgman, and Jeremy Shaw completed the top five finishers.

The weekend came to a close with the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) feature, which posted a $2,000-to-win, 30-lap feature. Brooks Strength and Justin McRee paced the field, but it was Brandon Leftwich, who took the lead on the first lap. Lap 2 found Brooks Strength assuming the top spot. A rash of cautions ensued over the next few laps. Brooks Strength went on to take the win, but it was far from easy as Ronald Dunn applied pressure for the duration. Trey Bright, Ronald Dunn, Brandon Leftwich, and Michael Williams.

Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action on November 6th-7th with the annual USCS Fall Brawl. The event will see USCS Modifieds, NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and 602 Late Model Stocks in action on Friday night. Saturday night’s program will be headlined by the USCS Outlaw Sprint Cars and Super Late Models along with USCS Modifieds, NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and 602 Late Model Stocks. For more information on the event, please contact Pete Walton at 770-865-6097 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

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 Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Just 24 Hours Until the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Comes Alive

October 7th, 2015

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 October 8th-10th at Magnolia Motor Speedway Presented by Cooper’s Country Meat Packers and Premier Ford

Columbus, Mississippi- In just a tick over 24 hours the annual Cooper’s Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Premier Ford will come to life at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi as the event will be held on Thursday-Saturday, October 8th-10th, 2015.

A star-studded field of Super Late Models are preparing to take aim on the state-of-the-art, 3/8 mile oval. Super Late Model pre-entries from more than a dozen states have been received. Just some of the drivers voicing an intent to enter the event include Billy Moyer, Shane Clanton, Bub McCool, Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, Bobby Pierce, Steve Francis, Don O’Neal, Garrett Alberson, Riley Hickman, Billy Moyer Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Jared Landers, Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast Jr., Jason Feger, Morgan Bagley, Chris Brown, Devin Moran, Matt Westfall, Henry Cooper, Chase Junghans, Wendell Wallace, Brian Rickman, Rick Rickman, Kyle Beard, Neil Baggett, Ashley Newman, Jack Sullivan, Randy Weaver, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Chad Thrash, Hunter Rasdon, Tyler Erb, and a host of others.

The 2015 Cooper’s Country Meat Packers Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Premier Ford will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap Super Late Model event. Also in action will be NeSmith Late Models battling for $3,000-to-win, MSSS Street Stocks racing for $2,000-to-win, and Factory Stocks competing for $300-to-win on 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 $100.00 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 Factory Stock division will be in action SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY as they compete for $300-to-win Saturday Night ONLY.
Factory Stock Purse 1- $300, 2- $150, 3- $100, 4- $90, 5-$80, 6- $70, 7- $60, 8-24- $40.

Open practice begins Thursday night, October 8th 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 Factory Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.

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 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts: EVENT FORMAT

Thursday, October 8th * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grand Stand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $85

Friday, October 9th 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: $50
Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.
Friday Children 6-10 $25 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, October 10th Schedule:
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 Factory Stocks Heat Races plus Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

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.

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Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 October 8th-10th at Magnolia Motor Speedway

September 19th, 2015

Columbus, Mississippi–Just a few weeks remain 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 8th-10th, 2015.

The 2015 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Cooper’s Country Meat Packers will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap Super Late Model event. Also in action will be NeSmith Late Models battling for $3,000-to-win, MSSS Street Stocks racing for $2,000-to-win, and Factory Stocks competing for $300-to-win on Saturday night ONLY.

Super Late Model Competitors have until Saturday, October 3rd 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.

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for year $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

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.

The Factory Stock division will be in action SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY as they compete for $300-to-win Saturday Night ONLY.

Open practice begins Thursday night, October 8th 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 Factory Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.

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 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.

“Clash at the Mag” Airs on NBC Sports Network This Sunday

September 12th, 2015

WAYCROSS, GA – The E3 Spark Plugs “Clash at the Mag” – Presented by General Tire will air on NBC Sports Network Sunday, Seotember 13th at 6:00PM EST. This must-see event was held on June 13th at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, MS.

A strong contingent of the nation’s top dirt late model talents battled a grueling 100-laps at the historic Magnolia Motor Speedway, all chasing the $20,000 top prize. The award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios were on hand to capture all the action, which includes: multiple camera angles, driver interviews, on-board cameras, and various technical segments.

To view a complete television schedule, visit: www.lucasdirt.com/schedule/tv-schedule. For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV
Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between. MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.mavtv.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy.

Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production

Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.lucasoil.com.

Eric Cooley Revisits Magnolia Victory Lane

September 10th, 2015

Fulton, MS – Eric Cooley piloted his Bryson Motorsports #33b Eric Cooley Trucking/Barry Wright Super Late Model to his seventh win of the 2015 campaign on Saturday evening at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Eric Cooley and Team Bryson Motorsports made the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday night for a busy weekend. Action opened with a NeSmith feature that was delayed by rain in May as well as a new $1,000-to-win, NeSmith Late Model event. Starting with the delayed A-Main from May 24th, Eric logged a solid 6th place finish in a field of twenty-four entries. Coming from 17th place in the 2nd feature of the night, Eric Cooley improved thirteen spots retiring a 4th place finish behind Jeremy Shaw, Chase Edge, and Jason Cliburn, with Nick Thrash coming in 5th.

On Saturday night Eric was pulling double duty competing in both the Crate and Super Late Model divisions. In a stout field of forty-one NeSmith Crate Late Models, Cooley earned a 5th row starting spot for the feature event. Battling for a top five finish, Eric Cooley fell two spots short with a 7th place outing.

With twenty-eight Super Late Models signed in on Saturday, Eric earned the pole position starting spot for the A-Main. He raced to the lead on the fourth circuit before ultimately capturing his seventh victory of the season with Shay Knight, Scott Dedwylder, Jamie Tollison, and Ryan King rounding out the top five.

Full results from this event are available at www.NeSmithRacing.com and www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Eric will enjoy an off weekend this week. He is currently unsure of when his next race will be, so please check back to www.EricCooleyRacing.com and www.BrysonMotorsports.com for the latest team news.

Eric and everyone at Cooley Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include 78 Towing & Recovery Inc., Cooley Transport Inc, Bryson Motorsports, Eric Cooley Trucking, DJ Transportation, O.H. Hendricks, Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, GW Performance, SEG, Hooker Harness, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Cooley Motorsports is currently looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information on joining the team, please visit www.EricCooleyRacing.com.

For more information on Eric Cooley and Bryson Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.EricCooleyRacing.com and www.BrysonMotorsports.com.

First-Career, Southern All Star Win Scored by Bub McCool

July 29th, 2015

Vicksburg, MS- Bub McCool continued his banner season behind the wheel of his McCool Logging #57J RBT Motorsports/Club 29 Race Car/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model by scoring the $10,000 victory in the 12th Annual Governor’s Cup at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

Bub McCool traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Friday to compete in the two-day event hosted by the Southern All Stars (SAS) Late Model Series. In a field of 39 Super Late Models, Bub topped Chad Thrash in his heat race, earning a spot for the $10,000 to win feature event on Saturday. The 3rd starting McCool worked his way into the lead late in the race after a tight battle with Randy Weaver, en route to winning his first-career Southern All Stars Series feature. McCool recorded his 7th win of the season with Randy Weaver, Wendell Wallace, Scott Dedwylder, and Billy Moyer Jr. completing the top five.

“Randy (Weaver) had a great car the whole race, but my car just kept getting better and we were finally able to pass him in the last few laps,” said McCool. “This season has just been amazing so far. It seems like we are getting better and better every night. I want to thank Randy Thompson, my sponsors, my crew, and my great fans for their support.”

For full results from this event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

This weekend, July 24th-25th, Bub will travel to the familiar confines of Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for a pair of events. On Friday evening the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models will sanction a $2,000-to-win event, while Saturday night will see the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models rolling into town for a $2,500-to-win program. For more information on the events, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net, www.COMPDirt.com and www.StateSeries.com.

Bub McCool would like to thank his sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Little Randy’s Hunting Camp, RBT Motorsports, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Triple B Trucking, Thompson’s Auto Repair, Hoosier Tire South, Club 29 Race Cars, Eibach Springs, Good Hope Lumber, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Print Worx, GottaRace.com, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Bub McCool, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com.

Jared Landers Finishes 2nd at Clash at the Mag; Three Day Race Weekend Next

June 19th, 2015

Batesville, Arkansas – Jared Landers powered his Crop Production Services #777 Mark Martin Automotive/Sweet Bloomquist/Durham Racing EngineSuper Late Model to a runner-up finish in the Clash at the Mag.

On Friday night Jared Landers made the trip to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the two day Clash at the Mag, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). With forty-three Super Late Models on hand, in hopes to bring home the $20,000 payday Saturday, Landers scored a 2nd place finish in his heat transferring him into the 100 lap feature event on Saturday evening. Following a 8th place starting spot in the finale, Jared charged through the field to place 2nd behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport with Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal and Brandon Sheppard completing the top five finishers in the $20,000-to-win affair.

“We had a really good car all weekend,” said Landers. “My crew guys told me after the race that in the last ten or so laps that I was actually turning faster laps than Jonathan (Davenport). However, I know that catching him and passing him would’ve been two different things.”

Jared concluded by noting, “It just feels good to be a contender again. Every time that we unload I feel like we have a chance now. I have to thank my crew and sponsors for their great support and help. Hopefully we can knock some more wins down in the very near future.

Jared is 11th in the latest LOLMDS standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

The #777 Double L Motorsports team will enter a trio of $10,000-to-win, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) events this weekend. Action opens on Thursday evening at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) before moving to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Friday evening. The weekend will draw to a close on Saturday night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee). More information on the events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

Jared would like to thank all of his sponsors including Crop Production Services, Bad Boy Mowers, Big Dog Motorsports, ASC Warranty, Burger Fusion Company, Mark Martin Automotive, Double L Motorsports, Durham Racing Engines, Hoosier Tire, FK Rod Ends, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sweet Manufacturing, Stealth Racing Carburetors, Hooker Harness, Mark 4 ATV Superstore, Performance Rod & Custom, Penske Shocks, Hawkeye Truck Sales, Lucas Oil Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Butlerbuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Racing, Bell Helmets, Fast Shafts, Sunoco Race Fuels, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest news, updates, and other information regarding Jared Landers, please point your browsers towww.JaredLanders.com .

“Clash at the Mag” Up Next!

June 7th, 2015

WAYCROSS, GA – The nation’s top dirt late model talents will converge on Magnolia Motor Speedway, in Columbus, Mississippi, for the annual Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Clash at the Mag.” This mega event, held June 11-13th, will see the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, along with a talented group of local and regional standouts attempt to tame the “black ice” in pursuit of a $20,000 top prize.

Activities will get underway on Thursday, June 11th, with an open practice session for all divisions from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Action on Friday, June 12th includes Miller Welders Time Trials and Heat Races for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In addition, the MSSS Street Stocks and NeSmith Dirt Late Models will also be in competition on Friday night. Activities Saturday, June 13th will feature B-Mains for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the 100-lap, “Clash at the Mag” main event. NeSmith Dirt Late Models, MSSS Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks will cap off the weekend action.

With the postponement of the 23rd Annual Show-Me 100, the “Clash at the Mag” becomes the first event in the ASi Racewear Crown Jewel Cup – Presented by DirtonDirt.com.

The Crown Jewel Cup program will award points to drivers at the ten crown jewel events, within the series schedule, that pay $20,000 or more to the winner. The driver that maintains perfect attendance throughout the season and earns the most points, within these ten events, will receive a $10,000 bonus at the championship awards banquet. Drivers finishing second and third in the Crown Jewel Cup will also receive cash awards. The award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios will tape the event for broadcast on NBC Sports Network and MAVTV Motorsports Network at a later date. The “Clash at the Mag” is part of the Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs, which boasts a $10,000 cash award at the series year-end awards banquet. Earl Pearson Jr. leads the current Bad Boy Mowers TV Race Challenge standings by a slim five-point margin over Jonathan Davenport.

Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Georgia leads the current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings over four-time champion, Earl Pearson Jr. Three-time champion, Jimmy Owens and defending champion, Don O’Neal are tied for third. Two-time champion, Scott Bloomquist completes the top five in series standings. Sixth through tenth include: Devin Moran, Steve Francis, Brandon Sheppard, Dennis Erb Jr., and Eddie Carrier Jr.

Track Information
Magnolia Motor Speedway
495 Hwy 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701
Track Phone #: (662) 240-3478
Promoter: Johnny Stokes Website: www.magnoliadirt.com
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Tire Rule:
Left Rear/Fronts – Hoosier Rib 1350
Right Rear – Hoosier 03, 06, LM40
Event Purse: $20,000 to win- 1. $20,000, 2. $10,000, 3. $6,000, 4. $4,000, 5. $3,500, 6. $2,500, 7. $2,100, 8. $2,000, 9. $1,800, 10. $1,750, 11. $1,650, 12. $1,600, 13. $1,550, 14. $1,500, 15. $1,450, 16. $1,400, 17. $1,350, 18. $1,300, 19. $1,250, 20. $1,200, 21. $1,200, 22. $1,200, 23. $1,200, 24. $1,200.

For the latest breaking news concerning the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, including the latest series standings, 2015 tour schedule, driver information, and more visit the official website at: www.lucasdirt.com. Follow the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on your favorite Social Media outlets at: www.facebook.com/lucasdirt, www.twitter.com/lucasdirt, and www.instagram.com/lucasdirt.

About Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Founded in 2005, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series is the nation’s premier dirt late model sanctioning organization. In 2015, the LOLMDS will sanction 50 events in 19 states. The series is owned by the parent company Lucas Oil Products Inc. and receives national exposure through a TV package filmed, produced and edited by Lucas Oil Production Studios. LOLMDS events will be broadcast on four TV Networks including CBS, NBC Sports, CBS Sports Network and the MAVTV. For more information about the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series visit the official website at: www.Lucasdirt.com.

About MAVTV Owned and operated by Lucas Oil Products, MAVTV is a television network with its roots deep in the automotive world. MAVTV offers an unparalleled line-up of exclusive motorsports, that includes prestigious events such as the Chili Bowl, The AMA Pro Motocross series, the Lucas Oil Challenge Cup and NHRA Drag Racing. But MAVTV goes far beyond the national mainstream events and also covers multitudes of grassroots series’ from across the globe: Drag boats, sprint boats, drag racing, pro pulling, rally racing, drifting, dirt racing, ice racing and everything in between. MAVTV also knows you don’t have to be a race fan to be an automotive enthusiast, which is why we have developed a package of automotive reality and custom build shows that is truly second to none. If it has a motor, it’s on MAVTV…MAVTV is THE motorsports network. To learn more about MAVTV go to: www.mavtv.com.

About Lucas Oil Products
Founded in 1989 by Forrest and Charlotte Lucas, Lucas Oil Products, Inc. has established itself as one of the fastest-growing lubrication product lines in the consumer automotive aftermarket, featuring a line of engine oils, greases, gear lubes, problem-solving additives, and car-care products. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas Oil has established itself as a worldwide leader in the lubrication industry. Motorsports has always been part of the Lucas Oil culture and the cornerstone of the company’s marketing strategy. Such passion for motorsports has inspired Lucas Oil to sponsor many race teams, events and series at all levels, including, NHRA, IRL, ASCS, NASCAR, IHRA and many more. Lucas Oil has also taken ownership and operational control of a number of high profile racing properties, such as: Lucas Oil Off Road Racing Series, Lucas Oil Drag Boat Series, Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League, Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Lucas Oil Modified Series, Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, MO. and the Lucas Oil I-10 Speedway in Blythe, CA.

In 2007 Lucas Oil founded its own production house, Lucas Oil Production Studios, dedicated to producing high action motorsports television. Currently Lucas Oil Production Studios produces over 300 hours of original programming for networks such as CBS, CBS Sports, NBC Sports and MAVTV. More information about Lucas Oil Products, Inc. visit the company website at: www.lucasoil.com.

Bub McCool Sweeps Weekend Action in Mississippi

May 15th, 2015

Vicksburg, MS- Bub McCool enjoyed a stellar weekend in his McCool Logging #57J RBT Motorsports/Club 29 Race Car/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model as he scored back-to-back victories in his home state of Mississippi.

Bub McCool won a thriller on Friday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) and COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models went head-to-head in a $2,000-to-win event.

Thirty-three competitors registered for action, and via preliminary action Bub earned the 10th starting spot for the 40 lap finale. As the recent went green he quickly began working his way forward through the field. With the race approaching the closing laps McCool began to catch the leader, Brian Rickman. On the final lap McCool made his move on Rickman, and won the drag race to the checkered flag to claim the win by a matter of inches. Rickman, Kyle Beard, Robert Baker, and Duke Palasini rounded out the top five finishers. The victory was his second of the year.

Looking to back up his performance, Bub traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday evening for another challenge event between the two series. With 47 entries on hand Bub overcame a battle with Billy Moyer to score the $2,500 victory. He was followed across the finish line by Moyer, Dane Dacus, Chad Thrash, and Rick Rickman.

“Even though I’m still learning how to adjust my driving style to these Club 29 cars, I’m already loving the feel of them,” said an elated McCool. “Greenville has always been good to me, but it’s been a while since I won at Magnolia, so that really says a lot about how good these cars are.”

Full results from the event are available at www.COMPDirt.com .

Bub is unsure of when his next event will be, so keep your browsers locked to www.BubMcCool.com for the latest news.

Bub McCool would like to thank his sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Little Randy’s Hunting Camp, RBT Motorsports, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Triple B Trucking, Thompson’s Auto Repair, Hoosier Tire South, Club 29 Race Cars, Eibach Springs, Good Hope Lumber, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, Print Worx, GottaRace.com, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Bub McCool, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com .

Ashley Newman Sweeps Golden Egg Classic at Magnolia

April 9th, 2015

Ripley, Tennessee – Ashley Newman continued his red-hot start to the 2015 season over the weekend by capturing back-to-back, NeSmith Weekly Racing Series victories at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi), which were held as a part of the inaugural Golden Egg Classic.

Twenty-three Crate Late Models registered for Friday night’s, $800-to-win program. With the top ten qualifiers locking into the 20-lap main event, Newman earned the third starting position on the grid in his Greg’s Sawmill #73 Upton Motorsports/Bob Pierce Crate Late Model. Unfortunately, rain moved into the area shortly after preliminary action was complete, forcing officials to postpone the balance of the program to Saturday night.

When action resumed on Saturday, Ashley took control from Shay Knight near the halfway point in Friday night’s make-up feature. Newman held the point in the closing laps to score the win over Knight, Mike Palasini Jr., Justin McRee, and Kyle Shaw.

Saturday night’s. $1,000-to-win race drew a stout field of thirty-seven entries to the state-of-the-art oval, and Newman raced into the fifth starting spot on the feature grid via time trials. Much like earlier in the night, Newman methodically worked his way toward the front of the pack to take the lead from Justin McRee just past the halfway mark. Newman led the final circuits en route to his fifth straight victory over, Jeremy Shaw, Shay Knight, Johnny Stocks, and Mike Palasini Jr.

“Wow, it’s just unbelievable how good this car is right now,” said Newman. “It’s a direct reflection of just how hard my team is working, and I couldn’t be more honored to get to drive this hot rod every weekend.”

Complete results from the weekend are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

The team tentatively plans to enter the season opener at Kentucky Lake Motor Speedway (Calvert City, Kentucky) this Saturday night, April 11th. For more information, please visit the track website at www.KyLakeSpeedway.com .

Upton Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Greg’s Sawmill, 45 Race Shop, Best One Tire & Service, Gary Beard Trucking, Bob Pierce Race Cars, Rod End Supply, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, Ace Sign Company, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Ashley Newman and Upton Motorsports, please visit www.AshleyNewman.com and www.UptonMotorsports.com .

Scott Bloomquist Picks the Cotton Again at Magnolia Motor Speedway

October 12th, 2014

Columbus, Mississippi – 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.”

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.

Full results from all divisions will be posted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com on Sunday morning.

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

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

October 11th, 2014

Columbus, Mississippi– 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.

O’Neal Wins Exhilarating Clash at the Mag

June 16th, 2014

COLUMBUS, MS – In a terrific race amongst the top two in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship points standings, Don O’Neal topped Jimmy Owens to win the “Clash at the Mag” Saturday Night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. O’Neal became the first repeat winner in the $20,000-to-win event, sponsored by the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau.

With the enormous crowd on its feet, O’Neal and Owens swapped the lead four times during the race. O’Neal forged ahead for good on lap 90. Owens finished second, followed by Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist, and Timothy Culp.

“What a race,” exclaimed O’Neal afterwards in front of the cheering standing room only crowd. “He started to drive off from me there with about 30 to go. I closed the gap on him, and then the caution came out. I thought I had a shot when that last caution came out. I changed my line for a moment, and the car started taking off better, and then I was able to run him down,” said the winner who extended his series points lead over Owens to 30 points.

“I wasn’t even looking at my guys towards the end. I was just concentrating on hitting my marks. We just kept digging, like the Show-Me 100. The track was awesome all night. Thanks to Johnny Stokes for a great race track and the fans for coming out tonight to see us race. I have to thank Barry and Lance Wright, Clint Bowyer Racing, Peak Antifreeze and Motor Oil, Crawford Supply, Sunoco, and Clements Racing Engines.

Randy Weaver led the first 28 laps of the 100 lap event, jumping to the lead from his outside pole position at the start. O’Neal, who started fourth, tracked down Weaver taking the lead away from him on lap 29. Owens started ninth and then made his way past Weaver to take over the second spot. Owens then pulled alongside O’Neal for several laps clearing him for the lead on lap 40.

Owens held the top spot until O’Neal passed him again on lap 73. O’Neal then battled with Owens for the next dozen laps as the two had the capacity crowd on its feet. Owens battled back, regaining the point on lap 86. Owens’ reign as the leader was limited when O’Neal charged back into the lead for good with ten laps remaining.

“That was pretty exciting,” said Owens. “That should be a great race for television. I hope the fans here enjoyed that. O’Neal got around me, and I got back by him. We went back-and-forth so many times I lost track after awhile. Congrats to O’Neal, he had a good car, the track was really racy. We could run all over the track, high, low, in the middle,” said the driver of the Reece Monument Company, Club 29 Race Cars entry.

Pearson had a birds-eye view for the race up front between O’Neal and Owens, and was pleased with his third place finish. “I thought I had a chance to catch Jimmy near the end, but we came up just short. The track was super tonight. With all the rain they had this week, they did a tremendous job on track prep. I have to thank Bobby Labonte, Lucas Oil Products, MAV TV and the entire crew.”

Completing the top ten were Jared Landers, Randy Weaver, Chad Thrash, Steve Francis, and Chris Wall. In preliminary action, Randy Weaver set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 14.109 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr. set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.139 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, and Don O’Neal won their respective heat races. Steve Francis and Wendell Wallace won their respective B-Mains.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Carrier and Weaver on the Front Row for Saturday’s Clash at the Mag

June 15th, 2014

COLUMBUS, MS – Eddie Carrier Jr. and Randy Weaver will make up the front row for Saturday Night’s Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Scott Bloomquist and current Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points leader Don O’Neal will make up the second row for the 100-lap $20,000 to win event.

Carrier jumped to the lead at the start of the Fast Shafts heat race number one and led every lap of the first heat to earn the pole position for Saturday Night’s main event. The race for second place was quite a battle throughout the entire 10 laps. Chase Washington; who was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma two years ago at age 20,has overcome that disease to race again and outran LOLMDS regulars, Jimmy Owens and John Blankenship to make his first series feature event.

In the Eibach Springs second heat race, Scott Bloomquist picked up the win. Bloomquist dominated the event from the start, finishing ahead by several car lengths over Bub McCool, who rallied from his fifth starting spot to finish second, ahead of Timothy Culp and Neil Baggett.

In the Simpson Performance Products third heat race, the battle between Randy Weaver and Earl Pearson Jr. was phenomenal. Weaver was driving a brand new Longhorn Chassis and raced side-by-side with Pearson for several laps with Pearson edging out front early. Weaver battled back on the top side passing Pearson late in the heat and pulled away for the victory. Pearson finished second followed by Chris Wall and Jared Landers.

The FK Rod Ends fourth and final heat was all Don O’Neal. O’Neal took the lead at the start and was never challenged as he took the win to start fourth in tomorrow night’s feature event Leading Dunn-Benson Ford Rookie of the Year candidate Jason Hughes finished second followed by Eric Cooley and Chad Thrash.

In preliminary action, Randy Weaver set the overall Miller Welders Fast Time (Group B) amongst the 44 entrants, with a lap of 14.109 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr. set the fastest time in Group A with a time of 14.139 seconds. Eddie Carrier Jr., Scott Bloomquist, Randy Weaver, and Don O’Neal won their respective heat races.

For the latest breaking news on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, log onto www.lucasdirt.com and follow the series on www.facebook.com/lucasdirt and www.twitter.com/lucasdirt.

Eric Cooley Increases Win Tally to Eight for 2013 Season

August 16th, 2013

Fulton, MS – Eric Cooley parked his #33 Bryson Motorsports/Barry Wright/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model in victory lane on Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) to register his eighth win of the 2013 campaign!

Nineteen Super Late Models entered the program, and after qualifying 3rd fastest in time trials he locked into the 3rd starting spot for the finale. Cooley raced at the front of the pack throughout the event before taking the lead on lap 15. Once out front he never relinquished the lead to score the win over Richie Stephens, Jamie Tollison, Jason Brock, and Brent Barrett.

“I really had to work hard for that win tonight,” an elated Cooley said in victory lane. “I can’t thank Norman (Bryson) and all of my sponsors enough for their great support. This win is for them.”

Full results from the racing program are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Eric will take the upcoming weekend off from racing before resuming action on August 24th with a trip to the “Baddest Bullring in the South,” Columbus, Mississippi for a Weekly Racing Series Event. Full results from both divisions are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

This Saturday, June 1st Eric will once again take his Super Late Model and Crate Late Model entries into battle at Columbus Speedway in a Weekly Racing Series Event. For more information on the event please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net .

Eric and everyone at Cooley Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include 78 Towing & Recovery Inc., Cooley Transport Inc, Bryson Motorsports, Eric Cooley Trucking, DJ Transportation, O.H. Hendricks, Rhino Wraps, Victory Circle By Moyer, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Hooker Harness, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Cooley Motorsports is currently looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information on joining the team, please visit www.EricCooleyRacing.com .

For more information on Eric Cooley and Bryson Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.EricCooleyRacing.com and www.BrysonMotorsports.com .

Billy Moyer Jr. Scores Top Ten at the Mag; LOLMDS Triple Header Next

June 21st, 2013

Batesville, Arkansas –Billy Moyer Jr. powered his #21jr Sparks Motorsports/Henderson Motorsports/NXS Power Line/Victory Circle by Moyer/Pro Power Racing Engine to a top ten finish over the weekend in the annual Clash at the Mag at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

It was back to business for Billy Moyer Jr. and Jr. Motorsports with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) over the weekend as he traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the annual Clash at the Mag.

Forty-six Super Late Models converged on the state-of-the-art oval, and a third place finish in his heat race on Friday evening transferred Billy to the ninth starting spot for Saturday evening’s 100 lap finale. A massive crowd and the Lucas Oil Production Studio cameras were on hand to catch all of the action in the $20,000-to-win feature on Saturday night, and Moyer Jr. raced to as high as the sixth position before settling into an eighth place finish.

“Overall it was a great run for our team as things continue to come together for us,” noted Moyer Jr. “Hopefully we can carry this momentum into the second half of the season.

Billy now leads the Rookie of the Year standings with the LOLMDS and is tenth in the overall standings. Full results from the program are available at http://www.LucasDirt.com.

Jr. Motorsports has a busy weekend on tap as they will enter a trio of $10,000-to-win, LOLMDS events. Action opens on Thursday evening at Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) before moving onto Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) on Friday, and concluding on Saturday night at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia). For more information on
the events, please visit http://www.LucasDirt.com.

Billy Moyer Jr. would like to thank all of his sponsors including Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Henderson Motorsports, Sparks Motorsports, NXS Powerline, Banner Valley Hauling, Car City, Crop Production Services, Pro Power Racing Engines, ROCKHARD Powder Coating, Eibach Springs, L&D Trucking, Weld Wheels, Mark Martin Chevrolet, COMP Cams, Imperial Motors, Red Line Oil, Karl Chevrolet, Bert Transmission, New Vision Graphics, S & H Industrial Services, Watters Autoland, Performance Rod & Custom, Midwest Sheet Metal, Peterson Fluid Systems, Mason Starters, Sweet Mfg., MSD Performance, Wiles Driveshafts, Cizmar Racing, Performance Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, Hoosier Tire South by Pup, ISC Racing Tape, Stealth Carburetors, Oakley Deatherage Opticians, Wilwood Engineering, Frankland Racing Products, VP Racing Fuel, Hooker Harness, Kluhsman Racing Components, BSB Manufacturing, Beyea Custom Headers, R2C Competition Filters, REM
Plastics, Turbo Start Batteries, TWM Products, Hawk Performance Products Group, Scott Performance Wire, CPD Tools, FK Rod Ends, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Billy Moyer Jr. is always looking for new sponsors and marketing partners. For more information on joining the team, please visit http://www.billymoyerjr.com/.

For the latest information on Billy Moyer Jr., please visit http://www.billymoyerjr.com/.

Magnolia Motor Speedway Prepares for Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Invasion

June 13th, 2013

Columbus, Mississippi– Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi is eagerly preparing for the Columbus Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Clash at the MAG on June 13th-15th, 2013 which will see the stars and cars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors attempting to tame the “Black Ice” in pursuit of a $20,000-to-win top prize and a total purse in excess of $85,000 as the SPEED TV cameras tape all of the action for a future airing. This will be the only time the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) will be appearing in the State of Mississippi in 2013.

The action opens on Thursday, June 13th with an Open Practice Session for all divisions from 7pm to 10pm. Grandstand admission is free and pit admission is $20.

On Friday, June 14th the event kicks into high gear as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will host time trials and heat race action. In addition, The MSSS Street Stocks will battle in heats races, while the NeSmith Dirt Late Models will battle for $800 to win/$50 to start race event with it being a weekly point’s race. Drivers Meeting is at 7pm SHARP with action starting at 8pm on Friday.

Saturday night, June 15th will see the LOLMDS Super Late Models contesting b-main action as well as the 100 lap, main event, which will be taped by the SPEED TV cameras for a future broadcast. MSSS Street Stocks in a $1,000 to win/$100 to start event, while the NeSmith Dirt Late Models will battle for $1,000 to win/$75 to start with it being a weekly racing series point’s race and Mini Stocks will battle for $300 to win/$40 to start with it being a weekly racing series points race. Drivers Meeting is at 6:30pm SHARP with Action starting at 7:30pm on Saturday. In addition, Dirt Racing Outreach will hold a service from 4:30-5:15pm and an autograph session will be held from 5:30-6:15pm.

On Friday night and Saturday night Grandstand admission is $25 for adults with kids 6-10 $5, and children 5 & under free. Pit admission is $35 each night with kids 6-10 years of age $25, and 5 & under free.

Two-day grandstand adult passes are available for $45. Two day adult pit passes are available for $65 and are $40 for kids 6-10 years of age. Three day adult pit passes are available for $80 for adults and $50 for kids 6-10 years of age.

Trackside parking is available for $30. Call TODAY to reserve your spot at 662-386-9191.

For more information call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the track at 662-240-3478 and visit the track’s website at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

Magnolia Motor Speedway Returns to Action on Sunday, May 26th with Memorial Day Special

May 25th, 2013

Columbus, Mississippi- Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi returns to action with a Memorial Day weekend special on Sunday May 26th, 2013.

Magnolia Motor Speedway returns to action this Memorial Day Weekend featuring the NeSmith Late Model National Touring Series competing for $2,000 to Win, while the RockAuto.Com Super Late Models, NeSmith Performance Parts Street Stocks and Mini Stocks will also fill the card.

On Sunday, May 26, 2013 the pit gate opens at 3pm with the grandstand gates opening at 5pm. The driver’s meeting is slated for 6pm with racing at 6:30pm. Grandstand admission is $15.00 and Kids 10 and under Free. Pit admission is $30.00.

Trackside parking is an additional $10.00 in any unreserved spot. *There will be a Benefit Raffle held on Memorial Day Weekend for the 2012 NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Champion Chase Washington. Raffle tickets can be purchased at each track the night of the respective raffles for $1 apiece or six for $5.

Sharon Trosclair said if anyone would like to donate items to be raffled off, they may contact her at 504-508-3508, or by E-mail at racinbd21@cox.net.

Also, the NeSmith Late Model National Series 2-SEATER will be at The MAG Auctioning off Rides.

For more information call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or the Track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway Postponed Indefinitely

August 15th, 2012

Columbus, Mississippi -The 23rd Annual Magnolia State 100, which was slated to be held at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on September 20th-22nd has been postponed indefinitely.

Several factors went into the decision to not hold the race that weekend with the biggest factor being the health of race founder and promoter, Dewitt Singleton. In the past month Singleton has had to battle a minor stroke as well as a bout of pneumonia. While he’s slowly getting back to 100% he obviously hasn’t been able to focus much attention on preparing and promoting the race.

“This past month I’ve been run through the ringer between the little stroke and the pneumonia. To add to it my business has been really busy, and right now I just have to prioritize. I want to make sure anytime I do the Magnolia State 100 that I do it right, and with just a month until the race I don’t feel like I would be giving the race the justice that it deserves.”

Another factor that went into moving the race is the way that schedules have fallen for national and regional tours. While it used to be a fairly open slate for racing, that weekend in September has now turned into a scheduling nightmare with several big races that weekend.

Singleton and Magnolia Motor Speedway promoter, Johnny Stokes, are currently discussing several options for rescheduling the event. Hopefully a reschedule can be made for this season, but if not Singleton assures racers and fans that the Magnolia State 100 is not going anywhere.

“I love this race, and I love all of the people, who support it every year. I can promise you that if we don’t get to have it this year that we will be having it in some form or fashion in 2013. I can’t thank everybody enough for their support of this event over the years. The fans and racers have made this event what it truly is,” comments Singleton.

In the place of the event Magnolia Motor Speedway will now host a $3,000-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) event on Saturday, September 22nd. An open practice will be held on Friday, September 21st.

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

Ronny Lee Hollingsworth Claims the Win in Spring Throw Down Opener

April 15th, 2012

Columbus, Mississippi – Magnolia Motor Speedway hosted the opener for the inaugural, Spring Throw Down on Friday night, and with a total of over 90 cars in the pit area it was Northport, Alabama’s Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, who claimed the $2,000 feature win in the Super Late Model division.

Thirty-five Super Late Models registered for action in the $2,000-to-win event, and via time trials Klint Byars and Rodney Wing earned the front row for the main event. It would take three starts for the feature to get underway, and as it did Wing bolted to the lead with Byars and Hollingsworth in tow. The leaders would set a blistering pace, entering lapped traffic by lap five. Hollingsworth would work his way into the second spot as Wing saw heavy, lap traffic erase his straightaway lead. By lap 10 Hollingsworth was pressuring the leader for the top spot, and exiting turn four on lap 12, the Hollingsworth would throw a slide job at Wing. The pair would make contact exiting the corner as both drivers got sideways. They would ultimately recover with Hollingsworth assuming the lead. As they battled for the top spot, 12th starting Bub McCool was mounting a charge and was up to the fourth spot by the time the caution flew on lap 17.

On the ensuing restart McCool jumped to second and would hold the spot for the next eight laps as Hollingsworth drove away from the field. With five laps to go Klint Byars passed McCool for second and set his sights on the leader. He would erase a tenth car length lead in the closing laps, but still finished three car lengths behind race winner, Hollingsworth. The remainder of the top five included McCool, Wing, and Jason Cliburn.

With 31 entries on hand, the $800-to-win, 20 lap, NeSmith Chevrolet Crate Late Model feature proved to be a great race with Eric Cooley charging to the lead early in the event. He would battle side-by-side with Chase Washington for much of the event before Washington used lap traffic to his advantage with five laps to go to claim the lead and ultimately the win. Cooley, Justin McRee, and Jeremy Shaw rounded out the top five.

The Street Stock feature saw Austin Flurry wrestle the lead from Scooter Ware just past the race’s midway point as he claimed the win in the caution free event. He was followed across the line by Ware and Silvestri.

In the Mini Stock feature Heath Minor scored the win over Bo Minor Denny Booth, and Garrett Taylor.

The inaugural Spring Throw Down will continue on Saturday, April 14th with a program that will be headlined by an $8,000-to-win/$400-to-start, 50 lap event for the Super Late Model class, while the NeSmith Late Models will be racing for $1,000-to-win. Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win, and Mini Stocks will battle for $300-to-win. On Saturday the pit gate opens at 2pm with the grandstands opening at 4pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:15pm with racing action at 6pm.

Adult grandstand admission is $25. Kids (ages 6-10) are $5 with ages 5 and under free. Saturday night adult pit admission is $35 with kids (6-10 years of age) $25, and 5 and under free.

Trackside parking is available for $30 in any unreserved spot.

For more information on this huge event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com or check us out on Facebook and Twitter @TheMagSpeedway.

Bub McCool Sets Sights on Spring Throw Down

April 11th, 2012

Vicksburg, MS -Bub McCool will take his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model into action this weekend in the inaugural Spring Throw Down at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi).

This weekend, April 13th-14th, McCool Motorsports will travel to the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for a pair of events that are being tabbed the inaugural Spring Throw Down. A strong contingent of national, regional, and local competitors are expected to invade the 3/8 mile oval in pursuit of a $2,000 check on Friday night and an $8,000 payday on Saturday evening. Bub has visited victory lane at the facility in the past, but his last win there came in 2009. The team will have their souvenir trailer at this weekend’s events so make sure to go by
and pick up the latest team’ merchandise. For more information on this weekend’s events, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com .

The team was last in action two weeks ago on March 30th-31st as they made the trip to Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) for the $20,000-to-win, Illini 100, which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws (WoO) Super Late Model tour. Fifty-four cars registered for battle on Friday night, and in time trials he was able to manage only the 35th fastest
time, which left him starting sixth in a heat race. He would advance to a fifth place finish, which left him two spots short of transferring to the feature. As a result, he started on the second row of a b-main on Saturday night, but would be unable to reach a transfer spot. Despite not qualifying for the feature via preliminary action he was able to use a series’ provisional to start the main event. He would retire early to a 28th place finish. Full results are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

Visit the Merch page at www.BubMcCool.com to view the latest, team apparel.

The Bub McCool Fan Club has been relaunched. Each month a lucky member of the fan club will receive a free Bub McCool t-shirt For more information, please visit www.BubMcCool.com .

Bub and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include Southern Belle, McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Henderson Motorsports, Hoosier Race Tires, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, Good Hope Lumber, Boland Performance, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, New Vision Graphics, & MSRMafia.com.

For more information on Bub & McCool Motorsports, please visit the official team website at www.BubMcCool.com

Inaugural Spring Throw Down at Magnolia this Weekend with Over $60k Purse

April 11th, 2012

Columbus, Mississippi- Magnolia Motor Speedway is set to host one of the biggest events in the history of the facility this weekend, April 12th-14th, with the inaugural Spring Throw Down, which will be headlined by two huge shows and $10,000 possible to win for Super Late Models plus big money for the local divisions. As if a total weekend purse in excess of $60,000 wasn’t enough, perfect weather is in the forecast for all three days.

Promoters, Johnny Stokes and Dewitt Singleton, have culminated to present the inaugural Spring Throw Down at the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Super Late Model event is highlighted by a $2,000-to-win event on Friday night, April 13th and an $8,000-to-win event on Saturday night, April 14th.

Stokes notes, “We originally just thought about having a two day, $10,000-to-win show, but we decided that in this day and time drivers would rather have a chance to make money each night, and clearly fans would rather see a complete program each night. As a result, Dewitt (Singleton) and myself came up with this event. From the feedback we’ve had so far it looks like a lot of drivers and fans like the idea and plan to be here.”

NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will also be contesting complete shows each night with increased purses. Weekly points will be in effect for these divisions for both nights.

Drivers from at least eight states are expected for this weekend’s events as some of the top national, regional, and local drivers are planning to attend either one night or both nights of the event.

The two day extravaganza, which will pay out over $40,000 in total purse to the Super Late Model division begins on Thursday, April 12th with an Open Practice from 7pm-10pm.

On Friday, April 13th a $2,000-to-win/$125-to-start, 25 lap event will be held for the Super Late Model division. NeSmith Late Models will battle for $700-to-win, Street Stocks will be in action for $400-to-win, and Mini Stocks will race for $225-to-win. The pit gates opens at 3pm with the grandstands opening at 5pm. Driver’s meeting is slated for 6pm with racing action at 7pm.

Saturday, April 14th will be headlined by an $8,000-to-win/$400-to-start, 50 lap event for the Super Late Model class, while the NeSmith Late Models will be racing for $1,000-to-win. Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win, and
Mini Stocks will battle for $300-to-win. On Saturday the pit gate opens at 2pm with the grandstands opening at 4pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:15pm with racing action at 6pm.

The entry fee for Super Late Models is $50 for Friday and $100 for Saturday. If a driver is present both nights the entry fee is only $125 for the weekend. There is no entry fee for local divisions. Transponders are required for Super Late Models and NeSmith Late Models, and may be rented for $20 for the weekend.

Adult grandstand admission is $35 for a two day pass. Thursday night admission to the grandstands is free. On Friday night adult grandstand admission is $15 and on Saturday night it is $25. Kids 10 and under are free in the grandstands on Friday night, and on Saturday night (ages 6-10) are $5 with ages 5 and under free.

Three day pit passes are available for $75 and two day pit passes are available for $65. On Thursday night pit admission is $20. On Friday and Saturday night adult pit admission is $35 with kids (6-10 years of age) $25, and 5 and under free.

Trackside parking is available for $30 in any unreserved spot.

For more information on this huge event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com or check us out on Facebook and Twitter @TheMagSpeedway.

Inaugural Spring Throwdown at Magnolia Posts $10,000-To-Win for Super Late Models

April 6th, 2012

Columbus, Mississippi- Magnolia Motor Speedway will return to action on April 12th-14th with the inaugural Spring Throwdown, which will be headlined by two huge shows and $10,000 possible to win for Super Late Models plus added money in local divisions.

Promoters, Johnny Stokes and Dewitt Singleton, have culminated to present the inaugural Spring Throwdown at the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway. The Super Late Model event is highlighted by a $2,000-to-win event on Friday night, April 13th and an $8,000-to-win event on Saturday night, April 14th.

Stokes notes, “We originally just thought about having a two day, $10,000-to-win show, but we decided that in this day and time drivers would rather have a chance to make money each night, and clearly fans would rather see a complete program each night. As a result, Dewitt (Singleton) and myself came up with this event. From the feedback we’ve had so far it looks like a lot of drivers and fans like the idea and plan to be here.”

NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and Mini Stocks will also be contesting complete shows each night with increased purses. Weekly points will be in effect for these divisions for both nights.

The two day extravaganza, which will pay out over $40,000 in total purse to the Super Late Model division begins on Thursday, April 12th with an Open Practice from 7pm-10pm. On Friday, April 13th a $2,000-to-win/$125-to-start, 25 lap event will be held for the Super Late Model division. NeSmith Late Models will battle for $700-to-win, Street Stocks will be in action for $400-to-win, and Mini Stocks will race for $225-to-win. The pit gates opens at 3pm with the
grandstands opening at 5pm. Driver’s meeting is slated for 6pm with racing action at 7pm.

Saturday, April 14th will be headlined by an $8,000-to-win/$400-to-start, 50 lap event for the Super Late Model class, while the NeSmith Late Models will be racing for $1,000-to-win. Street Stocks will race for $500-to-win, and Mini Stocks will battle for $300-to-win. On Saturday the pit gate opens at 2pm with the grandstands opening at 4pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:15pm with racing action at 6pm.

The entry fee for Super Late Models is $50 for Friday and $100 for Saturday. If a driver is present both nights the entry fee is only $125 for the weekend. There is no entry fee for local divisions. Transponders are required for Super Late Models and NeSmith Late Models, and may be rented for $20 for the weekend.

Adult grandstand admission is $35 for a two day pass. Thursday night admission to the grandstands is free. On Friday night adult grandstand admission is $15 and on Saturday night it is $25. Kids 10 and under are free in the grandstands on Friday night, and on Saturday night (ages 6-10) are $5 with ages 5 and under free.

Three day pit passes are available for $75 and two day pit passes are available for $65. On Thursday night pit admission is $20. On Friday and Saturday night adult pit admission is $35 with kids (6-10 years of age) $25, and 5 and under free.

On Saturday, March 24th the pit gate opens at 3pm with the grandstand gates opening at 4pm. The driver’s meeting is at 5:30pm sharp with racing action at 6:30pm. Grandstand Admission is $10.00 for adults and Kids 10 and under are Free. Pit admission is $25.00.

Trackside parking is available for $30 in any unreserved spot.

For more information on this huge event, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 or the Track at 662-240-3478 or visit www.MagnoliaDirt.com or check us out on Facebook and Twitter @TheMagSpeedway.

Kyle Beard Takes Top 10 at Columbus; North Alabama Up Next

March 21st, 2010

Trumann, AR – After two months out of the driver’s seat, Kyle shook off the cobwebs and returned to action at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi in his #86 GRT By Frye/Samuels Performance Racing Engine Super Late Model.

For the first time in over two months Kyle returned to action on Saturday night at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the $2,000 to win, Promoters Racing Organization (P.R.O.) Super Late Model Series event, which was also sanctioned by the NeSmith Super Dirt Car Series. A stout field of 38 Super Late Models entered the event, and in group qualifying, Kyle was
5th fastest in his group to earn the third starting spot in a qualifier. In the qualifier, Kyle would battle mechanical woes to a second place finish behind Mathew Turner to pick up the 12th starting spot for the 40 lap feature. Early in the event, Kyle would drop a few spots before rebounding to record a 9th place finish by the time that the checkered flag dropped.

With the first event in the books, Kyle is currently 9th in the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series standings and 5th in the NeSmith Super Dirt Car Series standings.

This Saturday, March 20th the team will travel to North Alabama Speedway in Tuscumbia, Alabama for a $2,500 to win/$250 to start event, which will be co-sanctioned by the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series and the NeSmith Super Dirt Car Series. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.northalabamaspeedway.com/, http://www.prodirtcarseries.com/, and http://www.nesmithracing.com/.

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including KB Transport, Gary Beard Trucking, Samuel’s Performance Engines, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Bill Frye Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

Beard Motorsports is always looking for more sponsors, and anyone, who may be interested, can find more information at www.KyleBeard86.com .

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit http://www.kylebeard86.com/

P.R.O. Super Late Model Series Opener At Columbus This Saturday, March 13th PLUS Added Money In All Local Divisions!!

March 12th, 2010

Columbus, Mississippi- The Promoters Racing Organization (P.R.O.) Super Late Model Series will host its inaugural event as it invades Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi this Saturday, March 13th.

The newly formed P.R.O. Series was designed with two thoughts in mind. First, the tour wanted to give Super Late Model racers in the Mississippi/Tennessee/Alabama/Arkansas area a place to race close to home for purses that they could afford to race their cars. Secondly, the sanction wanted to have special event purses that would allow tracks to afford having a Super Late Model special. With eleven races already on the docket, and more still to be added things have come to fruition.

Drivers have also begun to voice their intent to compete for the tour championship. Drivers, who have indicated an intent to possibly contend for the title already include David Breazeale, Neil Baggett, Rick Rickman, Ross Camponovo, Kyle Beard, Brian Rickman, Ray Mauldin, Anthony Burroughs, Mark Dodson, Klint Byars, Dean Carpenter, Jason Milam, Jeremy Glasgow, Johnny
Stokes, Bradley Price, Jimbo McDuffie, Stacy Caldwell, Bo Gordon, and more.

Drivers, who run for the tour P.R.O. Championship will be presented with a unique opportunity. They will be eligible for the P.R.O. point’s fund, which boasts at least $5,000 to the champion, and a top ten payout that will be determined by sponsorship and entry fees. There is no membership fee required to be eligible for the P.R.O. point’s fund, and a driver’s ten best finishes count toward the final point’s standings.

Drivers, who run the P.R.O. Super Late Model Series will also be eligible for the NeSmith Super Late Model Series point’s fund if they buy a $100 NeSmith membership. The best ten finishes from each driver in P.R.O. series action will be counted toward the point’s fund in the NeSmith Super Late Model Series as well, which boasts a $10,000 first place prize for the point’s fund. As a result, if a driver opts to buy a NeSmith membership, then they will be eligible for two point’s fund, and a total possible point’s prize of $15,000 for just running at least ten events with the P.R.O. tour!

In addition to the other posted prizes, if a driver wins the NeSmith Super Late Model Series title utilizing a CT525 motor, then they will receive an additional $5,000 bonus.

The P.R.O. tour will roar to life this Saturday, March 13th at “The Baddest Bullring in the South,” Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The event will feature a $2,000 to win/$150 to start, 40 lap main event. For more information on Columbus Speedway, please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net.

Not only will the Super Late Models be racing for a special purse, but also battling for increased money will be all of the hardcore, local divisions at Columbus Speedway. The Crate Late Model division will be battling for a $1,000 to win/$50 to start purse. The Open Wheel Modified division will be racing for $600 to win and $30 to start. The Street Stock division will see a $500 to win and $30 to start feature event, and last but not least the Mini Stocks will be battling for $300 to win and $30 to start. No entry fee
will be required in the local divisions.

An open practice session will be held on Friday night, March 12th from 7pm to 10pm. Pit admission is $15 and grandstand admission is free.

On Saturday night, March 13th, please note the early starting time with the drivers meeting at 5pm with racing action at 6pm.
On Saturday night, adult grandstand admission is $15, $12 for children (11-17 years of age), active military, and seniors, and kids 10 and under are free. Pit admission is $30 for adults, $20 for children 6-10 years of age, and 5 & under free.

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including NeSmith, Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire, American Race Tire, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars, MSRMafia.com, Maximum Signs & Graphics, and MidSouthRacing.com.

The tour is currently looking for more associate and contingency sponsors. If you have an interest in becoming a marketing partner with the P.R.O. Super Late Model Series, please contact Mike Mauldin at 662-213-3047. For more information on the P.R.O. tour please visit www.PRODirtCarSeries.com .

Ben Shelton
http://www.MSRMafia.com
http://www.MidSouthRacing.com

Ross Camponovo Romps To Second At Columbus; PRO Opener This Weekend

March 12th, 2010

Clarksdale, Mississippi – “The Big Boss” Ross Camponovo finally shook the early season monkey off his back on Saturday night as he powered his #18 R.C. Motorsports/Rocket/RPM Racing Engine Super Late Model to a second place finish at Columbus Speedway.

Ross returned to action on Saturday night as he traveled to Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the 2010 season opener at the facility. Eighteen Super Late Models entered the event, and Ross blazed to the third fastest qualifying time, which earned him the third starting spot for the 25 lap feature. As the event got underway, Camponovo raced past Jay Burchfield to take over the second spot as he set his sights on the leader, Rick Rickman. Despite having a good car, Ross’s car was not quite as good as the leader Rickman, and would chase him for the entire feature. When the checkered flag fell, Ross was credited with a very solid second place finish.

“After having crazy mechanical failures the past few races, I was starting to wonder if I was ever going to finish another race. Man it feels good to have such a strong run, and I just hope we can have another one at Columbus next week,” commented Camponovo. This Saturday, March 13th Ross will return to Columbus Speedway for the inaugural event for the newly formed Promoters Racing Organization (P.R.O.) Super Late Model tour. Ross has plans to run for the P.R.O. tour championship and his pursuit will begin with the Columbus event. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.columbusspeedway.net and http://www.prodirtcarseries.com.

Ross and RC Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors including Camponovo Farms, Young Farms, Marion Towing, Edwards Farm & Flying Service, RPM Racing Engines, Elam Race Cars, GRT Race Cars, Rocket Chassis, MSRMafia.com, and Xtreme Race Graphics.

For more information on RC Motorsports, please visit www.RCMotorsports18.com.

Anthony Burroughs Continues Hot Streak; Columbus Up Next

March 11th, 2010

Muscle Shoals, Alabama-Anthony Burroughs continued his torrid start to the 2010 season over the weekend in his #121 ALT
Transportation/Mastersbilt By Stuckey/Wall-2-Wall Racing Engine Super Late Model as he picked up a second place finish in Southern Regional Racing Series action.

Anthony traveled to Duck River Speedway in Wheel, Tennessee on Saturday for the $3,000 to win, Southern Regional Racing Series Super Late Model event. Thirty-three Super Late Models entered the event and Burroughs set the fastest time in his group and second fastest time overall to earn the outside front row starting spot for the main event. With the track being primarily locked down on the bottom for the feature, Burroughs would fall to second at the drop of the green flag and would go on to challenge the leader, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, for the entire event before settling for a second place finish.

“Ronny Lee and I were pretty equal in the feature, and he just got the jump on me at the start of the race, and with passing being so difficult, I just had to settle for second. This was another great finish for this team!” commented Burroughs.

Burroughs and ALT Motorsports are preparing for a busy weekend. Friday night’s plans will be determined by Mother Nature, but as of right now the team plans to enter the $5,000 to win, Southern All Star Super Late Model event at Boyds Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.boydsspeedway.com/ and http://www.southernallstarsracingseries.com/.

On Saturday, March 13th the team will travel to “The Baddest Bullring in the
South” Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi for the inaugural
Promoters Racing Organization (P.R.O.) Dirt Car Super Late Model Series
event. A $2,000 to win, 40 lap event is on tap. For more information,
please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net <http://www.columbusspeedway.net/>
and www.ProDirtCarSeries.com <http://www.prodirtcarseries.com/> .

Burroughs Motorsports would like to thank its corporate sponsors including
ALT Transporation, ABC Cash Register Company, Stuckey Enterprises, Wholesale
Commercial Laundry Equipment, Braswell Carburetors, Power Mist Fuel
Products, Sign Here Graphics, PMC Enterprises, Wall-to-Wall Performance
Engines, JRI Shocks By Precision Suspension, 5150 Race Trailers, All-Star
Performance, MSRMafia.com, Simpson Racing Products, Hypercoils, and Oval
Craft.

For the latest Anthony Burroughs information, please visit
www.Burroughs121.com <http://www.burroughs121.com/> .