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Sanders sizzles in Sooner Showdown finale

March 16th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla. — Rodney Sanders reeled in his first win of the season with a dominating wire-to-wire effort on the final day of the 5th Annual Production Jars Sooner Showdown Saturday at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway.

The 2012 and 2013 USMTS national champion had not led one of the previous 545 laps of feature racing this season, but he made up for it on a cold and wet day in Ardmore, Okla., by leading all 50 laps of the main event Saturday to earn a $4,000 check and his 76th career USMTS triumph.

Although the 27-year-old from Happy, Texas, led comfortably for most of the 50 laps around John and Nikki Webbs 3/8-mile dirt oval, things got tense with about 15 laps remaining when thick lapped traffic allowed Dereck Ramirez to close in on the rear bumper of the leader.

In fact, Ramirez nosed ahead at one point while Sanders was working the high side to pick off back-markers, but Sanders was able to shut the door and hold the spot.

After that, Sanders found a new line to his liking and pulled away from the pack over the final ten circuits.

As Sanders took the checkered flag, a melee occurred in turn four which brought out the yellow flag and the rest of the field was scored as they finished lap 49.

Ramirez, Chris Brown, Zack VanderBeek and Jason Hughes claimed the rest of the top-five positions while Clyde Dunn Jr., Stormy Scott, Ricky Thornton Jr., R.C. Whitwell and Ryan Gustin rounded out the top ten.

As a provisional starter, VanderBeek was not eligible for the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award, which went to tenth-starting Hughes.

However, the Wehrs Machine Trick Move of the Race Award went to the Z-Man after he passed 19 cars from his 23rd starting spot.

Saturdays event was moved up to a 3 p.m. start due to impending weather later in the evening. Nonetheless, a brief shower moved into the area around 5 p.m. and brought on a one-hour delay in the program.

With the final race in the Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks in the books, the series is now a perfect 15-0 against Mother Nature to start the 2017 campaign.

The series returns to the Southern Oklahoma Speedway on Thursday, May 4, for the 16th round in the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars.

KING OF AMERICA VII MARCH 23-25

In less than two weeks, the nations best dirt modified drivers will invade the Humboldt Speedway in Humboldt, Kan., for the King of America VII Modified Nationals presented by Summit Racing.

Set for March 23-25, the event will culminate with Saturdays $10,000-to-win, $1,000-to-start championship race with the possibility of a seventh different winner in seven events.

Zack VanderBeek captured last years big check after a thrilling late-race battle with 2014 race winner Rodney Sanders. Jason Hughes was the 2015 champion, Ryan Gustin won in 2013, Stormy Scott took the 2012 event and Kelly Shryock claimed the inaugural King of America crown in 2011.

Thursday will be the seasons first event in the MSD Central Region presented by Summit Racing a prelude to King of America qualifying the following day featuring a $3,000-to-win show.

On Friday, each driver will run three heat races from three different starting positions. Passing points will be combined for the three heat races with the top 12 drivers in overall points locked into the first six rows of Saturdays A& Main. The next 12 drivers will be locked into Saturdays B Main, the next 12 into Saturdays C Main and the remainder will run in Last Chance races on Saturday.

Spectator tickets can be purchased by calling 515-832-7944. Three-day reserved seats are $60. Single-day tickets on Thursday and Friday are $20 each while Saturdays show is $25. All single-day tickets are general admission and will only be sold on the night of the races.

The entry fee is $300 if received or postmarked no later than March 17. The entry fee is $400 after March 17 or at the track on race day. Entry fee covers all three days. Entry forms are available for download at www.usmts.com/downloads/entry-forms or call the USMTS offices Monday-Friday during normal business hours.

All drivers who have their entry submitted by Friday, March 17, will be entered for a provisional lottery draw. Of those that do not qualify for Saturdays main event through qualifying and preliminary races, one name will be randomly drawn for a provisional starting spot in the finale.

There will be an open practice for all drivers on Wednesday, March 22, from 6-9 p.m. Admission to the grandstands is free. Pit passes are $20.

The Iron Man Series featuring Out-Pace USRA B-Mods will run a complete show of heat races and main events all three days, racing for $600 to win Thursday, $1,500 to win Friday and $1,000 to win Saturday.

The Humboldt Speedway is a located 0.1 mile west of US 169 at the Humboldt Exit, then 0.5 mile south, then 0.9 mile east on Georgia Rd. For more information, call 620-431-2470 or visit www.humboldtspeedway.com. For camping, ATV and/or golf cart permits call 620-473-3694.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Scott never tires, notches second USMTS win of 2017 in Ardmore

March 14th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla.– Johnny Scott’s winning move at the Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore, Okla., Friday night likely came on the first lap of the race as he cruised to his second victory of the season on night two of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars.

Normally, the top eight drivers in heat race passing points redraw for their starting positions in the main event, but Friday night’s order was determined by the top eight walking through the grandstands with helmets in hand and collecting donations for Ryan Veal.

At just 11 years of age, Ryan was diagnosed with leukemia on March 1, and recently began treatment. He is the son of USMTS and USRA Modified racer Wesley Veal and his wife, Angel.

The effort was to raise money to help the family with the added expenses of Ryan’s fight, and the driver who collected the most money got the Sybesma Graphics Pole Award.

Jason Hughes topped the list and started on the pole after pulling in $602 from the generous fans, but on this night he may have wanted a higher slot.

Hughes took off at the drop of the green flag and paced the first lap by hugging the low line around the semi-banked 3/8-mile dirt oval, but the high side quickly became the fast way around and Scott was the first to get there.

The 27-year-old from Las Cruces, N.M., powered around Hughes to lead the third lap, and by the time two more cars went by, Hughes knew it was time to get in line around the top.

Scott’s only challenge over the remaining 37 laps was taking care of his right rear tire as the surface took rubber early on. The first to get bit was Rodney Sanders, who blew a tire with 11 laps remaining while running second behind Scott, but the rest of the top five were able to nurse their machines to the finish line.

After winning Thursday night, Ricky Thornton Jr. followed Scott in the runner-up position Friday with Zack VanderBeek, Hughes and Cade Dillard completing the top five.

Stormy Scott was sixth, Jake Hartung finished seventh, Ryan Gustin held on for eighth, Kenny Gaddis nabbed the ninth spot and Dereck Ramirez rounded out the top ten. After grabbing just one feature win last year, Johnny Scott’s second triumph of the year was the 30th of his USMTS career, and his early-race efforts earned him the Wehrs Machine & Racing Products Trick Move of the Race Award.

Racing from 23rd on the starting grid to 12th at the checkered flag, Bryan Rowland earned the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger in just his second start of the 2017 campaign.

The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more information, call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track’s official website.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Thornton throttles to Thursday payday in USMTS Sooner Showdown opener

March 13th, 2017

ARDMORE, Okla. — The USMTS rolled into the Southern Oklahoma Speedway Thursday for the opening night of the 5th Annual Sooner Showdown presented by Production Jars, and Ricky Thornton Jr. walked out with his third win of the season.

The 26-year-old from Chandler, Ariz., garnered the Sybesma Pole Award and then led all 30 laps of the main event to earn the $2,000 top prize, but the win didn’t come as easy as his last one where he won by nearly a half-lap at the Greenville Speedway in Mississippi.

Five cautions dotted the first ten laps of the race which kept everybody in the 26-car field in contention for the first one-third of the race.

Thornton was able to stave off an early threat from Thomas Tillison Jr. as the battle behind him was intense from start to finish with Rodney Sanders, Ryan Gustin, Johnny Scott and Joe Duvall all trading blows in and around the top five.

While Thornton remained mostly committed to the lower and middle lanes of the semi-banked 3/8-mile clay oval, those behind him were continuously searching high and low for a faster way to catch the “Cactus Kid.”

Sanders pressured Thornton for the last half of the race, but even a sixth and final yellow flag waving with two laps to go could not give him the boost he needed to get his No. 20 past Thornton’s No. 20.

“Things have been really good lately,” Thornton said with a smile in victory lane. “I tried the top early because I really didn’t know where to go and Sanders just kind of went by me so luckily that yellow came out and gave us the lead back.”

The final yellow flag was good for Gustin too as he slid past Sanders to garner the runner-up finish, while Sanders Johnny Scott and Chris Brown rounded out the top five.

Points leader Cade Dillard came out of a Real Racing Wheels B Main to finish sixth, Jason Hughes was seventh, Stormy Scott passed nine cars to get eighth and Joe Duvall nabbed the ninth spot with his teammate, R.C. Whitwell, tucked in behind for tenth.

The Southern Oklahoma Speedway is located 0.7 mile east of I-35 (exit 29) on US 70, then 1.8 miles south on US 77. For more information, call 405-627-1766 or click www.southernoklahomaspeedway.com to visit the track’s official website.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

Thornton takes down USMTS victory, Greenville Speedway wall for second win of 2017

March 5th, 2017

GREENVILLE, Miss. — Ricky Thornton Jr. may need some new tin on the right side of his USMTS modified after Sunday nights main event at the Greenville Speedway, but he has a $3,000 winners paycheck to help with the cost.

The fastest way around the fastest track in the south was the longest way around, but the 26-year-old from Chandler, Ariz., showed no signs of being intimidated by the outer concrete wall of the 1/4-mile dirt oval as he raced to an impressive seven-second win over Kyle Beard in the 40-lapper.

And his margin of victory was built in just seven laps after the last of nine cautions waved on lap 33.

From the outside of the front row, Stormy Scott grabbed the lead when the green flag waved and looked to have a strong car capable of winning his first of the season, but a flurry of seven yellow flags in the first dozen laps kept the field close.

Meanwhile, Thornton, who started 12th on the grid, found his way to Scotts rear bumper with 16 laps in the books and then wrestled the spot away on lap 18.

Just two more cautions appeared during the final 22 laps, but that may have simply kept Thornton from lapping the entire field as his No. 20rt Gressel Racing Hughes Chassis rocketed away from the field.

The win was Thorntons second in the young seasons first nine races. In addition to his winnings, last years Grant Junghans USMTS Rookie of the Year also walked away with awards from BigDeal Car Care, QA1, VP Racing Fuels, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products and a new tire from American Racer.

Dereck Ramirez, who started 10th, got the runner-up paycheck after Beard was disqualified during post-race technical inspection while Zack VanderBeek, 23rd-starting Tyler Wolff and Chris Brown rounded out the top five.

Timothy Culp, Travis Saurer, Joe Duvall, Jon Mitchell and Kyle Pleasant finished sixth through 10th, respectively.

After nine races in the Summit Racing USMTS Southern Region presented by Production Jars, Cade Dillard maintains the top spot in the points with a 27-point cushion (784 to 757) over Brown. Jason Hughes (746), Thornton (736), Stormy Scott (731), Ryan Gustin (706), Saurer (682), Ramirez (679), Johnny Scott (668) and VanderBeek (667) complete the top 10.

The fourth weekend of Summit Racing USMTS Winter Speedweeks happens at the Ark-La-Tex Speedway this Thursday-
Saturday, March 2-4, for the 6th Annual USMTS Cajun Clash presented by Horseshoe Bossier City.

Jake Gallardo is the defending champion of the Cajun Clash while Ryan Gustin and Stormy Scott picked up wins on Friday and Thursday last year.

Other past USMTS main event winners at Gene Boyters spectacular 3/8-mile high-banked clay oval include Kelly Shryock, Rodney Sanders, Cade Dillard, Johnny Scott, Jason Hughes and Duke Whiseant, who won the inaugural event here in 2008.

But after 11 feature races, the only driver with more than one USMTS win at Ark-La-Tex is Chris Henigan of Marshall, Texas. The feared local ace captured back-to-back wins in 2013 and 2014.

This years Cajun Clash kicked off with a Wednesday evening practice from 6 to 9 p.m. featuring free admission to the grandstands and $20 pit passes.

The next day, hot laps begin at 7 p.m. and Thursdays racing program starts at 7:30 with $2,000 to win for USMTS Modifieds, $400 to win Limited Mods and $300 to win Factory Stocks. Grandstand tickets are $15, kids ages 11-16 are $5 and children ages 10 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

On Friday, hot laps begin at 7 and the green flag unfurls at 7:30. USMTS Modifieds will compete for $3,000 to win while Limited Mods will battle for $500 to win and Factory Stocks $400 to win. Grandstand tickets are $20, kids ages 11-16 are $10 and children ages 10 and under get in for free. Pit passes are $35.

Saturdays finale will see hot laps start at 6 p.m. with racing at 6:30. USMTS Modifieds will race for $4,000 to win with both Limited Mods and Factory Stocks paying $600 to win and Pro-Mods joining the card for $300 to win.

Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstands open at 5 p.m. each day.

The Ark-La-Tex Speedway is located 0.6 mile south of SR 2 on SR 1, then 0.7 mile west on Airport Rd., then 2.2 miles south on Boyter Lane Rd. For race day information, call the track hotline at 318-375-3470 or click www.arklatexspeedway.net to visit them online.

For unfortunate fans unable to make one or more of these blockbuster events, every lap of every race every day will be broadcast live at www.RacinDirt.com/Live.

To learn more about the United States Modified Touring Series, visit www.usmts.com online or call 515-832-7944. You can also like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/usmts, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/usmts and Instagram at www.instagram.com/usmts or subscribe to our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/usmtstv. Keep up to speed with everything USMTS by joining our email list at www.usmts.com/subscribe.

10th Annual Gumbo Nationals Rapidly Approaching at Greenville Speedway

September 20th, 2016

Greenville, Mississippi – In less than 10 days it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 10th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on September 29-October 1, 2016.

This is a must-see event each year. In fact, in 2015 it was chosen to be one of DirtOnDirt.com’s Top 5 Super Late Model races of the year.

For 2016 the Super Late Model division will battle a total payout in excess of $40,000 as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model thunders into town. The finale will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 75 lap feature, which again matches the richest event in the facilities history. All Super Late Models will be required to run an 8″ spoiler.

10th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout
1)$10,000 2)$5,000 3)$2,500 4)$2,000 5)$1,500 6)$1,200 7)$1,150 8)$1,125 9)$1,100 10)$1,075 11)$1,050 12)$1,025 13-24)$1,000

$125 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

Super Late Model Tire Rule:
Must Punch 44: Hoosier: 1350, Spec 21, Lucas 03 and A.R. 48. NO TOLERANCE
Must Punch 60: Hoosier: 1600, Spec 55, Lucas 06 and A.R. 56. NO TOLERANCE

On Thursday, September 29 an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, September 30 will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 1 will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 75 lap finale

The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night. Crate Late Model entry fee is $100.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Heat races for Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Pure Street will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the divisions.

Outlaw Street join the program for 2016 as they battle for $800-to-win and $100-to-start. They will contest heat races on Friday night with their main event slated for Saturday night.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found atwww.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find pit gates opening at 4pm with racing action at 7pm. Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2pm with racing action starting at 5:30pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three-day pit passes are available for $75.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.

Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.

Greenville Speedway would like to thank the sponsors of the 10th annual Gumbo Nationals, which include Harlow’s Casino, MMC, James Ceranti, Ed’s Auto, Speedee Cash, ArklaMiss Diesel, Wilkerson Dirt and Gravel, Jigger and Jug Liquor, Condon’s Pharmacy and Southern Bancorp.

Greenville Speedway is located at 1026 South Raceway Rd, Greenville, Mississippi 38701.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visitwww.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

Hunter Rasdon Rallies for CCSDS Win at Greenville

September 7th, 2016

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil by bagging a thrilling $2,500 victory at Greenville Speedway on Sunday evening.

Important laps of the race.

The Jonesboro, Arkansas racer overtook New Vision Graphics pole sitter, and race-long leader, B.J. Robinson on lap 33 and went on to score the victory. The win is his fifth of the season on the tour. Oil pump issues while leading his heat, forced Jack Sullivan to utilize a provisional to start the finale in the 17th-starting spot. Despite starting deep in the field Sullivan raced through the field to round out the podium finishers. Clay Fisher and Ray Moore completed the Top 5.

Black Diamond Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by B.J. Robinson with Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 being claimed by Hunter Rasdon. M&M Paint & Construction Heat Race #3 was won by Chandler Petty, while Jonathan Rowan
won ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #4. Dean Carpenter scored the win in the Mark Martin Powersports B-Main.

The Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award went to David Payne after damage from early in the night forced him to start and park in the main event. Jack Sullivan received the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for advancing fourteen spots to finish 3rd.

The CCSDS competitors will take a one-month break before completing their season on October 7-8 with their first-ever trip to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) to compete in the 3rd annual Lucas Oil MLRA Fall
Nationals. The event will be co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) and will be headlined by a $3,000-to-win event on Friday and a $5,000-to-win event on Saturday. For more information on the events, please visit www.LucasOilSpeedway.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 .

Bub McCool Masters Greenville Speedway; Deep South Next

May 18th, 2016

Vicksburg, MS- Bub McCool parked his McCool Logging #57J RBT Motorsports/Club 29 Race Car/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model in victory lane on Friday night at Greenville Speedway.

“It feels good to get back to victory lane,” said McCool. “We had a really good car tonight, and I can’t thank my team enough for their work and this awesome hot rod.”

Bub McCool made the trip to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday night for an event that was co-sanctioned by the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS). In a field of 36-cars, McCool captured a heat-race,victory earning him 4th-starting spot for the feature. Working his way into the lead early in the race, McCool held off a late-race charge from Kyle Beard to pick up his second victory of the season and a $2,000 payday. Bub was trailed by Beard, Austin Rettig, B.J. Robinson, and Timothy Culp across the checkers.

On Saturday McCool traveled to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for a $3,000-to-win show. Competing in a stout field of 43 Super Late Models, Bub captured a heat race victory, earning him the pole position starting spot for the feature. In the 40-lap finale, Bub McCool battled the handle on his entry early in the race before bouncing back to score a 4th-place finish behind race winner, Hunter Rasdon, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, and Chris Brown with Wendell Wallace coming in 5th.

Bub continues to lead the latest MSCCS point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.StateSeries.com and www.COMPDirt.com .

The upcoming weekend will find Bub entering a single event as he plans to travel to Deep South Speedway (Loxley, Alabama) on Saturday, May 21 for a $3,000-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model. For more information on the event, please visit www.StateSeries.com .

Bub McCool would like to thank his sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Little Randy’s Hunting Camp, RBT Motorsports, RH Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Triple B Trucking, Thompson’s Auto Repair, Hoosier Tire South, Club 29 Race Cars, Howard Means Racing, 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 .

Bub McCool Masters COMP Cams Super Dirt Series at Greenville

May 16th, 2016

Greenville, Mississippi – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil and the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) opened a doubleheader weekend of challenge events at
Greenville Speedway on Friday night, and it was home state driver, Bub McCool taking the $2,000 victory.

Current CCSDS point leader, Austin Rettig brought the field to the green flag for the 30-lap finale as the New Vision Graphics Pole Sitter. He was joined on the front row by B.J. Robinson.

As the race went green, defending MSCCS champion, Bub McCool wasted little time advancing from his 4th-starting spot to the lead.

While McCool paced the field, Kyle Beard was on the move from his 5th-starting spot and by the midway point he was up the runner-up spot. In the closing laps Beard pressured McCool for the lead, but would be unable to overtake the Vicksburg, Mississippi driver.

McCool claimed the $2,000 victory for his 5th-career victory with the CCSDS. Beard, Austin Rettig, B.J. Robinson and 15th-starting Timothy Culp rounded out the top five finishers.

Kyle Beard started the night by tripping the clocks with the fastest time in qualifying as he circled the ¼-mile oval with a 15.029-second lap in Group A. In Group B it was B.J. Robinson, who was fastest with a 15.066-second lap.

Black Diamond Race Cars Heat Race #1 was won by Austin Rettig with Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2 being claimed by B.J. Robinson. M&M Paint & Construction Heat Race #3 was won by Rick Rickman, while Bub McCool won ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #4.

Mark Martin Powersports B-Main #1 was topped by Jonathan Rowan with Tommy Surrett winning Arctic Cat B-Main #2.

Jon Mitchell won the Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award for advancing from the 21st-starting spot to an 8th-place finish. Defending CCSDS Champion, Jack Sullivan received the Henryetta Ford Hard Luck Award after battling issues throughout the night.

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. COMP Cams Super Dirt Series suspension rules will apply. For more information, please view the rules at www.COMPDirt.com .

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

Timothy Culp Conquers Gumbo Nationals for Second-Straight Year

October 5th, 2015

Greenville, Mississippi – It definitely didn’t come easy, and it definitely wasn’t pretty, but Timothy Culp emerged victorious in the 9th Annual Harlow’s Casino Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. The $10,000 victory marked the second-straight year that the Prattsville, Arkansas driver conquered the ¼ mile confines in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event.

Kyle Cummings and Brian Rickman brought the field to the green flag for the 75-lap affair, but the initial start would be nullified by a spin by 9th starting Ray Moore in turn one. Moore was able to rejoin the tail of the field, and on the ensuing attempt to get the event underway Rickman bolted to the lead with the 4th starting Culp advancing to 2nd with Bub McCool, Cummings, and Eric Cooley in tow.

The caution waved on lap 10 as Tyler Erb spun in turn one with a flat tire. Culp capitalized on the double-file restart as he executed a masterful slide job to take the top spot away from Brian Rickman in turn two. The next few laps found Culp extending his advantage with Rickman, McCool, Cummings, and Jack Sullivan in pursuit.

A lap 19 regrouped the field, but as the green flag waved again Culp again extended his advantage. By the 29th circuit lapped traffic was becoming a factor. Culp’s struggles in traffic allowed Brian Rickman and Bub McCool to reel in the leader. However, bad luck struck for McCool on lap 32, when he nearly spun in turn one. The car slowed considerably and looked to be coming to a complete stop before McCool fired the engine once again. Unfortunately the caution flew for the slowing McCool, and he was sent to the rear. He would be far from done though, and the chaos would be just getting started.

A lap 37 caution for Tommy Surrett set up a restart, where Brian Rickman closely pursued Timothy Culp. Entering turn one on the 40th circuit, Rickman attempted an apparent slide job on Culp, which saw the two make hard contact. Culp was pinched into the outside wall and almost flipped as his passenger side wheels rode the top of the concrete wall. Somehow both drivers manage to keep going, but not before the caution flew. Rickman was credited with the caution due to initiating the contact, and was sent to the tail of the field. Culp amazingly sustained minimal damage, and resumed the lead.

The next restart found 2nd place runner, Kyle Cummings being penalized for jumping the restart. With Cummings pushed back to 3rd, Jack Sullivan was promoted to 2nd. Sullivan’s time in the runner-up spot would be short-lived though as contact with Cummings entering turn three on lap 40 found Sullivan slamming into the outside wall as his night came to an early end. He displayed his displeasure with Cummings under the caution period before retreating pitside.

As the field tried to separate itself from lap 40, Kyle Cummings bolted to the lead on the restart with Garrett Alberson briefly taking the 2nd spot down the backstretch. Culp however used an impressive move to retake the lead at the flag stand.

The next three laps found a three-wide battle for the lead between Culp, Alberson, and Cummings. Bad luck would bite Cummings on lap 44 though as contact with Josh Putnam sent him spinning to the infield.

The restart found Culp at the point with Alberson, Putnam, Eric Cooley, and Bub McCool, who went to the tail on lap 32, occupying the top five.

Culp again had his hands full on the restart as Alberson and Putnam briefly pushed him to 3rd before Culp overcame another outstanding battle to lead the field back to the flag stand.

The next several laps found Culp extending his advantage, but the battle behind him featured incredible racing. Putnam ran 2nd with Garrett Alberson, Chad Thrash, Bub McCool, and a rebounding Ray Moore all in pursuit. The battle for positions two through six found constant two and three wide battles with non-stop position swapping.

In the closing laps Putnam took 2nd for good with McCool, Ray Moore, and Chad Thrash settling into their top five finishing spots. Culp claimed the win by a little less than a second.

An elated Culp was quite honest in victory lane.

“(Brian) Rickman screwed up when he crashed me, because that just pissed me off, and I started racing a lot harder,” said Culp. “My front end was toed-out bad after that, and I couldn’t restart very well at all. I’m sure that made for some exciting racing for the fans, but man it was a handful for me.” The personable racer, concluded by saying, “I know that Bub (McCool) has a lot of fans here at Greenville, but hopefully tonight I made some.”

This concludes the 2015 season for Greenville Speedway. Keep your browser locked to www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net for information on the 2016 season.

Kyle Cummings and Brian Rickman Top Gumbo Nationals Opening Night

October 5th, 2015

Greenville, Mississippi- Over 160 cars took part in the opening night of the 9th Annual Harlow’s Casino Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway on a beautiful Friday evening.

With forty-three Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models registered for battle, four heat races were contested at the gumbo oval.

The first heat race found Sibley, Louisiana’s Kyle Cummings advancing from the 8th starting spot to snare the win with Hunter Rasdon, Ray Moore, and 11th starting, Tanner Kellick taking the transfer spots. With the win former Gumbo Nationals champion, Kyle Cummings locked into the pole position for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win finale.

The second heat race found Brian Rickman from Columbus, Mississippi dominating the event to take the win with Eric Cooley, Jack Sullivan, and Chad Thrash sweeping the transfer spots.

After four bad starts the third heat race finally came to life as four-time Gumbo Nationals champion, Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi charged to the lead. He was challenged for the lead early in the heat on the high side by New Mexico’s Garrett Alberson. However, McCool ultimately stretched his lead and crossed the finish line with a 2.8 second advantage over Alberson. Josh Putnam and Neil Baggett took the final two transfer spots.

The initial start in the fourth and final heat race was waived off after officials deemed that Billy Moyer Jr. jumped the start. Timothy Culp was promoted to the pole alongside Bubba Harris as Moyer Jr. was pushed back a row. Culp raced to the convincing win with Billy Moyer Jr. rallying to finish 2nd. The man on the move in the heat race was Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, who used the high side of the speedway to advance from the 8th starting spot to a 3rd place finish with Allen Tippen taking the final transfer spot.

MSCCS Super Late Model qualifying for the forty-three entries on hand was paced by Brian Rickman with a 15.852 second lap around the ¼ mile oval. Saturday night will be the championship night with the $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start finale being held. Also on the program will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start, Open Wheel
Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for all divisions.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found at
www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

Grandstand gates open 4 p.m. on Saturday with the driver’s meeting at 5 p.m. Pit gates open at 2 p.m. Hot laps are slated for 5:30 p.m.

On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with kids $5. Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits, and ages 5 & under are free.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt. Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge. For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

9th Annual Harlow’s Gumbo Nationals MSCCS Top 18 Feature Line-Up
Row 1: Kyle Cummings – Brian Rickman
Row 2: Bub McCool – Timothy Culp
Row 3: Hunter Rasdon – Eric Cooley
Row 4: Garrett Alberson – Billy Moyer Jr.
Row 5: Ray Moore – Jack Sullivan
Row 6: Josh Putnam – Ronny Lee Hollingsworth
Row 7: Tanner Kellick – Chad Thrash
Row 8: Neil Baggett – Allen Tippen

B-Main #1 Line-Up (Top 3 Transfer)
Row 1: BJ Robinson – Kyle Beard
Row 2: Mark Dodson – Ashley Newman
Row 3: Mark Tice – Cale Finley
Row 4: Brett White – Lew Lyles
Row 5: Robert Baker – David Carpenter
Row 6: Tyler Erb – Jason Michau
Row 7: Duke Palasini – Rick Rickman

B-Main #2 Line-Up (Top 3 Transfer)
Row 1: Doug Showah – Clay Fisher
Row 2: Troy Berdan – Ronnie Adams
Row 3: Bo Gordon – Bubba Harrison
Row 4: Chris Smith – Mike Harris
Row 5: Paul Jones – Jonathan Rowan
Row 6: Tommy Surrett – Skip O’Neil
Row 7: Scott Abraham

Schedule of Events
Saturday, October 3rd
Pit Gate Open: 2 pm
Grandstand Gate Open: 4 pm
Driver’s Meeting: 5 pm

B-Main Car Hot Laps: 5:30 pm
Street Stocks
MSCCS Super Late Model
Pure Street
NeSmith Crate Late Model
Open Wheel Modified

Street Stocks B-Mains (8 Laps)
Street Stock Locked-In Car Hot Laps
MSCCS Super Late Model B-Mains (12 Laps)
MSCCS Super Late Model Locked-In Car Hot Laps
Open Wheel Modified B-Mains (8 Laps)
Open Wheel Modified Locked-In Car Hot Laps
NeSmith Crate Late Model B-Mains (12 Laps)
NeSmith Crate Late Model Locked-In Hot Laps
Pure Street B-Mains (8 Laps)
Pure Street Locked-In Car Hot Laps

Feature Events
MSCCS Super Late Model (75 Laps) – $10,000-To-Win
Street Stock (20 Laps) – $1,500-To-Win
NeSmith Crate Late Model (40 Laps) – $3,000-To-Win
Open Wheel Modified (20 Laps) – $1,500-To-Win
Pure Street (20 Laps) – $700-To-Win

9th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 1st-3rd at Greenville Speedway

September 19th, 2015

Greenville, Mississippi – In less than two weeks it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 9th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 1st-3rd, 2015

For 2015 the Super Late Model division will battle a total payout in excess of $40,000 as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model thunders into town. The finale will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 75 lap feature, which again matches the richest event in the facilities history.

$125 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

On Thursday, October 1st an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 2nd will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 3rd will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 75 lap finale

The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night. Crate Late Model entry fee is $100.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$150-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Heat races for Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Pure Street will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the divisions.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find pit gates opening at 4pm with racing action at 7pm. Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2pm with racing action starting at 5:30pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.

Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

Rasdon Conquers CCSDS Action on the Gumbo at Greenville

July 27th, 2015

Greenville, Mississippi– The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil opened their weekend on Friday evening with a $2,000-to-win affair at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi), where Hunter Rasdon routed the field for the victory.

After winning the first heat race Hunter Rasdon from Jonesboro, Arkansas earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Position in his Black Diamond #R5 Jay Dickens Super Late Model for the feature with Robert Baker starting alongside. Rasdon jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag and went on to wire the field in the event, which was plagued by multiple cautions in the early-going. Baker and Tyler Erb staged a great battle for the runner-up spot in the late stages of the event before Erb took possession of the spot. Baker, Bub McCool, and Rick Rickman rounded out the top five finishers.

The victory was the second of the season for Rasdon on the tour.

Robert Baker paced qualifying with a 14.364 second lap around the ¼ mile oval.

Hunter Rasdon won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Robert Baker winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. Tyler Erb raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to Kody Barber for advancing from the 17th starting spot to a 9th place finish.. Shannon Scott was the recipient of the Wilwood Tough Break of the Race Award after seeing his feature ended early after being collected in a melee.

Saturday evening takes the tour to Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) for their lone appearance of 2015 at the 3/8 mile oval. Billy Moyer Jr. topped the series stop at the facility in 2014. A $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start event is scheduled. The NeSmith Crate Late Models, E-Mods, Hobbys, Street Modifieds, Pure Streets, Mini Mods, and Hummers will be in action as well. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 p.m., while racing action is slated for 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.CamdenRacing.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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

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

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Two State Weekend on Tap

July 22nd, 2015

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil resumes the 2015 season this weekend, July 24th-25th with a pair of events in Mississippi and Tennessee. The tour will visit Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday evening and Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) on Saturday night.

Greenbrier, Arkansas driver, Jack Sullivan continues to reside atop the series standings with a 37 marker leader over his nearest pursuer as he seeks his first series title. Robert Baker, Kyle Beard, Clay Fisher, Shannon Scott, Chandler Petty, Tommy Surrett, Gavin Landers, BJ Robinson, and David Payne complete the current top ten in points.

Gavin Landers leads the way in the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year battle with Hunter Rasdon and Casey Findley in pursuit.

Friday night will mark the second appearance of the season for the tour at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). Bub McCool claimed the CCSDS victory at the facility earlier this year, and will be on hand as he looks to score yet another victory. The program will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start feature. NeSmith Crate Late Models and Street Stocks will be a part of the program. Gates open at 5 p.m. with racing action scheduled for 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

Saturday evening takes the tour to Camden Speedway (Camden, Tennessee) for their lone appearance of 2015 at the 3/8 mile oval. Billy Moyer Jr. topped the series stop at the facility in 2014. A $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start event is scheduled. The NeSmith Crate Late Models, E-Mods, Hobbys, Street Modifieds, Pure Streets, Mini Mods, and Hummers will be in action as well. The pit gate opens at 4 p.m. with grandstands opening at 6 p.m., while racing action is slated for 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.CamdenRacing.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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

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

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Greenville Speedway Weekend Washed Away

July 5th, 2015

Beebe, Arkansas- The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil has seen their weekend washed away by a forecast that calls for heavy rains over the next 24 hours. A pair of $2,000-to-win affairs had been scheduled for Greenville Speedway over the course of the holiday weekend.

“You hate to pull the plug on a big weekend like this, but Mother Nature has dealt us a raw deal,” said CCSDS CEO, Chris Ellis. “The last thing we want to do is waste the time and money of our great teams and fans.”

Series and track officials are currently seeking a reschedule date. Stay tuned to www.COMPDirt.com http://www.COMPDirt.com for the latest news and information.

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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

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

History Made by Bub McCool at Greenville Speedway

May 12th, 2015

Greenville, Mississippi– History was made on Friday evening as the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil went head-to-head with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) for the first time ever in a showdown at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).

When the checkered flag dropped on the night it was Bub McCool scoring the $2,000 win by a matter of inches.

On a night plagued by rain, Brian Rickman and Duke Palasini brought the field to the green flag for the 40 lap finale. Rickman snagged the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the field until lap 11, when the first caution flew for his brother, Rick Rickman, who slowed.

At the time of the caution Brian Rickman was followed by Robert Baker, Palasini, and tenth starting, Bub McCool.
The feature would be slowed once more by a caution period with Rickman maintaining the lead as McCool raced his way into the second spot. The race endured a long green-flag run to close the finale, and this set the stage for McCool to reel in Rickman in lapped traffic.

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 the third CCSDS triumph of McCool’s career.

Local standout, Duke Palasini from Leland, Mississippi blazed to fast time honors in qualifying with a 14.453 second lap around the ¼ mile oval.

Garry Alberson won GRT Race Cars Qualifier #1 with Bub McCool winning Allen Manufacturing Qualifier #2. The Lucas Oil Dash was won by Brian Rickman

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to Jack Sullivan, who advanced from the 22nd starting spot to an 11th place finish. The recipient of the Wilwood Tough Break of the Race Award was Gavin Landers, who saw his weekend come to an early end, when he was collected in an accident on a rain-soaked track in his qualifier.

Saturday evening, May 9th will find the CCSDS sanctioning their first-ever event at the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) as they once again go into battle against the MSCCS racers. The 3/8 mile oval, known as the “black ice,” will play host to a $2,500-to-win, 40 lap program. NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks will be part of the program. Driver’s meeting is at 6:00 pm with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit www.MagnoliaDirt.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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

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

Magnolia State Invasion this Weekend for COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

May 8th, 2015

Beebe, Arkansas– The stars and cars of the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil are set to take their show on the road this weekend, May 8th-9th, as they invade the “Magnolia State,” for a pair of historic showdowns with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models.

Coming off a fantastic opening weekend that saw great car counts and incredible racing action, the CCSDS is ready for another weekend of competition. Jack Sullivan and Timothy Culp scored opening weekend wins with the tour, while New Mexico’s Garrett Alberson leads the standings.

Alberson will lead a strong contingent of series drivers into battle this weekend including defending series’ champion, Kyle Beard, Clay Fisher, Robert Baker, Hunter Rasdon, Shannon Scott, Ross Camponovo, Chandler Petty, Timothy Culp, Brandon Smith, Tommy Surrett, Cole Farmer, Rick Hearnsberger, Casey Findley, Gavin Landers, and Joseph Long.

The Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year battle is currently being led by Rasdon with Farmer, Findley, and Landers in pursuit.

Both events will be co-sanctioned by the MSCCS Super Late Models as the tours go head-to-head for the first time ever. Vicksburg, Mississippi’s Bub McCool leads the MSCCS effort into battle. Other series drivers expected include Rick Rickman, Chad Thrash, Brian Rickman, Neil Baggett, Chris McElhenney, Clint Logan, Mark Dodson, Chase Washington, and more.

Action opens on Friday night with a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). The event will mark the first of four appearances by the CCSDS at the ¼ mile gumbo oval in 2015. In 2014 Bub McCool swept both series events at the facility. A full complement of local divisions will be on the racing card. Gates open a 4:00 p.m. with racing action at 7:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit
http://www.greenvillespeedway.net/.

Saturday evening will find the CCSDS sanctioning their first-ever event at the state-of-the-art, Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). The 3/8 mile oval, known as the “black ice,” will play host to a $2,500-to-win, 40 lap program. NeSmith Late Models, Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks will be part of the program. Driver’s meeting is at 6:00 pm with hot laps at 6:30 p.m. For more information on the event, please visit http://www.magnoliadirt.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, GRT Race Cars, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Wildwood, 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, Tommy Surrett Trucking, Beach Veterinary Services, MSR Mafia Marketing, Sampson Racing Communications, AR Bodies, Schoenfeld Headers, and Keyser Manufacturing.

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

Tyler Erb Scores Top Five Finish in Gumbo Nationals

October 10th, 2014

Magnolia, Texas – 17-year-old, Tyler Erb entered the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) over the weekend with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) and fought his way to a fourth place finish in his #91 Erb Racing/Rocket by Litton/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Fifty entries looked to conquer the $10,000-to-win, MSCCS program at the 1/4 mile oval, and Erb started his weekend by racing to a convincing heat race win on Friday evening to lock into the fourth starting spot for the 75 lap finale on Saturday night.

In the main event, Tyler ran third for much of the race before ultimately crossing the finish line in fourth behind race winner, Timothy Culp, Neil Baggett and Chad Thrash. Morgan Bagley completed the top five finishers.

“That was a lot of fun this weekend,” said Culp. “We were good from the time that we unloaded, and that’s about the longest race I’ve ever run, so we gained a lot of experience. Special thanks goes out to my family, team, and sponsors on their great support.

Full results from the weekend can be found at www.StateSeries.com .

Erb Racing will next take to the track on October 23rd-25th with a trip to Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the 20th Annual Fall Classic at the 1/3 mile oval. For more information on the event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com .

Tyler Erb and Erb Racing would like to thank their sponsors including First Class Septic, Litton Motorsports, Hwy 105 Machine, JD’s Body Works, Performance Race Engineering, Show Time Signs, J&J Motorsports, Day Motorsports, Team 5 Enterprise, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For the latest information on Erb Racing, please visit www.TylerErb.com.

Timothy Culp Wins 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals Slugfest

October 6th, 2014

Greenville, Mississippi-Timothy Culp won his first-career Dirt Late Model feature at Greenville Speedway in 2011, and on Saturday night he won the richest of his young career with a $10,000 triumph in the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals.

“This place has always been special to me since it’s the first place I won in a Super Late Model, but it hasn’t always been kind to me,” said an elated Culp in victory lane after successful completing nearly a dozen doughnuts in the infield after bagging the victory in the richest event in the history of the facility. “Tonight we had no mechanical failures, no bad luck, and we did what few have been able to do and that’s beat Bub McCool at Greenville.”

Culp jumped to the lead at the drop of the green flag from his outside-front-row starting spot for the 75 lapper. He paced the opening circuits, which were plagued by a series of cautions. Bub McCool, Neil Baggett, Tyler Erb, and Ronnie Johnson gave chase during the opening laps, and McCool used a lap 8 restart to catapult into the lead.

Culp would remain persistent though, and on a lap 18 restart he used a strong run on the low side to retake the lead as McCool slipped as far back as the third spot before mounting a charge back to the lead three circuits later. Culp continued to use restarts to his advantage, and on a lap 30 restart he raced into the top spot.

The next several laps found Culp and McCool tap dancing around the high groove. Behind the lead duo incredible battles waged through the pack with three and four wide action with Baggett, Erb, Ronnie Johnson, and Morgan Bagley fighting tooth and nail for the third spot.

A lap 41 slide job in turn two sent McCool to the lead, but a lap 48 restart saw Culp rocketing back into the lead once again. The next ten laps found Culp and McCool waging war for the lead through lapped traffic. That all came to an end on lap 59, when McCool bounced off the turn 4 wall, resulting in a broken driveshaft, which ended his night.

Despite a late-race charge from Neil Baggett, Timothy Culp went on to power his Bennings Heat & Air #c8 Bob Pierce Super Late Model to the $10,000 victory. Neil Baggett, Chad Thrash, Tyler Erb, and Morgan Bagley rounded out the top five finishers.

A bevy of bonuses in memory of Greg Camponovo, who lost his life a week earlier in an accident on his family farm, were distributed throughout the payout.

Full results from the event are available at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

Baggett and Culp Lead the Way in 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals Opener

October 4th, 2014

Greenville, Mississippi– With the richest purse ever posted at the facility, the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) came to life on Friday evening with the most entries ever seen as 50 competitors registered for battle in preliminary action in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models program David Breazeale started the night by claiming the $300 fast qualifier award with a time of 14.593 seconds around the ¼ mile oval. Breazeale’s luck wouldn’t carry over in the heat race as contact with the front stretch wall near the midway point eventually eliminated him from contention. Neil Baggett led the distance in the ten lap affair to claim the win with Brian Rickman and Eric Cooley completing the transfer cars. With the win Baggett locked into the pole for Saturday night’s $10,000-to-win, main event.

The second heat race found the driver, who registered the quickest time in Group B, Timothy Culp overcoming an early battle with Morgan Bagley to score the win with Chad Thrash rounding out the podium. Culp will join Baggett on the front row for Saturday night’s 75 lap finale.

The third heat was a wild one that found pole sitter, Bub McCool slipping back to as far as the fourth spot on the opening circuit before rebounding on the second lap to take the lead and ultimately the win with Dane Dacus and Jon Mitchell completing the transfers.

Tyler Erb was a determined driver in the fourth heat and won a battle of slide jobs with Clay Fisher to snare the win. Following the duo across the line in the final transfer spot was 2014 Greenville Speedway track champion, Duke Palasini.

Robert Baker shot from the fourth starting spot to the lead on the first lap and never looked back on his way to the triumph in heat race #5. Rick Rickman and Garrett Alberson rounded out the transfer cars.

The final heat race of the night was a wild one that found Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Ronnie Johnson surviving a late-race charge from local standout, Doug Showah to score the win. Ray Moore held off Kyle Beard for the final transfer spot. The race was marred by a hard crash on lap 6 between Tommy Surrett and Trey Beene. Surrett was uninjured, but Beene indicated that he may have suffered a broken hand in the incident.

Each heat race winner was presented with $100 from Bo Gordon in memory of Greg Camponovo, who passed away a week earlier in a farming accident. The $300 bonus that Breazeale received for recording fast time in qualifications was also in memory of Camponovo and was provided in part by Brent and Jimmy Barrett, who donated $250 and Jason Oswalt, who donated $50.

The 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals will draw to a close on Saturday night. The Super Late Model portion of the program will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the $10,000-to-win, 75 lap finale. The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own b-mains as well as a $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event.

Also on the program for Saturday will be the finales for the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$125-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start.

Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2 pm with racing action starting at 5:30 pm.

On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 4 pm on Saturday. Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits, and ages 5 & under are free.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.

Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

8th Annual Gumbo Nationals this Weekend at Greenville Speedway

October 4th, 2014

Greenville, Mississippi – It’s the beginning of October, and that only means one thing. It’s time for the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi)!

This Thursday-Saturday, October 2nd-4th the gumbo will be set on fire as top drivers from across the region converge on the 1/4 mile bullring for their share of over $70,000 in money that will be paid out.

The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) will again sanction the event, which marks the richest Super Late Model payout in the history of the facility. A $10,000 winner’s check is up for grabs with $1,000 just to take the green flag in the 75 lap feature.

Entries from more than eight states are expected and are led by four-time and defending race champion, Bub McCool from Vicksburg, Mississippi. If Bulooks to repeat he will find the going far from easy. Current MSCCS point leader, David Breazeale leads the charge for the tour into the event. He will be joined by other touring trendsetters including COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Champion, Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas and P&W Sales SUPR Super Late Model point leader, Jon Mitchell from Texarkana, Texas. 2014 Greenville Speedway track champion, Duke Palasini will look to upset the travelers.

Other expected entries include Ross Camponovo, Ray Moore, Brian Rickman, Morgan Bagley, Rick Rickman, Justin Asplin, Timothy Culp, Garrett Alberson, Tyler Erb, Patrik Daniel, Zach McMillan, Tommy Surrett, Eric Cooley, Chad Thrash, Dane Dacus, Neil Baggett, Mark Dodson, Clint Logan, Chandler Petty, Clay Fisher, Eddie Rickman, Doug Showah, Greg Fore, Tanner Kellick, Jamie Tollison, and many more.

8th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout

1)$10,000 2)$5,000 3)$2,500 4)$2,000 5)$1,500 6)$1,200 7)$1,150 8)$1,125 9)$1,100 10)$1,075 11)$1,050 12)$1,025 13-24)$1,000

$125 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

All MSCCS Super Late Models will be required to run an 8″ spoiler.

Allowed Tires
MUST PUNCH 60 or HARDER. AR56 Hoosier – 1600, Spec 55, Lucas 06
MUST PUNCH 44: AR 48, Hoosier – 1350, Spec 21, Lucas 03

On Thursday, October 2nd an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 3rd will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 4th will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 75 lap finale

The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night. Crate Late Model entry fee is $100. Veteran NeSmith tech man, Thomas McReynolds will be on hand to tech the NeSmith Crate Late Model competitors for this event.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$125-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Heat races for Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Pure Street will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the divisions.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find pit gates opening at 4pm with racing action at 7pm. Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2pm with racing action starting at 5:30pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.

Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

8th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 2nd-4th at Greenville Speedway

September 19th, 2014

Greenville, Mississippi – In less than two weeks it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 2nd-4th, 2014.

Each and every year the event continues to grow with more cars and more fans, and for 2014 the Super Late Model purse has grown by over $10,000 as it will now boast a total payout in excess of $40,000 for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model competitors. The finale will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 75 lap feature, which marks the richest event in the facilities history.

8th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout

1)$10,000 2)$5,000 3)$2,500 4)$2,000 5)$1,500 6)$1,200 7)$1,150 8)$1,125 9)$1,100 10)$1,075 11)$1,050 12)$1,025 13-24)$1,000

$125 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

On Thursday, October 2nd an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 3rd will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 4th will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 75 lap finale

The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on
Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night. Crate Late Model entry fee is $100. Veteran NeSmith tech man, Thomas McReynolds will be on hand to tech the NeSmith Crate Late Model competitors for this event.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$125-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Heat races for Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Pure Street will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the divisions.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find pit gates opening at 4pm with racing action at 7pm. Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2pm with racing action starting at 5:30pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.

There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.

Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

Bub McCool Sweeps Weekend CCSDS Action at Greenville

July 10th, 2014

Vicksburg, MS- Bub McCool swept the weekend’s racing action with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) in his #57J McCool Logging/ Victory Circle/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).

Friday night found twenty-five Super Late Models registered for the $1,500-to-win opener. McCool posted the quickest lap overall during time trials, and went on to win his heat race to lock into the pole position for the feature with Tommy Surrett alongside. McCool grabbed the lead as the race went green, but Surrett would fight back and ultimately lead lap 1 of the 30 lapper. A caution flew just as the first lap was complete, bunching the field back up before going green once again. Surrett commanded the top spot as the leaders caught lapped traffic by lap six. On lap seven McCool used heavy traffic to his advantage to take the lead, but Surrett jumped back to the top spot just one lap later. McCool assumed the point once again on lap nine. Once out front Bub raced away from his competitors to lap all but the top ten runners on his way to victory, which came over Surrett, Clay Fisher, Duke Palasini, and Kyle Beard.

On Saturday evening. McCool captured his second career victory with the tour in as many nights with a $2,000 triumph. Twenty-four entries returned to do battle, and Bub locked into the second starting spot in the 35 lap finale via a heat race win. McCool jumped to the early lead, and by lap six the leaders were in lapped traffic as the first of four cautions flew. The second caution of the event waved on lap nine, and on lap ten Rickman used the low line to shot past McCool for the lead and he bounced off the outside wall in turn four.

The final caution of the night came on lap sixteen, and on the restart Rickman motored away from McCool. However, the race was far from over as McCool caught Rickman by lap 24. The duo rocketed past the flag stand side-by-side, and continued to go door-to-door until McCool used a slide job in turn four on lap 28 to claim the top spot. Over the course of the closing laps Bub stretched his advantage and went on to score the win by a straightaway over Kyle Beard, Tommy Surrett, Stacy Taylor, and Duke Palasini. The win marked his third of 2014.

“Greenville Speedway has been really good to us over the past few years, and my crew has really worked their tails off on this hot rod,” said McCool. “We are learning a lot about this new car and seem to be getting better every time we hit the track.”

Complete results from the events can be found at www.COMPDirt.com .

The upcoming weekend has Bub tentatively scheduled to enter a single event as he may enter the $2,500-To-Win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model event at Columbus Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Saturday, July 12th. For more information on the event please visit www.StateSeries.com .

Bub McCool and everyone at McCool Motorsports would like to thank all of their sponsors, which include McCool Logging, Jay Dickens Racing Engines, Triple B Trucking, Hoosier Race Tires, Eibach Springs, Victory Circle Chassis, Good Hope Lumber, Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants, GottaRace.com, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

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

Bub McCool Completes the Sweep of CCSDS Action at Greenville

July 8th, 2014

Greenville, Mississip[i- Bub McCool snared his second career win with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil in as many nights on Saturday evening at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi), but the victory came far from easy.

Current track point leader, Duke Palasini, capitalized on the bad luck of the evening’s fast qualifier, Brian Rickman, to win GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1, which earned him the New Vision Graphics Pole Award for the $2,000-to-win feature with Friday night’s winner, Bub McCool, joining him on the front row for the 35 lap finale. Palasini jumped to the lead and looked to be poised to lead the first lap, but a bobble exiting turn four allowed Bub McCool and Rick Rickman to race past for the top two spots.

By lap 6 the leaders were in lapped traffic, and the first of four cautions flew on lap 8 for a Rick Hearnsberger spin. Another caution marred lap 9, but on lap 10 Rick Rickman used the low line to shoot past McCool for the lead as the Vicksburg, Mississippi driver bounced off the topside wall in turn four.

Behind the leaders good battles raged with Palasini, Stacy Taylor, Tommy Surrett, and Kyle Beard all contending for top five spots.

The final caution of the event flew on lap 16, and on the ensuing restart Rickman again motored away from McCool. However, McCool wasn’t done as he caught the leader by lap 24 as the duo rocketed past the flag stand side-by-side. The Mississippi drivers continued to go door to door until McCool used a slide job in turn four on lap 28 to snare the lead.

Once out front McCool stretched his advantage as Rickman began to battle a rapidly deflating tire. As the white flag flew Rickman began to slow with tire issues as Kyle and Tommy Surrett raced into the podium spots. At the finish line McCool won by a straightaway over Beard, Surrett, Taylor, and Palasini, while Rickman dropped to a disappointing eighth place finish.

“I just couldn’t make that bottom work like Rick (Rickman) could,” said McCool in victory lane. “I just had to bounce off that wall on the high side and hope for the best, and luckily it worked.”

Brian Rickman started the night’s festivities by registering the fastest lap in Group A and overall with a 14.553 second lap around the gumbo oval. Friday night’s quick qualifier Bub McCool was fastest in Group B with a 14.652 second lap.

Duke Palasini won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Rick Rickman winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. Bub McCool raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3, while Tommy Surrett won Woodco Inc. Heat Race #4.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to Randy Bernard for passing seven cars to finish thirteenth, while Brian Rickman was the recipient of the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award after mechanical issues sidelined him while leading the first heat race.

The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series presented by Lucas Oil competitors return to action next Friday night, July 11th with a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start event at North Central Arkansas Speedway (Yellville, Arkansas). For more information on North Central Arkansas Speedway please visit www.dsmotorsports-llc.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 Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

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

Bub McCool Tames the Gumbo in Greenville CCSDS Action

July 7th, 2014

Greenville, Mississippi – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil opened a doubleheader weekend at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi), and Bub McCool overcame an early race battle with Tommy Surrett to score the win, which marked the first of his career with the series.

McCool earned the New Vision Graphics Pole Award after winning his heat race and was joined by Tommy Surrett on the front row for the 30 lap, $1,500-to-win event. McCool grabbed the initial lead as the race went green, but exiting turn four on lap 1 it was Surrett, who blasted to the lead. McCool, Duke Palasini, Kyle Beard, and Clay Fisher completed the top five with a single circuit on the board.

A caution flew as the field completed lap 1, which allowed the field to catch their breath before going green once again. With the green flag displayed once again Surrett held the top spot as the leaders caught lapped traffic by lap 6. On lap 7 in heavy traffic McCool took the lead, but just one lap later Surrett jumped back to the top spot. Surrett’s time at the front quickly came to an end, when McCool blasted the cushion to steal the lead on lap 9.

Once out front Bub raced away from his competitors to lap all but the top ten runners on his way to the victory. Surrett, Fisher, Palasini, and Beard rounded out the top five finishers.

“I thought that Surrett was going to run off and hide from us all early in the feature, but my car got better as the race progressed,” said McCool. “Tonight is probably the best I’ve seen the track here at Greenville in a long time. It was really a lot of fun.”

Bub McCool started the night by recording the quickest lap with a 14.108 second lap around the ¼ mile oval in Group A. Clay Fisher recorded the fastest time in Group B with a 14.612 second lap.

Bub McCool won GRT Race Cars Heat Race #1 with Duke Palasini winning Allen Manufacturing Heat Race #2. Tommy Surrett raced to victory in ROCKHARD Powder Coating Heat Race #3, while Kyle Beard won Woodco Inc. Heat Race #4.

The Larry Shaw Race Cars Hard Charger Award went to for Cody Kierre for advancing from the 20th starting spot to an 8th place finish, while Timothy Culp was the recipient of the Keith Craft Racing Engines Hard Luck Award after a broken oil pump, while running second in his heat race ended his night and his weekend.

Due to several drivers with mechanical issues in their heat races, the b-main was scrapped for the evening.

The second round of the weekend’s doubleheader at Greenville Speedway will be held on Saturday night with a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start event. Time trials, heat race action, b-mains, and the 30 lap finale will all be a part of the show. The race was originally scheduled to pay $300-to-start, but CCSDS CEO Chris Ellis announced at the driver’s meeting on Friday night that he and the track were increasing the start money to show appreciation to the drivers.

Saturday grandstand admission for adults is $20 with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $5 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free. Adult pit admission is $35 on Saturday with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $10 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free.

The grandstands open at 5pm with the pit gate swinging opening at 3pm. The driver’s meeting is at 6:45pm with hot laps scheduled for 7:00pm with racing action to follow. For more information on Greenville Speedway please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

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 Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

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

Huge Greenville Speedway Weekend on Tap for COMP Cams Super Dirt Series

July 5th, 2014

Beebe, Arkansas – The COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is set to make history this weekend, July 4th-5th, at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) as the tour hosts its first-ever, two day extravaganza at the storied, 1/4 mile oval.

The weekend opens on Friday, July 4th with a $1,500-to-win/$250-to-start event with a $75 entry fee. On Saturday, July 5th a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start program will be contested with a $100 entry fee. Hot laps, time trials, heat races, b-mains, and a finale will be part of each night’s program. Each feature will be 30 laps. As a further incentive the top two finishers from Friday night’s program are guaranteed the ninth and tenth starting spots in Saturday night’s feature if they are unable to race their way into the finale via preliminary action. Super Late Models will utilize transponders for scoring at a cost of $20 per night.

Defending series’ champion, Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas continues to lead the series standings with Clay Fisher, Tommy Surrett, Brandon Smith, Shannon Scott, Rick Hearnsberger, Kody Mea, Lynn Beach, David Payne, and Jack Sullivan rounding out the current top ten.

The Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year battle is led by Henryetta, Oklahoma’s Shannon Scott, who is one point ahead of Rick Hearnsberger with Kody Mea and David Payne rounding out the battle.

A strong field of regional and local drivers are expected to be on hand to challenge the travelers including Bub McCool, Timothy Culp, Ross Camponovo, Gavin Landers, Duke Palasini, Mark Tice, Greg Fore, Bubba Harrison, Christopher Showah, Doug Showah, Brett White, Tanner Kellick, and a host of others.

On Friday night NeSmith Crate Late Models and Street Stocks will also be a part of the program, while Saturday night will see Nesmith Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pure Streets, Street stocks as part of the program.

For this event only the series will also allow the Hoosier 1350 tires on all four corners of competitor’s entries for the first time ever in an effort to make it feasible for more drivers from the area to participate in the show, who don’t normally race with the tour.

Front Tires
Spec 1600 HTS
Economy 1600
Lucas 1640
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Left Rear Tire
Spec 1600 HTS
Lucas 1640
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Right Rear Tire
Spec 1600 HTS
Lucas 06
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Grandstand admission on Friday is $15 for adults with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $5 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free. Saturday grandstand admission for adults is $20 with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $5 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free. Two day adult grandstand tickets are available for $30.

Pit admission for adults is $30 on Friday with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $10 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free. Adult pit admission is $35 on Saturday with children (ages 6-14 years-of-age) $10 and kids (5-years-of-age and under) free. Two days adult pit passes are available for $60.

Each night the grandstands open at 5pm with the pit gate swinging opening at 3pm. The driver’s meeting is at 6:45pm with hot laps scheduled for 7:00pm with racing action to follow.

For more information on Greenville Speedway please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

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

COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Expands Greenville Speedway Weekend

June 19th, 2014

Beebe, Arkansas – Officials with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil and Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) are proud to announce that they have expanded the upcoming holiday weekend invasion by the tour at the 1/4 mile to two shows on July 4th-5th.

“After talking with James (Clolinger) and Wesley (Washington) at Greenville Speedway we all agreed that it would make for a really nice weekend for both the drivers and fans to have a pair of complete shows instead of just the originally scheduled, single event,” said CCSDS CEO Chris Ellis. “We couldn’t be more excited about these shows.”

The weekend opens on Friday, July 4th with a $1,500-to-win/$250-to-start event with a $75 entry fee. On Saturday, July 5th a $2,000-to-win/$300-to-start program will be contested with a $100 entry fee. Each feature will be 30 laps. As a further incentive the top two finishers from Friday night’s program are guaranteed the ninth and tenth starting spots in Saturday night’s feature if they are unable to race their way into the finale via preliminary action.

On Friday night NeSmith Crate Late Models and Street Stocks will also be a part of the program, while Saturday night will see Nesmith Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Pure Streets, Street stocks as part of the program.

For this event only the series will also allow the Hoosier 1350 tires on all four corners of competitor’s entries for the first time ever in an effort to make it feasible for more drivers to participate in the show, who don’t normally race with the tour.

Front Tires
Spec 1600 HTS
Economy 1600
Lucas 1640
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Left Rear Tire
Spec 1600 HTS
Lucas 1640
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Right Rear Tire
Spec 1600 HTS
Lucas 06
LM40
WRS55
Hoosier 1350

Defending series’ champion, Kyle Beard from Trumann, Arkansas continues to lead the series standings with Clay Fisher, Tommy Surrett, Brandon Smith, Shannon Scott, Rick Hearnsberger, Kody Mea, Lynn Beach, David Payne, and Jack Sullivan rounding out the current top ten.

The Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year battle is led by Henryetta, Oklahoma’s Shannon Scott, who is one point ahead of Rick Hearnsberger with Kody Mea and David Payne rounding out the battle.

For more information on Greenville Speedway please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

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 Racing Tires, Kuntz & Company, Larry Shaw Race Cars, Quarter Master, Allen Manufacturing, GRT Race Cars, Woodco, Inc., New Vision Graphics, ROCKHARD Powdercoat, Inc., Mark Martin Kia, Keith Craft Racing Engines, SRC Sampson Racing Radios, Beach Veterinary Services, Killer Coatings, MSR Mafia.com Marketing Services, Racing Head Service, BSB Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Boston’s Restaurant and Sports Bar Pizza, speedliquidators.com, Schoenfeld Headers, Surrett Contracting, Powerhouse Products, and FSR Racing Products.

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

Bub McCool Wins Again in Gumbo Nationals Action at Greenville

October 7th, 2013

Greenville, Mississippi – The 7th Annual Gumbo Nationals hosted its finale on Saturday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi), and it was Bub McCool, who screamed through the field to claim the win from the 20th starting spot in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) $7,500-to-win event.

Bub McCool raced forward from his 20th starting spot to take the lead on lap 25, and once out front he overcame a few close calls in lapped traffic as well as a late-race charge from Brian Rickman to claim the victory, which marked his fourth overall of the 2013 season.

Chris Wall and Rick Rickman brought the field to the green flag with Wall grabbing the initial lead with Rickman in two. One lap later chaos would ensue for the lead as Rickman and Wall tangled entering turn three. Rickman was credited with the caution as he dropped to the tail of the field with Wall retaining the lead with Ray Moore, Brian Rickman, Timothy Culp, and Neil Baggett rounding out the top five.

As the race went back green Wall jumped to a sizeable lead before Culp, who snagged 2nd on the restart, began to challenge Wall for the lead. As the battle raged for the lead, Bub McCool, had passed fifteen cars to move into 5th by lap 5.

McCool’s march forward continued on lap 16 as he overtook Timothy Culp for 2nd, and nine laps later the Vicksburg, Mississippi racer used the cushion to race past Chris Wall for the lead.

With McCool at the point Culp slowed from the pack on lap 27 to draw the caution. The ensuing restart found McCool again motoring away from the pack, and he would enjoy a strong lead as he diced through lapped traffic. Disaster nearly struck for the leader as he made contact with Chad Thrash, while trying to lap him on lap 48. Officials ultimately credited Thrash with the caution as McCool retained the lead.

Over the final twenty-seven laps Bub McCool withstood challenges from Brian Rickman to claim the win with a hard-charging, Robert Baker in third. Chris Wall and Neil Baggett rounded out the top five finishers as Wall claimed the
2013 MSCCS Championship.

B-main action earlier in the night found Bubba Harrison and BJ Robinson snaring the wins with Scott Abraham and Mark Dodson receiving series’ provisionals to start the finale.

As a controversial victory lane drew to an end rain drops began to wet the ¼ mile oval, forcing track officials to postpone the remainder of the event until Sunday afternoon at 1pm.

Action resumed on Sunday afternoon with the NeSmith Late Model Dirt Series, who will contest their own $5,000-to-win/$300 to start, 50 lap finale.

Also on the program for Sunday afternoon will be the finales for the Street Stocks battling for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start and Mini Stocks competing for $500-to-win/$75-to-start.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net and www.StateSeries.com

Rickman & Wall Top MSCCS Action in Gumbo Nationals Opener

October 8th, 2013

Greenville, Mississippi– The 7th Annual Gumbo Nationals opened on Friday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) as over 140 race cars crammed the pit area in five divisions with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) hosting preliminary action for their impending $7,500-to-win/$700-to-start finale.

Rick Rickman recorded the best time of the 32 entries from four states, who were on hand, in qualifications around the ¼ mile oval with a 15.275 second lap, and then went on to claim the win in the first heat race to earn the pole position for Saturday night’s 75 lap finale. He was followed across the finish line by Trey Beene, Chad Thrash, and Duke Palasini.

Heat race #2 found Chris Wall racing to the win to earn the outside-front-row starting spot for Saturday’s feature. Robert Metz, Robert Baker, and Clay Fisher rounded out the transfers.

Neil Baggett held off a hard-charging Brian Rickman and William Thomas to score the victory in heat race #3 as Greg Fore snared the final transfer spot.

Heat race action concluded with Ray Moore mounting a late-race charge to claim the victory over Timothy Culp, Kyle Beard, and Tyler Erb in heat race #4.

Action concludes on Saturday evening with b-mains and the 75 lap, $7,500-to-win/$700-t-start MSCCS Super Late Model finale. Joining the Super Late Models on the program will be the NeSmith Late Model Dirt Series, who will contest their own $5,000-to-win/$300 to start event with a program that will begin with b-mains.

Also on the program for Saturday night will be the finales for the Street Stocks battling for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start and Mini Stocks competing for $500-to-win/$75-to-start.

Saturday night will see gates opening at 3pm with hot laps at 5:30pm racing action starting at 6pm.

On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizen admission $15 and kids $5.

Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits and ages 5 & under are free.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net and www.StateSeries.com .

7th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 3rd-5th at Greenville Speedway

October 6th, 2013

Greenville, Mississippi – In just over 24 hours it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 7th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 3rd-5th, 2013.

Over the past several years Wesley Washington and James Clolinger have worked diligently to transform Greenville Speedway into a showplace for racing in the area. Whether it be work on the track surface, new walls in the corners for an added safety measure, or a host of other improvements their hard work has resulted in some of the best racing in the region during the past few years.

The event continues to grow for 2013 with an event that is headlined by the Super Late Model pilots battling for a total purse boasting over $30,000 with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioning the event for the second, straight year.

Chris Wall leads the MSCCS standings heading into the final event with Neil Baggett, Rick Rickman, BJ Robinson, David Breazeale, Chad Thrash, Brian Rickman, Mark Dodson, Leon Henderson, and Jeremy Broadus rounding out the current top ten in the standings.

A strong cast of competitors are expected to be on hand to look to upset the series regulars including Bub McCool, Jack Sullivan, Kyle Beard, Tyler Erb, Ray Moore, Robert Baker, Timothy Culp, Greg Fore, Ross Camponovo, Clay Fisher, Bo Gordon, Doug Showah, Mark Tice, Bubba Harrison, and many more.

Super Late Model pilots will compete in a $7,500-to-win/$700-to-start, 75 lap event.

On Thursday, October 3rd an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 4th will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 5th will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 70 lap finale

7th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout

1)$7,500 2)$3,500 3)$2,000 4)$1,500 5)$1,200 6)$1,150 7)$1,100 8)$1,050 9)$1,025 10)$1,000 11)$875 12)$800 13)$750 14-24)$700

$100 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

Joining the Super Late Models on the program will be the NeSmith Late Model Dirt Series, who will contest their own $5,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start and Mini Stocks competing for $600-to-win/$75-to-start. Heat races for Open Wheel Modifieds, Mini Stocks, and Street Stocks will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the Open Wheel Modifieds, Mini Stocks, and Street Stocks.

The event will also serve as a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS). The track will be raffling off three coolers with various gifts inside each cooler. Each cooler is valued at over $500 each with its contents. Also one lucky fan will be able to win a Ride in the two-seater, Dirt Late Model through a raffle with five other rides to be auctioned. The raffle tickets are $5 dollars each. All proceeds from these raffles and auctions go to the local chapter of the ACS.

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find gates opening at 3pm with hot laps at 7pm racing starting at 7:30pm. Saturday night will see gates opening at 3pm with hot laps at 5:30pm racing action starting at 6pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with senior citizen $10, and kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizen admission $15 and kids $5.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net http://www.greenvillespeedway.net/.

7th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 3rd-5th at Greenville Speedway

September 22nd, 2013

Greenville, Mississippi – In less than two weeks it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 7th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 3rd-5th, 2013.

Over the past several years Wesley Washington and James Clolinger have worked diligently to transform Greenville Speedway into a showplace for racing in the area. Whether it be work on the track surface, new walls in the corners for an added safety measure, or a host of other improvements their hard work has resulted in some of the best racing in the region during the past few years.

The event continues to grow for 2013 with an event that is headlined by the Super Late Model pilots battling for a total purse boasting over $30,000 with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioning the event for the second, straight year.

Super Late Model pilots will compete in a $7,500-to-win/$700-to-start, 70 lap event. On Thursday, October 3rd an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 4th will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 5th will be
headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 70 lap finale

7th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout
1)$7,500 2)$3,500 3)$2,000 4)$1,500 5)$1,200 6)$1,150 7)$1,100 8)$1,050 9)$1,025 10)$1,000 11)$875 12)$800 13)$750 14-24)$700

$100 Entry Fee for Super Late Models

Joining the Super Late Models on the program will be the NeSmith Late Model Dirt Series, who will contest their own $5,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,200-to-win/$100-to-start and Mini Stocks competing for $500-to-win/$75-to-start. Heat races for Open Wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks will be held on Friday night along with a complete program for Mini Stocks, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales for the Open Wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks.

On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find gates opening at 3pm with hot laps at 7pm racing starting at 7:30pm. Saturday night will see gates opening at 3pm with hot laps at 5:30pm racing action starting at 6pm.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with senior citizen $10, and kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizen admission $15 and kids $5.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit http://www.greenvillespeedway.net/.

Upton Motorsports Claim Podium Finishes at Greenville

May 4th, 2013

Mercer, Tennessee- It was a busy weekend for Upton Motorsports pilots, Kyle Beard and Ashley Newman, in the state of Mississippi as they competed in a pair of events.

In an effort to escape the rain Kyle and Ashley made the trip to Jackson Motor Speedway (Byram, Mississippi) on Friday night for a $2,500-to-win, Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) event at the 1/4 mile oval. Time trials found Beard missing the lock-in spot by one position in his #86 Upton Motorsports/Greg’s Sawmill/Bob Pierce/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model, and as a result had to run a b-main, where he finished second to lock into the eleventh starting spot for the 50 lap finale. In the feature Kyle advanced three spots to finish in the eighth
position.

Newman also missed the cut from qualifying for the main event in his #73 Upton Motorsports/Greg’s Sawmill/Bob Pierce Super Late Model, but a sixth place finish in his b-main positioned him starting twentieth on the main event grid. He raced his way to a sixteenth place finish.

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

Despite a poor forecast Greenville Speedway (Greenville, MS) was able to host their $2,500-to-win, Southern United Professional Racers (SUPR) Super Late Model event on Saturday evening as Upton Motorsports took part in the race.

With twenty entries in the pit area Kyle Beard advanced from the seventh starting spot to a fifth place finish in his heat race to lock into the thirteenth starting spot for the 40 lap finale. The main event found Kyle marching forward to a third place finish behind race winner, Rob Litton, and Ashley Newman.

Newman started his night by blasting to the first heat race win to earn a front row starting spot for the 40 lap feature. Early in the event he challenged fellow, front row starter, Rob Litton for the lead before settling into a solid second place finish as he continues to impress in his rookie season in the division.

Overall it was another great night for the team. Full results from the event are available at www.SUPRRacing.com .

This weekend, May 3rd-4th, Upton Motorsports resumes action with the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models with races in Texas and Louisiana. Kyle and Ashley are currently second and third respectively in the latest CCSDS standings, and Newman leads the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year standings. On Friday night the team invades Timberline Speedway (Corley, Texas) before traveling to Ark-La-Tex Speedway (Vivian, Louisiana) on Saturday evening. For more information on the events please visit www.COMPDirt.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, Indian Ridge Lumber Co., Bob Pierce Race Cars, Schoenfeld Headers, Real Racing Wheels, Ace Sign Company, Team 5 Enterprise, JFR Graphics, ASC , and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Upton Motorsports, please visit http://www.UptonMotorsports.com .

Hollingsworth & Beard Lead the Win in 6th Annual Gumbo Nationals Prelims

October 7th, 2012

Greenville, Mississippi – Forty-four Super Late Models converged on Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on Friday night for the opening round of the 6th Annual Gumbo Nationals, and it was Ronny Lee Hollingsworth and Kyle Beard, who earned front row starting spots for Saturday night’s $7,500-to-win finale.

Klint Byars led the way in time trials by setting fast time in Group A and fast time overall with a 14.276 second lap around the ¼ mile oval. Kyle Beard led the way in Group B by registering a 14.327 second lap.

Byars set on the pole for heat race #1 with Ronny Lee Hollingsworth starting to his outside. After seeing the initial lap nullified because of an accident involving Chris Showah, the race finally got underway as Byars, Hollingsworth, and third starting, Jack Sullivan flared three wide for the lead. Exiting turn two on the first lap Hollingsworth took over the lead and set sail as the battle heated up between Byars, Sullivan, and Robbie Starnes. The driver on the move was eleventh starting Timothy Culp, who was into the fifth spot in the first two laps. After a lap 2 caution Culp moved into the top four and would go on to finish second behind race winner, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth. Byars and Starnes rounded out the transfer cars.

In heat race #2 Greg Fore and Bub McCool brought the field to the green, and just like in the first heat race the initial start would be nullified. The second start saw the race get underway as Fore won the drag race to turn one over McCool. However, entering turn three McCool would throw a big slide job at Fore, and took over the top spot. As McCool extended his advantage Fore and Moore began to battle for the second spot as eleventh starting Chad Thrash worked his way through the pack. At the finish line McCool claimed the win over Fore, Moore, and Thrash.

Heat race #3 saw turn one fireworks as pole-sitter, Kyle Beard, tried a slide job on fellow front row starter, Brian Rickman, but would fail to have him completely cleared as the pair made contact sending Rickman into the turn two wall. Luckily both drivers would be able to continue as the race remained green with Beard in the lead and BJ Robinson jumping to the second spot. Over the remainder of the event Beard led the way to claim the win over Robinson, Brian Rickman, and Rick Rickman.

The fourth and final heat race of the night saw the most intense action. Josh Putnam and Billy Moyer Jr. led the field to the green flag with Moyer Jr. claiming the lead exiting turn two. Behind the lead duo a three and four wide battle raged for the third spot between Billy Moyer, Mike Palasini Jr., Scott Dedwylder, and Tanner English. While Moyer Jr. was pressured the duration of the event by Putnam, great action was being seen by the fans as drivers swapped positions three through seventh on a lap by lap basis. At the line Billy Moyer Jr. scored the win over Putnam, Dedwylder (started eighth), and Mike Palasini Jr.

On Saturday evening the final night of the 6th Annual Gumbo Nationals will be held, which will include b-mains, a last chance race, and the 75 lap finale for the MSCCS Super Late Model division.

B-Mains and the $5,000-to-win finale for the NeSmith Late Model Series will be held as well with b-mains and the $1,500-to-win finale for the Street Stocks. Open Wheel Modifieds and the Kajun Mini Stocks will also contest their finales.

Gates open at 5pm with the driver’s meeting on Saturday slated for 5:30pm with racing action at 6pm.

On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizen admission $15 and kids $5.

Saturday night pit admission is $35 for adults with kids ages 6-14 years-of-age $10, and ages 5 & under are free.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

6th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 4th-6th at Greenville Speedway

September 22nd, 2012

Greenville, Mississippi- In less than three weeks it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 6th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 4th-6th, 2012.

Over the past several years Wesley Washington and James Clolinger have worked diligently to transform Greenville Speedway into a showplace for racing in the area. Whether it be work on the track surface, new walls in the corners for an added safety measure, or a host of other improvements their hard work has resulted in some of the best racing in the region during the past few years. In an effort to further elevate the status of the facility and the Gumbo Nationals the staff is excited to announce that this year’s edition of the event will feature the richest Super Late Model payout ever at the 1/4 mile oval, with a total purse boasting over $33,000 for the Super Late Model division alone with the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioning the event for the first time ever.

Super Late Model pilots will compete in a $7,500-to-win/$700-to-start, 70 lap event. In addition to the added money in the Super Late Model feature a last chance qualifier for the division will be held, which will give drivers a chance to win additional money.

On Thursday, October 4th an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, October 5th will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 6th will be headlined by a pair of b-main events, a last chance qualifier, and the 70 lap finale. Following the twin b-mains, there will be a last chance
qualifier where the first six cars, who didn’t transfer from each b-main to the feature will go to war in a 12 lap event, where the top two cars will move on to the feature, while the other ten finishers receive some extra cash.

This new format is devised to give the racers more chances to get into the show, a chance for more drivers to take home money, and to give the fans more bang for their buck.

6th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout

1)$7,000 2)$3,500 3)$2,000 4)$1,500 5)$1,200 6)$1,150 7)$1,100 8)$1,050 9)$1,025 10)$1,000 11)$875 12)$800 13)$750 14-24)$700

Last Chance Qualifier Payout

1)Transfer 2)Transfer 3)$500 4)$400 5)300 6)$250 7-12)$200 $100 Entry Fee

Joining the Super Late Models on the program will be the NeSmith Late Model Dirt Series, who will contest their own $5,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$75-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,000-to-win/$75-to-start and Mini Stocks competing for $750-to-win/$75-to-start. Heat races for these divisions will be held on Friday night, while Saturday’s program will include b-mains and the big finales.

Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with senior citizen $10, and kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 with senior citizen admission $15 and kids $5.

Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $70.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

Kyle Beard Claims First Win of 2012; CCSDS Doubleheader Up Next

July 25th, 2012

Trumann, AR – In just his second time piloting the #86 Upton Motorsports/Pierce Race Car/Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model Kyle Beard scored the feature win at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi).

Kyle Beard and Upton Motorsports traveled to the 1/4 mile oval at Greenville Speedway for a Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday night to get the car dialed in, and it would prove to be a great outing as Kyle swept the night’s festivities. He began the evening by qualifying fastest to earn the pole position for his heat race. Beard would go on to win the heat race to lock into the pole starting spot for the feature. In the main event he would battle Chad Thrash for the top spot for much of the event before ultimately claiming the win. Full results are available at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

“I’m really starting to like this car. It’s a little different than what I’ve driven in the past, but I like the feel of it. Again I can’t thank the Upton family enough for their support and this great opportunity,” commented Beard.

This weekend, July 27th-28th, Kyle will take the #86 Upton Motorsports Super Late Model into battle in a pair of COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Model events. On Friday night the team will be in action at Malden Speedway (Malden, Missouri) in a $2,000-to-win event before traveling to his home track, Northeast Arkansas Speedway (Harrisburg, Arkansas), for another $2,000-to-win race on Saturday evening. For more information on the events, please visit www.COMPDirt.com .

Kyle Beard would like to thank his sponsors including Upton Motorsports, Greg’s Sawmills, Gary Beard Trucking, 45 Race Shop, Samuel’s Performance Engines, GRT Race Cars, JFR Graphics, Real Racin’ Wheels, Bill Frye Motorsports, and MSRMafia.com Marketing Services.

For more information on Kyle and Beard Motorsports, please visit www.KyleBeard86.com

Bub McCool Conquers 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals $7k Finale

November 8th, 2011

Greenville, Mississippi- A night after setting fast time and winning his heat race, Bub McCool dominated the 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) to claim the $7,000 win, which was his first event title and his biggest win of the year.

Via their preliminary night performances on Friday night, McCool and Ronny Lee Hollingsworth started on the front row for the
$7,000-to-win/$700-to-start, 70 lap feature. As the race went green, McCool jumped to the lead with Hollingsworth, Jack Sullivan, Timothy Culp, and BJ Robinson in tow. During the race’s opening laps a trio of cautions would wave with the most notable occurring on a lap 5 restart, when second place runner, Hollingsworth, spun from contention in turn two. Several cars would spin to miss Hollingsworth, and despite minimal contact his night would come to an end.

As the race finally overcame the trio of early cautions, a driver on the move would be the eighth starting Kyle Pleasant, who moved past Culp for the fourth spot on lap seven. Four laps later he would move past BJ Robinson for the third spot as he set his sights on the leaders, McCool and Sullivan.

By lap 13 the leaders were in lapped traffic, and five laps later McCool would make contact with Kyle Beard as he attempted to lap him, causing Beard to spin from turn four to bring out the caution. Beard would be able to rejoin the tail of the field as McCool, Sullivan, Pleasant, Culp, and Robinson prepared for a restart that would result in a caution free, 52 lap dash to the checkers.

On the restart, McCool would motor away from the field as Sullivan ran half a straightaway behind. Third running Pleasant would soon find his hands full as he lost his brakes near the race’s midway point. As the leaders began to close in on traffic, 24th starting, Rodney Wing, who used a PRO Dirt Car Series provisional to start the main event after experiencing various mechanical issues all weekend, was on the move and by lap 30 was up to the 8th position. Ten laps later Wing would move into the sixth spot as he began to catch the lead pack.

With Wing on the move, McCool was enduring heavy lapped traffic, and he would use several daring slidejobs to work his way through traffic. While Sullivan remained unchallenged for the second spot, an insane battle was transpiring for third through sixth as Pleasant, Camponovo, Culp, and Wing waged war as the four drivers diced through lapped traffic for position.

When the checkered flag flew it was McCool taking the win over Sullivan, Kyle Pleasant, Rodney Wing, and Ross Camponovo.

After giving his customized helmet with a mohawk on top to a lucky, young fan in the crowd, an elated McCool addressed the raucous fans. He noted, “With the big blades (12″ spoilers) being allowed for this event and knowing how slick this track is, I didn’t think we would be able to get the win. This car was unbelievable tonight, and I can’t thank my crew enough. To be
able to win in front of so many friends and family here in Greenville means a lot to me!”

With his 17th to 9th run in the feature, Eric Cooley clinched the 2011 PRO Dirt Car Series Championship and the 2011 Jeff Burns Racing Engines Rookie of the Year honors. The final tour standings were not available at press time.

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire, RacingJunk.com, American Race Tire, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Miller Welders, DBR Starters, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars, MSRMafia.com, Maximum Signs & Graphics, ADP Rivet, Stealth Carburetors, XS Power Batteries, and
MidSouthRacing.com .

Bub McCool Tops 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals Opening Night

November 5th, 2011

Greenville, Mississippi – The first night of the 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals was held on Friday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) as thirty-four Super Late Models, representing seven states entered the PRO Dirt Car Series sanctioned event.

Bub McCool started the night by blazing to the fastest lap around the 1/4mile to earn the pole for the RacingJunk.com First Heat with Neil Baggett starting to his outside. McCool would lead the distance in the event, fending off a mid-race charge from Chad Dupont to claim the win. McCool and Dupont were followed across the finish line by Greg Fore, and Neil Baggett as the top four cars transferred.

Chad Thrash and Bo Gordon were slated to start on the front row for MRC Racing Collectibles Heat Race #2, but Gordon was unable to make the call for his heat race after flipping on the second lap of his time trials. Timothy Culp would charge from the third starting spot to claim the win over Ross Camponovo, Mike Palasini Jr., and Josh Putnam.

MSRMafia.com Heat Race #3 saw Ronny Lee Hollingsworth battle with BJ Robinson for much of the heat before Hollingsworth slipped away to the heat win. BJ Robinson, Allen Tippen (started 8th), and Johnny Stokes rounded out the transfer cars.

MidSouthRacing.com Heat Race #4 was a heated contest as sixth-starting, Jack Sullivan passed race long leader, Kyle Pleasant with two laps to go to claim the win. Pleasant, Rick Rickman, and Brian Rickman rounded out the top four
finishers.

The 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals concludes on Saturday night with the pit gate opening at 3pm, grandstand gate opening at 4pm, and the driver’s meeting at 5:45pm with hot laps to follow. Twin b-mains, a last chance qualifier, and the 70 lap, $7,000-to-win/$700-to-start feature will be held.

The 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals is sponsored by Veteran’s Pension Planners of America, MMC, Wilkerson Diesel & Tire, Barrett’s Custom Spraying, and Ed’s Auto.

For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire, RacingJunk.com, American Race Tire, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Miller Welders, DBR Starters, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars, MSRMafia.com, Maximum Signs & Graphics, ADP Rivet, Stealth Carburetors, XS Power Batteries, and MidSouthRacing.com .

Bub McCool Set to Conclude Season at 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals

November 5th, 2011

Vicksburg, MS -Bub McCool is preparing his #57J McCool Logging/Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model for the final event of the 2011 season as he heads into battle in the 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway.

Last weekend found Bub traveling to Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) for the 8th Annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100. A talented field of 66 Super Late Models entered the program, and in time trials Bub was eighth fastest to earn the third starting spot for the second heat race. He would advance one spot to finish second in the heat behind race winner, Jared Landers, to lock into the ninth starting spot for Saturday night’s 100 lap finale.

As Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start event went green McCool would maintain his spot in the top ten. For the duration of the event he would battle around the tenth position as he was unable to make up much ground. When the checkered flag dropped he was credited with a tenth place finish. Full results are available at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.

This weekend McCool Motorsports will enter their final event of the 2011 campaign as they travel to the 1/4 mile oval at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) for the 5th Annual Gumbo Nationals. The event, which will be sanctioned by the PRO Dirt Car Series, is headlined by a $7,000-to-win/$700-to-start event. Joining Bub McCool in action in a McCool Motorsports team car will be the driver tabbed as “Dr. Dirt,” Johnny Stokes from Columbus, Mississippi. The weekend opens on Thursday night with an Open Practice Session, while Friday’s program will be headlined by time trials and heat race action. B-mains along with a last chance qualifier and the 70 lap feature will be contested on Saturday night. For more information on the event, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net and www.PRODirtCarSeries.com .

Bub will have his souvenir trailer set up in the grandstand area this weekend at Greenville Speedway. Visit the Merch page at www.BubMcCool.com to view the latest apparel and pick it up this weekend at Greenville Speedway.

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, Victory Circle M1 Chassis By Moyer, DixieDirtTV.com, 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 .

Ross Camponovo Claims First Win of 2011; Bama Brawl Up Next

September 14th, 2011

Clarksdale, Mississippi- Ross Camponovo was successful in his efforts to claim his first win of the year on Saturday night as he powered #18 Camponovo Farms/Rocket/RPM Racing Engine Super Late Model to the victory at Greenville Speedway.

Saturday night was a great outing for the team as Ross raced his way to his first feature win of the 2011 season by topping the action at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi). In time trials, Camponovo qualified third fastest, which resulted in him starting second in his heat race. After battling to his heat race win, Ross would start on the pole for the feature event with Bo Gordon starting alongside him. As the race went green Camponovo would quickly work his way to the top spot and would go on to claim the feature win over Gordon, Mike Palasini Jr., Jeff Young, and Chad Washington. Full results are available at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net.

This weekend the team is tentatively slated to enter a single event as they plan to travel to North Alabama Speedway (Tuscumbia, Alabama) for the $4,000-to-win/$400-to-start, 7th Annual Bama Brawl. For more information, please visit www.NorthAlabamaSpeedway.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.

PRO Dirt Car Series at Greenville Rained Out

September 5th, 2011

Greenville, Mississippi – The PRO Dirt Car Series saw their second straight attempt to host the $4,000-to-win, challenge event with the O’Reilly SUPR Series at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) nixed by late afternoon rain on Saturday. Officials are evaluating possible reschedule options, but with few open schedule dates remaining in the 2011 season a reschedule is unlikely.

The PRO Dirt Car Series will return to Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on November 4th-5th for the annual Gumbo Nationals which will pay a record $7,000-to-win/$700-to-start. For more information, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net and www.ProDirtCarSeries.com .

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire, RacingJunk.com, American Race Tire, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Miller Welders, DBR Starters, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars, MSRMafia.com, Maximum Signs & Graphics, ADP Rivet, Stealth Carburetors, XS Power Batteries, and
MidSouthRacing.com .

For more information on the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series, please visit www.ProDirtCarSeries.com .

Jay Dickens Racing Engines Clients Enjoy Big Weekend

August 26th, 2011

Aberdeen, MS – Jay Dickens Racing Engines (JDRE) customers enjoyed a successful weekend as several clients raced their way into victory lane utilizing JDRE power. Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) point’s leader, Mike Palasini Jr., powered his #8 Trak-Star/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model to another feature win on Saturday night at the 1/4 mile oval.

Shelby Miles topped the UMP Open Wheel Modified action on the Springfield Mile (Springfield, Illinois) on Saturday by powering his #76 Jay Dickens Racing Engine entry to the triumph on the wicked fast oval.

Another Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) event and another win for Carrolton, Mississippi’s Klint Byars as he conquered Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) for the $2,000 win, which was his eighth win of the season in his #5 Victory Circle by Moyer/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model. Byars continues to lead the series’ standings as well as the rookie of the year points.

Allen Tippen from Minden, Louisiana celebrated his 37th birthday in fine style by claiming his first O’Reilly SUPR Super Late Model win of the year and his first since March 2009 by winning the event on Saturday night at Jones Motor Speedway (Chatham, Louisiana) in his #71 Mastersbilt/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model.

John Anderson from Omaha, Nebraska conquered the big oval at Missouri State Fair Speedway (Sedalia, Missouri) on Sunday evening as he triumphed in the $3,000-to-win, Lucas Oil MLRA Late Model Series event in his #2 Mastersbilt/JDRE-powered entry.

Derek Fisher from Olympia, Kentucky took his brand new Jay Dickens Racing Engine into battle in an event at 191 Speedway (Campton, Kentucky) in his #38 Mastersbilt, and the end result was a Super Late Model feature win on Saturday night.

Jay Dickens Racing Engines powers many of the nation’s top teams with racing engines. In addition, they offer a full range of racing products and components from various vendors. For more information on Jay Dickens Racing Engines and all of their products, please visit www.JayDickens.com .

Ray Moore Continues Hot Hand in PRO Action at Greenville

July 3rd, 2011

Greenville, Mississippi– The PRO Dirt Car Series opened the annual Three Crown Nationals on Friday night at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi), and it was Ray Moore, who claimed the $2,000 win in the opener.

It was defending Three Crown Nationals Champion, David Breazeale, who started the night by setting fast time overall to earn the Southern Bell Pole Award for the 40 lap feature event with track point’s leader, Mike Palasini Jr., starting to his outside. Palasini Jr. would jump to the lead at the drop of the green flag with Rick Rickman, Breazeale, Creel, and seventh starting, Ray Moore in tow.

The event’s first caution would fly on lap five for a spinning Jason Milam, and the caution would result in a series of cautions over the next few laps. However, the most notable caution would happen with a lap 8 caution for Johnny Stokes, who went over the cushion in turn 4. Under the caution Mike Palasini Jr. would roll to a stop and would motion for an official. However,
in the driver’s meeting drivers were told by series’ to only stop if told do so by an official. As a result, Mike Palasini Jr. had to give up the top spot, and made the decision to call it a night.

With Palasini done for the night, it was Rick Rickman, who was your leader over Breazeale, Brian Rickman, Scott Creel, and Moore. Rickman would maintain the top spot until a lap 23 restart, when Moore used a power move on the cushion to claim the top spot. Moore would never look back as he went on to take the win over Rodney Wing, David Breazeale, Rick Rickman, and Brian Rickman.

The RacingJunk.com first qualifier was won by Rodney Wing, while Bo Gordon won the MSRMafia.com second qualifier.

The Three Crown Nationals continue at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Saturday night, and then conclude on Sunday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi). Each event will be headlined by a $2,000 to win/$150 to start event. For more information, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com, www.MagnoliaDirt.com, and www.ProDirtCarSeries.com .

The P.R.O. Super Late Model Series would to like to thank all of their sponsors including Southern Belle, Hoosier Race Tire, RacingJunk.com, American Race Tire, Jeff Burns Racing Engines, Miller Welders, DBR Starters, MRC Racing Collectables, GRT Race Cars, MSRMafia.com, Maximum Signs & Graphics, ADP Rivet, Stealth Carburetors, XS Power Batteries, and MidSouthRacing.com .

For more information on the P.R.O. Dirt Car Series, please visit www.ProDirtCarSeries.com .