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September 12, 2018
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Early List Continues to Grow
Magnolia Motor Speedway Hosts Mega Event on September 20-22
Columbus, Mississippi (09/12/18) – The 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway is just a little over one week away and Super Late Model pre-entries continue to roll in for the event as the early-entry deadline approaches
Former event winners headline some of the early entries, which now includes drivers from ten states.
Defending Champion, Brandon Overton from Evans, Georgia – who is fresh off a $50,000 win in the Hillbilly 100 – headlines the list, which also now includes former event winners Chris Wall, Billy Moyer and Morgan Bagley.
Dirt Late Model Hall of Famer, Dale McDowell joins fellow Hall of Famer Billy Moyer on the entry list.
Former series champions now dot the landscape of the early entries.
Georgia’s Austin Horton – who is the defending Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series Champion is the latest entry. Defending Mid America Racing Series Champion, Tanner English from Benton, Kentucky has tossed his name into the fray. Two-time Southern All Star Champion, Ivedent Lloyd Jr. from Ocala, Florida has announced his intent to make a rare appearance at the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval.
Former MARS and Lucas Oil MLRA Champion Tony Jackson Jr. from Lebanon, Missouri as well three-time and defending COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Champion, Jack Sullivan have submitted pre-entries.
Defending Ultimate Super Late Model Series Champion, Tyler Millwood from Kingston, Georgia has filed his entry along with two-time and defending Durrence Layne National Late Model Series Champion, Cory Hedgecock.
Former COMP Cams Super Dirt Series Champion, Jon Mitchell is also an entry and joins former Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Champions, Brian Rickman and Chad Thrash.
A former Southern Regional Racer Series (SRRS) Champion, Josh Putnam leads the state of Alabama into battle. 2016 Southern United Professional Racers (SUPR) Champion, B.J. Robinson will look to claim the biggest win of his career. Joining them is two-time Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Champion, Donald McIntosh from Dawsonville, Georgia.
On the heels of 38 feature wins in 2018, Georgia’s Michael Page has his sights set on his first title.
Other early entries include Vic Hill, Billy Moyer Jr., Zachary McMillan, Timothy Culp, Rick Rickman, Cade Dillard, Spencer Hughes, Eric Cooley, Jonathan Rowan, Daniel Miller, Shay Knight, B.J. Robinson, Tanner Kellick, Scott Dedwylder, Gavin Landers, Dane Dacus, and more.
The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will be held on Thursday-Saturday, September 20-22. After seeing an Open Practice Session held on Thursday, September 20 there will be a $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start, 30-lap finale on Friday night, September 21 for the Super Late Models, while Saturday night, September 22 will see the division competing in a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start, 70-lap finale.
As entries continue to be received, one thing is for sure – this will likely be the most eclectic field of drivers assembled in the South this year.
For the first time ever, each night will see a full docket of time trials, heat races, B-Mains, and a main event for the Super Late Model ranks.
The early entry fee for the weekend is only $100. Super Late Model competitors have until this Saturday, September 15 to file an early entry for the event. After this date, the entry fee will be $150. Competitors must file an early entry by mailing a check to Magnolia Motor Speedway, 495 Highway 45 South, Columbus, MS 39701 or competitors can give Johnny Stokes (662-574-2572), Ben Shelton (901-335-3037) or any of the Magnolia Motor Speedway staff early entries.
Joining the Super Late Models on the weekend’s docket are big events for the Durrence Layne Late Models, Durrence Layne Sportsman, the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS), and Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks.
The Durrence Layne Late Models will be competing for a $3,000 top prize. MSSS Street Stocks will be competing for $2,000-to-win. Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will be competing for $1,000-to-win, and Late Model Sportsman will race for $1,200-to-win.
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to each winner!
Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Super Late Model Tire Rule: Hoosier 1350, Lucas 03 on all four corners anytime with a Hoosier 1600, Hoosier LM40, Lucas 06 right rear option in the feature only
Friday Night Super Late Model Purse (30 Laps)
1)$4,000 2)$2,000 3)$1,000 4)$800 5)$700 6)$600 7)$500 8)$450 9)$425 10)$400 11)$375 12)$350 13)$325 14-24)$300
Saturday Night Super Late Model Purse (70 Laps)
1)$12,000 2)$6,000 3)$3,500 4)$2,500 5)$2,000 6)$1,600 7)$1,500 8)$1,400 9)$1,300 10)$1,200 11)$1,100 12)$1,000 13)$900 14)$800 15)$750 16)$725 17-24)$700
NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
The Factory Stock Vs. Pure Stock Challenge will be headlined by a $1,000-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $25 Entry Fee. Drivers can run whatever rules package their home track runs with the exception that all competitors must run an unmodified 4412 carburetor. No mud grip tires are allowed. No grooving and no chemical alteration on tires allowed. For any additional rules questions, please contact Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572.
Late Model Sportsman division will be headlined by a $1,200-to-Win/$100-to-start with a $35 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.
Open practice begins Thursday, September 20th at 7:00 p.m. for all divisions.
Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models compete in a complete program that culminates with a $4,000-to-win/ $300-to-start feature. NeSmith Late Models, MSSS Street Stocks, Factory Stocks and Late Model Sportsman will run their heat races.
B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with a complete $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start program for the Super Late Models. Last but not least, the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships feature events will be held for all divisions.
Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.
FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. $25.00 for the weekend.
PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.
Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com.
For more information, call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or Dewitt Singleton 601-917-1500 or the track at 662-240-3478.
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage Event Fast Facts:
Thursday, September 20th * 7pm – 10pm
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grandstand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20.00
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $90.00
Friday, September 21st Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
Friday Night Super Late Model Time Trials, Heat Races, B-Mains, 30-Lap Feature, NeSmith Late Model Qualifying Races, MSSS Street Stock Qualifying Races, Factory Stocks Heat Races, and Late Model Sportsman Heat Races.
FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.00
Friday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $50.00
Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.00
Friday Children 6-10 $25.00 Children 5 and Under Free.
Saturday, September 22nd Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the kids
6:00pm: Hot Laps
Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
Super Late Model qualifying, heat races, B-Mains, and 70-Lap Feature
B-Mains for All Divisions and Features
SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $5.00. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40.00
Saturday Children 6-10 $30.00 Children 5 & under free.