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September 19, 2018
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Comes to Life this Weekend
Entries from More than 12 States Set to Converge on Magnolia Motor Speedway
Columbus, Mississippi (09/19/18) – The 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway will come to life in a little over 24 hours.
With the launch of the mega-event set to roll, fans and racers from across the United States are converging on the state-of-the-art, 3/8-mile oval. In fact, pre-entries have been received more than a dozen states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee and Texas.
A talent-laden field of Super Late Model racers are ready to chase glory in the brand-new format, which will see a complete $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start program contested on Friday night and a complete $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start event held on Saturday night.
Pre-entries include defending champion Brandon Overton along with former event winners Chris Wall, Billy Moyer, and Morgan Bagley.
The eclectic list of pre-entries also now includes Dale McDowell, Chris Ferguson, Ray Cook, Billy Moyer Jr., Tony Jackson Jr., Vic Hill, Donald McIntosh, Austin Rettig, Tyler Millwood, Ivedent Lloyd Jr., Timothy Culp, B.J. Robinson, Gavin Landers, Eric Cooley, Jonathan Rowan, Clay Fisher, Jon Mitchell, Josh Putnam, Tanner English, Cory Hedgecock, Brian Rickman, Rick Rickman, Cade Dillard, Chad Thrash, Michael Page, Justin Duty, Jason Croft, Spencer Hughes, Tanner Kellick, Ashton Winger, and many more.
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.
The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage 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.
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.
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
With the early entry deadline now passed, the weekend entry fee for Super Late Model pilots will be $150.
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.