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Contact: Ben Shelton (firstname.lastname@example.org)
September 20, 2018
Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Practice Draws Over 100 Competitors
Mega Event Racing Action Starts on Friday Night
Columbus, Mississippi (09/20/18) – The Open Practice for the 2018 edition of the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage at Magnolia Motor Speedway was held on Thursday night. More than 100 competitors – representing 11 states and two countries – in five divisions took advantage of the opportunity to get their hot rods dialed in for the mega weekend.
Amongst the entries on hand for practice were approximately 42 Super Late Model entries including:
#0 – Craig Scott (Newnan, Georgia)
#1c – Chad Thrash (Meridian, Mississippi)
#3 – Shay Knight (Columbus, Mississippi)
#4 – Michael Arnold (Hattiesburg, Mississippi)
#G4 – Shelby Sheedy (French Camp, Mississippi)
#5 – Brad Couch (Bossier City, Louisiana)
#5 – Jon Mitchell (Texarkana, Texas)
#r5 – Hunter Rasdon (Jonesboro, Arkansas)
#6r – Robbie Stuart (Deridder, Louisiana)
#7d – Jake Davis (Hackett, Arkansas)
#9 – Jason Croft (Woodstock, Georgia)
#10 – Spencer Hughes (Meridian, Mississippi)
#12 – Ashton Winger (Senoia, Georgia)
#12 – Jamie Elam (Senatobia, Mississippi)
#14m – Morgan Bagley (Longview, Texas)
#17m – Dale McDowell (Chickamauga, Georgia)
#21 – Neil Baggett (Columbus, Mississippi)
#21 – Billy Moyer (Batesville, Arkansas)
#21jr – Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, Arkansas)
#22 – Tanner English (Benton, Kentucky)
#22 – Keith House (Monroeville, Alabama)
#24 – Zack Leonhardi (Cartersville, Georgia)
#25 – David Doherty (Sydney, Australia)
#27 – Larry Harrod (Plains, Georgia)
#33c – Eric Cooley (Fulton, Mississippi)
#33 – Scott Dedwylder (Vossburg, Mississippi)
#48 – Mike Myers (Ruleville, Mississippi)
#50 – Shanon Buckingham (Morristown, Tennessee)
#51 – Dean Carpenter (Coldwater, Mississippi)
#53 – Ray Cook (Brasstown, North Carolina)
#54 – Dane Dacus (Lakeland, Tennessee)
#71 – Chris Wall (Holden, Louisiana)
#76 – Brandon Overton (Evans, Georgia)
#84 – Austin Smith (Rome, Georgia)
#86 – Rick Rickman (Columbus, Mississippi)
#90 – Brian Rickman (Columbus, Mississippi)
#94 – Austin Rettig (Sikeston, Missouri)
#97 – Cade Dillard (Many, Louisiana)
#99 – Clay Fisher (Dewitt, Arkansas)
#104 – Brandon Brzozowski (San Antonio, Texas)
#212 – Josh Putnam (Florence, Alabama)
#376 – Mark Bangs (Canoe Creek, Alabama)
Additional Super Late Models are expected to arrive overnight into Friday afternoon to prepare for the opening round of competition.
The 2018 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 presented by Country Pleasin Sausage kicks into high gear on Friday night when a complete program for the Super Late Models will be capped by a $4,000-to-win/$300-to-start, 30-lap finale. Preliminary action for Durrence Layne Late Models, Mississippi Street Stocks Series and Factory Stocks/Pure Stocks will also shine under the bright lights.
The driver's meeting on Friday night is at 6:30 p.m. with hot laps to follow.
On Saturday evening the Super Late Model competitors will compete in a full program that will culminate with a $12,000-to-win/ $700-to-start finale.
All other divisions will contest B-Mains and the main events. 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.
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:
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:
12:00pm: Carl Hanson Memorial Fundraiser BBQ
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.