posted March 27, 2001 04:06 PM
The 9th Annual James King Memorial Coming to Columbus Speedway
Columbus, MS-The 9th Annual Rinehart Trucking sponsored James King Memorial
will be held at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on April 6th and
7th. The event is one of the premier Super Late Model races of the year in
Mississippi and given the outstanding racing already witnessed in 2001 at
the newly refurbished high-banked Speedway, it could be a historical event.
The race is ran in the memory of the late James King who was a fixture in
Mississippi racing. Promoter Terry King has traditionally pulled out all
stops to provide one of the most fan and family friendly events of the year.
The attendance for 2000 version of the King Memorial was the largest in
Columbus Speedway history.
The past winners of the famed 100-lap event read like a Who's Who of
Southern Dirt Racing. Former winners include Arkansas natives Bill Frye,
reigning Dirt Track World Champion Wendall Wallace, and Donnie Barnhart.
Other winners include past National Champion Freddy Smith, Robbie Starnes,
Georgia's Mike Head, Columbus legend Johnny Stokes, and defending Champion
James Cline of Oxford, Alabama.
The 2001 Super Late Model event will once again be a 100-lap war with
$10,000 on the line for the victor. The newly reconfigured, clayed racing
surface, and added high banking has provided racing action that has far
exceeded expectations. A new track record has already been established this
year at Columbus Speedway and many feel it will be shattered again at the
King Memorial. Given the fact that the King Memorial is the only high dollar
event scheduled on April 6th and 7th, a stellar field of drivers is expected
to be on hand from across the Southeast. Plus the King Memorial has become a
traditional event for many prominent drivers and regional competitors.
Action will get underway on Friday night March 6th at 7:30pm with Super Late
Model Pole Qualifying and an expected six 15-lap Super Late Model Qualifying
Races. Columbus Speedway local division cars will have feature events on
Friday night. Then on Saturday night March 7th at 7:30pm the program will
consist of two 15-lap Super Late Model B-Mains to complete the 24-car
starting field plus the 100-lap Super Late Model James King Memorial along
with local division feature events.
Grandstands: Adults: $12 and children 7 to 12: $5
Pit Pass: $20
Grandstands: Adults $15 and children 7 to 12: $5
Pit Pass: $25
Columbus Speedway Host Hotel in the Wingate Inn. Ask for the Columbus
Speedway rate at 662-329-9999.
For more event information please call Terry King at 662-327-4054 or the
Columbus Speedway event Hot Line at 662-241-5004 or visit www.midsouthracing.com. Columbus Speedway is located 7 miles east of
Columbus, MS off of Hwy 82. Exit at Stokes Rd and proceed north and follow