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posted August 15, 2001 06:00 PM UIN: 16262997
Lot of Hot Iron in the Fire This Saturday Night at Columbus Speedway

Columbus, MS-Action continues at Columbus Speedway with a big night of
action with no less than two Summer Championship events, the final night of
a $500 bounty in the Street Stock class, and Kenny Powers performing his
much anticipated car crash stunt on the program. Action is scheduled to
begin at 7:30pm.

The Po Street and Cruiser classes will be highlighted, as they will each
have their Summer Championship. The Pro Street class has had point's leader
Bill Sudduth and Frank Cox put on some great battles of late with Tupelo's
Paul Robinson always in the hunt. The Cruiser class has had the number of
participants explode of late, as the first year class is expected to draw
over twenty entrants for the no holds barred Summer Championship race. The
Cruiser division features a wild format where there are two people in the
car, with the driver having control of the steering wheel and brakes and
with the passenger having control of the gas pedal. The race formats call
for no cautions unless a car is on fire, upside down, or the track is
completely blocked. Needless to say, this class has become a fan favorite as
the "anything goes" format produces lots of contact, crashes, hot tempers,
and pandemonium. The class represents a true cross section of life as
drivers come from all ends of the social spectrum. For example, representing
the youth movement are the 13 year old tandem of TK King and Boomer Brown,
or "The 2 Rednecks" Will and Nick House, Columbus Nissan owner and
businessman Charles Rigdon and teammate Tom Briggs. Also expected to debut
this week is the first African American driver tandem at Columbus Speedway,
as the drivers will compete in the Rick's Furniture sponsored Cadillac
Cruiser racecar.

The Street Stock class will not be having a Championship but will still draw
a lot of attention as The $500 bounty provided by Roy's Kitchen on the head
of "The Wanted Man" Lee Ray will culminate Saturday night, as drivers from
across the region will be gunning for the "Bounty Hunter" title. A field of
close to thirty Street Stocks is expected to be on hand gunning for Ray.
Drivers such as Tim White, Terry King, Jonathan Edwards, Bruce Myers, Tommy
Gore, and Andy Simmons are among the expected "bounty hunters' to be looking
for the win.

A super strong group of cars are expected to be on hand this Saturday night
as the Speedway drew an astounding 144 racecars last weekend. All other
Columbus Speedway divisions will be in action as well, including the Pepsi
Super Late Models with a 30 lap main event and all other exciting Columbus
Speedway classes. Louisville's Shawn Edwards continues to lead the way for
the coveted Columbus Speedway Super Late Model Championship but drivers such
as Coker's Tony Gray, and Joe Hollis are in hot pursuit.

The "coup de grace" for the evening will be "The Mississippi Burning" car
crash stunt performed by Kenny Powers. The eccentric stuntman will take a
car and speed up to approximately 70 mile per hour and T-Bone a car and try
to cut it in half. This high impact, blazing stunt will take place in the
front stretch in clear view for all the fans to witness. Viewer discretion
is advised.

The high powered special event Saturday night will be provided at regular
grandstand admission with adults admitted for only $10 and children under 12
admitted for free, delivering affordable family entertainment at the popular
motorsports entertainment facility. Lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at
the fan friendly 3/10's mile high-banked clay oval. For additional
information please call the Columbus Speedway event hotline at 662-241-5004
or visit

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