posted September 03, 2001 10:45 PM
Dates Announced for the 12th Annual Magnolia State 100 at Columbus Speedway!
Columbus, Mississippi-The 12th Annual Magnolia State 100 will be held at
Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 5th and 6th. The 100
lap Super Late Model main event will pay a Columbus Speedway and event
record $15,000 to win. The Magnolia State 100 is considered by many to be
one of the most prestigious events in the South and a leading event in the
state of Mississippi. Many drivers and fans from outside the region are
expected to be in attendance combined with the strong local representation
providing for a thrilling event at the high banked 3/10's mile clay oval.
Action will get started with an open practice session on Thursday night
October 4th. Then its "Showtime" at the Columbus Speedway high banks as Pole
Night for the Magnolia State 100 will get underway on Friday night October
5th. A full show is scheduled, as the Super Late Models will have Pole
Qualifying plus an expected six qualifying races locking on the top eighteen
of the twenty four-car field. The Mississippi Modifieds will also run
qualifying races Friday night for their $1,500 to win Magnolia Championship
on Saturday. All local divisions will have feature events on Friday night as
Saturday night October 6th will begin featuring B-Main events for the Super
Late Models and Mississippi Modifieds. The headlining main event of the
evening will be the $15,000 to win Magnolia State 100 for the Super Late
Models. All exciting Columbus Speedway divisions will also have feature
events including the Mississippi Modified's Magnolia State Championship.
Adult general admission is $15 on Friday night and $20 on Saturday night.
Two-day passes are an economical $30. Pit passes are $25 each on Friday and
Saturday night. For more event information please call Dewitt or Brach
Singleton at 601-679-5503. Fans and drivers can also visit the Columbus
Speedway Internet home and the Magnolia 100 special section at www.MidSouthRacing.com. The Columbus Speedway event hotline is 662-241-5004
or call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 for local division information.
Columbus Speedway is located 7 miles east of Columbus, Mississippi off of
Highway 82. Exit at Stokes Road exit and follow the signs north
approximately 2.5 miles. Columbus Speedway is only 1 mile west of the
Alabama state line. The host hotel for Columbus Speedway is the Wingate Inn
at 662-327-9999. Ask for the Columbus Speedway rate, which is $59.99 per