posted March 07, 2002 12:58 PM
Columbus Speedway Launches 2002 Season This Weekend!
Columbus, Mississippi-The first 2002 season event takes place this weekend
on Friday and Saturday night March 8th and 9th at Columbus Speedway. The
2002 opener will be the Rebel Challenge presented by Brown Engineering in
Aberdeen, Mississippi. The event will be a fundraiser with all proceeds
benefiting the Bobby Brown Scholarship Fund.
The Rebel Challenge will feature a large purse that is expected to attract
many of the best Pro Super Late Models in the country to the popular
Columbus Speedway. The 3/10's mile high banked clay oval has rapidly
ascended to being one of the top short tracks in the South noted for its
fierce racing action since the track has come under the direction of
Mississippi racing legend Johnny Stokes of Columbus.
A strong field on entrants is expected including Mississippi standouts Steve
Russell, David Breazeale, Eddie and Rick Rickman, Anthony Rushing, Scott
Dedwylder, and Mike Boland. The local drivers will once again be faced with
the daunting task of holding off top drivers from the across the South
including the state of Arkansas. The last three special event races at
Columbus Speedway have seen the winner's spoils cross back over the Mighty
Mississippi to Arkansas as Billy Moyer, Wendell Wallace, and Bill Frye have
taken home the big money. All three drivers are expected to be on hand this
weekend competing for the win.
All the exciting Columbus Speedway local divisions will be in action this
weekend as well including the Mississippi Modifieds, Pro Street, Street
Stocks, Mini Stocks, Cruisers, and Pro 4's. The "best of the best" drivers
in the region are expected to be on hand including Street Stock Ace Lee Ray
of Columbus, Mississippi Modified dominator Jason Hollis, Pro Street star
Frank Cox, and Mini Stock Champion Scott Gable.
The 2002 Columbus Speedway Weekly Racing Series and Championship Points race
will get started next Saturday night March 16th highlighted by "The Slamrock
30" for the Super Late Models.
The Rebel Challenge will get underway on Friday night at 8pm with Pole
Qualifying for the Pro Super Late Models plus an expected six 15-lap Pro
Super Late Model Qualifying races. All exciting Columbus Speedway local
divisions will be in action having qualifying races as well. The popular Two
Person Cruiser division will also have a main event on Friday night.
Championship Main Events will be held on Saturday night with a 7pm start
time. Pro Super Late Model B-Main Events will kick off the Rebel Challenge
activities followed by Main Events in all divisions including the 50-lap
Rebel Challenge Main Event for the Pro Super Late Models with close to
$35,000 in cash and posted awards on the line.
There will also be a practice session on Thursday evening from7pm till 10pm
and all fans are invited, as grandstand admission is free for practice.
Rebel Challenge Event Schedule:
Thursday Night March 7th at 7pm
Open Practice till 10pm
Friday March 8th at 8pm:
Pole Qualifying and Qualifying races in all divisions plus a Cruiser Main
Adult admission $12 with children 10 and under admitted free.
Saturday March 9th at 7pm:
B-Main events and Rebel Challenge Championship Features in all divisions.
Adult admission $15 with children 10 and under admitted free.
For event information call Johnny Stokes @ 662-574-2572 days or 662-327-3047
in the evenings.
Complete event information is available on the Columbus Speedway Internet
home hosted at www.midsouthracing.com or call 662-241-5004 for the Columbus
Speedway event hotline on race days.