posted August 05, 2002 11:17 AM
Dates Set for $20,002 to Win Magnolia State 100 at Columbus Speedway
COLUMBUS, MISSISSIPPI-Dates and a record shattering purse have been announced for the 13th Annual Magnolia State 100 to be held at Columbus Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 4th and 5th. The event name will remain the same but the Super Late Model main event will change to 60 laps paying a massive $20,002 for the coveted win. B-Mains will be included to formulate the 100 laps of Super Late Model green flag racing on Saturday night October 5th in one of the South’s most prestigious and prominent racing spectacles. The 60-lap event will allow for the various engine combinations prevalent in the region to be competitive and allow the use of alcohol for fuel, not to mention keeping the continuity and drama of the race by not having an interruptive fuel stop.
The premier racing happening of the year in Mississippi returns to its new home at Columbus Speedway after an event record crowd and 196 racecars including 83 Super Late Models entered last year’s race which saw Billy Moyer of Batesville, Arkansas claim his sixth Magnolia State 100 title out of the twelve years the event has been run. Event promoter Dewitt Singleton expects another strong field of competitors from across the South and Midwest to once again converge onto the fabled grounds of the exciting high banked 3/10’s mile Johnny Stokes prepared oval. The infamous Northeast Mississippi speed plant has quickly gained popularity and a national reputation under Stokes’ direction and guidance for providing exhilarating and breathtaking multi-groove racing action at what is hailed as “The Baddest Bullring in the South!”
Magnolia State 100 action gets underway on Thursday October 3rd with an optional practice session that will be held from 7pm until 10pm. Competition begins on Friday night October 4th with Super Late Model Pole Qualifying and Super Late Model Qualifying races to determine the majority of the starting grid for the 24-car starting field. Columbus Speedway local divisions will also be in action with Qualifying Races as well for their first night in competing for Magnolia State Championship purses, titles, and trophies.
The final act of the major event on Saturday night October 5th will consist of three Super Late Model B-Mains to complete the 24-car starting field plus local division B-Mains as needed. The evening will be culminated with Championship races in all divisions, highlighted by the 60-lap and $20,002 to win Magnolia State assault on the high banks for the Super Late Models.
Additional Magnolia State 100 information is available by calling Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 days or 601-635-4300 in the evenings. Johnny Stokes can be contacted at 662-574-2572 and complete Columbus Speedway and Magnolia State 100 information can be found on the Columbus Speedway website