posted September 10, 2001 06:02 PM
The Raging Rebel Back in Victory Lane
Columbus, Mississippi-"The Raging Rebel" David Breazeale of Four Corners,
Mississippi debuted a brand new package at Columbus Speedway including a new
Spec motor combination and continued his high flying ways around the fast
Columbus Speedway. Breazeale would win the 30-lap Pepsi Super Late Model
main event that was marred by a Superspeedway style crash on the first lap
involving the majority of the field with many participants in the 25
car-starting field receiving heavy damage. A lengthy red flag situation was
brought out to clean up the carnage and those drivers whose cars were
raceable rejoined the fray. The conclusion of the event would see Weir's
Tombo Callahan run a strong second with apparent 2001 Super Late Model Track
Champion Shawn Edwards of Louisville in third. Toomsuba's Lucky Keeton
finished fourth in the Joe Minga owned ride with Mark Dodson of Caledonia
having one of his better finishes of the year in fifth. Completing the top
ten were MidSouthRacing.com Pole Award winner Anthony Rushing, Charlie
Gardner in seventh after a lengthy absence from racing this year, Pontotoc's
Jason Steele, young Tupelo area driver Neil Baggett, and Hill Top Racing's
Randy Mayfield from Sulligent, Alabama.
The Pepsi Super Late Models will be featured in the Topless Twin 20's
Saturday night the 15th for fan appreciation night. The events will be the
Roy's Kitchen and Catering 20 and the Advance Auto Parts 20. MRC Racing
Apparel has also put up a $500 bonus for any driver that can win both
events. Fans will be treated to two Super Late Model main events plus a Full
Racing Program and a driver autograph session.
The big news of the week is that Lee Ray's didn't win in the Street Stock
class. Terry King of Columbus took a hard fought victory over a strong
27-car starting field in the popular class. Ray was second with Tim White
finishing as the top three finishing drivers in the class showed the way.
Jonathan Edwards and Danny Gable completed the top five across the stripe.
Week after week the end result remains the same but "The Untouchable" Jason
Hollis continues to scratch and claw his way to victory in the Mississippi
Modified class. Hollis would have to take the lead from "Midnight" Matt
Price of Sulligent and wage war with Brian Rickman to take the win. The
running order at the end of the main event was Pickensville's Hollis
followed by Price, Rickman, Brian Hollis, and Randall Reedwood.
Mike Minor of Tuscaloosa picked up another Mini Stock win as he took his #22
racecar to Victory Lane with Buddy Glover in second and Nick Deese
completing the podium. Scott Gable was fourth with James Inmon rounding out
the top five. The Pro 4 win went to James Blakney with Odenville, Alabama's
Tommy Brasher in second followed by Jimmy Beachler, David Goins, and Steve
The Pro Street division has seen drivers get on hot streaks and dominate
during the 2001 season. The hot dog right now is Frank Cox of Detroit,
Alabama. Cox took home another win Saturday night with Paul Robinson in
second and "Wild" Bill Sudduth of Steens in third. Columbus' Ken Shirey came
home fourth and Mike Shaw completed the top five.
The Wild Two Person Cruiser class win went to the tandem of Trevor Johns and
Greg Shackleford as the two drivers picked up their first win in the
exciting class. Josh Edwards and Brady Sanders finished second and Randall
Barton and Jamie Sudduth team in third. The team of Richard and Tommy Barton
were fourth with Eric Carruth and Thad Hunter completing the top five of the
Columbus Speedway will be in action this Saturday night with the Topless
Twin 20's plus a Full Racing Program. There will be no increase in admission
for ether pits or grandstands. Action is slated to get under way at 7:45pm.
There will also be an open practice on Friday night from 7pm to 10pm.
Grandstand admission for practice is free and pit admission is only $10 for
practice. Practice will be open to all competitors and is a good opportunity
for many drivers to test and tune for the variety of special events on tap
as the 2001 season concludes.
Columbus Speedway will also be hosting Church Night at the Races on Saturday
night September 22nd. Fans who bring their church program or bulletin will
be admitted for only $5. Sunday school classes or groups are welcome to
attend and arrangements can be made by calling Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572
or at 662-327-3047 in the evenings. Additional Columbus Speedway event
information is available online at the Columbus Speedway website hosted at www.MidSouthRacing.com or by calling the event hotline at 662-241-5004.