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McAvoy Brothers Win Imes Cruiser World Championship

by: Tim O'Brien
Columbus, Mississippi, Nov. 25
The first ever Possum Town Grand
Prix with track record 193 total
cars entered, concluded under
sunny skies after the final day
was postponed to Sunday afternoon
due to rain. The main event of the
afternoon was the Imes Cruiser
World Championship that would
culminate a weekend where
fifty-six Cruiser teams entered
for the event with $10,000 on
the line during the 30 lap main
The beginning of the main event
would see the final twenty-six
teams that had earned their way
through four qualifying races
and two last chance qualifiers
take to the 3/10's mile high-banked
clay oval. The team of Jimmy and
James McAvoy would jump to an
early lead from fifth starting
position at the start of the
event and run a smooth and steady
pace avoiding the ever present
danger involved with Cruiser
racing. The McAvoy twins would go on
the take the big win as only fours
cars remained on the lead lap at the
conclusion of the 30 lap World
Championship event that went off
without any cautions or red
flags periods. The two McAvoys
hailing from Lincoln, Alabama
drove their 1985 Old Delta 88 to
the record setting $3,000 victory
and also laid claim to be the
Cruiser World Champions. The team
of Tracy Pickering and Jeremey
Holt of Shannon, Mississippi was
a strong second with the Columbus
Nissan sponsored team of Tom
Briggs and Ryan Rigdon taking home
the third place honors for the
Columbus based duo. Bob Phillips
and Donald Atkins of Columbus
came home fourth with the
Ethelsville team of Randall
Barton and Alan Jaynes rounding
out the top five.
Action got underway on Friday
night with four qualifying races
that were wild and wooly to say
the least. Qualifying race
winners in the Cruiser division
were the team of Aaron Peay and
Shane Kelley, the team of Randall
Barton and Alan Jaynes, the team
of Will and Nick House, the team
of Chad Thrash and Corey Murphee.
Cruiser finish:

The Super Late Model portion of
the Possum Town Grand Prix saw
fifty-one drivers enter the
event with some of the best
drivers in the South on hand
to do battle. Action got underway
Friday evening with Super Late
Model Pole Qualifying and
Anthony Rushing from Kosciusko,
Mississippi set fast time with
a 14.30-second lap. Earning
the outside front row was
Steve Russell of Pontotoc
with Little Rock, Arkansas
driver Donnie Barnhart third
and Batesville, Arkansas driver
Wendall Wallace fourth. Decatur,
Alabama driver Brandon King
rounded out the top five qualifiers.
The 50 lap main event got
underway with Steve Russell
jumping to an early lead with
Rushing second. Russell would
quickly move out front during the
mid stages of the event, as
Wallace would slip past Mike
Boland and Rushing to settle
into second place. Two drivers
made rapid movement through the
field as Monroe, Louisiana driver
Kenny Merchant had worked his way
up to sixth and Benton, Kentucky's
Terry English to seventh from
his fourteenth starting position.
As the race evolved passing was
at a premium under the sunny sky
conditions that had parched the
racing surface. The only caution
of the event flew on lap forty-
two for a spin and would bunch
the lead pack up for an eight-lap
dash for the checkers. Once
again Russell would stretch his
lead over Wallace and the field
raced nose to tail behind the
leaders. Russell would take the
lead into the final lap only
to spin in turn three while
negotiating lapped traffic.
Wallace would cruise to the win
as a guest driver in the Joe
Minga owned B&M Auto Salvage
sponsored GRT Monte Carlo.
Mike Boland was also a guest
driver in the Keith Craft owned
mount based out of Arkadelphia,
Arkansas. Rushing would come
home third with Brandon King
fourth and Kenny Merchant
crossing the stripe fifth.
Super Late Model finish:
1-Wendall Wallace
2-Mike Boland
3-Anthony Rushing
4-Brandon King
5-Kenny Merchant
6-Donnie Barnhart
7-Terry English
8-Randy Walters
9-Mike Head
10-Scott Dedwylder
11-Bill Frye
12-Scott Shepherd
13-Keith Hayes
14-Randy Little
15-Eddie Rickman
16-Mark Stokes
17-Shawn Edwards
18-Jeffrey Walker
19-Steve Russell
20-Dwight Falcon
21-Ronny Hollingsworth
22-Mark Edwards
23-John Tindal
24-Jerry Owens

Those making the show through
the B-Mains were:
B-Main #1
Scott Dedwylder
John Tindal
Dwight Falcon
B-Main #2
Mark Stokes
Jerry Owens
Mark Edwards
B-Main #3
Shawn Edwards
Eddie Rickman
Jeffrey Walker

The Mississippi Modified win went
to Falkville, Alabama invader Chad
Winkes with home town hotshoe
Jason Hollis second and Florida's
Greg Hopkins in third. Jackson
area driver Billy Collett was
fourth and Munford, Alabama
driver Michael Pickette came
home fifth after fading from
the pole position late in the
The Pro Street feature was a
wild one but Detroit, Alabama's
Frank Cox continued his recent
hot streak taking the win with
Ricky Russell almost duplicating
his Magnolia State win with a
second place run. Gadsden, Alabama
driver Jeff Chumley was third with
Columbus drivers Terry Atkins and
Bobby Nickoles completing the top
The Street Stock division lived up
to their reputation of providing the
best racing action week after week
with another thrilling last lap pass
for the win. Terry King took the
win with a high side charge with
Marvin Beard coming home a close
second. Cha Nickoles was third
with Danny Gable fourth and early
front runner Jonathan Edwards fifth.
A potent field of Mini Stockers was
on hand to do battle but Auburn,
Alabama driver Toby Fykes had the
field covered for the flag to flag
win. Michael Pendley was second
with ace Buddy Glover third in his
Mustang. Brad Gable and Keith
McCool rounded out the top five
in the twenty-two car field.
The Pro 4 win went to David Goins
with James and Wyman Blakney
rounding out the top three finishers
Columbus Speedway has concluded
the 2001 season with its awards
banquet to be held this Saturday
night, December 1st at the
Lavender Coliseum. Columbus
Speedway will return to action
and Saturday January 26th with the
Jay Dickens Racing Engines
Mississippi Winter Classic pay
$5,000 to win for the Super
Late Models with all local
divisions in action. For
Columbus Speedway event
information please call
662-241-5004 or visit


12th Annual Magnolia State 100
Columbus Speedway

by: Tim O'Brien

Columbus, Mississippi-The 12th annual
running of the Pepsi Magnolia State
by Premier Ford 100 saw a familiar
face in Victory Lane as Batesville,
Arkansas driver extraordinaire
Billy Moyer took his Clements
powered Rayburn Ford Taurus to
claim the prestigious win on the
extremely racy Columbus Speedway.
Moyer would jump to an early lead
over pole sitter David Breazeale
and never relinquish the point.
Moyer was challenged in the
middle stages of the event as
Knoxville, Tennessee's Freddy
Smith closed in as Moyer
slipped the right rear tire
over the top edge of the
banking on Johnny Stokes'
fabulously prepared high
banked clay oval. Smith
could never rundown Moyer
and would cross the stripe
second in the event which
was reduced to 60 laps
after losing the first night
to a torrential rain storm
that hit during qualifying
on Friday night. The man on
the move during the evening was
Pontotoc's Steve Russell as he
charged from thirteenth
starting position to be right
on Smith's bumper as the
checkers flew. Finishing fourth
in the event was Moyer teammate
Shannon Babb from Decatur,
Illinois with Bald Knob,
Arkansas driver Walt Butler
running a steady fifth in the
truly star studded field.

The remainder of the top ten
finishers was Vossburg's Scott
Dedwylder who made a late race
pass to capture sixth place
over Ellenwood, Georgia's Mike
Head. The eighth place finish
went to Shelbyville, Tennessee
driver Jay Brinkley who was
followed by Kosciusko's
Anthony Rushing. Rounding out the
top ten finishers was
Chattanooga, Tennessee driver
Ronnie Johnson.

Action got underway Saturday
evening with a Columbus Speedway
record 83 Super Late Models
entered and 196 total race cars
in the pits before the record
crowd on hand. "The Raging Rebel"
David Breazeale of Four Corners,
Mississippi would be the fastest
driver in the field during Pole
Qualifying and would capture
the $500 Pole Award courtesy
of Rick's Furniture with 14.00
second lap. The top twelve
qualifiers of the 80 drivers
that took time were locked
into the field with the
remaining drivers having to
transfer into the 24-car
starting field from four
15-lap B-Main events
transferring the top three
finishers from each.

B-Main #1 would have a lead
swapping festival as Mike
Boland, Steve Russell, and
Scott Shepherd battled for
the point. Russell would slip
back to third from the pole
yet remount a charge to take
the win with Boland a close
second. Robbie Harvey would
make a last lap pass by
Shepherd to take the final
transfer spot.

B-Main #2 featured Union,
Kentucky driver Darrell Lanigan
taking the win holding off
Ronnie Johnson. Ruston,
Louisiana's Kenny Merchant would
earn the final transfer spot.

B-Main #3 was a war with Rick
Rickman taking the win using the
top of the track with James Dean
on the bottom. Both drivers
battled for the lead throughout
the 15-lap event. The final
transfer spot for this event was
hotly contested as no less than
five drivers battled fiercely
to get into the main event.
The man that made it in was
Weir's Tombo Callahan.

The final B-Main event of the
evening went to none other than
"The Headman" Mike Head. Byron
Michael of Florence, Alabama was
second with Scott Slay making a
daring rim riding turn four pass
for the final transfer spot on
the white flag lap.
Official Magnolia State 100 Finish

1-Billy Moyer 2-Freddy Smith
3-Steve Russell 4-Shannon Babb
5-Walt Butler 6-Scott Dedwylder
7-Mike Head 8-Jay Brinkley
9-Anthony Rushing 10-Ronnie
Johnson 11-Mike Boland
12-Darrell Lanigan 13-Kenny
Merchant 14-Eddie Rickman
15-Rick Rickman 16-Tombo
Callahan 17-Byron Michael
18-Robbie Harvey 19-Jamie
Dacus 20-Billy Drake
21-David Breazeale 22-Scott Slay
23-Noland Smith 24-James Dean

The Cliburn Tank Lines Magnolia
State Modified Championship win
went to Munford, Alabama's
Jamey Wynn as he topped a
36-car field to take the hard
fought victory over Columbus
Top Gun Jason Hollis. Wynn used
the bottom side of the track
while Hollis used the rim.
Wynn would have to fend off a last
lap charge by Hollis to take home
the trophy. Mark Stephens came
home third with Randy Todd
fourth and Mike Paillou rounding
out the top five in the
field assembled from across
the MidSouth region.

The Pro Street win went to
another Columbus Speedway
non-regular as Rick Russell
picked up his first win of the
year at Columbus Speedway over
a potent 19-car field. Tupelo
driver Paul Robinson was
second with Glenn Roberts
third. Detroit, Alabama's Frank
Cox was fourth with Billy
Franklin claiming fifth in
the strong field.

The Street Stock win went to
Meridian, Mississippi's Chad
Thrash, as the out of town
domination was the order of
the night in most classes.
Thrash driving a Ford Mustang
took home the Championship
trophy and was followed by
David Honeycutt and Tim White.
The remainder of the top five
finishers out of the 22-car
field was Columbus' Terry King
and Harold Trimm.

The Mini Stock win was earned
by Vernon, Alabama frontrunner
Buddy Glover in his Ford Mustang
as he took the win over Cedar
Bluff's Scott Gable with James
Inmon coming home third in the
4cylinder powered hot rods. Tim
Ritter was fourth in his
Toyota and Ronny Wyers rounded
out the top five.
The Pro 4 win went to David
Goins with Steve Lowe second
and Track Champion James
Blakney third. Tommy Brasher
and Don Lacey completed the
top five.

The Cruiser division had
another big field on hand;
especially with the $3,000
to win Imes Racing sponsored
Cruiser World Championship as
their next event. The
winners were the team of
Josh Edwards and Brady
Sanders. The second place
team was not registered and
was only known as the #3 car.
Eric Carruth and Thad Gunter
came home third with the team
of Kenneth Roach and Craig
Murray in fourth. The fifth
place team was Brad Alexander
and Steve Holder. The Cruisers
World Championship will be
held on November 23rd and
24th as part of the 1st
Annual Possum Town Grand Prix.
The winners will take home
$3,000 out of the record
$10,000 Cruiser purse.


The Raging Rebel Back in Victory Lane

Sept. 8
by: Tim O'Brien

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 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

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 seventeen-car field.

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 or by calling
the event hotline at 662-241-5004.



by: Jannie Thrash
Meridian, MS


Chad Thrash
David James
Mark Welch
Clint Logan
Jason Lawson
Ray Parker
David Belk
Danny Dunn
Jerry Ballew
Tim Culpepper
Joey Brown


Artis Bunyard
Billy Ward
Chris Stegall
Steve Bryan
Lamone Taylor


Chris McElhenney
Doug Todd
John Chaney
Andy Northrup


Timmy Batte
Greg Hollingsworth
Toby Hodge
Bill Taylor
Robert Casada
Curtis Burns


Robbie Harvey
Wiley Williams
Johnny Hughes
James Dean
Scott Dedwylder
Josh Fuller
Larry Murphy
Jamie Taylor
Roger Shirley
Roger Rolison


Bill Frye Sweeps Columbus Speedway Doubleheader!

by Tim O'Brien
August 24,25
Columbus, Mississippi-Bill Frye of Greenbrier, Arkansas rolled into Columbus
Speedway with the M.A.R.S. point's lead and he left with a bigger point's
lead plus $8,000 in winnings as he won both nights of NAPA Columbus Chaos
for the Mid America Racing Series. Two nights of action were hosted at
Columbus Speedway in front of impressive crowds with attendees from across
the Mid South on hand. Fans were treated to fireworks, the crazy Columbus
Speedway Mascot "King Kong," M.A.R.S. driver autograph sessions, the tones
of the new sound system, wild four wide racing, and fun for the whole

Bill Frye would beat out a field of 45 M.A.R.S. Super Late Model drivers on
one of the finest nights of racing ever seen at Columbus Speedway. Frye
would take the 30 lap feature win and was followed by Springfield,
Missouri's Terry Phillips, Kosciusko's Anthony Rushing, and Arkansas drivers
Mike Bowers and Jeff Floyd completing the top five.

Frye would once again take the checkers on Saturday night as he topped a 41
car field of some of the best drivers in the country on the popular 3/10's
mile high banked clay oval in front of another packed house. Frye would take
the lead from Pontotoc's Steve Russell a third of the way into the hard
fought race and go on for another win on the M.A.R.S. 2001 tour. Steve
Russell finished a strong second with Mike Bowers in third. Anthony Rushing
claimed another top five finish and Steve Rushin of Poplar Buff, Missouri
finished fifth in the 50 lap main event.

Jason Hollis of Pickensville continued his domination in the Mississippi
Modified class with another win on Saturday night, as he would make a last
lap pass on Brian Rickman for the win. Dr. Robert Eaton was third with Clay
Kendall and Greg Fore completing the top five.

Frank Cox of Detroit, Alabama continued to roll at Columbus Speedway winning
both nights after Bill Sudduth went on a tear during much of the summer.
Toby Nichols was second, followed by Tupelo's Paul Robinson and Bobby
Nichols. The Street Stock wars continued with Lee Ray winning Friday night
but Saturday night was a different story. Another Ray won the event but it
was Tim Ray, not Lee Ray for the first time in months. Lee Ray and Terry
King were battling for the lead on the last lap as King dove underneath Ray
in turns one and two for the lead, the two drivers touched and would
subsequently be caught up in mayhem on the backstretch as the two lead cars
would suffer damage. Harold Trimm would claim second place with Tim White
third. Allen Clanton was fourth with Jason Sanders in fifth place.

The Mini Stock win went to Tuscaloosa's Mike Minor on Saturday night with
Buddy Glover taking the win Friday night. Minor was followed across the
stripe by Scott Gable, Tim Ritter, Buddy Glover, and Ryan Rigdon. The Pro 4
win went to David Goins with Odenville's Tommy Brasher second and Jimmy
Beachler third. Steve Lowe and Wyman Blakney completed the remainder of the
top five.

The wild and crazy Cruisers put on another fantastic show for the fans with
the team of Tom Briggs and Charles Rigdon of Columbus visiting Victory Lane.
The team of Aaron Peay and Shane Kelley were runners up with the drivers of
the Rock n Roll Cadillac Randal Barton and Jamie Sudduth in third after
taking the win Friday night. Bryan Brock and Matt Perkins were fourth with
the team of J. Ferguson and Dillon Conn in fifth.

Columbus Speedway will host a Full Racing Program this Saturday night with
all divisions in action. Please call 662-241-5004 for event information or
visit The next special event at Columbus Speedway
will be Fan Appreciation night on September 15th which will feature Twin 20
lap Super Late Model features plus a Full Racing Program.



by: Jannie Thrash


Chad Thrash
Mark Welch
Wayne Murphy
Jerry Ballew
David Belk
Jason Canterbery
CLint Logan
David James
Van Brooks


Artis Bunyard
Steve Bryan
Rick Long
Lamone Taylor
Billy Ward
Owen Bryan II


Doug Todd
John Chaney
Jamie Parker
Chris McElhenney


Ben Stephens
Kevin Cumbie
Robert Casada
Rusty Harrison
David Holder
Charles Reeves
Toby Hodge
Traci Hudnall
Woody Shivers



by: Steve Molnar
Meridian, MS Aug. 18
Jay Blair started on the pole and
slipped back as far as 4th place
before finding his groove to retake
the lead for good on lap 22.
Blair's Wall 2 Wall Racing Engines
powered GRT had to hold off a late
charge by a pair of drivers that
forced to work their way back to
the front after early spins. Ryan
Plaisance spun on lap 2 and
battled his way back to the front
in his brand new Wall 2 Wall
powered Warrior nearly grabbing
the lead in the waning laps but
a solid second on the night.
David Ashley was the next car to
spin on the lap 2 restart and he
too had to battle back to the
front with his Ronnie Rogers
powered Larry Shaw car. And while
Plaisance tried to keep his car
glued to the bottom, Ashley took
to the high side to charge back
to the front.
Rodney Wing battled long and
hard with Dave Siegert early on
and then Blair in the mid stages
before he slowed when his car got
stuck in gear. He was able to get
the car out of gear and he also
return at the rear on lap 38 and
he managed to snag a 6th place
finish just behind Scott Slay and
Odie Green.

Official Results:
1. Jay Blair
2. Ryan Plaisance
3. David Ashley
4. Scott Slay
5. Odie Green
6. Rodney Wing
7. Dennis Duncan
8. Bill Avant
9. Robbie Harvey
10. Randy Little
11. Phil Bradford
12. Ken Freeman
13. Larry Murphy
14. James Dean
15.Roger Shirley
16. Dave Siegert
17. Johnny Hughes
18. Gary Cooper
19. Buzz Miles
20. Marlon Wild



MSCC race at Columbus, SUPR race at Pike County, Media race at Queen City, Jackson Motor Speedway, Mississippi Motorsports Park, Hattiesburg Speedway and Woodland Raceway, all called for rain this weekend. OH WELL



1. Steve Russel #72
2. David Breazeale #54
3. Tombo Callahan #20
4. Jerry Inmon #D7
5. Ronny Hollingsworth #4U

1. Jason Hollis #5
2. Tim Parker #37
3. Matt Price #17
4. Rickman #41

1. Frank Cox #00
2. Bill Sudduth #22
3. Paul Robinson #25

1. Lee Ray #2
2. Andy Simmons #1
3. Jon Edwards #-1

1. Buddy Glover #48
2. Jeff massey #007
3. Tim Ritter #16

PRO 4:
1. Steve Glasgow #15
2. Tommy Brasher #12
3. David Goins #12

1. Randal Barton & Jamie Sudduth #2
2. TK King & Tom McReynolds #6
3. Chaz Brown & Nathan Mordecai #11


Queen City Results, July 28

Meridian, MS
On a night that featured bicycle
races for the kids, local TV news
coverage and a near full house of
fans, the drivers did not let them
down, and neither did the track,
where 3 wide racing was the norm.
Chad Thrash drove his Ford Mustang
to another Queen City feature win,
holding off the efforts of the #7
car of David James.
Doug Todd in the #4 car and Jeff
Walker in the #41 car put on a
show as it went down to the wire
with Todd taking the victory. Third
place went to Chris McElhenny
in the #27 Chevy Truck.
QCS points leader Artis Bunyard
in the #12 Mustang won another
feature to add to his list. 2nd place
went to #10 Steve Bryan.
David Holder ran one his best
races ever at QCS as he took his
#55 car and pulled away early and
stayed ahead, holding off the
charges of Robert Casada in the
#K9. #25 Toby Hodge finished 3rd.
Stonewall Mississippi's Wiley
Williams, Corinth Mississippi's
Danny Christian and Quitman Mississippi's
Johnny Hughes made it a three car
race early as they pulled away from
the pack in the feature race.
When a broken belt sent to Christian's
#5 to the pit early it became Williams
in his #4 car and Hughes in his #11 car
battling for the lead. Williams was able
to hold on and claim the checkered flag.
Third place went to #27 Larry Murphy,
fourth to #44 Roger Rolison, fifth
to #99 Josh Fuller, sixth to #m6 Marty
Hardy and seventh to #15 Tim Rutledge.
Seven cruisers made it out to the ever
increasing in popularity division.
Mayhem ruled the night, but when
the smoke and car parts cleared
Laney Keith and ED Allen took home the win.


Queen City's SUPR race called for rain

July 21,
The SUPR series race was called for rain at 1:00pm, we were at the track Saturday afternoon and the area was hit especially hard. We were dissapointed to see so many drivers make the long haul to Meridian only to have mother nature turn them back.


Woodland Raceway, July 14th

When the green flag fell the
newcomer to this class the #66
of Chris Dickinson took the lead
and lead flag to flag for his
first win in the 2001 season and
this class but when feature time
came that ugly monster got him
again taking him out of the race
before it started. The #6 of
William Burns also found that
ugly monster when his engine let
go on the back stretch. The #18 of
Chris Tays made his first visit
to the track this year and found
victory lane when the checkered
flag fell in the feature. The
#9 of Johnny Potts was continuing
his winning way when his engine
let go going into turn 1.The #63
of Joey McKinney had ignition
problems and didn't make the show.
Super Street
When the green fell the #33 of
Johnny Prince took the lead and
never looked back he went on to
win both races. The #S19 of Mark
Hollie made a hard charge from
the rear of the field to finish a
strong 2nd in the feature. The
#19 Of Scotty Peeler had a strong
run going when he got to high
and got in the marble then spun
across the track in front of the
#M1 of Brian Woodruff messing the
handling up on both cars.
The #31 Of Barbara Burcham got
her first win of the season in
the first heat race. The CB2 of
Teresa Steele made her first
visit to the track tonight and
ran a strong fourth after breaking a
ball joint in the hot laps. The
#19 of Cathy Frank found her way
into victory lane tonight to tie the
points lead with Heather Hoard.
We had a great father and son
battle going in this class between
the #1 of Brent Means and the #33
of Howard Means. Brent was able
to edge his dad out in the heat
races for second place but Howard
took second in the feature, with Brent
finishing sixth. The #F44 Dwayne
Parsons took the win in all 3 races.
The #26 of Barbara Blount battled
with Howard for 2nd place for several
laps but Howard was able to hold
her off and she finished third in
the feature. Ed Stearns made his
racing debut for the first time
in several years driving the #JD3.
When the checkered flag fell
Ed found himself in fourth place
Modified Street
The # 3 of Jerry Brumley found
himself taking the win in the first
heat and leading all but 1 lap of
the second race when the #31 of
John Burcham made the pass going
into turn one on the white flag
sending Brumley back to a second place
finish in the second heat and
also in the feature.
The #19 of Brian McGowen has been
strong lately finishing second in
the first heat. Brian spun out
in the second heat and had to go
to the rear but worked his way back
to fifth place in the feature.
When the flag fell for the feature
the # 31 of John Burcham lead flag
to flag and the race went
caution free.


MMP Results 7/7

4$ - Kalif Sellier, Pass Christian MS
98 - Ron Tubbs, Gulfport MS
6h - Mark Herbert, Monticello MS
11 - Nick Sellier, Pass Christian MS
6c - Chase Cooper
K99 - Rusty Cooper
81 - Jeff Cooper, Kiln MS
D1 - Mike Ladner, Biloxi MS
23 - Al Fox, Woolmarket MS
2P - Punkin Taylor, Pearl River LA
22 - Greg Williams, Saucier MS
8 - Bubba Dye, Saucier MS
33 - Red Miller, Mobile AL
John II - Johnny Willis
62 - James Dean, Bay St. Louis MS
94 - Lonnie Scarborough, Saucier MS
49 - Shannon Lee, Lumberton MS
5 - Ernie Parker
39 - Rodney Barber, Saucier MS
60 - Billy Stewart, Picayune MS
Note: #21 Sal Herbert Jr. Rolled and the fans collected $121.03 for the roll over fund !
K88 - Ronnie Roberts
11s - Steve Mauldin, Seminary MS
11L - Larry Cifra, Moss Point MS
44 - Steve Pate, Ocean Springs MS
MT2 - Punkin Taylor, Pearl River LA


Boland Stretches His Lead in MSCC points with Victory at Hattiesburg

July 6, The MSCC race #9 finally happened Friday night in Hattiesburg after an oil line postponed it's originally scheduled July 3 race.
Meridian area drivers dominated the event, as old familiar #222 took the checkered flag. #222 driven by Mike Boland of Cuba Alabama was followed by Chunky Mississippi's James Dean in the #16 car, third place went to last weeks MSCC winner Rodney Wing of Meridian in the #10 car.
Rounding out the top five were #6 Scott Slay and #L97, Randy Little.
Others events included:

IMCA Modifieds:
88 - Darrell Blount
K9 - Robert Casada
50 - Nathan Bynum
25 - Jamie Gowers
34 - Ben Stephens

721- Steve Underwood
03 - Roy Chisolm
20 - Steve Bryan
1 - Chris Stegall
9 - Terry Welch

Pro Stock:
12 - Dallas Mozingo
2B - Greg Harris
7 - Brock Webster
28 - Kenneth Patterson
58 - Rocky Dilliard

Street Stock:
48 - Bubba Trotter
34 - Noah Daspit
R7 - Rodney Barber
49 - Shannon Lee
316- Ray Windham


by: Cynthia Byrd Douglas
Pass Christian, MS - Sept. 29

Late Models continued timing in
this week for the start of their
$1,000 to win guaranteed feature.
20 Timmy LaFontaine of Pass
Christian MS started on the
pole of the heat race, and held
the lead for four laps until
he spun in turn four, sending
him to the rear. This gave
second place runner D65
Dwight Falcon of Walker LA
opening to take the lead to
the finish, his first heat
win (trophy dash) at MMP.
15 Kurt Talley of Woolmarket
MS rallied from fourth to second.
Greg Cooper of Guflport MS
debuted his new late model the
K3 and finished third. R2
Rickey Hankins of Purvis MS
started on the pole for the
feature with a time of 15:31
again (consistency!).
71 Chris Wall of Holden LA
started outside pole with a
time of 16:16.
R2 Hankins quickly took the
lead only to get caught up in
lap traffic, when 23 Al Fox
from Woolmarket MS spun out
piling up 20 LaFontaine
and R2 Hankins, and R2
Hankins had to retire to the
pits. This left the lead and
the win to second place runner
71 Wall. D65 Dwight Falcon was
running fourth, until third
place runner 14 Talley had
to retire to the pits with
mechanical problems, leaving
D65 second for the finish.
K3 Cooper finished third,
23 Fox fourth, and 20
LaFontaine rounds out the
top 5.
MrB Thomas Bryant of Gulfport
MS started on the pole for
the Street Stock heat race,
with 5 Robert Hopkins of
Saucier MS outside pole.
Third place started 55 Bobby
Busby of Saucier MS quickly
took the lead and stayed
there for the win. 47jr
Bubba Trotter of Biloxi MS
fell into second and stayed
there for the finish. This
left 94 Bryan Cuervas of
Saucier MS to settle for third.
47jr Trotter took the feature
win from flag to flag, with
94 Cuervas taking second from
MrB Thomas with 4 laps to go,
leaving MrB Thomas to settle
for third, 5 Hopkins fourth,
and 21 Sal Herbert Jr
rounded out the top five.
The Pure Stock heat was
dominated again by 02
Norman Trotter of Gulfport MS.
07 Earl Woods Jr. of Biloxi MS
held second place until lap
5 when he spun and the
caution sent him to the
rear. This left second to
00 Kevin Lizana of Saucier
MS for the finish, and 01
Dustin Ladner of Lizana MS
to finish third. The Pure
Stock feature started with
02 Trotter on the pole,
and 00 Lizana outside pole.
The win was 02 Trotter all
the way. 00 Lizana held on
to second until lap 8 when
he got up on the birm in
turn 1, and the caution sent
him to the rear. This left
second open to 07 Woods,
third to 01 Ladner, 00
Lizana fourth, and 149 Eddie
Ladnier of Vancleave MS
to round out the top five.
The UMP heat started with
11 Nick Sellier of Delisle
MS on the pole, and 98
Ron Tubbs of Gulfport MS
outside pole. 98 Tubbs
took the lead and never
looked back, 11 Sellier
held second to the end, and
6 Chase Cooper of Gulfport
MS finished third. The UMP
feature was much the same,
with 98 Tubbs first, 11
Sellier second, 6 Cooper
third, and 1K Kendall
Owens of Carriere MS fourth.
Some Go-Karts joined us for
the evening and put on a show
for a few laps, and they
were very cool!
R25-Tim Bowler of Prairieville LA
09-Timmy Thrash of Gulfport MS
22-Clint Duplessis of French Settlement LA
99-Jeremy Allen of Gulport MS
911-Norman Allen of Gulfport MS
11-Alan Kanouse of French Settlement LA
27-Brian Wells of Long Beach MS, and
31-Paul Burns of Prairieville LA



by: Chris Cooper
Sept. 15
Jackson, MS - As our country began
to attempt to return to some
semblance of normalcy, some people
still needed the often elusive
"closure" that books, therapists,
and commentators so often discuss.
With the decision by Jackson
Motor Speedway to have racing as
usual this weekend, plans were
made to give those in attendance
an opportunity to achieve this
closure. During the pre race
national anthem and prayer,
the entire street stock class
and other members of the JMS
family took to the infield to
unfurl and display for the
fans a 40 foot by 60 foot
American flag provided by the
# 19 street stock team of
Gerald Smith. As the anthem
played to a totally silent
gallery, the flag shimmered
proudly and boldly as an
example of the resilience of
the American people.
American Medical Response,
Capitol Body Shop, and the
Hinds County Volunteer Fire
Department vehicles toured
the racing surface with lights
blazing, and in silence as a
gesture of support for their
fellow rescue workers still
working against the odds in
both New York and Washington.
Thunderous support for the
nation, it's citizens, and
the flag rose towards the
heavens to again show why the
racing family is the greatest
group of people on the planet.
Another full field of cars in
all 4 classes turned out for
the night, with 78 cars on hand.
With 23 late models and 23 street
stocks, these two classes
combined to put on some rather
interesting examples of on track
graphics and body panel
relocation. David Molpus scored
another win in the southern
modified class over a 13 car
field. Molpus took the early lead
over Kevin Cessna, until Cessna
was plowed by the # 68 of Donnie
Brisendine off turn two.
Brisendine and Cessna were done
for the night, moving the # 99 of
Wayne Curtis to second. Molpus
again began to pull away, until
losing control and spinning to
the infield all by himself at
halfway. Molpus spun it around
and came back on in 4th position,
almost a full straight behind new
leader Curtis. Curtis turned up
the wick trying to make the laps
go by faster and claim the feature
win. Molpus slowly and
methodically gained position,
moving into second with 5 to go.
Curtis pushed as hard as he could,
only to see Molpus drive by off
turn four coming to the checkered
to take the win. Curtis, Steve
Bynum, Bo Black, and Roger Lyell
completed the top 5. Molpus and
Cessna took the earlier heat
race wins.
Matt Shaw, winner of the last
Superior Auto Sales street
stock event took the early
lead this week, and tried to
pull away from the 4 row
double file throng of cars
behind him. Mike "Skates"
Mitchell began to show some
strength, rapidly picking off
cars ahead of him to move into
the lead after a bobble in
turn four by Shaw. Mitchell
gained a little breathing room,
with Shaw motoring along in
second. Greg Harris and Gerald
Smith raced side by side for
several laps before the
caution flew for the spinning
# 45 of Jim Morris. Mitchell
again pulled away, rolling
through the high side to again
pull away to a slight advantage.
Gerald Smith used the double
file restart to jump into
second, with Jimmy Lantrip,
Greg Harris, and Dave Easterling,
using the entire track to battle
for fourth behind Shaw, in third.
Despite several spinning cars,
the race finished relatively
cleanly, with Mitchell taking
the win over Shaw, Harris,
Easterling, and Lantrip.
Smith was bumped from behind
on the next to last lap,
spinning to the infield and
credited with a 13th place
finish despite his protests.
Smith, Shaw, and Harris took
the earlier heat wins.
Lindsey Sims put the # 22
Rental Service Corp / Tony
Barker GRT atop the first
late model heat over Jason
Cliburn and Richey Cauthen.
Don Cliburn claimed heat
# 2 in the # 8 Cliburn Tank
Lines / Mac Tools / Tony Barker
GRT over Joel McRaney and Ken
Freeman. A familiar face took
heat three, with George Paul
putting the # 57 Paul's Body
Shop GRT atop the leader board
over Darin Dorsey and Danny
The late model feature was, to
be polite, an example of door
rubbing action gone awry.
Gorge Paul quickly jumped to
the lead on the initial start,
as Don & Jason Cliburn both
dove to the inside of Lindsey
Sims entering turn one. Paul
hooked a rut on corner entry,
momentarily slowing him down
enough that one of the three
wide tangle just behind booted
him to the infield. A complete
restart followed, with Paul
again surging to the lead.
Darin Dorsey made a daring move
down the backstretch to put
the # 23 SCMP Auto Sales /
Steel Builders Supply / Tony
Barker Warrior into third from
6th, before lap one was
completed. Someone rode the #
888 of Jason Cliburn into the
wall just short of the flag
stand, bringing the youngest
Cliburn to a grinding halt.
Anthony May's # 77 had nowhere
to go, slamming into the stopped
GRT of Cliburn. Pat Nichols
spun into the group backwards,
but was able to continue.
Both Cliburn and May were done
for the night, as both cars
appeared to be severely damaged.
Both drivers walked away safely.
Dorsey again launched an assault
on the cars in front as Paul
again pulled away, as now Don
Cliburn found the wall under
the flag stand and rode to a stop.
Cliburn was able to refire his
machine and drive off under his
own power, and nearly every
car in the field stopped under
the caution to have sheet metal
rearranged. Dorsey sailed into
2nd as the track once again went
green, and drove to the high
side of Paul in turn one. Paul
powered ahead down the chute,
as many began to notice the
forward progress of the # 582
S & O Paint Co / Brown
Engineering / GRT of Sidney
Overby Jr. Moving from 20th to
10th in 4 laps, Overby rode
the ruts in the track while
others tried to go around
them, enabling a forward march
that included some bumping and
tire smoke, but entertaining
none the less. Paul began to
pull away until the caution
again flew for the spinning #
1F Fletcher's Tire & Auto /
Trick machine of Stanley Fletcher.
Again under green, Richey Cauthen
and Lindsey Sims battled for
third, as Dorsey again tried to
make a move for the lead. Paul
held on until the finish to
take the win and add to his
already mammoth points lead.
Dorsey cruised home in second
over Cauthen, Overby, Vic
Dolohite, and Sims.
Mike McCool took the mini
stock feature in the McDowell
Rd Pawn Brokers #2m, after
a competitive race with Terry
Welch and Allen Parfait. "Marbles"
Whitty came home 4th over Gerald
Shook and Anthony Kennedy.
Parfait and Jughead Brewer took
the heat wins.
Join us next weekend at
Jackson Motor Speedway for
the finest in dirt racing action.
JMS has also announced the
Rick's Super Late Model event that
was recently rained out has been
set for October 20th, with
double points for local classes.
On September 30th, the third
annual "Street Stock Thunder",
presented by Superior Auto
Sales and Touch of Class Paint
& Body will be the featured
event. Paying $1000 to the
winner and $50 to start, expect
a full field of hobby and
street stock type cars for
the event. For more details,
call Frann Monk at 601-932-3885.



by: Cindy Byrd Douglas
The Pro Stock heat one was "Biloxi Boys"
show, with #06 Jessie Underwood on pole,
D1jr Mike Ladner starting outside pole,
and #88 Jeremy Broadus starting 3rd in
the line up. They started the fight for
the Pro Stock feature in the first Pro
Stock heat race.
#06 Underwood found himself third from
the start, with #D1jr Ladner quickly
taking the lead, and #88 Broadus right
up his tail! It was a hard fight from
start to finish, but #D1jr Ladner held
off #88 Broadus for the win, leaving
#06 Underwood to settle for third.
In the second Pro Stock heat, #22 Rodney
Barber of Saucier MS started pole, and
stayed there from flag to flag, leaving
#D5 David Hough of Gulfport MS who
started outside pole to settle for second.
#74 Auvel Glover of Mobile Alabama started
dead last and moved up to finish third.
The Pro Stock feature was awesome from
start to finish.
#D1jr Ladner started on the pole, with
#22 Barber outside pole, and #88 Broadus
starting third. After the completion of
the first lap, #88 Broadus was leading
the pack, leaving #D1jr Ladner rooting
on his rear. Ladner tried high, and he
tried low, but #D1jr Ladner didn't have
enough to get by #88 Broadus. #06
Underwood started sixth, but quickly
made it to third, after #22 Barber had
technical difficulties that sent him to
the pits. #06 Underwood blew up and
still coasted across the finish line to
finish third, leaving a trail of oil around
the track! This left last week's winner
#K88 Baragar fourth, and #D5 Hough fifth.
The Pure Stock's heat was a preview of
their feature to come. #17 David Martin of
Wiggins MS started on the pole, but spun
in turn 4 on the first lap, sending him
to the rear.
#02 Norman Trotter of Gulfport MS started
fifth, but was in the lead by the completion
of the first lap, and he carried #8 Bubba
Dye of Saucier who started sixth to the
front with him.
The order would remain the same to the
finish. #88 Wesley Fletcher of Perkinston
MS who hit the wall last week, started
third, and held it until the two to go
signal, where he parked his #88 in the
infield coming out of turn 2, this left
an opening for #07 Earl Woods Jr. who
started third to reclaim it. The Pure
Stock feature was more of the same. With
#02 Trotter starting on the pole, and
#8 Dye outside pole, and #01 Dustin
Ladner of Lizana MS in third. The
leaders remained the same from flag to
flag. The real fight was #62 James Dean
of Bay St. Louis MS, and #01 Ladner for
third. They were back and forth until the
two to go signal, where #62 Dean was
holding third, and dropped his driveshaft on
the front straightaway, leaving #01 Ladner
the third position in the finish!
The first Street Stock heat saw #T2 Terry
Cuervas of Kiln MS starting on the pole,
and #49 Shannon Lee of Lumberton MS
outside pole. After the completion
of the first lap, #49 Lee had taken #T2
Cuervas for the lead, and stayed there
for the finish. #T2 Cuervas held second
until lap five, when #55 Bobby Busby
of Saucier MS took over second, leaving
#T2 Cuervas for third, until the white
flag lap, where #47jr of Bubba Trotter
making his debut starting out in fifth,
and taking third from #T2 Cuervas.
Pole position for the second heat in
Street Stock was #14 Andrew Hays of
Hurley MS, who found himself third
upon completion of the first lap,
as #47 Billy Riels of Wiggins MS
quickly took the lead, with #W7 of
Willie Marin who started fourth stealing
second. When the pack crossed the line
for the second lap #R7 Rodney Barber
of Saucier MS quickly moved into the
third position sending #14 Hays to
fourth for the finish. The Street Stock
feature had the pole positions switched,
and the second row switched by the time
the pack crossed the line on the first
lap. #49 Lee started pole and finished
second, with #47 Riels quickly taking
the lead and holding on to the finish.
#W7 Marin started fourth and quickly
took third from #55 Busby. #47jr
Trotter who started fifth moved up to
take fourth, until a flat sent him to
the pits in lap seven leaving fourth
to #55 Busby, until the white flag, where
#R7 Barber slid into fourth sending #55
Busby to fifth for the finish. It was a
real battle between these cars from
start to finish.
Pole sitter #6 Chase Cooper of Gulfport
MS led for the first lap until he left
his driveshaft on the front straightaway,
sending him to the pits, no fear, the
pit crew fixed him up before the feature!
This left the outside pole sitter 4$
Kalif Sellier of Pass Christian MS the
lead, with #98 Ron Tubbs of Gulfport
MS right on his heals! It was a tough
battle between the two, #98 Tubbs
tried high and low, but could not get
around 4$ Sellier. #94 Dow Hillhouse
of Angie LA spun in turn #3 sending
him to the rear, but he quickly fought
back up the third for the finish. The UMP
feature saw 4$ Sellier on the pole, but
not for long, by the completion of the
first lap, outside pole sitter #98
Tubbs stole the lead, and took with him
#94 Hillhouse, sending 4$ Sellier to
third. #6 Cooper who started dead last
holding fourth. Lap four came and 4$
Sellier made his move around #94
Hillhouse and took second, and was
fighting #98 Tubbs all the way to
the checkers! This time 4$ Sellier
tried high and low, but #98 Tubbs
would never leave an opening for
4$ Sellier. #94 Hillhouse held on to
third all the way, with #11 Nicholas
Sellier of Pass Christian MS finishing
fourth, after getting around #6
Cooper for the finish.
The Sportsman heat had #12 Jim O'Neal
of Seminary MS on the pole, but
technical difficulties in hot laps
left him in the pits, this left #D1
Mike Ladner on the pole, with #27
Rusty Cooper outside pole. And the
race was on, the two battled but
the finish was the same as the
line up! #3 Joey Pilgrim of
Gulfport MS started dead last and
came up to take third, leaving
#K99 Jim Yelverton of Gulfport MS
fourth, and #15 Mark Pritchett
also of Gulfport MS fifth. The
Sportsman feature finished the same
way they started their lineup. #D1
Ladner on the pole finished in the
winners column, with #3 Pilgrim
outside pole finishing second, and
#27 Cooper starting third and
finishing third. This was more
exciting than it sounds, as all
three battled hard to move up,
but no one opened the door!
Late Model action started with #291
Keith Miller of Sumrall MS who drew
a three chip started on the pole,
with #R2 Ricky Hankins of Purvis MS
who drew a five chip starting outside
pole, #2P Punkin Taylor of Pearl River
LA who drew a six chip starting third,
and #85 Mike Ladner of Biloxi MS
starting outside second row drawing a
number eight in all of his classes
for all of his cars!! Coming to the
finish line on the first lap of the
heat saw #R2 Hankins in the lead,
with #291 Miller chasing him, leaving
third to #2P Taylor and fourth to #85
With two to go, #R2 Hankins and #291
Miller tie up in turn 4 sending #291
Miller to the rear. This left the second
spot open for #2P Taylor who tried #R2
Hankins, but just didn't have the
opening to get by him. #291 Miller
made his way back up to fourth for
the finish.
With #R2 Hankins starting on the pole
for the feature, and #2P Taylor outside
pole, #85 Ladner third, and #291 Miller
starting fourth, the chase was on.
#R2 Hankins held the lead without
incident from flag to flag. #2P Taylor
held second until he got loose coming
out of turn 2 on lap 8 and left the
door open for #291 Miller to slide in
second. #2P Taylor tried #291 Miller
on every lap, but #291 Miller would
never give him a hole. Leaving the
finish #R2 Hankins, #291 Miller, #2P
Taylor, top three respectively. #85
Ladner finished fourth, and #23 Al
Fox of Woolmarket MS rounding out
the top five.
The Gulf Coast Mini Sprints put on a
good show for the fans Saturday night,
as both of their heat races were
caution free. The first heat saw #23
Kent Wood of Ocean Springs MS
taking the lead and staying there
to the finish. #1 Danny Jones
started sixth and held second
throughout the heat race.
#62 Jimmy Olsen started dead last
and worked his way up to finish
third. Their second heat race had
#83 Brian Rouse of Biloxi MS
taking the win from flag to flag,
with #38 Mike Holley of Biloxi MS
coming up from sixth to second
for the finish. And #99 Doug Smith
started dead last and came up
through the pack to finish third.
Their feature race only had one
caution that sent outside pole
sitter #83 Rouse to the rear,
only to have him pick off the
field one by one to finish the
feature in second. Pole sitter
#23 Wood led the race from
flag to flag. #1 Jones started
third and finished third,
leaving fourth to #38 Holley,
with #20 Kevin Brosh of Biloxi
MS rounding out the top five.
Last week the Ladies Race was
accidently omitted, so we wanted
to make mention of the winners
this week. In the Pure Stock
Ladies Race we saw pole sitter
#01 Emma Ladner of Lizana MS
lead the race until the half
way mark, where she thought
the flagman was giving her the
move over flag, she moved over,
giving the win to #07
Terry Graham of Ocean Springs
MS, who had started sixth and
moved up to second.
Third was won by #25 Sharon
Ladner of Biloxi MS who had
started fifth, and fourth
was won by #39 Mia Elias of
New Orleans LA, leaving #H70
Ashley Middleton of Saucier
to round out the top five.
The Street Stock Ladies Race
was won by pole sitter #55
Laura Busby of Saucier MS,
with #39 Terrie Lasalle of Pass
Christian MS starting dead
last and finishing second.
Leaving #49 Sandy Lee of Wiggins
MS settling for third.
This week be sure to join us
for our Labor Day Blowout, two
days of racing! Saturday night
Sept. 1st will be our regular
classes, plus our DEMOLITION
DERBY presented by Jim Talley
and the kids bicycle races.
Sunday Sept. 2nd $2,000 to win
40 lap Late Model race, along
with Pure Stock, Street Stock,
Pro Stock and 4 cylinder Mini
Stocks! Saturday nights gates
open at 4, racing starts at
7:30, Sunday gates open at 2pm,
with feature races starting at
7:30pm. For more information log
on to click
Mississippi Motorsports Park!
Come join our holiday fun!



by: Chris Cooper
Aug. 18, 01
Jackson, MS - A near capcity crowd on
hand for the USCS "Outlaw Thunder" Tour
event at Jackson Motor Speedway found
not only the sprints, but also the rest
of the classes to be quite entertaining
as well. Things started off very
promising, as track announcer J.T.
Williamson found himself with time to
interview several drivers before the
start of the action, in keeping with the
new policy JMS has adopted to get the
drivers more accessible to the fans.
As the first heat rolled out, the
Superior Auto Sales street stocks sat
primed to give the fans a show, and did
not disappoint. Early leader Mark
Triplett had the # 49 Ford powered T-bird
running strong, and appeared to have
things under control, until Greg Harris
drove the # 2b Camaro into the top spot
on the last lap to finish off a spirited
charge from his last row starting
position. In heat # 2, Skates Mitchell
put the # 3 Camaro out front at the green,
and ran away with the win. The race,
however, was for second, with Davey
Easterling's # 711 battling with the
# 19 of Gerald Smith for most of the
race, with the # H1 of Chris Sawyer
just behind. Easterling finally secured
the spot with two to go, to finish behind
Mitchell and just in front of Smith.
Heat # 3 was just as exciting, as
rookie Josh Steverson put the #215
Budwesier sponsored Camaro out front to
lead every lap and win in only his 4th
time in a race car. Jimmy Lantrip
continued the rookie uprising, finishing
second, with defending track champion
Michael Fuller's Dodge in third.
Just as the fans caught their collective
breath, the USCS boys rolled out to
start their action for the evening.
Local driver "Blockhead" Bryant drove
the # 33x Watson Quality Ford machine
to the win in heat one, with 7 time
USCS champ Tony Gray lapping most of
the field in heat two from his last row
starting spot.
Mike McCool took mini stock heat
number one over Kenneth Ellis and Mike
Whitty. Adam Strength won heat # 2 in
his first race of the season in a new
car. Claude Brewer Jr and Jerry Martin
Despite the action, the fans were
still in store for some interesting
on-track happenings, as the southern
modified class had yet to pull out on
the track. While street stock sometimes
provides some bumper relocation
opportunities, southern modified has
become a body man's nightmare of late.
This night proved to be no exception,
as early leader Billy Ray Renfrow spun
in turn two on lap two, and was black
flagged for pulling out onto the track
to draw a caution. The # 99 of Wayne
Curtis assumed the lead as the track
went back green, with David Molpus
eventually putting the # 14 car where
it's been most of the season, "on the
point". Moplus led until getting loose
off turn 4 on the final lap and spun,
collecting Curtis, Brad Rose, and himself.
Kevin Cessna, who had pitted earlier
under caution, snuck through the carnage
and took the win. Don Brisendine took
the win in an uneventful second heat,
over Holland McRae and Marvin Rose.
Terry Gray easily won the USCS feature,
lapping into the top 5 by the finish.
Marshall Skinner mounted a serious charge
through the field to finish second,
followed by Chris Rodgers and Kelly
Angellette, who also came from
the rear of the field to score a top
five finish, and the TimberWolf Hard
Charger Award.
The Superior Auto Sales Street Stocks
took to the track for the first feature
of the night, with Greg Harris storming
to the lead at the green. With the
pack behind him snarling and bumping
for racing room, Harris tried to pull
away before an early caution for the
# 17 of Jay Mitchell. On the double
file restart, Brock Wester came from
nowhere on the outside to rocket into
4th place, joining the battle ahead of
him between Skates Mitchell and Davey
Easterling for second behind Harris.
On the next lap, Mitchell got a run
on Harris entering turn one, only to
hit the mud on the very bottom of the
track and push up into Easterling.
The contact caused both to check up, and
find Wester jammed into the brakes and
spinning to the infield. Wester later
said his motor mount broke causing the
accelerator to stick at the same time.
Easterling got the jump on Mitchell for
second on the restart, and immediately
went to work on Harris, who was now
trailing smoke. Easterling and Harris
fought for the spot door to door for
the next several laps, before the
orange # 711 pulled ahead for good.
Chris Sawyer followed suit, taking
second from Harris the same lap. Harris
held on for third over Mitchell and
Matt Shaw.
Mike McCool took the lead of the
mini feature at the start, and held on for
the win over point leader Claude Brewer
Jr, Mike Brewer, Rocky Dillard, and
Terry Welch, who survived an early
incident with the front stretch wall.
Jerry Martin's # LA17 was next, followed
by "Marbles" Whitty and Kenneth
Don Brisendine assumed the Southern
modified lead on lap one, only to break a
transmission and be pushed from the
speedway. David Molpus made use of his
inherited lead, fighting off Kevin
Cessna and Brad Rose for the spot, until
Cessna broke and Holland McRae took
second from Rose. Molpus inched away as
McRae and Rose battled for second,
until McRae took it for good. Bo Black
and Billy Ray Renfrow completed the top 5.



Aug. 18, Booneville, MS
For the second straight week the
schedule at Woodland Raceway had to
be cancelled due to mother nature.
Better Luck Next Week!



After 4 of the 24 late models on hand qualified the Rick's officials called off the Rick's Super Late Models Series on account of rain. The event will be rescheduled.


Woodland Raceway Results 7/28

Boonville, MS
I would like to invite everyone out
for the bicycle race at intermission
on 8-4-01.

When the green flag fell the #9 of
Johnny Potts took the lead and never
looked back. He also won the feature
race leading flag to flag. The
newcomer to this class the #66 of
Chris Dickinson ran a close 2nd to
Potts but wasnt able to get within
striking distance and had to settle
for 2nd in both races. Kurt
Radojcsics driver of the # 43 and
Eddie Houston driver of the # 38 had
some great side by side racing with
Radojcsics edging Houston out for 3rd.

Super Street
The unstoppable Johnny Prince driver
of the #33 continued his winning streak
flag to flag in both races.
The #19 of Scotty Peeler had a
tremendous run going finishing 2nd
in both races. Richard Boyer driver
of the #06 has only been at the track
a couple of times this year. Richard
had a strong 3rd place run looking to
move into 2nd but found himself
finishing 3rd.

Cathy Frank driver of the #19 took
a wild ride when her and the #2 car
driven by Jody Davis were battling
for position and Jody pushed high
putting Cathy in the loose marbles
and into the tires at the top of
turn 1 and 2. The car was badly
damaged but Cathy was ok. The #47 of
Heather Hoard lead several laps
only to spin on the white flag lap
and finish 5th in the 1st heat.
Rachel Hall driver of the #SR3
had a strong run finishing 2nd
in the feature. The #31 of Barbara
Burcham had a bit of bad luck when
she climb the back straight a-way
wall and almost flipped she was
ok but didnt make it back for
her other 2 races.
This class was full of cautions
in the first heat with a total
of 7 cautions. The #65 of Brad
Blackard and the #33 of Mark
Gant got together in turn 2 with
Brad ending up in the tires in
turn 2 both cars are ok. The #26
of Barbara Blount had her 2nd
dnf of the year when she rolled
the right rear down but came
back and ran a strong 3rd in the
feature. The #f44 Dwayne Parsons
continued his hot streak taking
the win in all 3 races. Howard
Means driver of the # 33 came
back to run a strong 2nd in the
feature after coming off the track
in the first heat. Brent Means
driver of the #1 blew and engine
in the feature after hold off a
hard charge from his dad for
most of the race.
Modified Street
Eric Hughes driver of the #CB
takes the lead on the second
lap and goes on to take the win
in the first heat. Eric found
himself in second in the 2nd
heat and 4th in the feature
when the checkered flag fell.
Tim Ragan driver of the #64 has
really been on a roll lately
he won the 2nd heat and feature.
The #3 of Tori Smith started
in the 12th spot only to work
her way to the 3rd spot when
the checkered flag fell in all
3 races. The #19 of Brian McGowen
started 13th and worked his way
up toward the front only for him
and the #2 of Ray Moore to get
together but Brian was able to
continue. Brian was able to work
his way into 6th by the time
the checkered flag fell. Jerry
Brumley driver of the # 3 made
a strong come back after being
disqualified last weekend.
Jerry finished 2nd


Queen City Speedway Results

Meridian - July 7.
Late Model
760 - Jimbo McDuffie
44 - Roger Rolison
27 - Larry Murphy
2 - Phil Bradford
99 - Josh Fuller
34 - Ben Stephens
25 - Jamie Gowers
25 - Toby Hodge
55 - David Holder
24 - Timmy Batte
Pro Street
51 - Jeffery Walker
4 - Doug Todd
12 - Edmond Jenkins
3 - DeWayne Robinson
10 - Steve Bryan
6 - Brian CHaney
121 - Rick Long
12 - Artis Bunyard
20 - Owen Bryan II
Pure Street
1 - David James
21 - Terry Mosley
44 - Danny Dunn
41 - Joey Brown
00 - Tim Culpepper

Boland and Breazeale Take Columbus Twin Wins!

by: Tim O'Brien
Sept. 15

Columbus, MS-Weekly racing
activities continued at Columbus
Speedway but the night was
began with a rousing tribute
and show of patriotism to the our
country. Also as part of fan
appreciation night there was a
driver autograph session plus a
full house program for the kids
with a coin toss, bike races,
a visit from the Columbus Speedway
mascot "King Kong," fireworks,
plus Twin 20 lap main events for
the Super Late Models; all with no
increase in admission. The large
crowd on hand was greeted to with
a spectacular racing surface, 130
racecars in the overflowing pits,
with beautiful weather capping
off a great night of fellowship
and entertainment.

Action would get underway with
a talented field of 37 Pepsi
Super Late Models on hand
taking to the track for Pole Qualifying.
The fast qualifier of the night
was Pontotoc's Steve Russell
tripping the lights with a 14.04-
second lap on the Johnny Stokes
prepared high banked 3/10's mile
clay oval. Russell would draw a
zero thus providing a straight
up start. Two B-Mains were also
required due to the large car
count to complete the 24 car-
starting field after the top
eighteen qualifiers were locked
in to the first main event.

The first main event sponsored
by Roy's Kitchen would see a
battle for the lead with Steve
Russell and Mike Boland, but 5
time Mississippi State Champion
Mike Boland of Cuba, Alabama
would take his famed number 222
to the point and go on to claim
his first Columbus Speedway win
of the year.
Toomsuba's Lucky Keeton was
second followed by David Breazeale,
Weir's Tombo Callahan, and
Kosciusko's Jeff White. The
remainder of the top ten included
Danny Christian of Corinth, former
James King Champion James Cline of
Oxford, Alabama, Rick Rickman,
Northport's Ronny Hollingsworth, and
the legendary "Mississippi Flyer"
Jerry Inmon.
The second 20 lap main event
presented by Advance Auto Parts
began with the top six finishers
being inverted after the first
feature. It would take only
a few laps but it was apparent
that the man to beat would be
none other than the "Raging
Rebel" David Breazeale of Four
Corner's. Breazeale would take
the lead early in the event,
as attrition would cause the
first feature winner Mike
Boland to retire with fuel
pump problems. While Breazeale
cruised to the win, Jeff White
picked up his best finish of
the season with a strong second
place run and Tombo Callahan
came home third with another
solid top five finish. Steve
Russell would charge all the
way from 22nd starting position
like a man on a mission only to
run out of laps in the 20-lap
sprint. Danny Christian would
earn fifth place honors. The
remainder of the top ten
consisted of Columbus driver
Rick Rickman, James Cline,
defending track champion Mark
Stokes, Kosciusko's Anthony
Rushing, and Jerry Inmon in tenth.
The Street Stock victory went
to Terry King of Columbus as
he claimed his second win in a
row. Jonathon Edwards finished
a strong second with Danny
Gable in third, with Harold
Trimm and Tim White completing
the top five finishers in the
22-car field.

The Mini Stock class has a
large field with 19 drivers
taking to the high banks for
their main event. Toby Fikes
claimed the as he battled with
last week's winner Mike Minor
for the lead during much of the
latter stages.
Buddy Glover came home third
with James Inmon and Scott Gable
rounding out the top five. Steve
Glasgow earned the Pro 4 win with
David Goins, Tommy Brasher,
Jimmy Beachler, and James Blakney
completing the top five
Once again it was the same old
story in the Mississippi Modified
class as Pickensville driver
Jason Hollis won again. Brian
Rickman was second with Brian
Hollis in third. Northport's
Tim Parker finished fourth and
Sulligent's Matt Price was fifth.
Frank Cox continued his role in
the Pro Street division as it
was a night with loose wheels
flying everywhere in the potent
heavy metal division. Paul
Robinson made the haul from
Tupelo worthwhile with a second
place run and Columbus' Ed
Atkins was third. Bobby Nichols
and Jason Brock rounded out the
top five.
The wild and crazy Cruiser
feature win went to the team of
Tom Briggs and Charles Rigdon.
The team of Steve Chaffin and
Jughead Smith were runners up
and the tandem of TK King and
Boomer Brown were third. The
family team of Thad and Jep
Cole were fourth and Eric
Roach and Corey Davis
finished fifth.
Columbus Speedway will host
Church Night at the Races next
Saturday night the 22nd.
Fans will be admitted to the
grandstands for only $5.00
when they present their church
bulletin or program. There will
be a Full Racing Program on
tap with racing action getting
underway at 7:45pm. The next
special event will be on Saturday
night the 29th as the Mississippi
State Championship Series will
be in town for the make up date
for the postponed James Nickoles
Memorial. The Magnolia State 100
will be staged on October 5th and
6th, as it will be the biggest
race ever held in Columbus Speedway
history. Columbus Speedway will
also play host to practice sessions
on the next two Friday nights from
7pm till 10pm with free grandstand
admission. Upcoming event
information is available by calling
662-241-5004 or by visiting the
Columbus Speedway Internet home
hosted at



by: Barbara Blount
We would like to invite each and every one of you out for an action packed weekend next Saturday night for the 600-cc mini sprint cars and our regular show also. The points races are tighten up and racing is getting fast and furious.

Limited Late Model
We saw the #9 of Johnny Potts continue his winning streak this week by winning both of his races with the # 43 of Kurt Radojcsics running a close second to him. Kurt tried several time to make the pass for the lead but just couldn't make it work. The # G9 of Gary Potts had a bit of bad luck as he tried to make the pass on the #19 of Scotty Peeler for 3rd when they got together and Gary hit the back wall. Gary was out of the race but Scotty continued by riding the high side of the track with a warped wheel. The # 38 of Eddie Houston was running strong leading the race when his engine let go and took him out of the race.

The #E 27 of Brian Coleman looked to have the winning car tonight by taking the win in the first heat but the # 26 of Barbara Blount had other thoughts she tried several time to make the pass for the lead in the first heat but couldn't make it work. When the green flag fell for the other 2 races she took the lead and never looked back leading flag to flag. This was her first win of the season. The # -1 of Jackie Butler had bad luck when he got into the tire in turn 1 and tore the front end of the car up real bad. Jackie was ok but out of the race for the night. The #JD 3 of Dexter Rogers had his best run of the season also tonight finishing 2nd in the feature race.

Modified Street
The # 3 of Jerry Brumley had everything going his way tonight when he started 6th in the feature and worked his way to the lead. Jerry went on to win the feature race. The # Z28 of Bo Turner took his first win of the season in the first heat but wasn't able to make it back for the other 2 races. The # 3 of Tori Smith had bad luck tonight after having several weekends of top 3 finishes. Tori the # 19 of Brian McGowen the # 21 of Stevie Johnson and the # 27 of Joey Floyd were running 4 wide when Tori and Stevie got together and Tori wound up on top of the back wall. The # 47 of Heather Hoard ran a strong 2nd until a flat tire took her out of the race. The # 19 of Cathy Frank started on pole in her heat race but a transmission line took her out of the race she was able to come back for the feature and finish 9th.



by: Cindy Byrd Douglas


8 - Bubba Dye, Saucier MS
01 - Dustin Ladner, Gulfport MS
17 - David Martin, Wiggins MS
H70 - Ricky Head Jr., Florence MS
39 - Joseph Race, New Orleans, LA


R7 - Rodney Barber, Saucier MS
49 - Shannon Lee, Lumberton MS
55 - Bobby Busby, Saucier MS
MRB - Thomas Bryant, Gulfport MS
39 - Danny Welsh, DeLise MS


K88 - Ronnie Roberts, Vancleave MS
R7 - Danny Robertson
94 - Lonnie Scarborough, Saucier MS
11s - Steve Mauldin, Seminary MS
R1 - Mark Dillard, Picayune MS


98 - Ron Tubbs, Gulfport MS
21 - Gary Joiner, Biloxi MS
4$ - Kalif Sellier, DeLisle MS
1K - Kendall Owens, Carriere MS
99 - Ricky Head, Florence MS


27 - Rusty Cooper, Saucier MS
15 - Mark Pritchett
E10 - Tyler Pitts, Sun LA
K99 - Jim Yelverton
3 - Joey Pilgrim, Gulfport MS


R2 - Ricky Hankins, Saucier MS
2P - Punkin Taylor, Pearl River LA
3 - Bubba Schonewitz
R14 - Tracy Brown, Hattiesburg MS
81 - Billy Jo Schonewitz, Saucier MS



by: Billy James
Aug. 17
14 Late Models came to try the new track
at Hattiesburg with the #22 of Lindsey
Sims taking heat race #1. The #51 of
Randy Walters won Heat #2. At the start
of the Late Model feature, Sims was sent
to the back for jumping the white line
on the start. As the race restarted,
Walters took the lead but the win wasn't
easy as his setup was WAY off, but he
held on for the win with the #21 of
Ricky Idom a close 2nd. Elmo Sanford
came in 3rd with Wiley Williams, Randy
Little and Gregg McWilliams rounding
out the top 6.
Street Stock heats were won by the #47
of Bubba Trotter and the R7 of Rodney Barber.
Trotter took the feature win over Barber
with Bobby Busby's #55 3rd. other top
finishers were, Shannon Lee, Silas Martin
Jr and Norman Trotter. As the 4 cylinders
took the track it appeared from the start
that the #1 of Chris Stegall was determined
to win the race! Stegall held off a late
charge to win followed by Jimmy Stuart
in the 08 and Owen Bryan's #20. Lees Watts,
Noel Hudson and John Stegall rounded out
the top 6. It was all Miek Ladner in the
Pro Stock feature as he outdistanced
himself from the field to take the win.
Danny Robertson in the R7 came in 2nd
and Charles Eubanks was 3rd. Dallas
Mozingo, Ken Williamson and Dwain Walters
rounded out the field. Robertson won the
heat race. Bobby Dunn topped the 10 car
field of Dixie Sportsman to claim the
feature win followed by Johnny Breelands
#6 and the 93 of Andy Bufkin. rounding
out the field was Andy Jones, John
Grantham and David Caves. Mike Ladner and
Steve Underwood driving the 88 were the
heat winners. Kevin Cumbie won the IMCA
Modified heat and feature winning the
latter in convincing style. Robert Casada
in the K9 was 2nd with Greg Hopkins G17
3rd. 4th went to current Clausen Southeast
Regional Points leader, Ben Stephens.
Kimball Passman and Darrell Blount were
5th and 6th.



When the green flag fell for the heat
race Johnny Potts driver of the #9
Performance engine works/Lavender
Cylinder Head Service/ GRT took the
lead with Chris Ragan driver of the
#2dk Danny Kiddy owned car running a
close 2nd. Ragan tried everything but
couldn't get by. When the green fell
for the Feature the track had changed
and Ragan got a good run on Potts to
take the lead and never look back.
The #38 Free Spirit Auto Glass machine
driven by Eddie Houston blew an engine
in the first heat. The #66 of Chris
Dickinson and the #43 Kurt Radojcsics
had their very own race going for 3rd
place in both races Chris pulled all
the tricks out of the hat but Kurt was
able to hold him off for the position.
Super Street
When race time came for this group we
saw a first time winner in this class
for both races. The #19 of Scotty Peeler
took the win in both races. It wasn't
an easy win for Peeler with the #11
of Oneal Wellington taking the lead
at the drop of the green flag. The #71
of Ed Wellington broke in the first heat.
The points leader #47 of Heather Hoard
looked to be the dominant car again this
weekend taking the win in the first heat.
Heather was also leading the 2nd heat
when the #r3 of Rhonda McKinney took
over the lead with 2 laps to go for
the win. Heather also won the feature
race. The #R3 of Rhonda McKinney ran
a strong 2nd in the feature only to
be disqualified when she got to the
tech line for not being able to pull
vacuum. The #SR3 of Rachel Hall ran
a strong 4th in the feature but was
also disqualified for not pulling
vacuum. When all this was over the
#47 of Heather Hoard was determined
the winner in all 3 races for the night.
The #19 of Cathy Frank ran 5th in the
This class was action packed all night.
The #26 of Barbara Blount was sitting
on pole for the first race. Barbara was
leading the race when the transmission
let go taking her out of the next race.
She was able to make it back for the
feature and finish 4th. The #33 of Howard
Means and the #F44 of Dwayne Parson put
on a great show for the fans. The #33
of Howard Means won the first two races
with Dwayne taking the feature win.
Dwayne tried everything to get around
Howard in the first 2 races but couldn't
make it work. The #21 of Heathie
Johnson blew an engine in the feature
after running a strong 3rd in the feature.
Modified Street
The #21 of Stevie Johnson was on a
roll tonight taking the win in both heat
races only to be taken out of the feature
by a broken tie-rod end. The #31 of John
Burcham started deep in the field in the
first heat and worked his way toward
the front starting on the outside front
row for the feature. John went on to
win the feature. The #27 of Joey Floyd
has a car that is like a timex watch
it takes a licking and keeps on going,
he hit the front straight a-way wall
and brought out a caution only to check
out the car and then continued to race.


A "Wild" Night in Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi (July 28, 2001)
Marlon Wild relied on old faithful
to carry him to victory in the OReilly
SUPR Mud Bug 50 at Jackson Motor
Speedway. Wild started on the front
row in his 1998 vintage Warrior
dubbed old faithful, a car that he
keeps returning to with great success.
Wild started on the front row alongside
another competitor returning to a
proven combination, GRT Top Qualifier
Jay Blair. Blair was in the same
GRT that carried him to the rookie
title in 1998 and the 2000 OReilly
SUPR Championship in 2000.
Blair got the jump on Wild at the
start and then Chris Wall made it
a pair of Wall to Wall Racing
Engines powered cars at the front
of the pack as he moved by Wild
on lap 3. Wild, sensing the need
to try a different racing line,
moved to the high side on lap 7,
quickly moving by Wall and one
lap later he drove by Blair to
grab the lead in turn 3.
Once out front, Wild proved to be
more than capable of handling all
challengers to grab his first OReilly
SUPR victory of the year. And the
challengers were not shy about
taking their best shot at Wild.
Blair continued to hound Wild
through the first half of the
race and then Rodney Wing moved
up to challenge Wild as he grabbed
second from Blair on lap 31. Wing
appeared to be a solid threat to
win but it was a restart on lap
34 that introduced Wilds biggest
challenger. Jon Mitchell was running
5th prior to the caution for a
tangle between Randy Little and
Ken Freeman. Mitchell then took to
the high side and blasted by both
Wall and Blair to grab third and then
the next time by he moved by Wing to
grab second.
A final caution on lap 36 set up the
battle to the finish. A finish that
first saw Wing drop out when motor
troubles set in just 4 laps from the
finish. As Wing put it, We had a
heck of a race going there and I
believe anything could happen at
that point and with about three
laps to go something happened with
the motor. It all of a sudden it
shook and smoke started coming out
of it, it had been running hot the
whole race and I didnt want to
do any more damage to the motor.
That $1200 would have been nice
for third but it dont take long
to do a lot more damage that
that to these motors.
40 OReilly SUPR Late Models were
on hand and the heat race action
was intense as the drivers jockeyed
for spots in the feature. David
Ashley grabbed the victory in
the first race in his new look
red and white Larry Shaw. Brent
Tirello then claimed the second
heat race from his outside pole
starting position. Heat three
saw Blair put on an impressive
charge as he won the race from
his 7th starting position
earning the GRT Top Qualifier
award in the process. Marlon
Wild started 4th and shot to
the front to claim the fourth
heat while Kennith Crowe
claimed the fifth and final
heat from the pole. Dennis
Duncan claimed the first last
chance race with Bill Avant
claiming the second. Dave Siegert
and Odie Green used SUPR provisional
starting spots to set the feature



Earlier rain showers made for a perfect
track surface Saturday night, as #12
Dallas Mozingo from Laurel MS was
granted his first feature win in the
Pro Stock division. Mozingo started
on pole for the feature after winning
his heat race, alongside #K88 Randy
Baragar from Vancleave MS. Baragar
suffered mechanical problems and
left the race after completing only
14 laps. #11s Steve Mauldin from
Seminary MS held a strong second
until he spun in turn 3 and tangled
up with #11L Larry Cifra from Moss
Point MS. Both had to retire to
the pits. This left an opening
for #22 Rodney Barber from Saucier
MS to take and hold second to the
end. #52 Frank Brinson from
Carriere MS finished 3rd. Norman
Trotter #02 from Gulfport MS
started on pole after winning
his heat race in the Pure Stock
class, and never looked back.
#8r Craig Turan from Saucier MS
won his heat race as well and
started alongside Trotter for
the feature. Turan chased Trotter
throughout the feature race, but
never could get an edge, this
left him to settle for second.
#18lbs Brett Pounds from Bogalusa
LA worked his way up from sixth
but ran out of laps and had to
settle for 3rd.
The fans were on the edge of
their seat watching the 15 car
field of Street Stocks compete in
their feature race. Robby
Hopkins #5 from Saucier MS
started on the pole after winning
his heat, but an early caution
on the second lap sent him to
the pits. Ryan Ladner #66 from
Gulport MS started outside pole
after winning his heat, but #49
Shannon Lee from Lumberton MS was
able to get around him on lap 9
taking with him #55 Bobby Busby
from Saucier MS.
With only 2 laps to go #15 Joey
Pilgrim from Gulfport MS was able
to get around Hopkins, leaving the
finish Lee, Busby, and Pilgrim
Ron Tubbs #98 from Gulfport MS won
both his heat and features Saturday
night, giving him his first feature
win at MMP in the UMP division.
Timmy Thrash #09 also from Gulfport
MS held on for second, with Chase
Cooper also from Gulfport MS
settling for 3rd.
Another nail biting feature for
the 15 car field of Late Models!
Keith Miller #291 from Sumrall MS
started on the pole after winning
his heat race, with Ricky Hankins
#R2 from Purvis MS beside him as
he also won his heat race.
Hankins held on to second for
12 laps, but trying Miller too
hard sent him spinning in turn 2,
which sent him to the rear. This
left #2P Punkin Taylor from
Pearl River LA in the second spot
as he had fought his way up
from 5th. Hard as Taylor tried
Miller, he could never get the
whole car in there and had
to settle for second. Bubba
Schonewitz #3 from Saucier MS
fought his way up from 14th,
to finish 3rd. This week the
Cajun Sprinters, the large V8
sprint car touring group will
visit MMP, along with our
regular classes (no late models).
August 4th the late models
return along with all our
regular classes, and August
11th will be the Pro Stock
double pay purse! Every Thursday
is playday for any car, any class,
starting at 5pm.


Columbus Speedway Action (July 14)


The 30 lap main event would get
underway with David Breazeale
jumping out to an early lead with
Pontotoc, Mississippi's Steve Russell
in tow. Breazeale would continue to
lead until an altercation with lapped
traffic would cause him to go to the
pits to change a flat tire. Russell
would then inherit the lead and have
to withstand multiple challenges from
Scott Dedwylder.
The final four laps of the event were
classic as Dedwylder would nose ahead
of Russell using the low line off of
turn two, only to see Russell use the
momentum off the high side of the track
to edge back ahead. Russell would
finally take the checkers driving his
Victory Lane Race Parts sponsored
TNT Monte Carlo and put another win
in the record books for the Pontotoc
Pirate. Following Russell across the
line was an ever so close Scott
Dedwylder from Vossburg, Mississippi.
Columbus hometown hero Rick Rickman
ran another competitive race and
gathered a fine third place finish
in his Mills Morris Auto Parts
sponsored Grand Prix. Shawn Edwards
continued his consistent 2001 season
with another top five finish. The
Louisville driver also regained the
point's lead for the coveted Track
Championship over Tony Gray with a
fourth place run in his Copy Systems
sponsored Monte Carlo. Last week's
feature winner Jason Steele finished
fifth as the Steve Russell
protégé' is having a strong rookie
year in the Super Late Model ranks.
The remainder of the top ten finishers
were Joe D Hollis who charged from
the rear of the pack using the
bottom of the track, Corinth's
Ronald Dunn was seventh followed
by Clyde Hughes, Muscle Shoals'
resident Doug McElroy, and Robert
Utz of Kosciusko.

Detroit, Alabama's Frank Cox driving
his Tim's Paint and Body sponsored
Camaro claimed the Pro Street
main event as he broke a win
streak by eventual second place
finisher Bill Sudduth. Tupelo's
Paul Robinson was third with
Tuscaloosa's Rusty Duncan and
Columbus' Ken Shirey rounding
out the top five.

The Mississippi Modified division
had a new winner but the last name
remained the same.
Brian Hollis of Columbus took the
checkers over Sulligent's Matt
Price. Dr. David Eaton was third
followed by newcomer Caleb Myers
and Ronnie McDaniel in the ten-car field.

The Street Stock division continues
to draw huge field of cars weekly as
twenty-five of the wild and wooly
drivers were on hand to compete
and try to unseat Lee ray as the dominant
force in the division. It did not happen.
Once again Lee Ray continued to his
march to his second consecutive Street
Stock Track Championship with another
win in the fan pleasing class.
2001-season rival Tim White, also
of Columbus followed Ray. Terry Mosely
made the long haul from Butler,
Alabama but could not outclass the
two Columbus hometown aces and
finished third. Danny Gable of West
Point was fourth and Jimmy Rogers
finished fifth.
The Cruiser division continues to
be much like Columbus Speedway itself,
the class is experiencing hyper growth,
as a season high car count of sixteen
Cruisers rolled out for the 10 lap
main event. The Cruiser division has
been a huge part of the success of
Columbus Speedway and amazingly
this class did not run its first
point's event ever at Columbus Speedway
until late May. The fans once again
were treated to carnage and mayhem
during the 10 lap no holds barred
slugfest. The victors were none other
than the tandem simply known as "The
2 Rednecks." The brother team of
Will and Nick House claimed the
win. First timers in the Cruiser
class were also runner-ups as
Columbus Nissan owner Charles Rigdon
and Tom Briggs wheeled their Cruiser
racecar to second place. Jep Cole
and Max Branch were third, early
season winners Randall Barton and
Jamie Sudduth finished fourth in the
Rock n Roll Express, and the 13
year old driving team on TK King
and Tom McReynolds could not back
up last weeks win as they finished
fifth in the diverse field of warriors.