Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Comes to Life in 24 Hours

Annual Mega Event Scheduled for September 22nd -24th at Magnolia Motor Speedway

magnolialogoColumbus, Mississippi (09/21/16) – In just 24 hours the annual Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 will kick off at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. The huge event will be held on Thursday-Saturday, September 22nd-24th, 2016.

The 2016 Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Presented by Cooper’s Country Meat Packers will be headlined by a $20,000-to-win/$1,200-to-start, 100 lap finale for the Super Late Models as competitors look to tame the 3/8-mile oval in hopes of claiming their share of the total purse that . approaches $70,000.

Entries for this weekend already represent a stellar field of national, regional, and local competitors. More entrants are expected on race day.

Drivers, who have already entered or voiced an intent compete include defending champion, Morgan Bagley, as well as Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Chris Madden, Billy Moyer, Rick Rickman, Brian Rickman, Shane Clanton, Billy Moyer Jr., Timothy Culp, Garrett Alberson, B.J. Robinson, Ray Cook, Kyle Bronson, Chandler Petty, Jack Sullivan, Wendell Wallace, Tyler Erb, Eric Cooley, Dylan Ames, Allen Tippen, Clay Fisher, Zach McMillan, Kyle Beard, Josh Putnam, Tanner Kellick, Brandon Overton, Hunter Rasdon, Chad Thrash, David Breazeale, Tyler Millwood, Jason Croft, Michael Arnold, Billy Franklin, Ashton Winger, and a host of others.

Entries from more than 12 states are expected

George Sisson, “The Outlaw,” has posted a $100 bonus for the fast qualifier in the Super Late Model division.

Also sharing the spotlight will be the NeSmith Late Models chasing a $3,000 top prize and Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) competitors will battle for $2,000-to-win. 602 Late Model Stocks will be competing for $500-to-win on Friday night only, and Factory Stocks will battle for $400-to-win on Saturday night only.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ Trophies will be presented to the feature winner in each division.

Super Late Models 8” Spoilers ONLY, Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

Super Late Model Tire Rule: Must Punch 44: Hoosier: 1350, Spec 21, Crate Racing D21, Lucas 03 and American Racer 48.  NO TOLERANCE.  Must Punch 60: Hoosier: 1600, LM 40, Spec 55, Crate Racing D55, Lucas 06 and American Racer 56.  NO TOLERANCE.

Super Late Model Purse
1- $20,000, 2- $10,000, 3- $5,000, 4- $4,000, 5-$3,000, 6- $2,500, 7- $2,000, 8- $1,800, 9- $1,700, 10- $1,600, 11- $1,500, 12- $1,400, 13- $1,300, 14-24 $1,200.

NeSmith Late Models will also be in action battling for year $3,000-to-win/$200-to-start with a $100.00 Entry Fee.  Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

NeSmith Late Model Purse
1- $3,000, 2- $1,500, 3- $800, 4- $700, 5-$600, 6- $500,  7- $450, 8- $350, 9- $325, 10- $300, 11- $275, 12- $250, 13- $225, 14-24 $200.

The MSSS Street Stock division will be headlined by a $2,000-to-win/$100-to-start with a $75.00 Entry Fee. Magnolia Motor Speedway Rules Apply.

MSSS Street Stock Purse
1- $2,000, 2- $1,000, 3- $600, 4- $500, 5-$400, 6- $300,       7- $275, 8- $250, 9- $225, 10- $200, 11-24 $100.

The Factory Stock division will be in action on Saturday night only as they compete for $400-to-win.

Factory Stock Purse
1- $400, 2- $200, 3- $150, 4- $100, 5-$90, 6- $80, 7- $70, 8-$60. 9-$50, 10-$45, 11-24- $40.

602 Late Model Stocks will be in action on Friday night only at they compete for $500-to-Win

1- $500, 2- $300, 3- $200, 4- $150, 5-$100, 6- $90, 7- $80, 8-$70, 9-$60, 10-$50, 11-$45, 12-$40, 13-24- $35.

Open practice begins Thursday Night, September 22nd at 7:00 PM for all divisions.

Friday night will see preliminary action for the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 as Super Late Models qualify and run heat races as they attempt to make the feature field.  NeSmith Late Models will also qualify and run heat races.  MSSS Street Stocks will also run their heats. 602 Late Model Stock will run heat races and their feature event.

B-Mains for all divisions will be contested on Saturday night along with Factory Stocks Heat Races and the Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Championships Main Event Races.

Trackside parking is available for an additional $30 in any unreserved spot.  To reserve your spot please call 662-386-9191.

FourWheeler’s/ATV’s/SidebySide’s/Golfcarts/Ect. must pay a $25 fee for the weekend.

PURSES, PRICES, and RACE FORMAT BASED ON 2 DAY SHOW.

Magnolia Motor Speedway and complete Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 information can be found on the Magnolia Motor Speedway website hosted at www.MagnoliaDirt.com .  For more information, please call Johnny Stokes at 662-574-2572 or Dewitt Singleton at 601-917-1500 or Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or the track at 662-240-3478.

Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Event Fast Facts:

EVENT FORMAT
Thursday, September 22nd * 7pm – 10pm
Open Practice
Practice from 7pm till 10pm
Grand Stand Admission: FREE
Pit Admission: Adults $20
Three Day Pit Passes Adults $85

Friday, September 23rd Schedule:

2:00pm: Pit gates open
4:00pm: Grandstands open
6:30: Driver’s meeting
7:00: Hot Laps
8:00pm: Qualifying

Friday Night Super Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races,
NeSmith Late Model Time Trials and Qualifying Races plus,
Street Stock Qualifying Races and 602 Late Model Stock Feature.

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $25.
Friday Children 10 and under free.
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $50

Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.
Friday Children 6-10 $25 Children 5 and Under Free.

Saturday, September 24th Schedule:
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:30pm: Premier Ford Hay Ride for the Kids through the Pits

6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

Saturday Night Magnolia State Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions and Factory Stocks Heat Races

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $30
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.

Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $40
Saturday Children 6-10 $30. Children 5 & under free.

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