JUST RACING STUFF DIGEST & COLUMNS
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DECEMBER 28th, 2014 2015 will soon be on the horizon & it's this time of year we reflect back on what...
(JUST RACING STUFF DIGEST & COLUMNS)
HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY RELEASES DATE FOR DEBUT OF THE MSCCS SET FOR JUNE 5th January 5th,...
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SOUTHERN OUTLAW SPRINTERS MAKE BIG TIME INVESTMENT INTO SAFTEY
Southern Outlaw Sprinters Invest In Safety
Jackson, MSJANUARY 19TH, 2014written by Chris Cooper
Factory Stocks are set to make a splash in 2015 / McReynolds to serve as Technical Point of Contact
Factory Stocks are set to make a splash in 2015 / McReynolds to serve as Technical Point of Contact
Jackson, MS – With the announcement of the all new Factory Stock division for Jackson Motor Speedway, Whynot Motorsports Park and Magnolia Motor Speedway, the phones have been ringing for each track's promoters and track technical directors.
“The response has been unbelievable to say the least,” commented Jackson Motor Speedway promoter Brian Jones. “We knew that there was a need for a ‘beginner’ or budget class that would allow new blood to get involved in the sport as well as allow some past competitors to get back racing in a more budget class. We couldn’t be happier with the initial response since the announcement of the new class.”
Whynot Motorsports Park track promoter/owner Rodney Wing had this to say about the all new Factory Stock division: “Street Stock racing has been on the rise in Mississippi for the last couple years, but so has the cost. I believe that the new Factory Stock division will become a class that will allow drivers to truly treat dirt track racing as a hobby. All the tracks involved wanted a set of rules that would allow drivers and families to come to the track and separate themselves from everyday life and just have fun.”
Thomas McReynolds, technical director at Magnolia Motor Speedway was instrumental in the research and writing of the all new Factory Stock division rules. “Thomas has a lot of experience,” commented Magnolia Motor Speedway track owner/promoter Johnny Stokes. “Thomas has been around a long time and he worked hard to get these rules together for the betterment of our sport and for its competitors.”
McReynolds will serve as a point of contact for all tracks for this division. All track technical directors will be in contact with McReynolds weekly to discuss technical situations and any other technical needs for each track. Competitors are urged to contact their home track's technical director with any technical needs or you can contact McReynolds direct.
McReynolds can be reached at 662-574-5973.
For further information on the all new Factory Stock division you can visitwww.jacksonmotorspeedway.net, www.magnoliadirt.com,www.whynotmotorsportspark.com
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VIA DRYSLICK.NET/ A MEDIA PARTNER OF YCF/YCFMEDIACORP
JANUARY 19TH 2015
WRITTEN BY CHRIS COOPER/DRYSLICK.NETMonroe, LA -
HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY RELEASES DATE FOR DEBUT OF THE MSCCS SET FOR JUNE 5th
HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY RELEASES DATE FOR DEBUT OF THE MSCCS SET FOR JUNE 5thJanuary 5th, 2014
Hattiesburg Speedway has released on their website hattiesburgspeedway.net a special racing event ( January 5th) scheduled for the upcoming 2015 race season.
It was announced later yesterday evening that plans are being put in place now to debut the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (Mississippi's only traveling Super Late Model series) in Dixie Mississippi.
Charles Thrash, promoter of MSCCS & track promoter Donald Parker have worked together to bring super late model racing back to Dixie on June 5th & will most surely guarantee a crowd pleasing, standing room only event when the high horsepower Big Boys of Late Model racing bring their bad boy toys to invade the legendary 1/4 dirt oval.
Yellowcautionflag.com had the privilege to speak with Donald & Kelli Parker after the announcement was made & though this is a dream come true to bring this style of racing back to the legendary speedway, Donald's initial quote was very simple " I just want our weekly race fans & supporters to enjoy this privilege, & show plenty support to the track & series by turning out for this major event insuring this to be a repeated annual event." ***At the time of this article YCF has not reached out to the series for an official statement but will be following up on the story very soon.
MSCCS series has a long history of bringing some heavy hitters to the action line up including Vicksburg Mississippi driver Bub McCool, who will be sporting a new Club29 racing ride with legendary car owner Randy Thompson. Also drivers Chase Washington, the Rickman brothers of Columbus Ms & other full time contenders like Meridian Ms Chad Thrash, Leon Henderson, "The Ragin Rebel" David Breazeale & "The Intimigator" Chris Wall.
There will be No NeSMITH CRATE LATE MODELS class run this night but weekly Hattiesburg Speedway Crate Late drivers are encouraged to try their hand at beating some of the best super late model talent in the southeast.
Also added to the schedule is a weekend double header July 3rd & 4th featuring two full nights of racing with a special appearance from the fan favorite Southern Outlaw Sprinters. All classes will be racing this weekend. There are plans in the works now for a special September 11th Memorial race along with the 4th Annual Curtis Burns Memorial scheduled for the latter part of the race season.
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2015 LOOKS TO BE A PROMISING YEAR FOR LOCAL DIRT TRACK RACING IN MISSISSIPPI
DECEMBER 28th, 2014
2015 will soon be on the horizon & it's this time of year we reflect back on what was 2014 & what we may see in 2015.
Quick Notes & Predictions:
3rd season of the MSSS/NeSmith with over 300 cars contending last year, expect the number to rise a few more as the series grows more popular with drivers & spectators. Also the series will have two rookie16 year olds racing Fulltime in the s
marking the first of many next generation dirt track drivers. Ben "Kid Smooth" Keith will be piloting a brand new built Dog House Chassis & Spencer Hughes will be piloting the Sinclair Auto Sales 10k formally driven by 2013 MSSS ROTY Jody Walters.
New Factory Stock class begins at 3 tracks in Mississippi (Magnolia Motor Speedway, Jackson Motor Speedway, Whynot Motorsports Park). This is a new beginners class that is expected to attract a low budget affordable race class for the next generation driver. Though not exactly Factory Stock Rules, with the increase in Street Stocks being built in the ever popular Street Stock Division this should leave plenty of older equipment being recycled down & the opportunity to run the 602 Crate Motor.
Hattiesburg Speedway starts into its 2nd season with Donald & Kelli Parker. After a late lease purchase to the facility last January, Donald & his wife Kelli played catch up for the early part of the race season but a late start in the year did not shy away eager race fans who packed the house the very first race of the season. Hattiesburg Speedway worked diligently to create a new mixed with Old Fashion racing. The Parkers are certainly no strangers to racing & have offered a great fan fun atmosphere with Fan Choice Trophy Awards, Red Beans & Rice, kids entertainment & intermission giveaways, uniquely designed trophies made with actual race parts (presented by Back On The Rack), a "STARS OF THE CARS" segment on their Facebook page where they weekly download previous victory lane shots giving the drivers name & class they won in. Also, the Parker's put on several special races including 3 Sprint Car races( including a Friday & Saturday Race), GULF STATE MODIFIED SERIES event & what will be an annual event from here on out the already infamous STREET STOCK DIXIE 50, where cars have to pace themselves & the equipment for halfway leader bonus payout & a larger purse that challenges drivers in a sprint race instead of a normal dash for 20 laps.
Michael Arnold, Jeremy Idom & Shannon Lee, Noah Daspit, Kevin Whittington & Sid Scarborough, were all very strong in their respective divisions in 2014 & Arnold was a hot rocket near the closing of the season by notching 4 major state wins (Cotton Pick'n at Magnolia the Mississippi State Championship Event at Whynot Motorsports Park & the Curtis Burns event at Hattiesburg Speedway). Arnold ran out of luck at the Fall Classic but looks to pick back up where he left off in 2014.
Jeremy Idom sporting the iconic ride of the year, the 57' Chevy #WFO, wrapped up the 2014 NeSmith Street Stock Championship by out dueling defending 2013 Champion Trey Bright late into the season & actually notched his feat by out running Bright at his local track ( Hattiesburg Speedway) where he was almost undefeated only getting outrun twice, (once by Richie Stevens in a Bounty Battle & the Dixie 50 which was won by 2013 & 2014 MSSS Champ Calvin Cook) ** notably this win was Calvin Cooks first MSSS win after being crowned series champion in 2013 but without notching a win in the 10 race series.
Tracks will be working closer together on scheduling events as some tracks shorten their season schedule to put more emphasis on Bigger Dual Day events. Hattiesburg Speedway will continue to be Mississippi's only Friday Action Track & will once again focus on bringing back weekly racing series.
Jackson Motor Speedway will see the return of the Lucas Oil Late Model series as they kick open a new race season at the Swamp March 27, 2015.
Crate Late Model young guns are starting to flex muscles as Daniel Bridgmond & Nick Thrash picked up multiple wins in 2014. We also witnessed the consistent improvement in drivers Tyler Burgess & Josh Banes. Casey Haney broke free for a win in 2014 & several former champions were win less after the 2014 season.
Fans have a been returning to tracks locally, after being dormant for nearly a decade for various reasons. With breakthroughs in recent technology using wireless internet new fans & former fans are being attracted back to the sport as we slowly recover from hard economic times that put many tracks out of business & others into limbo with the uprising of fuel & other daily operation costs preempting a change in the way most racetracks were being budgeted & managed. These new fans are techno savvy & will take a lot of social media crash courses & a leap in history to fill the entertainment gap that could & will bring 24/7 interest into the sport. Tracks are now able to communicate daily with its audience & promoting in this new age is almost a a full time job. Fans who have had interest in other sporting events are already accustomed to this new technology & will expect constant updates from drivers & tracks, video for enjoyment track information & social contacting with easy networking & connectivity. Drivers & teams have never before been at such a critical point where they have accessibility to a new culture of Motorsports fans & connection from them to the community is very critical. With just a few selected social appearances & well planned publicity spotlights we can grab the spectators attention & keep the fan in reasonable interest. Soon we will see new fans rolling in the front & back track gates filling up the pits & grandstands by using these promoting tools from newly created platforms & offer easy avenues to better promote his or her brand team or track. Cameras are the new age & a picture is exposure for your sponsor & race team.
These were just a few things we can reflect & predict but expect many more twist & turns to come up before the start of the 2015 Dirt Track Race Season. Become a mini promoter & support your local dirt tracks.
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YCF PROMOTIONS MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT BUILDING FOR AN EVEN BETTER 2015 SEASON
August 3rd 2014 JOIN OUR TEAM TODAY
YellowCautionFlag Entertainment Promotions is already gearing up for 2015. YCF was built from scratch on a vision to better the exposure for dirt track racing. What started out as just a hobby, we built our first website in 2011 called love4racing. blogspot.com to give my own opinion of daily news in the racing community & a different perceptive on racing in NASCAR. With social media already getting a major boost in exposure thanks to twitter & facebook, I was approached by a fellow writer who happened to post weekly columns for a national website about NASCAR. From that day forward my vision took life in what would be the future of yellowcautionflag.com. In 2012 we were given an opportunity by a friend to join the announcers booth at our local track & our dreams really started to take flight. It only took to the end of 2012 when we ( my wife & I) realized that working for a national network was great , getting 20,000 reads a column including a front page article on FoxSports website & even a full discussion of my article on Speed between the legendary former crew chief Larry McReynolds & Kyle Petty. Between working a Full Time job & announcing at our local track, but we hardly had the time to put out enough articles to keep it worth the while. My wife & I had only been heavily involved in dirt track racing for a year, but being that we loved racing so much we constantly filled our plate with as much knowledge as possible throughout the year. Learning everything from the types of cars, rules of dirt tracking & even drivers names & history. We put a lot on our plate but success was not going to found without dedicated work ethics. The first of 2013 was the BIG MERGER. No longer did we have aspirations of being a journalist for a premier NATIONAL SERIES, but had made a choice to bring to dirt track racing in our own community the style of coverage that major racing series had focused on for the last 15 years. YellowCautionFlag.com officially kicked off in early March just weeks before the start of the dirt race season. Not having any real hands on experience building a professional website had never crossed our minds when going head first in our new endeavor, but it would be just one of many challenges we would soon face. What started out as just simply adding local drivers to our friends list turned into the key of personalizing our future network & gave us an advantage over getting our work published & viewed by the inner core of the dirt community. Drivers & fans responded with great appreciation that someone was finally taking the initiative to bring a new style of exposure to the local community of dirt racing.
In June of 2013, YCF MEDIA made it's very first track tour stop just up the road about 100 miles to Magnolia Motor Speedway. We had never been to any other track in Mississippi neither as a fan or as a media team. What it did for our little operation was amazing. For the very first time we were welcomed by strangers that had followed us & our simple content, having no idea that we were gaining exposure outside of our home track Whynot Motorsports Park. The confidence booster was just what we needed to further plant our belonging in the dirt community. 2 weeks later I approached someone who would lead us into our next mission to becoming a legitimate news source. I was very hesitant at first but this person assured me that the group he insisted on us contacting could use some help in getting better exposure to a newly formed series. With a little notoriety & a prayer we were able to land our first supporter & soon our Media Team took a huge turn toward success. Working with a fairly new but very strong & fast growing series mixed with our duties at our local track kept us in the racing scene almost every weekend. Other Tracks began calling & soon we had a full blown media operation using social media, an iPhone & an IPad for filming. Seemed perfect at the time but thriving to be better as we gained experience & notoriety, we started investing into better equipment. Between loading & editing recorded races & practicing conversion journalism at the racetracks, YCF was well on it's way to becoming even more than Heather & I ever dreamed. Unfortunately, we were not blessed with unlimited bank accounts & the cost of traveling & new equipment took a toll on our finances very quick. We were successful in landing a track sponsor in Jackson Mississippi through a local car dealership & a small locally owned t-shirt maker from Louisiana along with some other here & there add ins by people of the community, YCF was able to stay afloat & continue to grow in experience as we traveled throughout the state of Mississippi learning drivers, series & tracks. We have been very blessed to carry over this success into the 2014 race season, including picking up more advertisers & sponsors to help our operation along. Now we have weekly video uploads on YouTube (26,000 views) 5 very popular social media sites with over 10,000 fans combined for news & updates, weekly track tour appearances, weekly radio show & channel with almost 20,000 listens & a very cool home at yellowcautionflag.com ( that has over 200,000 hits this year) to tie it all together. We have many more plans to further our commitment in this sport, but just like 2013, we need the help from advertisers & sponsors for our 2015 plans & we hope our commitment & persistence will give us the advantage in convincing our supporters from this year to comeback in 2015 & the accountability to possibly add even more to our lineup for next season. If you are interested in getting a quote for advertisement or a sponsorship deal you can call us
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