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HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY TO HOST DIRT TRACK DOUBLEHEADER JULY 3RD & 4TH
DOUBLEHEADER DIRT TRACK SHOW SCHEDULED FOR JULY 3RD & 4TH AT HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY
RACERS REUNION TO MEET SATURDAY JULY 4th AT HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY
RACERS REUNION TO MEET SATURDAY JULY 4th AT HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY6-29-15
Hattiesburg Speedway will be kicking off a HUGE Racing Celebration July 3-4 in Dixie Mississippi off Hwy 49 South. Friday night will include an EPIC Firework display along with South Mississippi's "Stars of the Racecars" tearing up the oval red dirt track. All regular weekly car divisions will be in action including the return of the HIGH SPEED Sprint Cars from the Southern Outlaw Sprinters.
Saturday's action will include several fan appreciation events including displays of race cars, games, & giveaways. The racing event will include extra money in all classes & another night of action by the Southern Outlaw Sprinters.
The "National Sprint Car Hall of Fame Southern Super Modified Racers Reunion" in honor of J.D. Parker will be on hand Saturday. This elite group of racers & car owners will be enjoying the racing atmosphere & will also be appearing in certain times of the program. Cars will be on display & include Super Modified cars owned by Jake Hatcher & Bill Roynon. Also Mickey Carrier of Louisiana will have his car on display as well. Several recognized drivers will be appearing including former Camping World Truck Series competitor & Mobile International Speedway promoter Rick Crawford. Also in appearance will be Wayne Niedecken Jr., Dave Madder III, Freddy Fryar, Chic Boyd & of course J.D. Parker.
Other recognized members include:
2 former car builders
Andy Anderson who built cars for big name drivers like Ival Cooper
& Armond Holley.
As well as ALABAMA Auto Racing HoF member
Johnny Ardis car builder & owner
Also appearing on the guest list will be Gerald Hodges writer/newspaper known as the racing reporter & former owner of super modified car in 1968.
The night will also include a fireworks display you wouldn't want to miss.
Come out & enjoy the racers reunion & our extravagant 4th of July Celebration we get down & dirty at the track. Racing all weekend & we have a seat just for you!! C-y'all at the dirt track July 3rd-4th.
Chris Creighton of YellowCautionFlag.com
PETTY RUNNING TWO OF THREE LEGS OF SUPR'S TRIPLE
*PETTY RUNNING TWO OF THREE LEGS OF SUPR'S TRIPLE*
For Arkansas young gun, Chandler Petty of Cabot, the 2015 season has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride for the talented racer. Although Petty has enter only (13) events during this year's campaign, the 19-year old driver has had a few ups-and-downs, sprinkled over the team's debut since March 21st of a MARS DIRTcar Series event at Springfield (Mo) Raceway.
The bright spot has been recording top 10 finishes in nearly half of the events entered by the team, despite limited action. Petty and his CP Motorsports' crew has six top 10's this season, including a sanctioned-best, 6th-place finish on the P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing Series' tour at Timberline Speedway on April 10th.
As the team plans to enter SUPR's first two events of this weekend's Independence Day Weekend tripleheader, Petty will try following up that performance at Timberline, along with an 11th-place result at ArkLaTex Speedway on May 2nd, while touring with the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series.
"I'm really excited to make the trip down to ArkLaTex and Timberline Speedway, I really enjoy those tracks and am just blessed to be racing these cars as rough as our season has been," said Petty.
Petty added, "My dad, mom, grandpa, uncle and the rest of my family have stuck behind me, as well as my crew guy, Tyler and my girlfriend, Kaitlyn. I just hope to knock down some good finishes this weekend for them."
The degree of difficulty with be ramped up somewhat for Petty, as the Rocket by Frye No. 47, sponsored by Whistle Stop BBQ, K&G Wholesale Tire & Accessories, Glenn's Drywall, Rockhard Powder Coating, Team Razor Edge Graphics, will enter the weekend powered by a CT525 racing engine. Petty lost a three-race old, Clements open motor at East Texas Speedway on June 13th, along with another powerplant earlier in the year, that they had recently freshened up.
"This one (at East Texas) was a brand new motor that somebody helped us out on, we only had ran three races on it from brand new. It had ran perfect until one lap during hot lapping at East Texas. I believe we are cursed with bad luck with open motors. The other motor broke at I-30 Speedway after a freshen," Petty stated.
The last driver to be victorious on the SUPR tour with a CT525 powerplant was almost three years ago, when Sean Jones of Mansfield, Tex., pulled an upset over Bud Mullins and Ray Moore at I-30 Speedway on July 20, 2012. The race also was monumental for SUPR, breaking the record for most sanctioned late model races by any series (at 623).
Petty concluded, "We are going to try balancing smart racing (in SUPR's first two events) and points racing (with CCSDS on Saturday at Greenville), since we have some stuff to deliver for some customers on July 4th.
*PHOTO COURTESY OF RON MITCHELL PHOTOS*
(Write-up and interview conducted by Bryan Wimberley)
ARKLATEX KNOWN TO PRODUCE INSTANT CLASSICS
You don't get labeled "The Land of Three-Wide" if it isn't true! That's the name inherited by ArkLaTex Speedway in Vivian, La., over the last several years for it's non-stop, side-by-side racing action, especially seen in the late model division.
Throughout the racing circles, people flock to the quarter-mile track to see a finish that can be capturedin one frame or to watch David try to slay Goliath. Rarely do you see the same face twice in Victory Lane, as proven with (11) different winners in the track's last (14) late model events, over the past seven-plus years.
In less than 24 hours, the P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racing Series' Dirt Late Models ARE BACK at the northwest Louisiana racetrack and will try duplicating what took place when they left off 2,617 days ago.
Better than any Pelican finish, better than any other series' finish since that time, the SUPR tour's last date at ArkLaTex resulted in a last corner pass by now, four-time champion, Rob Litton over longtime series' regular, Lee Davis.
Litton's No. 6x drag-raced Davis down the front straightaway, nipping the No. 21 by a hood at the flagstand -all for a perfect photo finish!
Now we shift to starting off the Fourth of July Weekend early, as we open the series' only tripleheader this season, Thursday night (July 2) at ArkLaTex Speedway, paying $2,000-to-win/$400-to-start. Many things to ponder as we get cranked up after a month-long lay-off and SUPR's fifth overall visit to ALT......
Will there be any surprise entries unloading in the pits?
Another thriller between the start, middle and end?
Will it be another new name getting the snapshots on the front-stretch after tomorrow's 40-lap feature? (It happened in May 2007, when Kyle Cummings of Minden, picked up his first-ever SUPR win at ArkLaTex Speedway, en route to becoming the series' rookie of the year).
Racing on the ArkLaTex Speedway undercard of the SUPR Dirt Late Models will be four other classes, including Limited Modifieds, Pro Mods, Factory Stocks and Beginners.
Grandstand general admission for adults is $20, with kids (ages 10 and under) admitted free.
Pit passes are $35.
Race time starts at 7:30 pm
For more details, please visit the track website at ' www.arklatexspeedway.net ' or call 318-375-3470.
ArkLaTex Speedway is located at 13035 Boyter Lane in Vivian, La. 71082
-SUPR SERIES' WINNERS AT ARKLATEX SPEEDWAY-
May 3, 2008 - Rob Litton
July 21, 2007 - Kenny Merchant
May 19, 2007 - Kyle Cummings
May 20, 2006 - David Ashley Jr
-OTHER LATE MODEL WINNERS AT ARKLATEX-
(since last SUPR appearance, May 2008 - present)
May 2, 2015 - Timothy Culp (CCSDS)
May 10, 2014 - Ray Moore (CCSDS)
March 14, 2014 - Timothy Culp (UNSANC Pelican)
April 5, 2014 - Scott Bloomquist (LUCAS OIL)
May 4, 2013 - Wendell Wallace (CCSDS)
March 9, 2013 - Bub McCool (UNSANC Pelican)
May 5, 2012 - Morgan Bagley (CCSDS)
March 17, 2012 - Jesse Stovall (UNSANC Pelican)
June 25, 2011 - Ray Moore (CCSDS)
February 26, 2011 - Ray Moore (UNSANC Pelican)
*PHOTO COURTESY OF RonSkinnerPhotos.com*
(Write-up by Bryan Wimberley)
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