HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY WEEKLY WRITE UP FROM MAY22, 2015
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written by: Chris Creighton
Michael Arnold did it again as he looks unstoppable this 2015 race season. The current Weekly #CrateLate model points leader has had a tremendous last 2 seasons notching major wins in 4 of the 5 BIG END OF THE YEAR event closing races at the 4 major tracks in Mississippi this past 2014 season. Arnold has been able to carry that momentum into 2015 & is a threat every weekend at any given track in the region.
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DIRT TRACK SEASON GETS THE GREEN FLAG IN THE SOUTHEAST
DIRT TRACK SEASON GETS THE GREEN FLAG IN THE SOUTHEASTMARCH 17TH 2015TOOMSUBA MS
.The moment has finally arrived & the dirt track action is guaranteed to be on fire this Friday night at Hattiesburg Speedway for the season opener. Southern Outlaw Sprinters will be the special event for the evening along with a variety of local Dixie Ms hero's from the Pure Street, Street Stock, Outlaw Streets, a strong class of Crate Late Models & the fast growing Modified class. After a winter of preparations & construction by the Parker family, it's a sure bet that everyone will notice the time & care they have invested into the facility & the surrounding complex in just over a year of taking over the track.
2015 race season is rolling on into Spring & so are the southeastern dirt tracks all around the area including Jackson Motor Speedway March 27 for the Lucas Oil event. After several early season rainouts across the state of Mississippi, the season finally got a lucky break from Mother Nature just long enough for the season opener at Whynot Motorsports Park. (2nd Annual Battle of the States race.)
This time of season drivers tracks & teams battle more with the weather than the cars on the track. Not that we are take anything away from our racing or the racers. If you have ever had the privilege to see a dirt race in the south, you know first hand these racers bring it all & the kitchen sink when they show up at a dirt track on the weekends.
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APRIL 25TH RACE RECAP FROM WHYNOT MOTORSPORTS PARK
RACE RECAP FROM WHYNOT MOTORSPORTS PARK SPRING CHAMPIONSHIPAPRIL 25TH
Once again Whynot Motorsports Park proved why they call it the Action track of the South after an explosive night of dirt track racing at the high banked 3/8 mile clay oval. With 67 cars totaled in for the night, spectators were well treated to the 3 wide door to door action seen throughout the years at the legendary dirt track. Rich in southern dirt track history this track is known throughout the country for its speed & multi-grooved high banks that are as wide as Indianapolis Speedway giving racers plenty of room to race side by side.
6 Factory Stock race cars showed up Saturday to compete in WMP starter/beginner class. Jeremy Eaton (defending winner) stepped out of the KC1 to let Stephen Eaton his brother, both from Wiggins Ms, drive the defending winning car as Jeremy stepped into a Clark Motorsports machine to help fellow driver & friend Joe Clark. Cark is in his first season & still trying to find speed & the right set up by using a veteran driver to race & build up some needed feedback. Driver Tommy McCall, Alabama driver Brett Etheridge were all previous winners this season but the spotlight turned quickly to #29 Justin Ross driving a later model leaf spring Camaro. Justin, unfamiliar with the track proved his talent & skill looking like a seasoned veteran as he held off former winners & 2013 track champion Brett Etheridge to sweep the night in both the Heat race & Feature event.
Street Stocks carried 23 cars in its division which was a surprise to many with several regulars being absent this weekend due to a series race in Flomaton Al. Scooter Ware driving the #53 had fun showing off his new motor & walked off from the field in his heat race, securing a front row starting spot in the feature. #66 Dewayne Estes was hot off the block as well & proved to be the man to beat sweeping his heat & dominating the feature outrunning the Reids Metals #18 driven by Cliff Childers & former 2014 Fall Classic winner Jeffery Walker. #12 Chip Jones, from Tuscaloosa Al. finished a solid 4th in the YellowCautionFlag Chevy. Heat race winner Scooter Ware rounded out the top 5 at the end of the night.
The Open Wheel Modified event carried 9 cars in this class including the unbeaten #008 of Gregg Hollingsworth. Hollingsworth has been the modified division’s upper classman since the beginning of the 2015 season stacking up a sweep of victories at Whynot & also one from Hattiesburg Speedway. Randy King & Buddy’s Home Furnishings #51 driven by Scott Dedwylder were not there to just let Gregg run away with another victory. Randy started on the pole after a heat win & never looked back, even after feeling the pressure early from a very fast Dedwylder as they both raced an awesome 2 way battle in the feature that come down to a quick move around lapped traffic in turn 4 of the last lap that would prove the defeat to Hollingsworth’s streak & secure a victory for the #K1 Randy King Racing machine.
The Crate late Model Spring Championship displayed 27 cars in this division. Jim McDuffie proved his strong early start was no coincidence by putting his Track-Star on the pole with a qualifying time of 13.096 to start the night off. The #760 has been a dominate car at WMP at every race this season including 2 weeks ago when he crashed out leading the race after an unfortunate tangle with lapped traffic. McDuffie, a former multiple series champion later cashed in and took the win in his heat race before lining up on the front row of the feature with another Crate veteran & fan favorite #11 Tim Dees, who also won his heat after qualifying 3rd. Terry Mosley out raced some of the best but did not have enough to compete with the #760 & finished 2nd. Tim Dees brought home a solid 3rd.. Casey Haney continued to be consistent with a 4th pace finish & 15 year old Bryant Marsh made well with his Whynot Motorsports Park debut finishing a solid 5th.
Racing will return to Rodney Wing’s House of Hook May 9th which will be a weekly race show, but also later this month WMP will host a big event on May 23rd with the appearance of the NeSmith National Touring Series with $2000 up for grabs. Mark these dates on your calendar & remember to support your local dirt track.
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WRAP UP NEWS & NOTES HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY 5-22-15
Joseph Joiner rolled in late but his arrival allowed the other competitors & himself to gain max points from the series which requires at least 8 cars for a full field @hattiesburgspeedway.net
OPEN WHEEL MADNESS THIS FRIDAY APRIL 24th at HATTIESBURG SPEEDWAY
Hattiesburg Speedway plays host to a variety of events planned for Friday April 24. The lights will shine & the Stars of the Cars look to be just as bright as the speedway kicks off “Open Wheel Madness Friday”. Adding to the event list for this race will be the return of the Southern Outlaw Sprints featuring Sprint cars exceeding a jaw dropping 100mph thru the straightaways & racing 3 wide in the corners displaying some of the talented racers in sprint car racing. Also, added to the ticket will be the 2015 debut of the Limited Modified class. This class does not shy in comparison to competitiveness or lack of speed & have raced competitively with the weekly modified class in the past.
In appreciation to our weekly SCCI CONSTRUCTION UMP Modified division drivers Hattiesburg Speedway will be adding an extra $300 to the purse for this Friday & will be added throughout the class adding money to the top 5 or 6 finishers. If you like what you have read already just wait because money has also been added to the Pure Street purse for this Friday’s event. $300 will be paid to 1st place, $200 2nd place, $150 for 3rd, $100 4th & $75 for 5th place.
Also Hattiesburg Speedway will host a live concert & entertainment before the race & during intermission by the Infamous “Checkers the Clown” & his ever popular Checkers & Check Amusement. Kids and adults alike will enjoy the world famous "Checkers and Check" as seen on the summer smash hit TV show NBC's "America's got Talent" Will be live in concert with Magic, Music, Juggling, World class chin and nose balancing, Balloon Twisting, Game contests, Face Painting, Checkered flag face and hand stickers, Black and white checker flag hats to a few lucky people and a few VERY rare Jeff Gordon signed hard back full size posters given away to a few lucky race fans. All this will start at pre pack down end when races start.
Make sure you are ready to kick your weekend off right & enjoy a night of dirt track fun this Friday Night in Dixie Ms. For any more information regarding race sponsorship or class sponsorship please contact Donald Parker @228-547-6823. Any other questions or details please check us on the web hattiesburgspeedway.net.
Adult Grandstand Admission will be $15.
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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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