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Bringing Super Late Model competition back to Mississippi for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, Columbus’s Magnolia Motor Speedway will host the $5,000-to-win Magnolia Mayhem 40 for Super Late Models on May 14 with live streaming available to subscribers of DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing.
The Johnny Stokes-promoted program at the 3/8-mile oval will include a $500-to-win race for the Late Model Sportsman class as DirtonDirt.com and FloRacing offer live Super Late Model racing to fans for the third consecutive Thursday evening.
“We worked with the Sheriff and the County Supervisors to get the go-ahead to race,” said Stokes, who is known as Dr. Dirt for his track-preparation acumen. “We’re excited to get back to racing.”
Magnolia will follow social distancing protocols Thursday with teams limited to eight people, including the driver, and haulers spaced out throughout the pit area.
Standout drivers such as Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Erb, Billy Moyer, Billy Moyer Jr. and Rusty Schlenk were among those who indicated their intention to compete in the event soon after its confirmation. There will be no pre-registration necessary for participants; Magnolia’s Super Late Model rules will be utilized and teams will be required to run four 1350-compound tires in qualifying and heats with an LM-40 or 1600-compound right-rear option for the feature.
The pit gate will open at 4 p.m. CDT with hot laps scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Pit passes will be $35.
After qualifying rewarding $200 to the fast-timer is completed, the card’s racing will begin with Super Late Model heats followed by two Late Model Sportsman heats, Super Late Model B-mains, two more Late Model Sportsman heats and then the Super Late Model feature. The remainder of the Late Model Sportsman events will close out the program. For more information visit www.magnoliadirt.com.
Correction: Fixes name of support division and start time for hot laps; adds fast-time award.