NASCAR Race Weekend Central

Keepin’ it Short – Nine years of a Southern Belle

The best drivers in dirt Super Late Model racing will be converging on Charlotte next weekend for the World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte. This weekend they’ll be warming up for it with the 9th running of the Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The event features a $15,000 to win feature that also pays $1,000 to every driver who starts. The race was originally scheduled for the end of September but was postponed due to the health of Dewitt Singleton, the race’s promoter. Singleton had a bout with a minor stroke and pneumonia in August and had to put the race on hold. This is the second year in a row the race was postponed; it was moved back last year due to conflicts with college football games and other races in the area.

The Super Late Model event will feature many of the best drivers in the country. Drivers who have already stated an intent to run in the event include: Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Billy Moyer, Bub McCool, Don O’Neal, Chris Wall, Kent Robinson, Mike Marlar, Dane Dacus, Shane Clanton, Dennis Erb, Jr. and Billy Moyer, Jr. 24 drivers will work their way into the field through qualifying and heat races while a 25th driver will be added at the behest of race sponsor Southern Belle Apparel.

On the undercard of the Super show will be the NeSmith Late Models. The race winner in the NeSmith race will receive $3,000 and the drivers who start the race will make $175 minimum. The Street Stocks victor will take a big check home worth $1,000 as will the driver who takes the checkers first in the KMSA Mini Stock division.

Practice for the Cotton Pickin’ 100 began on Thursday night.

Friday night will see the first official action of the weekend as the Supers will qualify and run heat races in an attempt to make their way into the feature race. NeSmith Late Models will also qualify and run heats while the Street Stocks and Mini Stocks will run heats. Saturday will see the B-Main events contested to finalize the fields for the main events and then the Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 events will take place.

The Alan East Racer’s Fund Free Hog Roast lunch will also he held on Saturday with donations being accepted to help provide financial assistance to racers, crew members and others in the racing community who are injured by the sport they love. For people who would like to take something home for their donations can bid in the silent auction that will raise money through sales of sheet metal, doors and other racing items. Before the feature races on Saturday kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at the teams’ haulers.

Trackside parking is available for $30 in any unreserved spot. To reserve your spot please call the track at 662-240-3478.

FRIDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Friday Grandstands Admission: Adults $20.
Friday Children 10 and under free
Two Day Adult Grandstand Pass: $40
Friday Pit Admission: Adults $35.
Friday Children 6-10 $25 Children 5 and Under Free.
Two Day Adult Pit Pass: $65

Friday, October 26th Schedule
2:00pm : Pit gate opens
4:00pm : Grandstand open
6:30pm : Drivers Meeting
7:00pm : Hot Laps
8:00pm : Qualifying
Super Late Model Time Trials and Quailfying Races
NeSmith Late Model Time Trials and Quailfying Races
Street Stock Heat Races
Mini Stock Heat Races

9th Annual Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Event Night
B-Mains For All Divisions plus Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 Main Events

SATURDAY ADMISSION PRICES
Saturday Grandstands: Adults $25
Saturday Children 6-10 $5. Children 5 & under free.
Saturday Pit Admission: Adults $35
Saturday Children 6-10 $25. Children 5 & under free.

Saturday, October 27th Schedule:
12:00pm: Alan East Foundation Cookout
2:00pm: Pit gates open
3:00pm: Grandstands open
4:00pm: Autograph session on souvenir row
5:00pm: Driver’s meeting
5:15-5:45pm: Trick or Treating For Kids in the Pits
6:00pm: Hot Laps
7:00pm: Racing

*This Weekend’s Racing Schedule*

Fri : Oct 26th – Canyon Speedway Park ; Peoria : AZ – AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars
Fri : Oct 26th – I-30 Speedway ; Little Rock : AR – 25th Annual Short Track Nationals Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
*Fri : Oct 26th – Magnolia Motor Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 Super Late Models Qualifying and Heats*
Fri : Oct 26th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Modifieds
Fri : Oct 26th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Sport Modifieds
Fri : Oct 26th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – IMCA Stock
Fri : Oct 26th – Mountain Creek Speedway ; Grand Prairie : TX – Street Stock
Sat : Oct 27th – Canyon Speedway Park ; Peoria : AZ – AMSOIL USAC National Sprint Cars
Sat : Oct 27th – I-30 Speedway ; Little Rock : AR – 25th Annual Short Track Nationals Lucas Oil ASCS Sprints
Sat : Oct 27th – Desoto Speedway ; Bradenton : FL – TBARA Winged Sprint Cars
Sat : Oct 27th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Final Points Night Pro Late Models
Sat : Oct 27th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Final Points Night Modifieds
Sat : Oct 27th – New Smyrna Speedway ; New Smyrna Beach : FL – Final Points Night Sportsman
Sat : Oct 27th – Toccoa Speedway ; Toccoa : GA – Southern All Star Dirt Super Late Models
Sat : Oct 27th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Late Models Qualifying
Sat : Oct 27th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Modifieds Qualifying
Sat : Oct 27th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Sprints Qualifying
*Sat : Oct 27th – Magnolia Motor Speedway ; Columbus : MS – Southern Belle Cotton Pickin’ 100 Super Late Models B-Mains and Features*
Sat : Oct 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Late Models
Sat : Oct 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Modifieds
Sat : Oct 27th – Jackson County Speedway ; Jackson : OH – Street Stocks
Sat : Oct 27th – Nashville Fairgrounds ; Nashville : TN – CRA Super Late Models
Sun : Oct 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Hornets
Sun : Oct 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Legends
Sun : Oct 28th – Speedrome ; Indianapolis : IN – 16th Annual Carmel Sod Fall Festival Stocks
Sun : Oct 28th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Late Models
Sun : Oct 28th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Modifieds
Sun : Oct 28th – Hagerstown Speedway ; Hagerstown : MD – Brawl in the Fall Sprints
Sun : Oct 28th – Nashville Fairgrounds ; Nashville : TN – CRA Super Late Models
Thu : Nov 1st – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – Super DIRTCar Big-Block Modifieds
Thu : Nov 1st – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Late Models
Thu : Nov 1st – The Dirt Track at Charlotte ; Concord : NC – World Finals – World of Outlaws Sprint Cars

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