Columbus, MS - Saturday night brought Weekly Racing Series action once again to Columbus Speedway featuring the Commercial Dispatch Super Late Models as well as time trials the Modified and Late Model Stock divisions.


Jimbo McDuffie races past Eddie Rickman on his way to victory in the Super Late Model division (Scott Oglesby Photo)

Jim McDuffie, who had been knocking on the door of victory lane at Columbus Speedway all season, finally walked across the threshold to take the Super Late Model victory. McDuffie would set fast time earning the weekly $100 pole award from 78 Towing and Cooley Transportation, then start from the pole only to lose the lead early on to Eddie Rickman. McDuffie would recover to retake the point before the first caution fell, and would not lose the lead again in the 20-lap main event.

Eddie Rickman would give up second to his son Rick on lap 5 with Shawn Edwards beginning his charge to the front shortly after. Edwards would move into the top 5 after passing Mark Dodson and Charlie Gardner on lap 8, take 4th from James Cline on lap 10, and then begin a side-by-side battle with Eddie Rickman for 3rd that lasted for the remainder of the event.

With McDuffie holding a comfortable lead over Rick Rickman, Eddie Rickman would run the rim of the track as Edwards drove near the infield as the two sparred, swapping positions regularly. After several changes of position, Edwards would take over the spot for good with only two laps remaining.

McDuffie would go on to take the win, which at the least would be recorded as his first Columbus Speedway victory of "The Bullring Era". Rick Rickman would close in to take a close second at the line, with Edwards beating Eddie Rickman for 3rd and 4th, respectively. James Cline would round out the top five.

Jeremy Shaw would start from the pole of the Open Wheel Modified feature after setting fast time and see expected challengers Brian Rickman and Shay Knight both fall out of contention with early mishaps. Shaw would lead every lap as brothers Jason and Bryan Brock followed, with Lee Ray moving in late in the race. Shaw would take the checkers with Jason Brock, Ray, Bryan Brock, and Bill Sudduth making up the top five.


Ruble Maxey races past TK King en route to victory (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Ruble Maxey would capture another Late Model Stock division win over fast qualifier Randy Cummings, with Jason Sanderford, Billy Franklin, and Chris Reed in the top five. Thomas McReynolds took the Stormpay.com Crate Late Model victory over TK King, Jarette Gunn, Lance Wilson, and Reed Long.


Thomas McReynols won the Crate Late Model feature (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Scott Stripling won the Street Stock feature (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Scott Stripling suffered a flat tire in his Street Stock heat race, but lined up for the feature and made it pay off by working his way to a win. Craig Barham, Chris Monahan, Danny Gable, and Scott Thrash would earn top-five honors.


Allen Gilreath won the Mini Stock feature (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Allen Gilreath took the Mini Stock checkers over Scott Gable and Michael Pendley, and Jeremy Robertson & Jamie Sudduth would win the Cruiser main event. Ben Williams continued his domination of the Hot Shot division, collecting another victory.


Jeremy Robertson & Jamie Sudduth won the Cruiser feature (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Ben Williams won the Hot Shot feature (Scott Oglesby Photo)


Next Saturday night, May 27th will be another Weekly Racing Series show at Columbus Speedway featuring race #2 of the Modified 4-Crown featuring $1,000-to-win Open Wheel Modifieds. Also in action will be all local divisions including the Rebel Challenge Weekly Racing Series Super Late Models. The Modified 4-Crown features 4 consecutive nights of Open Wheel action for $1,000-to-win each night at North Alabama Speedway, Columbus Speedway, Moulton Speedway, and River Valley Speedway. Stop by www.ColumbusSpeedway.net for details.

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
SUPER LATE MODEL FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 760 JIM MCDUFFIE
2ND 86 RICK RICKMAN
3RD 5 SHAWN EDWARDS
4TH 68 EDDIE RICKMAN
5TH 3 JAMES CLINE
6TH 89 MARK STOKES
7TH 32 MARK DODSON
8TH 9 CLINT LOGAN
9TH 75 CHARLIE GARDNER
10TH 12 JASON SMITH
11TH 21 LEON HENDERSON
12TH 86 TERRELL STRIPLING
13TH D2 JERRY INMON
14TH 60 ALAN JAYNES

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 1S JEREMY SHAW
2ND 4 JASON BROCK
3RD 2 LEE RAY
4TH 8 BRYAN BROCK
5TH 41 BILL SUDDUTH
6TH 37 TIM PARKER
7TH 7 TONY GRAY
8TH 11 JIMMY BRASFIELD
9TH X TRINITY WYERS
10TH 7 RANDALL REED-WOOD
11TH 90 BRIAN RICKMAN
12TH 3 SHAY KNIGHT
13TH 0 CODY SWINK
14TH 31 BLAKE KOENIGSBERGER

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
LATE MODEL STOCK
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 75M RUBLE MAXEY
2ND SS1 RANDY CUMMINGS
3RD 82 JASON SANDERFORD
4TH 65 BILLY FRANKLIN
5TH 911 CHRIS REED
6TH 4 RICHARD WEST
7TH 18 KEVIN CRENSHAW
8TH 22 MIKE LANGFORD
9TH 8 JACKSON MCCOOL
10TH H1 JERRY LUCAS
11TH X15 ROMAN PONDS
12TH 14 TK KING
13TH 5 SCOTT FULGHAM

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
STREET STOCK FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 10 SCOTT STRIPLING
2ND 48 CRAIG BARHAM
3RD 14 KRIS MONAHAN
4TH 47 DANNY GABLE
5TH KB9 SCOTT THRASH
6TH 83 KEVIN MONAHAN
7TH K24 TONY SILVESTRI
8TH 67 KEVIN MCWILLIAMS
9TH 7 ASHLEY HERRON
10TH 28 STAN LEE
11TH 75 CHRIS TAYLOR
12TH 00 TERRY KELLEY

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
MINI STOCK FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 42 ALLEN GILREATH
2ND 11 SCOTT GABLE
3RD 57 MICHAEL PENDLEY
4TH 8 BUDDY GLOVER
5TH 157 JACKIE PENDLEY
6TH 6 WESLEY NICHOLES
7TH 5 BRADLEY NICKOLES
8TH 7 DAVID CRAWFORD
9TH 6 STANLEY BUSBIN
10TH 1 STACY FRANKLIN

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
CRUISER FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 11 JEREMY ROBERTSON & JAMIE SUDDUTH
2ND F87 BRAD & BRYAN FORTNER
3RD 13 JACOB & BRAD STAPP
4TH 22 JOHN BEARD & RICHARD BARTON
5TH K6 BENJI JONES & CURT SMITH
6TH 56 KEVIN MCWILLIAMS & ROBERT COCKRELL
7TH 30 JOSH & ANTHONY STOCKMAN

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
HOT SHOT FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006
   
FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 1 BEN WILLIAMS
2ND 171 TREY WRIGHT
3RD 11 ROBBIE TAYLOR
4TH 5 PARKER EAVES
5TH 2 KALI DELOACH

COLUMBUS SPEEDWAY RESULTS
CRATE LATE MODEL FEATURE
MAY 20, 2006


FINISHING POSITION CAR #/DRIVER NAME
1ST 9 THOMAS MCREYNOLDS
2ND 6 TK KING
3RD 71 JARETTE GUNN
4TH 34 LANCE WILSON
5TH 27 REED LONG