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$5,000 To Win MSCCS James King Memorial Up Next at Columbus Speedway Saturday Night March 17th at 7pm.
Columbus, Mississippi - With several changes at Columbus Speedway for the 2012 season comes the rebirth of some vintage events at the infamous, 1/3 mile oval. One of these events, which will reappear on the docket for the first time in a few years is the 17th Annual James King Memorial, which will be held on Saturday, March 17th.
The 17th Annual James King Memorial is back for 2012, and the 50 lap race will pay $5,000-to-win and $300-to-start. The event also marks the return of the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) to the oval for the first time in more than five years. Promoter Mike Mauldin notes, "This race was once one of the most prestigious events in the South, and while it won't happen overnight, we hope to return this race to its previous status over the next few years."
Many new facility improvements will greet fans at The Columbus Speedway with new bleachers boards throughout the entire grandstand area plus the addition of 4 rows of tiered lawn chair seating in the grandstands as well plus other and continuous improvements that will continue going forward. As always, lawn chairs and coolers welcome.
Pictures of improvements in process are on The Columbus Speedway Facebook page atwww.facebook.com/columbusspeedway<http://www.facebook.com/columbusspeedway> .
Racers will also see a freshened racing surface as well. The Nickoles family and promoters Mike Mauldin and Jeff Greer are demonstrating their commitment to having a great 2012 racing season.
Several sponsors are stepping up to support this event including Caltteman's Steak & Fish, Nickoles Dirt Construction, J&C Auto Parts and Wrecker Service plus Muffler Magic and the Barton family, who are sponsoring a $100 fast-time award for the Super Late Model division and a $100 fast-time award for the NeSmith Late Model division. Hard Charger Award from Rod's Auto Sales.
A friend of Columbus Speedway added money for the Street Stock event which now pays $500 to win.
Rod's Auto Sales is sponsoring a $200 Hard Charger Award for the driver, who passes the most cars in the Super Late Model feature.
For those wishing to assist with event and class sponsorship please call Mike Mauldin at 662-213-3047 or Jeff Greer at 256-349-4328.
Added money will also be in effect for the NeSmith Dirt Late Models as they compete in a $700-to-win/$50-to-start event. Street Stocks will be in action for $500-to-win, Mini stocks will battle for $300-to-win, and Pure Stocks will race for $200-to-win.
An open practice session will be held on Friday, March 16th from 7pm-9pm with gates opening at 4pm. On Saturday, March 17th gates open at 3pm with the driver's meeting at 5:30pm. Racing action is slated for 7pm.
On Friday night, pit admission is $15 with grandstand admission free.
On Saturday, grandstand admission is $20 for adults with kids 11-18 years-of age and seniors/active military just $10, while children 10 & under are free. Pit admission is $30 with new discounted student pit pass pricing with students 7-18 years of age admitted for only $15, and children 6 and under free.
The 2012 Columbus Speedway can be found on the track's website at www.ColumbusSpeedway.net<http://www.columbusspeedway.net/> .
For more information, please visit www.ColumbusSpeedway.net<http://www.columbusspeedway.net/> or call Mike Mauldin at 662-213-3047 or Jeff Greer at 256-349-4328.
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