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Auto racing set for Columbus this weekend

 

From Special Reports

 

The Columbus Motor Speedway and the Magnolia Motor Speedway will be in action on a busy Memorial Day Holiday weekend. 

 

On Saturday, the Columbus Motor Speedway will play host to the 100-lap Jegs CRA All-Star Tour Memorial 100 and the 50-lap NASCAR Late Model Feature. Admission for adults is $15, while children will be admitted for $5. 

 

On Sunday, the Magnolia Motor Speedway will present the ninth annual Coca Cola Governors Cup. The Southern All-Star Racing Series Super Late Models will headline the event. Competitors will battle for a $5,000 winner's check in a 50-lap feature. The NeSmith Late Model National Touring Series also will compete for $2,000-to-win. Street Stocks and Mini Stocks also will be in action. 

 

Pit gates will open at 3 p.m. Sunday. Grandstand gates will open at 4 p.m. The driver's meeting is slated for 5:30 p.m. Racing will begin at 6:30 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20. Kids (ages 10 and under) are free. Pit admission is $35. Trackside parking is $10 in any unreserved spot. 

 

A busy slate of action will feature 14 points-paying events at 12 tracks in five different states on the schedule. The events include three NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring races that will offer Bonus Points to eligible drivers. 

 

Tonight, 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tenn., will be in action. It will team up for an East Tennessee doubleheader with Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn., which will have the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models in action Saturday night. 

 

Pike County Speedway in McComb will present a two-day show this weekend. The NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models will have preliminary events tonight and main events Saturday. 

 

The NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series Touring Division also will be in action tonight at Hattiesburg Motorsports Park in Hattiesburg. 

 

On Saturday, the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series will be in action at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, at Clayhill Motorsports in Atwood, Tenn., at Albany Motor Speedway in Albany, Ga., at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., and at West Plains Motor Speedway in West Plains, Mo. 

 

East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Ala., will have double-features for the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series Late Models on Saturday night. 

 

Greenville Speedway in Greenville will be in action Sunday night, and Clayhill Motorsports will have its second NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series event of the Memorial Day Holiday Weekend on Monday night. 

 

Tony Lawson, of Laurel, continues to lead the NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings in the quest for the $10,000 top prize at the end of the season. 

 

Lawson finished second Saturday night at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Ala., in the Lawson Construction Special. He also earned 25 bonus points for his fourth straight week of NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series competition. 

 

The complete NeSmith Chevrolet Weekly Racing Series point standings can be found on the Points Page at www.nesmithracing.com on the Weekly Racing Series web site. 

 

For more information about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com, or visit the series on Facebook at NeSmith Racing.

 

 

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