Riley Hickman's "gamble" paid off. The Cleveland, Tennessee, native has plenty of experience racing at Magnolia Motor Speedway, where track conditions are relatively consistent. Tire choice for Saturday's Possum Town Grand Prix, though, wasn't as easy as it normally is, Hickman said. Hickman chose hard compound tires all the way around, while the majority of the field, including second-place finisher Chase Washington, chose soft tires. The result was a smooth run through all 100 laps, a win, and $10,000 for Hickman.
Jeremy Shaw has taken detailed notes of races in divisions in which he hasn't even competed this season.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- New backup, same result for rookie quarterback Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys.
Chase Washington navigated Columbus Speedway as if he'd raced there last week - fast, smooth and dominant.
PITTSBURGH -- Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott have little interest in the big picture. Yes, the rookies understand the Dallas Cowboys are on a historic roll. Just don't expect them to start thinking about what it all means.
It takes a village ... to restore a racetrack. Rod Taylor can't remember everyone who has shown up at Columbus Speedway to help paint, clean, or repair in an effort to prepare the track for its race Saturday, the first of the season after its indefinite closure earlier this year. But Taylor knows every area that has been addressed on a lengthy checklist.
Two new voices are coming to the radio waves in the Greater Golden Triangle area. Former Columbus Municipal School Board member Glenn Lautzenhiser and former local newsman Steve Rogers will co-host "Drive Time with Steve and the Professor" from 4-6 p.m. Monday through Friday on WNMQ-FM 103.1 The Team starting Monday, Nov. 28. The sports talk radio show will feature daily segments for listeners to call in and discuss local sports happenings, including news from Mississippi State, Ole Miss, and Alabama as well as high school and national sports. The show also will include segments focused on sports history and sports trivia.
CALEDONIA -- Dylan Darling doesn't recall everything that happened when he was a middle schooler.
Columbus Speedway will host races in 2016 after all.
Brian Rickman has had a familiar mantra toward the end of each Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series season: avoid bad luck. In recent seasons, one bad finish, whether caused by mechanical failure or a driver error on the track, has wiped out his chances to clinch the points title and join brother Rick and father Eddie as State Series champions.
Spencer Hughes still hasn't slowed down.
ARLINGTON, Texas -- These rookie-led Dallas Cowboys keep winning without Tony Romo and Dez Bryant.
Tires, fuel, new shocks -- $5,000 can go a long way toward upgrading a Street Stock racing program. The winner of the Fall 40 Street Stock Championship on Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway will get a chance to figure out how to spend that money.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With Tony Romo, Dez Bryant and two starting offensive linemen out injured, Dallas turned things over to a pair of talented rookies who have the Cowboys playing mistake-free football.
Chris Madden had raced just once at Magnolia Motor Speedway prior to the 2016 Cotton Pickin' 100 Saturday.
Kyle Bronson turned his Super Late Model disappointment into a NeSmith Crate Late Model win Saturday at the Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
It didn't take long for Spencer Hughes and his race team to know the 2016 season would be special. In fact, they knew something was brewing before the 2015 season ended.
One might think Shay Knight is struggling. He has had two DNFs in features and one in a heat race in his last three appearances at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Still, that hasn't been enough to discourage the Lowndes County native who, in his first full season racing Super Late Models, feels like his team is performing at its best level of the year. His reasoning is tangible: He's been fast, albeit unlucky.
Being one of the best in the world has its perks. For West Point's John Burris, the hard work that went into helping the United States' 35+ Water Ski Team win the gold medal at the 4th 35+ Water Ski World Championships this past weekend at the Sesena Water Ski & Wakeboard Complex in Toledo, Spain, gave him an opportunity few people realize.
Roderick Sanders Jr. first drove a four-wheeler at the age of 3. He learned to ride a dirt bike three years later. When Sanders Jr. was 7 years old, his grandfather, Doug Frierson, built him a drag bike. He hasn't gotten off the bike since.
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