When the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series visits Columbus Speedway tonight, track promoter Rod Taylor hopes it sets a precedent as a home for Super Late Model racing, both sanctioned and unsanctioned.
Gunter Brewer has found a way to stay in a comfort zone. Whether it has been coaching in his home state of Mississippi, working with familiar peers in the profession or in places he has lived, Brewer has been fortunate not to experience too much radical change in his career.
The nearly seven-hour round trip to Columbus was worth it once again for Monte Skinner. The late model driver and resident of Mobile, Alabama, made a handful of appearances at Magnolia Motor Speedway in 2017, but he has won two consecutive NeSmith Late Model races there this season, including the points opener Saturday night.
Ask Spencer Hughes about his career ladder in racing and he'll give you a "coach speak" answer. "We're just trying to take it day by day," Hughes said. The phrase is a standard refrain for athletes and coaches who try to maintain focus and perspective. Winning a lot of races at a young age creates a greater audience and raises expectations, but for Hughes, the approach is real.
Saturday night presented a number of firsts for former NASCAR points champion Tony Stewart. Stewart, who returned to racing sprint cars last year after retiring from NASCAR's top flight, won his first sprint race of the season, capturing the United Speed Contest Sanction Sprint Outlaw feature at the Frostbuster 150 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
STARKVILLE -- Jeremy Pruitt has been doing a lot of picture taking and hugging in a new city that adores him.
Shawn Gates has wanted to do something for Columbus for a long time.
Darrell Lanigan got behind the wheel of a NeSmith Late Model car for the first time in two years -- and just the second time ever -- Saturday night at Possum Town Grand Prix.
Johnny Stokes didn't intend to get himself a birthday present Sunday.
Richard Parker used to live in the New Hope community, so he knows about the generosity and the hospitality in the Golden Triangle.
Chloe Bibby sounds like Vic Schaefer's kind of player.
Columbus native and former Ole Miss football coach Billy Brewer was named Monday one of six members of the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame's Class of 2018.
Bill Sudduth has had more successful seasons. Sudduth has won four track championships since he began racing in 1984, all of which came in some incarnation of Pro-Street/Factory Stock racing. One year, Sudduth won 19-straight feature races.
Kyle Shaw hadn't won a NeSmith Late Model race in three years. The Millport, Alabama, native picked the best possible time to break that slump.
Aliceville High School clinched a spot in the Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) Class 2A playoffs with a 46-18 prep football win over Hatch in Class 2A, Region 4 play Friday night.
Hunter Logan and Cohen Trolio take their golf seriously. As two of the most accomplished junior players in the state of Mississippi, Logan and Trolio have walked the best courses and competed against the toughest competitors. That's why it didn't faze Logan or Trolio that they were the only juniors competing Thursday in the United States Golf Association (USGA) Men's Four-Ball Qualifier at Laurel Country Club.
With less than five laps left in the race to decide the Mississippi Street Stock Series points title, Lee Ray's bid to repeat as champion appeared dashed after he spun in turns three and four following contact with Eddie Rickman.
No one knows how the oddsmakers in Las Vegas determine their betting lines. There are countless variables that change by the day, and sometimes by the hour.
It wasn't a win, but it was clear how much a top-three finish meant to David Breazeale. The longtime Super Late Model racer fought back tears and struggled to find the words after exiting his car to a chorus of cheers following the 2016 Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia Motor Speedway.
Choices isn't just another word to Adrian Branch. To convey the impact of that word, Branch uses more colorful ones -- like sashaying and profilin' -- and eye-catching objects -- like his $10,000 1987 NBA championship ring from his stint with the Los Angeles Lakers -- to hold the attention of the students assembled in the Columbus High School gymnasium.
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