Brett White accelerates during his heat race Saturday night at Magnolia Motor Speedway. Photo by: Photo courtesy of Chris McDill
August 9, 2020 10:10:33 PM
Before the feature races during Fan Appreciation Night on Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, children raced bicycles on the straightaway in front of the bleachers to win prizes.
Then Brett White took his No. 44 car onto the dirt track for the Crate Racin' USA Late Model Sportsman race and once again made his competitors look like so many kids on bikes.
White led wire to wire to claim yet another Sportsman win at the Mag on Saturday, beating second-place Colby Ponds of Caledonia by more than two full seconds.
Tony Shelton of Steens and TJ Davis of Caledonia were third and fourth, and Cody Chism was fifth.
Caleb Pickard of Columbus was 11th, and Mike Pickard of Steens was 13th. Josh Guest of West Point was 17th, Jacob Wooten of Pheba was 19th, and Lance Johnson of Columbus was 21st.
The Mag's next race day will be Aug. 22.
Jeremy Shaw of Millport, Alabama, beat out Columbus driver Jamie Pickard to win the Crate Racin' USA Late Models feature Saturday.
Spencer Hughes, Jamie Tollison and Bryant Marsh rounded out the top five.
Shay Knight and Mark Stokes, both of Steens, were seventh and eighth.
Dale Johnson of Wade led a six-car field to win the Hot Shot Special on Saturday.
Johnson beat out Judd Murphy and Ed Caulder of Columbus, who finished second and third, respectively.
Seth Floyd, Chance Rogers and Tony Hickman rounded out the field.
John Johnson IV of Ethelsville, Alabama, kept up his dominance in Ranch House Diner Factory Stocks races with a win Saturday.
Aidan Fletcher of Columbus and Scooter Ware of West Point were second and third, while Terry Taylor of Steens and Justin Comer rounded out the top five.
Craig Barham and John A. Beard Jr., both of Columbus, were sixth and seventh. Scott Gable and JR Card, both of West Point, were eighth and ninth.
Daniel Wiggins of Starkville was 13th, and Columbus drivers Bobby Barksdale and Kevin McWilliams were 14th and 15th.
Thomas Gable of West Point was 17th, Tyler Beard of Columbus was 18th, and Lee Harrison of Columbus was 21st.
Lee Ray of Columbus won the Three Star Tire and Auto Street Stocks race on Saturday night.
Ray beat out Eddie Rickman, also of Columbus, while Shelby Sheedy, Brandon Hill and Hunter Holloway also cracked the top five.
TK King of Columbus finished eighth.
Jason Byrd of Carbon Hill, Alabama, took first place in Saturday night's Crate Racin' USA Modified Sportsman race.
Tim Parker, Mike Langford, Dewayne Littleton and Robert Eaton rounded out the top five.
Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.
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