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Taylor: 'Shady' dealings doom Mud Bug Classic

Posted 6/14/2019 in Local Sports

The Mud Bug Classic is officially canceled. Columbus Speedway promoter Rod Taylor announced the cancellation via the track's Facebook page, citing a failure of race promoter Charles Evans, who agreed to lease the track, to secure the required prize money -- more than $100,000 for six divisions -- that had been advertised for over a month.

Marlar strikes early, wins Clash at The MAG

Posted 6/3/2019 in Local Sports

Mike Marlar had to play it cool Saturday moments before the green flag dropped in the Clash at The MAG.

Richards wins opener at Clash

Posted 5/31/2019 in Local Sports

It took a bit longer than expected, but Josh Richards now has his first win with Clint Bowyer Racing. Richards won the first feature of the Geico Clash at The MAG Thursday night, passing Tim McCreadie on the bottom in turns 3 and 4 on lap 11. He navigated lap-traffic and held off McCreadie for the win, also his first feature victory of the season.

Magnolia Motor Speedway's headline event begins tonight

Posted 5/30/2019 in Local Sports

The 2018 Clash at The MAG had a storybook ending and a late-race pass that any track promoter would hope for when hosting a big-money televised race.

Herrington wins in Magnolia Motor Speedway debut

Posted 5/28/2019 in Local Sports

Wil Herrington wasn't the only Durrence Layne Late Model racer to enter Sunday's $2,000-to-win feature at Magnolia Motor Speedway with no prior experience at the notoriously slick track, but he was the only one to win.

Winona native shines at Columbus Speedway Friday

Posted 5/25/2019 in Local Sports

Wesley Greene doesn't race as much as he'd like, but if his win percentage in his new Rocket race car continues at its current pace, he'll happily navigate the pace.

Boland notches first win of 2019 at Columbus Speedway

Posted 5/18/2019 in Local Sports

Jamey Boland led every lap of the Super Late Model race Friday at Columbus Speedway and notched his first feature win of the season.

Mud Bug Classic moved to June 14-15

Posted 5/3/2019 in Local Sports

Mother Nature has postponed the Mud Bug Classic at Columbus Speedway. .

Herndon has right weight for Golden Egg Spring Nationals

Posted 4/29/2019 in Local Sports

Chad Thrash waited angrily at the scales Saturday at Magnolia Motor Speedway, as the rest of the top-five finishers in the Golden Egg Spring Nationals remained in the queue behind him.

Fortner eager to race in Golden Egg Spring Nationals

Posted 4/12/2019 in Local Sports

In the wake of the announcement Wednesday that this weekend's Golden Egg Spring Nationals had been postponed due to rain, there wasn't a more disappointed racer than Bryan Fortner.

W women's team, Heritage boys enjoy tribute

Posted 4/10/2019 in Local Sports

The screams and the cheering began even before the large red double-decker Columbus Historic Tours bus turned onto Main Street in downtown Columbus on Tuesday night.

Shelby Sheedy wins his first Super Late Model race

Posted 4/6/2019 in Local Sports

Shelby Sheedy is finally on the board.

Baggett holds off Alberson on final lap

Posted 3/30/2019 in Local Sports

Neil Baggett hadn't been challenged for his lead in the Super Late Model feature Friday at Columbus until the final two laps, seemingly assured a win against a sparse field of cars.

Baggett finding the fast lane early in season

Posted 3/29/2019 in Local Sports

Neil Baggett's mid-season hot streak in 2018 tapered off in the final third of the year, prompting the Super Late Model racer to dig deep for answers.

Smith holds on for sprint car win in season opener

Posted 3/18/2019 in Local Sports

Pennsylvania native Mark Smith held off a late charge from Matt Covington to win the United Sprint Car Series feature Sunday at Magnolia Motor Speedway.

 

Mississippi State dominates nominations with four of six finalists for 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

Posted 3/7/2019 in Local Sports

Players from Mississippi State's men's and women's basketball programs received four of the six finalist nominations for the 2019 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which are awarded annually to the best male and female college basketball players in the Magnolia state.

 

No. 5 Bulldogs celebrate senior night by clinching share of SEC Championship

Posted 3/1/2019 in Local Sports

No. 5 Mississippi State celebrated the senior class of 2019 with a 76-56 win against LSU on Thursday night to clinch a share of the SEC regular season championship.

 

Columbus Speedway reschedules Winter Classic for March 8

Posted 2/22/2019 in Local Sports

Mother Nature has delayed the start of the 2019 local auto racing season.

 

MSU unveils statues of Clark, Palmeiro as part of weekend celebration

Posted 2/16/2019 in Local Sports

Will Clark and Rafael Palmeiro, also known as "Thunder and Lightning," have been larger-than-life figures among Mississippi State baseball fans since their memorable playing days for the Bulldogs in the 1980s.

 

Owls face higher expectations in 2019

Posted 2/15/2019 in Local Sports

Even before the first pitch of the season Sunday, there is one thing Mississippi University for Women baseball coach Matt Wolfenbarger knows this year's team will have that last year's team lacked: Returning starters.

 

 

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