Race fans and the race teams will be treated to a full menu of early season speed contests with racing in eight of the area’s most popular divisions. The event includes one of only two scheduled 2015 season appearances of the USCS “Outlaw Thunder” Tour presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars and the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series at Magnolia Motor Speedway. The racing action will feature over 400 laps of racing around the 3/8 mile clay oval including 250+ laps of Championship main events.
Action kicks off on Friday night at 7:30pm with a full racing program in six divisions including the 130 mile per hour USCS Outlaw Thunder Tour winged sprint cars. The world’s most powerful short track cars (Outlaw Sprint Cars) are expected to reach speeds exceeding 130 M.P.H. around “The Mag”. Top winged sprint car drivers from at least 7 states are expected for the first 2015 appearance of the USCS sprint cars to Magnolia Motor Speedway. They will be joined by the mighty K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series, Nesmith Dirt Late Model, www.RockAuto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series mini sprint, Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions on Friday’s racing card.
The Magnolia Motor Speedway season-opener turns up the tempo on Saturday night with the addition of the 800 horsepower ground-pounding Super Late Models. The racing divisions featured in back-to-back nights in the cavalcade of racing include the United Sprint Car Series presented by K&N Filters winged sprint cars, the mighty K&N Filters USCS Modified Series, Super Late Models (Saturday), Nesmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Models, plus the popular Magnolia Motor Speedway weekly racing series Street Stocks and Factory Stocks. Also on the racing card will be the Mini Stock racing division in their only scheduled appearance at “The Mag” so far in 2015.
Two NASCAR veteran racers and TV commentators, Ken Schrader and Fox Sports 1 and Fox TV commentator Kenny Wallace are both again entered to compete in the K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series portion of the event on both Friday and Saturday nights. The appearance by the two drivers will be a re-match of sorts as Schrader captured the win in last year’s event after besting a 40 car USCS Outlaw Modified field. Kenny Wallace finished behind him in the runner-up spot. It will only be Schrader’s third-ever appearance at the track in an Outlaw Modified race car. So far in his previous two appearances he is undefeated. Schrader was the 2012 as well as the 2014 “Frostbuster 250” USCS Modified event Champion, It is only the second-ever appearance at Magnolia Motor Speedway for Kenny Wallace.
Ken Schrader has 970 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions including 763 Sprint Cup (formerly the Winston Cup) division. Kenny Wallace holds the record for the most NASCAR Xfinity Series (formerly known as the Nationwide Series and Busch Grand National series) starts with 543. He has also started 344 NASCAR Sprint Cup events and 13 Camping World Truck Series events for a total of 900 starts in NASCAR’s top three divisions.
The third USCS racing division on the action-packed racing card is the www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series winged mini sprints, which also race a complete format on both nights. Drivers for that division are expected from five states for their season opener. Local favorite Bobby Zaiontz from Columbus, Mississippi who was the 2011 and 2012 National Champion in the division and his team-mate Curt Schumacher also from Columbus head the entry list. Additionally last year’s winner and defending Champion Kyle Amerson from Montgomery, Alabama is expected.
Magnolia Motor Speedway is located just West of Columbus, Mississippi at the junction of US Highway 82 and US Highway 45 South. For more info and for directions to Magnolia Motor Speedway please visit www.magnoliadirt.com or call 662-240-3478 (or 662-574-2572). For info on the United Sprint Car Series, K&N Filters USCS Outlaw Modified Series or www.rockauto.com USCS 600 Sprint Car Series please visit www.uscsracing.com or call 770-460-7223 or 770-865-6097.