Magnolia Motor Speedway Prepping for Biggest Event In Its History

Magnolia Motor Speedway is eagerly preparing for the annual Clash at the Mag Presented by Big River Steel, which will be held on May 30, 31 and June 1.

Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi.

For the first time ever, the Clash at the Mag presented by Big River Steel will see three Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs contested. Thursday, May 30 will be highlighted by a $5,000-to-win feature as will the program on Friday, May 31. The historic weekend draws to a close on Saturday, June 1 with a $15,000-to-win finale. That means one driver could claim over $25,000 in cash throughout the course of the mega weekend.

A total purse of well over $100,000 is up for grabs throughout the three-day affair.

“This year’s Clash at the Mag is the biggest event in the history of Magnolia Motor Speedway. To have Big River Steel on board as the presenting sponsor makes it that much bigger,” Magnolia Motor Speedway promoter Johnny Stokes said. “With a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series feature scheduled each night, it’s got the buzz among drivers and fans at an all-time high. I think I speak for everyone, when I say that the event can’t get here soon enough.”

Each night’s program will be filmed for a future airing on MAVTV.

Johnny Stokes preparing Magnolia Motor Speedway for action. (Heath Lawson photo)

The program on Thursday night, May 30 is headlined by a $5,000-to-win, LOLMDS program. In addition, the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) competitors will compete for a $500 top prize. There will also be practice sessions for the Durrence Layne Late Models, Factory Stocks, Late Model Sportsman and Hot Shots held throughout the night.

On Friday, May 31 the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drivers will once again contest a complete $5,000-to-win event. The program includes MSSS Street Stocks ($1,000-to-win), Durrence Layne Late Models ($700-to-win),  Late Model Sportsman ($500-to-win) and Factory Stocks ($300-to-win).

The Clash at The Mag presented by Big River Steel culminates with a huge finale night on Saturday, June 1. The night is headlined by the LOLMDS Super Late Models battling for $15,000-to-win in a 100-lap feature!  Also on the night’s card are MSSS Street Stocks ($1,000-to-win), Durrence Layne Late Models ($1,000-to-win),  Sportsman ($500-to-win), Factory Stocks ($400-to-win) and Hot Shots.

In 2018 Indiana’s Hudson O’Neal made history by scoring his first LOLMDS victory in the event. Joining Hudson O’Neal for this year’s expanded event will be a host of hungry LOLMDS Super Late Model competitors. The invasion will be led by two-time and defending series champion and current point’s leader Jonathan Davenport from Blairsville, Georgia. He’ll be followed into battle by Earl Pearson Jr., Tyler Erb, Jimmy Owens, Don O’Neal, Big River Steel’s Devin Moran, Josh Richards, Kyle Bronson, Tim McCreadie, Shanon Buckingham, Billy Moyer Jr., Jason Jameson, Ryan King, Stormy Scott and a host of others.

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Ben Shelton

Ben got his start at historic Riverside International Speedway. His accomplished motorsports media career includes journalist, race announcer, and on-air personality.
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