September 19, 2016 -
10th Annual Gumbo Nationals Rapidly Approaching at Greenville Speedway
Greenville, Mississippi (09/19/16) – In less than 10 days it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 10th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on September 29-October 1, 2016.
This is a must-see event each year. In fact in 2015 it was chosen to be one of DirtOnDirt.com’s Top 5 Super Late Model races of the entire year.
For 2016 the Super Late Model division will battle a total payout in excess of $40,000 as the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model thunders into town. The finale will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 75 lap feature, which again matches the richest event in the facilities history. All Super Late Models will be required to run an 8" spoiler.
10th Annual Gumbo Nationals Main Event Payout
1)$10,000 2)$5,000 3)$2,500 4)$2,000 5)$1,500 6)$1,200 7)$1,150 8)$1,125 9)$1,100 10)$1,075 11)$1,050 12)$1,025 13-24)$1,000
$125 Entry Fee for Super Late Models
Super Late Model Tire Rule:
Must Punch 44: Hoosier: 1350, Spec 21, Lucas 03 and A.R. 48. NO TOLERANCE
Must Punch 60: Hoosier: 1600, Spec 55, Lucas 06 and A.R. 56. NO TOLERANCE
On Thursday, September 29 an Open Practice Session will be held. Friday, September 30 will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division. Saturday night, October 1 will be headlined by a pair of b-main events and the 75 lap finale
The NeSmith Weekly Crate Late Models will contest their own $3,000-to-win/$300 to start event with time trials and heat race action on Friday night, while b-mains and their finale will be held on Saturday night. Crate Late Model entry fee is $100.
Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start, Open Wheel Modifieds racing for $1,500-to-win/$150-to-start ($30 entry fee) and Pure Streets racing for $700-to-win/$100-to-start. Heat races for Street Stocks, Open Wheel Modifieds and Pure Street will be held on Friday night, while Saturday's program will include b-mains and the big finales for the divisions.
Outlaw Hobbys join the program for 2016 as they battle for $800-to-win and $100-to-start. They will contest heat races on Friday night with their main event slated for Saturday night.
In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found at www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .
On Thursday evening gates open at 5pm with an Open Practice Session from 7pm to 10pm. Friday night will find pit gates opening at 4pm with racing action at 7pm. Saturday night will see pit gates opening at 2pm with racing action starting at 5:30pm.
Grandstand admission is free on Thursday night. Grandstand admission is $15 for adults on Friday night with kids $5. On Saturday night grandstand admission is $20 kids $5. Grandstand gates open at 5pm on Friday and 4pm on Saturday.
Pit admission on Thursday night is $15. Friday night pit admission is $30 and Saturday night pit admission is $35. Kids ages 6-14 years-of-age are $10 in the pits each night, and ages 5 & under are free. Three day pit passes are available for $75.
There will be a FREE catfish lunch for all drivers and teams on Saturday at noon. Also all drivers will get a FREE Gumbo Nationals t- shirt.
Racers and race fans, please note that we have plenty of camper spots with hookups available at no charge.
For more information on the event, please contact James Clolinger at 662-822-2662, Wesley Washington at 662-822-7071, Ben Shelton at 901-335-3037 or visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .
September 10, 2016 - Results are now posted from Saturday night's program.
Greenville Speedway will be hosting its final Weekly Racing Series Event of 2017 on Friday, September 16 with Super Late Models, NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith Street Stocks, Factory Stocks, and Outlaw Stocks in action.
Make plans to join us for this tune-up event for the 10th annual Gumbo Nationals, which will be held on September 29 - October 1.
September 4, 2016 - Results are now posted from Sunday night's program.
The final point's event of 2016 for Greenville Speedway will be held on Saturday, September 10 with Super Late Models, NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith Street Stocks, and Factory Stocks in action.
August 28, 2016 - Results are now posted from Saturday night's program.
With the end of summer rapidly approaching the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) presented by Lucas Oil is rapidly approaching the end of its 2016 docket.
Sixteen events have been contested so far this year for the CCSDS competitors with 12 different drivers finding victory lane on at least one occasion. Current point leader, Hunter Rasdon has parked it in the winner’s circle on four occasions, while defending series champion, Jack Sullivan is the only other repeat winner with two triumphs. Mother Nature has claimed four events.
With only a total of five races remaining on the 2016 schedule for the tour, this weekend’s trio of events will play a huge factor in determining this year’s champion.
Rasdon, who hails from Jonesboro, Arkansas, holds a 30-point advantage atop the standings over two-time champ, Kyle Beard. Sullivan is just 43 markers back in the third position. Austin Theiss, Jonathan Rowan, Chandler Petty, David Payne, Mason Oberkramer, Brandon Wilson, and Wendell Wallace.
Jonathan Rowan has taken over the lead in the Kuntz & Co. Rookie of the Year standings. The Jackson, Tennessee racer is a mere two points ahead of Texan Austin Theiss in the battle for the title with Mason Oberkramer and Brandon Wilson rounding out the standings.
This weekend, drivers will have a chance to claim over $8,000 in winnings if they can sweep the Triple Crown. .
The Triple Crown draws to a close on Sunday, September 4 at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) with a $2,500-to-win/ $350-to-start affair. Time trials, heat races, consolation events, and the feature event will all be a part of the program. This will be third appearance of the year for the tour at the ¼-mile oval with Bub McCool and Hunter Rasdon splitting the first two wins. NeSmith Crate Late Models, NeSmith Street Stocks, Factory Stocks ($750-to-win/$50-to-start), and Outlaw Hobbies, will all be in action. Gates open at 4 p.m. with racing action at 7 p.m. Adult grandstand admission is $20 for adults with kids (ages 6-to-14) $5, and children (ages 5-and-under) free. Pit admission is $35 for adults with kids (ages 6-to-14) $10 and children (ages 5-and-under) free. For more information on the event, please visit www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net .
The tire rule for Crowley’s Ridge Raceway will be Hoosier 1600 on the front with Hoosier LM40 and Hoosier WRS2-55 allowed on the rear.
The tire rule for Riverside International Speedway and Greenville Speedway will be Hoosier 1350, Hoosier 1600, and Hoosier LM40 allowed on all four corners.
Any technical questions can be directed to Chris Ellis at 870-584-6492.
August 20, 2016 - Due to heavy rain throughout the week, Greenville Speedway is rained out for Saturday, August 20.
We will return to action next Saturday, August 27 with the 8th Annual Jamie Blalack Memorial Street Stock race. A complete slate of Weekly Racing Series divisions will accompany the program.
August 13, 2016 - Mother Nature won at Greenville Speedway for Saturday, August 13, but Greenville Speedway will now turn its attention to Saturday, August 20 when it returns to action with a fun night of racing. All Weekly Racing Series Event divisions will be in action.
August 6, 2016 - Results are now posted from Saturday night's program.
The Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Models invade Greenville Speedway on Saturday, August 6 with a $2,500-to-win event. A complete Weekly Racing Series Event will accompany the program.
July 31, 2016 -
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Saturday, August 6 with a Weekly Racing Series Event, which will also include Outlaw Stocks.
July 24, 2016 -
Results are now posted from Saturday night's program.
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Saturday, July 30 as the United Sprint Car Series (USCS) thunders into town. A complete Weekly Racing Series Event will accompany the program.
July 17, 2016 - Results are now posted from both nights of the NeSmith Late Model Series weekend are now posted. Thanks so much to all of the fans and racers, who supported the events.
Up next at Greenville Speedway is a huge Weekly Racing Series Event on Saturday, July 23, which will be headlined by all weekly classes in action plus Outlaw Stocks!
July 10, 2016 - Results are now posted from this week's program.
Greenville Speedway is eagerly preparing for the Rumble on the Gumbo this coming weekend, July 15-16. The event will be highlighted by the NeSmith Late Model Series rolling into town to battle for a $2,000 winner's check on Friday night and a $2,500 winner's check on Saturday.
A Weekly Racing Series Event will accompany each night's program.
July 2, 2016 - Results are now posted from this week's program..
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Saturday, July 9 with a Weekly Racing Series Event that will also see in the Outlaw Stocks in action.
June 26 , 2016 - Results from June 25 are now posted.
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Friday, July 1 with a huge night of racing that will include the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series (CCSDS) Super Late Models battling in a $2,000-to-win/$350-to-start event. Also on the card will be the Mississippi Street Stock Series (MSSS) PLUS NeSmith Crate Late Models and Factory Stocks.
Gates open at 4 p.m. with hot laps scheduled for 7 p.m. and racing action to follow. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults while kids (ages 6-to-14) are $5. Pit admission is $35 for adults, $10 for kids (ages 6-to-14), and free for kids (ages 5-and-under).
The track will also host an Open Practice Session on Thursday night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Make plans to join us!
June 12, 2016 -
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Saturday, June 25 with a Weekly Racing Series Event PLUS Outlaw Stocks. Please note that we will not be racing on Saturday, June 18.
May 30, 2016 - Results from May 29 are now posted.
May 16, 2016 - The 8th Annual Jamie Blalack Memorial has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 4 and will be sanctioned by the Mississippi Street Stock Series. Make plans to join us!
May 13, 2016 - Results from May 13 are now posted.
Greenville Speedway returns to action on Saturday, May 21 with a Weekly Racing Series Event plus Outlaw Stocks!
April 24, 2016 - Results from opening night are now posted.
April 14, 2016 - Due to wet grounds, the practice for this Saturday, Apirl 16 has been canceled.
Greenville Speedway will now look to open the 2016 season on April 23 with a Weekly Racing Series Event with all divisions in action PLUS Outlaw Stocks.
April 12, 2016 - Greenville Speedway has added the Outlaw Street division for 2016. Rules have been posted for the division.
This Saturday, April 16 we will host a cookout and playday. Make plans to join us!
January 28, 2016 - Greenville Speedway has released the initial draft of the 2016 Schedule of Events.
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Contact: Ben Shelton (email@example.com)
October 3rd, 2015
Timothy Culp Conquers Gumbo Nationals for Second-Straight Year
Greenville, Mississippi (10/03/15) – It definitely didn’t come easy, and it definitely wasn’t pretty, but Timothy Culp emerged victorious in the 9th Annual Harlow’s Casino Gumbo Nationals at Greenville Speedway on Saturday night. The $10,000 victory marked the second-straight year that the Prattsville, Arkansas driver conquered the ¼ mile confines in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) sanctioned event.
Kyle Cummings and Brian Rickman brought the field to the green flag for the 75-lap affair, but the initial start would be nullified by a spin by 9th starting Ray Moore in turn one. Moore was able to rejoin the tail of the field, and on the ensuing attempt to get the event underway Rickman bolted to the lead with the 4th starting Culp advancing to 2nd with Bub McCool, Cummings, and Eric Cooley in tow.
The caution waved on lap 10 as Tyler Erb spun in turn one with a flat tire. Culp capitalized on the double-file restart as he executed a masterful slide job to take the top spot away from Brian Rickman in turn two. The next few laps found Culp extending his advantage with Rickman, McCool, Cummings, and Jack Sullivan in pursuit.
A lap 19 regrouped the field, but as the green flag waved again Culp again extended his advantage. By the 29th circuit lapped traffic was becoming a factor. Culp’s struggles in traffic allowed Brian Rickman and Bub McCool to reel in the leader. However, bad luck struck for McCool on lap 32, when he nearly spun in turn one. The car slowed considerably and looked to be coming to a complete stop before McCool fired the engine once again. Unfortunately the caution flew for the slowing McCool, and he was sent to the rear. He would be far from done though, and the chaos would be just getting started.
A lap 37 caution for Tommy Surrett set up a restart, where Brian Rickman closely pursued Timothy Culp. Entering turn one on the 40th circuit, Rickman attempted an apparent slide job on Culp, which saw the two make hard contact. Culp was pinched into the outside wall and almost flipped as his passenger side wheels rode the top of the concrete wall. Somehow both drivers manage to keep going, but not before the caution flew. Rickman was credited with the caution due to initiating the contact, and was sent to the tail of the field. Culp amazingly sustained minimal damage, and resumed the lead.
The next restart found 2nd place runner, Kyle Cummings being penalized for jumping the restart. With Cummings pushed back to 3rd, Jack Sullivan was promoted to 2nd. Sullivan’s time in the runner-up spot would be short-lived though as contact with Cummings entering turn three on lap 40 found Sullivan slamming into the outside wall as his night came to an early end. He displayed his displeasure with Cummings under the caution period before retreating pitside.
As the field tried to separate itself from lap 40, Kyle Cummings bolted to the lead on the restart with Garrett Alberson briefly taking the 2nd spot down the backstretch. Culp however used an impressive move to retake the lead at the flag stand.
The next three laps found a three-wide battle for the lead between Culp, Alberson, and Cummings. Bad luck would bite Cummings on lap 44 though as contact with Josh Putnam sent him spinning to the infield.
The restart found Culp at the point with Alberson, Putnam, Eric Cooley, and Bub McCool, who went to the tail on lap 32, occupying the top five.
Culp again had his hands full on the restart as Alberson and Putnam briefly pushed him to 3rd before Culp overcame another outstanding battle to lead the field back to the flag stand.
The next several laps found Culp extending his advantage, but the battle behind him featured incredible racing. Putnam ran 2nd with Garrett Alberson, Chad Thrash, Bub McCool, and a rebounding Ray Moore all in pursuit. The battle for positions two through six found constant two and three wide battles with non-stop position swapping.
In the closing laps Putnam took 2nd for good with McCool, Ray Moore, and Chad Thrash settling into their top five finishing spots. Culp claimed the win by a little less than a second.
An elated Culp was quite honest in victory lane.
“(Brian) Rickman screwed up when he crashed me, because that just pissed me off, and I started racing a lot harder,” said Culp. “My front end was toed-out bad after that, and I couldn’t restart very well at all. I’m sure that made for some exciting racing for the fans, but man it was a handful for me.” The personable racer, concluded by saying, “I know that Bub (McCool) has a lot of fans here at Greenville, but hopefully tonight I made some.”
This concludes the 2015 season for Greenville Speedway. Keep your browser locked to www.GreenvilleSpeedway.net for information on the 2016 season.
Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series
9th Annual Harlow’s Casino Gumbo Nationals
Feature Results (75 Laps)
1) Timothy Culp (Prattsville, AR)
2) Josh Putnam (Florence, AL)
3) Bub McCool (Vicksburg, MS)
4) Ray Moore (Haughton, LA)
5) Chad Thrash (Meridian, MS)
6) Allen Tippen (Minden, LA)
7) Hunter Rasdon (Jonesboro, AR)
8) B.J. Robinson (Shreveport, LA)
9) Kyle Cummings (Sibley, LA)
10) Garrett Alberson (Las Cruces, NM)
11) Brett White (Kosciusko, MS)
12) Tanner Kellick (Merouge, LA)
13) Eric Cooley (Fulton, MS)
14) Brian Rickman (Columbus, MS)
15) Jack Sullivan (Greenbrier, AR)
16) Clay Fisher (Dewitt, AR)
17) Ronnie Adams (Greenwood, LA)
18) Tommy Surrett (North Little Rock, AR)
19) Billy Moyer Jr. (Batesville, AR)
20) Neil Baggett (Shannon, MS)
21) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth (Northport, AL)
22) Tyler Erb (New Waverly, TX)
23) Rick Rickman (Columbus, MS)
24) Robert Baker (Bryant, AR)
Group A Qualifying Fast Time: Mark Tice (15.852 seconds)
Group B Qualifying Fast Time & Overall Fast Time: Brian Rickman (15.560 seconds)
Heat Race #1 (Top Four Finishers Transfer to Feature): Kyle Cummings, Hunter Rasdon, Ray Moore, Tanner Kellick, BJ Robinson, Mark Dodson, Mark Tice, Brett White, Robert Baker, Tyler Erb, Duke Palasini
Heat Race #2 (Top Four Finishers Transfer to Feature): Brian Rickman, Eric Cooley, Jack Sullivan, Chad Thrash, Doug Showah, Troy Berdan, Bo Gordon, Chris Smith, Paul Jones, Tommy Surrett
Heat Race #3 (Top Four Finishers Transfer to Feature): Bub McCool, Garrett Alberson, Josh Putnam, Neil Baggett, Kyle Beard, Ashley Newman, Cale Finley, Lew Lyles, David Carpenter, Jason Michau
Heat Race #4 (Top Four Finishers Transfer to Feature): Timothy Culp, Billy Moyer Jr., Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Allen Tippen, Clay Fisher, Ronnie Adams, Jonathan Rowan, Mike Harris, Bubba Harrison
B-Main #1 (Top Three Finishers Transfer to Feature): B.J. Robinson, Tyler Erb, Robert Baker, Kyle Beard, Ashley Newman, Mark Tice, Rick Rickman, Brett White, Cale Finley, Mark Dodson, Jason Michau
B-Main #2 (Top Three Finishers Transfer to Feature): Clay Fisher, Ronnie Adams, Tommy Surrett, Jonathan Rowan, Troy Berdan, Bo Gordon, Doug Showah, Bubba Harrison, Scott Abraham, Mike Harris, Paul Jones