Wing goes for second straight victory

By By Steve Swogetinsky/special to The Star
July 23, 2004
Rodney Wing of Meridian will try to make it two wins in a row at the Magnolia Motor Speedway on Saturday night when he enters the Majestic Metal Southern Showdown Late Model race.
Wing won the Governor's Cup on June 19, which was the first race held at the new Magnolia Motor Speedway dirt track, located in Columbus.
The Magnolia Motor Speedway runs monthly with big prize money for the winners.
This weekend, the Late Model Division will pay $5,000 to the winner. The first-place prize in the other divisions are large as well Modifieds $1,500, Street Stocks $800, Mini Stocks $800, Late Model Stocks $600 and Cruisers $500.
Qualifying will be tonight for all divisions, and the feature races are slated for Saturday night. Pit gates open at 4 p.m., and the grandstands open at 5 p.m.
The Magnolia Motor Speedway is a 3/8th-mile dirt track, 85-feet wide. It is located off Highway 82 West. For more information, call the speedway office at 662-328-0376.
Regular races at Queen City
For those racing fans not interested in driving to Columbus, the Queen City Speedway will be running a full slate of races Saturday night.
There will also be bicycle races this weekend for the kids. The time trials begin after a drivers meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Good luck and bad luck for Wing
Wing went from first to last in one weekend as he continued to compete in the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series.
Last Friday night, Wing started fifth but went on to win the MSCCS race that was held at the North Alabama Speedway near Huntsville, Ala.
He was looking good last Saturday night when he won the pole for the MSCCS race held at Columbus. But before the first lap was finished, something broke in the rear of his car and the night was over.
Wing is currently in third place in the MSCCS standings, but he is 231 points behind leader Scott Slay of Clinton. Dennis Duncan is in second place with 1,536 points.
James Dean of Chunky fared well in the MSCCS last weekend. The "Wild Child" finished seventh on Friday night in Alabama and 11th in Columbus.
The top 15 MSCCS standings are as follows: 1. Scott Slay 1,631 2. Dennis Duncan 1,536, 3. Rodney Wing 1,400, 4. Chris Wall 1,392, 5. Phillip Cooper 1,164, 6. James Dean 1,125, 7. Marty Hardy 1,000, 8. David Breazeale 924, 9. Mike Boland 920, 10. Randy Little 835, 11. Jason Cliburn 745, 12. David Molpus 715, 13. Keith Miller 710, 14. Anthony Rushing 708, 15. Josh Fuller 525.
Boland wins in Florida
Mike Boland of Cuba, Ala., picked up a first-place finish in the Derek Henley Memorial Race that was held Milton, Fla. The 44-lap race paid $4,400.
Boland will be competing at the Magnolia Motor Speedway this weekend. The following weekend, he will be running in Pike County, and then plans a trip to Kilgore, Texas, on Aug. 7 to run in the Armadillo Nationals, which will pay $5,000 to the winner.
Causeyville Go-Kart racing results
Wayne Sessions took first place Saturday night in the Stock Heavy Division at the Causeyville Raceway.
John Hutchinson placed second followed by Steven Creel.
Larame Townsend took the Stock Medium division race, while the Stock Lite Division checkered flag went to Kenny McMillan. Clint McCombs won the Outlaw Division race.
James Ware won the Junior Stock Division. Alex Walton won the Rookie Purple Division, while Chris White won the Rookie Blue Division.

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