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State Championship Challenge coming soon to Queen City Speedway

By By Ryan Satcher / staff writer
June 27, 2002
The Queen City Speedway will host the Mississippi State Championship Challenge on Saturday night.
The series travels around the state and the time has come for the series to come to Meridian. There will also be the regular races with Pure Street, Mini, Pro Street, Modifieds and two-person cruisers competing.
There is $2,500 to won in the feature race. The pit gate willl open and 4 p.m. with the admission cost of $25. The grandstand gate will open up at 5 p.m and will have a $15 admission.
The United Dirt Track Racing Association body rules will apply in the race. The engines will be weighed after the race and no burnoff is allowed. 2,300 pound open motors will be the limit and 2,200 pound SUPR Spec Legal motors, SAS Spec Legal motors and all steel motors will be allowed.
All of the drivers that enter the race will receive 25 points. Heat races will also award points. First will be 10 points the points will drop by oneeach position from there. A win in the feature will be a 20-point bonus.
The drivers will draw for positions in the heat race. The number of heat races will be determined by how many entries there are.
The top 16 or so starting positions will be determined by the finish of the heat races. The other starting positions will be determined by consolation races.
Mike Boland comes into the race leading the series. He has 1279 points as of June 21. Scott Slay is in second with 961 points while Trevor Boyd rounds out the top three with 938 points.
The series was at Columbus Speedway last week in a double points race. After Saturday's race the series will move to race at Hattiesburg Speedway on July 3.
The Queen City Speedway will continue with regular races for the next two weeks after the Mississipi State Championship Challenge leaves. Then on July 20 there will be regular races plus special events for the kids. Then July 27, the regular races will be held along with Cajun Sprints.
For more information on the race or future races, call Charles Thrash at 482-5251 or 485-0201 on race day.

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