MS Super Street Showdown

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Mississippi Street Stock Series

Richie "Rocketman" Stephens dominates "Battle of The States" 

Rain threatened all week to put an end to the Battle of the States at Whynot Motorsports Park, but owner Rodney Wing said rain is going away and we are racing! Wing made the call to race and over 150 racecars from all over the South made the pull to race #1 on the schedule for the Mississippi Street Stock Series for 2015.  


50 Heavy metal street stock cars signed in for the nights event. In hot laps it looked as if the track was going to be fast and racy, but as the night went on, all the rain made the racing surface a little rough, but we thank Rodney Wing for taking the chance and allowing the race to go on. 


As the cars took the track for qualifying, it was the Eaton Clinic, Bright Performance, Fetterly Auto, Amory Powder Coating, 602 powered #82 of Coker, Alabama driver Trey Bright. Columbus, MS driver Shay Knight would take the 2nd spot with Richie Stephens from Salem, AL taking 3rd. The top 8 locked in for the main event, 4th-8th were, Lee Ray, Mike Ladner, Brooks Strength, Joseph Richburg and Dwayne Estes.


4 MSSS Heat races would be on tap with the top 4 making the feature event and all others going to the trailer. Heat race #1 would see MSSS regular, Brandon Leftwich in the #777 taking the win with the #93 of Stacy Robinson 2nd. Bubba Trotter would 3 wheel the #02 from the rear for 3rd and Bonham, TX driver Gary Wiliams. Heat #2 was won by Shelby Williams from Bonham, TX in the #82 followed by Garrett McDonald, Kindall Keating and Mike Palmiter. Meridian, MS driver Jeffrey Walker too Heat #3 with FL driver Brenden Harris, Chip Joes and Jason Jarrell. Heat #4 was won by Mr. Smooth Kevin Whittington with Michael Williams, Wayne Medders and Sam Maxie.


The field was now set for a 30 lap battle in the Mississippi Street Stock Series. As the green flag waved, Trey Bright took the lead going into turn one with Richie Stephens in tow. After a caution, on the restart something broke in the #7 ride of Shay Knight and it sent him into a very fast barrel roll at the entrance to turn 1. Several cars would receive damage in the accident but Knight emergered from the car unharmed. When the race resumed after the red flag, Several laps into the next run, Stephens seemed to find something as he drove under the #83 of Trey Bright to take the lead. Stephens would continue to stretch out his lead and go on to take the First checkered flag for the 2015 season at Whynot Motorsports Park and the Mississippi Street Stock Series. The "Rocketman" was driving the Jarod and Jason Harrison owned #69 sponsored by Lovestuffonline.com, Rocketman Race Cars and Twisted Images. Trey Bright held on for 2nd in his Eaton Clinic #82 Dodge Charger. Lee Ray from Columbus, MS would hold on for 3rd in the ACE Portable Buildings, Glenns Steak and Seafood, Rent a Space Climate Controlled Storage and Bright Performance. 


Once again we thank Rodney and Cassie Wing along with the staff of Whynot Motorsports Park for their support of the MSSS and for a great race night!


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