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September 17th, 2014

8th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 2nd-4th at Greenville Speedway

Greenville, Mississippi (09/17/14) – In less than two weeks it will be time to set the gumbo on fire as the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals will come to life at Greenville Speedway (Greenville, Mississippi) on October 2nd-4th, 2014.

Each and every year the event continues to grow with more cars and more fans, and for 2014 the Super Late Model purse has grown by over $10,000 as it will now boast a total payout in excess of $40,000 for the Mississippi State Championship Challenge Series (MSCCS) Super Late Model competitors. The finale will be headlined by a $10,000-to-win/$1,000-to-start, 75 lap feature, which marks the richest event in the facilities history. 

8th 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

On Thursday, October 2nd an Open Practice Session will be held.  Friday, October 3rd will see qualifying as well as heat race action contested for the MSCCS Super Late Model division.  Saturday night, October 4th 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. Veteran NeSmith tech man, Thomas McReynolds will be on hand to tech the NeSmith Crate Late Model competitors for this event.

Also on the program for the weekend will be the Street Stocks battling for $1,000-to-win/$125-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.

In total over $70,000 will be distributed during the huge event. Complete payouts for all divisions may be found by Clicking Here .

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 .

September 14th, 2014 - Results and Points are posted from Saturday night's event. Greenville Speedway will now take a two week break before returning to action with the 8th Annual Gumbo Nationals on October 2nd-4th. Detials will be released in the next week, so please check back often.

February 12th, 2014 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Mississippi is the latest addition ot the MSR Mafia and has launched a brand-new website at

The racey, 1/4 mile oval is preparing for a big 2014 season that will be headlined by a strong docket of specials accompanied by a host of the track's trademark, highly-competitive weekly shows.

The 2014 season opens on Saturday, April 26th with a cookout and playday. The following Saturday, May 3rd the season kicks off with a bang as the P&W Sales Southern United Professional Racers (SUPR) Super Late Models roll into town for a $2,000-to-win that will be accompanied by a full compliment of weekly racing series divisions.