Gumbo Nationals 2008

Racing fans living in Mississippi will want to start preparing themselves for the 2008 Gumbo Nationals. This great annual event has something for everyone and will keep even the most hard-core auto racing fans entertained. The race will take place at Greenville Speedway on the ¼ mile Gumbo clay oval track.The two-night racing event will see more than 400 laps take place in five different racing divisions as drivers compete for the $40,000 that will be awarded as prize money. Racing drivers from as many as ten different states have already entered themselves in the Greenville race. The main races to take place during the course of the weekend are the United Sprint Car Series Outlaw Thunder Tour, which is sponsored by 750 horsepower 1300 pound O’Reilly Auto Parts, complete with winged sprint outlaw cars and the three-wheelin’ 750 horsepower Super Late Models. Friday night will see the drivers competing for a top spot on the grid with time trial qualifiers and head-to-head qualifiers. Then all will return on Saturday to compete not only in the 40-Lap main event finales (both divisions), but also in the B-Mains and the Dash races. The top prize for the event is $4,400, while the drivers racing in the “Halloween Havoc” Super Late Model Showdown will stand the chance of winning $4,000.

But that’s not all. The Greenville Speedway will also be playing host to the Rislone USCS Modified Series during the course of the weekend, with a full program of action prepared for modified fans. Competitors in this series will also run qualifying races and time trials on Friday and come back on Saturday night for the grand finale. The top prize for the Rislone USCS Modifieds is $2,500. The Gumbo Nationals Championship races are expected to have an excellent response with massive turn-outs. Already pre-entries have been received for both the Street Stock and Mini Stock divisions and competitors for these divisions will be competing for $1,000. The Gumbo Nationals will be taking place from October 31 – November 1 and are not to be missed. Those that really enjoy making the most of the event will be happy to know that there is also a special practice session scheduled for October 30. So book now and get ready for a great weekend of racing action!

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