Whynot Motorsports Park Host Hotels

Holiday Inn in Meridian, Mississippi has signed on to be the official host hotel of Whynot Motorsports Park!

Their address is 100 N. Frontage Rd Meridian, MS. The phone number is 601-693-0160. Racers and fans ask for the Whynot Motorsports Park rate, which is $89 per night.

Please support Holiday Inn in Meridian for all your hotel needs and be sure to mention Whynot Motorsports Park, when booking to receive the special rate.
Tru by Hilton is a great sponsor of Whynot Motorsports Park.

The hotel address is 519 Azalea Drive, Meridian, MS 39301. The phone number is 601-531-4100 offers a Whynot Motorsports Park rate, which is $83 per night.

Click Here to visit the hotel website, and please be sure to mention Whynot Motorsports Park, when booking to receive the special rate.

October 25, 2020 - Whynot Motorsports Park Wraps Up 2020 Season; Prepartions Underway for 2021
Whynot Motorsports Park has wrapped up the 2020 season. Thanks for everyone's great support.

We have already begun preparations for the 2021 season. Please check back often for the latest updates.

October 24, 2020 - Dennis Erb Jr. Pockets $15,000 in Fall Classic
By Robert Holman
DirtonDirt.com weekend editor

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Dennis Erb Jr. couldn’t remember how many times he’d tried to win the Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot Motorsports Park. He only knew that he’d been close more than once. Just how close had the Carpentersville, Ill., driver come in 10 previous starts?

He was the 2011 runner-up, finished third in 2017, was fourth last year and twice — ’15-’16 — finished fifth. Twice Erb also won his preliminary heat race (2015 and 2017) and twice he had led a few laps early in the 100-lapper, ’15 and ’17 again. He was also the overall fast qualifier in 2017.

On Saturday Erb put all the near misses behind him as he led 70 laps — including the final 34 — to win the 26th annual Coors Light Fall Classic, becoming the event’s 12th different winner in the last 12 races. He led on three occasions, taking the lead for good when Tyler Erb (no relation) of New Waverly, Texas, slowed with a broken lift bar just before completing lap 67.

Outdistancing fourth-starting Cade Dillard of Robeline, La., by 2.049 seconds, Erb Jr. earned $15,000 for his third overall victory of the season. Sixth-starting Spencer Hughes of Meridian, improved three positions to finish third, while Dane Dacus of Lakeland, Tenn., the event’s fast qualifier, finished fourth after starting fifth. Eleventh-starting Jason Hiett of Oxford, Ala., completed the top five.

Twice Erb Jr. led in the first 50 laps only to let his lead get away. But both times he was in the right spot to capitalize when he needed to. He led the first 21 circuits before giving way to Dillard in traffic. After reclaiming the lead from Dillard on a lap-35 restart, Erb Jr. led the next 15 laps before giving way to Tyler Erb as they completed lap 51. But as Erb Jr. stalked Tyler Erb in traffic on lap 66, Tyler Erb slowed suddenly in turn four and pulled up the track, handing the lead back to Erb Jr.

“It’s hard when you’re up front and then you get passed there,” Erb Jr. said. “The race is still long. We were early into the race, so I wasn’t really too worried about it. I knew as long as I could run with everybody, I would be alright. The car was good and when I needed to go, I could push on a little longer.”

Erb Jr. took his initial lead from his outside front row starting spot, pulling ahead of polesitter Michael Arnold of Hattiesburg, Miss., on the opening lap. Dillard quickly got by Arnold as well, never letting Erb Jr. get too far ahead early. He was there to grab the lead as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series regulars sliced through traffic.

“We were really good through the beginning there and the middle,” Dillard said. “We just got really free about halfway on and just didn’t have nothing for (Erb Jr.) after that. We’re just gonna have to do some homework and see if we can figure out why. This has happened on several different occasions and it doesn’t seem to be tire related. We’re just gonna have to do some work and see if we can’t get better on these long races.”

With the departure of Tyler Erb on lap 66, Dillard was third behind Hughes and Erb Jr. He managed to slip by Hughes, but could no longer keep pace with Erb Jr., who pulled away to lead by as much as a straightaway late in the distance.

“I didn’t have a really good car (late in the race), so I didn’t think I would even be able to run second,” said Dillard. “I just found the rubber before Spencer did. That’s kinda the only way I was able to get by him. (Hughes) had a good car. If he would’ve found the rubber before me, that’s where he would’ve finished. It’s frustrating to have such a good car early on and not finish at all, but we’re definitely happy with second. Dennis was really fast tonight, so congrats to him. We’ll just build from it and go on.”

Erb Jr. led by as much as three seconds over the final 34 laps. His only scare came while negotiating lapped traffic with about 15 laps to go as a gaggle of cars got together in turn two, forcing the leader to take evasive action.

“I was just trying to keep an eye out in front of us there,” said Erb Jr. “I knew there was a pack right there so when I seen that I made a quick right hand turn to get up the hill a little bit and get out of the way. You just gotta watch for all that stuff. You never know what’s going to happen.”

After that, Erb Jr. settled in behind 11th-running Rick Rickman of Columbus, Miss., and stayed in line to close out the race.

“I knew I had a decent lead. (Crew chief) Heather (Lyne) was up there (signaling) and I knew that we were gonna be alright just like that, so there was no reason to push the issue,” the winner said. “I was trying to just drive it out and not hurt a tire or anything like that. I knew the racetrack was taking a little rubber there on the bottom and the car was getting tight, so we were just trying to maintain there.”

Feature Finish: 1) Dennis Erb Jr., 2) Cade Dillard, 3) Spencer Hughes, 4) Dane Dacus, 5) Jason Hiett, 6) Michael Arnold, 7) Tanner English, 8) Josh Richards, 9) Chase Junghans, 10) Sam Seawright, 11) Rick Rickman, 12) Joseph Joiner, 13) Dean Carpenter, 14) Billy Franklin, 15) Jamie Elam, 16) Tyler Erb, 17) Billy Moyer, 18) Jonathan Davenport, 19) Klint Byers, 20) Chad Thrash, 21) Mike Marlar, 22) David Breazeale, 23) Brian Rickman, 24) Justin McRee

 


October 11, 2020 - 26th Annual Coors Light Fall Classic, October 22, 23, 24

The 26th annual Coors Light Fall Classic will be held at Whynot Motorsports Park October 22,23 and 24. We are happy to announce that Coors Light distributed by Magnolia Beverage Company in Meridian will return as title sponsor.

The 25TH Annual defending Fall Classic Champions include:
• Ashton Winger – Super Late Models
• Evan Ellis - Crate Late Models
• Noah Daspit - Open Wheel Modifieds
• Chad Thrash - Street Stock
• John Johnson – Factory Stocks
• Tyler Burgess – 602 Late Model

This year’s event will pay the following:
• Super Late Models
• Friday-Qualifying and heat races with heat races paying $75 to drivers that do not transfer to the A-Main
• Saturday - $15,000 to win $800 to start main event. Non-Qualifiers race $1,000 to win $125 to start
$125 Entry Fee @ Registration
Plus, Transponder fee

• Crate Late Models: $2,500 to win
Crate Late Models
$100 Entry Fee at registration, plus transponder fee

• Open Wheel Modifieds: $2,000 to win
$75 Entry Fee at registration, plus transponder fee

• MS Street Stocks Series: $2,000 to win
$75 Entry Fee at registration, plus transponder fee

• Factory Stock - $1,000 to win
• $20 Entry Fee at registration, plus transponder fee

Racing Friday and Saturday
• 602 Late Model - $1,000 to win
• $20 Entry Fee at registration, plus transponder fee
RACING Friday and Saturday
• All Local Division rules may be found at www.whynotmotorsportpark.com
• $25 – ATV’S, GOLF CARTS, side-by-side, Pit Bikes ETC

FORMAT:
• Thursday
Open Practice 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Pit Gate Opens @ 2:00
Grand Stand Admission – FREE
Pit Entrance - $20
3 – Day Pit Pass $85

• Friday
2:00 Pit Gate Opens
5:00 Grandstand Gate Opens
6:30 Drivers Meeting
Super Late Model
Qualifying AND Heat Races,
Local Division Qualifying and/or Heat Races - Not Necessarily in this order
Crate Late Model
Street Stocks
Open Wheel Modifieds
Factory Stock
602 Crate Late Models
Pit Entrance: $35 Adults Children 6 – 10 $20 Children 5 & Under Free
G/S Admission: $20 – Adults Children 6-10 - $5 Children 5 & Under Free
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• Saturday
11:00 – Pit Gate Opens
11:00 – Grand Stand Opens
4:00 – Driver’s Meeting
4:30 – Hot Laps with Racing to Follow
B-Mains (Last Chance) Races as needed for all divisions.
FEATURE RACES: Not Necessarily in this order
Super Late Models – B-Mains, Main Event and Non-Qualifiers Race
Crate Late Model
Street Stocks
Open Wheel Modifieds
Factory Stock
602 Late Models
Pit Entrance: $40 Adults Children 6 – 10 $20 Children 5 & Under Free
G/S Admission: $25 – Adults Children 6-10 - $10 Children 5 & Under Free

Whynot Motorsports Park is located in Meridian, MS at 4773 J.W Reynolds Rd. Take Butler, AL (Hwy19S) exit off of I20/59. Information may also be found at whynotmotorsportspark.com or you may contact Charles Thrash at 601-917-2335 Jannie Thrash (601) 486-3410 Rodney Wing 601-527-0084 or the track phone is 601-644-3010.


August 3, 2020 - Southern Street Stock Nationals, August 12-15
Crate Racin USA 8th Annual Southern Street Stock Nationals - Presented by Strength Roofing & Siding
August 12th-15th
Whynot Motorsports Park - Meridian, Mississippi

- Wednesday August 12th -
• Open Practice All Classes

- Thursday August 13th -
• Street Stock Qualifying Night 1
Top 72 Qualifiers will run a Qualifier Feature
• 3 - $500 to win ( Full Payback ) Qualifier Features
• $500 to win Hot Shots
• $1500 to win Crate Racin USA 604 Late Models

• Open Practice After Thursday Program

- Friday August 14th -
• Street Stock Qualifying Night 2
Top 72 Qualifiers will run a Qualifier Feature
• 3 -$500 to win ( Full Payback ) Qualifier Features

*** All entered cars from Street Stock Qualifying Night 1 & 2 will be placed in Alphabet Soup Elimination Features
*** Street Stocks may choose to use Qualifying 1 or 2 or both . If a Street Stock chooses to qualify on Thursday night and wants to qualify again on Friday night , they will have to forfeit their finish from Thursday night completely . Another entry fee will also have to be paid to qualify again

• Street Stock Alphabet Soup Elimination Features
• Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge Qualifying
• Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge Heat Races

• BIGGEST PIT PARTY IN THE SOUTH with Shady Brady Sponsored by Brady's Heating And Cooling

• Open Practice After Friday Night Program

- Saturday Night August 15th -
• Street Stock Non Qualifiers Features $500 to win ( Full Payback ) ( A Main Optional Provisionals )
• Top 12 Street Stock Pole Dash
• 5 Wide Salute to the Fans ( Bring State Flags )
• $5151 to win $400 to start Street Stock A Main - Starting 36 cars 3 WIDE ( Topless Optional )
• Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge B Mains
• Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge Non Qualifier Feature $400 to win ( Full Payback ) ( A Main Optional Provisional ) *Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge must have 70+ entries for Non Qualifier Feature
• $5151 to win $351 to start Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge - Starting 30 cars
• Crate Racin USA 602 Sportsman $1000 to win
• UMP / USRA Open Wheel Modifieds $1200 to win

To Pre Enter or get Reserved Pit Parking please call Phillip Hathcock at 205-965-3070

For weekend camping with hookups please call Rodney Wing at 601-527-0084

July 27, 2020 - Prelude to the Southern Street Stock Nationals, August 1
This Saturday, August 1 at Whynot Motorsports Park, the Prelude to the Southern Street Stock Nationals!

$700 to win Street Stock
Topless Optional, SSSN A MAIN PROVISIONAL - Highest finishing car who doesn’t make SSSN A Main

$500 to win Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge
*RUN YOUR TRACK RULES with exceptions, Topless Optional , SSSN A MAIN PROVISIONAL- Highest finishing car who doesn’t make SSSN A Main

PLUS Southern Outlaw Midgets, Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, 602 Late Model Sportsman, Factory Stocks (May run both races if you meet Whynot Factory Stock rules), and Hot Shots

LAST POINTS EVENT FOR 2020 !
KIDS BIKE AND POWER WHEEL RACES - At intermission

Drivers Meeting 6pm
Hot Laps 6:30pm
Racing 7pm

Grandstand Admission
$15 Adults
$5 Kids 6-12
FREE Kids 5 and under

Pit Admission
$35 Adults
$15 Kids 6-12
FREE Kids 5 and under

July 27, 2020 - Prelude to the Southern Street Stock Nationals, August 1
This Saturday, August 1 at Whynot Motorsports Park, the Prelude to the Southern Street Stock Nationals!

$700 to win Street Stock
Topless Optional, SSSN A MAIN PROVISIONAL - Highest finishing car who doesn’t make SSSN A Main

$500 to win Factory Stock / Pure Stock Challenge
*RUN YOUR TRACK RULES with exceptions, Topless Optional , SSSN A MAIN PROVISIONAL- Highest finishing car who doesn’t make SSSN A Main

PLUS Southern Outlaw Midgets, Crate Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, 602 Late Model Sportsman, Factory Stocks (May run both races if you meet Whynot Factory Stock rules), and Hot Shots

LAST POINTS EVENT FOR 2020 !
KIDS BIKE AND POWER WHEEL RACES - At intermission

Drivers Meeting 6pm
Hot Laps 6:30pm
Racing 7pm

Grandstand Admission
$15 Adults
$5 Kids 6-12
FREE Kids 5 and under

Pit Admission
$35 Adults
$15 Kids 6-12
FREE Kids 5 and under


July 20, 2020 - Weekly Racing Series this Saturday, July 25

Whynot Motorsprots Park will return to action this Saturday, July 25 with a Weekly Racing Series program for all classes.

Gates Open 4pm
Drivers Meeting 6pm
Racing 7pm

•604 Crate Late Models
•Open Wheel Modifieds
•Street Stocks
•602 Late Model Sportsman
•Factory Stock
•Hot Shot

Grandstand Admission:
Adults $15
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids 5 and under FREE


July 6, 2020 - MS Street Stock Series, Souther Outlaw Midgets, Plus Weekly Racing Series on Saturday, July 11
A huge night of racing is on deck for Whynot Motorsports Park this Saturday, July 11. The night will be highlighted by a $1,000-to-win event for the Mississippi Street Stock Series - Presented by Trak-Star Race Cars and the Southern Outlaw Midgets.

Also in action :
Crate Racin USA 604 Late Models
Open Wheel Modifieds
Crate Racin USA 602 Sportsman
Factory Stocks
Hot Shots

Drivers meeting 6pm
Hot laps 6:30pm
Racing 7pm


June 7, 2020 - Weekly Racing Returns to Whynot Motorsports Park this Saturday, June 13

Whynot Motorsprots Park will return to action this Saturday, June 13 with a Weekly Racing Series program for all classes.

Gates Open 4pm
Drivers Meeting 6pm
Hot Laps 6:30pm
Racing 7pm

•604 Crate Late Models
•Open Wheel Mods
•Street Stocks
•602 Sportsman
•Factory Stock
•Hot Shot

Grandstand Admission:
Adults $15
Kids 6-12 $5
Kids 5 and under FREE




May 30, 2020 - Strength Roofing & Siding Presents the Return of Saturday Night Thunder at Whynot Motorsports Park

Whynot Motorsports Park returned to racing on Saturday night, May 30 with a Weekly Racing Series event presented by Strength Roofing & Siding. Cliff Ross (604 Late Models), Chad Thrash, (Street Stock), Gregg Hollingsworth (Open Wheel Modified), Tody Ratcliff (602 Sportsman), Trevor Yates (Factory Stock) and Dale Johnson (Hot Shot) claimed feature win. For complete results, click here.


May 15, 2020 - 2020 Racing Season Still on Hold

The 2020 season at Whynot Motorsports Park remains on hold.

We are conintuing to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC.

Updates will be provided on future events as soon as they become available.


April 29, 2020 - Racing for Saturday, May 2 Canceled

After initially be approved by local officials, the state government will not permit racing on Saturday, May 2. We apologize for any inconvenience. We sincerely thank everyone that was willing to help us try to keep racing alive in our area. To all the racers that were signed up to support the track, we sincerely thank you and will always remember your support.

Rodney Wing


April 17, 2020 - April 18 Events at Whynot Motorsports Park Canceled

In response to the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Whynot Motorsports Park has canceled events for Saturday, April 18.

Track officials will continue to closely monitor the situation in coordination with federal, state, local, and public health officials, along with information that is based on guidelines from the CDC. Updates will be provided on future events as soon as they become available.


2020 Season Complete
See Everyone in 2021!