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Mission & History

The Mid South Racing Association (MSRA) was formed in 2006, and began operation in 2007.   Several Arkansas touring racers had expressed interest in being able to run their late models closer to home.  Chris Ellis was listening, and he went to work on putting together a series.  He signed up his own track, Poinsett County Raceway, and was soon on the phone with track owners he had worked with before (Southwest Arkansas, Batesville Motor Speedway, and 67 Speedway).  They joined in, and along with Poplar Bluff Speedway, Tri-State, and I-30 Speedway, a series was born. 
 
Chris Ellis, MSRA Director of Competion, states, "It is our goal to provide quality regional late model racing to the fans and tracks of the mid-south.  In doing so, we will provide mid-south promoters an affordable series which is financially attractive to the racers, fans, and the tracks." 

The series' popularity has skyrocketed in its four years of existance.  Tracks participating have increased each year, and the number of racers participating has grown. Over the first two seasons, twenty-two different drivers have accumulated wins in highly competitive racing.   Joey Mack of Benton, Missouri claimed the Series Championship in 2007 and 2008, while upstart driver, Billy Moyer Jr., was the 2009 O'Reilly MSRA Champion. In 2010 veteran racer, Bill Frye claimed the title.

The 2011 and 2012 seasons both saw insanely tight point's battles that weren't determined until the final lap of the final race with Brandon Smith scoring the first title and Mitchell the victor in 2012.

The 2013 season saw multi-time, runner-up Kyle Beard finally get over the hump as he claimed the CCSDS title by a convincing margin.

In 2014 Kyle Beard became a two-time champion after out-battling Tommy Surrett and Clay Fisher for the title.

The 2015 campaign found Jack Sullivan make his first-run at a series title, and he would be successful in his venture. He held off a hard-charging Kyle Beard to nab the championship.

The 2016 season literally came down to the final lap of the final event. Jack Sullivan edged Hunter Rasdon by just three points to take the championship. Kyle Beard rounded out the Top 3 in the final standings.

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Top 10 - 2016
POS DRIVER
WINS
TOTAL
GAP
1 Jack Sullivan
3
2387
2 Hunter Rasdon
5
2384
-3
3 Kyle Beard
1
2342
-45
4 Jonathan Rowan
2020
-367
5 Austin Theiss
1998
-389
6 Mason Oberkramer
1912
-475
7 Chandler Petty
1835
-552
8 David Payne
1769
-618
9 Brandon Wilson
1599
-788
10 Wendell Wallace
1
1559
-828
11 Clay Fisher
1521
-866
12 Jon Mitchell
1263
-1124
13 Gavin Landers
1260
-1127
14 Garrett Alberson
1
1194
-1193
15 Tommy Surrett
993
-1394
16 Brandon Smith
906
-1481
17 Larry Campbell
816
-1571
18 Kyle Cummings
790
-1597
19 Timothy Culp
751
-1636
20 Allen Tippen
742
-1645

Top 10 - 2015
Pos Driver Behind
1    Jack Sullivan Leader
2    Kyle Beard -88
3    Gavin Landers (R) -312
4    Tommy Surrett -377
5    Shannon Scott -438
6    David Payne -591
7    Clay Fisher -593
8    Chandler Petty -678
9    Brandon Smith -914
10    BJ Robinson -924

Top 10 - 2014
Pos Driver Behind
1    Kyle Beard Leader
2    Tommy Surrett -30
3    Clay Fisher -58
4    Brandon Smith -104
5    Shannon Scott -170
6    Rick Hearnsberger -176
7    David Payne -456
8    Lynn Beach -510
9    Kody Mea -558
10    Jack Sullivan -705
11    Chandler Petty -993
12    Keith Craft -1077
13    Joseph Long -1131
14    Wendell Wallace -1264
15    Josh Hughes -1412
16    Jason Hughes -1456
17    Gavin Landers -1482
18    Shane Harris -1574
19    Timothy Culp -1630
20    Ashley Newman -1656

Top 10 - 2013
1    Kyle Beard Leader
2    Ashley Newman -159
3    Chandler Petty -197
4    Clay Fisher -254
5    Tommy Surrett -321
6    Lynn Beach -454
7    Brandon Smith -501
8    Jon Kirby -572
9    Joseph Long -671
10    Jon Mitchell -690
11    Ross Camponovo -726
12    Kody Mea -741
13    Keith Craft -748
14    Robert Baker -819
15    Jack Sullivan -883

Top 10 - 2012
1    Jon Mitchell Leader
1    Brandon Smith -0
3    Jon Kirby -152
4    Curtis Cook -443
5    Robert Baker -524
6    Keith Lawson -580
7    Chandler Petty -614
8    Kyle Beard -617
9    Tommy Surrett -721
10    Kenneth Jackson -825
11    Gary Christian -893
12    Billy Moyer Jr. -1111
-    Johnny Virden -1111
14    Clay Fisher -1312
15    Jack Sullivan -1361

Top 10 - 2011
1    Brandon Smith 2344.00 Leader
2    Kyle Beard 2308.00 -36
3    Jon Mitchell 2194.00 -150
4    Jon Kirby 2165.00 -179
5    Curtis Cook 2114.00 -230
6    Johnny Virden 2011.00 -333
7    Shane Harris 1860.00 -484
8    Ian Samuals 1775.00 -569
9    Dewaine Hottinger 1692.00 -652
10    Keith Lawson 1641.00 -703

Top 10- 2009
1    Billy Moyer Jr. 2072 0
2    Jeff Floyd 1969 -103
3    Kyle Beard 1962 -110
4    Jon Mitchell 1856 -216
5    Jon Kirby 1852 -220
6    Dewaine Hottinger 1761 -311
7    Gary Christian 1648 -424
8    Ray Moore 1584 -488
9    Austin Rettig 1579 -493
10    Michael Murphree 1528 -544

Top 10- 2008
1
Joey Mack
1772
0
2
Jeff Floyd
1754
-18
3
Jon Kirby
1573
-199
4
Billy Moyer, Jr.
1524
-248
5
Kyle Beard
1496
-276
6
Dewaine Hottinger
1307
-465
7
Randy Mitchell
1301
-471
8
Jeff Sloan
1032
-740
9
Jordan Jones
903
-869
10
Jeff Wells, Jr. 
746
-1026

Top 10 2007
1 Joey Mack
1795
0
2 Jeff Floyd
1770
-25
3 Dusty Johnston
1698
-97
4 Billy Moyer, Jr.
1694
-101
5 Jordan Jones
1602
-193
6 Billy Peden
1583
-212
7 Carl Thomas
1558
-237
8 Kyle Beard
1157
-638
9 Jon Mitchell
918
-877
10 John Kirby
815
-980

WINS (includes co-sanctions)
Wendell Wallace
15
Billy Moyer Jr. 10
Bill Frye
8
Kyle Beard
7
Billy Moyer, Jr. 
7
Jack Sullivan
6
Jesse Stovall
6
Billy Moyer
6
Dusty Johnston
4
Ray Moore
4
Jeff Floyd
3
Dane Dacus
3
Jeff Taylor
3
Morgan Bagley 3
Jon Mitchell
3
Joey Mack
2
Billy James, Jr.
2
Jon Kirby
2
Brandon Smith
2
Curtis Cook 2
Jeff Chanler
1
Terry Phillips
1
Eric Turner
1
Jamie Dacus
1
Kevin Sitton
1
Michael Murphree
1
Kenny Merchant
1
Kelly Boen
1
Austin Rettig
1
Allen Murray
1
RC Whitwell
1
Rodney Melvin
1
Robert Baker 1
Johnny Virden 1

Tracks Raced
Crowley's Ridge Raceway Paragould, AR
Jackson Motor Speedway Byram, MS
Magnolia Motor Speedway Columbus, MS
Outlaw Motor Speedway Oktaha, OK
I-30 Speedway Little Rock, AR
Poinsett County Raceway Harrisburg, AR
Beebe Speedway Beebe, AR
Poplar Bluff Speedway Poplar Bluff, MO
Malden Speedway Malden, Mo
Lucas Oil Speedway Wheatland, MO
West Plains Speedway West Plains, MO
Monett Speedway Monett, MO
Batesville Motor Speedway Batesville, AR
Riverside International Speedway West Memphis, AR
Greenville Speedway Greenville, MS
USA Speedway Sterlington, LA
67 Speedway Texarkana, AR
NEA Harrisburg, AR
Arkansas Motor Speedway Nashville, AR
Drew County Speedway Monticelllo, AR
Crawford County Speedway Van Buren, AR
Boothill Speedway Boothill, LA
Diamond Park Speedway Nashville, AR
Tri State Speedway Pocola, OK
Thunderbird Speedway Muskogee, OK
Camden Speedway Camden, TN
Corinth Speedway Corinth, MS