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Racing heavyweights launching SRX racing league in 2021

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Tony Stewart at Watkins Glen International in 2016 (Photo by Zach Catanzareti Photo - tony stewart, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87570209)

Four huge names in auto racing are coming together to launch the new SRX racing league on short tracks in the American heartland.

Tony Stewart is known for his smashmouth racing style. Ray Evernham is a legendary car builder. George Pyne is the former chief operating officer of NASCAR. Sandy Montag is a top agent who has represented some of the top names in the sport. The four have come together to self-fund and form the Superstar Racing Experience and have already secured a multi-year broadcast agreement with CBS.

They are currently meeting with potential sponsors.

The broadcasts will run on Saturday nights next summer and will be only two hours in length as opposed to some races that drag on for several hours.

Evernham will design the identical cars, so that there is no competitive mechanical advantage.

Numerous well-known drivers and crew chiefs have reportedly committed to participate in the series.

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PCA player Gage Ashley shines on offense and defense

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Porter’s Chapel Academy football player Gage Ashley led the Eagles in rushing yards and tackles Friday in a conference game against Greenville Christian.

Although the Eagles lost the game 59-0, Ashley still managed to have a good game on both offense and defense.

Ashley carried the ball seven times for 42 yards on offense, and managed to rack up seven tackles and a sack.

Ashley has been shining all season for the Eagles, who are having their best season in over three years.

The Eagles will face Glenbrook this Friday, and Ashley will need another big night to help PCA win to keep their playoff hopes alive.

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Thompson and Riggs top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County

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Warren Central quarterback Kentrick Thompson and Porter’s Chapel Academy quarterback Jace Riggs are the two top quarterbacks in Vicksburg and Warren County as of this week.

Thompson is leading statistically for the two public schools in the Vicksburg area. He has an overall of six touchdowns on the season, and the Vikings remain undefeated.

Riggs, who is in his first season as starting quarterback for the Eagles, is leading for the private schools in the area. He has made seven touchdowns, and PCA maintains a 4-4 record.

Both have stepped up for their teams this year, and each week they continue to improve.

Riggs and PCA will face Glenbrook this Friday at home starting at 7 p.m., and the Vikings have an off week.

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Sims racked up eight tackles in his college debut

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Vicksburg native and Hinds Community College football player Malik Sims made eight tackles in his college football debut Thursday night.

In the game against Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Sims came in second with tackles for the Eagles as they lost 31-24 against the defending national championship team.

Sims was a key player in the game, and he was seen all over the field stopping defenders. He is mostly known for his great tackling ability, which started when he was a Warren Central Viking playing under head coach Josh Morgan.

Sims and the Eagles will be at home this coming Thursday as they face the Jones County CC Bobcats.

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