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Florida Favorites Get Mixed Results Versus The Outlaws

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woolm-ocala-rew_1098.jpgHistory was made on Friday night at Florida's oldest race track as the World of Outlaw Late Models invaded Ocala Speedway for the first time, and the standing room only crowd was thrilled by the extreme racing skills of some of the best dirt late model drivers in the world.  In addition to the !0,000 to win, 50 lap late model show, fans enjoyed fender banging excitement from Ocala's Hobby Stock division, as they battled for $1000 in a 20 lap race.  And winding up the night were Ocala's Mini Stocks, who brought some fresh faces and provided yet another surprise ending to their feature race.

All eyes were on the local favorite, Ivedent Lloyd, as he hit the clay with several other local names and challenged the World of Outlaw Late Models, and the visitors soon discovered that Lloyd is a force to be reckoned with.  Lloyd blistered the clay in qualifying with a fast time of 15.399, and won his heat race handily, placing himself on the pole for the 50 lap A main event.  Tyler Ivey and Christian Augspurger also made it to the big show through time trials and heat races.

The World of Outlaws B main saw Shane Williams transfer to the big race in the 16 car, as well as the 49 of Justin Tilton and the 26W of Dillon Wood.  Jill George, who was back on dirt after her notable upside down slam into the outside wall during the Daytona ARCA event not that long ago, also made her way into the A main.

woolm-ocala-rew_4670.jpgAs the 50 lapper got underway Ivedent Lloyd found himself being mobbed in the opening circuits, finally settling into the 5th spot by lap 10.  Darrell Lanigan's 29 car looked extra strong on the night going straight to the front and remaining there as others battled it out for the rest of the top five.  Tyler Ivey made his way into the 5th spot by lap 20, passing Ivedent Lloyd along the way.

Other Florida favorites were not so lucky in the feature race, including young upstart Christian Augsperger who held his own with the big boys until a flat tire from contact sent him to the pits.  Dillon Wood struggled the entire night, managing to complete 38 of the 50 laps and earning a 20th place finish.  Justin Tilton also struggled, and left when his motor expired on lap 28.  After a tough battle and some impressive moves in the B main to get to the A main race, Shane Williams wound up there 24th place finisher after completing only 16 laps.

In the end it was Darrell Lanigan who rocketed to victory, as the Kentucky based racer collected his $10,000 payoff and some hardware to go with it.  Tim McCreadie finished second, followed by Austin Hubbard in the third spot.  Josh Richards and Chub Frank rounded out the top five.

Tyler Ivey finished highest of any Florida racers, crossing under the checkers in the 7th spot.  Right on his tail was the 21 of Ivedent Lloyd, who came away with the 8th place finish.

Ocala Speedway fans know that when a $1000 cash carrot is dangled in front of a competitive field of Hobby Stocks that there are bound to be some yellow flags, and that prediction played out early in the race.  The first five laps of the scheduled 25 lap feature were marred by cautions as racers scrambled for the cash, but once the field was whittled down by all of the contact the racers settled down to racing instead of wrecking, and provided an exciting event.

Pole sitter Trevor Gamble had battled for the early lead with Grady Christian, but spun into the turn 3 wall on lap 2 and made his exit.  Grady Christian inherited the lead but spun on lap 3, allowing Brian Morgan to enjoy the view from the front.  Right behind him was the 11 of Jody Wells, and Wells was making his intention of leading the race quite clear as he harassed the leader.

woolm-ocala-rew_4742.jpgAfter a caution of lap 10, Wells took advantage on the restart and jumped under Morgan for the lead in turns 1 and 2.  That pass was a race winner, as Jody Wells hung on to claim a well deserved victory and collect $1000 at the payout window.  Patrick Williams battled his way through traffic and claimed the second spot, and made sure that Wells had to fight for his victory in the final laps.  Grady Christian overcame all sorts of misfortunes, plus a heavily damaged race car, to nab the third spot.  Kevin Durden and Brian Morgan finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

The Mini Stocks wrapped up the night of racing with their feature event.  The 9 of Ryan Babcock earned the pole position, but opted to start in the rear, putting defending 2009 Division Champion Paul Combast at the point for the start.  But Combast could not hold the lead as a hard charging Danny Vogel snatched it from him on the opening lap, but a caution reverted the field back to the original starting order putting Combast back in front.  A later incident after the restart saw an incident between Vogel and Dan Kerr, which sent both cars to the rear. 

Paul Combast held the lead until lap 5 when he suddenly looped the car on the backstretch, giving the lead spot to Nick Kerr.  Combast later said that he hit a hole in the track which caused his feet to slip off of the pedals, and as he tried to recover he ended up losing control of the race car.  No caution was thrown, and Combast returned to the race in the third spot.

Nick Kerr collected his second Mini Stock victory in 2010 as Danny Vogel Jr. battled his way back to a second place finish.  Paul Combast settled for third, followed by Blake Spencer and Dan Kerr for fourth and fifth.

Next Friday Ocala Speedway's first Pepsi Wheel of Fortune night will feature the debut of the Open Wheel Modifieds after their opening race was rained out.  It will also be the first outing for Ocala's new Sportsman Division, as well as the Gladiators.  The Hobby Stocks will also be back. 

April 21, 2014

Summerland 2014 Music Festival to play North Central Florida!

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida: Gainesville/Ocala CHR/Top 40 radio station All the Hits Q92 (WMFQ 92.9) announces the Summerland 2014 Music Festival on Sunday June 15th at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The Summerland 2014 Music Festival headliner Everclear, Billboard’s Modern Rock Artists of the Year in 1998 with multiple hit songs including “Santa Monica”, “Father of Mine”, and “Everything to Everyone”, joins Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog, for a family friendly day of affordable entertainment on Father’s Day. “All the Hits Q92 is committed to bringing major national talent to North Central Florida,” says Bill Barr, Director of Programming for Q92. “The Summerland 2014 Music Festival is a perfect fit for our area featuring world class artists and a great family friendly venue for the show!” Barr added, “This show starts at $22… we hope all moms, dads, kids, and grandparents come out to enjoy a day of affordable music! This is just the beginning of our 2014 live concert series right here in our hometown!” “With so many music fans having to travel over an hour to see a concert, it is exciting to be able to bring in top-notch world class concerts to North Central Florida”, said Chad Hallmark, Director of Client Services for Long Island Events. “Our goal is to bring our listeners their favorite artists, not just once or twice… we will do it all year long!” Summerland 2014, featuring Everclear, Eve 6, Soul Asylum, and Spacehog, will be hosted at Bubba Raceway Park located at 9050 NW… read more
April 06, 2014

Jeff Mathews Wins 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Winner of the 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson is the #33 of Jeff Mathews!!! Congratulations to Jeff and thank you so much to all the fans who came out to support the Johnson family. The support of the entire racing community has… read more
April 04, 2014

Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th

by BRP Media
National Racing Magazine, Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th to assist in raising donations in memory or Niokoa Johnson. Speedway Illustrated directs its focus toward hometown tracks, the… read more
March 28, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Next Saturday April 5th Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson who tragically lost her life after injuries she sustained while racing on March 22nd. The Gladiator class will be running a special 17 lap… read more
March 15, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/15/2014 (2)

by BRP Media
Modified - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 3 64 Austin Sanders Seffner , Fl 50.00 2 1 65 Billy "shane" Nichols Ocala , Fl 48.00 3 5 00B Buzzy Reutimann Zephyrhills , Fl 46.00 4 8 61 Ronald Soltis Ocala , Fl 44.00 5 4 10… read more
March 09, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/08/2014

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Bubba Army Sprints - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 2 24 Danny Martin, Jr. Sarasota , Fl 0.00 2 1 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 3 3 88 Sport Allen - 0.00 4 8 52 Shane Kreidler - 0.00 5 12 38 Tony Agin Ft. Myers, Fl… read more
March 04, 2014

OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER

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OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER ON A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 2014 SEASON OPENER WAS READY TO GO. HEAT RACE ACTION FOR THE BUBBA ARMY HOBBY STOCKS WAS WON BY MIKE STALNAKER AND SEAN MONAGHAN. THE… read more
March 02, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/01/2014

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Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 5 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 50.00 2 6 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 48.00 3 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon , Fl 46.00 4 7 59 Jake Perkins - 44.00 5 4 14T Tyler Clem - 42.00 6 8… read more

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