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Late Models Highlight Friday's Action At Ocala

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OCALA, FL-  Ocala Speedway will return to action this Friday night with four divisions challenging the toughest 3/8ths mile in the southeast.  Ocala's Late Model Division will be back, as will the Amsoil Synthetics V8 thunder Stocks, the Mini Stocks, and the Gladiators.

Mark Whitener has a solid grip on the points lead as the Late Models return this Friday, but Ivedent Lloyd lurks just 21 points back, and from there back the standings become extremely close.  The 2009 Late Model champion, J.O. Nobles, is just 3 points shy of second place, and Phillip Cobb trails Nobles by a point.  Depending on who shows up and how the race plays out, anyone could be anywhere by the time racing ends on Friday night.

Scott Mooers has become the man to beat when it comes to Amsoil V8 Thunder Stock racing in central Florida with wins at both the big half mile and at Ocala.  Michael Stalnaker managed to get past him last Friday night but then failed the post race tech inspection, thus handing the win back to Mooers.  Meanwhile Willard Driggers could not repeat his big win from two weeks ago this past Friday night and is looking for some redemption, while Harold Erickson has quietly slipped into the hunt with some consistent runs as of late.  Stalnaker's troubles on Friday leave Jerrid Bennett leading the points race despite a recent run of bad luck.

Ocala Speedway's Mini Stocks may have turned the corner and provided some thrilling racing under the new rules package, but Nick and Dan Kerr still seem to have a firm hold on the top of the heap at present.  Last year's champion, Paul Combast, holds the third spot behind the Kerr's in the points, and keeps getting good finishes but few wins, while Keith Briggs could not buy a break with a million dollars and would simply like to finish a race.

Steven Johnson remains the points leader in the Gladiator Division, but the youngsters are right on his tail.  Devin Walker has a determined spirit that keeps him in the hunt, and at just 11 points out of first place he is Johnson's "man in the mirror" at present.  And while Kody fisher remains in the third spot in the points race, he is more focused on learning to drive his new rear wheel drive race car, plus repair the damages he did to it on Friday night with two head on smacks into the wall.

Ocala Speedway will fling open the grandstand gates at 5PM on Friday, and racing will be underway at 8PM with the first heat races.  For more information, be sure to visit www.OcalaSpeedway.com, or phone the track at 352-622-9400.
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

by BRP Media
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

by BRP Media
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

by BRP Media
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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