March 04, 2015

MONSTER JAM® TO DEBUT NEW SHOW AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA

by Scott McAllister
(Palmetto, FL) MONSTER JAM®, the world’s largest specialized motor sports live event tour playing to over 5 million fans annually and televised on FOX Sports 1, will debut an all-new event format at the tour’s return to Ocala and Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 17th – 19th. Looking to continue its explosive growth and attendance, Monster Jam drives into the Ocala / Gainesville market following record setting sold out 2015 events inside Florida’s major stadium venues including Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium, and Jacksonville’s EverBank Field. 1,500-horsepower, 10,000-pound Monster Jam Trucks will headline the Bubba Raceway Park event, but will compete in a new and never before seen format and competition. For the first time, 8 Monster Jam trucks will compete in Ocala (previous shows featured 6 trucks), with the monster trucks split into 2 teams creating a team versus team competition format. Never before and maybe never again, Team Grave Digger will feature FOUR Grave Digger team trucks including Grave Digger The Legend, Son Uva Digger, Grave Digger, and a to be announced 4th Grave Digger team truck. The four-truck Grave Digger team will face off against a team of Monster Jam’s bad boys including Mohawk Warrior, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Metal Mulisha, and Dooms Day. Fans will be thrilled by eight of the biggest names on the Monster Jam World Tour, with 7 of these 8 trucks having never before appeared in Ocala. Equally as… read more
February 28, 2015

Attention Race Fans

by Scott McAllister
After consulting with drivers and teams, Bubba Raceway Park and Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Officials have cancelled tonight's event due to inclement weather and there will be no make-up date. Join us next Friday for opening night of our 2015 racing… read more
February 28, 2015

It's all Reutzel at Bubba Raceway Park with Lucas Oil ASCS

by Scott McAllister
OCALA, Fla. (February 27, 2015) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Series presented by MAVTV American Real paid its first visit Florida's Bubba Raceway Park with Aaron Reutzel picking up his second Protect the Harvest A-Feature win of the 2015 season.… read more
February 23, 2015

DARLAND STRETCHES NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH SUNDAY OCALA WIN

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list and made it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a… read more
February 22, 2015

NIGHT 2 "WINTER DIRT GAMES" WIN BELONGS TO BACON

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon wasted very little time getting himself into the win column with the 2015 tour, as he led all thirty laps and held on after a final-lap challenge from Chase Stockon to take… read more
February 21, 2015

BALLOU OPENS 2015 WITH "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" WIN

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Robert Ballou opened the 2015 AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship much the way he ended last season, as he fended off 2014 series champion Brady Bacon and drove away for the opening night win in “Winter Dirt Games VI.” The… read more

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USAC Non Winged Action Comes to Ocala

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OCALA, FL-  This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the historic Ocala Speedway will again resume 2011 Winternationals events with the highly anticipated "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" featuring the exploits of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series.  This week's events will mark the first ever visit to Ocala by the series and the non winged sprinters, and will provide a totally different atmosphere and style of racing than local and regional fans may be used to seeing.  Also on tap will be high energy excitement from the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, as they make the trip west from the other end of the National Forest to take on the southeast's toughest 3/8ths mile.

Ocala fans are used to seeing winged sprint cars flying around the track's confines, and the recent visit by the All Star Circuit of Champions is a prime example.  Such racing series feature sprint cars which rely on downforce created by the huge wing on top for control and the ability to adhere to the clay. The sprinters from the USAC ranks that will be at Ocala for the "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" have no wings to assist them in their endeavors.  The absence of the wing means that control is totally in the hands of the racer, and calamity is always just around the corner as they battle for position each night. Meanwhile the non winged cars are every bit as fast and powerful as the winged cars, and are capable of equal speeds and more excitement.

And Ocala's reputation as a tough track to tame will certainly be a factor for the USAC teams, as they attempt to figure out the tricky turn 4 layout that robs unfamiliar racers of real estate and gives them a concrete wall instead.  A Wednesday night practice session will begin at 5PM and run until 8PM, giving the racers time to familiarize themselves with Ocala's layout, and allowing fans to see the racers and their machines up close before actual competition begins.  Admission is $15 for the practice, and fans will be required to sign a pit waiver in order to enter.  The grandstands will not be open, so fans can view the on track action from the turn 1 bleachers.

The UMP Modifieds last took on Florida's oldest race track two years ago during Winternationals, with Kenny Wallace claiming a victory to the delight of local fans.  The UMP Modifieds will be racing on the same nights as the USAC "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" and will again draw racers from across the country as well as some local stars, providing the same sort of competitive racing seen during their last visit to Ocala.  The UMP Mods will also have track time during Wednesday's practice session.

Ocala Speedway will open the grandstand gates at 4PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with heat racing scheduled for 7:30PM.  For updates on scheduled events, ticket prices, and other related information, please be sure to visit www.OcalaSpeedway.com and click the 2011 schedule page, or phone Ocala Speedway at 352-622-9400.

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Attention Emod Drivers and Teams

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