News

Print

Three Divisions Run For $1000 At Ocala Speedway

. Posted in Racing News

OCALA, FL- The historic Ocala Speedway will be back in action this Friday, March 18th, as the first "Miller Lite Night of Thousands" for 2011 will dangle the big money cash carrot in front of the Hobby Stocks, the Amsoil Thunder Stocks, and Sportsman racers from all over the state of Florida. And not only will the fans see racers amp up the volume for a big payoff, but they will also see Ocala's Gladiator division return to action as well.

Sportsman racers have had limited opportunities to take on Ocala's tricky and tough 3/8ths mile, but their next chance comes this Friday with the winner claiming a $1000 payday. These $1000 to win affairs normally attract a wide range of challengers from many different tracks, so the competition level can be quite high and the action fierce. This race will be no exception, and many racers may want to use this opportunity for some seat time as they prepare to enter points races at their respective home tracks, while shooting for a extra big payday as well. For the fans it is a chance to see how racers who normally do not compete head to head will fare against each other, and fans from other tracks will be on hand to cheer on their favorites against competition from across the state.

Mike Tovet normally does his racing at the big half mile across the forest, but last week he made the trek over to Ocala and spoiled the opening night festivities for the locals by winning the first Hobby Stock feature of 2011. Kevin Durden valiantly tried to chase down Tovet but ran out of laps and time and finished second, but the added motivation of $1000 might be just the thing that Durden needs to make sure that doesn't happen this week. Meanwhile two former Gladiator racers, Matt Shea and Devin Walker, showed that they can wheel a Hobby Stock by finishing fourth and fifth respectively. They now know that they can compete with the rest of the field, and that they have just as much chance of getting a big payday as anyone else.

The Amsoil Thunder Stocks opened their 2011 season in the same way that they closed 2010, by beating and banging their way around the track and literally fighting for a win. Throwing in extra money tends to be like throwing gasoline on a fire, and certainly Friday's $1000 to win feature will mean bent sheet metal and the free exchange of paint, plus some new scars on the track's walls as well. Perhaps the Ocala Thunder Stock racers might want to concentrate less on beating each other up and instead focus on outrunning the competition, as outsiders finished well in last weekend's event. Ray Wheeler got the win, while Richard Calmes and Wally Douglas both had top five finishes. The only two Ocala regulars in the top five were Eddie Lake and Jonathan Gillette.

When compared to the roughhousing of the Thunder Stocks, the first Gladiator race of 2011 was a very calm affair, but Sammy Dale served notice that his machine was capable of running in front except for an intermittent engine problem that slowed him in the feature. The win went to none other than Casey Feaster, who will again be out to get an Ocala championship trophy to display with the one that he collected from across the forest last season. Feaster had to outrun a determined Kyle Morse and Robert Graham in order to get to Victory Lane, so look for this week's race to feature even more side-by-side drama and tight competition.

Ocala Speedway will open the grandstand gate at 5PM on Friday evening, with heats set to begin at 8PM. Fans can get information on admission prices and view the upcoming race schedule at www.OcalaSpeedway.com, Racers or fans with questions are invited to call Ocala Speedway at 352-622-9400.

BUBBA RACEWAY PARK NEWStHE LATEST NEWS, RESULTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

March 23, 2015

Results 3-20-15

by Lisa Mamph
Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 7 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico , Fl 50.00 2 11 J17 Joe Kump Lake Helen, Fl 48.00 3 14 14 Tyler Clem St Pete, Fl 46.00 4 5 03 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 44.00 5 20 59 Jake Perkins - 42.00 6 12 311 Kenny Monahan Lakeland , Fl 40.00 7 16 84 Scott Gray - 38.00 8 10 12 Jack Nosbisch Riverview , Fl 36.00 9 17 11 J James Slatton , Fl 34.00 10 6 0 Rich Pratt Anthony , Fl 32.00 11 8 B69 Bryan Bernhardt Versailes, In, Fl 30.00 12 19 5 Eric Mcelroy - 28.00 13 9 55 Devin Walker Mayo , Fl 27.00 14 13 17SS Shan Smith Dade City, Fl 26.00 15 4 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 25.00 16 1 07 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. Ocala , Fl 24.00 17 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon , Fl 23.00 18 15 119 Tim Walters Jr. - 22.00 19 18 11M Megan Rae , Fl 0.00 DNS 20 2 41K John Kellum Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 DQ Limited Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 2 75 Clifford Thompson Interlachen , Fl 50.00 2 1 66L Wilmer "ricky" Land Plant City, Fl 48.00 3 4 21D Jamie Dayhaw Keystone Heights, Fl 46.00 4 5 92 Rick Elwood Ocala , Fl 44.00 5 6 55 Tom Sheehan Belleview , Fl 42.00 6 3 88 Dale Pope Plant City, Fl 40.00 7 7 32JR Brady Lockwood, Jr. Keystone Heights, Fl 0.00 DNS E-Mods - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 5 0 Nevin Gainey Ft. White, Fl 50.00 2 2 18M Dave Markham Jr. - 48.00 3 6 82 Shane Taylor Trenton , Fl 46.00 4 15 21 Tim Grubaugh Jr. Ocala , Fl 44.00 5 9 1 Cory Hupp Apopka , Fl 42.00 6 12 11R John "randy" Gainey… read more
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… 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