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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Night Of A Thousands Means A Night Of Hot Racing

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This week-end Bubba Raceway Park moves to Saturday nights, but everything else stays the same, including the intense battles throughout the racing fields. The Gladiators in their first-ever thousand-to-win race at Bubba Raceway Park join the Mini Stocks, Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks, Fan Participation race (which is only $500 to win) and newly added Hobby Stock race. And, as always, drivers will be hoping to score points so they can bask in championship glory in late November.

The Hobby Stock race has been added by request of fans and drivers and Bubba the Love Sponge is giving them a chance. If 24 cars show up to race in the Hobby Stock division then Bubba will give them a points season. How about that? Drivers, bring your Hobbies and give the fans the amazing show you always do. Of course, last time the Hobby Stocks raced at Bubba Raceway Park everyone was watching two young guns, Devin Walker and Matt Shea, battle for the win, and Shea took the win while Walker climbed out of his car on the frontstretch after a real good attempt at the checkers. This time Walker will do everything it takes to put his 55JR in victory circle, however.

The Gladiators last run on the 3/8 mile was won by Casey Feaster. Feaster only led the last lap after an intense battle with Brandon Haseleu. Haseleu looks to improve one position and celebrate in victory lane with his dad, just as he did when he was awarded the David Reutimann Award for 2010. There's always the possibility that Kyle Morse could break his string of bad luck and put the 82 car in victory circle, however, just as his grandpa did many years ago.

The Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks always put a great show on when there's a $1000 to win, and with the likes of Jason Gamble, Ray Wheeler, and NASCAR driver Chris Fontaine around there's always a little extra incentive. As the closing feature last week the Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks put a great show on and nothing less is expected. The highest points finisher that has remained from 2010, Chris Shea, has been very close to an Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks victory, but hasn't put the #76 under the checkered flag first yet. Vaughn Woodall took a feature win last season, but hasn't quite been in prime position to snatch a win yet in 2011. Brian Shea was able to put the BP Electric #19 in the early lead last week, but faded a bit to 5th. Brian Shea will be looking to better that and get on the podium and into an early championship lead.

The Mini Stocks were the first ever class to race under the Bubba Raceway Park banner, and Ray Caldwell took the honor of first winner at Bubba Raceway Park. However, to win a championship on the 3/8 mile you can never rest and Caldwell will have to once again better the rest of the field if he wants to hold the points lead. Ray Ethridge won at Bubba Raceway Park last season and would love to repeat that feat this Saturday night. Ryan Babcock landed on the podium for the first time in his career last week, while Arnold Perkins will want to put the 55 a few spots higher and take his turn with a trophy. The 2010 track champion in Mini Stocks, Nick Kerr, will strive to take home the $1000 for himself after a championship caliber top 5 last week.

Fan participation races are always fun, especially when $500 is on the line. Bring your suit and helmet and you may be pulling the belts tight and watching the action from your windshield. How about that? Bubba the Love Sponge knows how to put a show on!

Gates open at 5 with racing at 8 this Saturday night, May 21. Night of a Thousands at Bubba Raceway Park is bound to be a hot one! For more information call the Bubba Raceway Park hotline or check out www.bubbaracewaypark.com.

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Attention Emod Drivers and Teams

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