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Still Feels Like The First Time At Bubba Raceway Park

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It was a Night of a Thousands for the Mini Stocks, Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks, Gladiators, and Hobby Stocks if they could bring 24 cars to the feature. There was also a $500 to win Fan Participation race in which 6 brave fans took their street cars, or trucks, on to the clay of Bubba Raceway Park.

The night started off with 6 brave fans taking their street vehicles on to the clay and Dennis Sanderson put his Chevrolet in victory lane and he put the $500 in his pocket for the 2-lap eliminator challenge.

Bubba the Love Sponge listened to the fans and drivers and gave the Hobby Stock class a chance to impress and maybe earn themselves a points fund. They didn't disappoint and 28 cars entered for a chance at $1000. The racing started off with 3 starts all resulting in multi-car spins before the Hobby Stocks were forced to start single-file. This time they completed 1 lap before Donald Woosley, Mike Eubanks, Pat Dent, William Edwards, Ray Wheeler, and Ron Whitley crashed in turn 4, but all did eventually return to the clay battlefield. After another restart and 2 laps Devin Walker's 55JR went up the turn 1 embankment and stayed there with a tire problem. As the race wore on, Chad Scranton was watching for his shot at a win while he trailed Kevin Durden, Bubba Christian, and Mike Tovet. On lap 9 Ray Wheeler and Mark Maresca made contact as William Edwards went high and stopped in turn 3. As Kevin Durden was riding through turn 3, just as Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. last week-end in the Late Models, the yellow flag came out for the spun car of Devin Walker. It would be a 1-lap restart for time had expired and cost them the last 10 laps of the race. As the drivers went into turn 1 Chad Scranton nosed the 7 right below the 56 of Kevin Durden and took the lead down the back straight for a $1000 pay day. Durden did take 2nd with Bubba Christian 3rd, Nevin Gainey 4th, and Mike Tovet in 5th place.

Next up was the Mini Stocks and 19 of the 22 cars answered the bell for this night. After 1 lap was completed, front row starter Jimbo Bird slowed and brought out the yellow flag. Ray Folwell and Keith Briggs had an intense battle for the lead until lap 14 when Buddy Pope spun his 81 in turn 2. On the restart Robert Morfin, Jr. and Buddy Pope took their top 5 cars off the track asking, 'what could've been?' With 3 laps to go Nick Kerr slowed setting up an intense restart for a $1000 prize. Folwell was untouchable and took the checkers while Ray Rogers took 2nd, Charlie Staats in 3rd, Brittany Yates 4th, and Rob Underwood a consistent 5th.That makes 2-in-a-row for Folwell at Bubba Raceway Park.

The Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks started out with 33 drivers wanting $1000 and some bragging rights too. On lap 4 Jason Blackmer spun and his tires gripped just right to barrel roll the car in the middle of the back straight. After the clean-up it took 6 laps until our next caution in which Chris Shea spun while Mike Cobble flipped at the entrance of turn 3. Both drivers were okay. Going into turn 1 on lap 14 Gordon Cade got underneath of Jonathan Appleby and unfortunate contact was made dropping both drivers to the back and out of contention. Chad Scranton had 6 laps to get around Jason Gamble and they put on a great battle, but Gamble had the high-line working again and put the 27 of Eddie Tillander and Certified Automotive Repair Team in victory lane back-to-back. Scranton went home 2nd after looking for a double $1000 night, Matt Schell was 3rd, Willard Driggers came home in 4th, and Mike Tovet took his 2nd finish of 5th on the night.

The Gladiators first-ever paying race, at least since the conversion to dirt, started off with Rebecca Paugh's 23 going head-on with the driver's side door of another driver in the 3rd heat. She was awake and alert, but extra care was taken for her neck. In the feature there were 26 cars invited out of an entered 37. On lap 7 of the feature the 20 of Casey Feaster went 3-wide for 2nd and the tire went down shortly after, ending his chance for a $1000 payout. On lap 13 Darrell Taylor and George Christianson made contact as Steven Cox took 'the Penny' to the lead. Steven Cox held on for the $1000 win with Collin Kruse 2nd, Kever Raulerson 3rd, Bubba Puyear 4th, and Harold Lewis in 5th. After tech, however, Raulerson was disqualified putting Puyear 3rd, Lewis 4th for the 1-4 for the S & S Roofing Team, and Reid Christiensen in 5th.

This up-coming Saturday night the UMP Open-Wheel Modifieds headline the night with the Late Models, Mini Stocks, Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks, and Gladiators. Points racing continues with every point counting! For more information check www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway Hotline.

Hobby Stock

  1. 7s  Chad Scranton
  2. 56 Kevin Durden
  3. O4 Charles Christian
  4. 17 Nevin Gainey
  5. 98T Michael Tovet
  6. 36 Grady Christian
  7. 8 Thomas Pratt
  8. 32 Bud Chancey
  9. 76 Davey Kinsey
  10. 18 Mike Eubanks
  11. 63 Josh Bedenbaugh
  12. 11 Billy Carlbert Jr.
  13. 77 Mark Maresca
  14. 96J Scott Haas
  15. O7 Eric Moon
  16. 55 Devin Walker
  17. 9R Chris Doane
  18. 96Z Ronald Lentz
  19. O8 William Edwards
  20. 74 Ray Wheeler
  21. 6 Pat Dent
  22. 81 Donald Woosley
  23. 57 Wally Schneider
  24. 84 Ron Whitley
  25. 7E James Erickson
  26. 7 Jarred Bennett

DNS    21 Will Gardner
DNS    12 Joe Belkey


V-8 Thunder Stock

 

  1. 27G Jason Gamble
  2. 27S Chad Scranton
  3. 57 Matt Schell
  4. 21 Willard Driggers
  5. 30 Michael Tovet
  6. 96 Eddie Lake
  7. 36 Austin Stamper
  8. 76 Chris Shea
  9. 5W Jeff Barrett
  10. 114 John Thorpe
  11. 14S James Sullivan
  12. 64 Jonathan Gillette
  13. 19 Brian Shea
  14. 18 Chris Watson
  15. 60 Jonathan Appleby
  16. 3W Vaughn Woodall
  17. 3 Jeff Baur
  18. 42 Roy Bare
  19. 66 Harold Erickson
  20. 27W Ray Wheeler
  21. 121C Gordon Cade
  22. 42C Mike Cobble
  23. 38 Tim Gigon
  24. 40J Danny James
  25. 39 Jason Blackmer

Mini Stock

  1. 21X Raymond Folwell
  2. 22 Raymond Rogers
  3. O9 Charlie Staats
  4. 53 Brittany Yates
  5. 73 Rob Underwood
  6. 75H Stephen Hahlbaugh
  7. 9B Sean Babcock
  8. 7JR Scotty Williams
  9. 1AR Travis Staats
  10. 81 Buddy Pope
  11. 47 Tim Zachery
  12. 9 Ryan Babcock
  13. 28 Brandon Elwood
  14. 75 Nick Kerr
  15. 19T Keith Briggs
  16. 7M Roberto Morfin Jr.
  17. 55 Arnold Perkins
  18. 29 Chris Zimmerman
  19. 12 Jimbo Bird

DNS 21 Ray Ethridge
DNS 11 Cody Kinsey

Gladiators

  1. P38 Steve Cox
  2. 47M Collin Kruse
  3. 47MX Bubba Puyear
  4. 48 Harold Lewis
  5. 30 Reid Christiensen
  6. 985 Jason Burnside
  7. 5D Dalton Strehle
  8. 82 Kyle Morse
  9. 47 Roberto Morfin Sr.
  10. 4 Kayla Jones
  11. 22 George Hardy
  12. 4L Gene Gross
  13. 3H Brandon Haselue
  14. 74H Charles Howard
  15. 3B George Christiensen
  16. 0 Darrell Taylor
  17. 44 Greg Boynge
  18. 13 Thomas Burnside
  19. 20 Casey Feaster
  20. 2M Chuck Mathias
  21. 31 Jonathan Green
  22. 99T Randy Taylor
  23. 5W Kevin Underwood
  24. 77C Michael Carr
  25. 74B Justin Amspaugh

DNS 99 Kever Raulerson

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