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Five Divisions Under The Lights At Bubba Raceway Park

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Late Models return to Bubba Raceway Park this week-end, while the Hobby Stocks start their points season, and the Mini Stocks, Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks, and Gladiators attempt to score valuable points for the season. Many drivers will enter the clay battlefield, but only 5 will leave victorious on this night.

The Late Models are so competitive that they are the only division without a feature winner in the points lead! Dillon Wood currently holds a 3 point advantage over Ivedent Lloyd, Jr., who is coming off of his 2nd career Powell Memorial victory, and both would like to take a feature victory. Of course, neither will let up and that alone will make it worth watching. Johnny Collins is in 3rd and he's only a mere 10 points out of the lead. Collins will attempt to take a win and move up the standings in a hurry. Tyler Ivey, the first feature winner at Bubba Raceway Park, is 4th, 13 markers shy of the points lead. Ivey has proven he can win, and another win could put him back on top of the standings. "Catfish" Keith Nosbisch is 1 point behind Ivey, and Nosbisch would love a trip to victory circle in the #02 car. But, those are only 5 of the 25 drivers who will get a chance on the clay at Bubba Raceway Park.

Bubba Raceway Park originally had no Hobby Stock schedule, but Bubba listened to the fans and drivers, and gave them a chance. Hobby Stock drivers took their opportunity and Bubba gave them a season points fund at Bubba Raceway Park. The first event, won by Chad Scranton, was not worth points. Scranton would love to stay un-defeated at Bubba Raceway Park, especially after his successes in the Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks last week-end. Every driver who shows up this week-end will look for the early advantage in the season standings.

Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks always impress the fans, especially when cars go flying. Jason Gamble, the current points leader by 27 points, has 3 wins in 2011, but also a terrible barrel roll down the frontstretch. Gamble will attempt to take win #4, but will have many to beat, including Vaughn Woodall. Woodall is 2nd and a win could put the 3W within striking distance of Gamble. Jonathan Gillette is the 3rd place man, and he's done it on consistent top-10 finishes. Gillette will look to keep the streak alive and better it too. Gordon Cade, the asphalt-turned-dirt driver, is 4th. Cade will try to put that 121 at the point, both in the race and in the standings, but neither will come easy. "The Canuck" Tim Mathieu has moved into the top 5 and will have to claw his way up to make up the 59 points to Jason Gamble. No driver will give up and that will lead to some exciting racing.

Ray Folwell is 3-1 this season in the Mini Stocks and holds a 3-point advantage over young Ryan Babcock. Babcock continues to use consistent top-10s to score points, and will keep Folwell battling for wins. Brittany Yates has a win already, but wants another one. Yates is only 3 points behind Babcock which gives the Mini Stocks 3 drivers with no margin for error at the front. Ray Ethridge is 4th, 23 markers behind the leader. Ethridge will do everything it takes to put his 21 in victory circle and make up points on the top 3. Charlie Staats, fresh off of a win, is 38 down, but never out. Staats won't give up and that could give everyone a show to remember for decades.

The Gladiators know a driver with a target on his back that grows bigger every week: Steve Cox. Cox has 3 consecutive wins and would love to go 4-for-4. Cox will have to hold off the charges from Greg Boynge and Brandon Haseleu, 2 very hungry drivers. Boynge and Haseleu will try to be the ones to de-throne Cox, but it's easier said then done. Michael Carr will look to redeem his accident from last week-end, and nothing is sweeter then a win. The 5th place driver, Reid Christensen, will also try to put his 30 car in victory circle, but nothing comes easy on the clay.

You won't want to miss any of the exciting racing at Bubba Raceway Park! Gates open at 4:30 with racing at 7. For more information you can check out www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway hotline.

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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