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The First Annual Florida State Late Model Championship

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REW-BubbaRP-6-2 93542012 Florida State Late Model Champion
#58 Mark Whitener
Big Frog Motorsports
Joining the RaceCar Engineering Late Models were the Scorpion Racing Products, Buddy’s Home Furnishings Limited Late Models, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks, and a Spectator Race!

First up were the Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds and what a 20-lapper it was! A 7 lap green flag run dominated by Kyle Bronson was stopped when the lapped car of Larry Mott spun in turn 4. A 9 lap run ended when Buzzie Reutimann slowed and was spun by Jason Davis by no fault of his own. The final 4 were green as Bronson held Devin Dixon off for the victory. Jeff Mathews barely held Rich Pratt off for 3rd and Dalton Lanich finished 5th on his birthday.

The First Annual Florida State Late Model Championship presented the best of the RaceCar Engineering Late Models and the Sunoco/Buddy’s Home Furnishings United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series over 70 laps for a big ring. Jack Nosbisch, Jr. had a wrap on things early but on lap 13 he slowed and stopped giving the lead to Tyler Ivey. The first caution came just 2 laps later when Jason Burke spun in turn 1 with a flat tire. Ivey would restart in front of Devin Dixon and Mark Whitener. Andy Cobb spun in turn 4 on lap 24 with Ivey, Whitener, and Dixon in tow. As the field approached half-way Ivey continued to hold hard-charging Whitener off before a lap 31 yellow for Brandon Cameron’s spin in turn 4 halted action again. On the restart Whitener got Ivey and started to pull away but Ivey came right back. With 30 to go Brett Carlton slowed when his right rear shredded setting Whitener, Ivey, and “Showtime” Shan Smith up for the restart. Debris brought out a caution with just 11 to go. Whitener won by half-a-car after Smith went side by side with him and actually led 3 of the final 11. Randy Weaver, Jeff Mathews, and Tyler Ivey completed the top 5.

Specators had to live up to the Late Model feature and they gave it a shot. After 12 entered, a finale of just 2 saw Todd Ford dominate in his Mustang as Marty Rohn couldn’t come close in his Dodge Ram. Ford is now 2-0 when he attempts the Spectator Races.

Limited Late Models started off rough when pole sitter Devin Dixon spun and was jacked up when Paul Shead had nowhere to go but into the 11 car. Ricky Land and Forrest Gough were also involved. On lap 3 Adam Higginbotham and the McGillivrays found themselves tangled up in turn 4. Just a lap later points leader Eddie Gainey took his #8 around. Up front “Budda” Kyle Chappell was leading David Showers, Jr. and Forrest Gough. A lap 8 incident saw Blaise Hetznecker and David Showers make contact; both were sent to the tail. The restart saw Hetznecker, Cheyanne Cox, Shane Koperda and others around with damage in turn 1. Green-White-Checkered would settle this one between ‘Budda’ and David Showers, Jr. Budda made it easy as Gough, Showers, Steve Shead, and Ricky Land completed the top 5.

1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks were the finale and what a show they put on. Chad Scranton and “DQ” Jonathan Appleby fought over the lead for the first 2 but “DQ” started to pull away. Meanwhile, Brandon Elwood and Grady Christian were fighting through the field. Eddie Woodall spun the Woodall Fencing machine in turn 2 on lap 11 setting Appleby, Scranton, and “Shady Grady” up for the restart. Scranton, however, broke the rear axle and “Shady Grady” spun on lap 16 setting up what would be a Green-White-Checkered with Appleby, John Thorpe, and James Sullivan, III up front. Appleby held ‘em off while Thorpe valiantly fought. Brian Mullins, Jason Gamble, and Sullivan completed the top 5.

Next week the Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds return as do the Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks, and the Rent-N-Roll Gladiators. For more information you can visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway at 352-622-9400!

Bubba Raceway Park Results (6/2)
 
“First Annual” Florida State Late Model Championship Qualifying Results
 
33X Devin Dixon 15.122
71 Bo Allen 15.326
01 Jack Nosbisch, Jr. 15.351
22B Brandon Cameron 15.373*
47 Tyler Ivey 15.417
 
58 Mark Whitener 15.498*
2 Brandon DeWitt 15.654*
33 Jeff Mathews 15.706*
35 Christian Augspurger 15.719
02 Keith Nosbisch 15.904*
 
3K Kyle Van Sickle 15.962
111 Andy Cobb 16.028*
3R Ryan Van Sickle 16.040
07 Doug Watson 16.209*
99W Randy Weaver 16.245
 
14 Bubba Clem 16.344*
22C Brett Carlton 16.410*
24 Jason Burke 16.456
66 Chuck Chitty 16.474
60 Jim Manka 16.575
 
51 Larry Anderson 16.723*
10 Win Ingersoll 16.797
N0C Barry Sheffield 17.428
46P Darrell Padgett NO TIME
25M Justin McRee NO TIME
 
99 Shan Smith NO TIME
7F Jason Fitzgerald NO TIME
B69 Bryan Bernhardt NO TIME

* Ran In First Session

 
First Annual Florida State Late Model Championship (70 Laps)
Presented by the RaceCar Engineering Late Models and the Sunoco United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series by Buddy's Home Furnishings

1- 58 Mark Whitener
2- 99 Shan Smith
3- 99W Randy Weaver
4- 33 Jeff Mathews
5- 47 Tyler Ivey
6- 33X Devin Dixon
7- 3R Ryan Van Sickle
8- 02 Keith Nosbisch
9- N0C Barry Sheffield
10- 60 Jim Manka
11- 35 Christian Augspurger
12- 3K Kyle Van Sickle
13- 111 Andy Cobb
14- 71 Bo Allen
15- 46P Darrell Padgett
16- 22C Brett Carlton
17- 22B Brandon Cameron
18- 66 Chuck Chitty
19- 10 Win Ingersoll
20- 2 Brandon DeWitt
21- 7F Jason Fitzgerald
22- 07 Doug Watson
23- 24 Jason Burke
24- 14 Bubba Clem
25- 01 Jack Nosbisch
26- 51 Larry Anderson
DNS- 25M Justin McRee
DNS- B69 Bryan Bernhardt

Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds

1- 40B Kyle Bronson
2- 33L Devin Dixon
3- 33 Jeff Mathews
4- 78 Rich Pratt
5- 77 Dalton Lanich
6- 145 Jason Davis
7- 61 Ronald Soltis
8- 34 Jim Passino
9- 11 Chuck Gustafson, Jr.
10- 41 Rodney Wright
11- 122 Ron Burgess
12- 14 Tyler Clem
13- 12M David Moheng
14- Z06 Larry Mott
15- 95 Matt McGillivray
16- 00 Buzzie Reutimann
17- 04 Bubba Christian
DNS- 2 Garret Stewart

Buddy's Home Furnishings Limited Late Models

1- 66C Kyle Chappell
2- 21 Forrest Gough
3- 118 David Showers, Jr.
4- 10 Steve Shead
5- 18JO JO Nobles
6- 26 Bill Adkins
7- 11C Cory Hupp
8- 8 Eddie Gainey
9- 66 Ricky Land
10- 80H Howard O'Steen
11- 15 Shane Koperda
12- 5C Christian McGillivray
13- 21W Mitch Wise
14- 20C Cheyanne Cox
15- 20 Adam Higginbotham
16- 17 Blaise Hetznecker
17- 18 David Showers
18- 27 Scotty Williams
19- 2X Caleb McGillivray
20- 80 Paul Shead
21- 11 Devin Dixon
DNS- 01 Kevin Mills
DNS- 27M Miles Cox

1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks

1- 69A Jonathan Appleby
2- 114 John Thorpe
3- 28 Brian Mullins
4- 51 Jason Gamble
5- 14 James Sullivan, III
6- 5W Eddie Kilbury
7- 33 Donnie Dobbins
8- 12 Justin Durbin
9- 28E Brandon Elwood
10- 65 Shane Nichols
11- 44 Billy Baldwin
12- 34 Mark Trexler
13- 71 Rick Kilbury
14- 36 Grady Christian
15- 27 Chad Scranton
16- 17K Eddie Kilbury, Jr.
17- 73 Brandon Tillander
18- 15S Luke Sadler
19- 3W Eddie Woodall
20- 2W Nick Leconte
21- 72 Terry Dunbar
22- 21M David Miller, Jr.
23- 47 Daniel Keene
24- 09 William Edwards
DNS- 05 Alan Lane
 

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