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    An early interruption on lap 16 came when Kyle Bronson and Jeff Mathews saw their nights take turns for the worse as contact ruined Bronson's car and forced Mathews to park for the night. On lap 25 O'Neal overtook Whitener while David Earl Gentry looked good for a title in 3rd with Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. and Doug Horton trailing. Around the lap 33 mark O'Neal lost the advantage to #58 but the #7B took it right back. Ronnie Johnson, fighting hard in the top 3, brought a lap 38 caution out when he had nowhere to go but the wall; the contact ended his race. Just past halfway Whitener took the lead back for 15 laps before O'Neal made sure everyone knew that it was "The Real Deal." However, just 2 laps after that a move by Whitener cause O'Neal to spin; O'Neal was not happy and made sure Whitener knew. That made the crews unhappy and a brawl was the result. With O"neal watching from his hauler it was Whitener's race and he did exactly what was needed. Whitener took home his $10,000 check for the Big Frog Motorsports team while Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. went back to the chalkboard with a 2nd place finish. Shan Smith, Doug Horton, and Keith Nosbisch rounded out the top 5. Chris Cantrell won Rookie of the Year honors and Matt Turner, who struggled most of the weekend, won the $20,000 NeSmith Late Model Championship!

    Our very own 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks wrapped up a season of 37-points paying features (40 overall!) in spectacular fashion as they fought over a $2500 prize over 50 laps with a lap 25 competition caution scheduled beforehand. Up for a redraw after winning their heats were Jason Gamble, Joey Durbin, Chad Scranton, and Shane Nichols and also in the mix were heat race runners-up James Sullivan III, Bubba Durbin, Mike Stalnaker, and Brandon Elwood. Scranton drew outside pole and would lead early on. On lap 11 Mike Tovet brought out caution #1 when his 98T stopped on course. Just 4 laps later Harold Erickson got out of shape and contact from Luke Sadler sent both of them to the pit entrance. Literally. Both drivers escaped without injury but both cars need some work. On lap 25 James Sullivan, III spun in turn 2 and made it easy to call for a Competition Caution to re-fuel the machines. Bubba Durbin and Robert Ray exchanged Christmas card information on lap 26 which resulted in Ray being parked for the race. Chad Scranton, who had taken the Mike Peters $250 award for Halfway leader and Pilot Travel Center's Lap 20 leader $50 bonus, retired with a broken rear-end. Mike Stalnaker inherited the lead. The final 24 laps went caution free and Stalnaker had no easy task with Shane Nichols breathing down his neck and Jason Gamble licking his chops in 3rd. Stalnaker coped with the pressure and earned his first victory since October of 2011. Nichols, Gamble, Bubba Durbin, and "Mr. Consistency" Brian Mullins rounded out the top 5. A big thank you also to D&R Chassis for a $50 bonus for 24th place finisher Harold Erickson and Marion Machine and Tool for the $100 award for 21st place! Powerhouse Machine donated $100 to the Hard Charger and Ocala Entertainment put up $300 that was distributed in countless ways.

    A congratulations to all of our feature winners and our champions. Matt Kurtz, Mark Whitener, Kyle Bronson, JO Nobles, Trevor Gamble, Jonathan Appleby, Buddy Pope, and Steve Johnson all worked hard and were crowned as champions in 2012. We will see you back at Bubba Raceway Park on Monday, January 28 of 2013, for the NeSmith Dirt Late Model Winter Nationals! To keep up with everything follow us on Twitter (@BubbaRacewayPrk), Facebook, www.bubbaracewaypark.com, or call us at 352-622-9400! Have a safe winter and we'll see you in less than 60 days!

    Bubba Raceway Park Results (11/30 and 12/1 Wrap-Up)

     
    NeSmith Late Model Series presented by CrateRacinUSA 8th Annual World Championships

    1- 58 Mark Whitener
    2- 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
    3- 17SS Shan Smith
    4- 11H Doug Horton
    5- 5N Keith Nosbisch
    6- 27C Rambo Franklin
    7- 71 Mack McCarter
    8- 56 David Earl Gentry
    9- 18E Chase Edge
    10- 87 Walker Arther
    11- 47 Shannon Lee
    12- 17 Justin McRee
    13- 10 Matt Turner
    14- 1 Johnny Stokes
    15- 27 Larry Harrod
    16- 19M Josh Adkins
    17- 121 Michael Blount
    18- 7F Jason Fitzgerald
    19- 7B Don O'Neal
    20- 40B Kyle Bronson
    21- 114 Chris Cantrell
    22- 10CW Chris Wilson
    23- 12 Ryan Montgomery
    24- 2 Joey Coulter
    25- 5J Ronnie Johnson
    26- 24M Greg Martin
    27- 11 David Smith
    28- 33 Jeff Mathews
     

    1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks

    1- 9 Mike Stalnaker
    2- 58 Shane Nichols
    3- 21 Jason Gamble
    4- 12 Bubba Durbin
    5- 28 Brian Mullins
    6- 16 James Erickson
    7- 69A Jonathan Appleby
    8- 83 Joe Boyd
    9- 00 David Whitt
    10- 27W Ray Wheeler
    11- 1D Marlon Durbin
    12- 14 James Sullivan, III
    13- 96L Eddie Lake
    14- 39 Jason Blackmer
    15- 24 Randy Strehle
    16- 1K David Kinsey
    17- 9D Robert Donaly
    18- 55 Joey Durbin
    19- 28E Brandon Elwood
    20- 27 Chad Scranton
    21- 9R Robert Ray
    22- 9B Sean Babcock
    23- 15 Luke Sadler
    24- 66 Harold Erickson
    25- 98T Mike Tovet
    26- 73 Brandon Tillander
     
    NeSmith Late Model Series presented by CrateRacinUSA 8th Annual World Championships (How Drivers Qualified)

    Heat 1:
    1- 58 Mark Whitener
    2- 24M Greg Martin
    3- 5N Keith Nosbisch
    4- 56 David Earl Gentry
    Heat 2:
    1- 40B Kyle Bronson
    2- 7F Jason Fitzgerald
    3- 7B Don O'Neal
    4- 114 Chris Cantrell
    Heat 3:
    1- 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
    2- 27C Rambo Franklin
    3- 17 Justin McRee
    4- 10CW Chris Wilson
    Heat 4:
    1- 11H Doug Horton
    2- 71 Mack McCarter
    3- 12 Ryan Montgomery
    4- 11 David Smith
    B Main 1:
    1- 87 Walker Arther
    2- 5J Ronnie Johnson
    3- 17SS Shan Smith
    B Main 2:
    1- 2 Joey Coulter
    2- 33 Jeff Mathews
    3- 19 Josh Adkins
    Last Chance:
    1- 47 Shannon Lee
    Race Provisionals:
    1- 10 Matt Turner
    2- 27 Larry Harrod
    Perfect Attendance Provisionals:
    1- 121 Michael Blount
    2- 18E Chase Edge
    3- 1 Johnny Stokes

    1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks (How Drivers Qualified)

    Heat 1:
    1- 21 Jason Gamble
    2- 14 James Sullivan, III
    3- 9R Robert Ray
    4- 24 Randy Strehle
    Heat 2:
    1- 55 Joey Durbin
    2- 12 Bubba Durbin
    3- 39 Jason Blackmer
    4- 98T Mike Tovet
    Heat 3:
    1- 27 Chad Scranton
    2- 9 Mike Stalnaker
    3- 28 Brian Mullins
    4- 27W Ray Wheeler
    Heat 4:
    1- 58 Shane Nichols
    2- 28E Brandon Elwood
    3- 9D Robert Donaly
    4- 83 Joe Boyd
    B Main 1:
    1- 15 Luke Sadler
    2- 00 David Whitt
    3- 96L Eddie Lake
    4- 1 Marlon Durbin
    B Main 2:
    1- 66 Harold Erickson
    2- 16 James Erickson
    3- 69A Jonathan Appleby
    4- 1K David Kinsey
    Points Provisional:
    1- 73 Brandon Tillander
    Travel Provisional:
    1- 9B Sean Babcock (Alternate for Windall Clark)
     

    NeSmith Late Model Series presented by CrateRacinUSA 8th Annual World Championships (Qualifying) *Letter Denotes Qualifying Group*

    A 58 Mark Whitener 15.478
    B 40B Kyle Bronson 15.597
    C 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. 15.722
    A 5N Keith Nosbisch 15.734
    D 10 Matt Turner 15.746
    D 4J John Garvin, Jr. 15.787
    D 11H Doug Horton 15.823
    C 17 Justin McRee 15.843
    D 71 Mack McCarter 15.856
    D 12 Ryan Montgomery 15.880
     
    D 18E Chase Edge 15.962
    C 27C Rambo Franklin 16.006
    C 23 Chris Ferguson 16.034
    D 111 Steven Roberts 16.040
    A 11K Austin Kirkpatrick 16.052
    A 24M Greg Martin 16.140
    A 5J Ronnie Johnson 16.146
    B 7F Jason Fitzgerald 16.178
    B 7B Don O'Neal 16.187
    D 11 David Smith 16.191
     
    B 54 Brandon Overton 16.243
    C 10CW Chris Wilson 16.305
    A 33S Carter Stokes 16.347
    A 17SS Shan Smith 16.358
    B 33 Jeff Mathews 16.409
    D 2 Joey Coulter 16.410
    D 19M Josh Adkins 16.499
    B 69 Tony Lawson 16.523
    A 56 David Earl Gentry 16.543
    A 25 Dalton Myers 16.552
     
    A 11W Rodney Wing 16.585
    C 27 Larry Harrod 16.589
    B 110 Brent Barrett 16.601
    D 4G Bob Gardner 16.611
    B 114 Chris Cantrell 16.640
    A 11R Stacey Roberts 16.716
    B 121 Michael Blount 16.718
    C 87 Arthur Walker 16.739
    B 10C Ronnie Cooper 16.782
    B 1 Johnny Stokes 16.827
     
    C 38C John Gardner, Jr. 16.954
    C 5D Rodgerick Dykes 16.996
    D 17K Cody Kierre 17.033
    C 47 Shannon Lee 17.077
    C 8A Todd Morrow 17.266
     

    1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks (Qualifying)

    1- 21 Jason Gamble 19.590
    2- 69A Jonathan Appleby 19.660
    3- 27 Chad Scranton 19.691
    4- 28E Brandon Elwood 19.709
    5- 14 James Sullivan, III 19.720
    6- 55 Joey Durbin 19.777
    7- 9S Mike Stalnaker 19.811
    8- 58 Shane Nichols 19.834
    9- 9R Robert Ray 19.836
    10- 12 Bubba Durbin 20.021
    11- 28 Brian Mullins 20.163
    12- 16 James Erickson 20.182
    13- 15 Luke Sadler 20.265
    14- 39 Jason Blackmer 20.278
    15- 96L Eddie Lake 20.330
    16- 83 Joe Boyd 20.343
    17- 24 Randy Strehle 20.357
    18- 98T Mike Tovet 20.384
    19- 27W Ray Wheeler 20.404
    20- 9D Robert Donaly 20.425
    21- 00 David Whitt 20.436
    22- 71 Rick Kilbury 20.458
    23- 2H Jimmy Holley 20.483
    24- 1K David Kinsey 20.618
    25- 17 Wendall Clark 20.715
    26- 66 Harold Erickson 20.753
    27- 73 Brandon Tillander 20.871
    28- 9B Sean Babcock 21.104
    29- 29L Daniel Laird 21.209
    30- 01 William Martin 21.298
    31- 1E Mike Eubanks 22.180
    32- 19 Brian Shea 22.403
    33- 60 Don Winne 23.996 (Winne re-entered in car #49 for heats and Saturday)

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