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    The Florida Mini Sprints have a reputation for putting on an excellent show with each visit to Ocala Speedway, and they did not disappoint this time around.  There were some early lead changes before Tim O' Donnell managed to get his gree number 28 out front, and from there he drove to a solid victory.  Harold Matthews had managed to get through traffic and close the gap on O'Donnell towards the end, but ran out of laps and had to settle for second place.  Leroy Moore got a third place finish while Eddie Moss Jr. claimed fourth.  Rounding out the top five was Russ Heider.

    At the beginning of the 2009 racing season, Bubba Christian was the second fiddle to his Uncle Grady, but almost halfway through the racing this year it looks like Bubba has emerged as quite the competitor, as he once more tamed Ocala Speedway and a tough field of Hobby Stocks.  The early laps saw more than one racer vying for the top spots, but by lap 5 Bubba was all over Kevin Durden and managed to squeeze by on lap 7 to take the lead.  Durden would have to hold off a hard charging Dave Kinsey plus chase Bubba Christian, but the race would end with Bubba as the winner and Durden settling for second place.  Kinsey claimed third while Patrick Williams overcame an earlier spin and fought back to the fourth spot.  Mike Eubanks would fight hard and earn the fifth place finish.


    A deep invert had the Gladiators scrambling early in their feature race, and that scramble went well for some and not so well for others.  Dalton Strehle would fight his way to the front and take control, but would spend the remainder of the race attempting to hold off Steve Cox, who also had a not so promising starting position but had managed to pass his way to second.  Larry Langston had started in the back row and had to fight his way forward, eventually making his way to third place. 

    But the real race was between Dalton Strehle and Steve Cox, as Cox stuck to Stehle like glue and was poised to pounce on any mistakes.  And on the final lap[s as Strehle attempted to negotiate his way through lapped traffic, Cox almost managed to steal the win in the final sprint down the front stretch.  As Cox positioned himself on the inside, Strehle was forced to drive down to block as they neared the checkers.  Dalton Strehle would take the victory by just a fender with Steve Cox almost side by side as they crossed the line.  Larry Langston raced to the third spot while Austin Gamble placed fourth and Chris Neville was fifth.

    Friday, June 19th, is the scheduled make up for the 14th Annual Powell Memorial, featuring the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series.  The prestigious, $5000 to win late model event had originally been scheduled for June 5th, but was washed out by a deluge from the heavens.  And according to Ocala Speedway owner Mike Peters, that worked in everyone's favor as up to six more late models should be able appear on the new date that could not be there on the original date.  Also on the card with the Powell Memorial will be the Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks and the Gladiators.

    Ocala Speedway Results for 6/12/09

    Open Wheel Modified

    1- 33 Jeff Mathews
    2- 56 Dave Barber
    3- 40 Wayne Hammond
    4- 145 Jason Davis
    5- 27 John Bradley
    6- 12 Ronnie Soltis
    7- Z Tim Zackery
    8- 0 Richard Dickinson
    9- 75C Len O'Neill
    10- 90 Mark Buie
    11- 75 Mark Ryder

    Florida Mini Sprints

    1- 28 Tim O' Donnell
    2- 25 Harold Matthews
    3- 8 Eddie Moss Jr.
    4- 99 Leroy Moore
    5- 5 Steve Crabtree
    6- 86 Russ Heider
    7- 7 Jessie Teed
    8- 711 David Pleaugh
    9- 1M Eddie Moss
    10- 26 Eric Garey
    11- 88 Lennie Dallman
    12- 16 Chris Pacetti
    13- 11 Brett O' Donnell
    14- 14D Brian Penrose
    15- 9 Billy Chivers
    16- 32 Tommy Nelson
    17- 19 Scott Greene
    18- 81 Randy Carrier
    19- 24 Ken Penta
    20- 6 Walter Arnold
    21- 116 Matthew Harrell
    DNS- 15 Paul Lanza

    Hobby Stock

    1- 04 Bubba Christian
    2- 35 Kevin Durden
    3- XX David Kinsey
    4- 56 Patrick Williams
    5- 18 Mike Eubanks
    6- 83 Joe Boyd
    7- 35W David Walls
    8- 08 William Edwards
    9- 81 Donald Woosley
    10- 83X Joey Brown
    11- 98 Jamie Tinkham
    12- 3W Vaughn Woodall
    13- 89 Trey Cameron
    14- 59 William Stalnaker

    Gladiator

    1- 73 Dalton Strehle
    2- 88 Steve Cox
    3- 49 Larry Langston
    4- 23 Austin Gamble
    5- 69 Chris Neville
    6- 96 Eddie Lentz
    7- 8 Harold Lewis
    8- 12 Josh Hale
    9- 83 Kody Fisher
    10- 10 Ann Moon
    11- 78 Paul Hahn

    Next Week:  The 14th Annual Powell Memorial, featuring the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series. plus the Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks and Gladiators

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