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The Summer Spectacular At Bubba Raceway Park

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By- Jim Rouse, BRP Media

BRPBANNERAD-MINI6-17-13. Ocala, FL- Bubba Raceway Park has a special event line up for the next two week-ends, the first of which is the Summer Spectacular this Friday and Saturday (June 21st and 22nd). On Friday, the Bubba Army Late Models will have a Practice Session, while the Hobby Stocks and 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks will Qualify and Heat Race. On Saturday, the Late Models will race for $3000, while the Hobby Stocks and Thunder Stocks will each battle for $2000. The E-Mods will join the fun on Saturday night.
 
Only three races have been run this season, but the three winners have been usuals in Kyle Bronson, Darrell Padgett, and Mark Whitener. Rich Pratt is the points leader in his Groeb Farms #0, a gap he hopes to build upon with a victory. Pratt has won in his UMP Modified this season, but Tyler Clem will try to stop him and take his own Winghouse #14 to the top step after his first career Limited Late Model win last week. Right behind Clem is Jeff Mathews, a driver with multiple wins in his Gator Core Recycling-sponsored Crate Late Model and UMP Modified. Last year’s division champion, Mark Whitener, was unstoppable last time out, and hopes to go back-to-back in his Dave’s Towing #58, something he’s done quite a bit since he joined Big Frog Motorsports in 2010. Billy Holmes rounds out the top five in his Rent-N-Roll #7, and Holmes hopes to decipher the field and claim the $3000 prize. Expect the big names- Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. and Tyler Ivey, to name a couple- as they chase the cash at Bubba Raceway Park.
 
Only three drivers have won multiple races in 2013 but for good reason. Last time out it was “The Gambler” Trevor Gamble taking the win- his eleventh in the Modern Era, a division record- in a brand new Gamble Racing Chassis-sponsored entry. Gamble will join points leader Devin Walker at the front as Walker tries to take the Lasoski Racing #55 to the prize. Brian Shea is second in the standings, a place he knows he can win a championship from as he won a Thunder Stock title in 2011. Shea will try to chase Walker down in his BP Electric #19, while Hunter Gustafson tries to get the Precision Race Cars #15 to P1. Sean Monoghan and Don Woosley complete the top five in the standings, with Woosley already having a win in 2013. “The Altoona Assassins” will be there with Bubba and Grady Christian headlining their group, and “The Big Lake Boys” have Tommy Hill, Scotty Kay, Jr., and Brian Morgan representing them, as well as a few others. Hill has a win thus far, and Morgan- as well as Walker and Gustafson- has two. The likes of Mike Stalnaker and plenty others will attack as well, and the greatest race of 2013 could very well happen on this week-end.
 
Only three men in the 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks top five have never won, as points leader William Gillam took his JNM Ironworks #13 to Coors Light Winner’s Circle for the first time a month ago, and Brandon Elwood- who sits just two points behind Gillam- took career dirt wins #1 and #2 earlier this year in his Hunley Express #28. Tony Campbell has slipped back into third in his Zellwood Truck Stops #6, but is focused on the $2000 prize and, maybe, the standings. Melvin Fockler will do his best to claw back into title contention in his BK Graphics #33, and the same is true for the TNT Auto Works #73 driver, Brandon Tillander. After a couple of years in which he struggled, Tillander has a strong car and what better way to prove so then with a win ‘Money Race’ win? Jeff Stalnaker, Jr., Jeffrey Smith, Mike Tovet, and Randy Strehle will try their hands at it and maybe steal a win from the championship contenders.
 
The E-Mods will have open air, especially since Shane Nichols reign is over. Nichols actually got involved in an accident, so he still hasn’t finished and lost a race in the division. He leads the championship in his #65 by just thirteen over Shane Taylor. Now, if that’s not confusing enough for announcers, Shawn Taylor- Shane’s brother- sits twelve behind his brother. After the name game up front, Charlie Howard, Jr. and Roy Crain complete the top five as both consistently run up front and make the most of the Taylor’s misfortunes and Nichols’ as well.
 
Pits will open at 5:00 on Friday, with grandstands opening at 6:00, and opening ceremonies scheduled for 8:00. For more info on the Summer Spectacular or the 29th’s Mike Peters Open, check out
www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400!

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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