August 23, 2014, Ocala, FL- Florida’s number one dirt track was in perfect condition as cars rolled out on to the track for the start of their heat races. As Mother Nature threatened the nights racing action with a rain shower during heat races, Jimmy Flores and track crew went to work again to bring the surface back to life and complete the nights racing events. The fans that showed up and waited the rain out were in for a treat as the racers took to the well prepared surface.
First up were Hobby Stocks with David Arivett (76) and Joe Forsyth (17F) starting on the front row. Fans asked if we would see a first time feature winner in victory lane, or would the only previous feature winner in the field, Rick Elwood (92) be able to take home his third feature win of the season. At the drop of the green flag Arivett would get the jump on Forsyth, but Forsyth refused to settle for second. Forsyth looked high and low looking for a way around Arivett. On Lap 12 Arivette would give Forsyth the inside line coming out of turn two, once there it appeared Arivette would push to the wall and spin bring out the caution. Forsyth would control the lead and bring home is first Feature win of the season, followed by William Edwards (08E), Elwood (92) Brandon Elwood (28E) and Arivett (76). Heat race winners were Cory Hupp (22) and Forsyth.
Next, the Florida T.Q. Late Models roared out onto the track in usual fashion. It was fan favorite Terry Wright (007) to jump to early lead. On lap three the caution waived for Chuck Cessna (58), leaving Wright second guessing his choosing of the inside lane for the restart. Dalton Hopke (H1) would charge for the lead and hold on to it for the next 6 circuits, when Hopke would bring out the caution relinquish the lead once again to Wright. Wright would make his way to the checkered followed by David Rader (6), Randy Glick (45), Hopke and Kevin Mckenzie (7). Heat race winners were Rader and Wright.
The Race Car Engineering Late Models were next to take to the track. With the “Mayo Missile” Devin Walker (55) and the “Professor” Ivedent Lloyd Jr. (21) slated to start on the front row, fans were picking there favorite to win the race. Lloyd would take the early lead only to give it up to Jack Nosbisch (12) on lap 5. Nosbisch would never look back, as Nosbisch took the “Professor” to school. First to the finish line would Nosbisch followed by Lloyd, Mark Whitener (58), young Tyler Clem (14) and Walker. Heat race wins go to Lloyd and Walker.
The V-8 Thunder Stocks were next out, as pole sitter Mark Trexler (34) failed to make the call for mechanical issues. As outside pole sitter and last weeks feature winner Jonathan Appleby (69A) wanted nothing more to make it “Two in a Row”. Appleby took the lead on lap one, leaving everyone else racing for second. As “Rookie” driver Gene Posey Jr. and “Veteran” driver Sean Babcock (4) would race hard for second, it would be the “Rookie” Gene Posey Jr. for the race for second, followed by Babcock, D.J. Horiski (69) and Michael Autenrieth (32) would round out the top five. Heat wins belonged to Trexler and Appleby.
The Gladiator division saw Robert Gullett (2) take home another win for the 2014 season, followed by Chris Thomas (5) and Guy Bacelo Jr. (85). The Heat race went to Guy Bacelo Jr. in the Chuck Cessna powered machine.
Join us next week August 30, 2014 for the Top Gun Sprints, Florida Mini Sprints, and a $1000 to win Limited Late Model Race (partnered with East Bay Raceway Park), V-8 Thunder Stocks and Hobby Stocks. Pit Gate opens @ 4:00 p.m., Grandstand gate @ 5:00 p.m. and racing starts @ 7:00 p.m. For information concerning ticket prices and a complete season schedule please visit us on the web at www.bubbaracewaypark.com.
Late Model - Feature
|1||3||12||Jack Nosbisch||Riverview , Fl||50.00|
|2||2||21||Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.||Ocala , Fl||48.00|
|3||9||58||Mark Whitener||Middleburg , Fl||46.00|
|5||1||55||Devin Walker||Mayo , Fl||42.00|
|9||8||10X||David Ponton||Lake City, Fl||0.00||DNS|
|V-8 Thunderstock - Feature|
|1||2||69A||Jonathan Appleby||Ocala , Fl||50.00|
|2||4||56||Gene Posey Jr.||-||48.00|
|3||3||4||Sean Babcock||Ocala , Fl||46.00|
|4||6||69||Donald "d.j." Horiski||Ocala , Fl||44.00|
|5||10||32||Michael Autenrieth||, Fl||42.00|
|8||1||34||Stephen "mark" Trexler||Morriston , Fl||0.00||DNS|
|9||7||72D||Terry Dunbar||Ocala , Fl||0.00||DNS|
|10||9||11K||Shane Williams||Deland , Fl||0.00||DNS|
|Hobby Stock - Feature|
|1||2||17F||Joseph Forsyth||Starke , Fl||50.00|
|2||4||08E||William Edwards||Gainesville , Fl||48.00|
|3||5||92||Rick Elwood||Ocala , Fl||46.00|
|4||7||28E||Brandon Elwood||Anthony , Fl||44.00|
|5||1||76||David Arivett||Ocala , Fl||42.00|
|6||10||55S||Tom Sheehan||Belleview , Fl||40.00|
|7||9||4C||Richard Calmes Jr.||Sanford , Fl||38.00|
|8||3||22||Cory Hupp||Apopka , Fl||36.00|
|9||6||24||Dennis Williams||Zephyrhills , Fl||34.00|
|Florida T.Q. Late Models - Feature|
|1||1||007||Terry Wright||Jacksonville , Fl||50.00|
|2||2||6||David Rader||Jacksonville , Fl||48.00|
|4||4||H1||Dalton Hopke||Jacksonville , Fl||44.00|
|5||5||7||Kevin Mckenzie||Anthony , Fl||42.00|
|6||6||H2||John Hopke||Jacksonville , Fl||40.00|
|10||8||85||Larry Kibbey||Ocala , Fl||32.00|
|Gladiator - Feature|
|1||3||2||Robert Gullett||Lakeland , Fl||100.00|
|2||1||85||Guy Bacelo Jr.||-||96.00|