Tampa, FL – It looked as if Mother Nature would spoil yet another night of racing, but after a 2 hour rain delay, the crowd would see six divisions tonight as the USA Firecracker 50 for the Donnie Tanner Memorial Series Race #2 would try its third attempt to get the race in after two previous rain dates. Also racing were the Limited Late Models, V8 Warriors, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Outlaw Fours and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers.
First feature of the night went to the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks as they would run a 15 Lap Feature only. Starting on the front row was Thomas Burnside and Larry Chumney,II. Ronnie Heard would take the early lead and had a half a straight away lead until the first caution would come out on lap eight as two cars tangled in turn two. Heard would take the green and had Scotty Kay, Jr. challenging for the lead on lap nine as Scotty crossed the line by just a half car length over Heard. Caution would come out on lap ten as another car spun in turn four. With just five laps to go it would be a single file restart as Kay, Jr., Heard and Tim Gay would tangle causing another caution in turn one. That would hand the lead over to Buck Woodhouse as he went on to win his second feature of the year. Rounding out the top five were Jeff Rodgers, Billy Barstow, David Barwick, II and Matthew Grissom.