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All Tech Raceway Update on Florida Late Model race this weekend and weather

All Tech Raceway Update on Florida Late Model race this weekend and weather

 

Attention

Florida Late Models

and All other Race Teams scheduled to race this weekend(4/17). We have been watching the weather just like you, if by chance we don’t get to race this weekend we will make up the FULL event next weekend with practice on Friday 4/23 and Racing on Saturday 4/24

Everything will stay the same as far as pricing and payouts.
Thanks All-Tech Raceway!
By |2021-04-14T22:27:26+00:00April 14th, 2021|Racing News|Comments Off on All Tech Raceway Update on Florida Late Model race this weekend and weather

ALL the Information you need for the Keep It Truckin 100 at 4-17 Southern Speedway on 4-17

ALL the Information you need for the Keep It Truckin 100 at 4-17 Southern Speedway on 4-17

We hope to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Get there early for a great seat and up close parking

Link to promo video:

https://www.facebook.com/SunshineStateRacing/videos/446828416376360

 

Important news regarding 4-17 weekend celebration and rain check redemption from 4/10/21 – Please read all the way to the end:
Rain out 4/10/21:
All wristbands and grandstand vouchers must be redeemed no later than May 15, 2021. All classes originally scheduled on 4/10/21 will race between now and May15th. In order to claim your rain check each individual must present your original wristband or grandstand receipt ~ no exceptions will be made.
4-17 Weekend Celebration:
Friday 4/16/21:
Pit Gates open 12pm
Open Practice 1pm-8pm (schedule is attached)
Pit Party & 2020 Season Awards: 8:30pm – ????
Fees: $10/pp & $10/ race car or truck ~ open to the public
We will be having live music by Storm Warning along with food trucks and adult beverages (Food & drink available for purchase)
2-day wristbands will be available for purchase on Friday 4/16/21 from 12pm – 7pm only. $10 practice/spectator + $35 pit entry for Saturday 4-17. An additional $10 will be charged for each race car or truck.
2020 Season Awards will be presented at 9pm (4/16/21) for those in attendance. For those unable to make this event, awards will be held until Saturday, May 15th. We understand this is short notice, but we have just received the final items needed to complete the awards.
Saturday 4/17/21:
Pit Gates open 12pm
Schedule is attached.
$35/pp
Grandstands open 4pm
$20 adult/ $18 Military, 1st Responder, seniors/ $13 students 6-17/ children 5 and under are free. It is recommended to arrive early for preferred parking and seating (no parking fees). Please note – Saturday parking will be different than “normal” due to having to use the handicap area for race car parking. Alternative handicap parking will be available in different areas
Open to spectators Friday & Saturday. Friday is pit access only. Saturday is pit and grandstand access ~ bleacher seating available, or bring your own chair to sit on “The Hill”.
Face masks are recommended, but are not required
Cash Only Venue – ATM will be on premises Saturday for your convenience
No outside food or beverages inside grandstands
No pets are allowed on the property
No fireworks or explosives’, firearms, or weapons of any type are permitted ~ we are on FAA property

Why is 4-17 named 4-17 and wish Joe and Janet a Happy 417

 

As of Sunday 4/11/21, the entry list for the “Keep Truckin’ 100 presented by Q Auto & Injury Attorney is:
417 Southern Speedway
Q Auto and Injury Attorneys “Keep on Truckin’ 100” Entry List
41 Jeffery White – Florida
13 JR J.r. Garcia – Florida
31 Jacob Nicoletti – Florida
3 Derek Pugh – Florida
84 Brandon Hunt – Connecticut
28 Dylan Bigley – Florida
57 Brey Holmes – Florida
0 Mason Love – Florida
92 Brennon Pletcher – Florida
93 Cole Brooks Robinson – Florida
6 Jimmy Frazier III – Florida
22 Chuck Harrison II – Florida
24 Chase King – Florida
24 Donnie Burkhalter – Florida
25 Cody McDuffie – Florida
5 Richard Griffis – Florida
14 Michael Meeks – Florida
5 Dodge ” Below the Yellow LIne” Carlbert – Florida
13 Damien Kohut – Florida
37 Nick Hernandez – Florida
21 Daniel Mcclain – Florida
37 Michael Goddard – Florida
2 Devin Kyle – Florida
18 Dylan Brewer – Florida
93 Cole Robinson – Florida
80 Cole Wurster – Florida
11 Carter Brown – Florida
5K Kristin Clements – Florida
57 Chad Rutherford – Florida
41 Steve Darvalics – Florida
21 Bryton Horner – Florida
9 Rusty Davis – Georgia
10 George Gorham Jr. – Florida
59 Becca Monopoli – Florida
118 Landon DeVaughn – Alabama
12 Granger Perra – Florida
99 Johnny Marra – Florida
54 Bruce Bennett – Florida
21 Sammy Coghill – Florida
00 Gavin Graham – Florida
Gonna be a great night! We also currently have 15 A-Modifieds & 15 Legends pre-registered…have not counted Street Stocks yet. We recommend arriving early for preferred parking and seating.
FRIDAY PIT PARTY:
By |2021-04-14T22:10:47+00:00April 14th, 2021|Racing News|Comments Off on ALL the Information you need for the Keep It Truckin 100 at 4-17 Southern Speedway on 4-17

George Gorham Jr. represented Florida well in his NASCAR Debut at Martinsville Speedway

George Gorham Jr. represented Florida well in his NASCAR Debut at Martinsville Speedway

 

Full Story after we interview George on Sunshine State Racing Weekly Recap Show.

Full DGM Racing Recap:

Martinsville Speedway

#CampOut250 Race Recap:

?JWMotorsports rebounds to the lead lap after going 2 laps down when a flat tire caused him to spin. Fought hard to bring it home P. 16. #noquitindgm
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George Gorham Jr. Racingin his Xfinity Series debut captures stage points and finishes P. 18 after starting 37th.
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Alex Labbé’s day ended in flames after the LR brake malfunctioned, causing the RR to overheat, catch fire and blow the tire. Prior to the mechanical issue he was spun twice by other competitors, once while running in the top 10 and laps away from earning stage points. Disappointing finish of P. 31.
George Gorham Jr. Racing sneaking in with some stage points in his
NASCAR Xfinity Series debut!
By |2021-04-12T22:00:37+00:00April 12th, 2021|Racing News|Comments Off on George Gorham Jr. represented Florida well in his NASCAR Debut at Martinsville Speedway

What’s Racing Around Florida This Weekend April 17th 2021 Brought To You By LeMaster’s Insurance Agency

What’s Racing Around Florida This Weekend April 17th 2021 Brought To You By LeMaster’s Insurance Agency

 

Asphalt Tracks:

 

4-17 Southern Speedway:

Pro Truck $5000, Street Stock, A-Modified, Legends

Pro Truck 100 $5,000 TO WIN, Street Stock twin 25’s, A-Modified 25, Legends 25

Showtime Speedway:

off this weekend

Auburndale Speedway:

off this weekend

Citrus County Speedway:

April 17th, 2021
Sunoco Open Wheel Modifieds 50 Laps
crocketts towing Ford outlaws 25 Laps
signsfast pure stocks 25 Laps
oreilly auto parts mini stocks 25 laps
mod mini 25 laps

 

New Smyrna Speedway:

David Rogers’ Super Late Model 50

Super Late Model 50, Sportsman 25, E-Mod 25, Bomber B 20, Ground Pounder 20

Dirt Tracks:

Hendry County Motorsports Park:

APRIL 17th
FLA LATE MODELS
4.6 FORDS
V-8 WARRIORS
GLADIATORS

East Bay Raceway Park:

April 17 – 604 Late Models, V-8 Warriors (Jody Robbins Memorial, $400 to win), Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Q Mini Sprints, Outlaw 4s, Mod Lites, Florida Old Time Modifieds

 

All-Tech Raceway:

Saturday Apr 17, 2021

FLORIDA LATE MODEL CHALLENGE SERIES
SPRING 50 – $5,000 TO WIN!

PLUS:

Reeds Metals 602 Late Models
Street Stocks
Pure Stocks

North Florida Speedway:

off this weekend

Volusia Speedway Park:

BAD FAST 50
Street Stocks, 3/4 Modifieds, 602 Late Models, 604 Late Models

Putnam Raceway:

Racing

  • E-Mods
  • Street Stocks
  • V-8 Thunder Stocks
  • Real Stocks
  • 4 Cyl Gladiators
  • 4.6 Ford Crown Vics
By |2021-04-12T21:40:19+00:00April 12th, 2021|Racing News|Comments Off on What’s Racing Around Florida This Weekend April 17th 2021 Brought To You By LeMaster’s Insurance Agency

Two Local Companies and DGM Racing Helping George Gorham Jr. Live Out His Childhood Dream This Friday Night

Two Local Companies and DGM Racing Helping George Gorham Jr. Live Out His Childhood Dream This Friday Night

That’s right this Friday night in Martinsville, VA. George Gorham Jr. Is going to make his NASCAR Debut in the DGM Racing #90 with the Sponsorship of Blackburn’s BBQ Oak smoked and Fransisco’s Collision Center.  George Gorham has had this dream since he was a young kid.  Finally! A dream of mine since I was a kid awaits me! said Gorham.  He is a driver that will drive and compete competitively in any class around the state and has quite a resume of wins and several Super Late Model Championships.

As an example Gorham race last weekend in a pure stock at Auburndale Speedway right in his hometown, this weekend he will compete with the big dogs on the Nascar Xfinity Series, and next weekend he will be back competing on the local level at 4-17 Southern Speedway in the 5k to win Keep trucking 100.

George is beyond grateful of the support of his Family which supports him at every race and on and at local tracks, they are his pit crew, all the way down to his youngest son Macon.  DGM Racing has given hm to drive the 90  Nascar Xfinity after George got his NASCAR license earlier this year.

What Stays the same from the short tracks to the big stage are the local supporters and sponsors that have stepped up to make his dream a reality.

 

From all of us at Sunshine State racing and Most Everyone in Florida (LOL) we will be rooting for you this Friday night under the lights!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

By |2021-04-07T23:18:06+00:00April 7th, 2021|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Two Local Companies and DGM Racing Helping George Gorham Jr. Live Out His Childhood Dream This Friday Night

TOUR OF DESTRUCTION: AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT RACER SPOTLIGHT- STEPHANIE MATHIS – #29

 

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
RACER SPOTLIGHT- STEPHANIE MATHIS – #29

If you want a break from the normal Saturday night short track, go see one of these Night of Destruction Shows, you’ll be glad you did. Great entertainment for the whole family, get there early, it fills up fast!!!

 

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT
RACER SPOTLIGHT- STEPHANIE MATHIS – #29
Stephanie will be trading in the polish ? to trade some paint
on the race track this weekend! ?
She will be competing in the Chain Race, Flagpole Race, Skidcar Race, Reverse Race & Trailer Race!
By |2021-04-06T23:40:34+00:00April 6th, 2021|Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on TOUR OF DESTRUCTION: AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY – THIS SATURDAY NIGHT RACER SPOTLIGHT- STEPHANIE MATHIS – #29

DECAIRE TAKES WESTERMAN MEMORIAL; WIN STREAK NOW AT FIVE

DECAIRE TAKES WESTERMAN MEMORIAL; WIN STREAK NOW AT FIVE

Story and Photos From Dave Sink and Pavement Pounders:

 

 

April 3, 2021 – Auburndale, Florida – Troy DeCaire won the inaugural “Dave Westerman Memorial” Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway to give him his fourth consecutive BG Southern Sprint Car Shootout Series victory and fifth win overall in a young 2021 season.
Unlike his four previous SSSS wins this season, his most recent win was anything but a cake walk and sent DeCaire on a roller coaster ride beginning early in the day.
While running third in his heat race, his car come to an abrupt stop exiting turn four on lap seven. DeCaire quickly bailed out of his mount grimacing in pain. An apparent u-joint broke, and-in-the process smashed his right foot. A few short minutes later DeCaire could be found in his pit area walking with a limp and an ice bag over his foot. He was helping his crew thrash to get the repairs done in time for the feature.
As the final car pushed off for the 40-lap feature, it did not appear DeCaire would present himself in time for the feature event. But DeCaire miraculously appeared at the entrance to the track just as the filed paraded around the speedway.
When the green flag waved on the event Travis Bliemeister lead the first three circuits before surrendering the lead to Sport Allen. Meanwhile DeCaire had quickly worked himself into the fourth position by lap ten and set sail for the leaders. By lad eighteen DeCaire had caught race leader Allen in lapped traffic. Over the next ten laps the duo would weave in and out of lapped traffic while trading the lead multiple times. At times, the battle for the lead would include three and four-wide racing. By lap thirty-four, DeCaire had sealed his claim on the point and raced the rest of the way to victory.
“It’s been a long time since I’ve had a u-joint explode” explained DeCaire after the race,” Thank God it wasn’t at a big track but a little one like this. It came apart and slapped me on the foot. My big toes purple and I lost a toenail. I’m proud of my guys for getting this thing back together. We had to borrow parts off a few other teams. I love running with Sport (Allen). We were in there throwing hay makers at each other and that was a lot of fun”. concluded DeCaire.
With Saturday’s win, Decaire becomes the first driver to collect five sprint car feature victories in 2021, dirt or pavement.
DAVE WESTERMAN MEMORIAL 40-LAP RESULTS
1. Troy DeCaire (36)
2. Sport Allen (88a)
3. Joey Aguilar (11)
4. Mickey Kempgens (5s)
5. LJ Grimm (88)
6. Gary Wiggins (44)
7. Travis Bliemeister (3)
8. Bruce Brantley (25)
9. Bo Hartley (3x)
10. Francis Crowder (77)
11. Bill Pettijohn (9)
12. Daniel Miller (00)
13. Dude Teate (0)
DNS Tommy Nichols (55)

 

By |2021-04-06T22:59:05+00:00April 6th, 2021|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on DECAIRE TAKES WESTERMAN MEMORIAL; WIN STREAK NOW AT FIVE

Mathews Doubles with Donnie Tanner LM and Modified Wins

Mathews Doubles with Donnie Tanner LM and Modified Wins

Photos By Mike Horne Track Photographer Story from track :

 

Jeff Mathews prevailed in the 50-lap main for the 604 Late Models in honor of legendary racer Donnie Tanner and then jumped into his Modified and captured a 15-lap main event, dominating both events.

The 21-car Late Model event started with Phillip Cobb as the early leader. Travis Varnadore was able to grab second from John Norris on the second lap and stay near the leader. Mathews made his pass to grab second on lap 9 and backed it up with a move to take the lead. With the green flag staying out, Mathews was able to build up a straightaway lead. Five laps later, the lead was half the track as Mathews had lapped up to the 10th spot. Jesse Brown was about to take second on lap 23 when his car slowed in turn three and Brown retired from the event. The caution flag wiped out Mathews’ big lead, but on each subsequent restart, Mathews could not be caught. Cobb, Varnadore and Doug Horton won preliminaries.

After a brief respite in Victory Lane, Mathews dashed to his Modified in the infield and picked up right where he left off. He moved into the lead in the early going and rolled to a win for a return to Victory Lane in back-to-back races. Mathews and Tyler Clem had earned heat wins.

Garrett Green captured the Q Auto & Injury Medical Malpractice, taking the early race lead. The race was red flagged when Steve Diamond and Keith Butler made contact, sending Butler into a flip. The driver was okay, but both were eliminated from the competition. For Green, it ends a yearlong dry spell since his last visit to East Bay’s Victory Lane. Green had earlier won his heat as did Andy Cobb.

Winternationals Street Stock champion Tim Gay used the outside line to move through the pack and claim the 15-lap Street Stock main event. Gay won his heat race, along with 2020 track champion Billy Barstow.

Bruce Comer was absent for the first night of competition in the Q Mini Sprints, but his car was in Victory Lane thanks to Robby Hoffmann. Come knew the pressure was on, winning his heat and backing it up with a strong run to victory in the 15-lap main. Dallas Casey opened the night with his first heat win of 2021.

The Gladiators turned up in support of the first Mama Kathy Memorial, an event in honor of a top supporter of racing and the Gladiator class who passed away in 2020. Heat wins were taken by Baily Purcell, Rodney Martin and D.J. Taylor, with Taylor making his first racing start in three years. If there was any rust on Taylor, it was gone by the time the feature rolled around. Taylor powered from third to first on the 10th lap to score the feature win.

East Bay will be dark on April 10 with racing to resume on April 17. The Jody Robbins Memorial for V-8 Warriors will pay $400 to the winner with racing action in 604 Late Models, Modifieds, Mini Sprints, Mod Lites, Outlaw 4s and Florida Old Time Modifieds.

 

604 LATE MODELS – Donnie Tanner Memorial

Feature: Jeff Mathews (33), Travis Varnadore (41), Phillip Cobb (03), Doug Horton (46), Raymond Folwell (3), Tanner Cobb (03c), Josh Peacock (21), Shan Smith (32), Matt Herlong (131), John Norris (87), Wallace Peacock (P1), Daniel Woody (29), Waylon Haynes (11), Ken Elletson (11E), Thomas Burnside (13), Jimmy Waldrop (9), Jesse Brown (7JR), Charlie Ally (9A), Jason Russell (75R), Brandon Yates (86), Steve Mathis Jr. (95)

GAGEL’S MODIFIEDS

Feature: Jeff Mathews (33), Tyler Clem (14), Billy Howard (47), Scott Bane (23B), Bryan Bernhardt (B69), Chris Bailey (77B), Austin Sanders (64), Doug Dyal (97D). DNS – John Bradley (X27)

Q AUTO & INJURY MEDICAL MALPRACTICE ATTORNEYS SPRINTS

Feature: Garrett Green (82), Frank Beck (89), Dylan Colding (23D), Alex Boerner (1), Shane Butler (15), Guy Bos (3k), Tim George (1*), Andy Cobb (1C), Steven Muller (50K), Chris Hahn (2), Keith Butler (19), Steve Diamond (9). DNS – Danny Jones (14), Joe Zuczek (50)

STREET STOCKS

Feature: Timmy Gay (90), Zack Amundsen (20), Jerry Bruce (35), Rich Livernois Jr. (71), Jimmy Wagner (17W), Billy Barstow (756), Brian Barse (5), Michael Cherry (19), Buck Woodhouse (55), Doug Johnson (09), Kyle Bowman (46K). DNS – Robert Allen (98)

Q MINI SPRINTS

Feature: Bruce Comer (21), Stephen Thomas (7S), Bryce Comer (6), Randy Thomas (4R), Dallas Casey (87), Jo Jo Davis (7j), David Hall (67), Brad Sutton (9), Mark Reynolds (1). DNS – Joe Bartow (3)

GLADIATORS

Feature: D.J. Taylor (00), Wayne Kissam (03W), Troy Dittebrand (222), Tracy Maynard (62), Jeff Smith (15), Rick Rutledge Sr. (4), Bailey Purcell (07), Joshua Genarie (93P), Timothy Simmons (16), Patrick Tabb (03), David Zeman (13), Daniel Bowman (46), Rodney Martin (21), Derrick Edwards (17), David Wood (21W), Callie Gubich (513), Kyle Kruse (1K), Hunter Lovelady (68), Patrick Fiore (88), Davey Martin (21D), Brett Proctor (1), Jerry Moore (70), Joshua Ashmore (29), Alyssa Grant

By |2021-04-06T22:50:17+00:00April 6th, 2021|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Mathews Doubles with Donnie Tanner LM and Modified Wins

Brandon Ford Wheelman Series! Head to Crisp Motorsports Park for Spring Fling

Brandon Ford Wheelman Series! Head to Crisp Motorsports Park for Spring Fling

 

Florida’s best Sportsman take on the Watermelon Capital this weekend.

Its race week at Crisp MotorSports Park for round #2 of the 2021 Brandon Ford Wheelman Series! Drivers, if you haven’t registered yet, don’t forget you only have until Thursday at 2pm to be entered in for your chance to win a free tire! Registration is simple, just send us a message or give us a call @ 800-882-7231

 

Who win take win number 2 of the season??

By |2021-04-05T22:48:43+00:00April 5th, 2021|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Brandon Ford Wheelman Series! Head to Crisp Motorsports Park for Spring Fling

Marketing Partners Wanted

Hello Sunshine State Racing fans and Followers. We are looking for a few new marketing partners for a few projects we want to look at getting underway.
We are looking for one to two companies that would want to help us upgrade the message board on Karnac. The old board is out dated and we can not even comment on it as a group anymore. With this we want to give you all a great forum to talk racing and about your coming events. Also bring a great new classifieds page to you the racers.
Second we would like to add a wireless device to our camera system that would allow us to do live in broadcast pit reports and we could give people updates on the racers in the pits as wrecks and things happen and get the drivers point of view as they happen. We are looking for a company or two to help with this.
You would get your company name on the interviews or on message board.
If you are interested or know anyone that might be please message us here or one of us directly amd we can give you details. We also always have broadcast advertising and marketing available anytime.
We thank you for all your support and we try to keep stepping up our game for you the fans and racers.
Team SSR
Email:Robert@Karnac.com or Jennifer@karnac.com
Phone: 863-990-3564
By |2021-04-05T22:19:17+00:00April 5th, 2021|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Marketing Partners Wanted