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Driver Spotlight: Ashton Chilton

Driver Spotlight:

Ashton Chilton
Hometown: Key Largo Florida
Home track: 4-17 speedway
Birthday: 8/11
Class: Legend cars.
Car number: 77A
When did you start racing: May 2012 in gokarts.
Favorite track to race: I love citrus county speedway
Race Idol: Kyle Busch
Race highlight or favorite win: A WKA race in Pittsburgh when I won the race and the weekend championship on my dads birthday
People who help on car: All the guys at Little Gator Motorsports and my dad
Sponsors: CER Construction of Maryland, Chris’ bate and tackle of Tavernier Florida and Little Gator Motorsports.

 

By |2020-03-18T21:08:58+00:00March 18th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Driver Spotlight: Ashton Chilton

Driver Spotlight: LJ Grimm

Asphalt

Name: LJ Grimm

Hometown: Seffner,Fl

Home Track: Citrus/Showtime

Birthday: 09/21/1993

Class: Modified, Sprint Car, Late Model

Car Number: 25,88,33

History: When did you start racing and what did you start racing? I started racing go karts in 2000 and moved into a Sportsman in 2007.

What is your favorite track to race at? Citrus/Showtime
Who is your racing idol? My Dad

Highlight: Eddie Brann Memorial

Sponsors: Rick’s Hauling, L&L Fire Protection, Finney Shocks, Bronson Lube, Boyd’s Fabrication, Jimmy Cope Racing, Neuline, Webster Racecars, Dayton Andrews Dodge, BG Product

 

By |2020-03-18T02:39:09+00:00March 18th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Driver Spotlight: LJ Grimm

Auburndale Speedway Schedule update

Updated info on race cancellations and change to upcoming schedule to allow for the rescheduled event …

Races for March 21st are canceled, the Dave Westerman Memorial Sprint Cars will be rescheduled we are working with the sprints on that date and will announce as soon as possible.

Night of Destruction event for March 28th has been moved to May 16th. To make that work the races for May 16th are canceled, once again the Sprints race will be rescheduled to a later date to be announced.

May 23rd races with the Super Late Models will be moved to June 6th to allow the clean up after the Night of Destruction event.

Updated schedule is on auburndalespeedway.net

This is what we have done for now to make this work out, we will continue to monitor the virus and any changes will be announced going forward. We want you all to take care of yourselves and want the best for everyone !

Please watch the Facebook page and website for any updates ! Thank you !

 

By |2020-03-17T21:48:05+00:00March 17th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Auburndale Speedway Schedule update

State of Florida Racing results for the weekend of 3/14/2020

State wide racing results:

Sunshine State Racing Results 3/14/2020 ??????

North Florida Speedway

Street Stock Feature

1.] Heath Walker 55
2.] Jonathan Croson 94
3.] Jerry Fortner F16
4.] Trey Fortner 29
5.] Devin Walker NINE
6.] Doran Cheney 61C
7.] Parker Blankenship 14
8.] Thomas Pearson 17
9.] Scott Stewart C3
10.] Kevin Mills 01
11.] Chris Pearce 3P
12.] Timmy Roach 3R
13.] Jason Garver 74
14.] Ethan Butts B27
15.] Seth Caudill 44
16.] Cory Howard 4H DNS

Pure Stocks

1.] Karlin Ray 72
2.] Patrick Thomas 25
3.] Timmy Hatcher 97
4.] John Thorpe 114
5.] William Edwards 08
6.] James Edwards 17
7.] Paul Webb 4RD
8.] Rick Reed 66
9.] Joe Trowell 02
10.] John Warner 10
11.] Shawn Creech 07
12.] Donnie Oden 22
13.] Brent Strickland 46
14.] Jimmy Dowling 88
15.] Shane Guessford 34 DNS
16.] Daniel Lewis L55 DNS
17.] Timmy Roach 44 DNS
18.] Chase Carter 7 DNS

Box Stocks

1.] John Windham 91
2.] Emmett Mims 13
3.] Johnnie Pendarvis 3
4.] Tonya Sowles 02
5.] Jonathan Wilks 56
6.] Anthony Starner 51A
7.] Buddy Spradley 22
8.] Chuck Frater 46
9.] Earl Brown E1
10.] Robbie White 8
11.] Olvan Williams 45W DNS

Sports Mod Feature Results

1.] Andrew Smith 1
2.] Jim Passino 112
3.] Scott Kurtzner 76
4.] Corey Crews 29
5.] Jason Garver 61 DNS

Hendry County

Mini stocks

1. 3 scott Barlow
2. 11 Larry Thacker Jr
3. 5 steve throop
4. 113 pete Jacobs
5. 28 steve lotts
6. 1fl Andy Logan.

4.6 fords

1. 883 chris oncken
2. 01f jake Fenical
3. 69 jimmy Kemp
4. Jonathan Waldrup
5. 01 Tom boddy
6. 23 Paul Vieira
7. 24 Richard Pressley
8. #1 Richard Kauffman
9. 4m Madison Kinney
10. 48 matt Musgrave
11. 05 Barry Morley.

Open wheel modifieds

1st 8 Steve Stevenson
2nd 15 roger Crouse
3rd 74 rick Fenical
4th 19 Patrick Passanise
5th 28 mark Thompson
6th 7p zach Permann
7th 67 Garrett Stewart
8th 9 Steve throop
9th 40 shawn Reiss.

4-17 Southern Speedway

Florida Pro Trucks

1. 28 Dylan Bigley
2. 27 Cody Krucker
3. 7 Jason Lester
4. 12 Granger Perra
5. 37H Nick Hernandez
6. 41 Jefferey White
7. 24x Chase King
8. 35 Mike Whipple
9. 24 Donnie Burkhalter
10. 21 LeRoy Moore
11. 53 Brandon Martin
12. 57 Brey Holmes
13. 77 Colt Hensley
14. 84 Billy VanDevender

Street Stock

1. 7 Danny Caylor
2. 4 Jeff Firestine
3. 30 Chris Huntoon
4. 72 David Weinrich
5. 71 Dalton Ellis
6. 23 Kenny Gibson
7. 48 Rob McCormick

Mini Stock

1. 44 Cody LaVance
2. 14 Michael Meeks
3. 61 Jacob Wallace III
4. 62 Mike McLallen
5. 25 West Smith
6. 99 Amber Higbee

V8 Bomber
1. 7 Blaine Baer
2. 98 Cody Allen
3. 44 Billy Benoit
4. 18 Logan Leonard
5. 20 Kenny Gardiner
6. 86 Bubba VanDevender
7. 13D Jordan Dahl
8. 71 Dalton Ellis
9. 73 Morgan Guin
10. 48 Rob McCormick

Outlaw Modified
1. 11 Kevin Campbell
2. 5 Kyle Rice
3. 81 Lathan Chambers
4. 51 John Pollard Jr.
5. 26 Michael Endee-DNS
6. 42 Matt Wedgewood-DNS

Auburndale Speedway

American Racer Sportsman Twin 25 Race #1

1. 03 Geogre Gorham
2. 43 Brett Jenkins
3. 14 Adam Briggs
4. 16 Tim Sozio
5. 5 Bryton Prevatt
6. 92 Joe Winchell
7. 39 Ross Francisco
8. 00 Shawn Harper
9. 2 Chad Rutherford
10. 56 Brandon Morris
11 Charlie Brown–DQ’d unsportsman like conduct

Mini Cup
1. 88 Wilson Martins Jr
2. 71 Bill Rychel
07 Maria Martin—DNS

Mod Mini
1. 69 Michael Hinde
2. 3 Chris Narramore Jr
3. 9b Scott Bumgarner
4. 93 Chris Spring
5. 77 Lee Davis
6. 38 Clint Holmes
7. 5 Kelly Hahn
8. 62 Richard Brown
9. 80 Justin Ryan
10. 9m Fred Martin
11. 63 Daniel McLain
12. 88 Brad Blanton
45 Mike Kerrivan–DQ’d in tech
8 Mike Prevatt—DNS

Francisco’s Collision Center Pure Stocks

1. 41s Steven Osteen
2. 56 James Wright III
3. K9 George Gorham
4. 888 Craig Cuzzone
5. 15 Rebecca Catarelli
6. 175 Maria Martins
7. 4 Brandon Love
8. 11c Dodge Carlbert
9. 1 Mike Pitts
10. 5P James Peters
11. 64 Ronnie Abney
12. 07 Zach Perry
13. 41j Jammie Dunnahoe
14. 21 Sammy Coghill
A5 Thomas Meyers—DQ’d unsportsman like conduct

American Racer Sportsman Twin 25 Race #2 1. 56 Brandon Morris 2. 2 Chad Rutherford 3. 92 Joe Winchell
4 .03 George Gorham
5. 14 Travis Roland
6. 00 Shawn Harper
7. 39 Ross Francisco
8. 43 Brett Jenkins
9. 5 Bryton Prevatt
10. 11 Charlie Brown
11. 16 Tim Sozio

Citrus County Speedway

Ford Outlaw Figure 8

1. Neil Herne
2. Eric Sharrone
3. Shawn Senokossoff
4. Chuck Herne
5. Preston Davis
6. Dora Thorne
7. Martin Moff
8. Michael Autenrieth
9. Clayton Andrews
10. Justin Pittman

Flag Pole

1. Richard Henick
2. Kris Rummel
3. Tony Traina
4. Gerald Shumway
5. Keith Zavrel
6. Michael Gamache
7. Ricky Shahid
8. Thomas Gaffney
9. Nick Malverty
10. Lonnie Byassee

Demo Derby
1. Michael Autenrieth
2. Ralph Murchie
3. Nick Malverty
4. Daniel Valencia
5. Deric Sharrone
6. William Hindman
7. Raymond Rogers Jr

Enduro Feature

1. William Hindman
2. James Erb
3. Chris Harvey
4. Neil Herne
5. Chris Thornton
6. Matt Thornton
7. Michael Gilkerson II
8. Richard Henick
9. Zachary Robinson
10. Dustin Deschamps

Chain Car
1. Phili Joyner Jr
2. Michael Gamache
3. Tonya Traina
4. Lonnie Byassee
5. Neil Herne
6. Robert Anthony
7. Charles Herne
8. Dave Runion
9. Travis Schaub
10. Tony Williams
11. Jody Henley
12. Kris Rummel
13. Daniel Epier
14. Tom Corsi

By |2020-03-17T21:36:47+00:00March 17th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on State of Florida Racing results for the weekend of 3/14/2020

Driver Spotlight: Bill VanDevender

With not a lot of racing going on we figured we help you learn more about the drivers around the state with some Driver Spotlights

DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: asphalt
Bill VanDevender
Hometown: North Fort MYERS FL
Hometrack: 4-17 Southern Speedway
Birthday: 3/10
Class and #: Pro Truck #84

History: Started racing in 1999, Purestocks at Charlotte County Speedway.
Have raced everything from Bombers to Sprintcars.

Favorite place to race has to be Lakeland USA, but looking forward to going to Gresham

Racing idol, don’t really have an idol but respect Ken Schrader, Earnhardt, KB, Tim Richmond

People that help on truck: Jeremy and Michael Goddard, Will Patterson, Keith Mederios, Bubba, Stuart Vandevender John Boyer

Sponsors: Cypress Construction and Coatings, GATEWOOD glass, National Roofing

 

 

By |2020-03-17T21:21:58+00:00March 17th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Driver Spotlight: Bill VanDevender

It’s going to be a Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That’s right we want to give a huge congratulations to Brandon and Jami Martin, who had their gender reveal as part of the Florida Pro truck Challenge Series intermission Saturday night at the 4-17 Southern Speedway, with lot of friends and family there to enjoy it with them. Brantley Michael Martin will be joining the racing family in July and I am sure he will follow the family tradition and become a racer. Lets once again give them our Congratulations.

Below is video of gender reveal.

Gender reveal

Congratulations to the Martin family….

Posted by 4-17 Southern Speedway and Events on Saturday, March 14, 2020

By |2020-03-16T21:42:49+00:00March 16th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on It’s going to be a Boy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dylan Bigley wins Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series race at 4-17 Southern Speedway

On Saturday night the Florida Pro Truck Challenge series made their first trip of the year to the 4-17 Southern Speedway in Punta Gorda, FL. This race would see lots of action and many lead changes but when the smoke settled it was Dylan Bigely that landed in victory lane, in his brothers number 28 pro truck. Dylan broke the track record in qualifying and started 6th in the race.

Top Three Interviews:

Dylan Bigley takes the win in The Florida Pro Truck Challenge series race at the 4-17 Southern Speedway.

Posted by Sunshine State Racing on Saturday, March 14, 2020

Full Race will be posted below and is brought to you by Southern Race Fuels and Sunoco.

Race results:

4-17 Southern Speedway
March 14, 2020
Race results
Florida Pro Trucks
Qualifying
1. 28 Dylan Bigley 15.458 (New Track Record)
2. 84 Billy VanDevender 15.630
3. 27 Cody Krucker 15.694
4. 37H Nick Hernandez 15.738
5. 12 Granger Perra 15.797
6. 57 Brey Holmes 15.894
7. 77 Colt Hensley 15.899
8. 7 Jason Lester 15.941
9. 41 Jefferey White 15.976
10. 24 Donnie Burkhalter 16.045
11. 24x Chase King 16.049
12. 35 Mike Whipple 16.146
13. 21 LeRoy Moore 16.223
14. 53 Brandon Martin 16.515

Feature 50 Laps
1. 28 Dylan Bigley
2. 27 Cody Krucker
3. 7 Jason Lester
4. 12 Granger Perra
5. 37H Nick Hernandez
6. 41 Jefferey White
7. 24x Chase King
8. 35 Mike Whipple
9. 24 Donnie Burkhalter
10. 21 LeRoy Moore
11. 53 Brandon Martin
12. 57 Brey Holmes
13. 77 Colt Hensley
14. 84 Billy VanDevender
Street Stock

Full Race:

Pro Truck 50

Posted by Sunshine State Racing on Saturday, March 14, 2020

 

By |2020-03-15T20:05:00+00:00March 15th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Dylan Bigley wins Florida Pro Truck Challenge Series race at 4-17 Southern Speedway

Weekend update and racing schedule for Florida this weekend

An Update from all of us at Karnac.com and Sunshine State Racing.

We will Post a weekend Schedule tomorrow.

As of right now, we are monitoring all updates and in communication with our local tracks. They will notify us of any changes in schedule if necessary. As soon as we receive the updates we will pass them onto you. Unfortunately alot of the tracks are under city/county rules and it may be out of their hands.
We will plan to cover the tracks that are open and operating this weekend as normal. Our radio show will proceed as always Saturday.
Hope to see ya at a track!!!

If there is racing in Florida we will have your coverage.

 

By |2020-03-12T21:06:02+00:00March 12th, 2020|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Weekend update and racing schedule for Florida this weekend

The BP Products Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series returns to Citrus County Speedway

This Saturday the always exciting winged sprint cars of the BP Products Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series return to Citrus County Speedway. A great field of sprint cars are expected and will be joined by the pure stocks, street stocks, and mini stocks. Be sure and be there for a show you will not want to miss.

By |2020-03-10T01:20:44+00:00March 4th, 2020|Citrus County Speedway, Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on The BP Products Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series returns to Citrus County Speedway