Final Truck Race of the Season – Veterans Get in Free Saturday Night at Auburndale Speedway

by Dave Westerman

November 13th will be a lucky evening for Veterans and Active Military personnel as Auburndale Speedway will let all of them in absolutely free this week in honor of Veterans Day to enjoy a big eight division racing program.

The Auburndale Trucks make their final run of the season and will be joined by the Sportsman cars for their final race of 2010. Also on the card are the Legend Cars, Street Stocks, V-8 Bombers, Mini Stocks, Bandoleros and the Kids Club.

The battle to see who will be the 2010 Truck champion comes down to the final race this weekend as young Tim Sozio of DeBary leads Valrico’s Jim Cowhey, Jr. by just four points headed into this week’s action. Brent Tyler is still mathematically in the hunt sitting in third spot just 20 points in back of Cowhey.

Veteran driver Dave Dunkin is close to adding a Sportsman championship to his long list of accomplishments at Auburndale Speedway. Dunkin, who has been racing since the invention of the wheel, holds a 34 point advantage over Mark Medeiros headed into their final race for the class this week.

With just two races remaining, the fight for the 2010 Legend Car title is a close one too. Gerald White, Jr. has closed to within 20 points of leader Jake Perkins placing a lot of pressure on these two youngsters as they hit the track this week. 2009 champion Justin Brown is third in points but some 98 behind White.

Jeff Waterman had a very bad week last week, not only ending up with a battered racecar but losing quite a bit of ground to point leader Matt McCrary in the Street Stock points battle. Although McCrary is up by 36 points, anything can still happen with two races left on the schedule including a

40-lap $500 to win season finale next week.

Both Kimberly Gullett (Scramblers) and Josh Borem (V-8 Bombers) wrapped up their 2010 championships last week. Gullett will have the week off this week but expect Borem to go for his sixth win of the season.

Mini Stock points wrapped up on October 9th but since then the hottest driver in the class has been Marilyn McCrary. She dropped out of the race after building up a healthly lead three weeks ago, but the last two events have seen her become a dominant force. She’ll go for a hat trick this week.

Pit gates open at 2PM Saturday and grandstand gates open at 5PM with racing beginning at 7PM. Adult admission is just $12 and seniors are $10. Kids aged

5-12 are $5 and all children aged 4 and under are free. Family four-packs (two adults and two kids aged 5-12) are $25. Once again, all veterans and current Military personnel with ID will be admitted free in honor of Veterans Day. For more information log on to www.auburndaleracing.com powered by Palm Tree Computers.

NOTES:

“Lindsey’s Little Racers” will give away bicycles number 31 and 32 to a pair of lucky kids this week. One of the bikes was purchased by Truck racer Jim Cowhey, Jr. and his wife Lauri who run All Compressor & Equipment in Tampa. Both Prize Packs this week will contain, among other things, an autographed photo of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Ragan. All kids aged ten and under will get a special ticket as they enter the speedway that will make them eligible to win the bikes and prize packs.

The season finale for the Modified Mini Stocks on November 20th will see the class going for 50 laps and $750 to win. Expect a nice-sized field to go at it for the extra cash on the line.

Plans are still being finalized for the big Crash N’ Bash on December 11th. Among the craziness will be the Florida State School Bus Figure 8 Championship and all Bus pilots are being challenged by the “locals” to come out and see iof they can beat them. The race already pays a nice $1,000 to win but more sponsors are being sought to make this an even bigger event. Contact the track if you are interested in a sponsorship for the biggest bus race of the year.

Points as of November 6, 2010:

LATE MODELS (FINAL):
1-#07 Jeff Scofield              586 (3 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#50 Perry Lovelady           505
3-#36 Tim Russell                501 (3 wins)
4-#17 Ryan Lisak                 493
5-#407 Jason Vail                477
6-#49 Ron Lofquist              444
#22 David King                 444
8-#33 Daniel Webster           418 (1 win)
9-#5 Joe Boyd                      401
10-#21 Kevin Ingram            382

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS (FINAL):
1-#56 James Wright III       1347 (2 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#75 Bobby Blake              1218 (2 wins)
3-#87 Keith Lilley                1170 (3 wins)
4-#98 Wayne Morris            1118 (1 win)
5-#01 Von Pope                     825
6-#10 Travis Roland              690 (1 win)
7-#00 Shawn Harper              614
8-#19 Kevin Macy                  598 (1 win)
9-#03 Kyle Bookmiller            596 (2 wins)
10-#07 Harold Crooms           572

SPORTSMAN:
1-#71 Dave Dunkin              674 (7 wins)
2-#13 Mark Medeiros           640 (2 wins)
3-#22 Brandon Duchscherer  360 (2 wins)
4-#77 Lance Daubach           316 (4 wins)
#55 Richard Elkins, Jr.      316
6-#18 Austin Carr                310 (1 win)
7-#60 Richard Fiore, Jr.       298
8-#89 Brett Jenkins              252
9-#8 Chuck Harrison, Jr.      244
10-#1 Bart Weatherford        238

MODIFIED MINI STOCKS:
1-#89 Scotty Sharpe             596 (2 wins)
2-#55 Mike Sweet                574 (4 wins)
3-#15 Jason Rendell             558 (3 wins)
4-#45 Dennis Jones              342
5-#02 Bo Collier                  246
6-#85 Drew Carter               238
7-#07 Bruce Anderson          218
8-#37 Brandon McSwain       190 (1 win)
9-#26 Jimmy Pugh               186
10-#38 Burt Morse               170 (2 wins)

TRUCKS:
1-#16 Tim Sozio                    246 (1 win)
2-#2 Jim Cowhey, Jr.            242
3-#99 Brent Tyler                  220
4-#37 Nick Hernandez           202 (1 win)
5-#87 Keith Lilley                  170 (3 wins)
6-#15 Roger Blevins               160
7-#18 Cheyne Hammond         156
8-#23 Mike Smith                   124
9-#54 Zach Harris                   122
10-#25 David Hartin               110

LEGEND CARS:
1-#59 Jake Perkins               938 (7 wins)
2-#38 Gerald White, Jr.        918 (8 wins)
3-#8 Justin Brown                 820 (1 win)
4-#71 Mason Ketterman        744
5-#07 Dave Gleason              732
6-#31 Lynn Wiles                  704
7-#7 Dakota Baggette           534
8-#4 Tyler Smith                   496 (5 wins)
9-#4R Zach Napoleon             492
10-#21 Devin McLeod            442

STREET STOCKS:
1-#5 Matt McCrary               1082
2-#42 Jeff Waterman          1046 (4 wins)
3-#4 Dave Colpritt                860 (4 wins)
4-#56 James Wright III          768 (8 wins)
5-#53 Kyle Peters                  714 (5 wins)
6-#29 Bobby Mobley              680 (5 wins)
7-#25 Cody McDuffie             592 (1 win)
8-#17 Kyle Hall                     520
9-#142 Chris Spring               444
10-#65 Ken Lawrence            350

MINI STOCKS: (FINAL as of Oct 9)
1-#42 Chris Spring               1152 (9 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#21 Fred Harrison, Jr.      1078 (10 wins)
3-#40 Jason Swilley               700
4-Chris Narramore, Sr.          532 (3 Wins)
5-#3 Donnie Guy                   520 (1 win/non -point)
6-#4 Marilyn McCrary            462 (2 wins/non-point)
7-#551 Mark Wells                432
8-#88 Kevin Steadman           326
9-#46 Randy King                  302
10-#55 James Pate                258

V-8 BOMBERS:
1-#111 Josh Borem             1110 (5 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#05 Buddy Phillips, Jr.       968 (1 win)
3-#89 Preston Davis              876 (7 wins)
4-#51 Matt Johns                  584
5-#56 James Wright, Jr.        580 (2 wins)
6-#96 Larry Chumney II         548 (3 wins)
7-#88 Gene Harrison             478 (2 wins)
8-#96 Larry Chumney, Sr.      354
9-#0 Paul Bookmiller             352
10-#18 Kevin Barton              324

SCRAMBLERS:
1-#28 Kimberly Gullett         946 (6 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#66 Brian Tyre                  834 (4 wins)
3-#62 Richard Brown            826
4-#00 Chad Cutting              500 (1 win)
5-#71 Dave Canfield             496 (1 win)
6-#8 Richie Acres                 328 (4 wins)
7-#17 Jerry Pruitt                 286
#77 Jeremy Watts              286
9-#42 Mike Bauer                 246
10-#01 George Gorham, Jr.   244 (1 win)

MINI CUPS: (FINAL)
1-#74 John Beach                242 (1 win) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#21 Rick Ragan                234 (1 win)
3-#7 Harold Crooms             180 (2 wins)
4-#47 Brandon Beach            160
5-#2 Skip Baird                    150
6-#07 Tyler Scofield             114 (1 win)
7-#14 Sam Scott                  112 (1 win)
#46 Frank Beach               112
9-#22 Rick Cline, Sr.            102
10-#27X Dale Pulst                82

BANDOLEROS:
BANDITS:
1-#38 Cameron White          1080 (5 wins) 2010 CHAMPION
2-#5 Derek Sobel                   148 (2 wins)
3-#30 Noah Cornman             130
#55 Michael Held                130
5-#1Jr Dustin Turnage            44
4-#19 Keith Sinkula                42

OUTLAWS:
1-#96 Teddy Lively                724 (8 wins)
2-#48 Andy Metz                   624 (2 wins)
3-#11 Daniel Conlin, Jr.        342
4-#13 Ryan Shattuck             276 (5 wins)
5-#1 Mark Bibeau                  238
6-#03 Jake Hunter                228
7-#65 Coty Bibeau                 164 (1 win)
8-#16 Nick Baluch                   86
9-#83 Joey Padgett                 76
10-#65 Daniel Conlin, Sr.        28

FIGURE EIGHTS: (FINAL)
1-#14 Wayne Calkins             114 2010 CHAMPION
2-#31 Wayne Whitehead          98
3-#03 Paul Bokmiller                66
4-#27 John Baranauskas          62
5-#89 Rodney Davis                60
6-#25 Ronnie Powell               40 (1 win)
#0 Jimmy Thompson           40 (1 win)
8-#4 Terry Zimmerman          36
9-#A6 J.R. Meyer                   34
#89X William Hindman        34

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