BY JOE VANHOOSE – JULY 23, 2019
You can’t tell the story of the Powell Memorial without Mark Whitener.
Whitener, known as “The Magic Man,” rolled into Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida Saturday night looking to win Central Florida’s biggest Pro Dirt Late Model race for the fifth time – and the fourth time in a row.
At the end of the 67-lap feature, a Whitener climbed out of a black No. 5 car in victory lane. But this time, it was brother David Whitener jumping on the roof of his car and…
Rain tried its best to dampen the spirits of everybody
Saturday at Auburndale Speedway but track owner Rex Guy would stick a dagger in
Mother Nature and the show went on despite a late start in front of a very good
crowd… and it would be a long night.
Persistent rain, heavy at times, fell at the track off
and on between 2 and 5 pm as everything was put on hold. Just after 5, the skies began to clear and it
was time to dry the track and get to the business of racing.
13 year old Brenden Smith takes home his first ever win in the 602 Late Model division. AJ Maddox bests a field of 20 Top Gun Sprints and turns a fast lap of 15.1 seconds on the big half mile! One Shot Mike Tovet brings home the Thunder Stock win in his first race back in the 2019 season and Mark Whitener visits a place he is very familiar with, Victory Lane in the Pro Late Model division. The stands were packed, the car counts were great with three heats…
Again it was “just one of those nights”
Saturday evening at Auburndale Speedway that saw plenty of great racing, some
wild action and some “hurt feelings” along the way as the show
wrapped up just 20 minutes shy of finishing on Easter Sunday.
All in all it was a great night for the kids and they
were out in force for a big Easter egg hunt that was sponsored by PB of Central
Florida (a demolition contractor in Winter Haven) and Kitto Sheds &
Equipment of Dundee. Several of the eggs
contained special gold tickets and those kids…
It was a chilly night for race fans at Auburndale Speedway Saturday but some good, hot racing kept most of them from thinking just how cold it was in the grandstands.
The Super Late Models were the feature attraction and, although just eleven showed up to do battle, battle they did in a race that had several twists and turns.
Palmetto’s Nick Neri led a very close field in time trials with a lap of
13.629 seconds just ahead of the 13.656 lap of Jon Guy and Jesse Dutilly’s lap of 13.685. …
The lessons learned on Friday night paid big dividends for Tennessee racer Lucas Lee, who outpaced the 24-car field in the 75-lap Modified A-Main to close off week one of the 43rd annual Winternationals.
Lee had struggled to start the week, but went back to basics before the Friday night event. The result was a second place run to Kyle Bronson and some valuable lessons from the 30-lap main. Regretfully, the early week struggles took their toll as Lee ended up missing the top six in points who were locked into…
For the second consecutive night, a home state racer stood in Victory Lane after the Modified main event at East Bay Raceway Park’s 43rd annual Winternationals.
Fast qualifier Kyle Bronson, who also earned the honor on opening night, backed up his achievement with a stellar victory in the 30-lap A main. The road to victory was far from an easy one.
For the second night, Bronson drew an inversion of four, putting the fast qualifiers in the second row for their heat races. In Bronson’s case, it meant he would barely qualify…
(Lakeland, Florida – January 2, 2019) Racecar Engineering™ has announced that they will be hosting a ‘Vendor College’ for all local, regional, and visiting racers and race teams during the racing action of Speedweeks®* 2019. This exclusive event will take place at Racecar Engineering™, 8126 US Highway 98 North, Lakeland, Florida on Sunday February 10, 2019 from 9AM until 5PM.
Racecar Engineering™ has planned this event during the second weekend in February, after the some of the racing dust has almost settled. They have set aside one day during Speedweeks®* to…
It’s once again that time of year as Auburndale Speedway switches from the regular stock car racing format to the craziness of the “Night of Destruction II” this Saturday night.
As always, the School Bus Figure-8 race will highlight the wide variety of events that will take place. Also highlighting the evening will be a first-ever RV-Camper Demolition Derby along with a Front Wheel Drive Demo Derby, Chain Race, Flag Pole Race, Skid Car Race, Motorcycle stunts and a whole lot more.
Grandstand gates will be opening at 3 pm at which…
CONCORD, NC —
The DIRTvision FWD/Hornets showed up in droves and swarmed The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Driven Racing Oil World Short Track Championship. Driver Jonathan Sarrat won the first and fourth Feature races, while Eddie McGrew and Robert Arch aced Features two and three. The Hornets thrilled the crowd with two, three, and four-wide racing all across the .400-mile Carolina clay racing surface.
Jonathan Sarratt won two 15-lap Features: ““We’ve won a lot of races and ran in a lot of lapped traffic. We just figured out how to…