SHANE BURROWS WINS NIGHT #2 FOR THE UMP/EBRP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

January 25, 2018 – Tampa, FL – Shane Burrows pays tribute to his Father, Jamie Burrows in the best way by winning tonight’s 30-lap A Main. After finishing 4th last night, Shane had his guardian angel lap after lap watching over him as he was able to hold off hard chargers Jeff Mathews who finished second and Kevin Adams, last night’s feature winner and finishing third tonight with just a few laps remaining.

Kevin Adams was Fast Qualifier tonight and winning their heats were Shon Flannery, Kyle Bronson, Mike Potosky, Phillip Cobb and Devin Gilpin and winning the B-Mains were Tyler Nicely and Lucas Lee.

Action continues Firday night with the UMP/EBRP Open Wheel Modifieds and the Street Stocks. Hot Laps begin around 6:00 pm and qualifying and the action to follow. For more information you can visit us on the web at ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223

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Results 

Modifieds A-Feature 30-laps

  1. Shane Burrows  – 70B-Valrico, Fl
  1. Jeff Mathews    33 – Brandon, Fl
  1. Kevin Adams    40 – Cameron, Wi
  1. Bryan Bernhardt    69B – Clearwater, Fl
  1. Mavrick Varnadore      4 – Dover, Fl
  1. Phillip Cobb    03 – Dover, Fl
  1. Mark Whitener    5- Middleburg, Fl
  1. Roger Crouse    15 – Plant City, Fl
  1. Ivedent Lloyd Jr   311 – Ocala, Fl
  1. Travis Varnadore  205 – Dover, Fl
  1. Shon Flanary  98 – Surgoinsville, Tn
  1. Christian Thomas  7T – Wake Forest, Nc
  1. Bill Howard  47 – Apollo Beach, Fl
  1. Kyle Bronson  40B – Brandon, Fl
  1. Steve Miller  8s – Tampa, Fl
  1. Devin Dixon  2 – Apollo Beach, Fl
  1. Mike Potosky  20M – Guys Mills, Pa
  1. Tyler Nicely  25 – Owensboro, Ky
  1. Lucas Lee  12L – Paris, Tn
  1. Rick Conoyer  14C – St Peters, Mo
  1. Devin Gilpin  1G – Columbus, In
  1. Gary Bentley  A1 – St Charles, Mo
  1. David Reutimann  00D – Sherrills Ford, Nc
  1. Allen Weisser  25w – Peoria, Il

Street Stock A-Feature 15-laps

  1. Zack Amundsen  20 – Lithia, Fl
  1. Brian Morgan  9 – Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Thomas Pratt 22- Dover, Fl
  1. Charles Christian  04  -Altoon, Fl
  1. Justin Rodgers 95 – Lithia, Fl
  1. Tim Powers  44 – Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Dennis Williams 24 – Zephyrhills, Fl
  1. Scotty Kay Jr.69k – Loxahatchee, Fl
  1. Tim Gay 90 – Plant City, Fl
  1. Trent Wilson  33 – Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Craig Montesi  39 – Orlando, Fl
  1. Richie Stephens  2 – Phoenix City, Al
  1. Tommy Hill  1H – Clewiston, Fl
  1. Chris Combs  14  – Hamilton, Oh
  1. Jim Baker  69x – Gibsonton, Fl
  1. Jason Burnside  12J – Tampa, Fl
  1. Jason Harrison  69H – Montgomery, Al
  1. Christopher Combs  30  – Hamilton, Oh
  1. Richard Livernois  71 – Dover, Fl
  1. Buck Woodhouse  55 – Tampa, Fl
By |2018-01-26T16:25:45+00:00January 26th, 2018|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on SHANE BURROWS WINS NIGHT #2 FOR THE UMP/EBRP OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series Welcomes Two New Tracks For 2018 Season

Lakeland, FL (January 2, 2018) The Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series Officials are proud to announce the 2018 Season Schedule which includes a partnership with two additional Florida venues. Thanks to the efforts of Series Coordinator Steve Dorer and Track Technical Inspector Ricky Brooks, both Auburndale Speedway and 417 Speedway will host 4 Series events each throughout the 2018 Season. Citrus County Speedway will remain as the Series “Host Track” with 8 scheduled events including the Series opener on February 17th. Brooks will also assist the Series with Technical Inspection services at select events throughout the 2018 season.
02-17-18 Citrus County Speedway
03-10-18 Auburndale Speedway
03-17-18 417 Southern Speedway
04-28-18 Citrus County Speedway
05-05-18 Auburndale Speedway
05-19-18 Citrus County Speedway
05-26-18 417 Southern Speedway
06-16-18 Citrus County Speedway
07-21-18 Citrus County Speedway
08-11-18 Auburndale Speedway
08-25-18 Citrus County Speedway
09-15-18 Citrus County Speedway
10-06-18 Auburndale Speedway
10-20-18 417 Southern Speedway
10-27-18 Citrus County Speedway
11-24-18 417 Southern Speedway
Drivers will be allowed to drop their 3 worst finishes of the season. Only 1 drop per track will be allowed and drivers must attend 80% of all events to remain eligible for 2018 Championship Awards at the end of season. Rainouts may or may not be rescheduled depending on track availability.
Wheel Man Series Officials want to thank Auburndale Speedway Owners Rex and Collette Guy and 417 Speedway Owners Joseph and Janet Gentry for their hospitality and generosity. We look forward to providing the same action-packed racing excitement to their fans that Citrus County Speedway fans have experienced for the past two years thanks to Track Owner Camron Ray.
For more information about the Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series, find us on our Facebook page @WheelManSeries.
The Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series Presented by Gagels Auto Parts would like to recognize their marketing partners for the 2018 season which include: Brandon Ford, Gagels Auto Parts, BA Chassis, Sweet Manufacturing, Five Star Bodies, Finish Line Fabrication, Allstar Performance, ARbodies, Bassett Wheels, Bilstein Shocks, Chad Pierce Motorsports, Checkered Flag Graphics, Crooms Towing & Fleet Services, Finney Racing, Howe Racing Enterprises, Intercomp Racing, JOES Racing Products, Driven Oil, Longacre Racing, Maxima Racing Oils, QA1, Schoenfeld Headers, Simpson Race Products, Speed51.com, Tilton Engineering, Tiger Rear Ends, Ultra Shield Race Products, Wilwood Engineering, Phillips Racing Wire, Royal Tees, Sunoco Racing Fuel, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat System
By |2018-01-08T14:57:30+00:00January 8th, 2018|Local, Racing News|Comments Off on Brandon Ford Wheel Man Sportsman Series Welcomes Two New Tracks For 2018 Season

Varnadore Wins 50 Lap Topless Modified Feature at East Bay Raceway Park

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Robby Hoffman winning the Mini Sprints, Buck Woodhouse in the Hobby Stocks, AJ Maddox in the Boomtrux.com Wingless Classic, Jason Burnside in the V8 Warriors, Mavrick Varnadore in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Topless 50 Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds and Robert Kissam in the 4 Cylinder Bombers.
In the Mini Sprints 15-lap feature it was Robby Hoffman picking up the win over points leader Jamie Tinkham who finished second and Dustin Cates finishing third.
In the Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature it was Buck Woodhouse coming home with the win over second place Rich Livernois, Sr. and third place Jeff Rodgers.
In the Boomtrux.com Wingless Classic for the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints it was AJ Maddox picking up the $1,800 to win plus the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award earning an extra $400 for his win tonight. Coming home in the second spot was Jeremy Ellerston and third went to Matt Kurtz.
In the V8 Warrior 15-lap feature it was Jason Burnside picking up another win over second place Raymond Vann and third place Bill Whitney.
In the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Topless 50 Gagel’s Open Wheel Modified Feature it was Mavrick Varndore getting by Phillip Cobb earning a $2,000 payday. Cobb finished second with Travis Varnadore coming home third.

And in the final feature of the night it was the 4 Cylinder Bombers 15-lap feature with defending Champion Robert Kissam coming home with the win over second place Danny Bowman, Jr. and third place Wayne Kissam.
Action continues this Saturday November 25th as the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints, Late Model Sportsman, Florida Old Time Modifieds, 4 Cylinder Bombers and the Micro Sprints. For information, visit ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY
Saturday’s results
Mini Sprints (15-lap feature)
1. 66 Robby Hoffman
2. 51 Jamie Tinkham
3. 6 Dustin Cates
4. 67 David Hall
5. 13 Bubba Ham
6. 3 Joe Bartow
7. 1 Carson Canady
8. 17 Derek Donaldson
Hobby Stocks (15-lap feature)
1. 55 Buck Woodhouse
2. 71 Rich Livernois, Sr.
3. 95 Jeff Rodgers
4. 57 John Bradley
5. 9 Robert Tyler
6. 51 Allen Bailey
7. 69x Jim Baker
8. 38 Ken Lawrence
Boomtrux.com Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints Wingless Classic (25-lap feature)
1. 3a AJ Maddox
2. 89 Jeremy Ellerston
3. 82 Matt Kurtz
4. G6 Brandon Grubaugh
5. 19 Keith Butler
6. 55 Kurt Taylor
7. Andy Kelley
8. Nikole Voisey
9. 3k Guy Bos
10. 46 David “Skeeter” Kelley
11. 11x Billy Grace
12. 12 David Kelley
13. 23d Dylan Colding
14. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr.
15. 44a Mike Steinruck
16. 11b Billy Bridges
17. 17 Rich AFlexander
18. 32 Andrew Griffin
19. 13 Nathan Barouch (DNS)
20. 12b Troy Decaire (DNS)
21. 20 Frank Carlson (DNS)
V8 Warriors (15-lap feature)
1. 12j Jason Burnside
2. 32 Raymond Vann
3. 15 Bill Whitney
4. 12 Rhett Wilson
5. 7 Kevin Cassaday
6. 36 David Parr
7. 2 Kalen Maynard
8. 105 George Handy
9. 09 Jessica Robbins
10. 26 Jeff Weaver
11. 10 Juston Meeks
12. 23b Scott Bane
13. 23 Gary Lucas (DNS)
Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Topless 50 Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds (50-lap feature)
1. 4 Mavrick Varnadore
2. 03 Phillip Cobb
3. 205 Travis Varnadore
4. 10 David Pollen, Jr.
5. 47 Billy Howard, Jr.
6. 22h Bill Howard, Sr.
7. 81 Thomas Pratt
8. 53 Rick Hall
9. 84 Ronnie Whitley
10. 49 Randy Shields, Jr.
11. 22 Dale Kelley
12. 56 Brett Koch
13. 9c Don Crandall
14. 84ae Corey Butler
15. 78 Michael Stalnaker (DNS)
4 Cylinder Bombers (15-lap feature)
1. 911 Robert Kissam
2. 46 Danny Bowman, Jr.
3. 07 Wayne Kissam
4. 24 David Wilber
5. T2 Thomas Adams
6. 16 Jeff Smith
7. 3d Daniel Casey
8. 21 Rodney Martin
9. 14b Bailey Purcell
10. 4 Rick Rutledge, Sr.
11. 124 Ricky Rutledge, Jr.

By |2017-11-20T13:12:38+00:00November 20th, 2017|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on Varnadore Wins 50 Lap Topless Modified Feature at East Bay Raceway Park

SSCS MODIFIED AND STREET STOCK WINS TAKEN BY SKAGGS AND GIBSON AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

Finally Auburndale Speedway got the chance to run a full program under near-perfect weather conditions including a full moon. A large crowd was treated to some great racing that featured the Sunshine State Challenge Series Open Wheel Modifieds and Street Stocks.

It was DARN Apparel Future Farmers of America night and the local high school chapters raised a total of $663 in admission sales for the night that went directly back to them for funding of their programs. Auburndale High brought in the most members to the track Saturday night.

L. B. Skaggs of North Fort Myers topped the SSCS Modified field in qualifying with a lap of 13.847 seconds. The “Rocketman,” Wayne Jefferson of Pinellas Park was second fastest in his Dick & Mary Anderson-owned machine with a lap of 13.904.

Luck of the draw placed to top two qualifiers on the front row for the start and Skaggs led the opening pair of laps before he and Jefferson tangled in turn two sending both to the rear for the restart. Johnny Allen took over at that point and held sway as both Jefferson and Skaggs again worked their way forward getting past Eric Rudd for second and third on lap eight.

Caution flew on the tenth lap for a spin by Jordan Harris. Harris was making his first start in a car that was built by his grandfather Danny Harris. The elder Harris owned cars that raced here for years but he has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Despite that, Harris was in attendance to watch his grandson compete for the first time.

Following the restart Jefferson moved in to challenge Allen but the two touched allowing Skaggs to slip into second. Skaggs would grab the top spot a lap later while Jefferson eventually drove by Allen for second on the 18th circuit. Harris spun a second time to bring out the yellow on lap 21 as Rudd took his machine to the pits but returned before the restart.

Lap 29 saw Harris spin a third time as track officials stopped leader Skaggs to check for a fluid leak. None was found and the SSCS Modified point leader returned to the point. Using the “Auburndale restart” to his advantage, Matt McCrary was able to sneak into second after the green flew again. McCrary stayed in second for a couple of laps before Jefferson came storming past to regain the spot. Rudd dropped from competition on lap 39.

With four laps left, McCrary spun in turn four to allow the field one final shot at Skaggs. Skaggs easily drove away to victory, though, topping Jefferson and Allen, who was back behind the wheel after a few years of inactivity. In victory lane, Skaggs was quick to thank Jefferson’s car owner Dick Anderson for helping him. “We were just a mid-pack car until Dickie
(Anderson) taught me how to get a car to turn in the center of the corner. I owe this win to him for all of his help and my crew who really make this thing go… it’s an absolute pleasure to drive,” said Skaggs.

Jefferson, making his first start here since 2010 said his car was “just a little off here and there” but said the team would get to work and correct those problems. For Allen, in his words… “I’m just happy to be here racing again and having the chance to drive a really great race car.” McCrary came back to take fourth spot ahead of Rudd, Gayle Haines and Harris.

The SSCS Street Stocks saw Venice driver Kenny Gibson tops in qualifying with a lap of 14.965 seconds. Point leader Ander Jackson was second quick at 15.044. The top two qualifiers again started up front and raced hard early on with Gibson leading the open lap while Jackson inched in front to lead lap two. Gibson, however, got the edge by lap three.

Walt Kirk spun during the fifth lap to bring out the first caution while the yellow flew again two laps later as Ross Francisco and Dora Thorne tangled in turn two. For this restart, Steven O’Steen used the restart rule to move his way into second where he held tough as Gibson began to put some distance on the field. Jackson finally passed O’Steen on the outside during lap 22 to take second but he was well behind the leader.

That all changed when Kirk spun in turn one on lap 31. Jackson moved up to challenge and dove under Gibson to get the preferred inside groove. But Gibson held tight on the outside and never lost the lead as Jackson eventually lost traction and began slipping back. Gibson went on to score an easy win ahead of O’Steen and Francisco who had a heated war for the second position that led to some harsh words after the race although “calm” prevailed fairly quickly.

Jackson slipped back to fourth at the finish and might have turned over the point lead to Gibson in the process. Doing double-duty on the night, Matt McCrary was fifth followed by Thorne and Kirk.

Keith Roggen, who has been concentrating on his new Super Late Model, dusted off his AMF Chassis Modified Mini Stock and went on to win the class’ 25-lap feature event by passing Chris Zimmerman late in the going after Zimmerman had led 22 laps. 2017 Mod Mini track champ Chris Spring was third followed by Austin Craig, Scott Bumgardner and Rachelle Rudolph. David Myers, Sr. was unable to start.

2017 point champion James Wright III led all the way to score what turned out to be a very competitive V-8 Bomber feature, at least the race for second place. Danny Burchfield won that battle as he outlasted third and fourth place finishers Bubba Healey and Jody Gill. Aaron Holmes was fifth followed by Ronnie Abney, Ricky Norman, Gordon Weaver and Nicole Green. Wright also won the heat.

It was yet another feature win for 2017 Q Mini Stock champion Chris Narramore, Sr. who grabbed the lead from Bruce Cozad on the eighth lap before cruising to victory. Cozad won out in a late fender-banging battle with John Cummins, Jr.
to claim the runner-up spot. Fourth went to Donald Gatlin ahead of Matt Cummins and Fred Martin. Cozad won the heat.

Brey Holmes picked up a ride in the Higbie #48 for the night and ended up topping both the heat and feature for the Mini Cup cars. 2017 point champion Russell Bush trailed in second by a good margin while Douglas Herrin, Jr.
rounded out the podium in third. Kameren Wozunk was fourth trailed by Maria Martins, Bill Rychel and Easton Bush. Clay Samuels was unable to start the feature after a hard crash in the heat.

Kyle Pitts took over the lead from Jim Smith on lap four and went on to claim his third Legend Car feature victory of the year. Gavin Sexton also got by Smith for second but trailed Pitts at the end by a big margin. Following third place Smith were Joey Langis, Blake Boyette, Dave Fusco, Cale Nolen and Travis Guard. Pitts also was the heat race winner.

Dustin Wilson capped off his 2017 championship season with his 11th Scrambler feature win of the year. Keith Cantrill and William Kerns trailed Wilson to the checker. Wilson also won the heat race.

By |2017-11-07T19:37:48+00:00November 7th, 2017|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on SSCS MODIFIED AND STREET STOCK WINS TAKEN BY SKAGGS AND GIBSON AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

BRAIN MORGAN WINS FALL SPECTACULAR FOR HOBBY STOCKS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Cliff Evans winning in the Micro Sprints, Bryan Bernhardt in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Brian Morgan in the Hobby Stocks Fall Spectacular, Andrew Hopkins in the Late Model Sportsman and Brian Barse in the Outlaw Fours.

In the Micro Sprints it was Cliff Evans picking up his fourth feature win of the year over second place Paul Seburn and third place Mike Meyers.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds it was Bryan Bernhardt picking up the 15-lap feature win over second place Bill Howard, Sr. and third place David Pollen, Jr.

In the Hobby Stocks Fall Spectacular 25-lap feature it was Brian Morgan picking up his fifth feature win of the year and also winning $1,000. Finishing in the second spot was Richard Livernois, Jr. and third went to Donnie Ashford.

In the 15-lap Late Model Sportsman feature it was Andrew Hopkins winning his fourth feature win of the year over second place Bryan Bernhardt and Scotty Williams.

In the final feature of the night it was the Outlaw Fours as Brian Barse won his fourth feature in a row over second place Cecil Martin and third place Greg Pae.

Action continues this Saturday November 11th with another addition of the Almost Full House Night. Racing will be the Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, V8 Warriors, 4 Cylinder Bombers, Outlaw Fours and the Mini Sprints. For information, visit ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY
Saturday’s results

Micro Sprints (15-lap feature)

  1. 17 Cliff Evans
  2. 23 Paul Seburn
  3. 7 Mike Meyers
  4. 71 Chris Livernois, Jr.
  5. 46 Kevin Strife
  6. 0 Jerod Meyers
  7.  Joe Bartow
  8. 98 Brian Baxter
  9. 97z Larry Rarer (DNS)

Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds (15-lap feature)

  1. B69 Bryan Bernhardt
  2. 22h Bill Howard, Sr.
  3. 10 David Pollen
  4. 03 Phillip Cobb
  5. 18 Eric Moon
  6. 6. 15 Roger Crouse
  7. 64 Austin Sanders
  8. 84 Ronnie Whitley
  9. 99 Keven Devrieze
  10. 53 Rick Hall
  11. 3 Alex Boerner
  12. 9c Don Crandall
  13. 47 Billy Howard, Jr. (DQ-No Muffler)

Fall Classic Hobby Stocks (25-lap feature)

  1. 9 Brian Morgan
  2. 71 Rich Livernois, Jr.
  3. 66 Donnie Ashford
  4. 58 Matt Bozeman
  5. 55 Buck Woodhouse
  6. 22 Thomas Pratt
  7. 75 Billy Barstow
  8. 11 Corey Butler
  9. 51 Allen Bailey
  10. 69x Jim Baker
  11. 20 Zack Amundsen
  12. 95 Justin Rodgers

Late Model Sportsman (15-lap feature)

  1. 13h Andrew Hopkins
  2. 03 Bryan Bernhardt
  3. 7jr Scotty Williams
  4. 15 Roger Crouse
  5. 52 John Bradley
  6. 21 Forrest Gough
  7. 102 Jason Pope
  8. 2 Tommy Prince
  9. 87 John Norris
  10. 45 Bill Howard, Sr.
  11. 14j Jesse Foster
  12. 29 Daniel Woody
  13. 55 Timmy Dowling (DNS)

Outlaw Fours (15-lap feature)

  1. 5 Brian Barse
  2. #15 Cecil Martin
  3. 65 Greg Pae
  4. 7 Nick Hebrank
  5. 53 Brandon Yates
  6. 19 Jake Hampton
  7. 32 Billy Evans
  8. 48 Vernon Hart, Jr.
  9. 41e Mark Moniz
  10. 712 Eric Knight
  11. 88 Bob Flemming
By |2017-11-06T20:36:19+00:00November 6th, 2017|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on BRAIN MORGAN WINS FALL SPECTACULAR FOR HOBBY STOCKS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

SPRING AND GORHAM BIG WINNERS SATURDAY NIGHT AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

Auburnale Speedway celebrated its 75th Anniversary Saturday evening in front of an enthusiastic crowd, so enthusiastic that the track ran out of hot dogs (priced at 75 cents for the night) before the races actually got under way!

The big event of the night was the 50-lap contest for the Sunshine State Challenge Series (SSCS) Modified Mini Stocks and it was point leader Chris Spring of Auburndale setting quick time at 15.357 seconds. Lakeland’s Chuck Frazier was second fastest at 15.422 followed by the 15.646 lap of Tampa’s Ken Nurse, Jr. Jeff Firestine and Mike Kerrivan were fourth and fifth quick.

Things got off to a rocky start, though, as the plug came out of the oil cooler of Brandon Yates’ car coating the upper groove of the track with oil yet going unnoticed by the drivers and officials. As the field took the green and headed into turn one, the cars in the outer groove all went for wild rides. Kerrivan got the worst of it taking a hard shot into the concrete with the right rear of his machine. Jimmy Frazier also nosed into the wall but continued after a brief check of his racer.

At this point, it was going to be a lengthy clean-up, so the field was sent back pit side and the intermission was moved up to take place while the track surface was made race-ready. In order to allow drivers involved to make repairs, the Mod Mini race was moved to the end of the night’s race schedule.

Eventually the cars got back on track and it was Nurse who took the early lead only to see Spring zip by him for the top spot on the third lap. Frazier followed suit one lap later as he moved into second ahead of Nurse and Firestine. They continued to run in order until the only caution flag of the event was thrown for a slowing Yates on lap 19. Yates’ car was pushed back to the pits where he joined Jimmy Frazier who had fallen out earlier.

On the restart, Nurse suddenly pulled into the infield while running third and called it a night. From there it was all green flag racing as Spring led the remaining laps easily to score the victory and add to his point lead. Frazier was a comfy second, well ahead of third place Firestine who ran the second half of the contest with no brakes. Fourth went to Kerrivan after his crew did a fantastic job of repairing his car after his earlier fling with the wall. Scott Bumgardner took the checker in fifth and was trailed by Rachelle Rudolph, David Myers, Sr., Nurse, Yates and J. Frazier.

The other big race of the night was the 50-lap run for the V-8 Bombers presented by Allgate Solutions. Making his first start of the season here, Nick Malverty of Spring Hill drove the Mike Hubbard Special to fast time with a lap of 16.492 seconds just a tick of the watch faster than the 16.531 lap turned in by Ferndale’s Kyle Peters. SSCS V-8 Bomber point leader George Gorham, Jr. of Winter Haven opted to leave his own car home since this was not an SSCS point race but got the opportunity to drive Bubba Healey’s new Camaro and he set third quick time at 16.567 just ahead of Danny Burchfield and Auburndale Speedway V-8 Bomber point leader James Wright III.

Burchfield snared the early lead and was looking strong while Wright, who was not very happy with his qualifying effort, trailed closely eventually slipping by Burchfield on the 12th lap. The race went all the way to lap 28 without a caution before Brey Holmes looped his machine in turn two. Three laps after the restart, Gorham and Peters snuck under Burchfield to take over the second and third spots.

On lap 33, Wright suddenly slowed and pulled out of the event as he lost second gear in the transmission. Gorham took over the lead just before the second, and final, caution of the race came out for a turn two tangle between Healey (in his back-up Chevelle) and Adam Briggs. Both were able to continue.

Despite fading brakes, Gorham was able to hold Peters at bay to score the win. “He (Peters) had a chance to just knock me out of the way and he probably should have,” said Gorham. “But he doesn’t drive like that… he races you clean and I can appreciate that,” Gorham continued.

Burchfield came home with a solid third place effort while Jody Gill had the drive of the night. Gill missed practice and qualifying, started last on the grid and drove his way to a nice fourth place finish, just ahead of Makverty who never seemed to get fully on track during the race. Sixth went to Holmes trailed by Briggs, Healey, Ronnie Abney, Wright, Jeff McCaw, Ricky Norman and Brandon Duchscherer.

Chris Narramore, Sr. led all the way to win the Q Mini Stock feature and add to his already insurmountable point lead. Narramore dedicated his victory to his uncle, Roger Guy, who passed away earlier in the week. John Cummins, Jr. had yet another runner-up finish trailed by Bruce Cozad, Matt Cummins and Fred Martin. Donald Gatlin, who was a strong second to Narramore in the heat, did not start the feature after a problem was detected with his carburetor.

Dustin Wilson grabbed the lead from Keith Cantrill on lap eight then went on to score his 10th Scrambler win of the season. Cantrill stayed close but had to settle for second ahead of William Kerns, Chris Falkner and Gene Connell III. Wilson also won the heat race.

The Mini Cup feature had its share of yellow flags but when all was said and done, 13-year-old Douglas Herrin, Jr. had scored his first career feature win after coming close so many times before. Heat winner Russell Bush had to settle for second on this night while Maria Martins impressed everyone by driving hard to third place in her first-ever feature race of any kind.
Easton Bush, also in his first-ever race, was fourth with Clay Samuels fifth.

By |2017-10-25T17:11:45+00:00October 25th, 2017|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on SPRING AND GORHAM BIG WINNERS SATURDAY NIGHT AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY

HAYDEN CAMPBELL WINS EAGLE JET TOP GUN SPRINTS FEATURE AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Jamie Tinkham winning in the Mini Sprints, Brian Morgan in the Hobby Stocks, Hayden Campbell in the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints, Robert Kissam in the 4 Cylinder Bombers and John Godwin in the Florida Old Time Modifieds.

In the Mini Sprints 15- Lap feature it was Jamie Tinkham picking up another win over second place Derek Donaldson and third place Lee Gower.

In the Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature it was Brian Morgan picking up his fourth win of the year as Jim Baker finished second and Richard Livernois, Jr. finished third.

In the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints it was Hayden Campbell picking up the win over Sport Allen who finished second and Matt Kurtz third.

In the Florida Old Time Modifieds it was John Godwin picking up his very first win at East Bay Raceway Park over Jamie Frankland and Dan Darnell.

And in the final feature of the night it was the 4 Cylinder Bombers as Robert Kissam edged out his brother Wayne who finished second while Thomas Adams third.

Action continues this Saturday October 28th it will be a Special Event as the Late Models will go for 50-laps in the Donnie Tanner Memorial make-up event. Also racing will be the V8 Warriors, 4 Cylinder Bombers, Micro Sprints and the Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association. It will also be Halloween night for the kids 12 & under as drivers give out candy during intermission on the front stretch. For information, visit ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY
Saturday’s results

Mini Sprints (15-lap feature)

  1. 51 Jamie Tinkham
  2. 17 Derek Donaldson
  3. 22 Lee Gower
  4. 13 Bubba Ham
  5. 14c Charles Roach
  6. 33 Don Quinn (DNS)
  7.  3 Joe Bartow (DNS)
  8. 15 Bill Whitney (DNS)

Hobby Stocks (15-lap feature)

  1. 9 Brian Morgan
  2. 69x Jim Baker
  3. 71 Richard Livernois, Jr.
  4. 55 Buck Woodhouse
  5. 1H Tommy Hill
  6. 117h Ed Hill
  7. 51 Allen Bailey
  8. 15 Tom Koch
  9. 29c Bobby Coleman
  10. 12 Jesse Brown (DNS)

Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints (25-lap feature)

  1. 5 Hayden Campbell
  2. 88 Sport Allen
  3. 82 Matt Kurtz
  4. 01 Anthony D’Alessio
  5. 3a AJ Maddox
  6. 83 Mark Ruel, Jr.
  7. G6 Brandon Grubaugh
  8. 11 Andy Kelley
  9. 12 David Kelley
  10. 3k Guy Bos
  11. 50 Joe Zuczeck
  12. 11b Billy Bridges
  13. 55 Kurt Taylor
  14. 13 John Kahl
  15. 96 Nikole Voisey
  16. 00 Harley Zimmerman
  17. 07 Clint Reynolds
  18. 44a Mike Steinruck
  19. 3 Travis Bleimeister
  20. 17 Richard Alexander
  21. 20 Frank Carlson
  22. 23d Dylan Colding

Florida Old Time Modifieds (15-lap feature)

  1. 22g John Godwin
  2. 1 Jamie Frankland
  3. 111 Dan Darnell
  4. m2 Mark Steve
  5. 46 David Kelley
  6. 22 Tom McDonald
  7. 3 Charlie Mixon (DNS)
  8. 4 Roger Herbach (DNS)

4 Cylinder Bombers (15-lap feature)

  1. 911 Robert Kissam
  2. 07 Wayne Kissam
  3. T2 Thomas Adams
  4. 14b Bailey Purcell
  5. 24 David Wilber
  6. 46 Danny Bowman, Jr.
  7. 21 Rodney Martin
  8. 16 Jeff Smith
  9. 124 Ricky Rutledge, Jr.
  10. 4 Rick Rutledge, Sr.
  11. 23x Michael Hart
By |2017-10-25T17:00:49+00:00October 25th, 2017|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on HAYDEN CAMPBELL WINS EAGLE JET TOP GUN SPRINTS FEATURE AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

MOTHER NATURE IS THE BIG WINNER AGAIN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY BUT SOME RACES DO GET RUN

“I keep waiting for an ark to float by” were the words of Auburndale Speedway owner Rex Guy as, once again, rain canceled one full racing program and interrupted another this weekend.

Saturday night the heat races were just about completed when rain hit the speedway. However, the shower lasted just a few minutes and track crews went to work drying the speedway. The extra heavy humidity caused it to take over an hour to dry the surface, but all of the features except two were run. The scheduled SSCS Modified event was not going to be run as most of the drivers opted not to take the chance to travel to the track because of the bad forecast. The Mini Cup drivers in attendance opted not to run their feature because of unsafe conditions regarding a very wet infield which could have played havoc with the small cars had they gotten into the soaked infield area.
The Legend Cars, Q mini Stocks, Scramblers and Figure-8s were able to race and put on a good show for the dampened crowd.

Taylor Hosford, making her very first start in a Legend Car at Auburndale, topped the heat race for the class but that put her near the rear of the feature starting line-up. Kyle Pitts grabbed the early lead and was soon challenged by teammate Seth Adams. Lap eight saw caution fly as a wheel came off the car of newcomer Booker Cothren.

Just after the restart, Adams surged to the point and would lead the rest of the way slowed only by a lap 12 yellow flag for a spin by Jim Smith in turn two and the stalled car of Travis Guard on the front stretch. Adams would go on to take the victory over Pitts and veteran Mike Verhaagh. Hosford would race her way to a solid fourth place as Smith rebounded from his spin to take fifth. Sixth went to Gavin Sexton trailed by Rusty Mallett, Cale Nolen, Guard and Cothren.

The Q Mini Stock drivers paid tribute to the late Randy King who a top racer at the track for several years. King’s number was 46 and several cars carried flags with the #46 on them. Chris Narramore, Sr. had a photo of King on the hood of his car as well while Donald Gatlin’s car was renumbered 46 in honor of King and carried his orange and black colors.

Gatlin zipped out to an early lead and looked to be well on his way of putting the special paint job in victory lane. However, as Gatlin’s engine began to lose power it was point leader Narramore grabbing the top spot on lap 15.
Narramore streaked off to a very emotional win over Bruce Cozad and heat winner John Cummins, Jr. Colt Cecil was fourth while Gatlin held on to his fading machine for fifth ahead of Fred Martin. Matt Cummins was unable to start the feature.

Just three Scramblers showed up for action but they put on one heck of a great race. William Kerns led the opening 12 circuits before Keith Cantrill slipped by. Cantrill then held off repeated challenges from point leader Dustin Wilson to claim his second win of the season. Kerns would end up third claiming his tires were “tired.” Wilson won the heat race.

The Figure-8 cars rounded out the night of racing and it was local favorite Preston Davis scoring a dominating win by leading every lap. Joey Caterelli claimed the runner-up spot ahead of Wayne Calkins. Rounding out the finishers were Shane Grigsby, Seth Nistok, Sammy Cressman, Thomas Peel and Jared Meyer.

Sunday’s weather looked promising to start but a couple of brief showers set back the start of practice by over an hour. Despite some ominous looking clouds, cars kept streaming into the pits, well after the announced starting time of 4 pm.

Alas, it was not to be as a downpour hit the track just before 5 pm flooding the infield. All racing activity was canceled for the evening but the entire show has been rescheduled for next Sunday, October 15th, with racing starting at 4 pm. The Daytona Antique Automobile Racing Association (DAARA) will try once again to get a show in the books after now being rained out in consecutive weeks here as well as Saturday night at Citrus County Speedway.
For information and updated schedules go to www.auburndalespeedway.net or the Auburndale Speedway Facebook page.

All photos are courtesy My Country Photos unless noted…

By |2017-10-10T15:05:08+00:00October 10th, 2017|Auburndale Speedway, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on MOTHER NATURE IS THE BIG WINNER AGAIN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY BUT SOME RACES DO GET RUN

STEVE MATHIS, JR. PICKS UP VERY FIRST FEATURE WIN IN LATE MODELS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Jim Baker winning in the Hobby Stocks, Brian Barse in the Outlaw Fours, Bryan Bernhardt in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Justin Webster in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints, Nick Brown in the V8 Warriors, Stevie Mathis, Jr. in the Late Models, Roger Crouse in the Late Model Sportsman and Wayne Kissam in the 4 Cylinder Bombers.

In the Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature it was points leader Jim Baker picking up his second win of the year with Tim Gay finishing second with Buck Woodhouse third.

In the Outlaw Fours 15-lap feature it was points leader Brian Barse picking up another win with Billy Dukes second and Greg Pae third.

In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modified 15-lap feature it was Bryan Bernhardt picking up his second win of the year with Dale Kelley second and Roger Crouse third.

In the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints 15-lap feature it was Justin Webster picking up another win over second place Joe Zuczek and third place Billy Bridges.

In the V8 Warriors 15-lap feature it was Nick Brown picking up his second feature win of the year over second place Roy Woodhouse and third place Jason Burnside.

In the Late Models 30-lap feature it was Steve Mathis, Jr. picking up his very first feature win over Kyle Bronson who finished second and Phillip Cobb who finished third.

In the Late Model Sportsman 15-lap feature it was Roger Crouse winning with Daniel Woody finishing in the second spot with Forrest Gough third.

In the final feature of the night it was the 4 Cylinder Bombers 15-lap feature as Wayne Kissam picked up the win second place DJ Taylor and third place Daniel Casey.

Action continues this Saturday October 14th it will be Breast Cancer Awareness night with the Late Model Sportsman, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, V8 Warriors, 4 Cylinder Bombers and the Micro Sprints. For information, visit ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY
Saturday’s results

Hobby Stocks (15-lap feature)

69x Jim Baker
90 Tim Gay
55 Buck Woodhouse
71 Rich Livernois, Jr.
89 David Barwick, II
51 Allen Bailey
Outlaw Fours (15-lap feature)

5 Brian Barse
15 Billy Dukes
65 Greg Pae
41e Mark Moniz
7 Nick Hebrank
88 Bob Flemming, Sr.
53 Brandon Yates (DNS)
Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints (15-lap feature)

21 Justin Webster
50 Joe Zuczek
11b Billy Bridges
32 Andrew Griffin
3k Guy Bos
55 Kurt Taylor
96 Nikole Voisey
96x Rick Voisey
9 Billy Boyd, Jr.
Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds (15-lap feature)

b69 Bryan Bernhardt
22 Dale Kelley
15 Roger Crouse
22 Bill Howard, Sr.
3 Michael Cherry
18 Eric Moon
84 Ronnie Whitely
9c Don Crandall
99 Keven Devrieze
35 Jerry Bruce
47 Billy Howard, Jr.
V8 Warriors (15-lap feature)

12 Nick Brown
09 Roy Woodhouse
12j Jason Burnside
32 Raymond Vann
23 Gary Lucas
23b Scott Bane
73 Jeremy Simpson
4×4 Britt Mann
105 George Handy
27 Jeff Rodgers
36 David Parr
2 Kaylen Maynard
26 Jeff Weaver (DQ-No Muffler)
Late Models (30-lap feature)

95 Steve Mathis, Jr.
40b Kyle Bronson
03 Phillip Cobb
12 Jack Nosbisch, Jr.
95v Devin Dixon
21p Josh Peacock
52 John Bradley
87 John Norris
44 TJ Laflamboy
13 Thomas Burnside
141 Steve Brendle
Late Model Sportsman (15-lap feature)

15 Roger Crouse
29 Daniel Woody
21 Forrest Gough
102 Jason Pope
7t Jonathan Thomas
03 Tanner Cobb
4 Cylinder Bombers (15-lap feature)

07 Wayne Kissam
T4 Darrel Taylor
3d Daniel Casey
46 Daniel Bowman, Jr.
16 Jeff Smith
4 David Wood
911 Robert Kissam
68 CJ Smock
14b Bailey Purcell
124 Ricky Rutledge
T2 Thomas Adams
21 Rodney Martin (DQ-Wheel Spacers)

By |2017-10-08T07:45:43+00:00October 8th, 2017|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on STEVE MATHIS, JR. PICKS UP VERY FIRST FEATURE WIN IN LATE MODELS AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

BRYAN BERNHARDT PICKS UP SECOND WIN IN THE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION ON RAIN DELAYED NIGHT AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK

GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway it was Jesse Brown winning in the Hobby Stocks, Jamie Tinkham in the Mini Sprints, Nevin Gainey in the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Raymond Vann in the V8 Warriors and Bryan Bernhardt in the Late Model Sportsman.
In the Hobby Stocks 15-lap feature it was Jesse Brown picking up another win over second place Buck Woodhouse and third place Rich Livernois, Sr.
In the Mini Sprints it was Jamie Tinkham picking up another win and adding to his points lead with Dirk Miller finishing in the second spot with David Hall finishing third.
In the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds it was first time winner and first time visiting East Bay Raceway Park as Nevin Gainey picked up the win. Coming home in second it was Bryan Bernhardt second and Shane Burrows third.
In the V8 Warriors 15-lap feature it was Raymond Vann finding himself back in victory lane as Jason Burnside finished second with Gary Lucas finishing third.
In the final feature of the night it was the 15-lap Late Model Sportsman as Bryan Bernhardt picked up his second win in the division with Clay Harris finishing second with Forrest Gough third.
Action continues this Saturday October 7th it will be a Full House Night with FEATURES ONLY which will include Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprints, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, V8 Warriors, 4 Cylinder Bombers and Outlaw Fours. For information, visit ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

EAST BAY RACEWAY
Saturday’s results:
Hobby Stocks (15-lap feature)
1. 12 Jesse Brown
2. 55 Buck Woodhosue
3. 71 Rich Livernois, Sr.
4. 9m Brian Morgan
5. 16 Jimmy Baker
6. 51 Allen Bailey
7. 9 Robert Taylor
8. 117h Ed Hill (DNS)

Mini Sprints (15-lap feature)
1. 51 Jamie Tinkham
2. 68 Dirk Miller
3. 67 David Hall
4. 13 Bubba Ham
5. 66 Robby Hoffman
6. 6 Dustin Cates
7. 96 Nikki Voisey (DNS)

Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds (15-lap feature)
1. 17 Nevin Gainey
2. B69 Bryan Bernhardt
3. 70b Roger Crouse
4. 78 Michael Stalnaker
5. 15 Roger Crouse
6. 18 Eric Moon
7. 3 Michael Cherry
8. 65 Shane Nicols
9. 64 Austin Sanders
10. 16 Rich Pratt
11. 22 Dale Kelley
12. 56 Brett Koch
13. 22h Bill Howard, Sr.
14. 47 Billy Howard, Jr.

V8 Warriors (15-lap feature)
1. 32 Raymond Vann
2. 12j Jason Burnside
3. 23 Gary Lucas
4. 105 George Handy
5. 26 Jeff Weaver
6. 15 Bill Whitney
7. 2 Kalen Maynard
8. 27 Walter Kirk
9. 36 David Parr
10. 22 Nathan Whitehurst
11. 23b Scott Bane

Late Model Sportsman (15-lap feature)
1. B69 Bryan Bernhardt
2. 6 Clay Harris
3. 21 Forrest Gough
4. 15 Roger Crouse
5. 102 Jason Pope
6. 7t Jonathan Thomas
7. 61 Thomas Scott
8. 0 Tom Smith
9. 13b Thomas Bunside
10. 13 Andrew Hopkins
11. 03 Tanner Cobb
12. 66 Ricky Land
13. 29 Daniel Woody (DNS)

By |2017-10-04T15:44:47+00:00October 4th, 2017|East Bay Raceway Park, Local, Racing News|Comments Off on BRYAN BERNHARDT PICKS UP SECOND WIN IN THE LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN DIVISION ON RAIN DELAYED NIGHT AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK