The 5th and Final Rick Sirmans Memorial is coming to Citrus County Speedway! January 22nd

The 5th and Final Rick Sirmans Memorial is coming to Citrus County Speedway! January 22nd

 

 

January 22nd: The 5th and Final Rick Sirmans Memorial is coming to Citrus County Speedway! January 22nd we will be hosting a $5,555 to WIN Rick Sirmans Memorial Mod Mini 75 Lap Feature! This race is put on to honor long time Mod Mini driver Rick Sirmans who lost his battle with cancer. We want to thank Kim Chris and Laurie for all they do to put on this show!
$5,555 to WIN 5th Annual Rick Sirmans Memorial 75 Laps
Ford Outlaws 25 Laps
Signsfast Pure Stocks 25 Laps
Little Gator Motorsports Legend Cars 25 Laps
Grandstands Open at 5:00
Qualifying at 6:30
Features at 7:30
General Admission $15.00
Kids 17 and under $5.00
Kids 6 and under are FREE!
***CASH ONLY***
Mark your Calendars for the BIGGEST SMLM/MM Race Ever To Run!
We come together for the final year of this Race on January 22 2022 to honor one of our own Rick Sirmans and his battle with Lung Cancer and the other lives of loved ones who fought and lost to cancer. Kim, Chris and I decided to ending it on the number 05 or 5th Race would be appropriate and honorary. Plus lets face it how could we ever top that winning pay out! LOL Chris and I will probably still host a Championship Race for our class but not to the magnitude of Ricks Race, But everyone will always remember how the race began. So drivers, owners get those cars ready this will be your last chance to participate in this race. Let’s make it the biggest turn out yet which was 42 cars! See everyone in January!
Kim, Laurie & Chris
Tires are in:
By |2022-01-19T22:48:40+00:00January 19th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on The 5th and Final Rick Sirmans Memorial is coming to Citrus County Speedway! January 22nd

Registration is open for the SRL National event on February 12th at Citrus County Speedway

Registration is open for the SRL National event on February 12th at Citrus County Speedway

 

Attention Race Teams,
If you plan to compete at the ‘SRL National Citrus County Speedway 125’ on February 12th, tire selection will be by order of entry’s received. Please click on link below for race entry for the $15,000 to Win event at Citrus County Speedway.
Tire Notes:
You will be able to purchase (1) set of practice tires, plus (1) set of race tires for the weekend.
Tires must be purchased at Citrus County Speedway on race weekend.
No other sticker tires are allowed at the track on race weekend.
American Racer AR153.
This will be a race you do not want to miss.  Exciting things happening with this series.
First two entries:
Event Flyer and information:
By |2022-01-19T22:21:01+00:00January 19th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Registration is open for the SRL National event on February 12th at Citrus County Speedway

Southern Sprint Car Series Returns to action This Saturday night at 4-17 Southern Speedway

Southern Sprint Car Series Returns to action This Saturday night at 4-17 Southern Speedway

 

Roaring into 2022 & Driver Spotlight….
By: Shari Phillips
The highly anticipated season opener of the BG Southern Sprint Shootout Series is almost here. The countdown is official. The next Saturday on the 2022 calendar marks the end of the off season.
Breathing is for the weak. Time is of the essence. Grab the list and check off the have to haves and must do’s that dominate the Holiday season while everyone else is Christmas Caroling. Drivers and their families live on a different schedule. Dance to a different drummer. Eating is mandatory but far from a priority.
Drivers covet this eight week break from chasing the tracks, the checkers, and even their rivalries. This is the time that they break those beauties down… have heart to heart talks with sheet metal and lug nuts… and examine every inch of the mighty machine that will roar back to life when it hits the high banks of 417 Speedway on Saturday, January 22nd.
Are you ready? Who is your pick for Victory Lane on opening night? A long time crowd favorite Sport Allen? Last year’s Rookie Bruce Brantley? Maybe hot shoe Troy DeCaire. Or maybe… and it’s just a maybe, the star of this week’s Driver Profile and 2020’s Rookie LJ Grimm.
Time flies. It was just two years ago that Sport Allen sat down with his long time car owner and former track rival Taylor Andrews and talked about a schedule shift at work that was going to prevent him from making every Saturday night’s races. Looking for a substitute driver would have been a challenge if it wasn’t for the faith that Sport had in Open Wheel Modified driver LJ Grimm. Seemed just about anything LJ strapped into found its way to the front of the pack. Perhaps it was prime time to see if that science worked in a Sprint car.
Not one crazy enough to turn down this amazing opportunity, LJ shook hands with Taylor and started prepping for his first night in one of the most competitive classes in Florida short track racing. A quick round robin with LJ started with a preemptive sigh. Naming five things, LJ was tasked with reflecting on his first emotion for each of the following…
Strapping Into The Car “Oh shxx, what did I sign up for?”
First time putting his foot on the throttle. “Oh shxx, what did I sign up for?”
Wait a minute LJ, dig deep. There are more emotions rolling around that head…
First time grabbing the steering wheel, “I was shocked where it sat. Kind of like sitting at a kitchen table. Nothing like a Modified where it sits in front of the driver at an angle.”
First time exiting turn 4 to take the first green flag. “What have I gotten myself into?”
First time exiting turn 4 to take his first checkered in a Sprint car, something LJ Grimm had mastered in other classes on numerous occasions leading up to this night, “Finally.”
Because everyone expects to win a Winged Sprint race in one of their first 5 times on the asphalt. Veterans have been known to wait years for that desired trophy chase. The wind down lap post race is all the preparation they have for the Victory Circle interview. Even the laid back Taylor Andrews congratulated him with a good job, good race hug.
We are scrolling on the BG Southern Shootout Winged Sprint Series Facebook page, but interviewing LJ Grimm leaves a few questions out there. LJ has recently upped his game and gravitated from asphalt to dirt in an Open Wheel Modified. Something he has contemplated for about ‘5 or 6’ years. He openly admits he waited patiently for the courage to take the jump. Watching fellow driver and good friend Shane Butler make the move was another motivating factor. LJ has even tested the dirt ‘waters’ with a Sprint at both East Bay and Hendry but plans to prioritize the BG Series and asphalt for the 2022 season. Towing his Modified to a dirt track will be reserved for his off weeks from the series. He currently plans to run the Modified during Speed Weeks at East Bay 1/25-1/29.
LJ is quick to extinguish any thoughts that making the move from the modified to the sprint car was easy. “they are a completely different animal. Unless you take the wings off.” With the beautiful wings you must relinquish some control while you pick up speed. “My thoughts were let’s run this thing wide open and just steer it.”
Goals as LJ enters 2022 are to win as many Winged Sprint races as he can and pick up a win in the dirt Modified and one or two in an asphalt Modified. A stout goal, but one that LJ is ready to tackle full bore is to try and qualify for the Little Indy 500, held at Anderson Speedway Memorial Day weekend. LJ will be joined by fellow drivers Shane Butler, Tommy Nichols, and Davey Hamilton, Jr. Another driver he would like to see make the trip is John Inman.
Asked if anyone gave him specific advice when he made the transition to the Sprint car, LJ reminisces listening to Stan and Shane swap stories about their many years behind the wheels. He made attempts to absorb and categorize all the information in hopes of one day utilizing some of their information. He claims that Shane is notorious for telling him, “stick with me kid, we will go places. I don’t know if they will be good or bad, but we will go places.” As a matter of fact, LJ’s one piece of advice to any young and/or upcoming drivers is to “listen to the old timers and never give up.”
Curious if LJ has any superstitions of last minute things he does before a race he was quick to shut that down but then replied, “I always put drops in my eyes before I hit the track in the Sprint car. It helps. Not having a windshield is a game changer.”
Even LJ Grimm has a hero or two (or three). His dad, John Grimm raced for years. John has quite the collection of trophies and racing stories of his own. Proud Mom Linda is easily LJ’s number one fan. LJ remembers cheering on Wayne Jefferson for years. “Wayne is focused on one thing at the race track. The win. Most people don’t understand how important that is.” As LJ started competing in the Open Wheel Modifieds he gravitated to Robbie Cooper. “Both of them are really talented. Good people.”
With competing in 3 cars this year, LJ’s list of people and sponsors to thank is HUGE! So a true shout out to all these people that make our sport what it is by supporting LJ and his peers. They are the true backbone.
Sprint Car- My parents, Taylor Andrews, Sport All, Ron, Tim, and Jerry Stucky. Sponsors include Dayton Andrews Dodge, BG Products, Hurricane Racecars, Herbie Cope Signs, Jimmy Cope Race Engines, Butler Speed & Supply, and Finney Racing Shocks.
Dirt Modified – Justin Holt, Steve Boyd, Mike Boyd, Ricky Coffin, and Landon Butler. Sponsors include L & L Fire Protection, TTI Machine, Lilley Air Conditioning, Proto Type Chassis, Rick’s Hauling & Tractor Services, Bronson Lube, Maverick’s Portable Bathrooms, Butler Speed & Supply, FatBack Race Engines, and Finney Racing Shocks.
Asphalt Modified – Mike and Lacey Sweet and Travis Roland. Sponsors; Too Sweet Racing, Travis Roland Motorsports, Finney Racing Shocks, and Robert Binns Roofing.
Started at 5 in a go-kart, proceeded to a Sportsman by 13, and tackling a Winged Sprint before 30 – LJ Grimm is the real deal. If you have a chance to stop him in the grandstands. Shake hands with one of the best. On and off this track, LJ is a true gentleman. An ambassador to the sport.
By Shari PhillipsSouthern Sprint Car Series Returns to action This Saturday night at 4-17 Southern Speedway
By |2022-01-17T22:59:27+00:00January 17th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Southern Sprint Car Series Returns to action This Saturday night at 4-17 Southern Speedway

WAUC 102.1 FM The Outlaw’s QuickTime Dirt Radio host Billy Howard interviews Will Cagle

WAUC 102.1 FM The Outlaw’s QuickTime Dirt Radio host Billy Howard interviews Will Cagle

 

This is a show you wont want to miss click link below to listen to Billy Howard and his interview with Will Cagle.

Click Link Below:

https://www.1021theoutlaw.com/quick-time-dirt-radio

 

By |2022-01-13T22:52:03+00:00January 13th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on WAUC 102.1 FM The Outlaw’s QuickTime Dirt Radio host Billy Howard interviews Will Cagle

Sunshine State Racing and Karnac.com Announce new Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year for Florida

Sunshine State Racing and Karnac.com Announce new Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year for Florida

 

Sunshine State Racing and Karnac.com announced on Tuesday night on their recap Show an all new Driver of the month and Driver of the year program for the drivers in the state of Florida.  With the Program the team of Sunshine State racing will nominate driver for driver of the month and then the team will vote for the selection.   From those drivers that win Driver of the month the same process will be used at the end of the year for a driver of the Year Selection.

There will be a poster made for each driver of the month and monthly prizes are in the works for each person who wins.  A grand Prize for Driver of the year is also in the works and will be named soon.

We Want to Thank Tyler Sontag for his help with this program.

 

Sponsorship for the program is still being looked for.

 

The monthly selections will be made based on the stats for those drivers for that current month.  We here at Sunshine State racing hope to continue to grow the racing here in the Sunshine State and want to carry on something Karnac.com founder Jack Smith did years ago.  We hope this brings pride and helps our Florida drivers get noticed.

 

More Information to come soon.

By |2022-01-13T22:16:01+00:00January 13th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Sunshine State Racing and Karnac.com Announce new Driver of the Month and Driver of the Year for Florida

Speed Sport Saturday’s Presented By Auburndale Speedway show 1/8/2022 hosted by Robert Howell on WAUC 102.1 FM The Outlaw

Speed Sport Saturday’s Presented By Auburndale Speedway show 1/8/2022 hosted by Robert Howell

 

Click Link below to listen:

 

https://www.1021theoutlaw.com/speed-sport-sturday-s 

 

By |2022-01-12T23:39:25+00:00January 12th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Speed Sport Saturday’s Presented By Auburndale Speedway show 1/8/2022 hosted by Robert Howell on WAUC 102.1 FM The Outlaw

Pure Stock Convergence, as Auburndale, 4-17 Southern Speedway, and Citrus County Speedway all have same rules and tires for class

Pure Stock Convergence, as Auburndale, 4-17 Southern Speedway, and Citrus County Speedway all have same rules and tires for class

 

Pure Stock Convergence

 

Last year there was a lot of talk about those oh so glorious “good ole days”. At that time, it seemed like they were gone for good. Most of the drivers in the class stuck to their home track due to the rules being different. Only a small few would run different tracks due to the amount of work required to switch the cars over.

Now however, three tracks have agreed on the same rules package. 4-17, Auburndale and Citrus have approved the rules. This only leaves Showtime out of the mix for west central FL pure stocks. American Racers will be the tire of choice at all venues in the agreement.

Convergence now places it back into the drivers’ hands to get to different tracks and travel a little more, like the old days. Pure stocks have carried a good car count at each of the tracks in the past and regularly put on one of, if not the best show of the night.

I do not have any names unfortunately; however, it appears that the driving force behind this was the drivers, making lots of calls to the tracks, and getting a group of drivers to support this as well. And of course, the track owners for accepting the request for updated rules. Tracks working together will benefit every single person in the sport.

Bravo and well done to all involved in making this agreement happen.

 

Video of Pure Stocks:

By |2022-01-12T23:12:38+00:00January 12th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Pure Stock Convergence, as Auburndale, 4-17 Southern Speedway, and Citrus County Speedway all have same rules and tires for class

Winners from around the State of Florida last weekend 1/8/2022 brought to you Sunoco and Southern Racing Fuels

Winners from around the State of Florida last weekend 1/8/2022 brought to you Sunoco and Southern Racing Fuels

 

New Smyrna Speedway:

1/8/2022 at New Smyrna Speedway

Bomber A

Bomber Feature (20 Laps): 1. 81-Jim Snyder[9]; 2. 3-Eddie Evans[11]; 3. K9-Chuck Rush[5]; 4. 7-Aaron Foye[8]; 5. 54-Larry Masters[2]; 6. 52-Ben Seay[10]; 7. 88-Todd Smith[7]; 8. 80-James Partlow[12]; 9. 111-Yuniel Diaz[1]; 10. 27-CJ Creech[6]; 11. 11-David Landrie[3]; 12. (DNS) 2-Daniel Beasley

David Rogers Super Late Models

A Feature 1 (200 Laps): 1. 26P-Bubba Pollard[2]; 2. 9-Brad May[1]; 3. 30-Jesse Dutilly[4]; 4. 26-Jesse Love[3]; 5. 43-Daniel Dye[5]; 6. 27-Bobby Good[6]; 7. 7-Jackson Boone[7]; 8. 44-Conner Jones[9]; 9. 69-Michael Hinde[8]; 10. 43M-JD McClary[10]; 11. (DNS) 39-Morgan Hoover

Qualifying 1: 1. 30-Jesse Dutilly, 00:17.586[9]; 2. 26-Jesse Love, 00:17.634[7]; 3. 26P-Bubba Pollard, 00:17.662[11]; 4. 9-Brad May, 00:17.668[8]; 5. 43-Daniel Dye, 00:17.678[3]; 6. 27-Bobby Good, 00:17.690[1]; 7. 7-Jackson Boone, 00:17.721[4]; 8. 69-Michael Hinde, 00:17.752[6]; 9. 44-Conner Jones, 00:18.017[10]

E-Mod

E-Mod Feature: 1. 41-Jeffrey White[2]; 2. 16-Dylan LeBeau[1]; 3. 4-Michael Mark[4]; 4. 9-Art Kunzeman[5]; 5. 93-Russell Moore[3]; 6. 18-Travis Soukup[6]; 7. (DNS) 5-John Compagnone

The Vintage Cars

A Feature 1 (20 Laps): 1. 19-Thomas Turano[6]; 2. 61X-Christopher Hatton[3]; 3. 1-Chris Hatton[1]; 4. 11-Tony Pereira[9]; 5. 12-John Hatton[2]; 6. 0-Scott Cutter[8]; 7. 3-Matt Cohen[7]; 8. 04-Curt Hatton[10]; 9. 88-Colin Smith[4]; 10. 34-Tobi Smith[5]

LKQ Super Stocks

Super Stocks Feature (25 Laps): 1. 04-Doug Samion[1]; 2. 48-Justin Spears[2]; 3. 44-Butch Herdegen[4]; 4. 16-David Gould[6]; 5. 17-Shane Sutorus[3]; 6. 23-Ed Barber[5]; 7. 3-Gage Spears[7]

J&C Gradall Modifieds

Modified Feature (20 Laps): 1. 66-Jerry Symons[2]; 2. 41-Jeffrey White[1]; 3. 29-Aaron Overman[3]

Pro Late Model

A Feature 1: 1. 9-Brad May[4]; 2. 69-Michael Hinde[3]; 3. 33-Dustin Smith[2]; 4. 9X-Austin Somero[1]; 5. 24R-Isabella Robusto[6]; 6. 15-Jean Philippe Bergeron[5]; 7. 44-Conner Jones[8]; 8. 99-Mathieu Kingsbury[7]; 9. 5-Caesar Bacarella[10]; 10. 96-Katie Hettinger[9]; 11. 24-Dalton Smith[13]; 12. 10-Blake Suttie[12]; 13. 57-Jeff Johnston[11]

Qualifying 1: 1. 9-Brad May, 00:18.207[12]; 2. 69-Michael Hinde, 00:18.211[5]; 3. 33-Dustin Smith, 00:18.221[2]; 4. 9X-Austin Somero, 00:18.227[13]; 5. 15-Jean Philippe Bergeron, 00:18.271[11]; 6. 24R-Isabella Robusto, 00:18.308[14]; 7. 99-Mathieu Kingsbury, 00:18.324[7]; 8. 44-Conner Jones, 00:18.333[10]; 9. 96-Katie Hettinger, 00:18.386[8]; 10. 5-Caesar Bacarella, 00:18.599[3]; 11. 57-Jeff Johnston, 00:18.607[9]

Auburndale Speedway:

Wheel Man Series Sportsman top 5:

Jake Perkins

Kevin Macy

Brandon Morris

Ricky Anderson

LJ Grimm

Legends:

Noah Mesa

Willy Cuddy

Evan Bookmiller

Lacy Kuehul

Mike Verhaagh

Pure Stocks:

George Gorham

Brandon Bones Duchschere

Bobby Mobely

James Wright III

Roger Blevins

Scramblers:

Bray Gainey

TJ Crews

Dustin Kirkland

John Sofield

Chance Saucerman

A-Mods:

Karlin Ray

Bobby Mobley

Jason Deaton

Tom Riser

Eric Rudd

 

By |2022-01-11T22:14:41+00:00January 11th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Winners from around the State of Florida last weekend 1/8/2022 brought to you Sunoco and Southern Racing Fuels

January 8th Brings back the Night of Carnage at Citrus County Speedway

January 8th Brings back the Night of Carnage at Citrus County Speedway

 

JANUARY 8th!
Bring on the CARNAGE is back! This is the rescheduled date from the rainout back in August 2021… So the Grocery Getter Enduro and the Frankart Roofing Demolition Derby will be running for the 2021 points championship at this show! So come join us for our very first event of the 2022 year!
$1,000 to WIN Grocery Getter Enduro 60
$800 to WIN Flag Pole Race
$800 to WIN Chain Car Race
$800 to WIN Boat Trailer Race
$1,000 to WIN Frankart Roofing Demolition Derby
$300 to WIN Ford Outlaws 40
Ford Outlaws Figure 8’s
School Bus Figure 8’s
(2022 points season won’t start till January 22nd)
Grandstands Open at 5:00
Racing action at 7:00
General Admission $15.00
Kids 17 and Under $5.00
Kids 6 and Under are FREE!
***CASH ONLY***
Pits Open at 1:00
Registration closes at 6:00
Pit Passes $30.00
Drivers get in FREE!
By |2022-01-05T00:03:23+00:00January 5th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on January 8th Brings back the Night of Carnage at Citrus County Speedway

Auburndale Speedway makes plans for 2021 Championship banquet

Auburndale Speedway makes plans for 2021 Championship banquet

 

Auburndale Speedway makes plans to celebrate it’s 2021 Champions at is banquet.   Below are the Drivers who are eligible for the Banquet.

 

Auburndale Speedway Banquet:
The following driver’s are eligible to come to banquet:
Pure Stock:
James Wright
David Williams
Brandon Duchscherer
George Gorham Jr
Coty Martin
Evelyn-Phillip Sorrell
Mini Cup:
Hunter Harmon
Carson Holt
Kendall Wheeler
Landon Ledford
Mod Mini:
Nick Cummins
Kendall Wheeler
Kenny Uhl
Scramblers:
Guy Kolmel Jr
Guy Kolmel Sr
Tj Crews
Matt Miller
Dustin Kirkland
Dave Canfield
Legends:
Robert Jonas
Abigail Jonas
Jesse Martinez
Pro Truck:
Becca Monopoli
Brey Holmes
Kristen Clements
Carter Brown
Bryton Horner
William Kerns
Late Model:
George Gorham Jr
Becca Monopoli
Ron Lofquist
Kendall Anderson
Brandon Anderson
Brian Dorer
Kristen Clements
Open Wheel:
Roger Blevins
Dodge Carlbert
Jason Swilley
Sportsman:
Shawn Harper
Keith Lilley
Charlie Brown
If you have not contacted me yet with a head count, please do so. Send private message to Kim Narramore or Auburndale Speedway messenger. Price is $35 each for ages 10 and up.
By |2022-01-03T22:52:17+00:00January 3rd, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Auburndale Speedway makes plans for 2021 Championship banquet