Driver Spotlight: Phil Ellis Jr.

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Driver Spotlight for Sunshine State Racing: Asphalt

Name:Phil Ellis jr

Hometown: port Charlotte,lf

Home Track: 4-17 southern speedway

Birthday:09/30/1985

Class: street stock

Car Number:13

History: When did you start racing and what did you start racing? I started in 2010 in the pro4 class at Punta Gorda.

What is your favorite track to race at? Showtime speedway

Who is your racing idol? Nascar: Ernie irvan
Local racing: Billy Bigley jr

Highlight: favorite race win, favorite race etc. I ran the grand opening night at showtime, 48 cars in our class and I came home 3rd

People that help on your car: my dad, Ian Davis, Dalton Ellis Jordan Dahl, Richard Lavance and the whole national roofing crew.

Sponsors: national roofing
Ignite graffix
Backhaul Mcfall llc
M&m automotive

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Driver Spotlight: Rance Damron

Driver Spotlight for Sunshine State Racing: Dirt

Name: Rance Damron

Hometown: Chiefland,FL

Home Track: All-Tech Raceway

Birthday: June 16, 1995

Class: Pure Stock and C-Class Late Model

Car Number: 14D

History: I started racing go karts in 2005.

What is your favorite track to race at? All-Tech Raceway or South Georgia motorsports park. I love big tracks.

Who is your racing idol? Tony Stewart. I have a huger respect for him.

Highlight: The innagural borderline brawl. Converting my asphalt car to dirt and qualifiying 10th out of around 80 race cars and getting locked in the big show before bad luck got me. Also another highlight was leading the Jr. Champ Holiday Classic race right down to the last lap getting drafted by and finishing 3rd. Both were fun but interesting experiences.

People that help on your car: My girlfriend Courtney, My Dad, and My Step-Mom Cindy

Sponsors: PJ’s Land Clearing and Excavating, Jones Septic, Southern Steps, Five Star Plumbing, Wally and Sons Custom Cuts, Pleasure Horses, Hall Brothers Mobile Home Towing, Lairson RV Enterprises, Chiefland NAPA Speed and Machine, Taylor Trailers, Tools For Big Studs, Lucas Oil Products, Slick Products, and Spy Optic, R&R refrigeration.

 

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Driver Spot light: Hunter Lovelady

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Driver Spotlight for Sunshine State Racing: Asphalt /Dirt

Name: Hunter Lovelady

Hometown: Lakeland, Florida

Home Track:Auburndale Speedway

Birthday: 06/16/2000

Class: Late model & 4 cylinder

Car Number: 68

History: When did you start racing and what did you start racing? March 12,2019 and I started racing a (Scrambler)
What is your favorite track to race at? Eastbay Raceway Park

Who is your racing idol?When I was younger My Dad Raymond Lovelady , But now would definitely have to be Kyle Busch

Highlight: favorite race win, favorite race etc. Almost flipping at Eastbay in heat race and finishing 6th in the feature

People that help on your car: Grandpa , Dad , Mom , and my Uncle

Sponsors:
Racecar Engineering , and My Grandpa

 

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Driver Spotlight: Brandon Martin

Driver Spotlight for Sunshine State Racing: Asphalt /Dirt

Name: Brandon Martin
Hometown: Lakeland, FL
Home Track: Auburndale Speedway
Birthday: March 6, 1992
Class: Pro Truck
Car Number: 53

History: When did you start racing and what did you start racing? After college football ended in 2015

What is your favorite track to race at? New Smyrna Speedway. I love the speed that you can’t get anywhere else.

Who is your racing idol? I know it is cliche, but I am a huge Kyle Bush fan. He is a true wheelman. And I love that whether he is right or wrong, he is honest and will tell you exactly what he is thinking.

Highlight: Actually happened last weekend when we got to do our gender reveal on track. It was great being able to announce something that big with our racing family!

People that help on your car: Dylan Martin, Patrick Rickman, Chad Pierce Motorsports, Nick Keeling, Mike Martin, Staci Martin, and most importantly Jami Martin.

Sponsors: HTeaO – Lakeland, FL, CARS Racing For A Dream – Auburndale, FL, Pro Care Auto Repair – Lakeland, FL, Chad Pierce Motorsports – Orlando, FL, Gary and Stacy Photography – Lakeland, FL

 

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Driver Spotlight: Garrett Thompson

Garrett Thompson

Sarasota Florida

4-17 speedway

January 4th 1992

Street stock

51

Favorite track was Desoto even though I couldn’t figure it out it was fun and fast

Favorite track has to be 4-17 different every weekend

My racing idol has to be winchell and I look up a lot to Johnny Sarppricone he’s taught me a lot

Favorite win has to be adale when Steven Osteen bet me I couldn’t come there and beat him lol

People who help on on the car has to be my wife , my mom , Johnny at Rrd ,blaine Baer and Kenny gardiner

Sponsors Gettel Chrysler , gardiner and sons

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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