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.
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. …
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…
STEVEN O’STEEN INHERITS STREET STOCK WIN AT AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY
For the first time in recent memory Auburndale Speedway began its racing program Saturday evening with not a cloud in the sky and once the sun set it was a beautiful night for racing. The pits were jammed with the largest car count of the year and the race teams performed in front of the biggest crowd of the season next to the Night of Destruction.
All in all it would be a late night for everyone. Hot laps were delayed for nearly…
L.J. GRIMM TOPS MODIFIEDS
It was quite a night of racing Saturday at Auburndale Speedway as eight classes ran features with the action producing two first-time winners. A fine crowd was on hand under perfect weather conditions.
The night began with a bit of irony. Earlier in the afternoon it was announced that former NASCAR/ARCA star James Hylton had lost his life in a highway crash while returning home from Friday’s ARCA event at Talladega Superspeedway. For many veterans at the speedway it was a sad day for sure as many of…
Auburndale Speedway continues the 2018 racing season in a big way this Saturday night as a total of eight racing division will see action including the first race of the Auburndale Triple Crown for the Open Wheel Modifieds that will go 75 laps in distance. The Pro Trucks return for a 50-lap event dubbed the “Tailgater 50.” Also in action will be the Modified Mini Stocks, Legend Cars, V-8 Bombers, Q Mini Stocks, Scramblers and Mini Cup cars. The evening of racing is presented by The Results Companies. Headquartered in…
It was just “one of those nights” at Auburndale Speedway Saturday night as anything that could go wrong…. well… it did.
The entire show got off to a late start as a pair of brief showers dampened the track during hot laps. Despite the delay, action still got going only 15 minutes late.
The big race of the night was the WPCV 97.5 Country Radio Earth Day 125 “Super 8” Series race for the Super Late Models. Due to the rain, qualifying was held during the middle of the heat races for…
After a pair of weekends away from stock car racing for the Night of Destruction and the Polk County Music Fest, Auburndale Speedway is back in action in a big way with the Earth Day 125 for the Super Late Models, race number two of the Auburndale Super-8 Series. Also racing will be the Legend Cars, V-8 Bombers, Q Mini Stocks and the Mini Cup Cars.
It will also be the The Results Companies Race-4-Rewards High School Battle Night #2 pitting students from Kathleen, Lake Gibson and Lake Region high schools…
Auburndale Speedway returns to action this Saturday night with a full program featuring seven classes of race cars… and Trucks.
The highlight of the night will feature the Pro Trucks in action for 50 laps in the Spring Begins 50. Also racing will be the Legend Cars, Street Stocks,
V-8 Bombers, Q Mini Stocks, Scramblers and the new Pure Stock division.
Among the Pro Truck drivers expected are Cody McDuffie of Bartow, winner of the first Pro Truck race of the season back on January 27th, Jason Lester of Palmetto, the Windermere father/son…