Stickler sweeps ADMO doubleheader at Desoto

0509_BRSP_sticklerCody Stickler has made Desoto Speedway his personal playground in J.D. Byrider Open Wheel Modified action so far in 2016.

No one could touch Stickler in Saturday night’s Auburndale-Desoto Modified twin 50-lap doubleheader. The Pinellas County driver set fast time in qualifying and led every lap on his way to dominant wins in both feature races.

Sticker got the wholeshot from the outside pole in the first 50-lap race to take the lead from Josh Todd at the start. In the first couple of laps, Doug Moff was caught in two separate spins and was eliminated when he hit the wall coming out of turn two in the second incident.

Stickler and Todd pulled away from third place Brad Bowman on the restart and were comfortably ahead of the rest of the pack when Chad Rutherford spun just in front of the leaders in turn three to bring out the yellow just before the halfway point. (more…)

By |2016-05-10T17:30:02+00:00May 10th, 2016|DeSoto Speedway, Front Page News|Comments Off on Stickler sweeps ADMO doubleheader at Desoto

Beckner crowned Sportsman King of the Blacktop

7Heading into Saturday night’s Sportsman King of the Blacktop 100 at Desoto
Speedway, Earl Beckner had a simple strategy: ride in the top 15 and then
get to the top 10 to get to the final 20-lap shootout.

Beckner did just that, finishing in the top 10 in the first segment and
landing in the perfect spot for the inversion of the final segment of the
elimination-style race. That gameplan – coupled with a little help from
Lady Luck – saw Beckner take the main event and earn the crown of King of
the Blacktop for the Sportsman for 2016. (more…)

By |2016-03-06T21:39:22+00:00March 6th, 2016|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Beckner crowned Sportsman King of the Blacktop

Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series at Desoto Speedway

Banner 3-5It’s all Wings and Wedges at Desoto Speedway this Saturday Night March 5th, as the Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series makes a stop at the Florida’s fastest 3/8-mile-high banked oval. The sprint cars always put on a show and will have you sitting on the edge of your seat.
The Sportsman division is set to run the Sunbelt Rentals King of the Blacktop event which is a 100 lap race divided into three segments, 50 Laps, 30 Laps and 20 Laps. These outlaw wedge bodied beauties will be sure to please. Some of Florida’s hot shoes are making their way from the east coast with hopes in bringing the crown back home.
Along with the two headliners comes an action packed night of racing with the Take Aim Gun Range Street Stocks, LKQ Pick A Part Pure Stocks, Pep Boys Speed Shop Modified Minis, Mini Stocks, Bombers and the TQ Midgets. We will also be treating the kids to a Gold Rush. (more…)

By |2016-03-01T16:09:32+00:00March 1st, 2016|DeSoto Speedway, Front Page News|Comments Off on Southern Sprintcar Shootout Series at Desoto Speedway

Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

HoganThe long awaited regular season opener at Desoto Speedway saw a packed house treated to an action packed night of racing that saw Scott Hogan claim the Pro Truck “King of the Blacktop” title and Devin McLeod take the Florida Modified Invitational 100.

In the Q Auto and Injury Attorneys Desoto Pro Truck main event, Hogan started on the pole and grabbed the lead at the start of the opening 50-lap segment from Jeff Guilbault and Steve Darvalics. He held a slim lead when the caution flew for Cameron Cruse’s spin in turn one just after the field completed 11 laps.

Hogan withstood a series of challenges on a rash of restarts over the next 14 laps. Darvalics made a move for the lead and had just cleared Hogan before the caution flew at the halfway point – meaning that Hogan would keep the lead for the next restart – a restart that saw four trucks eliminated in a crash as the field came to the green flag.

Darvalics and Danny Anderson took shots at Hogan for the lead, but Hogan held on to win the segment. After a 5-minute break, Hogan led every lap of a caution-free, 30-lap second segment. (more…)

By |2016-02-29T05:35:38+00:00February 29th, 2016|DeSoto Speedway, Front Page News|Comments Off on Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

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by Scott Lockwood

The long awaited regular season opener at Desoto Speedway saw a packed house treated to an action packed night of racing that saw Scott Hogan claim the Pro Truck “King of the Blacktop” title and Devin McLeod take the Florida Modified Invitational 100.

 

In the Q Auto and Injury Attorneys Desoto Pro Truck main event, Hogan started on the pole and grabbed the lead at the start of the opening 50-lap segment from Jeff Guilbault and Steve Darvalics. He held a slim lead when the caution flew for Cameron Cruse’s spin in turn one just after the field completed 11 laps.

 

Hogan withstood a series of challenges on a rash of restarts over the next 14 laps. Darvalics made a move for the lead and had just cleared Hogan before the caution flew at the halfway point – meaning that Hogan would keep the lead for the next restart – a restart that saw four trucks eliminated in a crash as the field came to the green flag. (more…)

By |2016-02-28T15:42:43+00:00February 28th, 2016|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results|Comments Off on Hogan, McLeod take big wins at Desoto

SUNOCO CHALLENGE SUPER SERIES/RANDY FOX MEMORIAL 104

Desoto Randy Fox MemorialRandy “Hondo” Fox was a Florida hot shoe in the Sportsman and Late Models around the southeast. All short track racers knew him well, you either loved him or hated him but he meant business. Randy was not just a rough, tough and rugged kind of guy he had a huge heart for helping other drivers.
We all miss him and know that he will be with us in spirit as we remember him at the Sunoco Challenge Super Series/Randy Fox Memorial 104.
The race has been extended by 4 laps to honor his potent and familiar #4 Late Model. Come out and join us in his celebration of life.
Along with the headliner there will be Q Auto & Injury Desoto Pro Trucks, Sportsman, Take Aim Gun Range Street Stocks, LKQ Pick Your Parts Pure Stocks, Pep Boys Speed Shop Modified Minis, “Your Name Here” Mini Stocks and the “Your Name Here” Bombers. We will have Kids Bicycle Race so bring the kids and their bike, it is free to enter. Also here for the kids will be Smokey The Bear, The Florida Forest Service’s forestry programs are implemented by its Field Operations staff within 15 field units across the state. Field personnel and equipment provide a more responsive and comprehensive approach to land management and wildfire control statewide
Now that’s one huge night of racing and you might want to get there early to save your seat. You might not need the whole seat but you need the edge. (more…)

By |2016-02-03T19:13:32+00:00February 3rd, 2016|DeSoto Speedway, Front Page News|Comments Off on SUNOCO CHALLENGE SUPER SERIES/RANDY FOX MEMORIAL 104

Darvalics’ win tops dramatic night at Desoto

Steve Darvalicsby Scott Lockwood

Steve Darvalics from Venice came from deep in the field to take 30-lap Sportsman feature, highlighting a night of racing action that saw several dramatic finishes  – and a school bus land on its side in the night’s final event.

Rick Reed of Punta Gorda leads from pole, but Roger Welsh grabbed the lead as the field completed the second lap. As Welsh began pulling away Chris Narramore, Brandon Morris and Steve Darvalics all battled for the second spot, with Darvalics nudging ahead of Morris on lap 7.

Darvalics needed just a couple of laps to track down Welsh and grabbed the top spot from Welsh with Morris directly in tow on lap 11. Morris and Aaron Williamson, who moved to third on lap 15, couldn’t catch Darvalics as the Venice driver used lapped cars to stretch his lead and eventually take the win. (more…)

By |2015-09-28T15:26:18+00:00September 28th, 2015|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Darvalics’ win tops dramatic night at Desoto

Chastain, DeCaire big winners at Desoto Speedway

troy DeCaireby Scott Lockwood

A nine-truck inversion of the thirty one truck field put Cory Bigley of Naples  on the pole and Chastain from Alva, third to start
the 50-lap Q Auto & Injury Attoneys, Desoto Pro Truck race.

At the end of the first lap Chastain got by outside polesitter for second place and took the lead from Bigley two laps later.

A caution flew for Robert St. John’s spin brought out the event’s third caution on lap 10. That set  a chain of restarts that resulted in several

spins and several laps run under caution. On the lap 20 restart Blake Haddock went from fourth to second and was

closing on Chastain when the caution flew again for a crash involving several trucks in turn three. (more…)

By |2015-09-21T13:09:15+00:00September 21st, 2015|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Chastain, DeCaire big winners at Desoto Speedway

Mother nature wins at Desoto Speedway

rain outAfter a great Friday night practice where 15 Supers showed up, we knew it was going to be a great Saturday afternoon of racing if Mother Nature would cooperate. Pits opened up on Saturday and the race teams kept rolling in while it was hot and sunny. Practice got underway and car counts grew to twenty Supers for the Turner Tree & Landscape 100, it was going to be a great race with the stout filed of drivers. Another twenty drivers were also  on tap from all over for the 40 lap Mini Stock Race. The rains came after practice but Desoto Speedway did their best to dry the track and get this show in since the Supers were rained out there last trip to the track Aug 22. Track was dry and the Bombers came out for their twenty five lap feature before the Supers would qualify. Kenny Gibson of Venice jumped out to an early lead and never looked back. The battle was from second on back which ended with points leader Randy Spicer taking second and third went to Zach Briggs out of Lakeland. With the track completely dry now, the twenty supers came out to qualify to set the field for the 100 lap featured event. Halfway through qualifying the sky let loose and we were done for the night. Supers will be back on Oct 10th for the first of a three race series at Desoto called the Triple Crown.

By |2015-09-14T16:23:28+00:00September 14th, 2015|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Mother nature wins at Desoto Speedway

Stickler, Jackson victories top Desoto action

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By SCOTT LOCKWOOD
Desoto Speedway
Mother Nature may have tried to win for the third week in a row at Desoto Speedway, but those who waited out a two-hour rain delay saw some fast and furious action Saturday night that featured some dramatic finishes and a familiar face finally getting his breakthrough win for 2015.
The J.D. Byrider Open Wheel Modifieds headlined the nights racing action. Thanks to an inversion of the field after qualifying L.B. Skaggs started on the outside pole for the 30-lap main event and paced the field for the first five laps with Cody Stickler, who won multiple events during the 2014 season, directly on his tale.

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By |2015-09-06T15:36:19+00:00September 6th, 2015|Archives, DeSoto Speedway, Featured, Front Page News, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on Stickler, Jackson victories top Desoto action