Eddie Brann Memorial race this week at FTS

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Full Throttle Speedway 2 Day Event 11-15 & 16
11-15 Friday Night – EBM Practice/ BBQ Pit Party & Live Band.  Practice from 4:00 to 9:00.  BBQ/Pit Party to follow with Live Band 9:00 – ?
Only the pit side will be open Friday night.  Spend the weekend to celebrate, camp out, practice, pit party and great racing action on Saturday.
11-16 – Saturday night the soon to be Desoto Speedway will host the fifth annual Eddie Brann Memorial, which is a 75-lap Open Wheel Modified event that could draw as many as 40 of the state’s best open-wheel drivers. The night will also feature heat races and features…

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Full Throttle Speedway soon to be know as Desoto Speedway

Full Throttle Speedway Final

Full Throttle Speedway, has made some internal changes to the management staff. Kevin Williams will no longer be involved with the speedway so that he can spend more time with his son and his son’s racing career. Mike Chase will only be involved as a silent partner, he will be here on the 9th & 16th of November to assist in those two big events. Dennis Meyer will be running the track as of November 1st 2013. Don Cretty will be the new race director. All of the Full Throttle staff was asked…

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Full Throttle Racers Provided Treats for All


EAST MANATEE – Saturday night dozens of costumed kids were treated to autographs and free candy by the racers at the Full Throttle Speedway.  After the kids got their Halloween treats, and four kids bicycles were given away. the adults were treated to another night of exciting race action.
The evening began with Randy Johnson of Bradenton taking the 6-lap Pro 4 heat race by outracing Jessica Ostorovskis of St. Petersburg and Ronald Robinson of Bradenton.
In the 8-lap Champ Karts heat, Doug Schmidt grabbed the checkered flag while Ed Brillante finished second and Jason McGonnell finished in…

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After an exciting third place finish in the 35-lap Open Wheel Modified Race at the Full Throttle Speedway, driver Doug Moff insightfully explained racing’s broad-based appeal.
“Smoke, tires, rubber and racing, that’s why you come out. You don’t come out to watch follow the leader,” Moff said. “Good competitive racing, that’s why you come out.
Saturday night, the racing fans got all that and more.
The card of full throttle racing the night after a full moon began with five 6-lap heat races.
In the Junk Yard Dogs heat, a trio of Myakka City drivers took…

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Late Restart Gives Welding Win


In auto racing, they like to say that it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish. At the Full Throttle Speedway Saturday night, it was a case of where you restart that decided where you finish. Bill Vandeveder of North Fort Myers led for the first 30 laps of the Street Stock 35 lap featured race before a restart enabled J.R. Welding of Sarasota to seize the lead and take the checkered flag.  “I knew the restart was going to kill me,” Vandeveder said. “My tires were five months old and I couldn’t…

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Full Throttle Speedway News


BRADENTON – A hard rain brought an abrupt end to the racing action at the Full Throttle Speedway Saturdaynight. Still, the sudden showers failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the fans and drivers. All of the preliminary races and two of the nine scheduled feature races were completed before the change in the weather forced the cancellation of the remaining race action.
Prior to the prelims, Michael Atwell of Naples turned in the fastest qualifying time for the feature events. Atwell circled the 3/8ths of a mile track in an impressive…

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Huber Crosses the Line by a Bumper to Win the 40 Lap Pro Truck Feature


A Full night of classes were on the racing card for the night at the Full Throttle Speedway Aug 10th.  After a few weeks break, the Full Throttle Speedway returned to racing action with 9 classes that had some great racing action.
To welcome the fans back to racing the Q106 radio station had a remote and tent set up with give aways, along with the team from J.D. Byrider that had a drawing for free gas card.
First on the track was the Rookie 4 class, made up of beginner racers…

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Michael “The Kid” Atwell Takes the win at Full Throttle Speedway


It was a night that the young guns would shine, at the ASA sanctioned, Full Throttle Speedway. Proud Papas would smile a little bigger, and walk a little taller, after the checkered flag dropped this past Saturday night.
The first class of the night would be the Florida Dwarf cars. It looked as if the #17 John Bailey, would be the driver to beat, but during the warm up lap the left front suspension collapsed on his car that ended his night early. The #25 Darren Bass, of Clarcona, took the…

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Full Throttle Speedway 5-25-2013


Late Model Sportsman
1.51 Michael Atwell Naples
2. 73 Mark Peterson Sarasota
3. Clyde Cole Sarasota
4. 67 James Dubose Arcadia
5. 6. Greg Goriak Homestead
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