Eddie Brann Memorial race this week at FTS

Eddie Brann LogoFull 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 for the Road Warriors for 35 laps, Dwarf Cars, TQ Midgets, Junkyard Dogs, and Outlaw Modifieds.

Pit and Grandstand food Concessions, 2 great bars- one with TV screen for viewing special events and seating.  Come hungry, we have a full concession with great food and even better prices.   Bring a friend, it is only $13.00 for adults. Front gates open at 4:30. (more…)

By |2013-11-13T18:18:56+00:00November 13th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on Eddie Brann Memorial race this week at FTS

Full Throttle Speedway soon to be know as Desoto Speedway

Full Throttle Speedway FinalFull 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 to stay on and continue to be a part of the new team, however some have chosen to leave. We appreciate all the support that the fans and drivers have given to FTS and hope you continue, our goal as the new Management team is to be consistent and fair to all. The schedule & points will remain for the rest of the 2013 season , we will notify you of the two dates “TBA” 11-23 & 12-14 , if we will be adding races. (more…)

By |2013-11-04T14:34:35+00:00November 4th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Racing News|Comments Off on Full Throttle Speedway soon to be know as Desoto Speedway

Full Throttle Racers Provided Treats for All

IMG_6495EAST 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 third.

In the first of two 6-lap heats in the Legends division, Mike Verhaagh led from start to finish to beat out second place finisher, Kyle Capobianco and third place finisher, Robby Lyons. The second heat race saw Joey Azzata lead all the way ahead of Keith Sankula and Joey Langis. (more…)

By |2013-10-28T14:02:23+00:00October 28th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Race Results|Comments Off on Full Throttle Racers Provided Treats for All


IMG_5595After 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 the top three spots. James Widner took the checkered flag by finishing ahead of Dalton Ellis and family rival Josh Widner.
The Pro 4 heat featured a spinout, a caution flag and a restart before Randy Johnson of Bradenton finished ahead of David Patterson of Port Charlotte and Johnny Marra of St. Petersburg.
The Road Warriors division had two heat races. Chris Loney of Naples took the first heat and Shane Leonard of Cape Coral won the second heat. (more…)
By |2013-10-21T19:24:49+00:00October 21st, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Race Results|Comments Off on FULL RACE CARD GAVE FANS PLENTY OF THRILLS

Late Restart Gives Welding Win

IMG_4889In 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 get a grip.” In spite of numerous caution flags, assorted spinouts and falling sheet metal and steel from various race cars, Vandeveder maintained his narrow lead. Almost as remarkable as Vandeveder’s gritty performance was a third place finish by Bobby Fisher of Naples. On the 18th lap, Fisher tapped out for causing Vandeveder to spin out on the straightaway. That moved Fisher to the back of the pack. In 17 laps, Fisher skillfully moved from last place to third. Twenty one cars came to do battle and after all the smoke cleared and the checkers were flying, thirteen cars crossed the finish line. Some of the cars were clearly not in the same shape as they arrived in with fenders, hoods and a lot of missing sheet metal missing but the drivers put on a great battle to the end for the fans. There was an autograph session for the Street Stock drivers before their featured event, that had many fans and lots of kids down on the track, up close and personal to meet and greet them. (more…)

By |2013-10-14T15:57:26+00:00October 14th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Race Results|Comments Off on Late Restart Gives Welding Win

Full Throttle Speedway News

IMG_1147BRADENTON – 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 16.151 seconds in the Sportsman category. Atwell also had the second fastest time when he completed his second lap in 16.221 seconds.

Before the rains came, four 6-lap preliminary races were completed. A fast paced Dwarf Car race had John Bailey of Sarasota taking the checkered flag ahead of Larry Hubbard III of Sarasota and Roger Richmond of Port Charlotte. (more…)

By |2013-09-16T15:16:26+00:00September 16th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Race Results|Comments Off on Full Throttle Speedway News

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

IMG_1518A 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 that are sixteen or younger. It was Sherry Best that made a clean sweep of the night by winning the heat and feature. Hard charging Zach Rogers was second and Jimmy Best was third.

Cowboy Cadillacs may be few but what a show they put on for the fans. While John Pummell jr was out front the battle was between Mike True and Mike Balecki who were nose to tail, side by side and fighting hard for position. With two to go, Bilecki was running out of time, and brought out the caution for spinning True. When the checkers flew it was Pummell, Bilecki made his way by True to finish second while True settled for third.

T.Q. Midgets took to the track minus the 17 of Mark Gimmler who hit the wall pretty hard when his throttle stuck in practice, Mark was ok but did not make the feature. This twenty five lap feature clearly seemed to belong to Steven Meier of Port St. Lucy who was leading from the drop of the green. With some pressure from the thirty of Rob Kohler who was closing in on Meier and looking at the half way sign from the flagman, Meier’s night ended on lap fourteen when his car flipped. Meier was ok but that opened the door for Kohler out of Naples to bring home the win but was challenged hard by second finisher, Mike Belusar of Punta Gorda. Chris Gimmler from Palm Beach came in third.

It was the Triple Crown Race # 3 for the Champ Karts. Fourteen Karts took the green for twenty five laps that saw no cautions so it was drafting, racing, lapping, three wide at times. Tim Simmons led most of the laps but when the checkers came out and it was Brian Scherrer who led the last few laps and crossed the line first. Simmons came in second while Wesley Gonzalez was third. (more…)

By |2013-08-12T14:20:40+00:00August 11th, 2013|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway, Race Results|Comments Off on Huber Crosses the Line by a Bumper to Win the 40 Lap Pro Truck Feature

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

20130528-195356.jpgIt 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 win. The #56 Larry Hubbaard Jr., was second and the #08 Rob “The Cowboy” Kohler, finished third.


By |2013-05-28T23:56:02+00:00May 28th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Full Throttle Speedway|Comments Off on Michael “The Kid” Atwell Takes the win at Full Throttle Speedway