ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD GEARING UP FOR SUNDAY SHOW ON 9/11

Orlando-Speedworld-Logoo-500x226Orlando SpeedWorld will see stock car racing action for the first time since this past April as the track will host a full program on Sunday, September 11th.

The afternoon of action is being promoted by the Southern Pro-Am Truck Series and will feature the Trucks for 30 laps of feature racing plus an open competition event for Super Stock/Street Stock type cars that will also go for 30 laps. The Bomber cars will be racing divided into a pair of classes for the V-6/V-8 cars and the 4-cylinder machines. The Pro Challenge Series is also on the card along with the Vintage Stocks and Modifieds and the Legend Cars have just been added to the program as well.

The SPATS Trucks will race for 30 laps and $800 to win. The Super Stocks/Street Stocks already have at least a $1700 purse thanks to several sponsors including Manheim Orlando Auto Auction, DWG Enterprises of Melbourne who do all types of floor covering on commercial and residential floors and walls in the Brevard County area, Space Coast Portable Welding of Melbourne and Rex Engineering of Titusville. (more…)

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THOMSON, GORHAM, LEDFORD AND CURTIS TAKE ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD WINS SUNDAY

Orlando SpeedWorld returned with stock car racing action for the first time in 2015 with a special Sunday afternoon program that a nice crowd of sun-drenched fans enjoyed on a beautiful day for racing.
The E-Modifieds were among the classes competing on the day and it was Roger Benton of Chuluota who grabbed the early lead in their 25-lap feature.  Benton held on for 11 laps but could not hold off Brandon Thomson of St. Cloud who grabbed the top spot and raced to victory driving Donnie Lewis’ Ford-powered machine.  It was the first career Modified-type feature victory for Thomson who has numerous wins in Legend Cars at SpeedWorld and began racing here several years ago as a youngster in the Bandoleros. Benton held on to take second followed by John Hodge, Jon Compagnone, Gino Tumminello and Steve Thornbrugh.
George Gorham, Jr. led all the way to take the win in the Sportsman feature driving his Baseline Golf Course/Parker Line Striping special.  A late caution for a spin by Glen Rhodes gave the field one last shot at Gorham but the Lakeland driver held strong to take the win over Sean Bass, Timmy Todd, Jr., Rhodes, Gino Tumminello and Richard Fiore, Jr. (more…)

By |2015-04-01T16:00:43+00:00March 31st, 2015|Archives, Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results, Racing News|Comments Off on THOMSON, GORHAM, LEDFORD AND CURTIS TAKE ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD WINS SUNDAY

TIME AGAIN FOR CRASH-A-RAMA AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

Crash-o-ramaWhat started back around 1990 with a School Bus Demolition Derby promoted by then track owner Clyde Hart has now grown into  Crash-A-Rama, a twice-a-year event at Orlando SpeedWorld that attracts top daredevil drivers from around the State of Florida and the latest version will take the green flag this Saturday night at the three-eighths mile oval east of Orlando.  Crash-A-Rama has become so popular that it has left it's roots at Orlando SpeedWorld with several other dates scheduled for later in the year at other tracks in Florida as well as speedways in Georgia, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia before wrapping up it's season with the traditional day after thanksgiving event at SpeedWorld on November 28th.

This Saturday night, fans will be treated to a variety of wild events including the traditional School Bus Figure-8 race as well as an appearance by the world-famous monster truck "Gunslinger."  Also on tap will be an RV Demolition Derby, Front Wheel Drive Demolition Derby, Flag Pole race, the "Gauntlet," Skid Car race, three car team Roller Derby race and a Boat/Camper Trailer race plus a few surprises along the way.  Adult admission is $25 with kids aged 7-11 getting in for $10.  All kids aged 6 and under will be admitted free of charge.  Discounted tickets are available on-line by going to www.tourofdestruction.com.  Grandstand gates will open Saturday evening at 5 pm with the events getting under way at 7:30 pm.  Be sure to arrive early to get the best seats as a big crowd (as usual) is expected.

Stock car racing action returns to Orlando SpeedWorld on Friday night, May 30.  In action will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Pro Trucks, Legend Cars, Strictly Stocks, Four Cylinder Stocks and Bandoleros.

By |2014-05-21T13:38:32+00:00May 21st, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on TIME AGAIN FOR CRASH-A-RAMA AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

PRO LATE MODELS RETURN FOR 50 LAPS SATURDAY AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY

Orlando Speedworld LogooNASCAR Whelan All-American Series competition continues this Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway with the Pro Late Model class back in action for their second 50-lap race of the year.
The Pro Lates will become the first class to have run two 50-lap events this year once the dust settles Saturday evening.  The first 50-lapper took place on opening night back in March and it was a wild one that saw former Little
New Smyrna Speedway Quarter Midget racer Tyler Audie of Orlando score an upset victory, his first in the class.  Since then, Cody Blair of Winter Park and Port Orange driver Michael Lira have posted 25-lap race wins.  This trio will
be on hand this week along with several other top names like Daniel Miller, Alan Bruns, Colby Clements, Ricky Anderson and Zach Jarrell.  Also in the field will be Michael Williams who will be down from his U. S. Army duty station in Richmond Hill, GA to pilot a Pro Late for just the second time.  Williams hopes to get in a few more races before being shipped overseas later this Summer.
Also on the card running 25-lap events will be the E-Modifieds, Mini Stocks and Super Stocks while the Strictly Stocks will go for 20 laps.

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By |2014-05-15T13:44:37+00:00May 15th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld|Comments Off on PRO LATE MODELS RETURN FOR 50 LAPS SATURDAY AT NEW SMYRNA SPEEDWAY

MOXLEY ROLLS TO MODIFIED WIN AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

Ricky MoxleyOrlando SpeedWorld was back in action Friday night with six classes putting on some great racing for the fans.  Headlining the show were the Open Wheel Modifieds and it was veteran driver Ricky Moxley of Hobe Sound taking his first win of the year in fine fashion by leading every circuit of the 25-lap feature.  Mosley breezed to the front on
the opening lap trailed by heat winner Zach Harris who stayed close for awhile before Moxley steadily began to pull away.  The race ran the full distance under green and Moxley took the checker in front of Harris and Travis Roland.  Earl Beckner was fourth ahead of Alan Bruns, Matt Wheeler and Austin Howell.

Becca Monopoli of Lakeland won her second straight Pro Truck feature leading all but the opening lap.  The only slow-down of the race came on lap seven when the engine expired in Whitney Poole’s truck while she was running second.  Eddie Lichtenberger would end up finishing in the runner-up spot ahead of Kelly Ross and Poole.  Monopoli also won the heat race.

Young Charles King, Jr. passed Shane Sutorus on lap four of the Four Cylinder Stock main event and never looked back in winning  the first-ever feature race of his brief career.  Driving a Chevy Cavalier, King easily outdistance the Saturn station wagon of Sutorus to take the victory.  Zachary Curtis, also in a Saturn, was third ahead of Paul Cornelius and John Gross.  Damien Kwaak, Jeff Gross, Red Ryder and Kendra Reynolds rounded out the finishers.  King was also the heat race winner. (more…)

By |2014-04-28T16:37:57+00:00April 28th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results|Comments Off on MOXLEY ROLLS TO MODIFIED WIN AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

BECCA MONOPOLI 1st IN TRUCKS – MICHAEL HELD TOPS SUPER STOCKS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

Orlando Speedworld LogoOrlando SpeedWorld was back in action with six divisions taking part as Lakeland’s Becca Monopoli got a good weekend off to a winning start by dominating the Pro Truck feature.  Kelly Ross led the opening lap of the Pro Truck 25-lap finale but Monopoli grabbed the lead and never looked back.  Whitney Poole moved up to second early on but was unable to chase down Monopoli as the lady drivers finished 1-2. Brian Lynch came home in third spot ahead of Rich Cordis, Ross and Randy Poole.  Heat wins went to Whitney Poole and Lynch.  On Saturday night, Monopoli would go on to win the Joey Coulter Florida Pro Truck Series race at Citrus County Speedway.

Michael Held led every lap of the Super Stock race then was able to pass tech this time, taking his first win of the young season.  The only caution of the race came when Bobby Cuddy spun on the front stretch on lap 13.  Held’s teammate Brandon Christian finished a distant second trailed by Jeff Cuddy.  Bobby Cuddy recovered to take fourth in front of John Bennett and Ernie Stickle.  Held also won the heat race. (more…)

By |2014-04-14T17:15:12+00:00April 14th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results|Comments Off on BECCA MONOPOLI 1st IN TRUCKS – MICHAEL HELD TOPS SUPER STOCKS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

PRO TRUCKS, LEGENDS AND MORE FRIDAY NIGHT AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

Orlando Speedworld LogoRacing action returns to Orlando SpeedWorld’s three-eighth mile oval track Friday night with six classes slated for action.  The Pro Tucks return as do the Super Stocks for their third night of racing for 2014.  Michael Burns and Whitney Poole have split the victories in the previous two Pro Truck races while Melbourne’s David Gould will be going for the three in a row in the Super Stock division.

Also on tap will be the Legend Cars, Strictly Stocks, Four Cylinder Stocks and Bandoleros.  The Legend Car class has seen four different winners in four races with David Owen, Robbie Lyons, Darin Coker and Keith Sinkula all taking feature race wins.

William Hindman has been the dominant force so far in the Strictly Stock class with his beautiful red and white E&H Car Crushing Chevy Monte Carlo but there should be a few new challengers out to end his win streak over the next few weeks. (more…)

By |2014-04-10T16:51:50+00:00April 10th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Upcoming Events|Comments Off on PRO TRUCKS, LEGENDS AND MORE FRIDAY NIGHT AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

WILD NIGHT AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD – CONLIN, BENNETT AND SINKULA TAKE WINS

Orlando Speedworld LogoThere was no full moon Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld but it sure seemed like it as the fans saw plenty of slam-bang action that kept wrecker driver Tim Cordell busy most of the night.  A very nice field of Sportsman cars saw their pair of heat races won by Richard Fiore, Jr. and Daniel Conlin, Jr. but it would be pole sitter Ron Gustafson jumping out to an early lead in the 25-lap feature.  Gustafson would lead the first five circuits before Earl Beckner got by to assume the point as he was looking to make it two wins in a row.  Timmy Todd, Jr. spun his brand-new mount coming off turn four to bring out the first caution flag on lap seven.  Beckner continued to set the pace until yellow flag number two was thrown for debris on the track at the completion of lap ten.  On the restart, Gustafson found himself in the backstretch wall, coming to rest in turn three with a badly crunched car and out of the event.  By this time Derrick Wood, who started deep in the 14 car field, had worked his way to second place and looked like he might have something for leader Beckner.  However, Wood’s car suddenly slowed coming off turn two during the 12th lap and he coasted to the infield.  Two laps later Fiore and Roger Blevins collided going into turn one with Blevins’ car in the wall and ultimately done for the evening.  On the restart Conlin, now up to second, got into the back of Beckner’s car going down the backstretch sending Beckner’s machine hard into the wall.  A not so happy Beckner walked back to the pits, done for the night.  It was even more frustrating for the Orlando driver as he and his crew had to thrash for several days just to get here for the action after blowing an engine and crashing the car badly at Auburndale Speedway two weeks ago. (more…)

By |2014-04-07T16:15:07+00:00April 7th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results|Comments Off on WILD NIGHT AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD – CONLIN, BENNETT AND SINKULA TAKE WINS

COKER TOPS LEGEND CARS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD – HINDMAN HOLDS ON IN STRICTLY STOCKS

orlandospeedworld800Week number three of the 2014 season saw plenty of action at Orlando SpeedWorld as the weather finally felt more “Florida like” than the first pair of race nights.

Darin Coker made the trip up from the Southwest part of the State along with teammate Keith Sinkula and they ended up one-two in the 25-Lap Legend Car feature.  Robbie Lyons, the previous weeks’ winner, grabbed the early advantage and did everything he could to hold off an early charge by Sinkula who took second from Dave Gleason on lap four.  David Owen looped his car to bring out the caution on lap seven and was sent to the rear of the field for the restart.  As the field took the green flag again, Coker slipped by his teammate and took off after Lyons.  After some really good racing, Coker pulled ahead on lap 14 bringing Sinkula with him.  A lap 17 caution for a Mark Bibeau spin didn’t slow Coker as he became the third Legend Car feature winner in as many weeks.  Sinkula came home second with Lyons third and Bibeau recovered to take fourth spot ahead of Whitney Poole, who made her first Legend Car start a good one driving Owen’s back up car.  Bob Lyons took sixth with Gleason and Owen rounding out the finishers although neither was still running at the end. (more…)

By |2014-03-26T15:43:03+00:00March 26th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results|Comments Off on COKER TOPS LEGEND CARS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD – HINDMAN HOLDS ON IN STRICTLY STOCKS

BURNS AND GOULD AMONG WINNERS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD ON OPENING NIGHT

Orlando Speedworld LogoDave Westerman, Bithlo, FL – Orlando SpeedWorld began its 40th racing season with some brisk weather that kept fans huddled up all night, but the action they got to see was hot all night long as five racing classes were in action. The Pro Trucks headlined with several new faces in the field that also featured some veterans too. Whitney Poole and Michael Burns grabbed the heat race victories to set the stage for the headliner that would see some great action. Tyler Lau led the initial three circuits before being passed by Becca Monopoli. Burns, who started at the back of the field, worked his way up to challenge and, after some super side-by-side racing, grabbed the lead from Monopoli on lap 12. Becca came right back to lead a pair of laps before Burns used some superior handling in the center of the corners to nab the lead for good. A lap 18 caution for a Kelly Ross spin could not slow Burns as he cruised to the win despite a late charge from veteran Scott Reeves. Monopoli held on for third over Poole and Lau. Rounding out the finishers were Vince Keeler, Eddie Lichtenberger, Ross and Richard Griffis.

The Super Stock feature race was about as crazy as you could get in the late going after young Michael Held led the opening 17 laps and looked like he might be in line for his first big feature win. But veteran shoe Rich Clouser, driving one of three Sanford Auto Dealers Exchange entries, had other ideas as he zipped out front for three laps only to be re-passed by Held, who again led a pair of laps before Clouser regained the lead. With a handful of laps to go, the pair tangled headed into turn one to bring out the caution. After a lengthy discussion, track officials put both to the rear of the field for the restart handing the lead to David Gould. Gould would go on to lead the remaining laps to score yet another SpeedWorld victory as he has been competing here for about 30 of the track’s 40 years. Clouser bounced back to claim second trailed by Brandon Christian, Gino Tuminello, Adam Soukup and Ted Head. (more…)

By |2014-03-12T02:03:37+00:00March 12th, 2014|Featured, Front Page News, Orlando Speedworld, Race Results|Comments Off on BURNS AND GOULD AMONG WINNERS AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD ON OPENING NIGHT