Winners Circle Sees Some New Faces

The Punta Gorda Speedway put on a great night of racing action for the great fans that continue to support the track. Even a visit from NBC 2, to find out what the future is for the speedway and the see the many supporters it has.

T.Q Midgets took to the track first and ran for twenty five laps with young Chris Gimmler holding off the cars from start to finish. Mike Belusar tried to get by Gimmler several times even putting the cross over move on him once but washed up the track and Gimmler took back the lead when they crossed the lined. When the checkers flew it was Chris Gimmler first, Mike Belusar second and Jimmy Wilkens III was third.

Pro 4 car came out and and Skyler Null had the first couple laps scored as the leader and was fast right from the start. Lap five, Paul Richards Jr battled Null to take over first but Null hung on and was digging hard to stay right with Richards till something broke on the 87 machine and Null had to retire to the pits. With the field lined back up, not sure who was caught sleeping but Jessica Ostrovskis was wide awake and jumped to the inside and passed the field and took over the lead and went on to win her first race. Paul Richards Jr settled for second place while Ryan Collver was third. (more…)

By |2013-02-10T21:50:43+00:00February 10th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Winners Circle Sees Some New Faces

Smith Wins Big at Punta Gorda Speedway

The Legends cars were the first class up at the Punta Gorda Speedway that had a packed house that came to see a full night of great racing action. Tony Steinbuck sat on the pole and led start to finish challenged by second place finisher Mike Verhaagh. David Patterson of Port Charlotte came in third.

Rookie Trucks came out for twenty five laps and from the drop of the green, you could not tell they were young rookie drivers. Travis Miller jumped out front to lead and was chased by James Dellea III until Chad Chastain got into the mix. Miller and Chastain side by side rubbing and racing and giving it all they had. When the checkers came out, Chad Chastain muscled his way to cross the finish line in first place with Randy Anderson coming home second and Travis Miller was third.

Cowboy Cadillacs saw John Pummell Jr lead most of the twenty five lap feature race. John Garrett challenged Pummell racing side by side for several laps being scored for three of the twenty laps but in the end it was Pummell that crossed the line first. John Garrett came in second and Jeff Deeble was third.

Dwarf Cars had their Tommy Bowles Cup Winter-nationals by qualifying first and fast time went to the 14 of Bo Bass with 15.601. Bo Bass took the lead from Andy Pryor on lap five and never looked back, while Pryor challenged him and came in second. John Bailey would bring it home in the third spot.

Super Late Models took to the track for 100 laps with Daryl Shellnut on the pole and Mike Smith outside. Shelnut took the early lead while smith was right there challenging him to take over the lead. Lap ten, Smith was able to get up to Shelnuts door and try to make the pass when Smith was spun right in front of the pack. Shelnut was sent to the rear and all cars were able to continue which gave the lead over to Smith. (more…)

By |2013-02-03T21:26:40+00:00February 3rd, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Smith Wins Big at Punta Gorda Speedway

Jan 26th Racing Action at PGS

JAN 26TH – LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN – DOUBLE POINTS, STREET STOCK -DOUBLE POINTS, 35 LAPS, OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS DOUBLE POINTS, COWBOY CADILLACS -DOUBLE POINT’S 30 LAPS, ROAD WARRIORS DOUBLE POINTS 35 LAPS, PRO 4 REG POINTS

FRONT GATE: OPENS AT 5:00 PM, RACING STARTS AT 6:30 PM
ADULTS: $12.00
SENIORS: $10.00
CHILDREN: 12 AND UNDER FREE
PIT GATE:
OPENS AT 1:30 PM
OPEN PRACTICE 3:30 PM 5:15PM
DRIVER MEETING 5:45 PM
QUALIFYING 6:15 PM
RACING 6:30 PM
HEATS AND TROPHY DASH
PARADE LAP AND INVOCATION 7:15 PM

We have great food at our concession with our signature Giant pork tenderloin sandwich and fried bologna and cheese sandwiches. You do not want to miss the racing action at the Punta Gorda Speedway, it is the place to be on Saturday night!!

Punta Gorda Speedway owners Kevin and Terry Williams would like to thank all the fans, drivers, crews and staff for their loyal support. (more…)

By |2013-01-21T17:38:19+00:00January 21st, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Jan 26th Racing Action at PGS

Save our Speedway Night at Punta Gorda Speedway

The mom’s of some drivers were on hand tonight with petitions to save the Punta Gorda Speedway. They walked through the pits and met everyone that came through the front gates and it looked as if everyone was eager to sign on the dotted line. This is more than just a racetrack, owner Kevin Wilimas brought the track back to something everyone is proud of, clean, safe and fun for the entire family. Punta Gorda Speedway has loyal fans, drivers, crews and employees that call the speedway their home track and are all behind keeping Kevin and Terry Williams as the owners.

The night started off with T.Q. Midgets for twenty five laps were Rob Kohler was on a roll and led the first ten laps Mike Belusar of Punta Gorda was right on his bumper and made the pass to take over the lead and went onto win the feature, Young Chris Gimmler got by Kohler with five to go to finish second and Kohler held on for third.

The Dwarf cars lined up and battled for twenty five laps that saw the 4 car of Andy Pryor of Bonita Springs lead start to finish. The 77 of Larry Hubbard Jr gave it his all chasing Pryor but would come up short and finish second while John Atherson of Cape Coral was third.

Seventeen Road Warriors signed in to race but four cars broke in the heat race and thirteen drivers took the green. Phl Ellis lead the first lap and got shuffled back when Richard Nelson of Port Charlotte got by him and led every lap to the checkers. A great battle went on behind Richards for the next two spots as drivers put on a heck of show. Chris Scott, Jereny Daring, Jason Miller and Chris Loney all battled for the second spot as they put on one heck of a show for the fans. When the checkers came out it was Chris Loney of Naples that made it to the line in second and Jason Miller was third. (more…)

By |2013-01-15T01:45:59+00:00January 15th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Save our Speedway Night at Punta Gorda Speedway

Josh Williams Wins Big Pro Truck Race

It was called Family Fun Night at Punta Gorda Speedway, were speedway owner Kevin Williams prides himself on making his race track fun for the entire family. There were some fun races on tap for the night but also some big races for the Pro Trucks and Late Model Sportsman. It’s all about having a clean, safe and fun place to take the entire family on a Saturday night that’s also affordable.

It was features only, and the first class to take to the track was the Rookie Trucks were the 36M of Travis Miller from N. Ft. Myers jumped out to an early lead. Three times the caution came out for the 00 of Corey Bigley who had problems keeping the truck running in the right direction and also tightening up the field. Miller went on to win the feature, leading all twenty five laps with Chad Chastain second and Corey Bigley battled back for third.

The Cowboy Cadillacs ran a thirty lap feature that fifteen laps were ran in the right direction and then they were stopped on the track and turned around to run fifteen more in the opposite direction. A real battle was going on between Mike True and Mike Bialecki as True finished the first fifteen in first. The trucks were turned around and the two battled back and fourth again and it was the 92 of Mike Bialecki that came across the stripe in first place.

Pro 4 car were up for the same kind of race and it was Stephen Babcock that came home the winner with Alex Teston second and Johnny Marra third. (more…)

By |2013-01-07T16:45:58+00:00January 7th, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Josh Williams Wins Big Pro Truck Race

Family Fun Night at Punta Gorda Speedway

January 5th racing schedule has been change to the following only:
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN MAKE-UP RACE
PRO TRUCK 75 LAPS 1200 TO WIN ,ROOKIE TRUCK,

COWBOY CADILLACS 30 LAPS =15 right 15 left,
ROAD WARRIORS 30 LAPS =15 right 15 left,
PRO 4 30 LAPS =15 right 15 left,
ROAD WARRIOR 40 LAP switch off race 20 laps Men,20 Laps lady�s
either one can start first,
PRO 4 15 LAPS Flag Pole race
ALL 30 lappers pay 300 to win
Lady’s and Men’s switch off pays 400 to win,
Flag Pole Race Pays 200 to win

Let’s all end this controversial year by having a Fun Family night of racing at the South’s Toughest Track to tame, PGS. (more…)

By |2013-01-02T19:02:38+00:00January 2nd, 2013|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Family Fun Night at Punta Gorda Speedway

Shelnut Knows How to Get it Done with Four in a Row

With a full night of racing on tap at the Punta Gorda Speedway and fun things for the kids, the fans and kids were not disappointed. Right before the features started was the parade lap, speedway owner Kevin Williams had a special guest he drove around the track, Mr and Mrs Claus.

While Jr Fan Club leader Jessica had the kids club all making their own Christmas Ornaments to take home and hang on their trees.

The night started off with the Cowboy Cadillacs that always put on a good show and tonight was no different. While Jeff Deeble of Port Charlotte jumped to the early lead and never looked back to take the win. With no cautions it was hard for Mike Bialecki to catch Deeble as he gave it his all and finished second. Coming home in the third spot was Mike True.

The Legend cars came out for their feature and while Mike Endee of North Port led the first four laps,

it was Mike Verhaagh that got by him and never looked back. Mike Verhaagh was the winner with Tony Steinbuck second and Carl Haag third. (more…)

By |2012-12-17T17:15:08+00:00December 17th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Shelnut Knows How to Get it Done with Four in a Row

December 15th Racing Action for Punta Gorda Speedway

PUNTA GORDA SPEEDWAY  DEC15th- SUPER LATE MODEL ELITE SERIES 100 RACE #9, STREET STOCK, LEGENDS, BANDOS, ROAD WARRIOR, PRO 4, COWBOY CADILLAC AND TQ MIDGETS.  Jr. Fan Club kids will be working on Christmas crafts this weekend

FRONT GATE:
OPENS AT 5:00 PM
RACING STARTS AT 6:30 PM
ADULTS: $12.00
SENIORS: $10.00
CHILDREN: 12 AND UNDER FREE
PIT GATE:
OPENS AT 1:30 PM
OPEN PRACTICE 3:30 PM 5:15PM
DRIVER MEETING 5:45 PM
QUALIFYING 6:15 PM
RACING 6:30 PM
HEATS AND TROPHY DASH
PARADE LAP AND INVOCATION 7:15 PM

We have great food at our concession with our signature Giant pork tenderloin sandwich and fried bologna and cheese sandwiches.  You do not want to miss the racing action at the Punta Gorda Speedway, it is the place to be on Saturday night!!

By |2012-12-13T16:33:31+00:00December 13th, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on December 15th Racing Action for Punta Gorda Speedway

Punta Gorda Speedway December 8th Racing Action Preview

DEC 8th- LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RETURN, PRO TRUCK, ROOKIE TRUCK, PRO4, COWBOY CADILLACS, AND ROAD WARRIORS

Recap of 12-1-2012 racing

Visit our website for all information, story, results and photos at www.puntagordaspeedway.com.  Updated schedule for the remainder of the 2012 points season at http://puntagordaspeedway.com/?page_id=992

FRONT GATE:
OPENS AT 5:00 PM
RACING STARTS AT 6:30 PM
ADULTS: $12.00
SENIORS: $10.00
CHILDREN: 12 AND UNDER FREE
PIT GATE:
OPENS AT 1:30 PM
OPEN PRACTICE 3:30 PM 5:15PM
DRIVER MEETING 5:45 PM
QUALIFYING 6:15 PM
RACING 6:30 PM
HEATS AND TROPHY DASH
PARADE LAP AND INVOCATION 7:15 PM

We have great food at our concession with our signature Giant pork tenderloin sandwich and fried bologna and cheese sandwiches.
You do not want to miss the racing action at the Punta Gorda Speedway, it is the place to be on Saturday night!!

Please visit www.puntagordaspeedway.com for more info or we are on Facebook under Punta Gorda Speedway.
941-575-7223 (race)

By |2012-12-03T20:48:33+00:00December 3rd, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on Punta Gorda Speedway December 8th Racing Action Preview

L.B. Skaggs Wins Open Wheel Modified Race

Fans were not disappointed with the full night of racing action at the Punta Gorda Speedway, they saw flips, spins, wrecks and tempers flared.

The first feature up was the Perfect Pest Control Pro 4 were Kris “ the Man” Bridges jumped into the lead on lap two. While Paul Richards Jr worked his way through the field, trying to keep his winning streak alive, other drivers were trying to break that streak and take the win. Bridges had a fast car running as the leader, while Skyler Null was hooked up and chasing him down. Richards tried several times to past Null but could not, until lap thirteen when Richards gave himself a flat tire trying to pass Null. The field bunched back up for the restart and Bridges took off and Null went with him for that second spot and that is how it finished with Richards coming in third but would be D.Q.ed for unsportsmanlike conduct in the winners circle, giving third place to Ryan Collver.

T.Q. Midgets were up next and another flip over, coming out of turn four by the 7 of Jamie Barnum who was ok and walked it off down the front stretch to the pit area. The winner was young Chris Gimmler who made the pass on Mike Belusar with five to go who finished second and a hard charging Rob Kohler was third.

Becca Monopoli continued her winning streak in the Legend class when she jumped out to the lead on lap two and never looked back. Mike Verhaagh was running a strong second till something broke and forced him to the pits and bringing out the only caution on lap sixteen. That turned the second spot over to Tony Steinbuck and third went to Joey Langis. (more…)

By |2012-12-02T17:55:21+00:00December 2nd, 2012|Featured, Front Page News, Punta Gorda Speedway|Comments Off on L.B. Skaggs Wins Open Wheel Modified Race