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Freedom Factory to Host Fan participation for 10k to win December 10th

Freedom Factory to Host Fan participation for 10k to win December 10th

 

 

HERE WE GO! Mark your calendars now! Spectator Drags is one of our favorite events, so we’ve decided to go HUGE to finish the year off right! More details will be released soon. We have made some changes in the running format and we think you all will love it. Spread the news and come out! ???

 

By |2022-06-29T18:22:42-04:00June 29th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|1 Comment

Why Car Count is not always the most important question

Car Count Racing

 

The question we get asked most often, without question, is “how many cars are there”. Stop it, just stop. We don’t have any idea, and honestly, we don’t care how many cars are there. We go to the track to enjoy the races and support all involved. In return we are typically treated with great races, regardless of how many are there. So, to be completely blunt, stop asking. We don’t have the answer.

 

Such was the case at Showtime Saturday night. The super late model race fielded 9 cars. With “only” nine cars, many would be disappointed or decided not to go if they knew, and they would have missed a good show. Nine cars but stories all over the place. On the grid were veterans like Jeff Scofield and Jake Perkins, young gun Robert Jonas, and one third of the grid were ladies Becca Monopoly, Abigail Jonas and Kristen Clements.

 

On to the race. For the sake of complete honesty, the race for the lead was nonexistent and pretty boring. Young Bryton Horner took advantage of the battles behind him and took off. Eventually winning by more than a straight away.

Behind him, Pole sitter Clements, Perkins and Scofield had a great battle. Because of tire rules, Clements was dictated on pole prior to qualifying. As the green flag dropped, Horner made quick work of Clements as she was on last weeks tires, and the only car in the field to do so. That left her battling with Scofield and Perkins. The trio battled for many laps with Clements struggling for tire temp since she sat out qualifying. She held her own against these veterans and made them earn their spots. Perkins went to the outside and took about five or six laps to get the pass made and did it cleanly. Scofield then moved to the outside as well and completed the pass in a few laps. Keep an eye on Clements. This young lady is a driver! She’s intelligent and soaking up the knowledge of Rick Knect off the track and gaining confidence on the track.

Scofield and Perkins also had a good battle for second with Jeff getting underneath and taking the spot. The pair ran nose to tail for the remainder of the event.

Legends racer Robert Jonas recently moved into a late models and seems to be getting better every time I see him in it. He and Kipp McVey duked it out for fifth. Jonas drove the wheels off to take the position coming to the checkers with the back end pitched out to complete the move. You had me on my feet for that finish kid, so much fun to watch!

The run for seventh featured two ladies, Becca Monopoly and Abigail Jonas. Abigail has also recently moved up to late models from legends cars. They ran quite closely for many laps with Monopoly taking the position.

With the leader in a different zip code, there was plenty of other action to watch, and the race was exciting. Three different battles on different parts of the track. Older racers, younger races, lady racers, all putting on a great show for those that came to watch.

Times are tough, for all of us. We need to stick together now more than ever. Get to a track, support them so they survive, and enjoy the show that is put on for us, regardless of how many of few there are.

 

Fozzy

Karnac.com

Sunshine State Racing

Story By: Fozzy

Car Count Racing

 

The question we get asked most often, without question, is “how many cars are there”. Stop it, just stop. We don’t have any idea, and honestly, we don’t care how many cars are there. We go to the track to enjoy the races and support all involved. In return we are typically treated with great races, regardless of how many are there. So, to be completely blunt, stop asking. We don’t have the answer.

Such was the case at Showtime Saturday night. The super late model race fielded 9 cars. With “only” nine cars, many would be disappointed or decided not to go if they knew, and they would have missed a good show. Nine cars but stories all over the place. On the grid were veterans like Jeff Scofield and Jake Perkins, young gun Robert Jonas, and one third of the grid were ladies Becca Monopoly, Abigail Jonas and Kristen Clements.

 

On to the race. For the sake of complete honesty, the race for the lead was nonexistent and pretty boring. Young Bryton Horner took advantage of the battles behind him and took off. Eventually winning by more than a straight away.

Behind him, Pole sitter Clements, Perkins and Scofield had a great battle. Because of tire rules, Clements was dictated on pole prior to qualifying. As the green flag dropped, Horner made quick work of Clements as she was on last weeks tires, and the only car in the field to do so. That left her battling with Scofield and Perkins. The trio battled for many laps with Clements struggling for tire temp since she sat out qualifying. She held her own against these veterans and made them earn their spots. Perkins went to the outside and took about five or six laps to get the pass made and did it cleanly. Scofield then moved to the outside as well and completed the pass in a few laps. Keep an eye on Clements. This young lady is a driver! She’s intelligent and soaking up the knowledge of Rick Knect off the track and gaining confidence on the track.

Scofield and Perkins also had a good battle for second with Jeff getting underneath and taking the spot. The pair ran nose to tail for the remainder of the event.

Legends racer Robert Jonas recently moved into a late models and seems to be getting better every time I see him in it. He and Kipp McVey duked it out for fifth. Jonas drove the wheels off to take the position coming to the checkers with the back end pitched out to complete the move. You had me on my feet for that finish kid, so much fun to watch!

The run for seventh featured two ladies, Becca Monopoly and Abigail Jonas. Abigail has also recently moved up to late models from legends cars. They ran quite closely for many laps with Monopoly taking the position.

With the leader in a different zip code, there was plenty of other action to watch, and the race was exciting. Three different battles on different parts of the track. Older racers, younger races, lady racers, all putting on a great show for those that came to watch.

Times are tough, for all of us. We need to stick together now more than ever. Get to a track, support them so they survive, and enjoy the show that is put on for us, regardless of how many of few there are.

 

Fozzy

Karnac.com

Sunshine State Racing

By |2022-06-28T18:49:25-04:00June 28th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Why Car Count is not always the most important question

24th Annual Clyde Hart Memorial this Saturday (7/2/2022)

24th Annual Clyde Hart Memorial this Saturday (7/2/2022)

 

Clyde Hart was the patriarch of the New Smyrna Speedway, the man responsible for what New Smyrna Speedway is today and this Saturday we celebrate his memory with the annual Clyde Hart Memorial Super Late Model 100! This year the race returns to its familiar July 4th weekend spot on the calendar, after the tire shortage and weather issues cased it to be delayed to the World Series.

The Clyde Hart Memorial began in 1999 after the passing of Clyde Hart and as fate would have it the legendary David Rogers would win the inaugural contest! Over the years this event has been a staple of the speedway becoming one of the cherished crown jewels that all racers want to add to their resume. Wayne Anderson has the most wins in the event history, with 5. His last victory came back in 2011.

Many different stars have claimed victory in this event including Rogers, Anderson, Mike Fritts, Tim Russell, Jeff Choquette , Brad May and Rich Clouser. Some of the top NASCAR stars, including Kyle Busch have competed in this event! With a few putting their name on the list of winners; including Steven Wallace and our most recent Clyde Hart champion, William Byron!

No matter the year and no matter the circumstance the stars always come out for the Clyde Hart Memorial and this year will be no exception. The Florida Sunbelt Super Late Model Series made its return this year and the Clyde Hart Memorial will be race number 3 of the six-pack series. Brad May and Bobby Good have claimed wins this season, with May entering the event as the Series point leader. Will we see a 3rd different winner after the checkers fly this Saturday?

A nice field of cars is expected for this year’s running including; Brad May, Colin Allman, Michael Atwell, Bobby Good, Rich Clouser, John Coffman, Brian Finney, Dusty Williams, Daniel Dye, Nick White, Michael Hinde and more planning to run for a shot to take home the HAT!

The LKQ Super Stocks will one again be in action as the rivalry between the Spears and Bobby Holley continues for another week (plus the American Auto Dash for Cash), The Central Florida A/C and Heating INC E-Mods return for the first time in a while, along with the explosive Bomber A division, Sportsman and Ground Pounders too!

All this for just $20! Join us this Saturday at 7:30 as we write the next chapter in the Clyde Hart Memorial history book!

Clyde Hart Memorial Event Winners:
1999
David Rogers

2000
Wayne Anderson

2001
Mike Fritts

2002
Travis Kittleson

2003
Mike Fritts

2004
Wayne Anderson

2005
Wayne Anderson

2006
Tim Russell

2007
Sam Watts

2008
Wayne Anderson

2009
Tim Russell

2010
Jeff Choquette

2011
Wayne Anderson

2012
Rich Clouser

2013
Daniel Keene, Jr.

2014
Steve Wallace

2015
Tim Russell

2016
Brad May

2017
Jeff Choquette

2018
Jeff Choquette

2019
Jeff Choquette

2020
Stephen Nasse

2021 (Run during 2022 World Series)
William Byron

Florida Sunbelt Series Race 3 Clyde Hart Memorial 100

CLYDE HART MEMORIAL SCHEDULE

PIT GATE / TECH / FUEL/ REGISTRATION OPEN FOR SLM TEAMS 10 AM

10:30 AM TEAMS THAT ARE SIGNED IN MAY PICK OUT RACE TIRES IN THE TIRE BARN

11:30 TEAMS MAY PICK OUT PRACTICE TIRES

RACE TIRES WILL BE IMPOUNDED. TIRE PURCHASE NOT MANDATORY BUT TIRES NOT PURCHASED ON RACE DAY ARE SUBJECT TO TIRE SAMPLING.

SLM ONLY PRACTICE 12:30 – 2:30

CROSSOVER GATE WILL OPEN EVERY 30 MIN TO ALLOW OTHERS IN (GATES WILL OPEN FOR 5 MIN)

BREAK 2:30 – 3:00

PIT GATES OPEN FOR ALL OTHER CLASSES AT 3:00

4:30 to 6:15 ROTATION PRACTICE BY RACE ORDER ALL CLASSES

SUPER LATE MODEL TIRE RELEASE / PRE QUALIFYING TECH 5:45

SLM QUALIFYING 6:30
SLM will be impounded on pit road, then stage on front stretch for driver intros.

DRIVERS MEETING MANDATORY 7:00

OPENING CEREMONIES 7:20
RACING BEGINS 7:30

Sunbelt Series Clyde Hart Memorial 100
Super Stock 25
INTERMISSION
America Auto Dash for Cash
E-Mod 25
Sportsman 25
Bomber A 20
Ground Pounder 20

Tickets: https://market.myracepass.com/store/tickets/?store=19190

Driver Registration: https://www.myracepass.com/tracks/1949/registrations/

By |2022-06-28T18:29:20-04:00June 28th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on 24th Annual Clyde Hart Memorial this Saturday (7/2/2022)

Inside Florida Racing Episode one with The Bigley Brothers

Inside Florida Racing Episode one with The Bigley Brothers

 

The rumor is out! Inside Florida racing with Tate Cawthorne! Every week we will bring 1-2 drivers on per week from around the state of Florida. The goal is to post a different episode every Wednesday at 7pm! We are looking for more drivers, track owners, officials to come on every week! If you would like to come on the show please contact us here or directly contact Tate Cawthorne!

 

By |2022-06-16T17:59:02-04:00June 16th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Inside Florida Racing Episode one with The Bigley Brothers

Aubrundale Speedway announces revised Fall 2022 Schedule with 11/5/22 of twin 75 late model races 5k to win each races 10 if you win them both

Aubrundale Speedway announces revised Fall 2022 Schedule with 11/5/22 of twin 75 late model races 5k to win each races 10 if you win them both

 

Auburndale Speedway puts out revised 2022 fall schedule with the make up dates for the rained out events and on 11/5/2022 will host twin 75 lap races for the night with 5k up for grabs in each races.  10k if you can win both races.  the fan favorite stays with big money on the line. Expect the car count to be huge for this race.

Auburndale and the staff have it going on this year and this revised schedule looks to kick it up a notch.

 

By |2022-06-13T21:13:33-04:00June 13th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Aubrundale Speedway announces revised Fall 2022 Schedule with 11/5/22 of twin 75 late model races 5k to win each races 10 if you win them both

Night of Mayhem set for July 2nd at 4-17 Southern Speedway a night of destruction and action for the whole Family

Night of Mayhem set for July 2nd at 4-17 Southern Speedway a night of destruction and action for the whole Family

 

Mark your calendars now for a night of mayhem and fun on July 2nd at 4-17 Southern Speedway.  Enter all the classes for one entry fee of $60 dollars and see it all for one low price of $25 dollar entry into the stands.  Enduro race, Flag pole Demo Derby and More.

Plus twin 50 crown vics paying 500 to win both races.

July 2nd
4.6 1st
1st $500
2nd$350
3rd$250
4th $200
5th $150
6th $100
7th $80
8th $70
9th $60
10 thru $30
75 lap enduro
1st $1500
2nd. $750
3rd. $300
4.6 2nd
1st $500
2nd $350
3rd $250
4th $200
5th $150
6th $100
7th $80
8th $70
9th $60
10th thru $30
10 lap paul revere
1st. $300
2nd. $200
3rd. $100
10 lap flag pole
1st. $300
2nd. $200
3rd. $100
Stock derby
$600 to win
$50 entry
Run what you Brung
$2500 to win
Mad Dog $300
$100 entry
By |2022-06-09T18:17:36-04:00June 9th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Night of Mayhem set for July 2nd at 4-17 Southern Speedway a night of destruction and action for the whole Family

The Young Man who has 18 wins on the season and is TJ DeCaire Racing

The Young Man who has 18 wins on the season and is TJ DeCaire Racing

 

 

TJ DeCaire Racing

 

Every once in a while, we hear about something spectacular in the racing world. We discuss it, digest it, debate it, whatever the case may be. If we are very lucky, we get to actually witness something special while it is occurring.

 

Such is the case with TJ Decaire Racing and their sporty young shoe in 2022. If you have been paying attention to FL short track racing and Sunshine State Racing, you are well aware of the previous successes of this team. Karts and Legends, wins and championships in both.

 

We are only half way through the year and to say this team is on fire just will not do them justice or provide the credit that is deserved. This crew busts their tails on cars for TJ, and it isn’t always fun and games. Sometimes they roll off the trailer fast and the days seems effortless. Other times it is a real challenge and finding a handle on the car is a daunting task, and they must fight for everything.

The team started off quickly this year racking up a few wins early on. But it was the month of April that let us know that we were seeing something special. The team won an astounding 9 of 9 races in the legend car. I’m going to repeat that, 9 races, 9 wins! The legend community was firmly on notice that Decaire Racing was on the hunt for the national title. The local racers are paying attention as well. Some veteran FL racers are paying close attention, saying they know he will be a contender when he gets into full size cars. To late fellas. In his first pro late model race in NC, TJ qualified well and finished 3rd.

 

As of this article, the team has racked up 18 wins on the year. 18!! But wait, there’s more. They have 3 runner up finishes and a 3rd. The team has not finished lower than 3rd in any race so far this season.

This little family team from our home state, with their up-and-coming driver, are on an absolute tear. And not just at home, everywhere they go. Let’s be honest, they’re dominating at the moment. Sometime outright and sometimes with a little luck. But a win is a win and I believe the old saying applies here, “luck is when preparation meets opportunity”. This team is always prepared and if things go sideways, they find a way to win when the opportunity presents itself. They were self admittedly not a winning car last weekend. TJ fought to get up as high as he could and after a late race incident took out the leaders, well, you know, they were there to make the most of an opportunity and grabbed another victory.

 

They have won more races this year than most win in their lifetime. And if they don’t win another race this year, we will still be talking about this season for years to come. This team is showing no signs of slowing down though. It is business as usual for them.

 

As good as they are on the track, they are even better off. This is a humble group, down to earth and very approachable. If you have not been out to see them race, why not? Follow their page on Facebook for their schedule, get to a race, get a pit pass and go meet this team. Get out and watch them race and be able to say you were there for a part of this year. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

 

Fozzy

Sunshine State Racing

Karnac.com

 

By |2022-06-07T19:39:30-04:00June 7th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on The Young Man who has 18 wins on the season and is TJ DeCaire Racing