SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $30,000 up for grabs in this Year’s Bill Bigley Memorial @4-17 Southern Speedway

SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $30,000 up for grabs in this Year’s Bill Bigley Memorial @4-17 Southern Speedway

 

SAVE THE DATE:  Thanksgiving Weekend November  25th  and 26th

 

LOCATION:  4-17 Southern Speedway Punta Gorda, FL

 

$30,000 up for grabs to the winner

As announced at the drivers meeting last Saturday night the Bill Bigley Memorial will pay $30,000 to the winner.   This event continues to grow every year.

More Details to come soon on 4-17 Southern Speedway Facebook page

Full pay out how to register will be announced soon.   Huge American tire order already been placed for this event.

Where else can you win $30,000 for a 128 lap race with one set of race tires.

If you have questions message the 4-17 Southern Speedway, us here at Sunshine State Racing or the Bigley Family.

http://www.417southernspeedway.com/

 

 

By |2022-05-18T19:08:58-04:00May 18th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! $30,000 up for grabs in this Year’s Bill Bigley Memorial @4-17 Southern Speedway

Devin McLeod wins round for of the Wheel Man Racing Series at Citrus County Speedway

Devin McLeod wins round for of the Wheel Man Racing Series at Citrus County Speedway

 

It was Round 4 of the Wheel Man Racing Series on the year at Citrus County Speedway and Devin McLeod wins the event in the Todd Brown Racing #23.  In a great race that saw another stellar field.  Devin took Control of the race and would hold on for his first win of the season.

 

Full Results:

 

 

By |2022-05-15T18:57:05-04:00May 15th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Devin McLeod wins round for of the Wheel Man Racing Series at Citrus County Speedway

Super Late Model 100 and Pro Truck 50 highlight 4-17 Southern Speedway this weekend

Super Late Model 100 and Pro Truck 50 highlight 4-17 Southern Speedway this weekend

 

Super Late Model 100 highlights May 14th event
This Saturday night May 14th the Super Late Models return to action for 100 laps of southern style stock car racing, joining the Super Late Model(100) at 417 Southern Speedway will be PRO Truck(50), Pure Stocks(25), Crown Vics-4.6L Fords(25) and Thunder Trucks(25).
Admission for May 14th
Pits – $35/pp
Grandstands:
Adult $20
Seniors 65+, Military, 1st responder all w/ valid ID only $18
Students 6-17 w/ valid ID only $13
Children 5 & under are free
Pit gates open 12pm
Grandstand Gates open 4pm
Qualifying 6pm
Features 7pm
4-17 Southern Speedway is a family friendly venue where everybody is always welcome. Located 8655 Piper Rd, Punta Gorda, Fl 33982 ~ just across from the PG airport~ off I-75 between exits 161 & 164. We are a cash only venue – an ATM will be on the premises the day of the event. Seating for fans in the grandstands, or bring your own chair & sit on “The Hill” – either seating selection is the same price – 1st come 1st serve
Cash only- ATM will be on premises day of event
No outside food or beverages are allowed inside the gates
No Pets are allowed on the property
No firearms, fireworks, or any type of weapons are allowed on the property – violators will be reported to local authorities and FAA
This is a family friendly venue
Pricing and features classes subject to change without prior notice
By |2022-05-11T19:34:40-04:00May 11th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Super Late Model 100 and Pro Truck 50 highlight 4-17 Southern Speedway this weekend

Wheel Man Series returns to Citrus County Speedway this weekend

Wheel Man Series returns to Citrus County Speedway this weekend

 

This Saturday night the Wheelman Sportsman Series is back again! These drivers will compete for 75 laps battling for $2,500 to WIN! This series has been the BIGGEST series in the state of Florida over the years and it is only getting BIGGER! With already 20+ drivers registered to race for this weekend it is going to be a show you don’t want to miss! Join us this Saturday for an ACTION packed night at the races!
$2,500 to WIN Wheelman Sportsmans 75 Laps
Signsfast Pure Stocks 25 Laps
Crockett’s Towing Ford Outlaws 25 Laps
O’Reilly Auto Parts Outlaw Street Stocks 25 Laps
Nature Coast Towing Ford Figure 8’s
Grandstands open at 5:30
Heat racing at 6:30
Features at 7:30
General Admission $15.00
Kids 17 and under $5.00
Kids 6 and under are FREE!
***CASH ONLY***
If you can not make it will be on Racing America
By |2022-05-11T19:22:01-04:00May 11th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Wheel Man Series returns to Citrus County Speedway this weekend

Dave Westerman Memorial with the BG Products Southern Sprint Car series headlines Auburndale Speedway this weekend

Dave Westerman Memorial with the BG Products Southern Sprint Car series headlines Auburndale Speedway this weekend

 

?? This Saturday’s Lineup ??
Real Country WAUC 102.1 The Outlaw presents Open Wheel Modifieds. Join us for Dave Westerman Memorial Sprint Car for 40 Laps. Save time in line, buy your tickets online https://tickets.thefoat.com/…/tickets/id-F9DOnDSDAj3B/
The next event for the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series will be at Auburndale Speedway on May 14. This will the 2nd Annual Dave Westerman Memorial.
For this event we will guarantee a minimum of $400.00 to start the A-Main, this is from BG Products, Dayton Andrews Dodge and the Southern Sprint Car Series.
We will also offer the $50.00 fuel allowance for teams that travel more than 100 miles to get to Auburndale Speedway.
The Butler Speed & Supply Perfect Performance award rolled over again and will now be $400.00 if you win your heat race and the A-Main(Decal is required).
WE look forward to seeing everyone at Auburndale Speedway on May 14 to honor our friend Dave Westerman.
Thanks to our 2022 sponsors: BG Products, Dayton Andrews Dodge, Sunoco, Southern Race Fuels, Butler Speed & Supply and Signsfast Super Stock in Inverness.
Just got word that Sunshine State Racing will once again award a driver with $100.00 at Auburndale Speedway May 14th for the 2nd Annual Dave Westerman Memorial. Thanks to Robert Howell and the staff at Sunshine State Racing.
By |2022-05-11T18:49:41-04:00May 11th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Dave Westerman Memorial with the BG Products Southern Sprint Car series headlines Auburndale Speedway this weekend

North Florida Speedway Sold, but sod to someone who will keep it a Race Track

North Florida Speedway Sold, but sod to someone who will keep it a Race Track

 

To all our NFS Family(racers and fans). I’m saddened to say we did sell the track. Some of you will be happy. Let’s see who can say they raced as much as they could, even when it rained all day. NOBODY can say they did it for you. Less then 30 rainouts in 16years with racing every week til the last few years. Rant over. FYI, 5 weeks ago there was no deal as buyers funding wouldn’t go through, just like a time or two before that. Most of the intended buyers wanted the land to put homes on it and accross the street. Most offers very lucrative. We wouldn’t just sell for that reason, we took less to make sure it would stay a racetrack, heck in 2 weeks we will be a thing of the past. We didn’t start this journey 16 years to see the doors closed and homes put up. Tom and his wife approached us several times, for well over a year or more. Deal is done. We planned on continuing to help with operations (when avail) if needed. However, we both agreed to allow liz and myself to have a conversation with both our team of workers and racers this weekend. Didn’t happen. With that being said we will communicate and make our decision in the next day or two. Reason for selling. You don’t just open on sat and go or I’d still be doing it. You have lawns to cut, trucks to maintain, etc etc. We have children that we never see on weekends. We have a son that plays travel ball and we depend on his gram to take him to his games all over the state. We have a daughter (Ronnie please pay your child support) that’s on a swim team. That’s just not fair To them. We live 2+ hrs away. We will help a few tracks as time permits. You will see us again in the drivers seat running/owning a track closer to home in the future. You will also see us funding a car or two, waive as you go bye. Some won’t get that either. We want to thank so many people that helped us be successful for so many years. We will be calling each and everyone of you to thank you. Thank you to team NFS workers who give up precious time to give you all a place to play. Thank you to those special racers and fans that no matter what you stuck with us week in and week out.
Sorry again on how this transpired, Liz & Phil.
By |2022-05-11T18:12:23-04:00May 11th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on North Florida Speedway Sold, but sod to someone who will keep it a Race Track

Hendry County Motorsports Park Creates driver package to attract new fans to grandstands

Hendry County Motorsports Park Creates driver package to attract new fans to grandstands

 

The Team at Hendry county is listening and wants help filling the stands.  Let’s all get behind Ken and team and support this.

At Hendry county motorsports park we are listening and have come up with what we believe to be an excellent way to grow the family fan base at the race track. This Saturday night we will be giving each of our drivers in attendance 30 family pack tickets, which will allow a family of 4 a $25 pass for the grandstands. You can also obtain these family packs by messaging us at hendry racing.

By |2022-05-10T17:20:42-04:00May 10th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Hendry County Motorsports Park Creates driver package to attract new fans to grandstands

Get your Limited edition M5 Shirts here to Support a great race from our Florida Racing History

Get your Limited edition M5 Shirts here to Support a great race from our Florida Racing History

 

 

?Get your LIMITED EDITION #M5 throwback shirts today?
Team DGM Racing will be sporting this special #M5 shirt tomorrow to commemorate Michael Mccrary’s legendary racing career. Proceeds from each sale will be used to support M5 in his #RaceToRecovery in his battle against cancer.
By |2022-05-09T18:05:20-04:00May 9th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Get your Limited edition M5 Shirts here to Support a great race from our Florida Racing History

State of Florida LIL 500Preview

 

 

Little 500 Preview

 

The 2022 Little 500 at Anderson Speedway in Anderson, IL is just a few weeks away now. The 74th annual event takes pace on May 28th and carries a $136,000 purse!

 

If you are a sprint car fan and have not been to this race, it is a must-see event. The field starts 3 wide on the high banked ¼ mile short track and continues on for 500 laps of nonstop action. Think Showtime Speedway with Bristol like banking and you get the picture. The race also includes a pit stop for fuel and tires.

 

Florida will be well represented again this year with 4 entrants. Events can be seen on Mav TV+.

Shane Butler is returning for his 12th start in the event looking to improve in his best finish of 8th and has the most starts of any of the FL entrants. He’ll be searching for lady luck after 3 consecutive years of DNF’s which is certainly not the norm for this team. Butler brings a stout crew with a wealth of Little 500 knowledge. The crew consists of Devin McCleod, Dylan Reynolds, his brother Keith who has 10 starts in this race, and his father Stan who is a Little 500 hall of famer with 26 starts and completed a whopping 7,294 laps! My gut tells me this team will finish the race with a respectable position this year.

Tommy Nichols is returning for his 6th start. He is coming back after his best finish in the race last year, 12th place. Tommy is also competing the full USAC Silver Crown season on dirt in the Aaron Pierce machine. He has completed over 1,000 laps and is looking to add 500 more in search of another solid finish.

Retuning after a 3 year hiatus is Davey Hamilton Jr. This will be his 5th start. He returns in the very stout Morgan Racing machine that finished second in this years Dave Steele race at Showtime Speedway. Expectations are high for this team. Davey sat on pole in his last start and will certainly be striving for the same and a looking for a win.  He will also be competing in the sprint race in multiple cars at IRP on Friday night.

LJ Grimm is headed to Anderson for his first career start in the 500. He spent multiple years as a crew member for Shane Butler but there are a lot of unknowns for actually racing the 500 as this is a new car to him, new engine etc. The car is almost complete and ready for shake down. LJ was very competitive in the local events last year and really seemed to like the non wing car, combined with his calculated aggressiveness one has to believe he will make the show and should finish baring anything unforeseen.

Remember, everything can be seen on Mav TV+ if you want to watch.

 

Chris Fozillo

Sunshine State Racing

Karnac.com

 

By |2022-05-04T18:17:02-04:00May 4th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on State of Florida LIL 500Preview