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

TJ DeCaire Named Sunshine State Racing Driver of the month for April

TJ DeCaire Named Sunshine State Racing Driver of the month for April

 

TJ DeCaire made it almost impossible for anyone else this month with 8 wins in the legend car for the month of April.   6 Wins in Nashville 2 wins in Florida.

 

Congratulations TJ:

 

By |2022-05-02T18:18:41-04:00May 2nd, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on TJ DeCaire Named Sunshine State Racing Driver of the month for April

Do Not Miss the Rusty Dixon Memorial 9,700 to win this week at East Bay Race way Park

Do Not Miss the Rusty Dixon Memorial 9,700 to win this week at East Bay Race way Park

Race will be Streamed on Sunshine State Racing

$9700 to WIN… including $500 donated by Bennett Septic
• $75 Driver Entry Fee ( CASH ONLY )
• UMP Rules / EB Muffler Rule
• No Tire Testing
• Friday Night Practice
Classes Running on April 30th…
Special Event Pricing in Effect – Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds (Rusty Dixon Memorial, $9,700 to win), 604 Late Models, Q Mini Sprints, Outlaw 4s, Gladiators
Special Events – Adults $20, Seniors & Military $17, Teens 13-17 $10, Children 12 & under free with paying adult
Pit Admission – $35
By |2022-04-28T17:46:03-04:00April 28th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Do Not Miss the Rusty Dixon Memorial 9,700 to win this week at East Bay Race way Park

Bigley finds victory lane in the Pro trucks at 4-17 Southern Speedway

Bigley finds victory lane in the Pro trucks at 4-17 Southern Speedway

 

That’s right but probably not the one you think.  Corey Bigley get the win in a great pro truck race.  There were great battles all through the field.

Video pro truck race:

By |2022-04-27T17:39:52-04:00April 27th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Bigley finds victory lane in the Pro trucks at 4-17 Southern Speedway

VanDevender wins A mod Feature at 4-17 Southern Speedway in his first race out

VanDevender wins A mod Feature at 4-17 Southern Speedway in his first race out

 

Bubba Vandevender wins the 25 A mod feature at 4-17 Southern Speedway in his first race in the class.  Bubba had a successful year last year in the V8 pure stocks.  This year him and his team FSG (Front Stretch Garage)  has decided it was time to move up a class and try something different.  Bubba said the cars handle way different, but he caught on fast.   The 86 A mod is wrapped in an air force theme to honor his Cousin who is in the service and to honor all the men and women service our country.   Keep eye on Bubba as he makes his move this year to A mod’s and I am sure continues his winning ways.

A mod top three interviews:

End of A mod race roof cam:

 

Full Results of 4-17 Southern Speedway below:

4/23/2022 at 4-17 Southern Speedway

A Modifieds

A Feature 1 (25 Laps): 1. 86-Bubba VanDevender[6]; 2. 98-Scott Klieber[5]; 3. 16-Wally Smith[4]; 4. 12-Billy Bigley Jr[7]; 5. 78-Cory Lane[9]; 6. 61-Jacob Wallace III[8]; 7. 20-Carl Jones[2]; 8. 37-Dan Scott[3]; 9. 99-Amber Higbee[1]

Heat 1 (8 Laps): 1. 98-Scott Klieber[3]; 2. 12-Billy Bigley Jr[5]; 3. 61-Jacob Wallace III[4]; 4. 99-Amber Higbee[1]; 5. 37-Dan Scott[2]

Heat 2 (8 Laps): 1. 86-Bubba VanDevender[3]; 2. 16-Wally Smith[2]; 3. 20-Carl Jones[1]; 4. 78-Cory Lane[4]

Crown Vics

A Feature 1: 1. 20-Billy Benoit[4]; 2. 51-Chris Onken[2]; 3. 52-Kris Rummel[5]; 4. 98-Tom Boddy Jr[3]; 5. A2-Jared Meyer[6]; 6. 25-Johnny Allen[7]; 7. 81-Kyle Case[13]; 8. 37-Adam Livingston[11]; 9. 64-Alan Holtz[10]; 10. 1-Jesse Gargus[1]; 11. 40-Todd Friend[9]; 12. 42X-William Owen[8]; 13. 204-Michael Morse[12]; 14. (DNS) 81C-Calvin Plummer

Heat 1: 1. 20-Billy Benoit[3]; 2. A2-Jared Meyer[4]; 3. 25-Johnny Allen[5]; 4. 1-Jesse Gargus[1]; 5. 40-Todd Friend[6]; 6. 37-Adam Livingston[7]; 7. 81-Kyle Case[2]

Heat 2: 1. 52-Kris Rummel[3]; 2. 51-Chris Onken[1]; 3. 98-Tom Boddy Jr[2]; 4. 42X-William Owen[6]; 5. 81C-Calvin Plummer[5]; 6. 64-Alan Holtz[4]; 7. 204-Michael Morse[7]

Pro Truck

A Feature 1 (50 Laps): 1. 28-Corey Bigley[3]; 2. 92-Brennon Pletcher[4]; 3. 12-Granger Perra[5]; 4. 41-Steve Darvalics[6]; 5. 73-Morgan Guin[2]; 6. 52-Kris Rummel[1]; 7. 99-Richard Lavance[8]; 8. 5C-Timothy Campbell[9]; 9. 5-Richard Griffis[7]

Qualifying 1: 1. 12-Granger Perra, 00:15.669[7]; 2. 92-Brennon Pletcher, 00:15.723[8]; 3. 28-Corey Bigley, 00:15.764[1]; 4. 73-Morgan Guin, 00:15.768[5]; 5. 52-Kris Rummel, 00:15.770[9]; 6. 41-Steve Darvalics, 00:15.840[3]; 7. 5-Richard Griffis, 00:15.864[4]; 8. 99-Richard Lavance, 00:16.080[6]; 9. 5C-Timothy Campbell, 00:16.711[2]

Winged Sprint Cars

A Feature 1 (40 Laps): 1. 88A-Sport Allen[2]; 2. 5-Daniel Miller[7]; 3. 14-Davey Hamilton Jr[9]; 4. 88-LJ Grimm[6]; 5. 67-Scotty Adema[8]; 6. 22X-Steven Hollinger[3]; 7. 25-Bruce Brantley[5]; 8. 92-Ryan Adema[1]; 9. 33-Tyler Porter[11]; 10. 44-Gary Wiggins[4]; 11. 83-Skip Ferianc[10]; 12. (DNS) 32-Sonny Hartley; 13. (DNS) 3X-Bo Hartley

Heat 1: 1. 14-Davey Hamilton Jr[4]; 2. 88A-Sport Allen[2]; 3. 5-Daniel Miller[5]; 4. 33-Tyler Porter[6]; 5. 83-Skip Ferianc[1]; 6. 44-Gary Wiggins[3]

Heat 2: 1. 88-LJ Grimm[4]; 2. 22X-Steven Hollinger[2]; 3. 25-Bruce Brantley[3]; 4. 92-Ryan Adema[1]; 5. 67-Scotty Adema[5]

Thunder Trucks

A Feature 1: 1. 87-Skylar Null[3]; 2. 69-Tom Pryor[1]; 3. 1-Michael Bilacki[4]; 4. 7-Shawn Van Wie[6]; 5. 13-Steve Slaughter[2]; 6. 92-Mark Anderson[5]; 7. 85-Chris Loney[8]; 8. (DNS) 32-Kim Squires

Heat 1: 1. 87-Skylar Null[2]; 2. 69-Tom Pryor[1]; 3. 92-Mark Anderson[4]; 4. (DNS) 85-Chris Loney

Heat 2: 1. 1-Michael Bilacki[3]; 2. 13-Steve Slaughter[1]; 3. 7-Shawn Van Wie[4]; 4. 32-Kim Squires[2]

 

By |2022-04-26T18:33:32-04:00April 26th, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on VanDevender wins A mod Feature at 4-17 Southern Speedway in his first race out

Southern Sprint Cars return to 4-17 Southern Speedway this Saturday night 4/23/2022

Southern Sprint Cars return to 4-17 Southern Speedway this Saturday night 4/23/2022

 

This Saturday night the ground pounding Sprint cars return to 4-17 Southern Speedway.  Will you be there. Extra’s have ben added for sprint cars to ensure a great field and will be a great night of racing.

 

Join us Saturday night April 23rd as the winged warriors of the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series invades 417 Southern Speedway. Joining the Winged Outlaw Sprint Cars0), Q-Auto Injury PRO Truck, A-Modified, Crown Vic/4.6L Ford, & Thunder Trucks
Admission for April 23rd
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
The next event for the BG Products Southern Sprint Car Series is this coming weekend April 23rd at 417 Southern Speedway.
Few things and announcements for this event.
1) Please reply below or contact Rick Day and let us know you will be competing and get on the entry list/Pit Parking assignment List.
2) Thanks to BG Products and Dayton Andrews Dodge, we will guarantee a minimum of $400.00 to start the A-Main.
3) The Butler Speed & Supply Perfect Performance award rolled over again and will now be $300.00 for this weekend if you win your heat race and also the A-Main(decal required)
Remember to support of great 2022 sponsors: BG Products. Dayton Andrews Dodge, Sunoco Race Fuels, Southern Race Fuels, Butler Speed and Supply and Signsfast Super Store.
By |2022-04-21T17:49:42-04:00April 21st, 2022|Front Page News, Racing News|Comments Off on Southern Sprint Cars return to 4-17 Southern Speedway this Saturday night 4/23/2022