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Late Models Return To Ocala this Friday

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Ocala Speedway will present another night of top notch dirt racing action this Friday, July 23rd, as the Late Model Division returns after a lengthy layoff. In addition to the Late Models, fans will be treated to more fender banging action from the Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks, plus the only Mini Stock Division on dirt in Florida, and the highly competitive Gladiator Division will be back with a new 2010 points leader.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the return of the Late Model Division as the last feature race was back on June 4th when Phillip Cobb became the latest winner of the Annual Powell Memorial. And as the Late Models return to the southeast's toughest 3/8ths mile, the 2010 points battle is still up for grabs. Mark Whitener holds onto the top spot, but 10 other racers are all within 98 points of first place. Phillip Cobb is just 22 points back, J.O. Nobles is only 29 points shy of the top spot, and young Christian Augspurger is a mere 41 points short of first place. Needless to say, any mistakes or misfortunes in the top tier of the points chart could spell trouble and let gravity take over, so the leaders will be watching their backs while those who are chasing them are beginning to salivate for their own taste of the top. That makes for exciting and tough racing this Friday night, and a strong group of top late model racers will be on hand to take part in the feeding frenzy at the top.

The Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks have the reputation of being the toughest division racing at Ocala Speedway, and with good reason. On any given Friday night, it is likely that as many as half of the 20 or so cars that begin the feature will not finish it, and those that do make it to the finish rarely arrive unscathed. And seven racers are within reach of unseating the top dogs in the season points battle going into Friday's feature race, as Jerrid Bennett maintains a toe hold on first place. Michael Stalnaker is lurking just 12 behind him, and EBD Racing's Brian and Chris Shea are 40 and 42 points out of first place. Meanwhile Scott Mooers continues to score solid finishes at Ocala in his quest to remain in the top three of the UMP DIRTcar national rankings.

The adventures of the Ocala Speedway Mini Stocks continued two weeks ago when yet another dramatic chapter was written in their up and down season. Defending Mini Stock Champion Paul Combast collected a win when a protest caused a tear down in post race tech that led to a DQ, and everyone else bumped up the finisher's bracket one notch as a result. The DQ also helped Combast feel a bit more secure at the top of this season's points heap as Dan Kerr now trails by 27, and Nick Kerr is 63 points shy of first place. So as the Mini Stocks return this Friday, there might be a hint of resentment hanging around which could translate into more action on the track.

The Gladiator Division saw their points leader take a tumble last Friday as Steven Johnson failed to finish the race and Casey Feaster passed him on his way to the top of the points. Feaster's new position as Gladiator points leader gives him the unique distinction of leading the 2010 points totals at Ocala Speedway and at Volusia Speedway Park as well, but his grip on the top at Ocala is tenuous at best. Feaster leads Steven Johnson by a mere 5 points, and Devin Walker is just one point behind Johnson. And all of the above might do well to watch Matt Shea, as he is only 19 points out of first place and very capable of beating all of them on any given Friday.

The pit gate will open at 2PM this Friday at Ocala Speedway with the grandstand opening at 5PM. Early arrivers will be treated to hot laps before the heat races begin at 8PM. For more information, please visit www.OcalaSpeedway.com.

April 21, 2014

Summerland 2014 Music Festival to play North Central Florida!

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida: Gainesville/Ocala CHR/Top 40 radio station All the Hits Q92 (WMFQ 92.9) announces the Summerland 2014 Music Festival on Sunday June 15th at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The Summerland 2014 Music Festival headliner Everclear, Billboard’s Modern Rock Artists of the Year in 1998 with multiple hit songs including “Santa Monica”, “Father of Mine”, and “Everything to Everyone”, joins Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog, for a family friendly day of affordable entertainment on Father’s Day. “All the Hits Q92 is committed to bringing major national talent to North Central Florida,” says Bill Barr, Director of Programming for Q92. “The Summerland 2014 Music Festival is a perfect fit for our area featuring world class artists and a great family friendly venue for the show!” Barr added, “This show starts at $22… we hope all moms, dads, kids, and grandparents come out to enjoy a day of affordable music! This is just the beginning of our 2014 live concert series right here in our hometown!” “With so many music fans having to travel over an hour to see a concert, it is exciting to be able to bring in top-notch world class concerts to North Central Florida”, said Chad Hallmark, Director of Client Services for Long Island Events. “Our goal is to bring our listeners their favorite artists, not just once or twice… we will do it all year long!” Summerland 2014, featuring Everclear, Eve 6, Soul Asylum, and Spacehog, will be hosted at Bubba Raceway Park located at 9050 NW… read more
April 06, 2014

Jeff Mathews Wins 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Winner of the 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson is the #33 of Jeff Mathews!!! Congratulations to Jeff and thank you so much to all the fans who came out to support the Johnson family. The support of the entire racing community has… read more
April 04, 2014

Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th

by BRP Media
National Racing Magazine, Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th to assist in raising donations in memory or Niokoa Johnson. Speedway Illustrated directs its focus toward hometown tracks, the… read more
March 28, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Next Saturday April 5th Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson who tragically lost her life after injuries she sustained while racing on March 22nd. The Gladiator class will be running a special 17 lap… read more
March 15, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/15/2014 (2)

by BRP Media
Modified - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 3 64 Austin Sanders Seffner , Fl 50.00 2 1 65 Billy "shane" Nichols Ocala , Fl 48.00 3 5 00B Buzzy Reutimann Zephyrhills , Fl 46.00 4 8 61 Ronald Soltis Ocala , Fl 44.00 5 4 10… read more
March 09, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/08/2014

by BRP Media
Bubba Army Sprints - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 2 24 Danny Martin, Jr. Sarasota , Fl 0.00 2 1 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 3 3 88 Sport Allen - 0.00 4 8 52 Shane Kreidler - 0.00 5 12 38 Tony Agin Ft. Myers, Fl… read more
March 04, 2014

OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER

by BRP Media
OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER ON A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 2014 SEASON OPENER WAS READY TO GO. HEAT RACE ACTION FOR THE BUBBA ARMY HOBBY STOCKS WAS WON BY MIKE STALNAKER AND SEAN MONAGHAN. THE… read more
March 02, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/01/2014

by BRP Media
Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 5 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 50.00 2 6 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 48.00 3 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon , Fl 46.00 4 7 59 Jake Perkins - 44.00 5 4 14T Tyler Clem - 42.00 6 8… read more

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