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Flooding Rains Reschdule Car Warz At Ocala

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OCALA, FL- Many parts of Marion County were hit with heavy rains in the couple of hours before Car Warz invaded Ocala Speedway on Friday night, but while thunder and lightning were evident in the distance, the track remained dry. Fans came from all over the region to see everything from a RV demo derby to a 4 cylinder enduro race, and the grandstands were full by the time that the show got underway.

RV Dave opened the show with his famous flying T-bone into the roof of a van placed in a vertical position in the infield. Dave does the stunt by launching his car off of a small ramp and hitting the van roof in just the right place to soften the impact. Hit too low and the car strikes the ground first, and hit too high and the car could clear the van completely. Dave timed his approach and launch perfectly and hit the roof of the van almost dead center, walking away from the wreckage unscathed.

The first racing event was the 4 cylinder enduro, which began from a three wide standing start on the front stretch. Curtis Clark took control early and lead for most of the race, but was passed by Johnny Alexander later on. Meanwhile all sorts of banging, bumping, and spinning, was going on in every corner of the track, with some racers winding up waiting out the race in disabled cars sitting on the racing surface.

But an unexpected complication came with about 20 laps complete, as rain began falling and the race continued. The track was relatively dry to begin, but the rain quickly caused the surface to become slimy and slick, and while some racers found ways to adapt to the slick surface, others fell victim to it. The rain increased in intensity causing the officials to shorten the event to 40 laps as cars slipped and slid their way around the circuit to the checkered flags. The win went to Johnny Alexander with Curtis Clark scored in second place. Mike Autenrieth claimed the third spot followed by Don Paugh and James Sullivan for fourth and fifth places.

As cars staged for the figure 8 event the rain showed no sign of any let up, so event officials decided to call a halt and let nature rain itself out. As the rain continued they announced that the RV demo event would go on despite the weather, but quickly were forced to reverse that decision when the rains became torrential and were joined by thunder and lightning. And with the infield quickly submerging under the deluge, officials called the event, gave tickets out as rain checks, and announced that the Car Warz show would be made up on October 8th. All fans presenting the returned tickets will get in free of charge that night, and pit pass holders will be able to present their arm bands for free admission as well. The tickets and arm bands will be honored for free admission only on October 8th.

Ocala Speedway officials did not announce what would become of the race events that had been originally scheduled for October 8th, so fans and racers will need to refer to the schedule posted at www.OcalaSpeedway.com for further information. Fans or racers with questions about the rain check policy for this event should contact Ocala Speedway at 352-622-9400.

4 Cylinder Enduro Top Ten

1- 8 Johnny Alexander
2- 12C Curtis Clark
3- 31 Mike Autenrieth
4- 23 Don Paugh
5- 49 James Sullivan
6- 1 Thomas Hughes
7- 4L Gene Gross
8- L9/67 Garret Stewart
9- 114 John Thorpe
10- 12D Justin Durbin

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 been humbling. The entire staff of Bubba Raceway Park thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and generosity. Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 7 33 Jeff Mathews Brandon , Fl 50.00 2 6 11 Austin Kirkpatrick Ocala , Fl 48.00 3 3 12 Jack Nosbisch Riverview , Fl 46.00 4 5 46P Darrell Padgett Jacksonville , Fl 44.00 5 8 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 42.00 6 16 1X Shane Williams Deland , Fl 40.00 7 14 14T Tyler Clem - 38.00 8 13 J17 Joe Kump Lake Helen, Fl 36.00 9 17 55 Devin Walker Mayo , Fl 34.00 10 23 17 Shane Blanchette - 32.00 11 12 33S Carter Stokes New Smyrna, Fl 30.00 12 1 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. Ocala , Fl 28.00 13 15 7 Donald "billy" Holmes Groveland , Fl 27.00 14 20 1 Jeff Bagent Silver Springs, Fl 26.00 15 10 6 Kyle Bridges Moultrie , Ga 25.00 16 11 26 Greg "adam" Bedenbaugh Lake City, Fl 24.00 17 9 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 23.00 18 2 47 Tyler Ivey Tallahassee , Fl 22.00 19 24 74 Danny Fogal - 21.00 20 19 54 Dalton Myers Riverview , Fl 20.00 21 21 10X David Ponton Lake City, Fl 20.00 22 22 51 Larry Anderson Jacksonville , Fl 20.00 23 18 09 Scott Oniel - 20.00 24 4 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico , Fl 20.00 25 25 41K John Kellum Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 E-Mods - Feature Finish… 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

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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

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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
February 23, 2014

CLAUSON CLOSES "WINTER DIRT GAMES V" WITH OCALA WIN

by BRP Media
Winner Bryan Clauson is joined by Justin Grant and Chase Stockon on the Bubba Raceway Park podium. (Rich Forman Photo)Ocala, Florida…….Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Bryan Clauson let it be known that his title defense will be strong… read more

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