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USAC Non Winged Action Comes to Ocala

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OCALA, FL-  This Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, the historic Ocala Speedway will again resume 2011 Winternationals events with the highly anticipated "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" featuring the exploits of the USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car Series.  This week's events will mark the first ever visit to Ocala by the series and the non winged sprinters, and will provide a totally different atmosphere and style of racing than local and regional fans may be used to seeing.  Also on tap will be high energy excitement from the UMP Open Wheel Modifieds, as they make the trip west from the other end of the National Forest to take on the southeast's toughest 3/8ths mile.

Ocala fans are used to seeing winged sprint cars flying around the track's confines, and the recent visit by the All Star Circuit of Champions is a prime example.  Such racing series feature sprint cars which rely on downforce created by the huge wing on top for control and the ability to adhere to the clay. The sprinters from the USAC ranks that will be at Ocala for the "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" have no wings to assist them in their endeavors.  The absence of the wing means that control is totally in the hands of the racer, and calamity is always just around the corner as they battle for position each night. Meanwhile the non winged cars are every bit as fast and powerful as the winged cars, and are capable of equal speeds and more excitement.

And Ocala's reputation as a tough track to tame will certainly be a factor for the USAC teams, as they attempt to figure out the tricky turn 4 layout that robs unfamiliar racers of real estate and gives them a concrete wall instead.  A Wednesday night practice session will begin at 5PM and run until 8PM, giving the racers time to familiarize themselves with Ocala's layout, and allowing fans to see the racers and their machines up close before actual competition begins.  Admission is $15 for the practice, and fans will be required to sign a pit waiver in order to enter.  The grandstands will not be open, so fans can view the on track action from the turn 1 bleachers.

The UMP Modifieds last took on Florida's oldest race track two years ago during Winternationals, with Kenny Wallace claiming a victory to the delight of local fans.  The UMP Modifieds will be racing on the same nights as the USAC "Bubba Army Sprint Car Nationals" and will again draw racers from across the country as well as some local stars, providing the same sort of competitive racing seen during their last visit to Ocala.  The UMP Mods will also have track time during Wednesday's practice session.

Ocala Speedway will open the grandstand gates at 4PM on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, with heat racing scheduled for 7:30PM.  For updates on scheduled events, ticket prices, and other related information, please be sure to visit www.OcalaSpeedway.com and click the 2011 schedule page, or phone Ocala Speedway at 352-622-9400.

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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