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A Day Makes A Difference At Ocala

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After heavy rains on Thursday that saturated the clay and washed out Thursday's action, the O'Reilly All Stars and the UMP DirtCar Modifieds overcame a very tacky surface on Friday and put on quite a show.  But by the time Saturday rolled around and Ocala's clay had baked in the sun for a day, everything changed dramatically.  Instead of a soft track with excess grip, the racers faced a rubbered up, hard surface that produced the best track times of the entire event, and some of the most exciting racing as well.

Terry McCarl battled more than a racetrack at Ocala, overcoming health issues and flight delays in order to simply get there.  On Saturday night McCarl put it all behind him and launched himself into the lead at the green flag and staying there until the checkers waved.  While he was not fastest in time trials, he dominated the 30 lap feature race and adapted well to the changed track conditions.  And McCarl certainly was not the fastest during the race either, as Danny Lasoski ended up with the sixth starting spot in the "Pick 6" drawing, and worked his way forward during the race.  "The Dude" was coming on strong in the final laps, but McCarl had too great a lead for him to overcome in the laps remaining.  Lasoski settled for a second place finish.
The UMP DirtCar Modifieds saw Kenny Wallace lead Friday's race flag to flag, but a different track lead to a different winner on Saturday.  The blue and yellow 10 of Randy Hall seemed unbeatable on Saturday night, and despite the best efforts of a hard charging Kenny Wallace, Hall earned himself a well deserved win.  Wallace was gracious in defeat, congratulating the winner after the race.  Randy Hall found a line that worked and worked it well, while it seemed that Wallace used virtually every square inch of racing surface at one time or another in a quest to make his car go faster.  Ocala Speedway 2008 Open Wheel Modified Champion Jeff Mathews finished in the third spot on the night.

Thousands of race fans braved chilly temperatures on two nights to witness the Winternational events at Ocala Speedway in 2009, and Ocala Speedway owner Mike Peters promises that the 2010 version will be bigger and better.  While Peters would not comment on his exact plans for 2010, it is a sure bet that the O'Reilly All Stars would figure into that equation, plus something else that is equally as exciting or even better.
The next action at Ocala Speedway will be an open practice session scheduled for February 15th, from 1PM until 5PM.  Racers from all divisions at Ocala Speedway will have the opportunity to test and tune in preparation for the 2009 racing season.

And the 2009 season will open on Friday, February 27th, as the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series returns to beautiful downtown Zuber.  The last visit to Ocala by the UDLMCS brought 60 late models to the speedway, and expectations are high that the season opener will be just as exciting and entertaining.
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

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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

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