March 04, 2015

MONSTER JAM® TO DEBUT NEW SHOW AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA

by Scott McAllister
(Palmetto, FL) MONSTER JAM®, the world’s largest specialized motor sports live event tour playing to over 5 million fans annually and televised on FOX Sports 1, will debut an all-new event format at the tour’s return to Ocala and Bubba Raceway Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 17th – 19th. Looking to continue its explosive growth and attendance, Monster Jam drives into the Ocala / Gainesville market following record setting sold out 2015 events inside Florida’s major stadium venues including Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, Orlando’s Citrus Bowl Stadium, and Jacksonville’s EverBank Field. 1,500-horsepower, 10,000-pound Monster Jam Trucks will headline the Bubba Raceway Park event, but will compete in a new and never before seen format and competition. For the first time, 8 Monster Jam trucks will compete in Ocala (previous shows featured 6 trucks), with the monster trucks split into 2 teams creating a team versus team competition format. Never before and maybe never again, Team Grave Digger will feature FOUR Grave Digger team trucks including Grave Digger The Legend, Son Uva Digger, Grave Digger, and a to be announced 4th Grave Digger team truck. The four-truck Grave Digger team will face off against a team of Monster Jam’s bad boys including Mohawk Warrior, Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Metal Mulisha, and Dooms Day. Fans will be thrilled by eight of the biggest names on the Monster Jam World Tour, with 7 of these 8 trucks having never before appeared in Ocala. Equally as… read more
February 28, 2015

Attention Race Fans

by Scott McAllister
After consulting with drivers and teams, Bubba Raceway Park and Lucas Oil ASCS Sprint Car Officials have cancelled tonight's event due to inclement weather and there will be no make-up date. Join us next Friday for opening night of our 2015 racing… read more
February 28, 2015

It's all Reutzel at Bubba Raceway Park with Lucas Oil ASCS

by Scott McAllister
OCALA, Fla. (February 27, 2015) The Lucas Oil American Sprint Series presented by MAVTV American Real paid its first visit Florida's Bubba Raceway Park with Aaron Reutzel picking up his second Protect the Harvest A-Feature win of the 2015 season.… read more
February 23, 2015

DARLAND STRETCHES NATIONAL WIN STREAK TO 23 YEARS WITH SUNDAY OCALA WIN

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Dave Darland added to the most impressive streak in USAC history on Sunday night at Bubba Raceway Park, as he added another AMSOIL National Sprint Car win to his list and made it 23 consecutive seasons with at least one win in a… read more
February 22, 2015

NIGHT 2 "WINTER DIRT GAMES" WIN BELONGS TO BACON

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Brady Bacon wasted very little time getting himself into the win column with the 2015 tour, as he led all thirty laps and held on after a final-lap challenge from Chase Stockon to take… read more
February 21, 2015

BALLOU OPENS 2015 WITH "WINTER DIRT GAMES VI" WIN

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida…….Robert Ballou opened the 2015 AMSOIL Sprint Car National Championship much the way he ended last season, as he fended off 2014 series champion Brady Bacon and drove away for the opening night win in “Winter Dirt Games VI.” The… read more

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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.

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Nov 04, 2014

Attention Emod Drivers and Teams

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Effective immediately, the E-Mod division at Bubba Raceway Park will make the following…