Steve Cox leads Brandon Haseleu by 39 points in the Gladiators division. Haseleu is still searching for career win #1, but Cox is looking for win #5 of 2011 at Bubba Raceway Park. Cox's 1.2 average finish in 2011 has kept him out front of the pack. Reid Christensen has come close to a win in 2011, but hasn't quite reached victory circle yet. Christensen could close that 51 point gap to the leader with a huge win for the young driver. Richard Todd, top rookie in 2011, is 67 points behind Cox, but has made steady progress and could steal a win by the end of the season. Jerry Taylor has driven his Shade Tree/M&M Racing cars to 5th place in the championship standings and will hope to continue to move up the standings. Please note that the official points for the Amsoil Synthetic Lubricants V-8 Thunderstocks and Gladiators were not posted at the time that this article was written.
For the first time in many years at Bubba Raceway Park there will be a division with double features. The RaceCar Engineering Late Models will take to the track twice with the possibility for 100 points to be scored between the 2 features. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. hasn't won the Bubba Raceway Park championship since 1993, the year before it was paved, but he currently leads the standings by 12 over Dillon Wood. Wood continues to run up front and is very close to getting that first win. The 2010 champion Mark Whitener and his Big Frog Motorsports team missed a race during the season, but they have clawed their way back into 3rd, 37 points behind Lloyd. "The Locomotive" Johnny Collins and "The Tallahassee Terror" Tyler Ivey are mired in 4th and 5th, respectively. Collins was the runner-up of the Powell Memorial and Ivey was the inaugural winner of the Mike Peters Open, so both can run up front. By the end of the night, up to 8 different drivers could leave with the points lead.
Gates open at 4:30 with racing scheduled for 7. For more information you can check out www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway hotline.