Bullseye Racing is 1st and 3rd with only 2 points events left but neither driver, Brian Shea and Gordon Cade, has taken a win yet. Shea holds a 41 point lead over 2nd place Jason Gamble. Gamble has 3 wins in 2011 but hasn't won since his dominant month of May. Vaughn Woodall and Jonathan Gillette, both winless for over a year now, round out the top 5. Both have come close in 2011 but haven't celebrated with a trophy. John Thorpe and Chris Watson are 6th and 7th, respectively, as they battle for wins and the top 5 in points. Jonathan Appleby has been "Eatin' good in the neighborhood" recently and has jumped up to 8th in the standings. In 9th is 4-time winner Chad Scranton. Scranton has missed the end of the season due to an off-track injury that has forced him to sit out and watch someone else take the wins and title. Tim Mathieu rounds out the top 10.
Steve Cox holds a 107 point lead over Reid Christensen with only 260 points left to be earned. Both have 5 or more wins in 2011 but Cox has had some better luck overall in 2011. Steve Johnson is 3rd but has already been eliminated from title contention. Johnson will battle for wins as will 4th place Brandon Haseleu. Haseleu and 5th place Matt Kramer are still looking for career win #1 and it could come soon for the young drivers. Jerry Taylor returned last week and will try to claw back into the top 5. Richard Todd has fallen to 7th in recent weeks as he hasn't made it to the track. Robert Graham, Stephen Frankland, and Kody Fisher round out the top 10. These drivers always put on a show and nothing less is expected this week-end.
The Florida Mini Sprints always excite and with a great championship battle between Chris Pacetti and David Pleaugh coming down to the wire the advantage at Bubba Raceway Park goes to Pacetti at 2 wins to 1. Eddie Moss, Jr., Jesse Teed, Gavin Thomas, and Justin Kolves also have wins in 2011. The rest of the field will try to take advantage of the diversity at the front and take a win and some glory as well.
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 at 352-622-9400.