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Top Gun Sprints To Invade Ocala

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ZUBER FL- In February of 2008 the newest dirt late model series in the region chose Ocala Speedway for their inaugural race.  That event drew a standing room only crowd and helped launch the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series into becoming the premier racing series in Florida.  That success has gotten the attention of yet another racing series, and this Friday night the Top Gun Sprint Car Series will visit Ocala Speedway for their inaugural race, and hopefully will become yet another success.  This new sprint car series is getting promising press, and expects to draw a competitive field of sprint cars to Ocala.  In addition to the Top Gun Sprints, fans will witness exciting action from the Hobby Stocks, Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks, and the Gladiators.

Ocala Speedway will also welcome some very special guests to the track this Friday, as Pastor Tim Gilligan of Ocala's Meadowbrook Church, and his wife, Alicia, will be on hand for the opening ceremonies.  Pastor Gilligan will conduct the pre race invocation, and Alicia Gilligan will perform our National Anthem.  Pastor Gilligan is not only the founder and senior pastor at Meadowbrook Church, but is also known through the Life of Faith television ministry which airs on WCJB TV20 each Sunday at 11AM.

The Top Gun Sprint Car Series was the brainchild of the Dirt 4 Dirt promoters group, an effort created through cooperation between the owners and promoters at four Florida dirt tracks.  East Bay Raceway Park, Volusia Speedway Park, North Florida Speedway, and Ocala Speedway, have combined the sprint cars from East Bay, and the Jacksonville/North Florida sprints, under a common set of rules, and Don Rehms has signed on as the series director for 2009. 
The pit gate will open at 2PM on Friday, and the grandstand gate will open at 5PM.  Fans are reminded that "Special Event" pricing will be in effect for this week's action.  There will be a practice session at 6:30PM, with heat races beginning at 8PM.

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HITENER CATCHES AIR TO VICTORY IN NeSMITH LATE MODEL SEASON OPENER

by BRP Media
Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL drives the #58 Dave’s Towing Special to victory on Wednesday night in the season opener for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series in the Rock Auto.com Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. (Photos By Trace.com)OCALA, FL – Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL bounced his way to victory on Wednesday night in the 40-lap NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series season opener at Bubba Raceway Park driving the Dave’s Towing Special. Whitener had to hold on through adverse track conditions to bring his race car home in one piece to take the win. Several inches of rain earlier in the week gave track owner Bubba Clem and his crew a challenge just to even have the track with a new clay surface ready to race on Wednesday night for the Rock Auto.com Winternationals season opener. A deep hole in the turn four surface developed with ten laps to go that sent the dirt late models airborne coming off the corner. “I race here a lot and Bubba and his crew do a great job to always have the best track conditions, so tonight was an exception because of all of the rain we’ve had here,” Whitener said. “I thought they did great just to give us a track we could race on early, but when the hole developed in turn four, we just had to get through it as best we could.” As the rut deepened in turn four, Whitener had a big lead over Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV in the Bland’s Towing Rocket. After Whitener bounced through the hole a couple of times, he… read more
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by Scott McAllister
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by Scott McAllister
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by BRP Media
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by BRP Media
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Attention Race Fans

by Scott McAllister
After consulting with drivers and teams, Bubba Raceway Park and NeSmith Late Model Officials have cancelled tonight's event due to inclement weather. The $10,000 to Win NeSmith Crate Late Model show has been rescheduled for January 31st, 2015. Join… read more

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