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58 Mark WhittnerFive exciting divisions put on a show not soon to be forgotten. RaceCar Engineering Late Models, Limited Late Models (former Sportsman), Hobby Stocks, Thunderstocks, and Mini Stocks took to the track and more than a few surprises were found along the way.

The Limited Late Models started the night off and on lap 1 Blaise Hetznecker spun while running 2nd which brought the caution out. Forrest Gough led David Ponton and Jerome Dipple but under caution Ponton would not take the inside of row 1 so 5th place Kevin Mills accepted the offer when Race Control let any one willing move up to row 1. Kevin Mills used a 2nd restart to pass Gough for the lead. Mills battled through cautions each time building about a 1.5 second lead after restarts. On lap 19 Ponton and Ricky Land spun setting up a 1 lap dash. Mills nearly left the door open but he shut it as soon as it opened in turn 3 and went on to win on his daughter's 4th birthday. Eddie Gainey finished 2nd to take home the points lead, Jerome Dipple was 3rd, Jamie Dayhaw 4th, and Wayne ONeal completed the top 5.

A lap 11 spin by Rodney Wright stopped Trevor Gamble from pulling away from the rest of the Hobby Stock pack. A few other minor cautions hindered the action including the lap 14 spin by 3rd place Brian Shea. With 3 to go Tim Gay passed Gamble and never looked back. A close, yet not so close, win for Gay with Gamble 2nd, Tim Powers 3rd, points leader Sean Monaghan 4th, and John Clark finished 5th.
"The Magic Man" Mark Whitener seems to be a freak of nature. Earlier in 2012 he had to watch races because of a neck injury. In 2 races at Bubba Raceway Park he has led 37 of the 50 laps with 1 win and 1 DNF. This win, however, was not as easy as it seemed. On lap 6 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. brought out a caution as he slowed with a flat right rear. The only other caution was for Bubba Clem's turn 2 spin on lap 15. As The Magic Man took the Big Frog Motorsports #58 "Corvette" to a nearly 3 second lead and ultimate win Jason Fitzgerald battled to 2nd. Tyler Ivey found himself 3rd on the night with Richard Ferry 4th and Brandon DeWitt completing the top 5.
Mini Stock action was intense between Buddy Pope, Reid Christensen, and Ray Ethridge. On lap 3 Ethridge spun while battling for 2nd and would drop out as he couldn't refire the #21. Christensen spun on lap 6 just as Ethridge but continued on. Buddy Pope took a win in what is a trying time for the Pope family. Reid Christensen would finish 2nd with Ethridge completing the top 3.
On lap 2 the first lead change in Thunderstock action occurred when Justin Durbin passed Todd Roberts. Durbin would lose the lead after a caution for Greg Boynge's tire. Shane Nichols was the man who took the lead from him and didn't look back though he knew the field was there. Mike Stalnaker began to attack driver #65 but Nichols wouldn't budge. Even a green white chekered after Daniel Keene spun in turn 1 couldn't keep Nichols from victory lane. Stalnaker settled for 2nd while Jason Gamble, Justin Durbin, and Jonathan Appleby went home with top 5 finishes. With the win Nichols took the points lead.
Next Saturday night is Night Of A Thousands with the Top Gun Sprint Cars return and the Scorpion Performance Products Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, Thunderstocks, and Gladiators. Pits open at 4 and grandstands at 5. Racing at 7! For more information you can go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway at 352-622-9400!

Bubba Raceway Park Results (3/10)

RaceCar Engineering Late Models

1- 58 Mark Whitener (Big Frog Motorsports)
2- 2F Jason Fitzgerald (James Mixon)
3- 47 Tyler Ivey
4- 17 Richard Ferry
5- 2 Brandon DeWitt (DeWitt Racing)
6- 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
7- 01 Jack Nosbisch
8- 35 Christian Augspurger
9- 71 Bo Allen
10- B69 Bryan Bernhardt
11- Z Tim Zackery
12- 14 Bubba Clem

Limited Late Models

1- 01 Kevin Mills
2- 8 Eddie Gainey
3- 14 Jerome Dipple
4- 21D Jamie Dayhaw
5- 0 Wayne ONeal
6- 66 Ricky Land
7- 10X David Ponton
8- 27M Miles Cox
9- 21G Forrest Gough
10- 20 Adam Higginbotham
11- 17 Blaise Hetznecker
12- 7 David Denson

Hobby Stocks

1- 90 Tim Gay
2- 12 Trevor Gamble
3- 44 Tim Powers
4- 21M Sean Monaghan
5- 80J John Clark
6- 94 Robert Sirmons
7- 26 Brian Jerrels
8- 77M Mark Maresca
9- 2 Trey Isgette III
10- 77 Matt Kramer
11- 19 Brian Shea
12- 99 Rodney Wright
13- 5 Jeff Barrett
14- 89 Trey Cameron
DNS- 88H Howard O'Steen
DNS- 81 Don Woosley

Thunderstocks

1- 65 Shane Nichols
2- 77 Mike Stalnaker
3- 02 Jason Gamble
4- 12 Justin Durbin
5- 60 Jonathan Appleby
6- 44 Todd Roberts
7- 5W Eddie Kilbury
8- 3W Vaughn Woodall
9- 34 Mark Trexler
10- 6 Tony Campbell
11- 73 Brandon Tillander
12- 23 Glenn Baum
13- 28M Brian Mullins
14- 47 Daniel Keene
15- 49 DJ Horiski
16- 15 Mike Valdez
17- 90 Cody Johnson
18- 83 Joe Boyd
19- 2W Aaron Linn
20- 28E Brandon Elwood
21- 44B Greg Boynge
22- 121 Gordon Cade

Mini Stocks

1- 81 Buddy Pope
2- 30 Reid Christensen
3- 21 Ray Ethridge
DNS- 11 Cody Kinsey

BUBBA RACEWAY PARK NEWStHE LATEST NEWS, RESULTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

June 22, 2015

Results 6-19-15

by Lisa Mamph
Limited Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 4 17SS Shan Smith Dade City, Fl 50.00 2 3 18JO J.o. Nobles Nahunta , Ga 48.00 3 1 127 Caleb Mcgillivray Sorrento , Fl 46.00 4 5 154 Caleb Mcgillivray Sorrento , Fl 44.00 5 9 71 Richard Livernois Jr. Dover , Fl 42.00 6 6 5 Tim Grubaugh Jr. Ocala , Fl 40.00 7 10 0 Chuck Jackson Umatilla , Fl 38.00 8 11 92 Rick Elwood Ocala , Fl 36.00 9 7 75T Sonny Thompson Interlachen , Fl 34.00 10 13 24 Randy Strehle Deland , Fl 32.00 11 8 8 Michael Stalnaker Ocala , Fl 30.00 12 12 55 Tom Sheehan Belleview , Fl 28.00 13 2 57 Eddie Gainey Fort White, Fl 0.00 DQ Limited Late Model - Heat 2 Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 2 17SS Shan Smith Dade City, Fl 10.00 2 3 57 Eddie Gainey Fort White, Fl 9.00 3 4 5 Tim Grubaugh Jr. Ocala , Fl 8.00 4 6 8 Michael Stalnaker Ocala , Fl 7.00 5 1 0 Chuck Jackson Umatilla , Fl 6.00 6 5 55 Tom Sheehan Belleview , Fl 5.00 Limited Late Model - Heat 1 Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 1 154 Caleb Mcgillivray Sorrento , Fl 10.00 2 2 18JO J.o. Nobles Nahunta , Ga 9.00 3 3 127 Caleb Mcgillivray Sorrento , Fl 8.00 4 5 75T Sonny Thompson Interlachen , Fl 7.00 5 4 71 Richard Livernois Jr. Dover , Fl 6.00 6 7 92 Rick Elwood Ocala , Fl 5.00 7 6 24 Randy Strehle Deland , Fl 4.00 E-Mods - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 4 27G Jason Garver Starke , Fl 50.00 2 5 3 Josh Sanford Interlachen , Fl 48.00 3 2 2 Cory Hupp Apopka , Fl 46.00 4 7 5 Tom Sheehan Belleview , Fl 44.00 5… read more
June 13, 2015

Results 6-12-15

by Lisa Mamph
Hobby Stock - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 4 92 Rick Elwood Ocala , Fl 50.00 2 1 55W Heath Walker Mayo , Fl 48.00 3 5 33G Taylor Grant - 46.00 4 8 08E William Edwards Gainesville , Fl 44.00 5 6 73 Brandon Tillander Ocala , Fl… read more
May 27, 2015

Results 5-22-2015

by Lisa Mamph
E-Mods - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 3 0 Nevin Gainey Ft. White, Fl 50.00 2 5 27 Garrett Lloyd Jacksonville , Fl 48.00 3 4 28E Brandon Elwood Anthony , Fl 46.00 4 2 58 Todd Greeninger - 44.00 5 9 10E Dillon Ennis Ocala , Fl… read more
May 18, 2015

Bubba Raceway Park Results 5/15/2015

by Lisa Mamph
May 15, 2015 Ocala, FL - A cool breeze in the air made the racing action hot this past Friday at Bubba Raceway Park. For the driver’s in attendance they were treated to a well prepared racetrack special thanks to Bubba himself and Jimmy Flores.… read more
May 14, 2015

Local Late Models Return to Bubba Raceway Park

by Scott McAllister
Finally…..local Late Models back in action at Bubba Raceway Park. Mark Whitener, Tyler Clem, Shan Smith, Ivedent Lloyd, Nevin Gainey and more will all be on hand here for a 25 Lap Feature event at the South’s Most Exciting Dirt Track in Ocala, FL.… read more
May 07, 2015

Sprint Cars Replaced with Triple Threat for Hobbys, Thunderstocks and E-Mods

by Scott McAllister
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March 23, 2015

Results 3-20-15

by Lisa Mamph
Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Points 1 7 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico , Fl 50.00 2 11 J17 Joe Kump Lake Helen, Fl 48.00 3 14 14 Tyler Clem St Pete, Fl 46.00 4 5 03 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 44.00 5 20 59 Jake Perkins - 42.00 6… read more
March 04, 2015

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

by Scott McAllister
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February 28, 2015

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

by Scott McAllister
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