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Good Friday Means Great Action At Ocala

. Posted in Racing News

ZUBER, FL- The coming holiday weekend offers some inexpensive and exciting entertainment located close to home for Ocala area residents, as Ocala Speedway will offer another night of quality dirt racing action on Good Friday night.  After a rainout on March 27th, the Open Wheel Modified division will hit the clay for their first points race of 2009.  Joining the Modifieds will be the Hobby Stocks, Mini Stocks, and the Gladiators.  The Amsoil V8 Thunder Stocks will have the week off.
Dave Barber Jr. won the first Modified race at Ocala of the 2009 season, but that race was a non points event held the second week of the season.  Barber went home with the winner's purse and the satisfaction of collecting a win, but he gained no points advantage over the other Modified competitors.  All racers who show up on Friday will be starting from zeros, and will have an equal opportunity to come out as the 2009 points leader.  As for Dave Barber, he will be defending his earlier win, and hoping that he can return to a victory celebration where points come with the trophy.
Hobby Stock fans have seen the rise of a new star in 2009 as Bubba Christian has risen to the top of the heap at Ocala Speedway.  What began as a second place tandem finish with his uncle, Grady Christian, has become a trend as Bubba has upped his standing with two Hobby Stock victories at Ocala.  Meanwhile Ocala's David Kinsey and Joe Boyd are among the racers looking to knock Bubba back a notch or two by by collecting victories of their own on Easter weekend.  The question as to who will win this weekend will be settled on the clay in beautiful downtown Zuber on Friday night.
Greg Bonynge has gotten his Mini Stock hooked up within the past few weeks at Ocala and raced to a third place finish on April 3rd.  Sean Babcock and Paul Combast both have already claimed wins this season, while Kristopher Prouty has run strong but been thwarted by mechanical issues.  So far no one has stepped up and made themselves the racer to beat, so the Mini Stock race could likely see yet another racer claim victory, or someone could notch a second one.

The Gladiator division has also seen a variety of winners so far in 2009, and the usual suspects are likely to be on hand to race again on Friday.  Steven Cox, Tony Laporta, and Larry Langston, have all raced well and claimed victories at a variety of speedways this season, while racers like 12 year old Kody Fisher are learning the ropes and working to gain ground.  Anyone could win this weekend at Ocala and a strong field of Gladiators is expected to try.

Ocala Speedway will open the pit gate at 2PM on Friday, and it is likely many racers will come early for the best spots as most will not be working on the holiday.  The grandstand gate will open at 5PM, and practice is slated to begin by division at 7PM.  The first heat race will hit the clay at 8PM sharp!  For more information on Ocala Speedway, or to see a complete schedule of events, go to www.OcalaSpeedway.com, or call the tack at 352-622-9400.
April 21, 2014

Summerland 2014 Music Festival to play North Central Florida!

by BRP Media
Ocala, Florida: Gainesville/Ocala CHR/Top 40 radio station All the Hits Q92 (WMFQ 92.9) announces the Summerland 2014 Music Festival on Sunday June 15th at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. The Summerland 2014 Music Festival headliner Everclear, Billboard’s Modern Rock Artists of the Year in 1998 with multiple hit songs including “Santa Monica”, “Father of Mine”, and “Everything to Everyone”, joins Soul Asylum, Eve 6, and Spacehog, for a family friendly day of affordable entertainment on Father’s Day. “All the Hits Q92 is committed to bringing major national talent to North Central Florida,” says Bill Barr, Director of Programming for Q92. “The Summerland 2014 Music Festival is a perfect fit for our area featuring world class artists and a great family friendly venue for the show!” Barr added, “This show starts at $22… we hope all moms, dads, kids, and grandparents come out to enjoy a day of affordable music! This is just the beginning of our 2014 live concert series right here in our hometown!” “With so many music fans having to travel over an hour to see a concert, it is exciting to be able to bring in top-notch world class concerts to North Central Florida”, said Chad Hallmark, Director of Client Services for Long Island Events. “Our goal is to bring our listeners their favorite artists, not just once or twice… we will do it all year long!” Summerland 2014, featuring Everclear, Eve 6, Soul Asylum, and Spacehog, will be hosted at Bubba Raceway Park located at 9050 NW… read more
April 06, 2014

Jeff Mathews Wins 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Winner of the 2014 Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson is the #33 of Jeff Mathews!!! Congratulations to Jeff and thank you so much to all the fans who came out to support the Johnson family. The support of the entire racing community has… read more
April 04, 2014

Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th

by BRP Media
National Racing Magazine, Dick Berggren's Speedway Illustrated, will be at Bubba's Raceway Park on Saturday, April 5th to assist in raising donations in memory or Niokoa Johnson. Speedway Illustrated directs its focus toward hometown tracks, the… read more
March 28, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson

by BRP Media
Next Saturday April 5th Bubba Raceway Park will be holding The Mike Peters Open in Memory of Niokoa Johnson who tragically lost her life after injuries she sustained while racing on March 22nd. The Gladiator class will be running a special 17 lap… read more
March 15, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/15/2014 (2)

by BRP Media
Modified - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 3 64 Austin Sanders Seffner , Fl 50.00 2 1 65 Billy "shane" Nichols Ocala , Fl 48.00 3 5 00B Buzzy Reutimann Zephyrhills , Fl 46.00 4 8 61 Ronald Soltis Ocala , Fl 44.00 5 4 10… read more
March 09, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/08/2014

by BRP Media
Bubba Army Sprints - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 2 24 Danny Martin, Jr. Sarasota , Fl 0.00 2 1 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 3 3 88 Sport Allen - 0.00 4 8 52 Shane Kreidler - 0.00 5 12 38 Tony Agin Ft. Myers, Fl… read more
March 04, 2014

OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER

by BRP Media
OPENING NIGHT HONORS TO RHOADS, STALNAKER, SNYDER, APPLEBY AND WHITENER ON A BEAUTIFUL CLEAR SATURDAY NIGHT, THE 2014 SEASON OPENER WAS READY TO GO. HEAT RACE ACTION FOR THE BUBBA ARMY HOBBY STOCKS WAS WON BY MIKE STALNAKER AND SEAN MONAGHAN. THE… read more
March 02, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 03/01/2014

by BRP Media
Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 5 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 50.00 2 6 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 48.00 3 3 40B Kyle Bronson Brandon , Fl 46.00 4 7 59 Jake Perkins - 44.00 5 4 14T Tyler Clem - 42.00 6 8… read more

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