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BRP-Mini-BannerThis time 6 divisions will hit the clay as they continue the early season run for points championships and they have a tough task to match after last week's excitement.
 
Top Gun Sprint Cars return to action for the 3rd time in 2012 and this time the wings are off. Danny Martin, Jr. took his 6th win in his last 8 starts at Bubba Raceway Park in yet another dominating performance. Matt Kurtz has already broken into victory lane and hopes to return but it'll be tough. With a cast of drivers that includes Martin, Kurtz, Mark Ruel Jr., Tim George, Stephen Darvalics, and many more it's bound to be the best one yet!
 
The Scorpion Racing Products UMP DirtCar Open-Wheel Modifieds are so competitive but lately Kyle Bronson has just been showing off. He's won from the front, mid-pack, and the tail and has led the most laps in all 4 events too. With the season he's having it takes the attention away from Rich Pratt who has scored all but 30 possible points yet sits 27 out of the lead. Pratt is likely to break through and end this massacre from The Killer but very quietly Scott Mooers has improved and has admitted he's hit the setup on his #10. A little more time for comfort and the Osteen Assassin will be ready to battle with The Killer. "Crazy" Jim Passino and Dalton Lanich are having strong seasons and complete the top 5. Consistency is key in this division and that is keeping Scott Kurtzner, Tyler Clem, and Larry Mott within mathematical reach.
 
Hobby Stock action has been dominated by Trevor Gamble and Tim Gay so far as they have 5 of the 6 trophies but Rodney Wright is 2nd just 17 behind Gamble and former Thunderstock champion Brian Shea is tied for 3rd with Gay and they sit just 34 back of Gamble. The 4 man battle has kept the fans on the edge of their seats and the drivers on the verge of out of control. As drivers such as 5th place Trey Cameron III and Howard O'Steen have come close to victory they haven't closed but could at any time and put the doubters to rest.
 
1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstock action is always a headliner and has produced plenty of drama. Jonathan Appleby has dodged it all and leads the points yet continues the trend of winless points leaders in this division. Appleby will continue his fight as will Brian Mullins. A 30 point deficit stares Mullins in the face but that can be made up quickly. Jason Gamble is trying to spoil the party in his Certified Automotive Repair #21 and hopes to soon start the fight for 1-2 C.A.R. finishes with team-mate Brandon Tillander. Gamble will have to hold off hard charging Shane Nichols and Justin Durbin if he wants to keep his spot. These along with the rest of the field will have to dethrone Mark Trexler and Chad Scranton, however, as they have won 4 of the 5 combined starts they've both made in 2012. Anything can happen in the 1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks!
 
Buddy Pope has company. At least, Shirlene Hammond has joined him as a winner in the Barfield Law Group Mini Stocks of 2012. Pope has a sizable lead over Kyle Kruse, Reid Christensen, Charlie Staats, and Nick Kerr and hopes to hold on to it. As the field has grown so has the close quarters racing and nothing less is expected over the rest of the season.
 
Steve Johnson finally broke through and took his first checkered flag after holding off Tony LaPorta as he's doing in the points. As those 2 battle Randy Harless is trying to make up some early season points troubles. Those 3 each have 1 feature win and Steve Cox, currently 5th, is separated from the group only by Reid Christensen who very likely could join them this week. Gladiator action isn't limited just to these 5 as every driver has a shot at victory and they can all impress with a win.
 
Pits open at 4 while stands open at 5. Racing is scheduled for 7. For more information you can go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call the Speedway at 352-622-9400!

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February 01, 2015

NOSBISCH TAKES BUBBA RACEWAY PARK NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN

by BRP Media
Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL celebrates his fifth career NeSmith Late Model win and his first in seven years on Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL during the Rock Auto.com Winternationals driving the Image Skin Care Rocket. (photosbytrace.com)OCALA, FL – No matter where the competition comes from, Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL has always been tough when it comes to keeping the big money in the Sunshine State. Friday night was no exception, as Nosbisch took his fifth NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series career win and his first in seven years during the Rock Auto.com Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Nosbisch, a 30 year veteran of Florida dirt late model racing, was the class of the field, as he set fast time honors to earn the pole position for the 50-lap race, and led 44 laps to collect the $3,000 top prize driving the Image Skin Care Rocket. Nosbisch lost the lead for six laps to Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, but stuck to his inside groove to retake the point. “The lapped cars really slowed my pace down by a half a second, and Walker caught me behind a lapped car and passed me for the lead on the outside,” Nosbisch said. “I knew if I was patient enough, I could get back under him if the lapped cars would give me enough room and they did.” Wednesday night’s race winner, Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL finished second in the Dave’s Towing Special and Arthur ended up third in the Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farms Special. Arthur leads the NeSmith Late Model… read more
January 30, 2015

BLAIR OUTLASTS LEAKING TIRE FOR NeSMITH LATE MODEL WIN

by BRP Media
Max Blair of Centerville, PA celebrates his NeSmith Late Model win on Thursday night in the Rock Auto.com Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL driving the R&J Poultry Rocket. With a win and third-place showing in the first two nights… read more
January 29, 2015

WHITENER 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… read more
January 02, 2015

Rescheduled Start Time 01/02/2015

by Scott McAllister
Due to reports of extremely heavy traffic north bound on I-75, Bubba Raceway Park officials have decided to move the start time back 1 hour. Hot laps will now begin at 7:00 and racing will begin at 8pm. If you have any questions, call the office at… read more
December 30, 2014

Updated Rules for V8 Thunderstock Division at Bubba Raceway Park

by Scott McAllister
In a continued effort to conform with other tracks in the area, Bubba Raceway Park officials have updated our V8 Thunderstock Division rules to allow additional drivers and teams to participate with minor to no alterations to their cars. The new… read more
December 06, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 12/06/2014

by BRP Media
Modified - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 5 64JR Billy Workman Jr - 50.00 2 7 9 Roger Crouse Plant City, Fl 48.00 3 13 61 Ronald Soltis Ocala , Fl 46.00 4 11 64B Bryan Bernhardt Versailes, In, Fl 44.00 5 6 00B Emil "buzzy"… read more

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