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The First Annual Florida State Modified Championship

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REW-BubbaRP-7-20 0022By- Jim Rouse, BRP Media
7-20-12, Ocala, FL
 
The Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks, Buddy’s Home Furnishings Limited Late Models, and the Barfield Law Group Mini Stocks put it all on the line and you may be surprised with the results.
 
Barfield Law Group Mini Stocks started off with the Staats family and Kyle Kruse up front. On a lap 2 restart Kruse and “Charging” Charlie Staats made contact which eventually put both on the rear as Staats had to pit. Buddy Pope would receive the worst as contact with Staats ended his night. Travis Staats and Shirlene Hammond door slammed for the lead- Hammond would spin and retire with damage and Staats would be put to the tail. Nick Kerr, Zach Amundsen, and “Rockin” Reid Christensen would lead with 13 to go. “Rockin” Reid Christensen spun from the battle for 2nd on lap 8 as Harold Brokaw stopped in turn 3 and Kyle Kruse slammed the turn 4 wall. Kruse would finish 5th with Zach Amundsen the first-time winner. Nick Kerr, Charlie Staats, and Reid Christensen would finish in the top 5 with Kruse rounding it out in a 10-lapper.
 
For 20 laps the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Limited Late Models battled on the clay. Christian McGillivray would lead lap 1 as Tyler Clem spun in turn 3. Tyler had more troubles on lap 2 as he spun it again on the backstretch. On lap 3 Caleb McGillivray got shot out of the sandwich which loosened his 2X. Eddie Gainey and Jeff Mathews got minimal damage while Tyler Clem and David Showers saw their nights end with heavy contact in the McGillivray incident. JO Nobles would steal the lead on the restart before Forrest Gough went reeling to the infield after contact with Eddie Gainey- both would restart at the back. Jeff Mathews was quick and stole the lead on lap 14 from the back row! Mathews would hold on with Nobles, David Showers, Jr., Eddie Gainey, and Forrest Gough the top 5. Mathews, however, was found illegal in tech moving everyone up one spot. Nobles the winner and Christian McGillivray would take home a top 5.
 
The Scorpion Racing Products Modifieds in the First Annual Florida State Modified Championship put on an amazing 40-lapper as “4-Time” Jeff Mathews roared to the lead from pole position. On lap 9 “The Gunslinger” Garret Stewart found his 2S in the wall after he binded it up out of turn 4. Mathews would lead with “The Killer” Kyle Bronson and Ronnie Chance in tow. A long green run lasted until lap 28 when Todd Neiheiser spun in turn 3 as Bronson passed Mathews for the lead! A red flag would occur to allow drivers to get tear-offs. With just 5 to go Larry Mott slowed in turn 2 giving “The Repo Man” Jeff Mathews another shot at “The Killer.” Bronson won it with Mathews a disgusted 2nd. Wayne Hammond, Ronnie Chance, and Dalton Lanich completed the top 5.
 
The 1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks put on a show for the ages with Jonathan Appleby the leader. On lap 7 Brandon Elwood looped the 28E setting up Appleby with Chad Scranton on his tail. Scranton would make a pass for the lead on lap 8. Davey Kinsey pulled off with overheating issues on lap 13 as Donnie Dobbins stopped in turn 1. The run to the end saw Scranton hold Appleby off to end his streak of wins. Mike Tovet, Brian Mullins, and Dean Jarvis would complete the top 5.
 
Tomorrow night is the second half of the Florida State Modified Championship! Alongside the Modifieds who will race for $2000 will be the 1-800 ASK GARY Thunderstocks racing for $1000, the Buddy’s Home Furnishings Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks, Barfield Law Group Mini Stocks, and the Rent-N-Roll Gladiators. For more info please go to www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400!
 
Bubba Raceway Park Results (7/20)
 
Florida State Modified Championship Night One
 
1- 40B Kyle Bronson
2- 33 Jeff Mathews
3- 66H Wayne Hammond
4- 7S Ronnie Chance
5- 2L Dalton Lanich
6- 2D Devin Dixon
7- 00 Buzzie Reutimann
8- 72 Todd Neiheiser
9- 78 Rich Pratt
10- 145 Jason Davis
11- 44 Tim Powers
12- 95 Matt McGillivray
13- 54B Kevin Bryant
14- 7 Kent Corbin
15- 41 Barry Sheffield
16- 58 Mark Whitener
17- 2H Nick Hoffman
18- Z06 Larry Mott
19- 04 Bubba Christian
20- 34 Chuck Gustafson, Jr.
21- 2S Garret Stewart
22- 00D Shaun Daugharty
DNS- 14 Tyler Clem
 
Buddy’s Home Furnishings Limited Late Models
 
1- 18JO JO Nobles
2- 118 David Showers, Jr.
3- 8 Eddie Gainey
4- 21 Forrest Gough
5- 5C Christian McGillivray
6- 66 Ricky Land
7- 33 Carter Stokes
8- 11H Phillip Cobb
9- 7 Billy Holmes
10- X John Bradley
11- 18 David Showers
12- 14 Tyler Clem
13- 2X Caleb McGillivray
DQ- 25 Jeff Mathews
 
1-800-ASK GARY Thunderstocks
 
1- 27 Chad Scranton
2- 69A Jonathan Appleby
3- 98T Mike Tovet
4- 28 Brian Mullins
5- 44 Dean Jarvis
6- 36 Grady Christian
7- 8 Pat Mennenga
8- 13 William Gillam
9- 14 James Sullivan, III
10- 12 Justin Durbin
11- 56 Jim Wright
12- 33 Donnie Dobbins
13- 09 William Edwards
14- 34 Mark Trexler
15- 73 Brandon Tillander
16- 28E Brandon Elwood
17- 71 Rick Kilbury
18- 58 Davey Kinsey
19- 21 Jason Gamble
20- 60 Don Winne
21- 114 John Thorpe
22- 3 Scott Haas
 
Barfield Law Group Mini Stocks
 
1- 20 Zach Amundsen
2- 75 Nick Kerr
3- 9AR Charlie Staats
4- 30 Reid Christensen
5- 1K Kyle Kruse
6- 04 Harold Brokaw
7- 1AR Travis Staats
8- 22 Shirlene Hammond
9- 19 Don Maynard
10- 81 Buddy Pope
 
Florida State Modified Championship Qualifying Session 1
 
40B Kyle Bronson 16.640 (1)
33 Jeff Mathews 16.898 (3)
2H Nick Hoffman 17.015 (3)
66H Wayne Hammond 17.022 (3)
2 Garret Stewart 17.267 (2)
 
78 Rich Pratt 17.321 (2)
00 Buzzie Reutimann 17.345 (2)
72 Todd Neiheiser 17.362 (3)
04 Bubba Christian 17.398 (1)
7S Ronnie Chance 17.414 (1)
 
58 Mark Whitener 17.534 (3)
2D Devin Dixon 17.545 (1)
2L Dalton Lanich 17.547 (2)
44 Tim Powers 17.744 (1)
145 Jason Davis 17.754 (3)
 
7 Kent Corbin 18.038 (1)
95 Matt McGillivray 18.078 (2)
54B Kevin Bryant 18.140 (3)
34 Jim Passino 18.215 (2)
00D Shaun Daugharty 18.305 (2)
 
41 Barry Sheffield 18.799 (1)
Z06 Larry Mott 18.946 (2)
14 Tyler Clem 19.014 (1)

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