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IMG 7022Hobby Stock Feature Winner #15 Hunter Gustafson, Photo by www.photosbytrace.comBy- Jim Rouse, BRP Media
3-16-13

Ocala, FL- The Crate Late Models opened their season up with a non-points race for the NeSmith Weekly Series while the E-Mods, Hobby Stocks, and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators all put points and glory on the line in the second week of racing at Bubba Raceway Park.

Hobby Stock action was the opener and it started with Hunter Gustafson jumping to the lead from outside pole. Devin Walker and Donnie Ashford found themselves chasing the 15-year old driver until a lap 10 caution for James Erickson. Erickson took a wild ride as his car smacked the wall and the contact flipped his #16 right over after heavy contact with the fence. Erickson, who was 3rd at the time, got out under his own power and his only complaint was that he wrecked a beautiful racecar. The final 10 went caution-free but not drama-free as Walker, who's feathers had been ruffled already by Gustafson, made a move that was seen differently by everyone. Regardless, Gustafson held Walker off and took home his first ever feature win and the whole family took the trip to Coors Light Winner's Circle. Hunter was teary-eyed, his father Chuck was speechless, and brother Chase had a grin from ear-to-ear. Walker was a frustrated 2nd and wants to go 1-spot better soon! Ashford finished 3rd to maintain a slim points lead over the teenagers while Sean Monoghan and Pat Buckley completed the top 5.

The E-Mods were much the same as pole-sitter Shane Nichols held the lead through the lap 6 caution for Kyle Arvin's turn 2 spin. Nichols had a fierce battle with Shane Taylor around lap 13 but Taylor could not get around "Sweetfeet" Shane Nichols. "Sweetfeet" took his 2nd consecutive feature and remains the only winner in division history. Shane Taylor took home a 2nd-place finish while Swede Melgaard finished a solid 3rd. Shawn Taylor finished 4th and Roy Crain rounded out the top 5.
 
Our Crate Late Models opened the season up with a few young guns up front- Carter Stokes, the outside pole sitter, actually led the first 3 laps before spinning on his own after Tyler Clem brought out a caution moments earlier. Shan Smith inherited the lead but lost it as Jeff Mathews took the inside line straight to the front. After a restart for a Billy Holmes spin it was Mathews who made the mistake and let Bryan Bernhardt have the inside line and Bernhardt made the most of it as he led lap 6. Mathews took it back on lap 7 but slipped up and gave it right back to Bernhardt on lap 8. On lap 10 Mathews spun and Kenny Monohan made contact with him in turn 4. Mathews made himself work and used the rebound trail to finish 2nd in the feature because no one could catch Bryan Bernhardt. Bernhardt's win meant that we had yet another first-time winner and a first-time points leader! Mathews fought back to 2nd with Kenny Monohan a strong 3rd, Tyler Clem an impressive 4th, and Carter Stokes a hard-fought 5th.

The Rent-N-Roll Gladiators closed the night with "The Rookie" Hayden McCormick leading. Robert Oneail and Jerry Taylor gave chase and took advantage of McCormick's misfortune when his right rear wheel broke off with 7-to-go. Oneail inherited the lead but lost it to Taylor on the restart before his car gave out itself! Taylor took home a huge win and Josh Fincher finished a strong 2nd. Tom Sheehan finished a career-best 3rd with Bill Southard and Oneail the top 5.

Next week we get another chance to debut the all-new Bubba Army 360 Sprints. The Scorpion Racing Products UMP DirtCar Open-Wheel Modifieds will open their season up as well and they will be joined by the Hobby Stocks and the 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks. For more information please visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400!

Bubba Raceway Park Results (3/16/13)

Crate Late Models (Non-Points for NeSmith Weekly Series)

1- B69 Bryan Bernhardt
2- 33 Jeff Mathews
3- 311 Kenny Monohan
4- 14 Tyler Clem
5- 33 Carter Stokes
6- 17SS Shan Smith
7-   7 Billy Holmes
8- 45 Bobby Richardson

Hobby Stocks

1- 15 Hunter Gustafson
2- 55JR Devin Walker
3- 12 Donnie Ashford
4- 51 Sean Monoghan
5- 34 Pat Burkley
6- 54S Paul Snyder
7- 19 Brian Shea
8- 44 Charlie Seroki
9- 31A Alex Aultman
10- 16 James Erickson
11- 31 Trisha Taylor
12- 77 Matt Kramer

E-Mods

1- 65 Shane Nichols
2- 82 Shane Taylor
3- 15 Swede Melgaard
4- 41T Shawn Taylor
5- 71 Roy Crain
6- 96 Kyle Arvin
7-   2 Ray Durrence, Jr.
8- 21 Nick Zackery
9- 7H Charlie Howard, Jr.
10- 07 Jimmy Peele
11- 41 Jerol Stepp
SCR- 64 JD Gillette

Rent-N-Roll Gladiators

1- 31 Jerry Taylor
2- 88 Josh Fincher
3- 75 Tom Sheehan
4- 83S Bill Southard
5- 07 Robert Oneail
6-   9 Hayden McCormick

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 been humbling. The entire staff of Bubba Raceway Park thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and generosity. Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 7 33 Jeff Mathews Brandon , Fl 50.00 2 6 11 Austin Kirkpatrick Ocala , Fl 48.00 3 3 12 Jack Nosbisch Riverview , Fl 46.00 4 5 46P Darrell Padgett Jacksonville , Fl 44.00 5 8 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg , Fl 42.00 6 16 1X Shane Williams Deland , Fl 40.00 7 14 14T Tyler Clem - 38.00 8 13 J17 Joe Kump Lake Helen, Fl 36.00 9 17 55 Devin Walker Mayo , Fl 34.00 10 23 17 Shane Blanchette - 32.00 11 12 33S Carter Stokes New Smyrna, Fl 30.00 12 1 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. Ocala , Fl 28.00 13 15 7 Donald "billy" Holmes Groveland , Fl 27.00 14 20 1 Jeff Bagent Silver Springs, Fl 26.00 15 10 6 Kyle Bridges Moultrie , Ga 25.00 16 11 26 Greg "adam" Bedenbaugh Lake City, Fl 24.00 17 9 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview , Fl 23.00 18 2 47 Tyler Ivey Tallahassee , Fl 22.00 19 24 74 Danny Fogal - 21.00 20 19 54 Dalton Myers Riverview , Fl 20.00 21 21 10X David Ponton Lake City, Fl 20.00 22 22 51 Larry Anderson Jacksonville , Fl 20.00 23 18 09 Scott Oniel - 20.00 24 4 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico , Fl 20.00 25 25 41K John Kellum Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 E-Mods - Feature Finish… 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
February 23, 2014

CLAUSON CLOSES "WINTER DIRT GAMES V" WITH OCALA WIN

by BRP Media
Winner Bryan Clauson is joined by Justin Grant and Chase Stockon on the Bubba Raceway Park podium. (Rich Forman Photo)Ocala, Florida…….Defending AMSOIL Sprint Car National Champion Bryan Clauson let it be known that his title defense will be strong… read more

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