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October Begins With A Bang At Bubba Raceway Park

. Posted in Racing News

IMG 3143By- Jim Rouse
10-5-13. Ocala, FL- The Bubba Army Limited Sprints, Limited late Models, Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks, and TQ Late Models all put on a fantastic show to start off September. Also, don't forget that we have a 32" TV being raffled off courtesy of BendinRulesEmporium.com and all proceeds will go the family of PJ Wiggins on the night of October 19th which is the PJ Wiggins Memorial.
Limited Late Models started the action off with Tyler Clem opening the gap up from pole. Richard Ferry would give chase, but a little past halfway he found his racecar slowing and would retire with that. Clem would continue to open the gap and eventually beat Shane Koperda by over 17 seconds. Ricky Land would round out the podium with Chuck Jackson and Ferry the top five.
Brian Hansford opened up with the lead in the Hobby Stocks, but Tim Powers was hunting him down and had Mike Stalnaker with him. At the halfway point Heath Walker looped his #55 and left Hansford to fend off Powers and Stalnaker. On the restart Hansford didn't fire and Powers made contact that sent the #2 around. Stalnaker, Joey Forsyth, and Wally Schneider were involved as well and the #57 of Schneider would retire as the right rear wheel fell off. Hansford would retire from the event (and was the caution causer anyway) leaving Powers, Stalnaker, and points leader Devin Walker up front. As lapped traffic came into play, Mike Stalnaker set up his move. As the front two entered turn one, Stalnaker used the lapped traffic of Donnie Reed and Dave Arivett to get around Tim Powers and grab the win. Devin Walker, Ray Ethridge, and Heath Walker completed the top five.
John Hopke opened up the TQ Late Models, but on lap five Don Strosahl, Jr. stole the lead. On lap 12, John Hopke and Terry Wright made contact that sent Hopke reeling. Both would restart at the tail leaving Don Strosahl, Jr., David Rader, and Scott Gray up front. Strosahl would hold on for the win with Rader, Wright, John Hopke, and Jerry Heflin the top five.
The Bubba Army Limited Sprints kicked it off with AJ Maddox pulling away from the field. On lap 16, Danny Martin, Jr. made contact with the lapped car of Otto Scrape and the caution would fly. Maddox, Martin, and Tyler Godwin would bring them back to life. Martin and Godwin would struggle with the damage and left Maddox to ease to victory. "Perennial Bridesmaid" Robbie Smith would finish in his usual spot over Godwin, Martin, and Mark Ruel, Jr.
The 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks finished the night with Jonathan Appleby opening up the gap and never looking back. With five laps remaining the caution was brought out by Buddy Pope and Kevin Hansford, leaving Appleby to stave off William Gillam and Tony Campbell. Gillam and Campbell would make contact and ended Campbell's night and put Gillam at the back. Appleby held on to win, Brandon Elwood cut the championship lead down with a hard fought runner-up finish. Jason gamble unraveled the #33 on the final lap and fell to third. Melvin Fockler and Kevin Handsford rounded out the top five.
Next week the Late Models return as well as the Scorpion Racing Products UMP Modifieds, Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks, and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators. For more info, please visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400.
Bubba Raceway Park Results (10/5/13):
Bubba Army Limited Sprints:

Heat 1)

1- 82 Tyler Godwin
2- 24 Danny Martin, Jr.
3- 3 AJ Maddox
4- 61 Tim Grubaugh, Jr.
5- 6 Brandon Grubaugh
6- 99 Gene Machuga

Heat 2)

1- 83 Mark Ruel, Jr.
2- 88 Sport Allen
3- 6 Robbie Smith
4- 14 Tyler Clem
5- 3 Otto Scrape
6- 9 JR Steele
7- 98 Ryan Partin


1- 3 AJ Maddox
2- 6 Robbie Smith
3- 82 Tyler Godwin
4- 24 Danny Martin, Jr.
5- 83 Mark Ruel, Jr.
6- 3 Otto Scrape
7- 14 Tyler Clem
8- 61 Tim Gurbaugh, Jr.
9- 99 Gene Machuga
10- 98 Ryan Partin
SCR- 6 Brandon Grubaugh
SCR- 88 Sport Allen
SCR- 9 JR Steele
Bubba Raceway Park Limited Late Models:

Heat 1)

1- 75 Devin Walker
2- 66 Ricky Land
3- 17 Richard Ferry
4- 15 Shane Koperda
5- 14 Tyler Clem
6- 0 Chuck Jackson
DSQ- 88 Dale Pope


1- 14 Tyler Clem
2- 15 Shane Koperda
3- 66 Ricky Land
4- 0 Chuck Jackson
5- 17 Richard Ferry
6- 75 Devin Walker
DSQ- 88 Dale Pope
Bubba Army Hobby Stocks:

Heat 1)

1- 44 Tim Powers
2- 2 Brian Hansford
3- 8 Mike Stalnaker
4- 17 Joey Forsyth
5- 21 Ray Ethridge
6- 84 Ronnie Whitley
7- 55 Heath Walker

Heat 2)

1- 57 Wally Schneider
2- 07 Donnie Reed
3- 55 Devin Walker
4- 23 Rebecca Paugh
5- 76 Dave Arivett
6- 02 Jon Layerd
7- 85 Chuck Cessna


1- 8 Mike Stalnaker
2- 44 Tim Powers
3- 55 Devin Walker
4- 21 Ray Ethridge
5- 55 Heath Walker
6- 23 Rebecca Paugh
7- 84 Ronnie Whitley
8- 85 Chuck Cessna
9- 76 Dave Arivett
10- 07 Donnie Reed
11- 17 Joey Forsyth
12- 57 Wally Schneider
13- 2 Brian Hansford
14- 02 Jon Layerd
1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks:

Heat 1)

1- 33 Jason Gamble
2- 28 Brandon Elwood
3- 6 Tony Campbell
4- 8 Justyn Elwood
5- 15 Jonathan Perin
6- 33 Melvin Fockler
7- 83 JT Holly
DSQ- 21 Jonathan Appleby

Heat 2)

1- 3 Buddy Pope
2- 73 Brandon Tillander
3- 13 William Gillam
4- 5 Jimbo Warden
5- 73 Don Bishop
6- 34 Stephen Trexler
7- 75 Dave Arivett
8- 8 Kevin Hansford


1- 28 Brandon Elwood
2- 33 Jason Gamble
3- 33 Melvin Fockler
4- 8 Brian Hansford
5- 3 Buddy Pope
6- 83 JT Holly
7- 13 William Gillam
8- 73 Brandon Tillander
9- 15 Jonathan Perin
10- 5 Jimbo Warden
11- 75 Dave Arivett
12- 6 Tony Campbell
13- 8 Justyn Elwood
14- 34 Stephen Trexler
15- 73 Don Bishop
DSQ- 21 Jonathan Appleby
TQ Late Models:

Heat 1)

1- 6 David Rader
2- 4 Don Strosahl, Jr.
3- 2 Dalton Hopke
4- 1 John Hopke
5- 1 Jerry Heflin
6- 15 Austin Strosahl
7- 2 Harvey Johnson

Heat 2)

1- 84 Scott Gray
2- 45 Perry Shoemaker
3- 18 Josh Gray
4- 7 Kevin McKenzie
5- 11 Dale Nettles
6- 07 Terry Wright
7- 9 Sean Babcock


1- 4 Don Strosahl, Jr.
2- 6 David Rader
3- 07 Terry Wright
4- 1 John Hopke
5- 1 Jerry Heflin
6- 2 Dalton Hopke
7- 45 Perry Shoemaker
8- 7 Kevin McKenzie
9- 11 Dale Nettles
10- 84 Scott Gray
11- 2 Harvey Johnson
12- 18 Josh Gray
13- 15 Austin Strosahl
14- 9 Sean Babcock


January 30, 2015


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 of racing, Blair leads the NeSmith Late Model point standings. (PhotosByTrace.com)OCALA, FL – Max Blair of Centerville, PA had to outrun the competition and a leaking right-rear tire to win the 50-lap main event on Thursday night for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series in the Rock Auto.com Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park. Blair drove the R&J Poultry Rocket to the $2,500 win and the NeSmith Late Model point lead. “During a caution period on lap 20, my dad gave me a signal that my right-rear tire was going down,” Blair said. “I worked the car back and forth, and it felt fine, so I just kept going. I was really sweating it out in the last laps of the race because I could really feel it going away, but it stayed up until right after I took the checkered flag.” Blair started out the evening by taking fast time honors with a lap around Bubba Raceway Park in 15.947 seconds to earn the pole position for the main event. Blair took the lead at the start of the race, but he had plenty of company throughout the race. The first nine laps were led by Blair, and then he decided to go to the outside to negotiate around the cars on the tail of the lead lap. That opened up the inside groove for Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, who got… read more
January 29, 2015


by BRP Media
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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
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December 02, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 11-30-2014

by BRP Media
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