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PJ Wiggins Memorial A Success At Bubba Raceway Park

. Posted in Racing News

IMG 3529The Scorpion Racing Products UMP DirtCar Modifieds, Bubba Army Late Models, Limited Late Models, Hobby Stocks, and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators all fought for cash and glory as they honored a great racer in Florida in PJ Wiggins.
Limited Late Models were up first and would start with Shane Koperda up front. Tyler Clem would make quick work and had the lead by lap two. A lap eight caution for a Ricky Land spin set up Clem, Forrest Gough, and Koperda up front and Gough made quick work of the eleven year old. Lapped traffic would begin to play it's hand, but Gough managed it and held the gap over Richard Ferry and Clem as the 25-lapper progressed. Gough would hold on to grab his first win at Bubba Raceway Park over Ferry, Clem, Koperda, and Ricky Land.
The Hobby Stocks saw Scotty Kay, Jr. lead the opening stint which included a wreck between Devin Walker, Chuck Cessna, and Heath Walker that saw the latter two retire. Eric Moon would rocket past Kay on lap ten and pull away, even through a couple of cautions for solo spins. As Moon entered turns three and four, the lapped car of John Florkowski would be present and Moon slipped and spun into the infield. Scotty Kay, Jr. was nearly two seconds back, but would pass the idle car of Moon and claim his first career win at Bubba Raceway Park and he buried the nickname of "Perennial Bridesmaid."
Bryan Bernhardt opened up a lead in the Bubba Army Late Models but the gap would disappear when Mark Whitener made contact with Kyle Bronson as they raced for third. Whitener would go to the tail; Bronson would restart behind Bernhardt and John Kellum. Kellum would take it to the high side and grab the lead, but spun in front of the pack and would go to the tail and take Bryan Bernhardt with him; Bronson would be the leader over Brandon DeWitt and Roger Crouse. DeWitt used the restart to grab the lead from Bronson before the caution came out for Travis Carter on the backstretch. DeWitt would never look back and grabbed his first career win at Bubba Raceway Park! Mark Whitener would finish runner-up over Kyle Bronson, Roger Crouse, and Keith Nosbisch. DeWitt, however, would be disqualified due to an illegal spoiler and handed the win to Whitener for his third win of 2013. Bronson, Crouse, Nosbisch, and Rich Pratt completed the top five.
The PJ Wiggins Memorial opened up their 40-lapper with Austin Sanders opening the gap over Buzzie Reutimann. Kyle Bronson would bring the yellow out on lap twelve and would be stuck in traffic with 28 to go. Paul Snyder would snatch the lead from Sanders' hands on the restart but inaugural PJ Wiggins Memorial champion Rich Pratt was barreling down on him. Yellow would fly with 16 to go and Snyder had Pratt and Kyle Bronson to hold off. Paul Snyder would stave off the fight from the first two winners and etch his name in the record books as a winner of the PJ Wiggins Memorial. Rich Pratt and Kyle Bronson completed the podium while Roger Crouse and Garret Stewart completed the top five.
The Rent-N-Roll Gladiators finished up the night and Stephen Frankland picked up an easy win over Brandon Haseleu and Charlie King, Jr.
Next week is the annual Spooktacular with Night of a Thousands for the Limited Sprints, Hobby Stocks, 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks, TQ Late Models, and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators. There will be a Trick-or-Treat for the kids as well as a haunted house. For more info, please visit www.bubbaracewaypark.com or call us at 352-622-9400!

Scorpion Racing Products UMP DirtCar Open-Wheel Modifieds:


1- 2 Devin Dixon 19.180
2- 58 Mark Whitener 19.540
3- 64 Austin Sanders 19.810
4- 78 Rich Pratt 20.010
5- 40 Kyle Bronson 20.040
6- 9 Roger Crouse 20.050
7- 54 Paul Snyder 20.310
8- 00 Buzzie Reutimann 20.920
9- 11 Shawn Pitts 21.240
10- 1 Scott Kurtzner 21.330
11- 67 Garret Stewart 21.480
12- 75 Charlie O’Neill 21.560
13- 15 Hunter Gustafson 21.940
14- 8 Rick Scott 22.480

Heat 1)

1- 40 Kyle Bronson
2- 78 Rich Pratt
3- 58 Mark Whitener
4- 00 Buzzie Reutimann
5- 64 Austin Sanders
6- 15 Hunter Gustafson
7- 1 Scott Kurtzner

Heat 2)

1- 2 Devin Dixon
2- 54 Paul Snyder
3- 67 Garret Stewart
4- 11 Shawn Pitts
5- 9 Roger Crouse
6- 75 Charlie O’Neill
SCR- 8 Rick Scott


1- 54 Paul Snyder
2- 78 Rich Pratt
3- 40 Kyle Bronson
4- 9 Roger Crouse
5- 67 Garret Stewart
6- 2 Devin Dixon
7- 15 Hunter Gustafson
8- 64 Austin Sanders
9- 8 Rick Scott
10- 75 Charlie O’Neill
11- 58 Mark Whitener
12- 1 Scott Kurtzner
13- 00 Buzzie Reutimann
14- 11 Shawn Pitts
Bubba Army Late Models:

Heat 1)

1- 2 Brandon DeWitt
2- 31 Kenny Monohan
3- 40 Kyle Bronson
4- 69 Bryan Bernhardt
5- 99 Travis Carter
6- 58 Mark Whitener
SCR- 02 Keith Nosbisch

Heat 2)

1- 17 Blaise Hetznecker
2- 41 John Kellum
3- 15 Roger Crouse
4- 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
5- 0 Rich Pratt
6- 14 Tyler Clem


1- 58 Mark Whitener
2- 40 Kyle Bronson
3- 15 Roger Crouse
4- 02 Keith Nosbisch
5- 0 Rich Pratt
6- 11 Austin Kirkpatrick
7- 69 Bryan Bernhardt
8- 41 John Kellum
9- 14 Tyler Clem
10- 99 Travis Carter
11- 31 Kenny Monohan
DSQ- 2 Brandon DeWitt (Technical Infraction)
DSQ- 17 Blaise Hetznecker (Conduct)
Bubba Raceway Park Limited Late Models:

Heat 1)

1- 14 Tyler Clem
2- 0 Wayne O’Neal
3- 17 Richard Ferry
4- 15 Shane Koperda
5- 66 Ricky Land
6- 99 Forrest Gough
7- 0 Chuck Jackson


1- 99 Forrest Gough
2- 17 Richard Ferry
3- 14 Tyler Clem
4- 15 Shane Koperda
5- 66 Ricky Land
6- 0 Wayne O’Neal
7- 0 Chuck Jackson
Bubba Army Hobby Stocks:

Heat 1)

1- 64 Trent Wilson
2- 55 Devin Walker
3- 55 Heath Walker
4- 85 Chuck Cessna
5- 23 Rebecca Paugh
6- 84 Ronnie Whitley

Heat 2)

1- 99 Rodney Wright
2- 21 Scotty Kay, Jr.
3- 17 Joey Forsyth
4- 15 Chase Gustafson
5- 21 Ray Ethridge
6- 77 Mark Maresca

Heat 3)

1- 24 Eric Moon
2- 66 Donnie Ashford
3- 14 William Edwards
4- 54 John Florkowski
5- 57 Wally Schneider
6- 75 Tom Sheehan


1- 21 Scotty Kay, Jr.
2- 14 William Edwards
3- 64 Trent Wilson
4- 17 Joey Forsyth
5- 77 Mark Maresca
6- 21 Ray Ethridge
7- 24 Eric Moon
8- 55 Devin Walker
9- 99 Rodney Wright
10- 84 Ronnie Whitley
11- 54 John Florkowski
12- 66 Donnie Ashford
13- 57 Wally Schneider
14- 15 Chase Gustafson
15- 75 Tom Sheehan
16- 55 Heath Walker
17- 85 Chuck Cessna
18- 23 Rebecca Paugh
Rent-N-Roll Gladiators:


1- 7 Stephen Frankland
2- 7 Brandon Haseleu
3- 37 Charlie King, Jr.


July 01, 2014

Results 6-28-14

by BRP Media
The first half of the 2014 racing season came to a close this past Saturday Night. The night ended in a bang with a lot of great racing action, to be followed by a beautiful Pre-4th of July Fireworks Show. The Hobby Stocks were first out for their 20 lap feature event. Rick Elwood (92) would find himself leading the first half of this race in comfort, until Eric Moon (18) made his way through the field into the second position. Once Moon maneuvered his way through the field and caught Elwood these two would battle it out for the top position for last 5 laps. At the checkered Elwood would win followed by Moon, third would go to Cory Howard (22), forth to Brandon Elwood (28E) and rounding out the fifth position would be Joe Forsyth (17F). Next up would be the Scorpion Performance Engine Modifieds to take to the track. The original line up would have Austin Sanders (64) and Paul Snyder (54) starting on the front row, followed by Buzzie Reutimann (00) and Roger Crouse (9) starting in the second row. Race control would then offer up a challenge to all 4 drivers. The challenge would be to go to the back of the 10 car field, If one of these 4 drivers would win the feature they would receive a $300 dollar bonus. Sanders, Snyder and Reutimann would accept the challenge leaving Crouse and Shane Nichols (65) for a front row start. Crouse would take advantage of the front row start and jump out to an early lead putting distance on Sanders and Snyder, but unfortunate luck for Reutimann… read more
June 24, 2014

Gough Battled Competitors and Track for Hard Fought Victory

by BRP Media
Gough Battled Competitors and Track for Hard Fought Victory Ocala, FL, After 3 weeks of rain outs and torrential downpours almost every day, the track crew at Bubba Raceway Park worked hard to prepare the track for action this past Saturday night.… read more
June 22, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 06-21-2014

by BRP Media
Limited Late Model - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 2 21G Forrest Gough Tampa , Fl 50.00 2 3 57 Eddie Gainey Fort White, Fl 48.00 3 4 17 Nevin Gainey Ft. White, Fl 46.00 4 1 55 Tim Dowling Paisley , Fl 44.00 5 5 102 Jason… read more
June 13, 2014

Open Practice for Tonight June 13 has been Cancelled

by BRP Media
Mother nature has not been nice this week to Bubba Raceway Park. Management and Staff have decided to cancel Open Practice for tonight June 13. We will be working all night and into tomorrow on the race track to prepare for tomorrows 2nd Annual… read more
May 27, 2014

Snyder Slays the Field at Bubba Raceway Park

by BRP Media
Ocala, FL – Bubba Raceway Park celebrated Memorial Day weekend with a five divisions of great racing at the 3/8th’s mile speedway. In the Hobby Stock division, 16 drivers provided intense action in the 20 lap feature event. From the start, Brian… read more
May 14, 2014

Important Schedule Update for 05/17/2014 Racing at BRP

by BRP Media
In an effort to work more closely with other track in the area, and to provide a higher car count and a more competitive racing experience for the drivers and fans, Bubba Raceway Park has decided to remove this week’s E-Mod Division from our… read more
May 10, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park Results for 05-10-2014

by BRP Media
Bubba Army Sprints - Feature Finish Start Car Driver Hometown Race Points 1 4 24 Danny Martin, Jr. Sarasota , Fl 0.00 2 6 82 Matt Kurtz Jacksonville Beach, Fl 0.00 3 7 83 Mark Ruel, Jr. Jacksonville , Fl 0.00 4 13 15 Johnny Gilbertson - 0.00 5 11 52… read more
May 04, 2014

Bubba Raceway Park appoints Scott Mc Allister as new General Manager

by BRP Media
Bubba Raceway Park is happy to introduce Scott McAllister as the the new General Manager at BRP!!! Scott comes from Racecar Engineering with many years of racing experience. "This is a position that I thought I could only dream about having an… read more
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,… 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

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