June 2, 2002 – Ocala, FL – Veteran NASCAR driver, Donnie Allison was in attendance Saturday night at Ocala Speedway where the Allison Legacy Race Series held a National event. Fans were treated to an autograph session and had the opportunity to interact with Mr. Allison, who is one of the original three members of the “Alabama Gang.”

Chad McCumbee led most of the 100 lap Legacy race until he was involved in an incident on Lap 85. Mark Howard took the lead on Lap 86 and held on to take the checkered flag followed by McCumbee in 2nd and Douglas Benjamin, Jr. in 3rd.

Troy Robinson was the fastest qualifier in the Diamond “H” Air and Heat Modified division and went on to take the feature win with current division points leader, David Baxley, finishing in the 2nd position and Rick Hall finishing 3rd.

Once again, Pete Close, Jr. was the man to beat in the Steven A. Bagen Sportsman division. Michael Mennenga ran a good race, coming from the back of the pack to challenge Close, Jr., but had to settle for the runner-up spot. Bob Masciarelli finished in 3rd place.

John Betts took the lead from the start of the Thrifty Nickel Hobby Stock division feature and never looked back. Moose Alderman was at the back of the pack and had no where to go but forward! When the checkered flag flew, Betts got the win with David Chastain in 2nd place and Alderman in 3rd.

Bobby Carter continued his streak of Top 5 finishes by finishing in 2nd place, right behind Bobby Valeo who maneuvered his way to the front of the field to finish 1st after starting 11th in the WTRS Pure Stock division. Michael Fiddia rounded out the Top 3.

The Coca Cola 4 Cylinder Bomber feature race was almost a photo finish. A. J. Schreier led the race for 13 laps before Rocky Bowden passed him to take over that spot. Steve Gallagher started the race in the 11th position but steadily worked his way to the front. On the final lap, Bowden was in the lead coming out of Turn 4 when Gallagher passed him on the outside and managed to get his bumper across the Start/Finish line ahead of Bowden. Ric Fort finished in 3rd.

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Diamond “H” Air & Heat Modifieds

Troy Robinson 0
David Baxley 64
Rick Hall 15
Chris Fadling 33
Jamie Tinkham 98

Steven A. Bagen Sportsmans

Pete Close Jr. 86
Michael Mennenga 16
Bob Masciarelli 72
Tom Posavec 01
Kenny Abney 6x
William Edwards 08
John Smith 31
Jim Higginbotham 76
Gary Crouthamel 28
Robert Gulvin Jr. 33

Thrifty Nickle Hobby Stocks

John Betts 08
David Chastain 17
Moose Alderman 7
Frank Buchanan 07
Chauna Johnston 43
Tommy Roberts
Harold Edwards 65
Mark Mitchell 71

WTRS Pure Stocks

Bobby Valeo 8b
Bobby Carter 99
Michael Fiddia 41
David Danielson 70
Michael Rosa 76
Darren Dukes 4
James Cook 58
Sid Mosbrucker 62
Rick Bass 21
Rick Hart 13
Chuck Stewert 8
Kyle Maynard 72
J.T. Schimborski 0

Coca Cola 4 Cylinder Bombers

Steve Gallagher 39
Rocky Bowden 1
Ric Fort 43
A.J.Schreier 98
Dan Sanderson 7
Harry Dreier 61
Richard Kuhn 47
Kyle Helt M
Shane Goodyear 5
Bill Brezner 19
Kurtis Mitchell 00
John Hagans 23