Auburndale Southern Pro Truck Race Report

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY July 31, 1999 Sloan Scores in Southern Pro Truck Event, Ware Captures First Late Model Feature Win By Gene Crane Auburndale, FL - Jeff Sloan held back the challenges of Butch Yoakum, as the Southern Pro Truck Series made...

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY July 31, 1999 Sloan Scores in Southern Pro Truck Event, Ware Captures First Late Model Feature Win

By Gene Crane

Auburndale, FL - Jeff Sloan held back the challenges of Butch Yoakum, as the Southern Pro Truck Series made their only visit of the 1999 season to the Auburndale Speedway. Bruce Gaskins was third ahead of Scott Bramlett, who made two charges from the tail of the pack to finish fourth. Rookie Jason Williamson completed the top five in the 50 lap contest.

Steve Ware, who had only had a third for his best run of the year, won the 25 lap Limited Late Model feature over Wendell Guy who also posted his best run of the year. Mitch Hawk Jr. and Bryan Storer both recovered from a pair of spins to finish third and fourth. Ollie Harbin brought his number 65 home fifth, the only member of the top three point leaders to finish the event. Point leader Robbie Storer dropped out after a collision which heavily damaged the right rear of his Chevy. Defending champion and second in points, Richard Elkins Jr. brought out the final caution on lap 24 with a severe oil leak which necessitated a red flag for extensive cleanup.

The 25 lap Street Stock feature saw several exciting 3 wide battles all the way around the quarter mile during the early laps. When the checkers finally flew it was Michael King claiming the win over Ron Lofquist's Ford and Billy Jones. Jeff McCaw finished fourth and Larry Chumney rounded out the top five.

Shawn Williams went wire to wire in his dominance of the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature. Jay Kaminski held on for second ahead of point leader Wayne Weaver and father and son team of Tony and Eugene Davidson who completed the top five.

Pure Stock action saw Rick Bacon outrun Jason Todd for the win in the 20 lap V8 Pure Stock feature. Point leader Greg Bacon made his way to third followed by Bob Gorsuch and Gene Dunn. Reggie Ware made his return to the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock painfully obvious to his fellow competitors as he went to victory in the 15 lap feature. Randy King was second ahead of Chuck McCoy, Matthew Craig and point leader Chris Narramore.

The Racing for Kids Club members were in action with CMA Award winning disc-jockeys Scott Wynn and Tom O'Brien of WPCV 97 Country on the PA calling the action. The Kids Club which offers the opportunity for youngsters ages 10 to 15 to compete against each other in 4 Cylinder Pure Stock type cars were sponsored by 97 Country.

Racing continues next Saturday August 7th with the Classic Car Racing Association and Dwarf Car Racing Association joining the regular lineup of Limited Late Models, Street Stocks, Modified Mini Stocks, V8 Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinder Pure Stocks. The Mini Stocks will compete in Twin 25 lap features. There will be no racing for Saturday August 14th with racing instead at nearby USA International Speedway. Racing picks back up on August 21st when the Limited Late Models take center stage in the Scotty's 50. All other regular divisions will also be in action. Grandstand gates open at 5 PM and racing gets underway at 7 PM.

Auburndale Speedway Race Results for 7/31/99 4 Cylinder Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 05 Reggie Ware Auburndale, FL =20 2 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL Dodge Charger 3 96 Chuck McCoy Kathleen, FL Dodge Daytona 4 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Dodge Charger 5 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL =20 6 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL Dodge Omni 7 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Dodge Charger 8 06 George Gorham Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 9 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL Ford Mustang 10 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 11 97 David McCaulley Mulberry, FL Dodge Daytona 12 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 13 38 Jerry Wingfield Lakeland, FL Toyota Corolla Wagon 14 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL Dodge Charger 4 Cylinder Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 96 Chuck McCoy Kathleen, FL Dodge Daytona 2 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL =20 3 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Dodge Charger 4 Cylinder Pure Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 05 Reggie Ware Auburndale, FL =20 2 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL Dodge Charger 3 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Dodge Charger Limited Late Model Sportsman FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 02 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 2 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL Chevrolet Lumina 6 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, FL Chevrolet Lumina 7 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Chevrolet Camaro 8 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 11 61 Tommy King Bartow, FL Ford Thunderbird 12 38 Terry Thompson Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Camaro 14 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL Pontiac Gran Prix Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL Chevrolet Lumina 2 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Chevrolet Camaro 3 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Camaro 3 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo Modified Mini Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL Mercury Capri 2 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Ford Mustang 3 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 4 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Dodge Daytona 5 5 Eugene Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 6 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL Mazda 626 7 03 Duane Parker , FL Ford Mustang 8 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL Ford Pinto 9 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL Honda Integra 10 1 Pops Auburndale, FL Ford Pinto 11 56 Bryant Nichols Winter Haven, FL Ford Pinto 12 1X Shaun Zephryhills, FL =20 13 87 Bobby Judah Winter Haven, FL Ford Mustang 14 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL Ford Pinto 15 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL Toyota Corolla 16 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL Dodge Charger 17 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL Ford Mustang 18 81 Randy Temple , FL =20 19 38 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL Ford Pinto Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Dodge Daytona 2 5 Eugene Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 3 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL Ford Mustang 2 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL Mazda 626 3 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL Mercury Capri Southern Pro Truck FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 47 Butch Yoakum New Port Richey, Ford=20 2 37 Bruce Gaskins Inverness, FL Ford=20 3 12 Scott Bramlett St Cloud, FL Chevrolet=20 4 70 Jason Williamson Lakeland, FL Chevrolet=20 5 46 Tommy Caveney Mulberry, FL =20 6 20 Mark Manfredi , =20 7 28 Steve Smith Lakeland, FL Chevrolet=20 8 23 John Shields , FL Dodge=20 9 87 Terry Woodard , FL =20 10 10 George Brooksville, FL Chevrolet=20 11 74 Hubert Simmons Hudson, FL Chevrolet=20 Street Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 96 Michael King Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Ford Thunderbird 3 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL Buick Regal 6 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 0 Jeff Warren Bartow, FL =20 9 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 2 Paul Gibbs Plant City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 90 Thomas Barnhill Lake Wales, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Malibu 15 26 Scott Gullett Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Chevelle 16 36 David Williams Bartow, FL Chevrolet Chevelle 17 86 Mike Wilson Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 01 Doug Clements Bartow, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 10 James Hight Intercession City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 21 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo Street Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 86 Mike Wilson Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 96 Michael King Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL Buick Regal Street Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Ford Thunderbird V8 Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Malibu 2 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 3 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 5 98 Gene Dunn Haines City, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 6 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL Buick=20 10 61 Roy Wilshire Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 14 Ron Bews , FL =20 12 84 Charles Houchin , =20 13 36 Chris Swift , FL =20 14 32 David Thompson Haines City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 15 44 Brian Eden , FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 9 Jim Atkins Lake Alfred, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 18 49 Shane Spoor Haines City, FL Ford Torino 19 09 Joe Van Winkle Lakeland, FL =20 20 1 Michael Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Laguna V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 1 Michael Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Laguna V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 2 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 3 44 Brian Eden , FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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