Auburndale Speedway Race Results 1999-11-06

Dunkin Cruises to Third Feature Win By Larry Vergo Auburndale, FL- Dave Dunkin benefited from three cars scheduled to start in front of him electing to start the 25 lap feature race at the rear and moved from a scheduled...

Dunkin Cruises to Third Feature Win By Larry Vergo

Auburndale, FL- Dave Dunkin benefited from three cars scheduled to start in front of him electing to start the 25 lap feature race at the rear and moved from a scheduled outside fourth row starting spot to the outside of the front row. He took the lead on the first lap and was never challenged the rest of the event. Dunkin usually runs the outside groove to make his way through the field, but he had the whole track to himself on this night. Jimmy Castleberry converted an inside second row starting spot into a second place finish as the "old men" (with 65 years of racing experience between them) took first and second in the feature, and won their respective heats. Castleberry fell back several car lengths toward the end of the race as his car had the left rear brake rotor glowing cherry red on the straightaways and it got even brighter when he stabbed the brakes going into the turns. At the end, Castleberry was able to hold off points leader Richard Elkins Jr. (up from sixth), Ron Lofquist (who started 13th), and Robbie Storer (up from 11th), who finished third through fifth. Storer had made the pass of Elkins for third, earlier, but a caution put him back to fourth, and Lofquist was able to get by for the fourth spot at the checkered flag. Dunkin and Castleberry won their heats.

The 25 lap Street Stock Feature had another green to checker winner as Paul Gibbs started from the pole and led all the way for his third feature win of the season. Points leader James Wright III kept the pressure on Gibbs the last half of the race, after making his way to the front from a twelfth place start. Wright has just about clinched his first points championship with the second place finish, as he had an 82 point lead going into tonight's racing, and second place Ron Lofquist was involved in an early race accident, putting him out of the feature. Michael King was third at the finish, followed by Donnie Harp in fourth and Richard Todd in fifth. Gibbs and Brian Donahue were the heat winners.

Eugene Davidson drove to the front early in the Modified Mini Stock 25 lap feature and was never challenged to take his third win of the season. Davidson started on the outside of the fifth row and only needed about 6 laps to get to the lead. Jay Kaminski also had to come through the pack after an eleventh place starting position, taking second at the finish. Scott Sharpe was third, followed by points leader Tony Davidson, and Duane Parker. Parker had a tire cut down in an early race incident and had to go to the pits to get a replacement. He restarted on the rear and drove to fifth. Heat Race winners were Eugene Davidson and Sharpe.

In V8 Pure Stock, Johnny Vaughn won his first feature of the season, with Sam Cressman chasing him the entire 15 lap event to take second. Willie Lacey worked his way to third after starting in ninth. Bob Gorsuch was fourth, up from 13th, and Lee Hawkins rounded out the top five. Cressman and Josh Haranda won their heat races.

The 4 Cylinder Pure Stocks 15 lap feature was won by Hugh Williams, his second of the season. Matt Craig made a last lap pass to take second, with points leader Chris Narramore third, Randy King fourth, and Mark Soule fifth. Narramore has essentially locked up the points championship, in this, his rookie season. Williams was a double winner tonight, as he also won the heat race.

The Classic Cars returned to Auburndale with Rodney Eary winning the feature and increasing his lead in the points of this touring series for '30's style race cars. Frank Conrad was second, with Jim Rahman third, Ed Yates fourth, and Danny Shearer fifth. Heat races went to by Conrad and Shearer.

Racing returns Nov. 13, with the final points night of the season for the Limited Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Modified Mini Stock, V8 Pure Stock, and 4 Cylinder Pure Stock. Also on the schedule are the Dwarf Cars and Kid's Club. Race time is 7:00 PM. On Nov 20th, the Annual Demolition Derby is scheduled, along with Street Stocks, Modified Mini Stock, V8 Pure Stock, 4 Cylinder Pure Stocks, Allison Legacy cars and a Powder Puff race. Tickets for the Dec. 12 Banquet are available until Dec 7th at the Speedway office.

Auburndale Speedway

Race Results for 11/6/1999

4 Cylinder Pure Stock FEATURE 1 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 2 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Dodge Charger 3 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL Dodge Charger 4 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL Dodge Charger 5 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 6 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL Dodge Omni 7 0 Matt Bozeman Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 8 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Dodge Charger 9 38 Michael Margotta , FL 10 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbor, FL Ford Mustang 11 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL Dodge Charger 12 06 George Gorham Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger

4 Cylinder Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1

1 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 2 06 George Gorham Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 3 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbor, FL Ford Mustang

Classic Cars FEATURE 1 6 Rodney Eary Orlando, FL 2 11 Frank Conrad , FL 3 5 Jim Rahman Clermont, FL 4 74 Ed Yates Orlando, FL 5 77 Danny Shearer , FL 6 4 Eddie Thorton , FL 7 65 Dan Hammerbeck Clermont, FL 8 9 George Hall III , FL 9 32 George Hall Jr. , FL 10 03 John Prekup , FL 11 7 Bud Spencer Palm Bay, FL 12 54 David Nunes Orlando, FL 13 33 David Marsh , FL 14 27 Mo Davenport Palm Bay, FL

Classic Cars HEAT RACE #1 1 77 Danny Shearer , FL 2 54 David Nunes Orlando, FL 3 6 Rodney Eary Orlando, FL

Classic Cars HEAT RACE #2 1 11 Frank Conrad , FL 2 7 Bud Spencer Palm Bay, FL 3 65 Dan Hammerbeck Clermont, FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman FEATURE 1 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 2 36 Jimmy Castleberry Bartow, FL Chevrolet Camaro 3 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Chevrolet Camaro 4 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Ford Thunderbird 5 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 6 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 8 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL Chevrolet Lumina 9 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 49 Travis Roland Davenport, FL 11 51 Eddie Nesmith Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 4 David Nesmith , FL 13 80 Kevin Boykin Auburndale, FL 14 1 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Lumina 15 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL Chevrolet Camaro

Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #1 1 36 Jimmy Castleberry Bartow, FL Chevrolet Camaro 2 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL Pontiac Gran Prix

Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #2 1 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 2 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Chevrolet Camaro

Modified Mini Stock FEATURE 1 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 2 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Ford Mustang 3 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL Ford Pinto 4 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Dodge Daytona 5 03 Duane Parker , FL Ford Mustang 6 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL Dodge Charger 7 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 8 74 Chuck Frazier Avon Park, FL Dodge Charger 9 66 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL Ford Mustang 10 87 Bobby Judah Winter Haven, FL Ford Mustang 11 02 Dave Farina Sulpher Springs, FL Ford Mustang 12 20 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 13 07 Paul Cockrell Lakeland, FL 14 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL Ford Pinto 15 38 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL Ford Pinto 16 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL Ford Pinto 17 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale, FL Ford Mustang 18 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL Toyota Corolla 19 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL Honda Integra 20 14 David Fair Lakeland, FL 21 01 Donnie Howell Wahneta, FL Ford Pinto 22 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL Mazda 626

Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #1 1 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL Dodge Charger 3 01 Donnie Howell Wahneta, FL Ford Pinto

Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #2 1 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL Ford Pinto 2 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Dodge Charger 3 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Ford Mustang

Street Stock FEATURE 1 2 Paul Gibbs Plant City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 96 Michael King Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 5 27 Richard Todd Polk City, FL 6 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL Buick Regal 7 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL Chevrolet 13 53 Charles Kopach , FL 14 29 Dale Gardner Haines City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 15 10 James Hight Intercession City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 2X Tim Greenwood , FL 17 68 Mike Wilson Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Malibu 19 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Ford Thunderbird 21 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 22 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Street Stock HEAT RACE #1 1 2 Paul Gibbs Plant City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo Street Stock HEAT RACE #2 1 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 96 Michael King Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Ford Thunderbird

V8 Pure Stock FEATURE 1 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 2 97 Sam Cressman Haines City, FL Buick Regal 3 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 5 36 William Hawkins Winter Haven, FL Pontiac Gran Prix 6 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 8 75 Carl Thompson Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 9 45 George Williams Lake Wales, FL 10 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 13 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL Buick Regal 14 57 Travis Haas Lakeland, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 15 61 Dan Rising Bartow, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 16 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Malibu 17 83 Wayne Dunnavent Jr. Eloise, FL 18 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL Buick 19 84 Charles Houchin Auburndale, FL

V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1 1 97 Sam Cressman Haines City, FL Buick Regal 2 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Chevrolet Malibu 3 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo

V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #2 1 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 3 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass

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Drivers Scott Sharp , Scott Taylor , Tim McKenzie , Carl Thompson , Tim Green
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