Ed Howell Late Model Winner at Auburndale Speedway Auburndale, FLâ€”- Ed Howell held back the charge of Richard Elkins and Robbie Storer to march his Chevy Monte Carlo into victory lane Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. The NASCAR ...
Ed Howell Late Model Winner at Auburndale Speedway
Auburndale, FL—- Ed Howell held back the charge of Richard Elkins and Robbie Storer to march his Chevy Monte Carlo into victory lane Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. The NASCAR Goody's Dash series competitor made quick work of dialing in his Late Model after returning to action on the quarter mile only one week ago.
Howell worked the bottom groove past pole sitter Eddie Rogers and took over the lead on lap 5. Elkins moved into second and was joined by Storer at the mid- point of the race. The trio broke away from fourth and fifth place finishers Jimmy Castleberry and Richard Scruggs, with Storer working the outside groove on numerous occasions but Storer was unable to advance further than third.
Travis Roland withstood a race long charge by Bobby Judah and Wade Leithead to claim the winner's trophy in the Modified Mini Stock 25 lap feature. Leithead chased Roland to the line to finish second and Jay Kaminski worked his way back to third after restarting on the tail of the pack after an early caution. Marlon Lynn and Randy Storer completed the top five finishers. Judah faded deep into the pack during the final circuits to finish 10th.
Jeff Warren led wire to wire to post the win in the Street Stock 25 lap feature. Mitch Hawk Jr. was able to pilot his new racer to the second position followed by David Roberts, Robert Hight and previous week winner Larry Chumney.
Steve Smith dominated action in the Super Mini Cup 15 lap feature.
Tony Farish was uninjured in the nights scariest incident after his Mini Cup truck rolled onto its side and spun into the outside retaining wall in turn two. Farish was battling for third at the time of the wreck and his truck slammed the wall bottom first. Safety crews helped Farish from his battered machine and Tony gave a wave to the crowd to acknowledge he was all right. Following Smith to line was Terry Tullis, Tony Wilson, William Capps and Chase Goodson.
Pure stock action was also highlighted with a rollover in the feature. Matthew Craig turned his number 56 upside down in an incident in turn three. Craig was also uninjured in the mishap, however his mount will require extensive work to return to action.
Billy Standridge went on to post his first win of the season in the 15 lap event. Giving chase at the finish were Gary Green, Scott Taylor, David McCaulley and Wayne Weaver. The 15 lap V8 Pure Stock feature went to Randy King by nearly a full straightaway over Dave Davis. Rick Partain, Donnie Harp and Carl Thompson rounded out the top five.
Upcoming action on the quarter mile oval includes the Figure 8 cars making their first appearance for 1998 on Saturday March 21st. The Figure 8 cars will join all five regular divisions for that evening's lineup.
The 3/4 scale Allison Legacy Cars, a Motorcycle Demolition Derby and all five regular divisions will headline racing action on Saturday March 28th.