Morris Captures Late Model Budweiser 100 Auburndale, FLâ€”- The Southern Auto Racing Association (SARA) Late Model Sportsman visited Auburndale Speedway for the first time to stage the Budweiser 100. Wayne Morris of Mulberry, FL established...
Morris Captures Late Model Budweiser 100
Auburndale, FL—- The Southern Auto Racing Association (SARA) Late Model Sportsman visited Auburndale Speedway for the first time to stage the Budweiser 100. Wayne Morris of Mulberry, FL established the SARA LMS track record at 14.062, just .001 ahead of Kevin Ingram of Auburndale. Both drivers are former Auburndale track champions.
The Budweiser 100 lap feature started 27 cars, with Morris and Ingram on the front row. The two cars ran nose to tail through 82 laps punctuated by several cautions. On lap 82, Ingram slipped sideways in turn 4 and came down track, getting clipped by Joe Bowser who was running third. Ingram'’s Grand Prix turned around and slid hard into the outside wall. He was uninjured, but unable to continue.
Morris cruised to a wire to wire victory, followed by Bowser, Troy Hall, Johnny Kay, and Dwayne Dempsey.
The consolation race saw 14 drivers vying for 5 transfer spots into the feature, with Shane Sawyer, the current points leader, winning the race from the pole.
The Modified Mini Stock 25 lap feature saw Jay Kaminski in Victory Lane, after starting 15th. Bo Davis, starting on the pole, finished second, followed by Don Ezell, Donnie Lockard, and Kenny Uhl. Heats were won by Davis and Travis Roland.
The Street Stock 25 lap feature saw Michael King use the outside groove to pass 18 cars on his way to the victory in a caution filled race. King was followed across the finish line by Jeff McCall, Mitch Hawk Jr., Shawn Harper and Robert Gullet. Heat wins went to Harper and McCall. Willie Lacey posted the 15 lap feature win in Pure Stock V-8 for the second week, coming from 12th starting position. Second through fifth were Bob Gorsuch, Donnie Harp, David Davis, and Jason Todd. Heat wins went to Lacey and Todd.
In the 15 lap feature for Pure Stock 4 Cyl, Tony Elrod Jr. took the checkered flag for the win after starting 10th. He finished ahead of Tim Ward, Randy King, Hugh Williams, and Billy Standridge. Heats were won by Elrod Jr. and Williams.