Auburndale Speedway results 99-05-15

Mitch Hawk Jr. Wins First in Limited Late Model Sportsman. By Larry Vergon Auburndale, FL: Mitch Hawk Jr. won his first feature of the season and = his first ever in Limited Late Model Sportsman in the No. 17. Hawk took = a big step during...

Mitch Hawk Jr. Wins First in Limited Late Model Sportsman.

By Larry Vergon

Auburndale, FL: Mitch Hawk Jr. won his first feature of the season and = his first ever in Limited Late Model Sportsman in the No. 17. Hawk took = a big step during the off season, moving from Street Stock to the = Limited Lates, with some early season success in the form of 2 heat = wins, but scored big Saturday night with a heat win and the 25 lap = feature win. Hawk started on the pole and led all the way, but was = constantly hounded by several different cars as positions changed behind = him. Wendell Guy in the No. 31, Westley Bass in the No. 63 and Ray = Cuzzone in the No.97 were the early challengers, but on lap 13, Guy lost = control down the back stretch, involving Bass and Cuzzone. All three = cars went to the pits with only Bass able to return to the track. Robbie = Storer made his way from the seventh row at the green flag to finish = second in the No. 07, followed by Steve Ware in the No. 02, Brian Storer = in the 15, and Richard Elkins Jr. in the No. 55. Ware started the event = in 8th, B. Storer in 12th, and Elkins in 14th. Hawk and Guy won their = heat races.

In the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature, Mike Rudder started the No. 0 = Charger in 9th and came through the field to take the lead on lap 11 = from the No. 1 of Pops Weatherford, Weatherford had lead from the green. = Rudder stayed on the point the rest of the way for his third win of the = season. Randy Storer started the event 5th and seemed to struggle with = his No. 90 early in the race, but was second at the checkered flag. Mike = Lawhorn had another good finish, bring the No. 44 home in third, = followed by Tony Davidson in the No. 53, and Don Ezell in the No. 19. = Davidson was 14th at the green, and Ezell started 6th; but an early race = incident saw Ezell go to the back on a restart and come through the = field to take the fifth place honors. Rudder and Ezell won their heats.

The Street Stock 25 lap feature went to Michael King in the No. 96. King = had just added a new sponsor and returned their faith in him with a heat = race and feature win. With lineups determined by average points over the = last four races, King benefited from some problems in the last few weeks = with an outside second row starting position, but was clearly the class = of the field, leading by as much as a straightaway at times. Billy = Jones, driving the No. 18, started on the pole and battled with Donnie = Harp, who started outside the front row, throughout the race, finishing = second, with Harp, in the no. 31, coming home third. Johnny Gamble = brought the No. 86 home in fourth, and Steve Ware, doing double duty in = his own No. 95, was fifth. Heats were won King and Jones.

The V8 Pure Stock 15 lap feature had 22 cars start the event, and 7th = starting Greg Bacon took the win in the No. 60. Bob Gorsuch took the = early lead in his No.69 and battled Bacon for several laps before Bacon = was able to get around for the lead on lap 12. Gorsuch finished second, = followed by Johnny Vaughn in the No. 77, up from a 12th starting = position. Robin O'Neal started the No. 24 in 20th and took fourth, while = Brian Eden rounded out the top five in the No. 44. Heat winners were = Dustin Breeden in the No.80 and Gorsuch.

Chris Narramore, in the No. 16 Charger, won his fourth Pure Stock 4 = Cylinder feature of the season in a special 30 lap event. The feature = lineup was determined by finishing positions in the heat races, putting = Mat Craig on the pole in his No. 56, and Narramore on the outside of the = front row. Craig jumped out to the early lead, and was able to open up a = several car length opening between himself and Narramore. On lap 20, = Craig suddenly slowed and pulled into the infield, done for the night. = Narramore led the last 10 laps for the win. In the meantime, Joe Thomas = had worked his No. 25 up to the third position, inheriting second when = Craig broke. Timmy McKenzie turned on the jets in the last few laps, and = when the white flag waved, he was right with Thomas. The two went into = the third turn side by side, Thomas on the inside, McKenzie on the = outside, with McKenzie taking second by inches at the finish line. Greg = Case was fourth in the No. 54 and Mark Soule was fifth in the No. 76.

Super Mini Cups invaded Auburndale again with Chris Fontaine of Lakeland = winning the heat and feature. Doug Smith of Valrico was second, Bruce = Smith of Wildwood third, Terry Tullis of Bartow fourth, and Josh Hermann = of Kissimmee fifth.

This coming Saturday, May 22th, Auburndale hosts Limited Late Model = Sportsman, Modified Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Pure = Stocks, Pure Stock V-8's. Also on the schedule are the Allison Legacy = Cars and Kids Club.

Auburndale Speedway

Race Results for 5/15/99

4 Cylinder Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 16 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL

2 53 Tim McKinzie Lake Wales, FL

3 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL

4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL

5 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL

6 97 David McCaulley Mulberry, FL

7 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL

8 7 Ronald Hyatt Keysville, FL

9 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL

10 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL

11 73 Jerry Chambers Mulberry, FL

12 26 Jeremy Hodnett Auburndale, FL

13 75 Randy King Auburndale, FL

14 06 George Gorham ,=20

4 Cylinder Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL

2 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL

3 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL

4 Cylinder Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 16 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL

2 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL

3 53 Tim McKinzie Lake Wales, FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL

2 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL

3 02 Steve Ware Polk City, FL

4 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL

5 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL

6 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL

7 0 Keith Simpson , FL

8 38 Terry Thompson Lakeland, FL

9 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL

10 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL

11 36 Keith Lilley , FL

12 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, FL

13 4 Mark Wright Lakeland, FL

14 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL

15 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL

16 18 R.J. Romano Lake Wales, FL

17 88 Jimmy Castleberry Bartow, FL

18 22 Mike Abbott Arcadia, FL

19 61 Tommy King ,=20

Limited Late Model Sportsman

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL

2 02 Steve Ware Polk City, FL

3 38 Terry Thompson Lakeland, FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL

2 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL

3 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL

Modified Mini Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 0 Mike Rudder , FL

2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL

3 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL

4 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL

5 19 Don Ezell Lakeland, FL

6 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL

7 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL

8 24 Kevin Boykin Auburndale, FL

9 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL

10 6 Jeff Lockard Winter Haven, FL

11 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL

12 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale, FL

13 56 Bryant Nichols Winter Haven, FL

14 11 Raymond Smith Auburndale, FL

15 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL

16 51 Wade Leithead Polk City, FL

17 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL

18 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL

19 09 Art McBurney , FL

20 9 Kenny Hankins Lakeland, FL

Modified Mini Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 0 Mike Rudder , FL

2 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL

3 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL

Modified Mini Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 19 Don Ezell Lakeland, FL

2 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL

3 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL

Street Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 96 Michael King Davenport, FL

2 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL

3 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL

4 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL

5 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL

6 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL

7 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL

8 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL

9 07 Travis Roland Davenport, FL

10 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL

11 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL

12 38 Jim Orisich Haines City, FL

13 95x James Wright III Auburndale, FL

14 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL

15 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL

16 71 Mitch Hawk Sr. Winter Haven, FL

17 9 Kenny Wingate ,=20

18 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL

19 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL

Street Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 96 Michael King Davenport, FL

2 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL

3 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL

Street Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL

2 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL

3 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL

V8 Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL

2 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL

3 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL

4 24 Robin O'Neil Ft. Meade, FL

5 44 Brian Eden , FL

6 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL

7 98 Gene Dunn ,=20

8 92 Troy Lacey ,=20

9 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL

10 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL

11 61 Dan Rising Bartow, FL

12 89 Mitchell Large Kissimmee, FL

13 9 Jim Atkins Lake Alfred, FL

14 31 Donnie Wright Auburndale, FL

15 1 Michael Lacey Lutz, FL

16 37 Vic Percifield Auburndale, FL

17 49 Shane Spoor Haines City, FL

18 80 Dustin Breeden Bartow, FL

19 88 Chris Wiffen , FL

20 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL

V8 Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 80 Dustin Breeden Bartow, FL

2 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL

3 98 Gene Dunn ,=20

V8 Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL

2 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL

3 37 Vic Percifield Auburndale, FL

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