Auburndale Race Results 97-05-03

RACE RESULTS: May 3, 1997 Brown Bags Mini Stock 50; McCaw First Time Late Model Winner by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL - Gary Brown held off a charging Randy Storer and Don Ezell to win the 50 lap Mini Stock Championship Saturday night at Auburndale...

RACE RESULTS: May 3, 1997 Brown Bags Mini Stock 50; McCaw First Time Late Model Winner by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL - Gary Brown held off a charging Randy Storer and Don Ezell to win the 50 lap Mini Stock Championship Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Brown led the most laps after taking over command early from a fading Jay Kaminski and his mini pickup truck. Kaminski would eventually park the truck to finish 21st in the 30 car field. Bobby Judah and Donnie Lockard completed the first five finishers. Early leader Eugene Davidson saw his night cut short when his Dodge Omni met head-on with the spun car of Paul Shell in turn two on lap seven. The radiator in the Davidson car was ruptured and the second and third place cars of Lee Davis and Jay Kaminski moved to the point to battle for the lead. Kaminski and Davis battled side by side around the flat quarter mile oval until Davis’s car turned sideways out of turn two while attempting an outside pass. The Davis car slid into the side of Kaminski damaging the right front of Davis’s Pinto and sending it to the pits for repairs. Davis returned to the event many laps down and finished 23rd. Jeff McCaw posted his first ever Late Model Sportsman win over Howard O’Steen and Billy Jones. McCaw flexed the muscle of his Homes Of Merit Monte Carlo in heat race action by taking the win and came back to dominate the 25 lap feature. McCaw was able to open up a nearly full straight-away advantage over the remainder of the field on several occasions and drove away from the field by five car lengths on the restarts. Point leader, O’Steen worked his way through the field to finish second with Billy Jones finally shaking the difficulties his has been plagued with to finish third a half dozen car lengths behind O’Steen. Rounding out the top five at the finish were Harold Cannon and Ollie Harbin. Ron Lofquist, driving the only Ford in the field, won the 25 lap Street Stock feature over Marvin Gibbs, Westley Bass, Robert Hight and Steve Ware. Daniel Clough picked up the V8 Pure Stock win over James Wright, Kim Scheffler-Hays, Bob Gorsuch and Donnie Harp. Terry Jones showed the guys that the ladies were a force to watch as she guided her number 3 to victory lane in 4 Cylinder Pure Stock racing. The top three in points finished second through fourth; Daryl Habbershaw, Chip Burton and Greg Case. Burton is the point leader followed by Habbershaw and Case. Billy Standridge completed the top five finishing order. This coming weekend, Saturday May 10, 1997, the schedule of events highlight the Pro Figure 8 cars in action across the infield crossover along with racing for all five regular divisions. May 17th will see Stunt Motorcyclist Extraordinaire, Sky Lungston, perform his motorcycle stunts including a motorcycle jump.

Auburndale Speedway RACE RESULTS FOR 5/3/97 MINI STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 52 Gary Brown Lakeland 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 3 19 Don Ezell 4 87 Bobby Judah 5 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven 6 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven 7 23 Chris Spring Auburndale 8 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland 9 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven 10 69 James Wood Winter Haven 11 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 12 03 Johel Chaves Bartow 13 47 Roland Cook Bartow 14 28 Joe Spears Bartow 15 01 Donald Howell Wahneta 16 1 Kevin Boykin 17 14 Steve Parker 18 06 Daniel Walker 19 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven 20 82 Paul Shell 21 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 22 57X Johm Markovich 23 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 24 3 Steve Jones Zephyrhills 25 61 Curtis Harrison 26 2 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven 27 45 David Thompson 28 16X Jeff Dillinger 29 70 Bill Konopa Lakeland

RACE RESULTS FOR 5/3/97 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 34 Jeff McCaw 2 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 3 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven 4 3 Harold Cannon 5 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow 6 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland 7 75 Robbie Storer 8 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 9 51 Thomas Poff 10 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 11 22 Kevin Ingram 12 8 Shawn Gourley 13 7 Ray Griffin 14 99 Willie Kennedy 15 1 Tony Poff Haines City 16 6 Richard Todd Auburndale

RACE RESULTS FOR 5/3/97 STREET STOCKS FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale 2 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City 3 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 4 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 5 95 Steve Ware Polk City 6 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale 7 12 David Williamson Mulberry 8 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City 9 52 Alton Mercer Lakeland 9 52 Ed Hill 10 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale 11 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven 12 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 13 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport 14 39 Charles C. Deaton Jr. Lakeland 15 89 Micheal King Davenport 16 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry 17 01 Jesse Hall Polk City 18 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland 19 69 Jeff Warren Bartow 20 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale 21 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven 22 14 Tim Roark Plant City 23 11 Mark Bell Polk City RACE RESULTS FOR 5/3/97 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale 3 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale 4 69 Bob Gorsuch 5 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 6 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven 7 19 John Vaughn Lakeland 8 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 9 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 10 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 11 92 Troy Lacey Lutz 12 57 Travis Haas RACE RESULTS FOR 5/3/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills 2 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 3 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven 4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 5 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 6 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen 7 71 James Simmons 8 64 Richard McArthur Kissimmee 9 01 Tony Craig Plant City 10 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven 11 06 Reggie Ware 12 4X James Hair 13 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour 14 08 Billy Pike Auburndale 15 4 Brandon Pitts Lakeland 16 57 Perry Daughtry Lake Wales 17 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale 18 07 Bill Bennett 19 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland 20 53 Brian Bowman Auburndale 21 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 22 29 Buddy Combee Thonotosassa 23 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake 24 47 Bill Smith Winter Haven 25 98 Devon McCaulley Mulberry 26 56 Matthew Craig Plant City 27 52 Teresa Craig Plant City 28 63 Jim West Kissimmee 29 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven 30 41 Butchie Martin Winter Haven

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Series Stock car
Drivers Steve Park , Rick Bell , Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , Steve J , Bill Smith , James Wood , David Williams , Gary Brown
Teams Williams