Auburndale results 97-03-15

3-15-97 STORER CLAIMS LATE MODEL WIN AT AUBURNDALE by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL Bryan Storer was the eventual winner in Late Model Sportsman action Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Early race leader Ray Cuzzone and Howard O’Steen...

3-15-97 STORER CLAIMS LATE MODEL WIN AT AUBURNDALE by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL Bryan Storer was the eventual winner in Late Model Sportsman action Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Early race leader Ray Cuzzone and Howard O’Steen tangled in turn two on the final circuit to bring out the caution flag and re-stack the field for the one lap sprint to the finish. Track rules state that the cars involved in the caution must restart in the rear of the field and both Cuzzone and O’Steen were sent to the back for the restart. Bill Chapman, who was third at the time of the incident became the race leader and paced the field for the final lap. Storer survived the 25 lap grind to actually cross the stripe second at the checkers, however post race inspection revealed that the Chapman car was using a clutch assembly not allowed by speedway rules. Storer’s win is his first for 1997. The remainder of the top five were Richard Todd, Harold Cannon, Eddie Rogers and Howard O’Steen. Bud Bronson had the field covered in Street Stock racing until his number 79 shut down while going down the backstretch. Ron Abney Jr., who was a distant second at the time took over the point and went to victory lane for his first visit of 1997. Michael King, Larry Chumney, Jeff Rodgers and Ron Lofquist rounded out the top five finishers. Lofquist and his Ford mount kept the crowd’s attention for much of the closing laps as he battled with David Williamson for the fifth spot. The "Grocery Getter" Pinto Station Wagon of Don Ezell wore the field out in Modified Mini Stock racing. Ezell had to fend of Lee Davis at the finish to also claim his first win for ’97. Randy Storer, Keith Roggen and Mike Henderson gave chase to finish third through fifth. Tommy Dobson led the V8 Pure Stock charge for the 15 lap feature. After last Saturday night’s tech inspection crackdown, which saw 4 of the top 7 finishers disqualified, the field tightened up a bit and some good racing was the result. Trailing Dobson at the line were James Wright, Daniel Clough, Kim Scheffler-Hays and Daniel Sasnett. Pure Stock 4 Cylinder action saw Reggie Ware dominate the A Feature to post the win nearly a full straight-away ahead of Hubert Baker. Chip Burton, John Bews and Greg Case completed the top five. James Simmons took a close win in Feature B by nudging out Hugh Williams at the line. Simmons actually had to wedge his car between Williams and a lapped car at the line to claim the win. This coming Saturday night March the 22nd the Pro Figure 8 cars will be in action along with the Florida Legend Series. All of the regular divisions will also be in action. March 29th will feature all regular divisions along with the Kids Club races and a big Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/15/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE A Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 06 Reggie Ware 2 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale 3 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven 4 23 John Bews Lake Wales 5 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 6 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 7 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 8 98 Devon McCaulley Mulberry 9 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven 10 27 Bob Hammers Lakeland 11 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills 12 56 Matthew Craig Plant City 13 70 Dusty Robinson Lakeland 14 46 Gary Green Kissimmee 15 47 Bill Smith Winter Haven 16 40 Carol Morgan Haines City 17 95 Jeremy Hodnett Winter Haven 18 5 Quentin Ray Murphy Zephyrhills 19 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale 20 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven FEATURE B Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 71 James Simmons 2 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland 3 67 Dave Fair Lakeland 4 6 James Lawrence Auburndale 5 66 Shawn White Lake Wales 6 63 Jim West Kissimmee 7 01 Tony Craig Plant City 8 62 David W. Shaw Eagle Lake 9 03 Joe Goode Lake Wales 10 64 Richard McAuthur Kissimmee 11 7 Rick Partain Lake Wales 12 44 Gary Pruitt Winter Haven 13 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 14 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven HEAT RACE #1 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 23 John Bews Lake Wales 2 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 3 47 Bill Smith Winter Haven HEAT RACE #2 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 06 Reggie Ware 2 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale 3 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills

8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale 3 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 4 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale 5 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 6 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 7 60 Greg Bacon 8 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 9 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven 10 19 John Vaughn Lakeland 11 69 Bob Gorsuch 12 3 James Russell 13 07 Rick Selvage 14 92 Troy Lacey Lutz 15 79 Michael Lacey St. Petersburg HEAT RACE #1 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale 2 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 3 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland HEAT RACE #2 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale 3 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills 2 6 Richard Todd Auburndale 3 3 Harold Cannon 4 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia 5 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 6 5 Dale Poff Haines City 7 1 Tony Poff Haines City 8 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow 9 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland 10 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 11 53 Rick Mathis Winter Haven 12 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade HEAT RACE #1 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 5 Dale Poff Haines City 2 6 Richard Todd Auburndale 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland HEAT RACE #2 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 2 1 Tony Poff Haines City 3 53 Rick Mathis Winter Haven

MINI STOCK FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 19 Don Ezell 2 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 3 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 4 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven 5 5 Mike Henderson 6 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven 7 01 Donald Howell Wahneta 8 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland 9 53 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven 10 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven 11 03 Johel Chaves Bartow 12 28 Joe Spears Bartow 13 23 Chris Spring Auburndale 14 87 Bobby Judah 15 52 Gary Brown Lakeland 16 60 Jerry Wilt 17 84 Randy Teston 18 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 19 92 David Myers Bartow 20 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 21 47 Roland Cook HEAT RACE #1 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 19 Don Ezell 2 87 Bobby Judah 3 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland HEAT RACE #2 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 5 Mike Henderson 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 3 52 Gary Brown Lakeland

STREET STOCKS FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry 2 89 Michael King Davenport 3 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale 4 93 Jeff Rodgers 5 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale 6 14 Tim Roark Plant City 7 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport 8 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 9 25 Joe Mills 10 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland 11 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 12 01 Jesse Hall Polk City 13 67 Phillip Sorrell 14 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 15 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City 16 98 Eugene Merrill Polk City 17 69 Jeff Warren Bartow 18 39 Charles C. Deaton Jr. Lakeland 19 11 Mark Bell Polk City HEAT RACE #1 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry 2 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 3 89 Michael King Davenport HEAT RACE #2 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 2 12 David Williamson Mulberry 3 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale

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Series Stock car
Drivers James Russell , Mike Henderson , Rick Bell , Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , Bill Smith , David Williams , Gary Brown
Teams Williams