Auburndale results 97-03-29

Contact: Gene Crane (407)677-6834 crane@magicnet.net ------------------------------------------------- 3-29-97 O’Steen In Runaway Win at Auburndale Speedway Auburndale, FL Howard O’Steen dominated Late Model...

Contact: Gene Crane (407)677-6834 crane@magicnet.net ------------------------------------------------- 3-29-97

O’Steen In Runaway Win at Auburndale Speedway

Auburndale, FL Howard O’Steen dominated Late Model racing action at Auburndale Speedway Saturday night by winning his heat race early in the evening and then take the feature win by nearly a full length of the front stretch. Prior to a mid race caution O’Steen had built up a half lap advantage over Tony Poff. Poff, a rookie for 1997, held on to finish second with a charging Harold Cannon glued to the rear deck lid. Ollie Harbin and Ray Cuzzone rounded out the top five Late Model finishers. Chuck Steele held off a late race charge form Bud Bronson and Westley Bass to capture the Street Stock win. The most serious appearing incident of the evening occurred during feature action when Steve Ware and Ron Lofquist got together slamming the outside retaining wall. Both drivers were uninjured in the crash, but the cars were extensively damaged. 1996 Champ David Williamson followed by Robert Hight came to the line fourth and fifth for the checkered. Lee Davis won the Modified Mini Stock feature over Don Easel’s Pinto Station Wagon with a distance Gary Brown finishing third. Donnie Harp won the V8 Pure Stock scramble over Daniel Sasnett, James Wright and Kim Scheffler-Hays. Shawn Williams, Billy Standridge and Doug Bowen were the top three to the line in the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature. Bob Bennett captured the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature B and the Kids Club was also in action. This coming Saturday all regular divisions will be in action along with the Kids Club. Coming up on April 19th the Late Model Sportsman will run a century grind around the flat quarter mile all other regular divisions will be in action. Due to USAR Hooters Cup racing at the USA International Speedway, the program for April 26th has been moved to Sunday afternoon April 27th. Pit gates will open at 11:00 am, followed by grandstand gates at noon and racing gets underway at 1:30.

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/29/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE A Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen 2 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 3 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 4 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven 5 71 James Simmons 6 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake 7 06 Reggie Ware 8 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 9 23 John Bews Lake Wales 10 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 11 2 Myron Hunt Polk City 12 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland 13 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour 14 6 James Lawrence Auburndale 15 63 Jim West Kissimmee 16 7 David McCaulley Lakeland 17 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven 18 67 Dave Fair Lakeland 19 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale 20 03 Joe Goode Lake Wales 21 70 Dusty Robinson Lakeland 22 52 Teresa Craig Plant City FEATURE B Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 50 Bob Bennett 2 48 Ryan Acton Haines City 3 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven 4 08 Billy Pike Auburndale 5 6x Lisa Dansby 6 46 Gary Green Kissimmee 7 11 Bill Henry Kissimmee 8 4 Ted Brandon 9 44 Gary Pruitt Winter Haven 10 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 48 Ryan Acton Haines City 2 06 Reggie Ware 3 2 Myron Hunt Polk City HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 2 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 3 54 Greg Case Winter Haven HEAT RACE #3 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale 2 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 3 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/29/97 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 2 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 3 56 James Wright III Auburndale 4 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale 5 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 6 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 7 55 David Pope 8 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven 9 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 10 77 Dale Hayes St. Cloud 11 69 Bob Gorsuch 12 46 Randy King Auburndale HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 2 55 David Pope 3 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale 3 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/29/97 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 2 1 Tony Poff Haines City 3 3 Harold Cannon 4 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow 5 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland 6 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia 7 4 Mark Wright Lakeland 8 54 Skip Donahue Lakeland 9 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 10 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 11 15 Robbie Storer 12 6 Richard Todd Auburndale 13 22 Chuck Harrison Lakeland 14 5 Dale Poff Haines City 15 51 Tom Poff

HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 5 Dale Poff Haines City 2 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 2 1 Tony Poff Haines City 3 15 Robbie Storer

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/29/97 MINI STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 2 19 Don Ezell 3 52 Gary Brown Lakeland 4 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 5 01 Donald Howell Wahneta 6 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale 7 3j Ken Hankins 8 53 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven 9 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 10 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland 11 03 Johel Chaves Bartow 12 87 Bobby Judah 13 31 Clint Holmes 14 2 Tony Davidson Winter Haven 15 92 David Myers Bartow 16 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven 17 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 18 69 James Wood Winter Haven 19 23 Chris Spring Auburndale 20 60 Jerry Wilt 21 47 Roland Cook Bartow 22 61 Chuck Harrison 23 88 Jim Atkins 24 26 Kenny Uhl 25 45 David Thompson HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 2 Tony Davidson Winter Haven 2 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 3 3j Ken Hankins

HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 60 Jerry Wilt 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 3 53 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven

RACE RESULTS FOR 3/29/97 STREET STOCKS FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale 2 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 3 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 4 12 David Williamson Mulberry 5 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 6 11 Mark Bell Polk City 7 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland 8 93 Jeff Rodgers 9 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City 10 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale 11 89 Micheal King Davenport 12 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport 13 25 Joe Mills 14 56 Butch Zawada Jr. Lakeland 15 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale 16 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale 17 95 Steve Ware Polk City 18 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland 19 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City 20 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven 21 14 Tim Roark Plant City 22 51 Robbie Brown Ft. Meade 23 69 Jeff Warren Bartow HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 2 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 3 89 Micheal King Davenport HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 95 Steve Ware Polk City 2 69 Jeff Warren Bartow 3 12 David Williamson Mulberry

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Taylor , Rick Bell , Robert Hight , Lee Davis , James Wood , David Williams , Mark Wright , Gary Brown
Teams Williams