Auburndale results 97-04-05

***PRESS RELEASE*** For Immediate Release Contact: Gene Crane (407)677-6834 crane@magicnet.net 4-5-97 Faurot Pulls Last Lap Pass to Win Outlaw Modified Feature Auburndale, FL The Outlaw Modified Series...

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

4-5-97 Faurot Pulls Last Lap Pass to Win Outlaw Modified Feature

Auburndale, FL The Outlaw Modified Series paid it’s first visit to the Auburndale Speedway Saturday night and Jim Faurot pulled off a wild outside pass to claim the feature win. Faurot slid to the outside of Steve Mernell exiting turn 2 on the final lap. Both cars made contact entering turn 3 which set the Faurot car up on the right side tires for brief moment, Faurot did not waiver but held on and nipped Mernell at the line. Giving chase at the end were Lance Hoverson, Ted Hoverson and Lance Barlow. Bryan Storer romped to an eventual easy win in the Late Model Sportsman division feature. Rookie Tony Poff finished second for the second straight week. Poff’s finishing record thus far in the 1997 season has catapulted him to second in points behind leader Howard O’Steen who could only salvage a sixth place run which has shrunk his lead to 18 markers. Harold Cannon, Ollie Harbin and Eddie Rodgers rounded out the top five at the checkers. Howard O’Steen’s sixth place run was a bit of a surprise after a three car pile-up in turn 3. Bud Bronson, Richard Todd and O’Steen all tested the outside retaining wall with O’Steen the only car to return competitively. Scott Yutzy survived a race long challenge from Phillip Sorrell to claim his first ever Street Stock win. Keith Schoonover, Westley Bass and Chuck Steele completed the top five at the end of the 25 lap test. Several restarts were necessary to get the event under way. Scott Gullett and Jason Bennett started from the front row and ground their cars to a stop in front stretch wall. Both would continue after starting on the rear of the pack but suffered mechanical problems and would not finish. V8 Pure Stock heat race action was marred with an incident happening on the backstretch. Randy King had the right front tire shear away from his racer exiting turn 2. The tire bounded from the fence and into the path of oncoming traffic. After making impact with a second car the tire vaulted over the catch fence landing in the grandstand on the back-straight. A woman spectator was struck by the errant tire and was transported to the hospital. Further details concerning her condition were not yet available at the time of this writing; however initial reports were that she was alert and may have suffered rib and hip injuries. Bob Gorsuch picked up the win in V8 Pure Stock feature racing and Tim Ward staked his claim to the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock winners prize. The Kids Club was in action for 10 to 16 year old drivers and Andy Lewis won the senior division with Richie Acres leading the Junior division charge. Racing continues this coming Saturday night with all regular divisions and Mini Cup cars along with the Pro Figure 8 machines. April 19th will be a special night for the Late Model Sportsman cars as they compete in a n one hundred lap feature.

RACE RESULTS FOR 4/5/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE A Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake 2 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven 3 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 5 23 John Bews Lake Wales 6 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen 7 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 8 97 David McCaulley Lakeland 9 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven 10 6 James Lawrence Auburndale 11 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills 12 6x Lisa Dansby 13 08 Billy Pike Auburndale 14 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven 15 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland 16 67 Dave Fair Lakeland 17 06 Reggie Ware 18 70 Dusty Robinson Lakeland 19 63 Jim West Kissimmee 20 48 Ryan Acton Haines City FEATURE B Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 5 Quentin Ray Murphy Zephyrhills 2 43 Greg Dean Vero Beach 3 4 Brandon Pitts Lakeland 4 71 James Simmons 5 89 Greg Blankenship Dade City 6 62 David W. Shaw Eagle Lake 7 46 Gary Green Kissimmee 8 29 Buddy Combee Thonotosassa 9 52 Teresa Craig Plant City 10 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour 11 03 Joe Goode Lake Wales 12 95 Jeremy Hodnett Winter Haven HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 23 John Bews Lake Wales 2 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake 3 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven 2 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven 3 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen

HEAT RACE #3 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 48 Ryan Acton Haines City 2 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 3 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven

8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch 2 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 3 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 4 56 James Wright III Auburndale 5 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 6 60 Greg Bacon 7 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 8 19 John Vaughn Lakeland 9 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 10 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven 11 07 Steve Hancock 12 46 Randy King Auburndale HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 2 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 3 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills 2 1 Tony Poff Haines City 3 3 Harold Cannon 4 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow 5 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia 6 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 7 51 Tom Poff 8 53 Rick Mathis Winter Haven 9 6 Richard Todd Auburndale 10 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 11 34 Jeff McCaw 12 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland 13 22 Chuck Harrison Lakeland 14 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven

HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 2 51 Tom Poff 3 1 Tony Poff Haines City HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 3 Harold Cannon 2 34 Jeff McCaw 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland

MINI STOCK FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 2 2 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven 3 19 Don Ezell 4 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 5 01 Donald Howell Wahneta 6 87 Bobby Judah 7 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 8 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 9 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland 10 23 Chris Spring Auburndale 11 03 Johel Chaves Bartow 12 69 James Wood Winter Haven 13 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale 14 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven 15 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven 16 61 Chuck Harrison 17 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven 18 92 David Myers Bartow 19 47 Roland Cook Bartow 20 28 Joe Spears Bartow HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 2 87 Bobby Judah 3 2 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 2 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 3 01 Donald Howell Wahneta

OUTLAW MODIFIED FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 99 Jim Faurot 2 43 Steve Marnell 3 55 Lance Hoverson 4 5 Ted Hoverson 5 32 Lance Barlow

STREET STOCKS FEATURE Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland 2 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City 3 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City 4 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 5 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale 6 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale 7 12 David Williamson Mulberry 8 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry 9 89 Michael King Davenport 10 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 11 39 Charles C. Deaton Jr. Lakeland 12 14 Tim Roark Plant City 13 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven 14 17 Mitch Hawk 15 18 Tim Gullett 16 52 Ed Hill 17 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland HEAT RACE #1 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 2 12 David Williamson Mulberry 3 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry HEAT RACE #2 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City 2 89 Michael King Davenport 3 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven

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Series Stock car
Drivers Rick Bell , Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , James Wood , David Williams
Teams Williams