************PRESS RELEASE *********FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6-7-97 O'Steen Two For Two at Auburndale By Gene Crane Auburndale,FL - Howard O'Steen made it two for two Saturday night in Late Model Sportsman action at Auburndale Speedway. O'Steen ...
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6-7-97 O'Steen Two For Two at Auburndale By Gene Crane Auburndale,FL - Howard O'Steen made it two for two Saturday night in Late Model Sportsman action at Auburndale Speedway. O'Steen worked his way to second after starting deep in the pack and took over the lead when Ollie Harbin retired his number 65 during a midrace caution. Harbin's withdrawal was a disappointment not only to Harbin but also the crowd as O'Steen and Harbin fought a spirited battle for the lead. Harold Cannon ran second unable to advance any closer than 10 car lengths from O'Steen. Richard Todd brought his Oldsmobile home third followed by Ray Cuzzone. Ray advanced to second in points as a result of Harbin's misfortune. Mark Thomas led the Figure 8 brigade to the checkers with National Figure 8 Ironman Scott Box glued to the rear bumper of the A-Team Mustang. John Heise was able to fend off Rodney Davis for third and Jim McPeak rounded out the top five. The next appearance for the Pro Figure 8 drivers at Auburndale Speedway will be June 28th. Street Stock racing saw Ron Lofquist pilot the only Ford product in the field to victory in the 25 lap feature. Lofquist starting from the outside of the front row grabbed the lead in turn one on the start and never looked back. Jeff Warren worked his way clear of traffic and closed in on Lofquist during the middle stages but Lofquist was able to maintain a 10 car length advantage to motor to the win. David Williamson finished third, dedicating his run in the memory of his father who passed away last Monday. Pole sitter Scott Yutzy finished fourth and Robert Hight rounded out the top five. Gary Brown bagged his second win for 1997 in the Modified Mini Stock division. Brown led every lap enroute to the win. Joey Caterelli, who was pulling double duty running both Mini Stock and Figure 8, came home second with point leader Randy Storer claiming the third position. Donnie Lockard and Donnie Howell completed the first five finishers. One face missing from the Mini Stock lineup this past Saturday night was long time competitor Pops Weatherford who underwent a triple bypass during the later part of last week. Pure Stock racing action saw the ladies claiming the third spot in both 4 Cylinder and V8 divisions. Terry Jones held off a six car charge for third in the 4 Cylinder feature and Kim Scheffler-Hays nosed out James Wright at the finish of the V8 feature. Bob Gorsuch scored the V8 Pure Stock win over Greg Bacon. Hays and Wright were third and fourth followed by Donnie Harp in fifth. Reggie Ware started up front and collected the winners check in the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature. Daryl Habbershaw ran second followed by Jones, Greg Case and Chip Burton. A special Fathers Day racing program is scheduled for this coming Saturday, June 14th, with Late Model Sportsman, Mini Stocks and Pure Stock divisions and Twin 25 lap features for the Street Stock division. Special burger prices for Dad at the concession stand along with giveaways including a 101 piece Tool Set. Legend Cars will be action June 21st along with the regular divisions and the Outlaw Modifieds and TQ Midgets.
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL 2 3 Harold Cannon 3 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 4 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 5 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 6 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 7 25 R. J. Romano Lake Wales, FL 8 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 9 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 10 7 Ray Griffin 11 75 Robbie Storer 12 94 Donald Hamilton 13 99 Willie Kennedy Lakeland, FL 14 2 Steve Alderman Sr. Plant City, FL 15 88 Scott High HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL 2 75 Robbie Storer 3 94 Donald Hamilton HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 2 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 FIGURE 8 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 A3 Mark Thomas 2 99 Scott Box 3 A8 John Heise 4 89 Rodney Davis 5 14 Jim McPeak 6 4 Danny Hamilton 7 A1 Mark Nagy 8 A1 Denny Myers Sr. 9 A3 J.R. Myers 10 15 Joey Catarelli 11 A5 Denny Myers Jr.
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 STREET STOCKS FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 2 69 Jeff Warren Bartow, FL 3 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 4 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland, FL 5 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 6 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 7 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 8 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 9 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 10 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 11 01 Jesse Hall Polk City, FL 12 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL 13 1 David Roberts 14 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 15 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry, FL 16 98 Eugene Merrill Polk City, FL 17 7 David Roberts Lakeland, FL 18 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 19 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 20 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland, FL 21 08 Robert Gullett Sr. Lakeland, FL 22 11 Mark Bell Polk City, FL 23 24 Shawn Harper 24 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 25 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL
HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 2 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 3 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL
HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 98 Eugene Merrill Polk City, FL 2 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 3 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 MINI STOCK FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 52 Gary Brown Lakeland, FL 2 96 Joey Catarelli 3 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 4 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 5 01 Donald Howell Wahneta, FL 6 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 7 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 8 80 Kevin Boykin 9 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 10 87 Bobby Judah 11 19 Don Ezell 12 14 Steve Parker 13 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 14 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven, FL 15 25 Jeff Snell 16 26 Kenny Uhl 17 00 Steve Alderman 18 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 19 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 20 67 Bo Davis 21 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 22 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 23 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven, FL
HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 96 Joey Catarelli 2 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 3 19 Don Ezell
HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 52 Gary Brown Lakeland, FL 2 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven, FL 3 01 Donald Howell Wahneta, FL
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch 2 60 Greg Bacon 3 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 4 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 5 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL 6 19 John Vaughn Lakeland, FL 7 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 8 32 David Davis 9 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven, FL 10 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 11 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL
HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 60 Greg Bacon 2 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven, FL 3 69 Bob Gorsuch
RACE RESULTS FOR 6/7/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE A Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 06 Reggie Ware 2 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 3 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 5 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven, FL 6 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL 7 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 8 23 John Bews Lake Wales, FL 9 50 Bob Bennett 10 98 Devon McCaulley Mulberry, FL 11 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale, FL 12 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven, FL 13 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL 14 17 James Harriman 15 97 Paul Simmons 16 70 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL 17 63 Jim West Kissimmee, FL 18 07 Bill Bennett 19 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake, FL 20 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 21 46 Gary Green Kissimmee, FL 22 97 David McCaulley Lakeland, FL 23 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL 24 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred, FL 25 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL 26 67 Dave Fair Lakeland, FL 27 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 28 47 Bill Smith Winter Haven, FL
HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 06 Reggie Ware 2 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 3 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake, FL
HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 2 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 3 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL