***PRESS RELEASE ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 6-21-1997 Touring Divisions visit Auburndale Speedway Auburndale, FL - Legends, Modifieds and Midgets joined the Auburndale Speedway regular divisions Saturday night for action on the banked quarter...
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6-21-1997 Touring Divisions visit Auburndale Speedway
Auburndale, FL - Legends, Modifieds and Midgets joined the Auburndale Speedway regular divisions Saturday night for action on the banked quarter mile oval. Twenty-two legends cars were on hand for the second visit to the Auburndale Speedway for 1997. Dave Froehlich turned back challenges from Jimmy Walker and Andy Logan to claim the 25 lap Florida Legend Series feature win. Richard Spurlin drove his Outlaw Modified to the win in the 25 lap feature for the touring series. Robbie Bean and Lance Barlow gave chase but could not deny Spurlin the win. The Gimmler boys made it a one-two finish in the TQ Midget feature. Gary Gimmler sliced his way through the field to claim the win with Mark finishing in the runner-up position. Joe Hampton, Nick Burt and Jim Bradford completed the top five for the open wheel cars. The Late Model Sportsman feature win went to Harold Cannon after a post race inspection found the machine of Howard O'Steen not conforming to the specifications. Ollie Harbin was second followed by Ray Cuzzone, Don Carroll and Billy Jones. It was a tough night on equipment as Richard Todd received race ending damage to his car in a spin in turn one. Thomas Poff, returning after a grinding crash two weeks ago, again took his racer back to the shop with heavy frame damage to the left front following a five car turn three pileup. Modified Mini Stocks started the feature with 25 cars and when the dust settled Lee Davis was the car going to Victory Lane in the 25 lap feature. Jason Rendell, Brian Wittington, Crane Beckum and Kenny Uhl rounded out the top five finishers in the bump and grind affair. Michael King worked his way by early race leader Jesse Hall to nail down the win in the 25 lap Street Stock feature. Hall finished second followed by point leader Westley Bass, Larry Chumney and David Williamson. Kim Scheffler-Hays continues to make the outside groove pay dividends as she took the V8 Pure Stock win. Shawn Williams started out front and stayed there to win the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock event. Fireworks will light up the sky during intermission this coming Saturday night June 28th. The Kids Club, a Powder Puff race and the 5 regular divisions will be in action. Plans for the July 4th weekend start with racing at the USA International Speedway on Friday night July 4th. The USAR Hooters Cup Series will visit the high banked 1/2 mile facility in Lakeland for 200 laps of excitement along with the USAR Sportsman cars in a 100 lap contest. Saturday night July 5th racing at the Auburndale Speedway will feature in addition to 5 regular divisions, the North-South Dwarf Car Shootout. A large field of the Dwarf cars is expected to be on hand racing for the $1000 winners check.
FLORIDA LEGENDS SERIES RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 40 David Froehlich 2 9 Jimmy Walker 3 10 Andy Logan 4 29 Eddie LePine 5 3M Tony Meehan 6 50 Denny Hickman 7 101 Jack Gilbreath Sebring, FL 8 74 Ted Richards 9 1 Jonathan Rufener 10 5 Michael Ward LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 3 Harold Cannon 2 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 4 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 5 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 6 4 Mark Wright Lakeland, FL 7 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 8 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 9 94 Donnie Hamilton 10 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL MINI STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 2 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 3 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 4 32 Crane Beckum 5 26 Kenny Uhl 6 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 7 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 8 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 9 15 Bob Storer 10 19 Don Ezell TQ MIDGETS RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 29 Gary Gimmler 2 51 Mark Gimmler 3 9 Joe Hampton 4 00 Nick Burt 5 7 Jim Bradford 6 33 John Sambor 7 44 Roy Bragg 8 52 Mike Elder 9 6 Freddie Stutz 10 17 Buster Feasel OUTLAW MODIFIED RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 37 Richard Spurlin 2 28 Robbie Bean 3 32 Lance Barlow 4 5 Ted Hoverson 5 14 Billy Grace 6 2 David Vanderpol 7 56 Dana Barlow 8 8 George Sands 9 99 Jim Faurot 10 55 Lance Hoverson STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 2 01 Jesse Hall Polk City, FL 3 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 4 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 5 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 6 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 7 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 8 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL 9 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland, FL 10 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen, FL 2 23 John Bews Lake Wales, FL 3 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 4 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven, FL 5 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 6 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 7 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 8 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 9 07 Bill Bennett 10 57 Perry Daughtry Lake Wales, FL 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 6/21/97 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 2 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 3 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL 4 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL 5 19 John Vaughn Lakeland, FL