AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (7-12-97) Froehlich Wire to Wire in Legend Action at Auburndale Speedway by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL: Dave Froehlich led wire to wire to claim the win in the Florida Legends feature...
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(7-12-97) Froehlich Wire to Wire in Legend Action at Auburndale Speedway by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL: Dave Froehlich led wire to wire to claim the win in the Florida Legends feature Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. The win marks the second visit in a row to the winners circle at the banked quarter mile track for the Loxahatchee driver. Paul Schrein, Andy Logan, Ed Brown and Jimmy Walker completed the top five finishers and all were within striking distance at the conclusion of the 25 lap contest. A strong field of cars were on hand as 32 cars attempted to make the 24 car starting field for the feature. The Late Model Sportsman 25 lap feature went to Thomas Poff. Poff, returning to action after several weeks off while repairs were made to his Monte Carlo, also went wire to wire to capture the win. Ollie Harbin and Howard O'Steen made several attempts to get by the number 51 but Poff was not to be denied the winners check. Harbin finished second followed by Jeff McCaw. Jimmy Castleberry made his first start for 1997 on the quarter mile in a new machine and came home fourth. Billy Jones rounded out the top five. Street Stock feature action saw Robert Hight post the win over a charging Westley Bass. Bass started deep in the field and worked his way to the rear bumper of Hight's number 13 with just 2 laps to go. Hight held on to the top spot and the winners check, Bass was second followed by Phillip Sorrell, Michael King and David Williamson. Jerry Wilt posted the win in the Modified Mini Stock 25 lap feature over Lee Davis. Steve Jones, Kevin Boykin and Don Ezell completed the list of top five finishers. The 15 lap Pure Stock V8 feature was won by Ted Anderson with Daniel Clough, Randy King, James Wright and Kim Scheffler-Hays giving chase. Young race fan Brent Cochran of Winter Haven was also a big winner for the night. The youngster, who must rely on his wheelchair for mobility, had a wish come true when he had his picture taken alongside the number 10 of Hays after the feature. Cochran was actually a double winner when track promoter William Martino awarded the avid race fan a special pass for the remainder of the racing season. The 4 Cylinder Pure Stock division saw a frightening crash during the heat races when Darryl Habbershaw and Chris Kingham careened into the outside wall at the start finish line. Kingham was able to restart his car and drive away. Habbershaw required the attention of track safety crews but was able to eventually climb from his car. Matthew Craig won the 15 lap feature later in the evening with Larry Chumney II challenging from the second spot. Wayne Weaver, Shawn Willaims and Bob Bennett rounded out the top five. Habbershaw finished eighth after climbing into the number three normally driven by Terry Jones. Lee Davis took the Fans Race over Big Jim Bargo and the 5.0 Mustang. Racing action continues this Saturday night with the Mid-Season Championships which award double points in all divisions. The Pro Figure 8 drivers return to action on the 29th of July along with the Kids Club and the regular divisions.
4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 2 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale, FL 3 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 4 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen, FL 5 50 Bob Bennett 6 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL 7 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 8 3 Daryl Habbershaw 9 06 Reggie Ware 10 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven, FL 11 98 Devon McCaulley Mulberry, FL 12 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL 13 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 14 49 Jamie Dunnahoe 15 63 Jim West Kissimmee, FL 16 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbor, FL 17 46 Gary Green Kissimmee, FL 18 07 Bill Bennett 19 7 Bobby Monk 20 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven, FL 21 97 David McCaulley Lakeland, FL 22 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake, FL 23 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL 24 01 Tony Craig Plant City, FL 25 9 Fred Martin 26 76 Mark Soule 27 23 John Bews Lake Wales, FL 28 8 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven, FL 2 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL 3 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 4 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 5 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 6 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL 7 7 Mike Pitts 8 69 Bob Gorsuch 9 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City, FL 10 88 Mike Harrison 11 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale, FL 12 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 13 60 Greg Bacon FLORIDA LEGENDS SERIES RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 40 David Froehlich Loxahatchee, FL 2 74F Paul Schrein Jr. Jupiter, FL 3 10 Andy Logan West Palm Beach, FL 4 1 Ed Brown 5 9 Jimmy Walker West Palm Beach, FL 6 50 Joe Beasock Vero Beach, FL 7 06 David Logan Jupiter, FL 8 29 Eddie LePine Altamonte Springs, F 9 74 Ted Richards Port Orange, FL 10 45 Jon Harney Sanford, FL 11 32 Russ Allen Clermont, FL 12 101 Jack Gilbreath Sebring, FL 13 12 Charles Garretson Eustis, FL 14 57 Doug Longwell 15 7 Bill Brown St. Pete, FL 16 49 Art Anderson Dover, FL 17 88 Jeff Blewitt West Palm Beach, FL 18 43 Bill Sanders Lake Worth, FL 19 01 John Thompson 20 99 Dick Turner 21 3 David Tart Naples, FL 22 3M Tony Meehan Tampa, FL 23 6 Tim Williamson Miramar, FL 24 5 Michael Ward Lake Mary, FL LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 51 Thomas Poff 2 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 3 34 Jeff McCaw 4 36 Jimmy Castleberry 5 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 6 5 Dale Poff Haines City, FL 7 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia, FL 8 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 9 16 Cliff Waterman 10 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL 11 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 12 01 Bud Bronson 13 04 John Gamble Sr. 14 46 Johnny Gamble MINI STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 60 Jerry Wilt 2 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 3 3 Steve Jones Zephyrhills, FL 4 80 Kevin Boykin 5 19 Don Ezell 6 11 Marlyn Lynn 7 1 David Farina 8 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 9 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 10 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 11 87 Bobby Judah 12 32 Crane Beckum 13 6X Jeremy Sheldon 14 30 Robert Carter 15 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 16 00 Steve Alderman Jr. 17 5 Mike Henderson 18 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 19 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 20 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 21 99 Corbin Gibbs 22 96 Joey Catarelli 23 0X J. R. Harper 24 67 Bo Davis 25 15 Bob Storer 26 9 Chris Correia 27 07 Paul Cockrell 28 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 7/12/97 FEATURE Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 2 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 3 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City, FL 4 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 5 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 6 11 Mark Bell Polk City, FL 7 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City, FL 8 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 9 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 10 1 David Roberts 11 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 12 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 13 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 14 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 15 64 Ron Abney Jr. Mulberry, FL 16 01 Jesse Hall Polk City, FL 17 96 Robert Faircloth 18 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL 19 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 20 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL