AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane email - firstname.lastname@example.org (8-30-97) Gary Brown Wins Mini Stock 50 at Auburndale Speedway by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL-- Taking the lead on lap 33 Gary Brown went...
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(8-30-97) Gary Brown Wins Mini Stock 50 at Auburndale Speedway by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL-- Taking the lead on lap 33 Gary Brown went to win the 50 lap Modified Mini Stock feature Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Early leader Rick Sirmans fell back to third at the finish after being passed by Brown and eventual second place finisher and fast qualifier Timmie Hunley. Hunley pressured Brown over the closing 10 laps but was unable to complete the pass. Jay Kaminski and Lee Davis completed the top five. The 25 lap Late Model Sportsman feature was won by Billy Jones. Jones was able to jump out to a near straight away advantage over Jeff McCaw, who would close the distance between himself and Jones to 10 car lengths. Ray Cuzzone overcame a collision with Dink Sullivan on the backstretch to finish third. Cuzzone's car became nearly airborne riding on the two left side tires for a short distance. Rookie of the Year contender, Tony Poff, rebounded from the hard crash he endured a week ago to finish fourth followed by Ollie Harbin. Cuzzone continues to lead the Late Model division in the championship point standings extending his lead to 44 points. Poff closes the differential between himself and second place Ollie Harbin to 31 points. Phillip Sorrell claimed the 25 lap Street Stock feature win followed by David Williamson, Robert Gullett and Tim Roark. Michael King brought his number 89 home in fifth and was able to surpass point leader Westley Bass to lead by 4 points. Sorrell's win catapulted him into the top 10 in the point standings. Bass came into the night with a 20 point advantage but apparent electrical problems sidelined the Lake Wales driver several times during the feature eventually parking the car three laps from the finish. The Powder Puff Enduro was won by Rhonda Gibson. Gibson was able to roust her way around the outside of Tammy Wood who finished second. Cynthia Hall, Alisha Storer and Tina Baker completed the top five. James Wright III claimed the win in the V8 Pure Stock feature leading a top three repeat for the second week in a row and extending his lead in the point standings for the division. Daniel Sasnett and Greg Bacon were second and third. Bob Gorsuch and Kim Scheffler-Hays rounded out the top five. Larry Chumney II won the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature over Greg Case, Gary Green, Joe Thomas and Wayne Weaver. Case was able to close to within 24 points of leader Daryl Habbershaw. Saturday night September 7th the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock division will tackle the modified road course for a special event. All regular divisions will be in action and the Racing for Kids Club will also compete. The Florida Legends series will visit on September 13th. The Pro Figure Eight machines and a special grudge match between WB32 personality Haywood Henson and lady V8 Pure Stock driver Kim Scheffler-Hays also highlight the evening on the 13th. The Late Model Sportsman division will compete in the Budwieser 50 on September 20th. An IRL show car will be on hand and register to win a pair tickets to the Indy 200 at Walt Disney World Speedway to be given away during the night. The regular divisions, Street Stock, Modified Mini Stock, V8 Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder Pure Stock will also be in action.
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 2 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 4 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 5 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 6 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL 7 92 Freddie Phelps 8 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 9 71 Dink Sullivan Orlando, FL 10 7 Ray Griffin 11 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 12 36 Jimmy Castleberry 13 2 Steve Alderman Sr. Plant City, FL 14 11 Harold Thompkins 15 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 16 5 Dale Poff Haines City, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 2 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL 3 71 Dink Sullivan Orlando, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 2 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 3 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City, FL 2 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 3 08 Robert Gullett Sr. Lakeland, FL 4 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL 5 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 6 75 Walt King Winter Haven, FL 7 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 8 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 9 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 10 1 David Roberts 11 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 12 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 13 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 14 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 15 8 Randy Hedrick 16 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 17 69 Jeff Warren Bartow, FL 18 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland, FL 19 82 Mike Wilson 20 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 21 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL 22 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL 23 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City, FL 24 24 Shawn Harper 25 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City, FL 2 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 3 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 2 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 3 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL MINI STOCK 50 Lap Feature RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 Car
Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 52 Gary Brown Lakeland, FL 2 03x Timmie Hunley 3 5 Rick Sirmans 4 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 5 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 6 26 Kenny Uhl 7 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 8 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven, FL 9 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 10 87 Bobby Judah 11 11 Robbie Storer 12 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale, FL 13 19 Don Ezell 14 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 15 67 Bo Davis 16 96 Joey Catarelli 17 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 18 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 19 88 Bo Hall 20 71 Steve Jones 21 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 22 45 David Thompson 23 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 24 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven, FL 25 06 Daniel Walker 26 02 Dave Farina Tampa, FL 27 80 Kevin Boykin 28 57 George Rendell POWDER PUFF RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 32 Rhonda Gibson 2 23 Tammy Wood 3 82 Cynthia Hall 4 96 Alisha Storer 5 42 Tina Baker
8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 2 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale, FL 3 60 Greg Bacon 4 69 Bob Gorsuch 5 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 6 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 7 32 Dave Davis HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 2 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale, FL 3 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 8/30/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale, FL 2 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 3 46 Gary Green Kissimmee, FL 4 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL 5 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 6 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 7 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL 8 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL 9 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 10 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven, FL 11 76 Mark Soule 12 63 Jim West Kissimmee, FL 13 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 14 15 Doug Spargeon 15 27 Ken Murtauth