AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (9-6-97) Veteran Castleberry Back in Victory Lane by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL 97 Central Florida racing veteran Jimmy Castleberry returned to his winning ways Saturday night at Auburndale...
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(9-6-97) Veteran Castleberry Back in Victory Lane by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL 97 Central Florida racing veteran Jimmy Castleberry returned to his winning ways Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Castleberry, who returned to racing several months ago, put his number 36 out front and never looked back to lead every circuit of the 25 lap feature. Howard O'Steen battled his way up to third at the halfway point and worked past second place Jimmy Ballard with 10 laps remaining. O'Steen closed the distance between himself and Castleberry but could not deny Castleberry the win. Ballard settled for third with Tony Poff and Ray Cuzzone rounding out the top five. Point leader Cuzzone was able to pad his lead by another four points for a total of 48 between himself and second place Ollie Harbin. Harbin finished seventh in the feature as Rookie of the Year contender and third place Tony Poff also gained 8 points on Harbin. Harbin holds a 23 point advantage over Poff. The Street Stock division saw Ron Lofquist plant his lonely Ford up front and score the win in the 25 lap feature. Intense competition throughout the field had the fans on the edge of their seats with battles for the top spots and point contenders going at it deep in the field. Rookie Travis Roland squeezed his Chevy into second at the finish followed by Chuck Steele, David Williamson and Larry Chumney. Michael King continues to hold the point advantage in the season championship battle. Lee Davis led the charge to the finish line in the Modified Mini Stock 25 lap feature. Jay Kaminski finished second in his mini pickup truck followed by Kevin Boykin, Kenny Uhl and point leader Randy Storer. The top ten in points changed only slightly with Kevin Boykin moving into the tenth spot by virtue of his third place feature finish. The Pure Stock divisions were assigned to run the road course for their 15 lap feature events. The addition of the right hand turn through one half of the infield crossover created a different obstacle for the drivers but most were able to adapt quickly. Kim Scheffler-Hays took home the win in the V8 Pure Stock feature with Randy King and James Wright second and third respectively. In the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock division Hubert Baker jumped out front and ran away with the win over Billy Standridge and Matthew Craig. The Racing for Kids Club was in competition with Burt Morse taking the win in the Senior division and Richie Acres winning in the junior division. Racing action for this coming Saturday night will showcase the Florida Legends Series as they make their final visit to the quarter mile oval for 1997. The Pro Figure 8 cars will also compete through the infield crossover. The special Grudge Match between lady V8 Pure Stock driver Kim Scheffler-Hays and WB 32 personality Haywood Henson will also take place with the two drivers going one on one in legend cars. Following the match race Hays and Henson will accept donations in the grandstands to benefit the Make a Wish Foundation. The remaining schedule for September has the Late Model Sportsman division in action on the 20th in the Budwieser 50. The 27th will highlight the Pro Figure 8 cars along with the Super Mini Cup machines. 1996 Mini Stock Rookie of the Year Keith Roggen will make his NASCAR Goody's Dash Series debut on October 4th at the USA International Speedway. Roggen will join area drivers Edward Howell and George Crenshaw in the Discount Auto Parts 150.
LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 36 Jimmy Castleberry 2 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL 3 44 Jimmy Ballard 4 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 5 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 6 51 Thomas Poff 7 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 8 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 9 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 10 0 Keith Simpson 11 16 John Waterman 12 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 13 01 Bud Bronson 14 75 Robbie Storer 15 94 Donnie Hamilton 16 71 Dink Sullivan Orlando, FL STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car=20 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 2 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 3 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 4 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 5 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 6 89 Michael King Davenport, FL 7 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 8 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 9 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 10 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL 11 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 12 75 Walt King Winter Haven, FL 13 08 Robert Gullett Sr. Lakeland, FL 14 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL 15 8 Randy Hedrick 16 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland, FL 17 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL 18 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL 19 1 David Roberts 20 18 Tim Gullett Lakeland, FL 21 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL RACING FOR KIDS JUNIOR DIVISION RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 24 Richie Acres 2 4 Larry McCormack St. Cloud, FL 3 28 Freddie Lucas 4 12 Aaron Williamson 5 13 Jessica Cook RACING FOR KIDS CLUB SENIOR DIVISION RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car=20 Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 38 Burt Morse 2 16 R. J. Williams 3 87 Brandon Hershey MINI STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 2 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 3 80 Kevin Boykin 4 26 Kenny Uhl 5 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 6 24 Richard Scruggs 7 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 8 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 9 67 Bo Davis 10 15 Bob Storer 11 87 Bobby Judah 12 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 13 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven, FL 14 0 Paul Stanley 15 38 Dustin Robinson 16 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 17 01 Donald Howell Wahneta, FL 18 94 Shawn Williams 19 45 David Thompson 20 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 21 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 22 19 Don Ezell 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 2 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 3 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 4 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale, FL 5 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL 6 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 7 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL 8 13 David Cleveland 9 7 Rick Partain Lake Wales, FL 10 7x Norman Pope 11 15 Joe VanWinkle 12 28 Rodney C. Wyatt Loughman, FL 13 69 Bob Gorsuch 14 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City, FL 15 31x Jim Hagel 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 9/6/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale, FL 2 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL 3 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 4 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL 5 75 Bill Sumner Jr. 6 23 John Bews Lake Wales, FL 7 77 James Simmons 8 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 9 76 Mark Soule 10 99 Tiernan Chidlow 11 08 Billy Pike Auburndale, FL 12 57 Perry Daughtry Lake Wales, FL 13 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 14 8 Michael Seeright 15 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven, FL 16 27 Ken Murtauth 17 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 18 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL 19 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale, FL 20 15 Doug Spargeon 21 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL