Auburndale Speedway 98-09-12

Treager Romps to Auburndale Late Model Win Auburndale, FL -- Steve Treager held back the challenges of Jimmy Castleberry to post the win in the 25 lap Limited Late Model Sportsman feature Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Treager led the...

Treager Romps to Auburndale Late Model Win

Auburndale, FL -- Steve Treager held back the challenges of Jimmy Castleberry to post the win in the 25 lap Limited Late Model Sportsman feature Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway. Treager led the field to the green from the pole position and quickly jumped out front. Treager was able to grow his lead to around 15 car lengths over Robbie Storer and then Castleberry. A late spin involving Howard O'Steen and Eddie King brought out the yellow and bunched up the field for the final sprint to the finish. Castleberry tried on several occasions during the final laps but could not make the pass on Treager. At the checkers it was Treager followed by Castleberry, point leader Richard Elkins Jr., Robbie Storer and Billy Jones.

The Super Mini Cup Cars had a wild night of action with the 20 lap feature marred by 2 cautions. On the start the field saw the first caution displayed early when Josh Herman and Duane Parker got together in turn three. The collision left both cars sliding into the outside wall with a hard impact. Lynn Wiles and Tony Farrish also felt the wrath of turn three several laps later. The impact ripped the bodywork from Wiles' racer but in both accidents, no injuries were sustained. Steve Smith established himself as the man to beat but his car began to slow near halfway and Smith was forced to retire from the running. Doug Smith pulled the victory rabbit out of his hat in a wild duel with Chris Fountaine, who finished second and Bruce Smith, in third.

Jeff Warren, who also won his heat race earlier in the evening, dominated street Stock division feature. The battle for second finally developed during the closing circuits when David Roberts, Travis Roland and Westley Bass worked to settle the spot between themselves. Roberts claimed second and Bass came up short in the sprint from turn four with Roland.

Jay Kaminski scored the Modified Mini Stock feature win in his Mustang. Kaminski worked through the field and past leader Donnie Howell just before halfway. Marlon Lynn moved up to race with Howell but was not able to do better than third. Completing the top five were Jason Rendell and Shawn Williams. Point leader and defending champion Randy Storer had the powerplant in his Mopar explode and catch fire. Safety crews were able to extinguish the flames but Storer dropped to 18th in the finish order.

Pure Stock features saw plenty of fender bending in both races. Point leader Donnie Harp won the V8 Pure Stock feature over Daniel Clough in second and Pole sitter William Hawkins who was third. Chris Kingham, second in points in 4 Cylinder Pure Stock racing won their feature followed by a fading Tony Elrod Jr.. Elrod had charged quickly to the lead but the engine went sour and Kingham posted the win. Following Kingham and Elrod to the checkers were Hugh Williams, Tim Ward and Wayne Weaver.

The Racing for Kids Club thrilled the crowd in their feature races. Charlene Lewis took the honors in the Junior division and Andy Lewis survived a four-car rumble for the Senior divisions win.

Racing continues this Saturday night with all regular divisions in action. The Southern Pro Trucks and the Kids Club join the regular lineup on September 26th.

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Series Stock car
Drivers Steve Smith , David Roberts , Doug Smith
Teams Williams