Auburndale Speedway Race Report and Results 1999-07-17

Elkins Gets Third Win of the Year By Gene Crane Auburndale, FL- Defending champion Richard Elkins Jr. rebounded from disappointment one week ago to capture the win in the 25 lap Limited Late Model feature at Auburndale Speedway. Elkins trailed...

Elkins Gets Third Win of the Year By Gene Crane

Auburndale, FL- Defending champion Richard Elkins Jr. rebounded from disappointment one week ago to capture the win in the 25 lap Limited Late Model feature at Auburndale Speedway. Elkins trailed leader Ray Cuzzone, who had already visited Victory Lane earlier in the night during heat race action. Cuzzone was poised to score his first feature win of '99 when the car began to slow on lap 20. Elkins was able to motor by and went on to the win. Cuzzone dropped to ninth at the checkers but can look to the night as a turn around in his season having led the first 20 circuits. Bryan Storer moved up to finish second followed by heat race winner Ollie Harbin, Mitch Hawk Jr. and Tommy King.

The Top Cop Racing Association paid a visit to the quarter mile oval with Rodney Tower going away the winner in Cruiser Division. Early race leader Gary Lush finished second followed by Steve Wagner, Al Doane and Ricky Beasley. Bob Hart led the way to the checkers in the Gold Shield Division feature. Pam Manning kept Rick Penton at bay for second. Penton was third with Phil Riles and Chris Hollenbeck rounding out the top five.

Dave Williamson made his first trip the Winners Circle for 1999 in the 25 lap Street Stock feature. The two-car breakaway of Williamson and McCaw paced the field for the 25 lap distance and was joined in the closing laps by Michael King. The running order remained unchanged in the final sprint to the checkers, Williamson, McCaw and King first second and third. Billy Jones ran at the front of the pack early in the event but faded to fourth. Larry Chumney gathered his car up three times during the final lap to hold on for fifth.

The 25 lap Modified Min Stock feature went to Eugene Davidson as he held off Dusty Robinson for the win. Davidson's son Tony brought his half of the team home third ahead of Wayne Weaver and Jay Kaminski.

Brian Eden took the win in the 15 lap V8 Pure Stock feature. Both Eden and second place finisher Ron Reed improved upon their top finishes for the year by five positions. Rick Bacon went to the line third followed by Bob Gorsuch and William Hawkins.

The final feature for the night, the 15 lap 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature was won by Tim McKenzie by just a nose at the line. Scott Taylor was second and George Gorham finished in third. The completion of the top five consisted of Chris Narramore and Matthew Craig.

Racing continues next Saturday night when the TBARA Winged Sprints make their first appearance at Auburndale Speedway in several years. The Street Stock, Modified Mini Stocks, V8 Pure Stocks and 4 Cylinder Pure Stocks will also be in action. The Dwarf Car Racing Association will also be present for a full lineup of racing on the quarter mile. The month of July draws to a close on July 31st with the Southern Pro Trucks joining all five regular divisions. Grandstand gates open at 5 PM and racing gets the green flag at 7PM.

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Race Results for 7/17/99 4 Cylinder Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL 2 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL 3 06 George Gorham , 4 16 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL 5 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 6 96 Chuck McCoy Kathleen, FL 7 60 Jim Lawrence Auburndale, FL 8 7 Ronald Hyatt Keysville, FL 9 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL 10 26 Tim O'Gorman Auburndale, FL 11 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 12 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbor, FL 13 62 Bernie Russell Lake Wales, FL 14 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL 15 36 Charles Narramore Auburndale, FL 16 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL

4 Cylinder Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 96 Chuck McCoy Kathleen, FL 2 16 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL 3 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL 4 Cylinder Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL 2 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 3 60 Jim Lawrence Auburndale, FL

Top Cop Racing Cruiser Division FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 94 Rodney Tower St. Pete, FL 2 7 Gary Lush Tarpon Springs, FL 3 10 Steve Wagner Safety Harbor, FL 4 72 Al Doane Sarasota, FL 5 21 Ricky Beasley Sarasota, FL 6 28 Doug Mester St. Pete, FL 7 82 David Cervantes Clearwater, FL 8 66 Geoffrey Monge Sarasota, FL 9 2 Billy Walker Pinellas Park, FL

Top Cop Racing Gold Shield Division FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 2 Bob Hart Seminole, FL 2 12 Pam Manning St. Pete, FL 3 99 Rick Penton Hollywood, FL 4 82 Phil Riles St. Pete Beach, FL 5 28 Chris Hollenbeck St. Pete, FL 6 35 Rick Burn Ft. Lauderdale, FL 7 00 John Zurenda Pinellas Park, FL 8 48 Butch Yancey Dunedin, FL 9 49 Jerry Brauer Palm Harbor, FL 10 27 Clark Wagner Palm Harbor, FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL 2 15 Bryan Storer Zephyrhills, FL 3 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 4 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL 5 61 Tommy King Bartow, FL 6 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 7 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL 8 1 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 9 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 10 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL 11 22 Richard Todd Polk City, FL 12 4 Mark Wright Lakeland, FL 13 0 Keith Simpson Tampa, FL 14 36 Von Pope Auburndale, FL 15 24 Jamie King , FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 2 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL 3 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 2 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 3 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL

Modified Mini Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL 2 38 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL 3 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL 4 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 5 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 6 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 7 51 Wade Leithead Polk City, FL 8 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL 9 67 Bo Davis Lakeland, FL 10 87 Bobby Judah Winter Haven, FL 11 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL 12 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 13 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL 14 78 Richard Warner Lakeland, FL 15 26 Bill Bennett Keenanville, FL 16 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale, FL 17 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL 18 1X William Carlbert , FL

Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL 2 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 3 38 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL

Modified Mini Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL 2 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL 3 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL

Street Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL 2 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 3 96 Michael King Davenport, FL 4 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL 5 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 6 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 7 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL 8 10 Robert Hight Intercession City, FL 9 01 Doug Clements Bartow, FL 10 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 11 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL 12 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL 13 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 14 07 Travis Roland Davenport, FL 15 36 David Williams Bartow, FL 16 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL 17 95 Daniel Sasnett , FL 18 00 Shawn Harper Winter Haven, FL 19 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL 20 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 21 21 Greg Groover Tampa, FL 22 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL

Street Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL 2 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 3 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL

Street Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 2 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL 3 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL

V8 Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 44 Brian Eden , FL 2 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL 3 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL 4 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL 5 36 William Hawkins Winter Haven, FL 6 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL 7 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL 8 98 Gene Dunn Haines City, FL 9 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL 10 32 David Thompson Haines City, FL 11 49 Shane Spoor Haines City, FL 12 9 Jim Atkins Lake Alfred, FL 13 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL 14 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL 15 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL 16 16 R.J. Williams Lake Wales, FL 17 84 Charles Houchin , 18 61 Dan Rising Bartow, FL 19 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL 20 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL 21 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL

V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #1 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL 2 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL 3 44 Brian Eden , FL

V8 Pure Stock HEAT RACE #2 Pos Car Driver Hometown 1 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL 2 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL 3 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Sharp , Scott Taylor , Tim McKenzie , Robert Hight , Jim Lawrence , David Williams , Mark Wright
Teams Williams