Auburndale Speedway Race Results 1999-08-06

Rudder takes two; Dunkin takes first. By Larry Vergon Auburndale, FL: Twin 25 lap features were on tap in Modified Mini Stock this week at Auburndale, and in a departure from normal, they qualified for starting positions. Twenty cars attempted...

Rudder takes two; Dunkin takes first. By Larry Vergon

Auburndale, FL: Twin 25 lap features were on tap in Modified Mini Stock this week at Auburndale, and in a departure from normal, they qualified for starting positions. Twenty cars attempted to win the pole position, with Eugene Davidson the quickest, with a time of 15.748 around the tight quarter mile oval. At the end of two exciting races, Mike Rudder had taken both wins and received a bonus for the double. Rudder has now won nine features, in a season that is just past half way.

In the first feature, Davidson started on the pole, with Rudder on the outside of the first row. Davidson and Rudder battled for several laps, with Rudder finally taking command. A late race caution bunched the field for the restart, putting Davidson right behind Rudder, and the two drivers swapped the lead twice in the last two laps, with Rudder in front at the finish and Davidson second. Chuck Frazier was third, after starting in seventh; Tony Davidson was fourth, up from ninth at the start; and Tim Reynolds started twelfth and finished fifth.

The second feature lineup had the top three from the first feature inverted, with the rest starting as they finished the first. This time, Rudder took the lead on lap 2 and opened up a large lead, until a caution on lap 18 bunched the field, with Jason Rendell in second, and Davidson in third. On the restart, Rendell and Davidson took turns trying to get around Rudder, but Rudder was not to be denied. Wayne Weaver, the points leader, who had problems in the first feature and lined up fourteenth, had quietly worked his way through the field and was able to get by Davidson to take second. Davidson was third, Chuck Frazier finished fourth, and Michael Seeright came home fifth, with Rendell falling to sixth.

Dave Dunkin has had several top five finishes this season in Limited Late Model Sportsman, but finally got the feature win that had eluded him. Dunkin started the 25 lap Feature on the outside of the second row and used the outside groove to pass Keith Simpson before a lap two caution; and Von Pope after the restart, taking the lead on the fifth lap. Dunkin then showed the rest of the field that he was the best in class this night, by taking a three quarter lap margin of victory as the race ran caution free the rest of the way. Pope was second, with Thomas Poff, Robbie Storer, and Ollie Harbin in a nose to tail freight train the rest of the race. None made the mistake the other was looking for, and all were so evenly matched, none could get around the other, and that was the way they finished. Dunkin also won his heat race with the second heat win to Westley Bass.

The Street Stock 25 lap feature was won by Chuck Steele, his first of the season. Steele started on the pole and led all 25 laps. Steele had opened up a sizeable lead by half way, then the lead started to diminish as he was being caught by the rest of the field. A caution bunched the field with seven laps to go, and Steele's chances for victory appeared to be in jeopardy, but he was able to hold on for the win. Ron Lofquist was second, using the outside groove to move up from a tenth place start, followed by Richard Hight, James Wright III, and Billy Jones. Heat race winners were Lofquist and Hight.

The V8 Pure Stock 15 lap feature had another first time winner as Jason Todd drove from a tenth place start to take the lead, and the win, with three laps to go. Rick Bacon had gone to the lead early from his eighth place start, but faded at the end to finish third. Josh Haranda was second, after starting sixth, Bob Gorsuch came from twelfth to finish fourth, and Mike Peace was fifth. Troy Lacey and Bacon took the heat race wins.

In 4 Cylinder Pure Stock, Timmy McKenzie couldn't believe his eyes as he started down the backstretch late in the race and saw the first and second place cars almost stopped out near the retaining wall. They had tangled in the second turn and McKenzie blew by them for his third feature win of the season. McKenzie had worked to be in position to capitalize on their misfortune, as he came from ninth at the green, to be in third when the leaders got in trouble. Chris Narramore finished second, after starting seventh, Matt Craig made a late race pass to take third, and Mark Soule and Scott Taylor rounded out the top five. Narramore won the heat race.

The Classic Race Cars returned to Auburndale for their second of three appearances this season and had another first time winner, as Dan Hammerbeck took the feature win. "Grandpa" Mo Davenport, who is 70 years young, was second, followed by Jim Rahman, Rodney Eary, and David Nunes. Davenport got his first ever feature win at Auburndale earlier this season. The heat race wins went to Rahman and Hammerbeck.

Next Saturday, August 14th, Auburndale will be closed as we will all be at USA International Speedway for the Florida Pro Late Models, SARA Late Model Sportsman, and SARA Modifieds. Action returns to Auburndale, August 21st with the Limited Late Model Sportsman Coca Cola 100, Modified Mini Stocks, Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Pure Stocks, and Pure Stock V-8's.

Auburndale Speedway

Race Results for 8/6/99

4 Cylinder Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Car Doctor; Pandora's Beauty Box; MAC Tools Dodge Charger

2 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL

3 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Matt & Charlie's Detail; Bell Chevrolet Dodge Charger

4 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL Weymer Builders; Auqawash Dodge Charger

5 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL Lilley Air Conditioning; Sign Tech Plus Dodge Omni

6 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL Narramore Machine Shop; Lilley Air Conditioning Dodge Charger

7 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL Sparks Heating & Air; Hanson's Signs & Neon Ford Mustang

8 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL Ace Auto Parts; Sweet's Paint; B & B Radiator Dodge Charger

9 06 George Gorham Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger

10 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL Matt & Charlie's Detail; Bell Chevrolet Dodge Charger

11 17 Elvis Hanson Wahneta, FL Dodge Charger

4 Cylinder Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL

2 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Matt & Charlie's Detail; Bell Chevrolet Dodge Charger

3 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Car Doctor; Pandora's Beauty Box; MAC Tools Dodge Charger

Classic Cars

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 65 Dan Clermont, FL

2 27 Mo Davenport Palm Bay, FL

3 5 Jim Rahman Clermont, FL

4 6 Rodney Eary Orlando, FL

5 54 David Nunes Orlando, FL

6 74 Edgar Yates , FL

7 11 Frank Conrad , FL

8 21 Simon , FL

9 4 Eddie Thorton , FL

10 33 T.K. Grief , FL

11 32 George Hall Jr. , FL

12 9 George Hall III , FL

13 31 John Prekup , FL

14 3 Dan Dalhover , FL

15 79 Dave Garner , FL

16 77 Danny Shearer , FL

Classic Cars

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 5 Jim Rahman Clermont, FL

2 6 Rodney Eary Orlando, FL

3 54 David Nunes Orlando, FL

4 74 Edgar Yates , FL

5 77 Danny Shearer , FL

Classic Cars

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 65 Dan Clermont, FL

2 11 Frank Conrad , FL

3 32 George Hall Jr. , FL

4 27 Mo Davenport Palm Bay, FL

5 3 Dan Dalhover , FL

Limited Late Model Sportsman

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Jack English Insurance, Wilt Farm & Machine Chevrolet Camaro

2 36 Von Pope Auburndale, FL Narramore's Machine Shop; Sign Tech + Chevrolet Camaro

3 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL Gator Tile; Carl's U-Pull-It Chevrolet Monte Carlo

4 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL AutoLand; West Coast Cable Chevrolet Monte Carlo

5 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL Zona Long Bail Bonds Chevrolet Lumina

6 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL Walker Fence; Tint Crafters; Express Delivery Chevrolet Monte Carlo

7 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Jarrett Ford; Midas Jewelers; G & M Tree Svc Chevrolet Camaro

8 0 Keith Simpson Tampa, FL Mike's Driveline Pontiac Gran Prix

9 4 Mark Wright Lakeland, FL Action Construction Chevrolet Lumina

10 22 Richard Todd Polk City, FL Harrison Transport Pontiac Gran Prix

11 02 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Carroll's Trucking Pontiac Gran Prix

12 20 David Hart Jr. Bartow, FL Florida Plating & Machine Ford Taurus

13 16 Eddie King Sr. Alturas, FL

14 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL Rowan Lincoln Mercury; Seacoast Pontiac Gran Prix

15 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL 21st Century Fabrication; Pro Automotive Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Limited Late Model Sportsman

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Jack English Insurance, Wilt Farm & Machine Chevrolet Camaro

2 51 Thomas Poff Haines City, FL Gator Tile; Carl's U-Pull-It Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL AutoLand; West Coast Cable Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Limited Late Model Sportsman

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL Rowan Lincoln Mercury; Seacoast Pontiac Gran Prix

2 36 Von Pope Auburndale, FL Narramore's Machine Shop; Sign Tech + Chevrolet Camaro

3 55 Richard Elkins Jr. Haines City, FL Jarrett Ford; Midas Jewelers; G & M Tree Svc Chevrolet Camaro

Modified Mini Stock

FEATURE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL Bob Uhl Mobile Home Sales Ford Mustang

2 5 Eugene Winter Haven, FL Omni Enterprise; Car Doctor; AutoZone Dodge Charger

3 74 Chuck Frazier Avon Park, FL Westdale Better Homes & Gardens Dodge Charger

4 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Car Doctor; AutoZone; B & B Radiator Dodge Daytona

5 50 Tim Reynolds Winter Haven, FL S & W Crane; Scott Reynolds Framing Ford Mustang

6 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL Ford Pinto

7 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL Plants on the Side; Bunky's BBQ Toyota Corolla

8 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL Regal Collision Center; Affordable Auto Glass Honda Integra

9 1 Pops Auburndale, FL Shirah's Automotive Ford Pinto

10 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL Teston Builders Ford Pinto

11 87 Bobby Judah Winter Haven, FL Judah Automotive; Blackburn & Sons Ford Mustang

12 38 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL

13 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL Apex Mortgage; CPI Small Engines Mercury Capri

14 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Hometown Foods IGA; Suncoast Citrus Dodge Charger

15 03 Duane Parker , FL Don Robinson Concrete; Southern Road Builders Ford Mustang

16 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Blair Homes; Blaco Construction Ford Mustang

17 6 Jeff Lockard Winter Haven, FL Central Tire & Radiator; Auburndale Auto Salvage Ford Pinto

18 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL U92 - Oldies; D J Drive In Dodge Charger

19 3 Terry Joyner , FL

20 91 Chris Correia Zephryhills, FL Ford Mustang

Modified Mini Stock

FEATURE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL Bob Uhl Mobile Home Sales Ford Mustang

2 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Hometown Foods IGA; Suncoast Citrus Dodge Charger

3 5 Eugene Winter Haven, FL Omni Enterprise; Car Doctor; AutoZone Dodge Charger

4 74 Chuck Frazier Avon Park, FL Westdale Better Homes & Gardens Dodge Charger

5 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL Plants on the Side; Bunky's BBQ Toyota Corolla

6 38 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL

7 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL Apex Mortgage; CPI Small Engines Mercury Capri

8 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Car Doctor; AutoZone; B & B Radiator Dodge Daytona

9 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL Ford Pinto

10 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL Regal Collision Center; Affordable Auto Glass Honda Integra

11 87 Bobby Judah Winter Haven, FL Judah Automotive; Blackburn & Sons Ford Mustang

12 1 Pops Auburndale, FL Shirah's Automotive Ford Pinto

13 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL Teston Builders Ford Pinto

14 50 Tim Reynolds Winter Haven, FL S & W Crane; Scott Reynolds Framing Ford Mustang

15 03 Duane Parker , FL Don Robinson Concrete; Southern Road Builders Ford Mustang

16 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Blair Homes; Blaco Construction Ford Mustang

17 3 Terry Joyner , FL

18 91 Chris Correia Zephryhills, FL Ford Mustang

19 6 Jeff Lockard Winter Haven, FL Central Tire & Radiator; Auburndale Auto Salvage Ford Pinto

20 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL U92 - Oldies; D J Drive In Dodge Charger

Street Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL Boutwell Pressure Cleaning Chevrolet Malibu

2 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Gator Construction; George's Tire Ford Thunderbird

3 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL Madi Corp.; AutoZone, Lidik Auto Electric Chevrolet Monte Carlo

4 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL Center State; Jim's Radiator Chevrolet Monte Carlo

5 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL Ridge Energy Savers - Carrier AC Chevrolet Monte Carlo

6 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL Sunrise Supermarkets; John's Used Cars Buick Regal

7 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL Sky Dive City; Carr's Automotive Chevrolet Monte Carlo

8 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Carroll's Trucking Chevrolet Monte Carlo

9 10 Robert Hight Intercession City, FL

10 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Prime Equipment; Flow Tech Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo

11 42 Mike Walsh , FL

12 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL Gator Tile; King Bros. Roofing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

13 96 Michael King Davenport, FL H W Produce; Wausau Homes by Quality Homes Chevrolet Monte Carlo

14 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL Carroll's Wood Products Chevrolet Monte Carlo

15 36 David Williams Bartow, FL Chevrolet Chevelle

16 0 Jeff Warren Bartow, FL

17 21 Greg Groover Tampa, FL Greg Groover Auto Repair Chevrolet Chevelle

18 01 Doug Clements Bartow, FL Bradshaw Industial Coatings Chevrolet Monte Carlo

19 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL Chevrolet

20 78 Bud Bronson , FL

21 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL TR Drum Co.; Norris Discount Groceries Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Street Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Gator Construction; George's Tire Ford Thunderbird

2 10 Robert Hight Intercession City, FL

3 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Prime Equipment; Flow Tech Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo

Street Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL Madi Corp.; AutoZone, Lidik Auto Electric Chevrolet Monte Carlo

2 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL Center State; Jim's Radiator Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL Boutwell Pressure Cleaning Chevrolet Malibu

V8 Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass

2 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Haranda Family Day Care Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Bumper to Bumper Auto Salvage Chevrolet Malibu

4 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL JC's Glass Tinting & Electronics; Prestige Roofing Oldsmobile Cutlass

5 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL Carpenter Contractors of America Chevrolet Monte Carlo

6 61 Dan Rising Bartow, FL Bedrock Cafe; All About Signs Chevrolet Monte Carlo

7 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass

8 16 R.J. Williams Lake Wales, FL Southern Electric & Construction Chevrolet Monte Carlo

9 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL Associated Electric; Watson Radiator Oldsmobile Cutlass

10 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL Ron's Lakeland Wrecker; Imperial Polk Agency Buick

11 84 Charles Houchin ,

12 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL Haven Auto Sales; Gilmore & Son Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo

13 87 Terry List Mulberry, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo

14 31 Donnie Wright Auburndale, FL Gator Tile; King Bros. Roofing Chevrolet Monte Carlo

15 1 Michael Lacey Lutz, FL Greg Groover Auto Repair Chevrolet Laguna

16 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Caffrey Service Co.; Lutz Auto Maintenance Barn Chevrolet Monte Carlo

17 41 Jammie Haines City, FL Polk Lawn Care; Greg Harris Concrete Pumping; Buick Regal

V8 Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #1

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass

2 15 Willie Lacey Lutz, FL Caffrey Service Co.; Lutz Auto Maintenance Barn Chevrolet Monte Carlo

3 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL Haven Auto Sales; Gilmore & Son Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo

V8 Pure Stock

HEAT RACE #2

Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model

1 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Bumper to Bumper Auto Salvage Chevrolet Malibu

2 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL JC's Glass Tinting & Electronics; Prestige Roofing Oldsmobile Cutlass

3 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Haranda Family Day Care Chevrolet Monte Carlo

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