STORER WINS SCOTTY'S HARDWARE/COCA-COLA 100 By Dave Westerman Auburndale, FL- Local driver Robbie Storer took the lead with 10 laps to go and won the Scotty's Hardware/Coca-Cola 100, Saturday night August 21st at Auburndale Speedway. Storer ...
STORER WINS SCOTTY'S HARDWARE/COCA-COLA 100 By Dave Westerman
Auburndale, FL- Local driver Robbie Storer took the lead with 10 laps to go and won the Scotty's Hardware/Coca-Cola 100, Saturday night August 21st at Auburndale Speedway.
Storer started from the second spot on a damp track following a one and a half hour rain delay outside of second quick qualifier Tim Harrington. As the field took the green, a massive tangle took place as at least eight cars were damaged with Charlie Coyle and Richard Baer being eliminated from competition. Harrington took the lead on the restart with Storer in tow as the early laps were plagued with numerous cautions - one which happened on a restart that knocked out Coca Cola Series point leader Joe Winchell. Harrington continued to survive each and every restart and could easily put distance between himself and Storer. While under caution with 10 laps to go Mitch Hawk Jr. ran into the right front corner of Harrington's car cutting a tire down on the leaders car with harrington taking some "extra" action against Hawk in the infeild. Storer assumed the top spot and led the rest of the way to take the $2100 top prize and build on his local points lead as second place points man Richard Elkins Jr. did not participate. Keith Perry was the man of the night though as he qualified for the show by winning the consi, started 21st, was involved in the opening lap crash, yet still charged back to finish a close second which earned him the hard-charger bonus. Kevin Ingram battled back from several incidents to get third with fast-qualifier Greg Kaock taking fourth. Former Boston Red Sox player Mike Greenwell drove his Bud Machine to fifth despite the fact his car resembled a squashed beer can. Keith Schoonover, Pete Rodriguez, Craig Brown, Mitch Hawk and Harrington rounded out the top ten as only eight cars were running at the end.
Jason Bennett led every lap and dominated the Street Stock feature which saw caution only once when Paul Gibbs spun and hit Chuck Steele's car ripping a rear wheel and fuel cell off of Steele's machine. Michael King made a late race pass to take second from Doug Clemens with Larry Chumney fourth and point leader James Wright III claiming fifth spot.
Jay Kaminski grabbed the top spot when the leaders tangled infront of him, then held off hard charging Mike Rudder to take the Modified Mini Stock win. Rudder's second place finish, coupled with Wayne Weaver's 14th place following a blown tire, gives Rudder the point lead. Shawn Williams took third with a late charge netting Eugene Davidson fourth. Michael Seeright was fifth.
Bob Gorsuch made a late charge pay off as he pulled away from the field to win the Pure Stock V-8 feature. Point leader Greg Bacon looked to be the car to beat as he was trying to take the lead on lap two when he was hit sending him hard into the turn four wall. From that point it was a shootout but Gorsuch had the right combination as he outran Jason Todd, Johnny Vaughn, Troy Lacey and Roy Wilshire.
Hugh Williams led every lap and held off all challengers to win the Pure Stock 4 Cylinder feature. Joe Thomas made a late charge but fell short at the checker with Randy King, Mark Soule and Tim McKenzie rounding out the top five.
Racing continues this Saturday night with Limited Late Model Sportsmen, Street Stock, Modified Mini Stock, Pure Stock V8 and Pure Stock 4 cylinder divisions. Also scheduled are the Dwarf cars and the Kids Club will also compete. Gates open at 5 PM and racing starts at 7 PM.
Auburndale Speedway Race Results for 8/22/99 Scotty's Hardware / Coca-Cola 100
Late Model Sportsman FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model 1 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL AutoLand; West Coast Cable Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 77 Keith Perry , FL 3 54 Kevin Ingram Auburndale, FL 4 31 Greg Kaouk , 5 39 Mike Greenwell Ft. Myers, FL 6 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 7 52 Pete Rodriguez , FL 8 7 Craig Brown Ft. Lauderdale, FL 9 17 Mitch Hawk Jr. Winter Haven, FL 21st Century Fabrication; Pro Automotive Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 72 Tim Harrington , 11 61 Bobby Beauchmin , 12 38 Terry Thompson Lakeland, FL Don Robinson Concrete Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL Rowan Lincoln Mercury; Seacoast Pontiac Gran Prix 14 56 Wayne Morris Mulberry, FL 15 1X Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 16 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL Zona Long Bail Bonds Chevrolet Lumina 17 20 Phil Antonio , 18 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL Jack English Insurance, Wilt Farm & Machine Pontiac Gran Prix 19 20 David Hart Jr. Bartow, FL 20 65 Danny Mabry , FL 21 26 Steve Diehlmann , FL 22 31 Wendell Guy Auburndale, FL 23 57 Joe Winchell Pembrke Pines, FL 24 03 Jim Nall , FL 25 1 Charlie Coyle , 26 27 Richard Baer , FL
Modified Mini Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model 1 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL Blair Homes; Blaco Construction Ford Mustang 2 0 Mike Rudder Zephryhills, FL Bob Uhl Mobile Home Sales Ford Mustang 3 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL Apex Mortgage; CPI Small Engines Mercury Capri 4 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL Omni Enterprise; Car Doctor; AutoZone Dodge Charger 5 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL Plants on the Side; Bunky's BBQ Toyota Corolla 6 74 Chuck Frazier Avon Park, FL Westdale Better Homes & Gardens Dodge Charger 7 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL Car Doctor; AutoZone; B & B Radiator Dodge Daytona 8 50 Tim Reynolds Winter Haven, FL S & W Crane; Scott Reynolds Framing Ford Mustang 9 26 Bill Bennett Keenanville, FL Ford Mustang 10 55 Chris Hamlet Auburndale, FL Regal Collision Center; Affordable Auto Glass Honda Integra 11 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL Ford Pinto 12 38 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 13 03 Duane Parker , FL Don Robinson Concrete; Southern Road Builders Ford Mustang 14 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL Hometown Foods IGA; Suncoast Citrus Dodge Charger 15 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL U92 - Oldies; D J Drive In Dodge Charger 16 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL Teston Builders Ford Pinto 17 01 Donnie Howell Wahneta, FL Hub Cap & Wheels; George's Tire Ford Pinto 18 11 Raymond Smith Auburndale, FL R & J Enterprises; Car Doctor Dodge Shadow
Street Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model 1 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL Discount Foods; Florida Plating & Machining Chevrolet Monte Carlo 2 96 Michael King Davenport, FL H W Produce; Wausau Homes by Quality Homes Chevrolet Monte Carlo 3 01 Doug Clements Bartow, FL Bradshaw Industial Coatings Chevrolet Monte Carlo 4 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL Sunrise Supermarkets; John's Used Cars Buick Regal 5 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL Center State; Jim's Radiator Chevrolet Monte Carlo 6 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL Carroll's Trucking Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 07 Travis Roland Davenport, FL Xtreme Cleaning Service; Sticky Stuff Chevrolet Monte Carlo 8 78 Bud Bronson , FL 9 23 Richard Hight Kissimmee, FL Madi Corp.; AutoZone, Lidik Auto Electric Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL Ridge Energy Savers - Carrier AC Chevrolet Monte Carlo 11 2 Paul Gibbs Plant City, FL Howard D. Stitzell III Attorney Chevrolet Monte Carlo 12 10 James Hight Intercession City, Lidik Auto Electric; Stinebaugh's BBQ Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL Gator Construction; George's Tire Ford Thunderbird 4 14 Tim Roark Plant City, FL Chevrolet 15 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL Boutwell Pressure Cleaning Chevrolet Malibu 16 8 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL Polk Lawn Care; D & J Automotive; AMF Chassis Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL Prime Equipment; Flow Tech Exhaust Chevrolet Monte Carlo 18 12 Dave Williamson Mulberry, FL Sky Dive City; Carr's Automotive Chevrolet Monte Carlo 19 68 Mike Wilson Polk City, FL 20 42 Mike Walsh , FL 21 86 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL TR Drum Co.; Norris Discount Groceries Chevrolet Monte Carlo 22 90 Thomas Barnhill Jr. Lake Wales, FL Roy's Auto Parts; Cook Manufacturing Chevrolet Monte Carlo
V8 Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model 1 69 Bob Gorsuch Winter Haven, FL JC's Glass Tinting & Electronics; Prestige Roofing Oldsmobile Cutlass 2 95 Jason Todd Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 3 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL Associated Electric; Watson Radiator Oldsmobile Cutlass 4 92 Troy Lacey Winter Haven, FL Oldsmobile Cutlass 5 61 Roy Wilshire Lakeland, FL Bedrock Café; All About Signs Chevrolet Monte Carlo 6 32 David Thompson Haines City, FL Chevrolet Monte Carlo 7 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL Bumper to Bumper Auto Salvage Chevrolet Malibu 8 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL Ron's Lakeland Wrecker; Imperial Polk Agency Buick 9 9 Jim Atkins Lake Alfred, FL Scotty Muffler; Al's Automotive Chevrolet Monte Carlo 10 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL Polk Lawn Care; Greg Harris Concrete Pumping; Buick Regal 11 84 Charles Houchin , 12 31 Donnie Wright Auburndale, FL Gator Tile; King Bros. Roofing Chevrolet Monte Carlo 13 44 Brian Eden , FL Commercial Beverage & Ice Chevrolet Monte Carlo 14 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL Carpenter Contractors of America Chevrolet Monte Carlo 15 36 Jr. Siber , FL 16 88 Josh Haranda Davenport, FL Haranda Family Day Care Chevrolet Monte Carlo 17 49 Shane Spoor Haines City, FL Ford Torino 18 97 Sam Cressman , FL 19 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL Haven Auto Sales; Gilmore & Son Tire Chevrolet Monte Carlo 20 57 Travis Haas Lakeland, FL A to Z Rental Center; Ron's Lakeland Wrecker Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Cylinder Pure Stock FEATURE Pos Car Driver Hometown Sponsor Make and Model 1 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL Hugh Williams Auto Sales Dodge Charger 2 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL Sparks Heating & Air; Hanson's Signs & Neon Ford Mustang 3 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL Sign Tech +; Narramore Machine Shop Dodge Charger 4 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL Weymer Builders; Auqawash Dodge Charger 5 53 Tim McKenzie Lake Wales, FL Car Doctor; Pandora's Beauty Box; MAC Tools Dodge Charger 6 05 Larry Chumney Jr. Auburndale, FL 7 3 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL Sign Tech +; Narramore Machine Shop Dodge Charger 8 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL Matt & Charlie's Detail; Bell Chevrolet Dodge Charger 9 97 David McCaulley Mulberry, FL The Twilight Zone; Rat Racing; Hicks Concrete Svc Dodge Daytona 10 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL Matt & Charlie's Detail; Bell Chevrolet Dodge Charger 11 06 George Gorham Lakeland, FL Dodge Charger 12 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL Lilley Air Conditioning; Sign Tech Plus Dodge Omni 13 17 Elvis Hanson Wahneta, FL Dodge Charger