Auburndale Speedway Race Results 3-27-99

Morris is Top Cat in SARA Opener Auburndale, FL- 39 cars attempted to gain a starting spot before a packed grandstand at Auburndale Speedway. Experience proved to be a necessary ingredient to a good run in the season opening SARA Key Bank and...

Morris is Top Cat in SARA Opener

Auburndale, FL- 39 cars attempted to gain a starting spot before a packed grandstand at Auburndale Speedway. Experience proved to be a necessary ingredient to a good run in the season opening SARA Key Bank and Trust Late Model Sportsman 100. Not just any experience would do if you wanted to pace the 29 car starting field, it had to be experience at winning on the tough quarter mile and Wayne Morris knew the way. Morris would take over the command of the event after fast qualifier and pole sitter Mike McCreary Jr. spun in debris deposited onto the speedway just in front of the leaders going into turn one. The right rear on McCreary's car also went down in the mishap and the early leader was done for the night.

With McCreary no longer a factor and a tough case of yellow fever plaguing the field, Morris needed to work lap traffic with precision if he wished to keep Robbie Storer, Dwayne Dempsey, Dave Dunkin and others at bay for the next 70 laps. Morris got his break when the event finally was able to stay under green long enough for lap traffic to become an issue. Morris was able to scoot past slower cars on lap 44 and put a buffer between him and second place Storer. Morris seem to have clicked his number 56 on cruise control as he would remain unchallenged for the remainder of the event and the best race of the night focused on second between Storer and Dempsey.

Following up from a win one week ago, Storer was beginning to struggle with a car whose handling was beginning to fade and a charging Dempsey was pressuring hard from behind. Dempsey never gave Storer a chance to rest over the second half of the event and the number 07 of Storer continued to be loose coming off the corners. Dempsey's pursuit amplified problems for Storer as he pushed the tires harder and harder slowing dramatically over the final 15 laps. Dempsey also appeared to have abused his tires, as he was unable to get enough grip exiting the turns to pull along side Storer.

With both cars fading fast in the second place battle Von Pope, Chip Shell, rookie Bryan Washburn and Mike Cioffi were able to close in. It was a six car freight train at the line for second through seventh with Storer hanging on for second. Dempsey was third, followed by Pope and Shell completing the top five.

In other action, the Street Stock feature saw Billy Jones pace the field for 25 laps to claim the win in the 25 lap feature. Michael King advanced to second at the finish followed by the lonely Ford of Ron Lofquist in third.

Jay Kaminski won the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature over James Wood who recovered well when his car stumbled at the opening green. Tony Elrod was third, chased by Wayne Weaver and Lee Davis.

Greg Bacon took the honors in V8 Pure Stock feature action. Brian Donahue charged from near the tail of the field to finish second. Gene Dunn, Robin O'Neil and Rick Bacon rounded out the top five.

Chris Narramore went from the back to the front to win the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature with Randy King following for second. Matthew Craig, Greg Case and Joe Thomas completed the order for the first five finishers.

The Kids Club was in action and 12 year old Charlene Lewis drove her Dodge Charger to the win in the Junior Division. Aaron Williamson, 13, piloted his Dodge Daytona to the victory in Senior Division racing.

Racing continues next Saturday night with the regular lineup of Limited Late Model, Street Stock, Modified Mini Stock, V8 Pure Stock and 4 Cylinder Pure Stock racing. The Kids Club will again be in action and an Easter Egg hunt is scheduled for the kids.

Auburndale Speedway Race Results for 3/27/99 4 Cylinder Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 16 Chris Narramore Auburndale, FL

2 75 Randy King Auburndale, FL

3 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL

4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL

5 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL 6 6 Scott Taylor Auburndale, FL

7 76 Mark Soule Winter Haven, FL

8 97 David McCaulley Mulberry, FL

9 53 Tim McKinzie Lake Wales, FL

10 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL

11 7 Ronald Hyatt Keysville, FL

12 95 Jeremy Hodnett Auburndale, FL

13 73 Jerry Chambers Mulberry, FL

14 52 Theresa Craig Plant City, FL

Key Bank & Trust Sportsman Series

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 56 Wayne Morris Mulberry, FL

2 07 Robbie Storer Zephyrhills, FL

3 7 Dwayne Dempsey St. Pete, FL

4 02 Von Pope Auburndale, FL

5 2 Chip Shell Lutz, FL

6 63 Bryan Washburn Davie, FL

7 81 Mike Cioffi Loxahatchee, FL

8 99 Kevin Durden Archer, FL

9 79 Clint Slaggy Bradenton, FL

10 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL

11 45 Sonny Hughes Bradenton, FL

12 5 Joe Boyd Riverview, FL

13 9 Brent O'Neil Hollywood, FL

14 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL

15 77 Tony Amico Safety Harbor, FL

16 20 David Hart Jr. Bartow, FL

17 07 Jeff Scofield Brandon, FL

18 23 Robbie Smith Ocala, FL

19 09 Rusty Baker Williston, FL

20 11 Marlon Lynn Haines City, FL

21 92 Scott Crisafulli Pembroke Pines, FL

22 29 Tracey Raven Lakeland, FL

23 23 Mike Abbott Arcadia, FL

24 26 Dan Crowe Lantana, FL

25 4 Ken Kinney Jr. LaBelle, FL

26 71 Dave Dunkin Lakeland, FL

27 25 Joe Bowser Clearwater, FL

28 8 Mike McCreary Jr. Polk City, FL

29 6 Bill Chapman Lithia, FL

Modified Mini Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL

2 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL

3 70 Tony Elrod Jr. Kathleen, FL

4 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL

5 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL

6 25 Don Ezell Lakeland, FL

7 38 Dusty Robinson Lakeland, FL

8 18 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL

9 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale, FL

10 66 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL

11 9 Kenny Hankins Lakeland, FL

12 5 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL

13 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL

14 0 Mike Rudder , FL

15 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL

16 24 Kevin Boykin Auburndale, FL

17 53 Tony Davidson Frostproof, FL

18 89 Scott Sharpe Lakeland, FL

19 51 Wade Leithead Polk City, FL

20 67 Bo Davis Lakeland, FL

21 44 Mike Lawhorn Clermont, FL

22 37 Richard Schmall , FL

23 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL

24 74 Chuck Frazier Avon Park, FL

25 73 Shawn Williams Lakeland, FL

Street Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 18 Billy Jones Lake Wales, FL

2 96 Michael King Davenport, FL

3 49 Ron Lofquist Auburndale, FL

4 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL

5 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL

6 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL

7 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL

8 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL

9 89 Rodney Davis ,

10 28 Greg Gordon , FL

11 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL

12 2 Paul Gibbs Plant City, FL

13 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL

14 06 Ron Wilson , FL

15 44 Barbara Moser Polk City, FL

16 20 Chuck Randolph Polk City, FL

17 28 Wayne Lewis Zephyrhills, FL

18 9 Kenny Wingate ,

19 1 Dave Roberts Lakeland, FL

20 00 Shawn Harper Winter Haven, FL

V8 Pure Stock

FEATURE

Pos Car Driver Hometown

1 60 Greg Bacon Winter Haven, FL

2 3 Brian Donahue Dundee, FL

3 98 Gene Dunn ,

4 24 Robin O'Neil Ft. Meade, FL

5 91 Rick Bacon Auburndale, FL

6 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL

7 27 Leon Foy Orlando, FL

8 41 Jammie Dunnahoe Haines City, FL

9 77 Johnny Vaughn Lakeland, FL

10 36 William Hawkins Winter Haven, FL

11 8 Ron Reed Auburndale, FL

12 14 Mike Peace Lake Alfred, FL

13 9 Jim Atkins Lake Alfred, FL

14 80 Dustin Breeden Bartow, FL

15 15 Jason Helton Bartow, FL

16 61 Dan Rising Bartow, FL

17 49 Shane Spoor Haines City, FL

18 11 Stuart Foster Haines City, FL

19 21 Troy Donahue Dundee, FL

20 09 Joe Van Winkle Lakeland, FL

21 44 Brian Eden , FL

22 57 Travis Haas Lakeland, FL

23 92 Troy Lacey ,

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Sharp , Scott Taylor , David Hart , Lee Davis , James Wood , Tony Amico
Teams Williams