Auburndale Speedway Race Results 97-10-18

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane crane@magicnet.net (10-18-97) McCaw In Late Models; Bean Takes Outlaw Modified Auburndale, FL- Jeff McCaw took the lead from Billy Jones halfway through the 25 lap Late...

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane crane@magicnet.net

(10-18-97) McCaw In Late Models; Bean Takes Outlaw Modified Auburndale, FL- Jeff McCaw took the lead from Billy Jones halfway through the 25 lap Late Model feature Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway and cruised to the win. Robbie Bean held off early leader George Sands to capture the 25 lap Outlaw Modified feature as the open wheel 4 cylinder touring division made it's final appearance at the Auburndale Speedway for 1997. Steve Mernell Ted Hoverson and Lance Barlow completed the top five at the finish. The excitement started early in the Late Model feature when a five car crash took out third and fourth place point position holders Tony Poff and Richard Todd. The lap 5 crash occurred when Todd's machine got crossed up out of turn four and careened into the outside wall collecting Poff, Howard O'Steen and Thomas Poff. Only Thomas Poff was able to continue but would later drop out with other mechanical trouble. McCaw hounded Billy Jones for the lead and checked out on the field once he was able to work his way around Jones. Ollie Harbin, second in the point standings, moved up to challenge Jones for the runner-up spot but was unable to successfully mount a challenge to Jones from the outside lane. Keith Simpson posted his best finish this season with a fourth place run followed by Robbie Storer. Westley Bass did everything he had to do to try to catch point leader Michael King in the Street Stock points battle. Bass took the point and left Larry Chumney and Steve Ware to battle for second. Bass built up a nearly half lap lead as the pair battled for second and Michael King moved up to make it a three way fight for the second spot at the end. Following Bass at the checkers were Chumney, Ware, King and Travis Roland. Lee Davis also trying to reel in a point leader went to the front and posted his second win in a row in the Modified Mini Stock division 25 lap feature. Bobby Judah was followed by point leader Randy Storer, James Wood and Joey Catarelli. Bob Gorsuch also made it two in a row by winning the V8 Pure Stock feature. Dave Davis trailed in second followed by James Wright III, Daniel Sasnett and Kim Scheffler-Hays. Chris Kingham claimed the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature over the wife and husband team Teresa Craig and Matthew Craig who finished second and third. Billy Standridge and Shane Bennett rounded out the top five. The point battles continue to be close. Ray Cuzzone had his lead in the Late Model Sportsman division erode to just 46 points over Ollie Harbin and Tony Poff slipped from 19 to a 41 point deficit to Harbin. Billy Jones moved ahead of Richard Todd for fourth. The Street Stock battle remained unchanged at the top with both Westley Bass and Michael King earning the same number of points when the night was finished. The top five remain King, Bass, David Williamson, Keith Schoonover and Robert Hight. Randy Storer continues to dominate the Modified Mini Stock division standings with Lee Davis in second 53 points behind. Don Ezell is solid in third with Bobby Judah jumping to fourth and Jay Kaminski in fifth. Kim Scheffler-Hays and James Wright maintain the single digit separation in the V8 Pure Stock battle Hays is the leader with Wright just 6 markers behind. Daryl Habbershaw is the leader in 4 Cylinder Pure Stock class followed by Greg Case and Wayne Weaver. The racing schedule for the remainder of October sees the Allison Legacy Cars joining the regular divisions on October 25th and a change to Friday night racing for Halloween night. All regular divisions will be in action and a Ladies Powder Puff is also scheduled. The kids will have a chance to win in the Halloween Costume Contest. The Friday night change is for the Halloween night only and the schedule returns to Saturday nights for the rest of the season.

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 10/18/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 2 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 3 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 4 0 Keith Simpson 5 75 Robbie Storer 6 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 7 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 8 11 Harold Thompkins 9 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 10 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade, FL 11 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 12 51 Thomas Poff 13 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 14 1 Tony Poff Haines City, FL 15 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 2 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 3 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 2 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 3 51 Thomas Poff STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 10/18/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales, FL 2 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 3 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL 4 69 Michael King 5 07 Travis R. Roland Davenport, FL 6 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 7 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL 8 01 Wayne Morris 9 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 10 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 11 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 12 75 Walt King Winter Haven, FL 13 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 14 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City, FL 15 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 16 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL 2 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 3 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 95 Steve Ware Polk City, FL 2 69 Michael King 3 01 Wayne Morris MINI STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 10/18/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 2 87 Bobby Judah 3 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 4 53 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven, FL 5 96 Joey Catarelli 6 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 7 67 Bo Davis 8 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven, FL 9 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 10 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 11 19 Don Ezell 12 98 Devon McCualley 13 5x Wayne Miller 14 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 15 94 Shawn Williams Kathleen, FL 16 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 17 49 Travis Roland 18 02 Dave Farina Tampa, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 2 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL 3 49 Travis Roland HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 87 Bobby Judah 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 3 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 10/18/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch 2 32 Dave Davis 3 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 4 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale, FL 5 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 6 15 Joe VanWinkle 7 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 8 93 James Self 9 24 Robin O'Neal 10 78 Darrel Porter 11 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch 2 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 3 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 10/18/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 2 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL 3 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 4 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL 5 26 Shane Bennett 6 46 Gary Green Kissimmee, FL 7 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 8 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven, FL 9 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven, FL 10 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 11 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale, FL 12 88 Hugh Williams Lakeland, FL 13 8 Michael Seeright Haines City, FL 14 63 Jim West Kissimmee, FL 15 95 Jeremy Hodnett Winter Haven, FL 16 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 54 Greg Case Winter Haven, FL 2 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills, FL 3 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 2 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 3 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale, FL

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Series Stock car
Drivers Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , James Wood , David Williams
Teams Williams