Auburndale Speedway Race Results 97-11-15

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane crane@magicnet.net (11-15-97) Gamble Does Double in Auburndale Speedway Action by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL- Johnny Gamble swept both Late Model and Street...

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

(11-15-97) Gamble Does Double in Auburndale Speedway Action by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL- Johnny Gamble swept both Late Model and Street Stock features Saturday night at Auburndale Speedway as champions were decided in all divisions. Gamble, making a rare Late Model start, also won a Street Stock heat race earlier in the evening and led every lap in route to the Late Model win. Richard Scruggs and Ollie Harbin gave chase to finish second and third. Billy Jones was fourth and Bart Weatherford rounded out the top five. Ray Cuzzone's championship bid narrowly escaped disaster when his 97 Country Camaro developed drivetrain problems prior to the start of the feature. Cuzzone dropped from the running after 3 laps but had accumulated enough points by starting the event to capture his first Late Model crown. Ollie Harbin finished second in the points standings. Gamble started from the pole in the Street Stock feature and was unchallenged to the checkers of the 25 lap grind. Phillip Sorrell was a distant second followed by David Williamson, who also completed the season in third in the points. Ron Lofquist and Mitch Hawk followed to finish fourth and fifth in the race. Michael King, who had already clinched the points championship prior to the nights action climbed out of his number 89 during the pace laps of the feature to allow Travis Roland the chance to improve his position in the points. Roland was sixth in points trailing Robert Hight by only six markers had crashed his car during heat race competition. Westley Bass finished the points season second to King. Williamson was third followed by Keith Schoonover. The 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature saw Shawn Williams lead the open half of the race until a stuck throttle sent him careening into the outside wall in turn one. Williams was unhurt in the crash but his Pinto was heavily damaged. Keith Roggen had worked his way through traffic and took over the lead from Williams to go on to the win. Billy Joe Groover was second followed by Lee Davis, Jay Kaminski and Donnie Lockard. Randy Storer went on to claim the Mini Stock championship title with Lee Davis the runner-up. Don Ezell finishes the season third in points followed by Bobby Judah and Jay Kaminski. The 15 lap Pure Stock V8 feature began as a rough and tumble event. Dave Davis took control of the race from the drop of the green leaving the championship between Kim Scheffler-Hays and James Wright to work their way through the pack. Hays would tangle with Bob Gorsuch bringing out the caution causing both to restart from the tail of the pack. Daniel Clough made his way to second with James Wright on his rear bumper in third. Randy King was fourth, Gorsuch fifth and Hays made her way back to sixth at the finish. Hays' sixth place finish was enough to earn her the division title. Wright is second trailing by 10 points. Daniel Clough, Daniel Sasnett and Bob Gorsuch round out the seasons top five. Mark Soule jumped out front early in the 4 Cylinder Pure Stock feature and drove to the win with Doug Bowen in pursuit. John Bews Jr. moved into the top five in points with a third place feature finish. The race was stopped due to a crash on the backstretch when Fred Martin and Shane Bennett tangled exiting turn two. Martin's car hit the outside wall and safety crews assisted Martin from his car. Daryl Habbershaw clinched the championship. Greg Case was second followed by Wayne Weaver, Terry Jones and Bews. The final night of racing for the 1997 season is this Saturday November 22nd. The Pure Stock divisions will run 30 lap features along with regular division racing, Top Cops, Dwarf Cars, and the Kids Club. Several race fans in attendance will win frozen turkeys given away by ticket stub drawings. The Make A Wish raffle tickets will be drawn for prizes totaling over one thousand dollars. The 1997 Night of Champions Award Banquet is December 6th at 7 PM. Advance tickets are available from the speedway office. LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 46 Johnny Gamble 2 24 Richard Scruggs 3 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow, FL 4 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL 5 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland, FL 6 34 Jeff McCaw Winter Haven, FL 7 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia, FL 8 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 9 1 Ed Neesman 10 02 Don Carroll Polk City, FL 11 94 Donnie Hamilton 12 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland, FL 13 11 Harold Thompkins HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 46 Johnny Gamble 2 6 Richard Todd Auburndale, FL 3 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven, FL STREET STOCKS RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 46 Johnny Gamble Auburndale, FL 2 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City, FL 3 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 4 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 5 17 Mitch Hawk Winter Haven, FL 6 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven, FL 7 69 Jeff Warren Bartow, FL 8 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale, FL 9 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL 10 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City, FL 11 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL 12 13 Robert Hight Intercession City, F 13 01 Jesse Hall Polk City, FL 14 89 Travis Roland 15 24 Shawn Harper 16 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 17 1 David Roberts HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 12 David Williamson Mulberry, FL 2 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City, FL 3 35 Ken Breathitt Lakeland, FL HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 49 Ronald Lofquist Auburndale, FL 2 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City, FL 3 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale, FL MINI STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven, FL 2 94x Billy Joe Groover 3 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 4 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL 5 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven, FL 6 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 7 96 Joey Catarelli 8 67 Bo Davis 9 69 James Wood Winter Haven, FL 10 87 Bobby Judah 11 03 Johel Chaves Bartow, FL 13 49 Travis Roland 14 23 Chris Spring Auburndale, FL 15 01 Donald Howell Wahneta, FL 16 84 Randy Teston Dade City, FL 17 94 Shawn Williams Kathleen, FL 18 25 Gary Joyner 19 80 Kevin Boykin 20 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 16 Keith Roggen Winter Haven, FL 2 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills, FL 3 94x Billy Joe Groover HEAT RACE #2 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 94 Shawn Williams Kathleen, FL 2 77 Lee Davis Lakeland, FL 3 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland, FL FIGURE 8 RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 A2 Rob Wilson 2 A3 J.R. Myers 3 89 Rodney Davis 4 A37 Mark Thomas 5 6 Richard Todd 6 A1 Denny Myers Sr. 7 13 Pat Hughes 8 A5 Denny Myers Jr. 9 15 Joey Catarelli 10 4 Danny Hamilton 11 8 Randy Thompson 12 14 Jim McPeak 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 32 Dave Davis 2 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland, FL 3 56 James Wright III Auburndale, FL 4 46 Randy King Auburndale, FL 5 69 Bob Gorsuch 6 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 7 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 8 00 Craig Corbin 9 16x Scott Mishler 10 9 Jim Atkins 11 15 Joe VanWinkle 12 78 Darrel Porter 13 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven, FL HEAT RACE #1 Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 69 Bob Gorsuch 2 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven, FL 3 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale, FL 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK RACE RESULTS FOR 11/15/97 FEATURE Car Pos Number Driver Name Hometown 1 76 Mark Soule 2 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred, FL 3 23 John Bews Lake Wales, FL 4 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven, FL 5 63 Jim West Kissimmee, FL 6 56 Matthew Craig Plant City, FL 7 46 Gary Green Kissimmee, FL 8 25 Joe Thomas Palm Harbour, FL 9 35 Richard Johnson 10 95 Jeremy Hodnett Winter Haven, FL 11 27 Ken Murtauth 12 69 Kevin Monday 13 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland, FL 14 26 Shane Bennett 15 14 Billie Mae 16 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale, FL 17 07 Bill Bennett 18 08 Billy Pike Auburndale, FL 19 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven, FL 20 9 Fred Martin 21 01 Tony Craig Plant City, FL 22 52 Teresa Craig Plant City, FL

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Series Stock car
Drivers Mark Thomas , Richard Johns , Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , James Wood , David Roberts , David Williams
Teams Williams