Auburndale Speedway results 97-04-19

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY AUBURNDALE FL ***PRESS RELEASE ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane ************************************************************************ 4-20-97 VON POPE VICTORIOUS IN SCOTTY’S 100 by Gene Crane Auburndale,...

AUBURNDALE SPEEDWAY AUBURNDALE FL

***PRESS RELEASE ***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Gene Crane

************************************************************************ 4-20-97 VON POPE VICTORIOUS IN SCOTTY’S 100 by Gene Crane Auburndale, FL

Von Pope made a triumphant return to the Auburndale Speedway Saturday night to capture the Scotty’s 100 for the Late Model Sportsman cars. The 1996 Auburndale Speedway Late Model Sportsman champion challenged race long leader Harold Cannon for the top spot including several outside attempts which provided some exciting racing for the packed grandstands. The two leaders set a torrid pace around the flat quarter mile and nearly lapped the field by the three quarter mark. Pope would finally inherit the lead on a lap 90 restart after he and Cannon got together racing into turn one. Cannon spun with a flat left rear tire and returned to finish third after a quick visit to the pits. Bud Bronson trailed Pope at the checkers with Cannon, Eddie Rodgers and Ray Cuzzone rounding the first five finishers. Yellow fever seemed to dominate the early portion of the 100 lap grind. The first caution came out on lap nine for debris when eventual winner Pope and Jeff McCaw got together exiting turn four while battling for second position. Pope’s right front fender was torn away, however the McCaw machine suffered a failure in the rear drive train and was out for the night. The most significant situation developed when current points leader in the Late Model Sportsman division, Howard O’Steen, had the motor explode in his number 86 entering turn one on lap 23. The mixture of water and oil left quite a mess for safety crews to cleanup and made the first turn very treacherous for the remainder of the evening. The final caution of the evening occurred again in turn one when the number 22 driven by Warren McLaughlin blew a radiator hose dumping water and coolant onto the already slick surface. The two leaders Cannon and Pope would collide sliding through the turn on the original restart. Cannon suffer the flat rear tire and return to track as the field received the green for final 10 laps. In Street Stock action, Phillip Sorrell picked up the win over Jason Bennett. Jeff Warren, Michael King and Keith Schoonover completed the top five. The most potentially serious incident of the evening occurred early during the 25 lap feature when fourth place finisher Michael King was collected exiting turn four and went sliding through the infield and colliding with one of the safety trucks. No injuries were sustained and only slight body damage was done to the truck. Joey Catarelli dominated Modified Mini Stock racing and scored the win over Kenny Uhl and Randy Storer. James Wright held off Ted Anderson and Kim Scheffler-Hays to win the Pure Stock V8 feature. Reggie Ware led Daryl Habbershaw and Chip Burton to the checkers in Pure Stock 4 Cylinder action. A special scheduling note related this coming weekend at Auburndale Speedway. Racing will on Sunday afternoon April 27th beginning at 1:30 PM. This change is only for the weekend of the 27th and regular Saturday night racing will continue on May 3rd. Pit gates will open at 11:00 AM and the grandstand gates will open at 12 noon. This Sunday event will feature Pro Figure 8 racing along with Street Stock, Mini Stock, a 30 lap Pure Stock V8 Enduro, 4 Cylinder Pure Stocks, Dwarf Cars and TQ Midgets. SCOTTY’S 100 LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN RACE RESULTS FOR 4/19/97 Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 21 Von Pope 2 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade 3 3 Harold Cannon 4 69 Eddie Rogers Lithia 5 97 Ray Cuzzone Lakeland 6 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 7 65 Ollie Harbin Bartow 8 6 Richard Todd Auburndale 9 18 Billy Jones Winter Haven 10 77 Lee Davis Lakeland 11 22 Warren McLaughlin 12 44 Kevin Weeks 13 29 Bart Weatherford Lakeland 14 86 Howard O'Steen Lakeland 15 34 Jeff McCaw 16 25 R. J. Romano Lake Wales 17 1 Tony Poff Haines City 18 17 Mike Waldrop Green Hill 19 75 Robbie Storer

RACE RESULTS FOR 4/19/97 STREET STOCKS FEATURE - 25 Laps Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 67 Phillip Sorrell Polk City 2 5 Jason Bennett Winter Haven 3 69 Jeff Warren Bartow 4 89 Michael King Davenport 5 27 Keith Schoonover Haines City 6 52 Ed Hill 7 12 David Williamson Mulberry 8 3 Chuck Steele Auburndale 9 28 Scott Gullett Lakeland 10 18 Tim Gullett Lakeland 11 6 Larry Chumney Auburndale 12 34 Scott Yutzy Lakeland 13 13 Robert Hight Intercession City 14 96 Robert Faircloth 15 14 Tim Roark Plant City 16 95 Steve Ware Polk City 17 01 Jesse Hall Polk City 18 63 Westley Bass Lake Wales 19 2 Marvin Gibbs Plant City 20 39 Charles C. Deaton Jr. Lakeland 21 79 Bud Bronson Ft. Meade RACE RESULTS FOR 4/19/97 MINI STOCK FEATURE - 25 Laps Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 96 Joey Catarelli 2 26 Kenny Uhl 3 90 Randy Storer Zephyrhills 4 19 Don Ezell 5 87 Bobby Judah 6 57 Jason Rendell Lakeland 7 20 Rick Bell Lakeland 8 23 Chris Spring Auburndale 9 69 James Wood Winter Haven 10 03 Johel Chaves Bartow 11 82 Paul Shell 12 61 Chuck Harrison 13 47 Roland Cook Bartow 14 67 Bo Davis 15 01 Donald Howell Wahneta 16 20X Jeff Snell 17 28 Joe Spears Bartow 18 2 Eugene Davidson Winter Haven 19 53 Tony Davidson Winter Haven 20 46 Donnie Lockard Winter Haven 21 84 Randy Teston Dade City 22 7 Jay Kaminski Lakeland 23 45 David Thompson 24 6 Brian Whittington Winter Haven 25 92 David Myers Bartow 26 88 David Seeright Haines City 26 88 Jim Atkins 26 88 James Atkins 27 1 Pops Weatherford Auburndale RACE RESULTS FOR 4/19/97 8 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE - 15 Laps Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 56 James Wright III Auburndale 2 4 Ted Anderson Winter Haven 3 10 Kim Scheffler-Hays Auburndale 4 69 Bob Gorsuch 5 19 John Vaughn Lakeland 6 60 Greg Bacon 7 46 John Healey 8 31 Donnie Harp Winter Haven 9 96 Daniel Sasnett Auburndale 10 91 Rick Bacon Winter Haven 11 08 Daniel Clough Lakeland 12 9 Tommy Dopson Haines City 13 79 Michael Lacey St. Petersburg

RACE RESULTS FOR 4/19/97 4 CYLINDER PURE STOCK FEATURE A - 15 Laps Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 06 Reggie Ware 2 84 Daryl Habbershaw Winter Haven 3 83 Chip Burton Winter Haven 4 54 Greg Case Winter Haven 5 48 Ryan Acton Haines City 6 70 Dusty Robinson Lakeland 7 68 Chris Kingham Winter Haven 8 3 Terry Jones Zephyrhills 9 71 Brian Currier 10 24 Jan Mason Winter Haven 11 58 Wayne Weaver Winter Haven 12 73 Shawn Williams Kathleen 13 97 David McCaulley Lakeland 14 16 Scott Taylor Auburndale 15 74 Billy Standridge Lakeland 16 50 Bob Bennett 17 61 Doug Bowen Lake Alfred 18 56 Matthew Craig Plant City 19 00 Tim Ward Eagle Lake 20 23 John Bews Lake Wales

FEATURE B - 12 Laps Car Position Number Driver Name Hometown 1 96 Larry Chumney II Auburndale 2 57 Perry Daughtry Lake Wales 3 27 Bob Hammers Lakeland 4 63 Jim West Kissimmee 5 52 Teresa Craig Plant City 6 2 Myron Hunt Polk City 7 46 Gary Green Kissimmee 8 42 Hubert Baker Jr. Auburndale 9 6 James Lawrence Auburndale 10 47 Bill Smith Winter Haven 11 07 Bill Bennett

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Series Stock car
Drivers Scott Taylor , Rick Bell , Robert Hight , Terry Jones , Lee Davis , Bill Smith , James Wood , David Williams
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