Castleberry Stakes Claim to Late Model Win at Auburndale Speedway Auburndale, FLâ€”- Veteran Jimmy Castleberry overcame near catastrophe to win the 25 lap feature at Auburndale Speedway. Castleberry's car was found to be leaking fuel during...
Castleberry Stakes Claim to Late Model Win at Auburndale Speedway
Auburndale, FL—- Veteran Jimmy Castleberry overcame near catastrophe to win the 25 lap feature at Auburndale Speedway. Castleberry's car was found to be leaking fuel during the pre-race warm-up. The crew of the Narramore Auto Repair Camaro quickly repaired the car but not before Thomas Poff's number 51 ignited the fuel and spun to the infield.
Poff was able to recover from all the pre-race excitement and secure fourth place finish in the feature. Richard Elkins finished second, followed by Von Pope. Rounding out the top five, and posting his best finish this season, was Ray Cuzzone driving his 97 Country Gran Prix.
Westley Bass used the outside groove to claim the win in the 25 lap Street Stock feature. Bass got by pole sitter Mike Harrison and separated himself from the pack. Harrison withstood the challenge from Dave Williamson and Mitch Hawk Jr. to finish second. Williamson and Hawk were third and fourth respectively and Jason Bennett rounded out the top five.
Wade Leithead scored his first ever win in the 25 lap Modified Mini Stock feature over Donnie Ezell's "Grocery Getter" Pinto Wagon. Ezell mounted a challenge during the closing laps but could not get past the Mustang of Leithead. Completing the top five were Eugene Davidson, Bob Storer and Pops Weatherford.
The Allison Legacy cars made their first visit of the season to Auburndale Speedway. Ron May, driving the No. 68, was leading when he suddenly slowed exiting turn two on the final lap. Robbie Glenn and Steve Usina collided while trying to avoid the hobbling May machine. Glenn was able to recover and take the checkered flag first followed by the fading May and Usina. Youngster Ryan Crane and Douglas Cohee completed the top five in the running order at the finish.
Pure Stock action saw Mike Pitts lead the charge to the win in the V8 division followed by Willie Lacy and Donnie Harp.
Doug Bowen was the victor over Scott Taylor and Chris Kingham in the 4 Cylinder feature.
The crowd was also treated to a Motorcycle demolition derby and Crash Casper surviving the Wall of Fire during the evening's activities.
Racing action continues this coming Saturday night, April 4th, at 7 PM with all regular divisions on the card, headlined by the Twin 25's for the Street Stock division.