BRONSON, FL - RIS - Jeff Williams took command of the race with just 80 laps to go and led the rest of the way to capture the win in the 125 lap Florida Pro Series race at Bronson Motor Speedway in Florida. Williams started on the...
BRONSON, FL - RIS - Jeff Williams took command of the race with just 80 laps to go and led the rest of the way to capture the win in the 125 lap Florida Pro Series race at Bronson Motor Speedway in Florida.
Williams started on the second row of the grid and showed good patience in working his way towards Doyle Boatwright, the early leader and pole sitter. Williams' Roy Brown Lincoln Mercury Ford Thunderbird closed on Boatwright's Oldsmobile and then spent a number of laps around the tight 1/4 mile oval trying to find a way around the leader. On lap 45 Boatwright pushed up in turn 4 and Williams shot into the gap created. Boatwright was not about to give up that easily and tried to steer back down to the low groove. The two cars touched and Boatwright spun out as Williams took the lead.
Williams looked comfortable as he circulated the track, but coming fast from the pack was fast qualifier Rob Underwood. Williams had company for the final 12 laps as Underwood put the pressure on, but could not get Williams to make a mistake and had to settle for second place. Series Points leader Dave Pletcher finished in third with David Russell and Pete Richardson rounding out the top five.
The next stop for the series is Orlando Speedworld and New Smyrna Speedway for a July 4 and 5 double header.
RESULTS 1. #41 Jeff Williams Inverness, FL 125laps 2. #09 Rob Underwood Eustis, FL 125 3. #75 Dave Pletcher Pinellas Park, FL 125 4. #36 David Russell Longwood, FL 125 5. #1 Pete Richardson Lake Butler, FL 125 6. #51 Jacob Warren Orlando, FL 125 7. #15 Tony Ponder Deland, FL 125 8. #37 Bobby Coyle Ft Lauderdale, FL 125 9. #12 Lee Faulk High Springs, FL 125 10. #5 Brian Leverock Seminole, FL 125 11. #48 Rick Carlton Homossassa, FL 125 12. #27 Rob Elting Wesley Chapel, FL 125 13. #57 Doyle Boatwright Starke, FL 124 14. #82 Dean Jarvis Anthony, FL 123 15. #50 Edward Sartori Port Richey, FL 112 16. #6 Mac Johnson Newberry, FL 90 17. #55 Herb Hoefler Floral City, FL 78 18. #74 David L Pletcher Pinellas Park, FL 64 19. #92 Jimmy Britts Orange Park, FL 47 20. #61 Jimmy Cope Pinellas park, FL 18 21. #53 Richard Till Bartow, FL 2
1997 Florida Pro Series Points 1. Dave Pletcher 783 2. Tony Ponder 648 3. Jeff Williams 645 4. Lee Faulk 640 5. Rob Underwood 638 6. Bobby Coyle 637 7. David Russell 589 8. Jacob Warren 585 9. Jimmy Britts 558 10.David L Pletcher 473
John Kaiser, Racing Information Systems