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Orlando Speedworld Canceled for 10/5

October 6th, 2012

New Smyrna Beach FL–Tonight’s racing for 10/5 has been cancelled due to Track Conditions. Several inches of rain over the past several days have completely saturated the grounds in and around the Speedway making the surface un-safe for racing at this time.

Race Director Butch Pierce has been monitoring the situation over the past couple days and has determined that in the interest of safety for our competitors this was the only decision that could be made at this time.

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone for our next scheduled event on Friday October 19th.

Special Offer from OSW and NSS!

June 27th, 2012

New Smyrna Beach, Florida –Although Mother Nature washed out racing action throughout the State of Florida this past weekend, the FASCAR Tracks are poised and ready for another big weekend of racing this coming Friday and Saturday.

To say Thanks to our loyal fans, we’re sending you the following Special Offer Coupons for this weekends action… Print either or both of the Coupons below and bring to Orlando Speedworld and/or New Smyrna Speedway and receive $5.00 OFF Adult General Admission.

Orlando Speedworld – Sportsman 50 – Regularly $15.00 Adult General Admission, You pay $10.00 with your coupon.

New Smyrna Speedway – Pro Late Models 100 – Regularly $20.00 Adult General Admission, You pay $15.00 with your coupon.

And don’t forget to look for this weeks New Smyrna Speedway – Checkered Flag Cafe Coupon coming soon!

See you at the races!

06/29/12 – $5.00 Off Coupon

06/30/12 – $5.00 Off Coupon

Super Late Models will be OFF on Friday 6/29/12. Orlando Speedworld – RAINED OUT Sportsman 50 Rescheduled

June 2nd, 2012

New Smyrna Beach, Florida–Tonight’s racing at the Orlando Speedworld Oval Track has been canceled due to rain. The Sportsman 50 has been rescheduled for Friday June 29th. The Super Late Models will be OFF on 6/29.

Be sure and join us on Friday 6/15/12 for Fan Appreciation Night featuring $5.00 Adult General Admission to see the Super Stocks 50, Strictly Stocks 35 along with Feature Races for the Pro Late Models, Modifieds, Legends and Bandoleros. As always, Kids 11 & under are Free!

Visit: www.OrlandoSpeedworld.org

Fan Appreciation Night at OSW!

May 6th, 2012

Orlando, Florida -It’s all about the Fans this Friday night at Speedworld for the first Fan Appreciation Night of 2012. Adult General Admission is just $5.00 Friday night with Kids 11 & under Free. In all there are five Fan Appreciation Nights scheduled throughout the 2012 season. Following Friday night’s program, the next F.A.N. is scheduled for Friday June 16th.

The race card for Friday night features Heat races and Features for the FASCAR Weekly Racing Series Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stocks, Strictly Stocks, Legends and the Bandoleros.

Don’t miss the Bright House Challenge Series’ return to Orlando Speedworld on Friday May 18th and wrapping up the month of May will be the Crash-A-Rama Series on SATURDAY May 26th.

For more information, including the entire 2012 Schedule, visit OrlandoSpeedworld.org.

VP Named Official Fuel of Orlando Speedworld

April 25th, 2012

SAN ANTONIO, TX — Racers in northern Florida will find it easier to make power as track officials at both New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando Speedworld announced an agreement naming VP Racing Fuels as Official Fuel of each track beginning in 2012. Under the 3-year agreement, VP will be the tracks’ exclusive supplier of race fuels with VP110 and C12 available on site at both facilities.

“We’re excited to partner with an industry leading brand like VP Racing Fuels,” said Terry Roberts, General Manager of New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando Speedworld. “VP was our trackside supplier early on in our tracks’ history and we’re thrilled to have them back. VP’s trackside service is second to none and I’m confident our racers will enjoy the increased power and torque they can expect from VP fuels.”

“New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando Speedworld are great motorsports facilities and we’re very happy Terry selected VP over all others to fuel both tracks this coming year,” said Robert Rodgers, VP’s Regional Manager-South. “That area in northern Florida is home to a great group of competitors and New Smyrna and Orlando Speedway will make VP very accessible to racers from all forms of motorsports who want the power and consistency we’re known for.”

New Smyrna Speedway is a 1/2 mile asphalt track located near New Smyrna Beach, FL that hosts the annual World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing each February, as well as the annual Florida Governor’s Cup 200 in November. The track races Florida Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing (FASCAR) stock cars every Saturday night, as well as Quarter midgets that race on Friday nights on a smaller track in the infield, known as “Little New Smyrna Speedway.”

Orlando Speedworld, located in Orlando, FL, includes a 3/8 mile asphalt track that plays host to the nationally televised annual Mopar/PRI Sprint & Midget Classic, the INEX/600 Winter Nationals and for the past two years has been the host track for the annual Charity Trucker’s 200.

VP Racing is the Official Racing Fuel of NHRA Championship Drag Racing, American Le Mans, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Model Series and Rally America, among nearly 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

In addition to racing fuels, VP’s product line includes SEF Small Engine Fuels, formulated specifically for 2-cycle and 4-cycle portable gas-powered equipment and PowerMaster hobby fuels for R/C racing. More information is available online at VPRacingFuels.com, SEFfuels.com or PowerMasterFuels.com.

Orlando Speedworld Cancelled for 4/20

April 22nd, 2012

Orlando, Florida–Due to tonight’s forecast by the National Weather Service of Severe Weather in and around the Orlando Metro area, and in the interest of safety for our competitors and fans, tonight’s events at Orlando Speedworld – Oval Track have been canceled.

With several race teams traveling from around the State to compete tonight, we are making this announcement at this time in hopes of saving our competitors the added cost of towing, with the certainty of the forecast.

We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you in advance for your understanding.

For more information, visit: www.OrlandoSpeedworld.org .

Wayne Anderson Wins Race #1 for Bright House Super Late Model Challenge at Orlando SpeedWorld

May 9th, 2011

(Orlando, FL.) -With a new moon overhead and a perfect spring almost summer night, sixteen Super Lates took to the high banks of Orlando SpeedWorld for the Bright House Challenge Super Late Model 50.

It was the familiar No. 84 of Wayne Anderson who set fast time for the 50 lap event with a 13.480 lap followed by David Rogers with a 13.502 lap and Sean Bass with a 13.539 lap. After the pill draw, it was Dusty Cornelius of Cocoa who set on the pole for the 50 lap event. After an on-track autograph session with the Super Lates and Legends, it was time to go racing. The Super Late field was increased by three more cars that did not take time – Bob Greene, Chad Pierce, and Scott McKinley who came late to the track after doing some last minute preparations on his car. The green flag waved but before a lap was down, the yellow came out for Brian Finney of Merritt Island who spun in turns 1 and 2. This called for a complete restart as Cornelius once again took the pole position. This time it was a good start as Cornelius took the point followed by
Wayne Anderson, Jason Vail, David Rogers and Rich Clouser. Anderson put the heat on Cornelius and took over first as Cornelius went to second followed now by David Rogers, Jason Vail and Rich Clouser.

After arriving late and not qualifying, Scott McKinley took the No. 12 off the field and into the pits as Anderson continued to lead the way. The second caution came out when Bobby Good tapped Brian Finney in turn 4 as Alan Bruns and Sean Bass spin to avoid Finney and Good. Good and Finney go to the rear for the restart. But before a lap was down, the caution came out again for David Hart and Bobby Good who made contact in turns 1 and 2. Hart hits the wall hard, ending his night on the hook. Another complete restart is in order as Anderson once again leads the way over David Rogers, Dusty Cornelius, Jason Vail and Rich Clouser.

Daniel Webster puts the heat on Jeff Scofield and takes over sixth as Scofield goes to seventh. It is now Anderson, Rogers, Vail, Cornelius, Clouser, Webster, Scofield, Bass, Bruns, Honaker, Finney, Good, McCormick, Pierce, Jacalone, and Greene.
Greene now retires his machine to the pits along with Bass who has stopped in turns 3 and 4 with overheating problems. The field is now down to 13 cars as Anderson once again takes the point on the restart followed by Rogers, Vail, Cornelius, and Webster. Alan Bruns brings out the next caution as he spins in turns 1 and 2. Bruns joins the field in the rear as Anderson leads the way on the green followed by Rogers, Vail, Cornelius, and Webster.

McCormick and Jacalone get together in turn 3. Jacalone has problems refiring as the buggy helps him around the field to refire the car. Finally it does refire and we are ready for green again as Anderson once again takes the point over Rogers, Vail, Cornelius and Webster. Webster finds his hands full of a hard charging Scofield for fifth. Scofield takes fifth as Webster goes to sixth and once again the yellow comes out as Cornelius and Scofield get together with Cornelius spinning in turn 2.
Cornelius and Scofield are sent to the rear with Honaker retiring to the pits for the night. Anderson leads the way on the green followed by Rogers, Vail, Webster, and Clouser. With two laps to go, Alan Bruns brings out the caution as he spins at the bottom of the frontstretch.

Two laps to go as Anderson leads the way over Rogers, Vail, Webster and Clouser. Anderson takes the checkered followed by David Rogers, Jason Vail, Daniel Webster, and Rich Clouser. Heat races saw William Hindman and Luis Guillen, Jr. take the wins for the Strictly Stocks but it was Shane Sutorus all the way for the feature win. Joshua Todd and Earl Beckner took the E-Mod heats with Joshua Todd taking the feature win for the E-Mods.

Donny Williams took the heat win for the Sportsman division but it was Andy Nichols who took the feature win. Young Jeff Cuddy took the heat win for the Super Stocks but it was Shannon Kelly who took the feature win. Kory Abott took not only the heat win but the feature win for the Legends.

Next Friday night, May 13th at Orlando SpeedWorld, it is a Modified 50, Pro Truck 50, Mini Stocks, Strictly Stocks, Legends, and Bandoleros. The Second Race for the Bright House Super Late Model Challenge will be May 28th at New Smyrna Speedway

Rogers Tops Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 15th, 2010

Orlando, FL -In spite of numerous cautions and three red flags, it was David Rogers who took the checkered and won the Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld.

Twenty three cars qualified with Rogers setting fast time with a 13.648 followed by Sam Watts with a 13.668, Justin Larson 13.673. Ben Kennedy 13.692 and Joe Winchell 13.720. David Green was the only car who failed to qualify as he hit the turn 1 wall hard in Justin Drawdy’s No. 12 Super Late. Rogers pulled a 7 for the pill draw putting Tim Russell on the pole es thand
Marty Pierce on the outside pole.

Russell, who became a first time dad on Tuesday, took the point on the green followed by Pierce, Winchell, Larson and Rogers. But it was a very short green as the first of many cautinos came out for Dusty Cornelius and Chuck Green who had gotten together in turn 4.

Mark Adams was the second driver who brought out the caution as he hit the turns 3 and 4 wall and took his machine into the pits, done for the night. Russell would take the inside, Winchell would take the outside for each restart as Russell quickly took the point over Winchell.

By lap 20, Larson had put the heat on Winchell and taken over second as Winchell went to third followed by Rogers and Pierce. With 41 laps in, Russell continued to lead the way as Winchell took back second followed by Rogers, Larson and Pierce. Winchell put the heat on Russell first taking the inside then the outside and eventually took the lead as Russell now had to settle for second.

The halfway point saw 18 cars left in the field as Winchell was the leader and Russell was second followed by Rogers, Larson and Jared Allison.

The first red flag of the race was thrown as Sam Watts and Jason Vail got together on the backstretch with Watts’s car sitting on top of Vail’s car. Watts was obviously not happy at this point as the safety crew went to work getting the two cars apart. Both drivers were fine, just not very happy. Watts’s car was pushed off the track and Vail was able to drive his #407 into the pits for crew attention. Both Vail and Watts were able to rejoin the field for the restart, just in the rear.

With 40 laps remaining, Winchell took the inside, Russell took the outside for the restart. It is now Winchell, Russell, Rogers, Larson, Allison, Dick Anderson, Finney, and Kennedy leading the way. Rogers puts the heat on Russell and takes over second as the caution comes out for debris on the track.

It is Winchell on the inside, Rogers on the outside as Winchell leads but not for long as Rogers takes over the point, the third leader of the night. Jimmy Crowe brings out the caution as he spins in turn 2 and joins the field in the rear for the restart.

Now it is Rogers on the inside, Winchell on the outside for the restart as Rogers takes the point over Winchell, Larson and Russell who are going side-by-side for third, Finney and Allison. Crowe hits the turn 4 wall hard as Vail spins avoiding Crowe and takes a wild ride. The race is once again red flagged for track clean-up.

With twenty five laps left, and three lead changes in those 75 laps, it is Rogers on the point followed by Winchell, Larson, Russell, Finney, Allison, Anderson, Kennedy and Watts. Allison takes over fifth with Anderson on his coat tail for sixth. Sam Watts brings out the caution on lap 89 and is black flagged due to the fact that that is his third caution and he is out of the race. He goes into the pits but not very happy about it all.

Ten laps to go and they must be green flag laps as Rogers takes the lead over Larson, Winchell, Russell and Pierce. Jared Allison spins in turn 4 bringing out the caution and rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

Only one lap later, the red flag comes out again as Larson spins in turns 1 and 2 causing a massive pile-up involving Finney, Kennedy, Russell, Tom Root, and Don Keithly. Larson spun his tires on the restart causing the mass pile-up. All the cars go in except for the #75 and #1 who are tangled together. A few of the cars do make it back for the restart and the last nine laps of the race.

With Rogers on the inside and Winchell on the outside, Rogers once again takes the point over Winchell, Anderson, Pierce, Allison and Finney. All the sudden you see the #92 of Anderson taking a wild ride in the grass as he and Winchell have gotten together fighting for postion. It is obvious that Anderson is not happy with Winchell but rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

With no more cautions and eight cars left in the field, Rogers takes the point and looks to be a shoe-in for the win. Winchell challenges Rogers but Rogers has nothing to do with it and maintains the point as he crosses the checkered and wins the Orange Blossom 100.

Rogers Tops Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 12th, 2010

 KARNAC MEDIA (Jane Smith)

Orlando, FL (June 11, 2010) In spite of numerous cautions and three red flags, it was David Rogers who took the checkered and won the Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld.

Twenty three cars qualified with Rogers setting fast time with a 13.648 followed by Sam Watts with a 13.668, Justin Larson 13.673. Ben Kennedy 13.692 and Joe Winchell 13.720. David Green was the only car who failed to qualify as he hit the turn 1 wall hard in Justin Drawdy’s No. 12 Super Late. Rogers pulled a 7 for the pill draw putting Tim Russell on the pole es thand Marty Pierce on the outside pole.

Russell, who became a first time dad on Tuesday, took the point on the green followed by Pierce, Winchell, Larson and Rogers. But it was a very short green as the first of many cautinos came out for Dusty Cornelius and Chuck Green who had gotten together in turn 4.

Mark Adams was the second driver who brought out the caution as he hit the turns 3 and 4 wall and took his machine into the pits, done for the night. Russell would take the inside, Winchell would take the outside for each restart as Russell quickly took the point over Winchell.

By lap 20, Larson had put the heat on Winchell and taken over second as Winchell went to third followed by Rogers and Pierce. With 41 laps in, Russell continued to lead the way as Winchell took back second followed by Rogers, Larson and Pierce. Winchell put the heat on Russell first taking the inside then the outside and eventually took the lead as Russell now had to settle for second.

The halfway point saw 18 cars left in the field as Winchell was the leader and Russell was second followed by Rogers, Larson and Jared Allison.

The first red flag of the race was thrown as Sam Watts and Jason Vail got together on the backstretch with Watts’s car sitting on top of Vail’s car. Watts was obviously not happy at this point as the safety crew went to work getting the two cars apart. Both drivers were fine, just not very happy. Watts’s car was pushed off the track and Vail was able to drive his #407 into the pits for crew attention. Both Vail and Watts were able to rejoin the field for the restart, just in the rear.

With 40 laps remaining, Winchell took the inside, Russell took the outside for the restart. It is now Winchell, Russell, Rogers, Larson, Allison, Dick Anderson, Finney, and Kennedy leading the way. Rogers puts the heat on Russell and takes over second as the caution comes out for debris on the track.

It is Winchell on the inside, Rogers on the outside as Winchell leads but not for long as Rogers takes over the point, the third leader of the night. Jimmy Crowe brings out the caution as he spins in turn 2 and joins the field in the rear for the restart.

Now it is Rogers on the inside, Winchell on the outside for the restart as Rogers takes the point over Winchell, Larson and Russell who are going side-by-side for third, Finney and Allison. Crowe hits the turn 4 wall hard as Vail spins avoiding Crowe and takes a wild ride. The race is once again red flagged for track clean-up.

With twenty five laps left, and three lead changes in those 75 laps, it is Rogers on the point followed by Winchell, Larson, Russell, Finney, Allison, Anderson, Kennedy and Watts. Allison takes over fifth with Anderson on his coat tail for sixth. Sam Watts brings out the caution on lap 89 and is black flagged due to the fact that that is his third caution and he is out of the race. He goes into the pits but not very happy about it all.

Ten laps to go and they must be green flag laps as Rogers takes the lead over Larson, Winchell, Russell and Pierce. Jared Allison spins in turn 4 bringing out the caution and rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

Only one lap later, the red flag comes out again as Larson spins in turns 1 and 2 causing a massive pile-up involving Finney, Kennedy, Russell, Tom Root, and Don Keithly. Larson spun his tires on the restart causing the mass pile-up. All the cars go in except for the #75 and #1 who are tangled together. A few of the cars do make it back for the restart and the last nine laps of the race.

With Rogers on the inside and Winchell on the outside, Rogers once again takes the point over Winchell, Anderson, Pierce, Allison and Finney. All the sudden you see the #92 of Anderson taking a wild ride in the grass as he and Winchell have gotten together fighting for postion. It is obvious that Anderson is not happy with Winchell but rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

With no more cautions and eight cars left in the field, Rogers takes the point and looks to be a shoe-in for the win. Winchell challenges Rogers but Rogers has nothing to do with it and maintains the point as he crosses the checkered and wins the Orange Blossom 100.

 

SUPER LATE MODELS
ORANGE BLOSSOM 100

1. #11 David Rogers (7)
2. #64 Joe Winchell (3)
3. #75x Marty Pierce (2)
4. #92 Dick Anderson (11)
5. #18 Jared Allison (8)
6. #80 Brian Finney (9)
7. #1 Tom Root (16)
8. #13 Frank Alberson (19)
9. #68 Russ Shaw (20)
10. #88 Justin Larson (5)
11. #36 Tim Russell (1)
12. #96 Ben Kennedy (4)
13. #75 Don Keithley (17)
14. #12 Scott McKinley (23)
15. #73 Sam Watts (6)
16. #13 Bob Greene (22)
17. #407 Jason Vail (21)
18. #89 Jimmy Crowe Jr (13)
19. #112 Steve Weaver (14)
20. #22 Dusty Cornelius (10)
21. #7 Dillon Jackson (15)
22. #17 Robert Jenkins (18)
23. #28 Mark Adams (12)
DNS #12x David Green

Orlando SpeedWorld Cancelled for Today, DOUBLE Features Tomorrow, February 13th

February 12th, 2010

Orlando, FL (February 12, 2010) Orlando SpeedWorld has been forced to cancel all racing for today with the Legends, Bandoleros, and Thunder Cars. Tomorrow, Saturday, February 13th, there will be double features for all divisions plus the Pro Challenge Cars will be racing and the Strictly Stock 5000. All Strictly Stocks are invited to come and race.

General admission is FREE and you are allowed to bring your coolers. But the Management does ask that no one go into the pit area without buying a Pit Band at the Pit Gate. Otherwise, it is totally free to come and watch the cars.

Pit gate opens at 8 a.m. with racing action starting at 1 pm. Remember, tomorrow there will be DOUBLE FEATURES due to the rainout today so you will see plenty of racing action at Orlando SpeedWorld.

For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld and the 6th Annual Fun and Sun Winternationals with the “best of the best” INEX 600 drivers go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

4th Annual Charity Truckers 200 postponed until Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th

December 5th, 2009

Orlando, FL – Due to the inclement weather forecast for Friday, December 4th, the 4th Annual Charity Truckers 200 presented by
Fountain Motorsports has been moved to Saturday, December 5th and Sunday, December 6th.

The original Friday, December 4th schedule will now run on Saturday, December 5th. The Saturday, December 5th schedule, will now run on Sunday, December 6th with the truck race starting at 2 pm.

“I will have the Sunday schedule out shortly,” said Founder Rick Bristol. “However the Friday schedule will be run exactly the same on Saturday, December 5th. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause but with 100% forecast of rain tomorrow, we had to revise our schedule.”

Please join us Saturday, December 5th, and Sunday, December 6th, at Orlando SpeedWorld when Fountain Motorsports presents the 4th Annual Charity Truckers 200. We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Orlando SpeedWorld Re-Opens with Finney Winning Super Late Model Feature

October 3rd, 2009

Orlando, FL (October 2, 2009) Orlando SpeedWorld had their grand re-opening last night with 83 cars in the pits and lots of racing action from Super Late Models to Bandoleros. Ten divisions took to the track with the Strictly Stocks having twin 20′s. The entire field was inverted from the first race which made a very interesting and exciting second feature.

Legends saw Zach Harris with the pole for their twenty five lap feature. Harris was able to hold off Alex Kempf for the first few laps but it was Kempt who took the checkered flag in the end. Eight cars were in the field, which was pretty good since the Legends have a tour race tonight at Citrus County Speedway. With no cautions, it was an action packed feature as Alex Kempt took the checkered followed by Zach Harris, Mason Ketterman, Rick Whitmore, and Ted Ruffo.

Taking the Bandolero Bandit win was Tanner Cornwell followed by Noah Corman, and Michael Held. Winning the Bandolero Young Gun feature was Mark Hooven followed by Dan Binda, Coty Bibeau, and Donovan Ponder.

The Taylor Racing Products Pro Trucks saw Sean Bass on the pole for their twenty five lap feature. Bass quickly took the point on the green followed by Ben Kennedy, Zach Curtis, Scott Reeves, and Whitney Poole. Reeves passes Curtis and takes over third. Kennedy puts pressure on Bass but Bass quickly shuts the door.

The caution comes out for a spin at the bottom of turn 4 and the field is quickly realigned for the restart with Bass on the inside, Kennedy on the outside. This time is it Kennedy who takes the point over Bass, Reeves, Curtis and Poole. Curtis gets very loose but it able to correct and the field remains racing. Reeves passes Bass for second. The caution comes out again for David Groah who spun high in turn 3.

The field goes back green as Kennedy leads the way over Reeves, Sergi, Bass and Curtis. Kennedy continues to lead the way and takes the checkered over Anthony Sergi, Scott Reeves, Tim Sozio and Sean Bass.

The first race of the Strictly Stocks saw Danny Binda on the pole for the twenty lap feature but before a lap was down, Bob Sullivan hit the wall hard high in turn 3. Sullivan was fine. Binda and Tim Walters, Jr. also got some of the action were out of the race before it begun. This put Steve Daniels on the pole for the restart. Eleven cars were now left out of the original fourteen that started.

Scott Brunfield took the point over William Hindman but spins at the bottom of turn 4 but continues on giving the point over to Hindman followed by David Leeper, Chris Brannon, Art Hendren, and Bruce Gayton. The caution comes out for debris on the track. Hindman once again takes the point on the green followed by Brannon, Leeper, Gayton, and Todd McCreary.

McCreary, who prefers to start in the rear no matter what he draws, is working his way up towards the front and Hindman. But with two laps to go and McCreary leading, he feels he has a tire coming apart and sees part of a tire on the track and believes it just might be his and retires from the race on the white flag lap giving the lead over to Chris Brannon. McCreary discovers after the race that it is indeed not his tire but he did not want to wreck his car or someone else.

Chris Brannon takes the checkered followed by William Hindman, Bruce Gayton, Tom Rose, and Art Hendren. Now remember, the entire field will be inverted for the second race.

It was now time for the “BIG” boys to show their stuff to the fans. Jared Allison, who will be showing off his new dirt modified soon at Volusia Speedway Park, had the pole for the 35 lap Super Late Model feature. Allison quickly took the point over Russ Moore, Brian Finney, Jason Vail and Richard Douglas.

Shaughn McCormick, who came from the Legends, had to retire his Super Late Model due to mechanical problems leaving nine cars in the field. Allison continues to lead the way as Finney passes Moore for second with Moore in third, Vail in fourth and Douglas in fifth. Vail puts the heat on Moore and takes over third as John Kennedy retires his ride to the pits.

Robert Jenkins retires his car to the pits, now leaving only seven in the feature. Allison continues to lead the way over Finney, Vail, Moore and Douglas. Vail puts the heat on Finney and takes over second as Finney goes to third. Corey Kaiser brings out the caution as he spins in turns 1 and 2. Kaiser is pushed into the pits, done for the night as the safety crew clean the track for fluids.

With six cars left for the restart, it is Allison on the inside, Vail on the outside. But it takes two more restarts before the race sees green again. Vail, who jumped the start, was sent to the rear for the final restart putting Allison and Finney side-by-side for the green. This time it is Finney who gets the point as he and Allison are so close, their tires are rubbing. But it is a short green as Richard Douglas spins in turns 1 and 2.

With Finney on the inside, Allison on the outside, Allison takes the point but it is another short green as Moore and Vail get together in turns 3 and 4 with Vail spinning. At this point, Mark Adams retires his ride to the pits. Allison on the inside, Finney on the outside, Finney takes the point over Allison, Moore, Vail and Douglas. Vail takes a look on the outside of Moore but Moore quickly shuts the door. Douglas retires to pit road leaving only Finney, Allison, Moore and Vail left racing.

Allison pulls right to the rear bumper of Finney but must let off his charge as he gets alittle squirrelly, leaving Finney at the point. Finney holds off Allison and takes the checkered over Jared Allison, Russ Moore, and Jason Vail. On the cool down lap, Vail and Moore exchange alittle “how do you do” and go into the pits.

Chad Pierce led the Modified feature from green to checkered. With no cautions, it was action packed as Alan Bruns tried and tried but could not take the point away from Pierce. Mark Emberson passed Andy Saffioti for third as Matt Wheeler followed in fifth. Bruns had nothing for Pierce as Pierce took the checkered over Alan Bruns, Mark Emberson, Andy Saffioti, and Matthew Wheeler.

It was nice to see Pete Wiloughby in the pits as he spotted for Saffioti in the Modified feature. Willoughby, who is Barry Willoughby’s father, has not been around for awhile since Barry moved to Seattle with his job. Pete was a long time racer at Hialeah Speedway back when Dickie Anderson ran there alot. Nice to see Pete back again.

Sportsman saw Duane Best on the pole for their feature as Best took the point on the green followed by Andy Nicholls, Justin Reynolds, Ed Michalak, and Randy Poole. The caution comes out for Justin Reynolds who spun coming off turn 2. The race goes back green with Best on the inside, Nicholls on the outside as they go side-by-side for the point. Best wins the battle but sees his night cut short as he goes up in smoke and hits the turn 3 wall. Only four cars remain.

Nicholls takes the point on the restart as Reynolds goes side-by-side with him. Nicholls wins and takes the point followed by Reynolds, Michalak and Poole. Reynolds tries everything to take the point but each time, Nicholls shuts the door. However, on the last lap, Reynolds is finally able to take the point and the checkered over Andy Nicholls, Ed Michalak, and Randy Poole.

Mini Stocks saw Pedie Allison go from green to checkered for their feature. Allison had the pole and quickly took the point on the green followed by Rex “Boneman” Hollinger, David Russell, Matt Perkins, and Jim Erb. Erb puts the heat on Perkins and takes over fourth as Perkins goes to fifth. Suddenly Perkins begins to smoke and is forced to retire his ride to the pits bringing out the caution.

Allison once again takes the point on the restart followed by David Russell, Jim Erb, Boneman, and Mark Avery. With no cautions, it continues this way until Avery is forced to retire also to the pits turning over fifth to Randy Blakeslee. Allison takes the checkered followed by David Russell, Jim Erb, Rex “Boneman” Hollinger, and Randy Blakeslee.

Denny Johns had the pole for the Super Stock feature but it was John Bennett who took the point on the green followed by Billy Cuddy, Johns, Brian Lynch, Sr., and Justin Reynolds. But Cuddy was on the move as he takes over the point from Bennett. Reynolds, who worked his way to third, is forced to retire to the pits making the new running order Cuddy, Bennett, Johns, Brent Tyler, and David Gould. The caution comes out for Shannon Kelly who spun coming off turn 2.

With Cuddy on the inside, Bennett on the outside, Cuddy once again takes the point but the yellow comes out for Lynch who has hit the turns 1 and 2 all hard. Lynch is fine but done for the night. The green comes back out as Cuddy leads the way over Bennett, Tyler, Johns and Gould. Woody Strickland brings out the caution as he hits the frontstretch wall.

With ten laps to go, Cuddy once again takes the point over Bennett, Tyler, Johns and Gould. Brent takes over second with Gould right on his heels for third as Bennett settles into fourth. Bennett puts the heat on Gould and retakes third putting Gould fourth. The caution comes out for Danny Frye who spun in turn 2. With Cuddy on the inside, Tyler on the outside, Cuddy once again takes the point over Gould, Tyler, Bennett and Johns. Suddenly Tyler’s car is not moving and the caution comes out for the stalled car in turn 3.

It is a one lap dash to the checkered as Cuddy leads the way and takes the win over David Gould, John Bennett, Denny Johns, and Brian Lynch, Jr.

The final race of the night is the second feature for the Strictly Stock Twin 20′s. Remember, the field is completely inverted from the first race putting David Lepper on the pole for the second feature. But after several failed starts, Leeper is taken off the pole and replaced by Art Hendren. Hendren takes the point on the green followed by Neil Kirby, William Hindman, Todd McCreary, and Glenn Rhodes. Hendren and Kirby get together causing Kirby to spin in turns 1 and 2 but Kirby was able to get going fast with no caution coming out.

With no cautions, William Hindman led the way over McCreary, Rhodes, Leeper, and Tom Rose. Kirby is moving back up as he passes Rose for fifth. Hindman is doing everything he can to keep McCreary from taking over the point but eventually McCreary gets the point and takes the checkered over Neil Kirby, William Hindman, Glenn Rhodes, and David Leeper.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD

OCTOBER 2, 2009

SUPER LATE MODEL:

1. #80 Brian Finney

2. #18 Jared Allison

3. #39 Russ Moore

4. #407 Jason Vail

5. #6 Richard Douglas

6. #28 Mark Adams

7. #48 Corey Kaiser

8. #17 Robert Jenkins

9. #0 John Kennedy

10. #34 Shaughn McCormick

TAYLOR RACING PRODUCTS PRO-TRUCKS:

1. #96 Ben Kennedy

2. #20 Anthony Sergi

3. #55 Scott Reeves

4. #16 Tim Sozio

5. #34 Sean Bass

6. #63 Zach Curtis

7. #00H John Hodge

8. #00 Whitney Poole

9. #8 Chris Freeman

10. #57 David Groah

11. #18x Jason Rosarius

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIEDS:

1. #38 Chad Pierce

2. #4B Alan Bruns

3. #30 Mark Emberson

4. #1 Andy Saffioti

5. #96 Matthew Wheeler

DNS #55 Shain Held

SPORTSMAN:

1. #20 Justin Reynolds

2. #66 Andy Nicholls

3. #44 Ed Michalak

4. #00 Randy Poole

5. #3 Duane Best

DNS #61 Bobby Simcox

MINI-STOCKS:

1. #92 Pedie Allison

2. #31 David Russell

3. #51 Jim Erb

4. #85 Rex Hollinger

5. #77 Randy Blakeslee

6. #78 Mark Avery

7. #99 Matt Perkins

SUPER STOCKS:

1. #52 Billy Cuddy

2. #16 David Gould

3. #721 John Bennett

4. #55 Denny Johns

5. #54 Brian Lynch Jr

6. #23 Shannon Kelly

7. #13 Danny Frye

8. #316 John Bandur

9. #99 Brent Tyler

10. #57 Woody Strickland

11. #89 Brian Lynch Sr

12. #77 Justin Reynolds

LEGENDS CARS:

1. #99 Alex Kempf

2. #54 Zach Harris

3. #71 Mason Ketterman

4. #06 Rick Whetmore

5. #50 Ted Ruffo

6. #12 Critter Saille

7. #51x Roger Englund

8. #05 Daniel Conlin

STRICTLY STOCKS – RACE #1:

1. #59 Chris Brannon

2. #89x William Hindman

3. #93 Bruce Gayton

4. #67 Tom Rose

5. #37 Art Hendren

6. #12 Brian McMillan

7. #6.7 Todd McCreary

8. #8 Neil Kirby

9. #63 Glenn Rhodes

10. #00 Steve Daniels

11. #D2 David Leeper

12. #238 Scott Brunfield

13. #27 Dan Binda

14. #4 Bob Sullivan

15. #29 Tim Walters Jr

STRICTLY STOCKS – RACE #2:

1. #6.7 Todd McCreary

2. #8 Neil Kirby

3. #89x William Hindman

4. #63 Glenn Rhodes

5. #D2 David Leeper

6. #67 Tom Rose

7. #37 Art Hendren

8. #00 Steve Daniels

DNS #12 Brian McMillan

DNS #238 Scott Brumfield

DNS #27 Dan Binda

DNS #29 Tim Walters Jr

DNS #4 Bob Sullivan

DNS #59 Chris Brannon

DNS #93 Bruce Gayton

BANDOLERO – YOUNG GUNS:

1. #17 Mark Hooven

2. #27 Dan Binda

3. #65 Coty Bibeau

4. #55 Donovan Ponder

BANDOLERO – BANDITS:

1. #54 Tanner Cornwell

2. #30 Noah Cornman

3. #55 Michael Held

Robbie Cooper wins Joslin Memorial 50 at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 20th, 2009

Orlando, FL (June 19, 2009) Twenty of the best Modifieds made their way to Orlando SpeedWorld Friday night for the Joslin Memorial 50.  Friday night traffic kept a few from making it to SpeedWorld in time for qualifying but they were given a few hot laps before race time.

Kurt Jett topped the speed charts with a 14.335 followed by Robbie Cooper with a 14.336.  Doug Moff set third fastest time with a 14.349 followed by Alan Bruns with a 14.420 and Shain Held with a 14.464.  Jett pulled the five pill putting Shain Held on the pole for the 50 lap race.

As the green flag flew, Held quickly jumped to the point followed by Alan Bruns, Doug Moff, Robbie Cooper and Kurt Jett.  But it was one of those fast green flag laps as the yellow came out for Joe Gerrard who spun in turn 1.  Gerard suffers some damage to the front end but is able to continue on rejoining the field in the rear for the restart.

Held once again takes the point on the restart followed by Bruns, Moff, Cooper and Jett.  Cooper puts the heat on Moff and takes over third as Moff finds himself going backwards as Chad Pierce moves into fifth.  The yellow comes out for Mike Trocki who spun high in turns 3 and 4.  Trocki is fine and rejoins the field in the rear for the restart.

With Bruns on the inside, Held on the outside, Bruns takes the point followed by Held, Cooper, Jett, and Pierce.  Cooper takes over second as Jett holds on to his coattails for third, Pierce fourth and Held fifth.  Jett puts pressure on Cooper for second but Cooper shuts the door.  The yellow comes out for David Hite who has spun on the backstretch.  Hite is fine and goes to the rear for the restart.

After two tries on the restart, Bruns takes the point over Jett, Cooper, Held and Pierce.  But it is a very, very short green as the cauton comes out for a mass pile-up in turns 1 and 2.  Involved are Mark Emberson, Joe Gerard, Sr., Michael Williams, and Phil Morrison.  The green comes back out as Bruns once again leads the way over Jett, Cooper, Pierce and Held.  But it another very short green as the red comes out for another pile-up in turns 1 and 2 involving Skip Honaker, Matt Jarrett, and L.B.  Skaggs.  Jarrett has to be towed in as Honaker drives into the pit area for some quick crew attention.  The safety crew go to work cleaning the track and it is back to racing.

With Bruns on the inside, Jett on the outside, Bruns takes the point on the green followed by Jett and Cooper who are going side-by-side for second and Held and Pierce who are going side-by-side for fourth and fifth.  In the end, it is Bruns, Cooper, Jett, Held and Jerry Symons.  Symons puts the heat on Held and takes over fourth as Held finds his hands full of a hard charging Jason Garver for fifth.  Held gets loose and has to let off to correct opening the door for Garver to take over fifth.  Held eventually finds himself back in ninth.  Running order is Bruns, Cooper, Jett, Symons, Garver, Moff, Matt Wheeler, Pierce, Held and Mark Emberson. 

Joe Gerard, Sr.  brings out the caution again as he spins in turns 3 and 4.  David Hite takes his machine in at this point for some crew attention.  With Bruns on the inside, Cooper on the outside, the green does not wave due to some track conditions on the restart.  Seems the track has some fluid on it which caused the leader to have a bad start calling for a second restart.

Bruns once again takes the point on the green followed by Cooper, Symons, Jett and Moff.  Suddenly the fans get a good show on what local short track racing is really about as Garver and Moff touch wheel to wheel bringing smoke into action.  Both control their cars and keep them off the wall as Moff takes fifth and Garver sixth.  Running order now is Bruns, Cooper, Symons, Jett, Moff, Garver, Pierce, Wheeler, Emberson, Williams and Honaker.  Pierce tries to put heat on Garver but Garver quickly shuts the door keeping Pierce in seventh. 

Once again, the yellow comes out for another pile-up in turns 3 and 4 involving Doug Moff, Michael Williams, Skip Honaker, and Jason Garver.  Moff is in, Williams is in, and Garver is in.  With 15 laps to go, the green is shown once again however it is another short green as the yellow comes out for Moff (who rejoined the field in the rear after a quick pit stop), Skaggs, and Gerard, Sr.  The three have gotten together on the restart on the frontstretch.  Gerard is towed in as Moff sees his night end on the back of the rollback. 

Twelve cars are left for the restart as Bruns is on the inside, Cooper the outside.  This time Cooper takes the point on the restart followed by Bruns, Symons, Jett and Pierce.  The caution comes out for debris on the track.  On the second restart, Held and Honaker have gotten together on the frontstretch as Honaker is being pushed backwards down the frontstretch by Held.  A very strange site to see.

Cooper once again takes the point on the restart but it is another very short green as Matt Wheeler and Kurt Jett have gotten together in turns 1 and 2.  Both drivers are fine but done for the night.  Eight cars are left now for the restart as Cooper is on the inside and Bruns on the outside.  Cooper takes the point but the caution is thown again as Alan Bruns and Skip Honaker get together.  Bruns tapped Honaker on the restart causing Honaker to go hard into the turn 1 wall.  Honaker has extensive front end damage and calls it a night.

Only eight cars out of the original twenty are left for the restart as Cooper leads the way over Symons, Pierce, Held, and Bruns.  Cooper hangs on and takes the checkered winning the Joslin Memorial over Jerry Symons, Chad Pierce, Shain Held and Alan Bruns.

OFFICIAL RESULTS

JOSLIN MEMORIAL 50

JUNE 19, 2009
1.  #98 Robbie Cooper
2.  #66 Jerry Symons
3.  #38 Chad Pierce
4.  #55 Shain Held
5.  #4B Alan Bruns
6.  #54 David Hite
7.  #30 Mark Emberson
8.  #86B Mike Trocki
9.  #2 Skip Honaker
10.  #9 Kurt Jett
11.  #96 Matthew Wheeler
12.  #71 L.B.  Skaggs
13.  #46 Doug Moff
14.  #27 Jason Garver
15.  #40 Michael Williams
16.  #330 Joe Gerard, Sr. 
17.  #72 Matthew Jarrett
18.  #39 Gary Southard
19.  #63 Phil Morrison
20.  #92 Ted Head

Troy Decaire tops Central Florida Wingless Sprint Action at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 13th, 2009

Orlando, FL – Easter baskets and bikes were brought by the Central Florida Wingless Sprints for Good Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld. Making kids happy was the name of the game and they did just that Friday night along with some pretty hot racing action.

Sixteen made their way to Orlando SpeedWorld for 30 laps of hot nonwing sprint action. Dakotah Stephens was the big winner of heat 1 with Mark Gimmler taking the win for heat 2.

Dennis Misuraca had the pole for the feature race and quickly jumped to the point on the green followed by Steve Heisler, Troy Decaire, Jimmy Alvis, and Dakotah Stevens. Decaire wasted little time as he passed Heisler for second with Alvis following thru for third, Stevens fourth and Heisler fifth. Misurace tried but just could not hold off the hard charging Decaire as he took over the point followed by Alvis, Stevens, Misuraca, and Heisler.

Mark Gimmler puts pressure on Heisler and takes over fifth as Stephens takes over second with Alvis third. The first caution comes out for Mike Jenkins who is off the track and done for the night. On the restart, Decaire quickly takes the point followed by Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca, and Heisler.

Stephens begins his hunt for first and looks outside and inside but Decaire will have nothing to do with it. Stephens tries again as Decaire shuts the door. It is now Decaire, Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca, Heisler, Gimmler, Steve Bradley, Mike Koss, Traci Decaire, and Frank Hurst.

Hurst brings out the caution as he spins with Gimmler doing a quick pit stop for a flat tire. Twelve cars are left for the restart as Decaire leads the way over Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca, and Heisler. But the dreaded red flag comes out for a major crash in turn 1 as one car is almost on top of another. Involved was Billy Riddle and Traci Decaire but to everyone’s concern, both drivers were fine.

As the cars were towed off the track and the track cleaned, ten cars are left for the restart as Decaire once again leads the way over Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca, and Heisler. Stephens once again puts pressure on Decaire for the lead but Decaire holds his position. Heisler begins to look on Misuraca for fourth but Misurace holds tight and keeps fourth. It is now Decaire, Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca, and Heisler.

Steve Heisler, who was running fifth, brings out the caution on lap 19 as he spins on the frontstretch. Heisler rejoins the field in the rear for the restart as Decaire leads the way over Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca and Steve Bradley. Gimmler looks to pass Bradley but Bradley holds even though he does get alittle squirelly. Gimmler once again looks to pass Bradley as Gimmler goes to the outside, Bradley inside.

Just as it is getting hot and heavy, Steve Heisler spins for the second time in the same spot on the frontstretch bringing out the yellow on lap 25. With 9 cars left, it is Decaire on the point as the green flag waves followed by Stephens, Alvis, Misuraca and Bradley.

A few more laps down in the books and Gimmler takes over fifth as Bradley goes to sixth followed by Heisler, Koss, and Traci Decaire. Decaire takes the checkered for his first feature win at Orlando SpeedWorld for the Central Florida Wingless Sprints followed by Dakotah Stephens, Jimmy Alvis, Dennis Misuraca and Mark Gimmler.

Thanks to the Central Florida Wingless Sprints for all the Easter baskets and bikes they brought for the kids at Orlando SpeedWorld.

Jeremy Colangelo Wins Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld (FL); DeLand, Florida, Super Late Model Driver in the Right Place at the Right Time

March 26th, 2009

CONCORD, NC – Sometimes in racing you have to be good and lucky. Jeremy Colangelo made that saying work in his favor, as he ended up winning the “Orange Blossom 100″ at Orlando SpeedWorld (FL) Saturday night.

Throughout his years of racing and tutelage from NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Mark Martin, Colangelo has been told to be patient on the racetrack. So, when he saw two aggressive drivers battling in front of him on the track Saturday, he decided to do just that. It turned out to be the right call, as the leaders ended up taking each other out, paving the way to victory for Colangelo.

“This win was something special, knowing the history and prestige of this race,” said Colangelo. “I knew we had a great car right when we unloaded it. Things were going well all day long for a change of pace from the past few outings, where we broke a transmission, rear-end, and then blew the motor. It was just a streak of bad luck that was changed at Orlando. We didn’t have the best car at the end of the race, but it was a top-three car without a doubt. Being in the right place at the right time had a lot to do with it, but I’ll take them however they come.”

Colangelo has grown up around the short tracks in the state of Florida. For Colangelo to go into the record books as a winner of the Orange Blossom 100 is truly special. He watched the race for years before getting to run the event. When he crossed the finish line, it was also the first time that he had tasted victory in a 100-lap event.

“With this being my biggest career win, I feel pretty good about it,” said Colangelo. “We had a great car and were competitive the whole race. I can’t begin to explain how it feels to have my name on the same trophy as Leroy Porter and other big names like that. It will be a win that I will always remember.”

The victory could be the turning point to the start of a great run, as the entire team was energized by the victory at Orlando.

“The team was really happy with the way things ended up,” added Colangelo. “The car was great the minute it came off the box. We only made a few small changes. Our confidence as a team has definitely been lifted. We have been so strong, yet not able to get the finishes we needed. Now, to shake our bad luck and solidify it with a win, that’s pretty cool.”

Jeremy Colangelo will be back on the track Saturday, March 28th, at New Smyrna Speedway (FL) for the opening round of the Bright House Challenge Series.

For more information on Jeremy Colangelo, please contact Elgin Traylor at (704) 788-2134 x 4, and be sure to check out his website at http://www.jeremycolangelo.com/

Jeremy Colangelo wins Orange Blossom 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 24th, 2009

Orlando, FL – Eighteen Super Late Models made their way to Orlando SpeedWorld for the first running of the Orange Blossom 100 at the track on a cool and breezy night. Topping the qualifying chart was Wayne Anderson in his dad’s No. 92. But it was Rich Clouser who got the pole for the 100 lap event.

There was an on-track autograph session where the fans could get close to the drivers and that is exactly what they did. Fans love to see the drivers and the cars up close and the autograph session gives them just that – up close and personal.

Finally it was time to race. As the green flag waved, it was Sam Watts who took the point followed by Rich Clouser, Tim Russell, Jeremy Colangelo and David Rogers. Russell passed Clouser for second as David Rogers gets stuck on the outside sliding backwards fast. Rogers is definitely off the pace and does end his night way too early.

The first caution of the night comes out for Sam Watts who spun in turn 4. Watts and Anderson were racing side-by-side and Watts almost took out Anderson also but Anderson hung on and was fine. It is at this point that Rogers takes his ride into the pits along with John Kennedy. Watts and Tim Russell are sent to the rear for the restart as they were both involved in the caution.

Rich Clouser now finds himself on the point for the restart followed by Wayne Anderson, Jeremy Colangelo, Daniel Webster, Brian Finney, Jason Vail, Jared Allison, Eddie Gainey, Cory Freed and Dusty Cornelius with Watts and Russell in the rear. Suddenly Sam Watts slows on the track with a flat rear-end tire. Watts takes his ride down on pit road seeing his night end early also.

Russell is on his way up from the rear as Clouser leads the way over Anderson, Colangelo, Webster and Finney. Clouser now finds his hands full of a hard charging Anderson as they go side-by-side for first. Anderson makes the pass and makes it stick taking over the point followed by Clouser, Colangelo, Webster, and Finney. Colangelo puts the heat on Clouser for second with Daniel Webster right on his tail for third as Clouser settles into fourth. Ebersole now ends his night early.

Running order now is Anderson, Colangelo, Webster, Clouser, Russell, Vail, Finney, Freed, Allison and Koch. Freed puts heat on Finney taking over seventh as Finney goes to eighth. Russell passes Clouser for fourth as Clouser goes to fifth. Mark Emberson is the next to take his ride onto pit road done for the night.

Russell looks to take second from Colangelo but Colangelo holds. Russell goes to the inside and is able to make the pass and make it stick taking over second as Colangelo goes to third. The caution comes out for Blake Koch who has spun on the bottom on the backstretch. Eddie Gainey is our next driver to exit the track for pit road, also done for the night.

The race goes back green with Anderson on the point followed by Russell, Colangelo, Webster, Clouser, Vail, Freed, Finney, Allison, Koch and Cornelius. Eleven cars are left from the seventeen that started.

Freed puts the heat on Vail but Vail holds. Russell looks to pass Anderson but Anderson holds. Russell looks on the outside but Anderson shuts the door. The two do some dancing side-by-side and touch slightly in turns 1 and 2 with both spinning. Both are sent to the rear for the restart.

With 17 laps left, it is Jeremy Colangelo on the point followed by Webster, Clouser, Vail, Freed, Finney, Allison, Anderson, Russell, Koch and Cornelius. Vail passes Clouser for third as Clouser slides to fourth. Running order is Colangelo, Webster, Vail, Freed, Clouser, Finney, Allison, Russell, Anderson, Koch and Cornelius.

With only two laps left to go, Anderson suddenly pulls the 92 onto pit road, done just a few laps short. Colangelo holds on to the point and takes his first feature win for 2009 and the Orange Blossom 100 over Daneil Webster, Jason Vail, Corey Freed and Rich Clouser.

In Victory Circle, Colangelo thanked his crew for helping him not give up on a car that was just not right. But inspite of the ill handling car, he was very, very happy.

Open Practice this Saturday, Feb. 28th, at Orlando SpeedWorld

February 26th, 2009

Orlando, FL- The 2009 regular racing season is fast approaching at Orlando SpeedWorld. After a very successful Winter Nationals with the Legends, Bandoleros, Thunder Cars, and Pro Challenge, fans and race teams are looking forward to March 13th and opening night at SpeedWorld.

To help the drivers and their teams get ready for March 13th, there will be an open practice this Saturday, February 28th, from 10 am to 5 pm. Cost will be $10.00 per person. Safety inspections will be done on all cars at open practice for the new season.

On March 7th, at our sister track New Smyrna Speedway, they will also hold an open practice from 10 am to 5 pm. Cost will be $10.00 per person with safety inspections also done that day. Opening night at New Smyrna Speedway will be March 14th.

If you need more information on the 2009 FASCAR Racing season, please go to http://www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org or http://www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Williamson and Benjamin Share Pro Challenge Winternationals Glory at Orlando

February 20th, 2009

CONCORD, NC – Like many racers do during the month of February, the competitors of the Pro Challenge Series ascended on the short track racing scene of Florida for a pre-season tune-up for a big 2009 campaign. Pro Challenge teams from all four regional series were represented in the annual Pro Challenge Winternationals at Orlando SpeedWorld on Friday and Saturday, February 13th and 14th.

Teams from Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee and as far away as Canada took to the speedy Orlando oval for two exciting racing events. As often is the case in Pro Challenge events, a healthy mix of veteran racers battled door-to-door with young up-and-coming talents in the sport during both nights, but in the end the “young guns” of the Pro Challenge Series found themselves in victory lane.

2008 Pro Challenge South Region Champion Brandon Williamson dominated the first 50-lap feature on Friday night at Orlando and appeared to be en route to a Winternationals sweep on Saturday, but fellow 12-year-old, Kyle Benjamin swept by with just a few laps remaining to win Saturday night’s feature. Still, Williamson was able to secure the 2009 Winternationals Championship.

The victories for both young drivers established both as threats for the 2009 Pro Challenge National Championship. “This is a great way to start off the season,” said Williamson after Friday night’s win. “I am looking forward to running all season long and winning some races.”

Williamson earned the pole for Friday’s 50-lap feature, but he had his mirror full of Pro Challenge rookie Chad Finchum and Sunshine Region standout Jarrett Snowden early. While the battle behind him was heating up, Williamson eventually put his Alapaha Plantation #20 Chevrolet on cruise control. He led every lap of a caution-free event en route to the opening
Winternationals night victory.

“We got the pole by a tenth of a second,” added Williamson. “That was a good way to start it off. We took the green flag and never looked back. We led all 50 laps, green to checker. It was a great race.”

Behind Williamson, Snowden, Benjamin, Finchum and Brady Boswell rounded out the top-five.

Williamson’s speedy ways kept up in Saturday’s 50-lap feature at Orlando, as well. Williamson checked out early, but Benjamin and his family team dialed their car in better than it was Friday night and stalked Williamson through the middle stages of the feature. With only 10 laps remaining, Benjamin made the move for the top spot and went on to win his second pre-season
event of 2009. Benjamin also dominated the non-points Pro Challenge feature at Georgia’s Lanier National Speedway in January.

“His car (Williamson’s) started getting bad before mine did and mine was still pretty good,” said Benjamin. “Once I got by him, my car started getting pretty bad, but winning means a lot. I hope this is a sign that I am going to win a lot this year.”

Williamson followed Benjamin to the checkers, while Boswell, Snowden and 2008 Pro Challenge Rookie of the Year Kyle Wilson rounded out the top-five.

The Winternationals events now set the stage for the exciting 2009 Pro Challenge Regional schedule. The Sunshine Region will kick off first on February 21st at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness, Florida, while the North Region will start its season March 7th at North Carolina’s Orange County Speedway. March 28th marks the regular season opener for the South Region at Lanier, while the Canada Region will kick off on May 9th at Ontario’s Flamboro Speedway.

For more media information on the Pro Challenge oval track and road course series and racecars, contact Matt Kentfield at (704) 788-2134 x 5 and visit www.prochallengeseries.com <http://www.prochallengeseries.com/

Happy New Year from New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando SpeedWorld

January 3rd, 2009

Samsula, FL (December 30, 2008) The Staff and Management at both New Smyrna Speedway and Orlando SpeedWorld would like to wish all their fans, drivers, and crews a very happy New Year. Although 2008 was not a good year for any of us economy wise, hopefully 2009 will see new changes in our economy and easier times for all of us.

On January 3rd, New Smyrna will open their 2009 season with the Red Eye 125. This will be the first leg of the FASCAR Triple Crown with Pro Trucks, Super Stocks and Strictly Stocks. Then on Febuary 6th, New Smyrna will hold the World Series of Asphalt Stock Car Racing for nine straight nights of racing action featuring Super Late Models, NASCAR Tour Type Modifieds, SK Modifieds, Late Models, Crate-ASA Late Models, FL/IMCA Modifieds, and Advance Auto Parts Pro Trucks. Go to www.newsmyrnaspeedway.org to check out the schedule for the nine nights of racing.

Orlando SpeedWorld will host STUNT WARS on Janaury 14, 15, 16, and 17 and beginning February 9th, Winter Nationals with Legends, Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters.

Again, Happy New Year to everyone. Please have a safe and happy New Year and we look forward to seeing you January 3rd at New Smyrna Speedway for the Red Eye 125.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rusty Marcus leaves Orlando SpeedWorld for Monroe Motor Speedway and a New Challenge in 2009

December 21st, 2008

Orlando, FL (December 16, 2008) It is that time of year again when Santa is quickly approaching and the old year will go out and a new year will begin. It is the time when friends and family reflect on the year and the good and bad things that have happened during that time.

2008 has been a difficult year not only for families but also for racetracks. The economy has not helped at all and racers and fans found it difficult to go to one race a month much less weekly racing as most did in 2007. Money is tight and for awhile there, gas was out-of-sight and no one could afford to go far or do much.

As Santa gets closer to D-Day and the New Year is right around the corner, the staff and management of Orlando SpeedWorld would like to thank all the fans, drivers and crews for their support in 2008.

As things go, changes happen as Rusty Marcus, the General Manager/Promoter of Orlando SpeedWorld has left Florida and moved to Monroe, Louisiana where he will be the new General Manager of Monroe Motor Speedway. Rusty has been with Orlando SpeedWorld and the FASCAR family for 4 years but when this offer came to him, it was just really hard for him to say “no”. The Charity Truckers 200 was Marcus’s last official duty at Orlando SpeedWorld on December 5th and 6th.

“Working with everyone at FASCAR and all the fans and drivers at Orlando was a wonderful experience for me,” said Marcus from his cell phone in Louisiana. “It was not an easy decision to leave but Monroe was hard to turn down. I will miss all my friends in Florida and all the crazy times at the racetrack but I will be back for the Winter Nationals on February 9th for the Legends,
Bandoleros, and Thunder Roadsters. This has been a very important part of my racing career, the Winter Nationals, and I won’t let them down in 2009.”

Monroe Motor Speedway is a brand new racing facility featuring a 3/8′s mile concrete oval and 4,000 grandstand seats. Right now it is the only asphalt/concrete track in Louisiana and neighboring state Mississippi which brings drivers from all over the South to Monroe. You will see drivers from Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas in the field.

Monroe has 12 degree banking in the corners and 6 degrees on the straightaways and features ASA Late Models, IMCA Sport Mods, INEX Legends, Bombers, Compacts, Karting and Figure 8 racing.

Monroe grandstands feature a family section for those who do not wish to be around smoking or drinking and disabled parking and seating for those who need help. And for the kids, they have the all-new Earnhardt Memorial Park with bounce houses, face painting, kiddy karaoke, econobox drags and a whole lot more supervised by adults.

“I would also like to thank everyone for their support in 2008 at SpeedWorld,” said Marcus. “I know it was not an easy year and we saw many of our drivers without jobs and wondering what they would do next. We saw our car counts fall almost in half due to the economy but I also believe that family must come first and racing a distant second when it comes to living. But for those
who could come and support the track, I say thank you. I truly enjoyed every minute of my working life the last four years at SpeedWorld and have many friends that I will definitely stay in touch with and hope to see them from time to time. And if anyone from SpeedWorld ever makes it this way, the door is always open to them at Monroe.”

“I will leave my friends with these words, Merry Christmas and may 2009 be a much better year for us all.”

Keene takes Win and Championship in FASCAR Late Model Challenge 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld

November 10th, 2008

Orlando, FL (November 7, 2008) The last race of any season is always sad but for Daniel Keene, Jr. it was his seventh win of the season and seeing himself as the 2008 FASCAR Late Model Challenge Series Champion.

Fifteen cars came to the little “bullring” to try their luck with Jason Vail setting fast time for the 100 lap event. Vail pulled a 3 for the inversion putting Travis Hanson on the pole for the race with Jeremy Colangelo on the outside. Top five for the start were Travis Hanson, Jeremy Colangelo, Jason Vail, Rich Clouser, and Daniel Keene, Jr.

With summer finally fading into fall, when the sun went down, out came the jackets and perfect weather for a race. Not too hot, not too cold, perfect.

But it was not to be as before a lap was down, Bobby Good, Jessica Murphy and Blake Lehr found themselves all tangled up in the turns 1 and 2 wall. Lehr was okay and able to continue on but Murphy and Good saw their night end before they even began. A complete restart was in order.

On the second green, Jeremy Colangelo quickly jumped to the point followed by Travis Hanson, Rich Clouser, Jason Vail and Daniel Keene, Jr. The shuffle continued as Vail passed Clouser for third and Chuck Abell went for a wild ride thru the grass on the backstretch without bringing out the caution and continued on as everyone chased Jeremy Colangleo.

Bad luck came out for Todd Allen who looked to have lost a drive shaft coming down the backstretch with small parts flying into the air. Allen is aiming straight for the turn 3 wall but somehow keeps the car off causing no more damage. Allen is towed into the pits with 12 cars remaining in the field.

Restart lap 17 with Colangelo leading the way over Hanson, Vail, Clouser, Keene, Joe Winchell, Chad Pierce, Alan Bruns, Blake Lehr, Alexis Fenton, Chuck Abell and Christopher Gillespie. Pierce puts the pressure on Winchell for sixth but Winchell closes the door and maintains his position. Chuck Abell retires his car for the night.

Colangelo continues to lead the way as Blake Lehr takes advantage of the Winchell/Pierce battle for sixth. Lehr sees an advantage as he passes both 57′s and takes over sixth followed by Winchell and then Pierce. It is now Colangelo, Hanson, Vail, Clouser, Keene, Lehr, Pierce, Bruns, Winchell, Gillespie and Fenton.

Travis Hanson begins putting pressure on Colangelo as he is right on his tail but Colangelo holds the point. Hanson continues getting right on Colangelo but Colangelo holds on and does not let Hanson pass. In the meantime, Chad Pierce puts the pressure on his teammate Blake Lehr and takes over sixth as Lehr goes to seventh. It is now Colangelo, Hanson, Vail, Clouser, Keene, Pierce, Lehr, Bruns, Winchell, Gillespie and Fenton.

Keene now has had enough of fifth place as he puts pressure on Clouser for fourth and takes it. As it is halfway now, it is Colangelo, Hanson, Vail, Keene and Clouser. It is as though someone turned on the burner for Keene at halfway as he now begins his march towards the front passing Vail for third. Clouser holds on to Keene’s tail and passes Vail as he takes over fourth and Vail goes to fifth.

Winchell begins to put the heat on Bruns as he tucks right under him but Bruns holds on shutting the door to Winchell. Hanson once again tries Colangelo and gets Colangelo loose but Colangelo does a great job of holding on maintaining his position. Now Hanson finds his hands full with a very hard charging Keene on his tail. After chasing Colangelo all night, Hanson now finds
himself in third as Keene takes over second.

Colangelo is in danger again as he has a very hard charging Keene right on his rear. Keene puts the pressure on and passes Colangelo and he sets sail for his seventh win of the year. It is now Keene, Colangelo, Hanson, Clouser, Vail, Pierce, Lehr, Bruns, Winchell, Gillespie and Fenton.

Keene is running hard as he puts Bruns and Winchell a lap down. Keene begins to build at least a twenty car lead over second place Colangelo. Chad Pierce now passes Vail for fifth as he begins his charge towards the front. Just as everything is getting really hot, the caution comes out for debris on the track after Gillespie hits the turn 4 wall but continues on.

With no more cautions, it is Keene, Colangelo, Hanson, Clouser, Pierce, Vail, Lehr, Bruns, Winchell, Gillespie and Fenton on the restart. Hanson finds himself sideways off turn 2 but does one fantastic job of holding on to his car and correcting it. Pierce puts pressure on Clouser, just like the old days when they began racing in bombers together, and takes over fourth as Clouser
goes to fifth. Pierce then puts pressure on Hanson who has done a fantastic job all night and takes over third as Hanson settles into fourth. As the laps run down to 100, it is Daniel Keene who takes the win for the final race of the year and the Championship followed by Jeremy Colangelo, Chad Pierce, Travis Hanson, Rich Clouser, Jason Vail, Blake Lehr, Alan Bruns, Joe Winshell, Christopher Gillespie and Alexis Fenton.

Keene and his crew celebrate in Victory Lane as they have had one extraordinary year. Alan Bruns wins ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

A few footnotes: This was Blake Lehr’s first race in the FASCAR Late Model Challenge and Chad Pierce as they have been running in the ASA South Late Model Series all this year together as teammates.

Chris Gillespie also has been running the ASA South Late Model Series and plans to run more local Late Model races next year and do very little traveling. Pierce and Lehr have not made announcements yet as to what their plans are for next year.

Joe Winchell, Rich Clouser, and Jeremy Colangelo can be seen next in the Marion Edwards Memorial/Noritz/Tempaco/Bright House Challenge 75 at New Smyrna Speedway on November 15 and at the Governor’s Cup on November 22.

All the officials from the FASCAR Late Model Challenge would like to thank all the drivers and crews for a great 2008. The year has been up and down with the economy but every team is much appreciated and we look forward hopefully to a better 2009.
by Jane Smith

FASCAR Late Model Challenge Champion to be Crowned this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

November 8th, 2008

Orlando, Fl (November 4, 2008) The FASCAR Late Model Challenge will run their final race of 2008 this Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld. With eight races under their belt, it has been an up and down year for the drivers.

Daniel Keene, Jr. has won six of the eight races and looks to be the 2008 FASCAR Late Model Champion. Keene leads the points with 916 over second place Jeremy Colangelo with 815. A.J. Curreli and Rich Clouser have been the only other two drivers who have visited Victory Lane this year besides Keene.

Twenty two drivers ran the first race of the year at New Smyrna Speedway where A.J. Curreli took the win at his home track. But not far behind Curreli was Keene. The Challenge moved on to Orlando SpeedWorld next in May where twenty cars came to test their luck at the “bullring”. Keene took that win followed by Darren Brown.

Twenty four cars ran at USA International in June where Keene took the win followed by Colangelo. Little did the drivers know at that time that that would be the last time the Challenge would ever run USA International as it was sold in August and never to be a racetrack again.

Only eight cars made the trip to Columbia Motorsports Park in the latter part of May. Keene took the win at Columbia followed by once again Jeremy Colangelo.

On July 19, the Challenge went back to New Smyrna Speedway with twenty cars. Of course July is one of the hottest months of the year but it did not stop Rich Clouser from taking the win that day. Rich, a previous champion in the Goodyear Challenge Late Model Series, was extremely happy and hot. Jeremy Colangelo took second that night.

On August 10, the Challenge moved to Desoto Super Speedway where they had a joint race with the Turner Tree Late Models of Desoto. With eighteen cars in the field, Keene took the win followed by Joe Winchell.

September 13th saw the Challenge back at New Smyrna Speedway with twenty one cars in the field. Daniel Keene, Jr. took the win followed by Rich Clouser and Jeremy Colangelo. On October 25th the Challenge returned once again to New Smyrna with only thirteen cars in the field but the same top three were in the finish as the September 13th race, Keene, Clouser and Colangelo.

The Challenge heads back to Orlando where their Champion will be crowned and they will see the end of the 2008 season.

“This has been a really crazy season,” said Race Director Scott Jackman. “Gas has been up and down like a yo-yo and made it very hard on our drivers and teams this year. We understood that but would like to thank all the teams and drivers for their support in 2008.”

“Hopefully things will get much better for everyone in 2009 and we look forward to a new year.”

Along with the FASCAR Late Model Challenge 100 this Friday night at Orlando, also on the program will be the PBG Legends Tour race, Bandoleros, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Cups, and Strictly Stocks. Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice ALONE for the FASCAR Late Model Challenge drivers from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice to follow with the Late Models also included.

Qualifying for the FASCAR Late Model Challenge will begin at 7 pm with the PBG Legends to follow. Racing starts at 8 pm with general admission $15.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $10.00, children 11 and under FREE.

There will be an OPEN PRACTICE Thursday night at Orlando SpeedWorld. Pit gate will open at 5 pm with practice from 6 to 10 pm. Cost is $10.00 per person and haulers will be allowed to park overnight in the pits. Gas and tires will be available during practice.

For more information on the FASCAR Late Model Challenge, go to (www.fascartours.com). For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld, go to (www.orlandospeedworld.org) .

Join us Friday night as we CROWN the 2008 FASCAR Late Model Champion.

Orlando SpeedWorld Forced to Cancel 10/24/0

October 28th, 2008

Orlando, Fl (October 24, 2008) Due to Mother Nature and the wet stuff, Orlando SpeedWorld has cancelled the Marion Edwards Memorial/Orlando Dodge, Chryster, Jeep/Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt 125. The race has been rescheduled for November 15 at New Smyrna Speedway and will be a 75 with $2,000 to win.

We would like to thank all the drivers (14 Super Lates) who came last night for practice and really wanted to run this race. We appreciate you all and are sorry the weather just did not want to cooperate.

Orlando will return hopefully to racing action Saturday night, October 25th, for the Bandoleros, Legends, Open Wheel Lites, Go-Karts, SH Modifieds, Classics and Hurricanes.

HUGE Night this Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 21st, 2008

Orlando, FL (October 20, 2008) On Friday, October 24th, Orlando SpeedWorld will hold the Marion Edwards Memorial/Orlando Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep/Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt Super Late Model 125. The biggest race of the year for SpeedWorld and the fans.

“I really wanted to bring back this race,” said General Manger Rusty Marcus. “I knew Marty Little would help and he could help gather the Edwards family and make this the race it use to be. All but one brother will be here Friday night and I can’t tell you how much excitement fills the air at SpeedWorld.”

Marcus came up with another idea of making this also a reunion for Hialeah drivers. “I grew up going to Hialeah and Palm Beach Fairgrounds and I thought what better time this could be for a reunion for Hialeah. We have had a really good response and I expect fans will see a lot of the old Hialeah crowd whether they bring their cars or not. All are invited and I hope they bring
tons and tons of photo albums to share with everyone.”

Background on Marion Edwards, Jr. aka “Little Marion.” He was a second generation driver with his dad also named Marion. He was virtually raised at Hialeah Speedway as his dad was an active part of the Greater Miami Racing Association (GMRA) which ran the speedway from its inception in 1954 until the mid 90s.

As a youngster young Marion helped his father on his race cars and aspired to race one day. That one day came in the late 60s when he fielded his own Chevelle late model.

On July 5, 1969 (a Sunday) Marion and several others from South Florida towed to New Smyrna Speedway for a 100 lap late model special event. In those days fuels cells were not yet mandatory in short track cars nor were drivers required to wear fire suits for protection.

Edwards’ car had a leaking fuel tank and despite his and others best efforts they could not completely stop the leak. In the feature Edwards’ car made contact with the wall and the leaking fuel ignited and the car was ablaze. The bigger problem was that Edwards was using a seat belt and shoulder harness setup with a different locking mechanism and it would not release.

Despite the efforts of Edwards and some other drivers and crewmen, they could not release Edwards’ belts and he perished in the fire.

The inaugural Marion Edwards Memorial 200 was held at Hialeah in October 1969 with Bobby Brack the winner and it continued each year (except 1995) through 2004.

Hialeah Speedway closed in August 2005 but no race was held that year. Of all the big special events held yearly at Hialeah the Marion Edwards was easily the most popular and carried the most prestige over time.

List of Previous Winners:

10-25-69 Bobby Brack #0 (1st win)
10-24-70 Randy Tissot #0
11-17- 71 Butch Sousa #29
11-11-72 Randy Tissot #74
11-17-73 Billy Barnwell #6
11-16-74 Bobby Brack #74
10-25-75 Larry Rogero #17
10-30-76 Mike McCrary #M5
11-12-77 Speedy Reeves #21
11-11-78 Gary Balough #30
10-27-79 Larry Rogero #17
11-08-80 Bobby Coyle #237 Dick Anderson #92
11-21-81 Tom Duckworth #25 (late model) Mike Borghi #94 (limited late model)
11-13-82 Tom Duckworth #25
11-12-83 Mike Eddy #88
11-10-84 Gary Balough #112
11-09-85 Gary Balough #112
11-23-86 Dick Anderson #92 Dick Anderson #92
11-07-87 Lee Holloway #25 Dick Anderson #92
11-19-88 Joe Winchell #37
11-18-89 Larry Rogero #17
11-17-90 Darryl Shelnut #7 Larry Rogero #17
11-16-91 Dick Anderson #92
(rain in ’92)
03-20-93 Larry Rogero #17
11-13-93 Darryl Shelnut #7
11-20-94 Jim McCoy #64
No Race
11-23-96 Larry Rogero
11-15-97 Joe Winchell #57 (tie) Danny Maddox #82 (tie)
11-21-98 David Russell #36
2000 Mike Franklin, Jr.
2001 Daryl Shelnut
2002 Joe Winchell
2003 Daryl Shelnut

On Thursday, October 23rd, there will be an open practice at Orlando SpeedWorld from 6 to 10 pm. Pit gate will open at 5 pm. Cost will be $10.00 per person and overnight hauler parking is available. Gas and tires will be available.

On Friday, October 24th, pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Super Late Models ALONE from 3 to 4 pm.

Division practice will follow with the Super Lates also included in that practice. Qualifying for the Marion Edwards Memorial/Dodge, Chrysler, Jeep/Noritz/Tempaco Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 will be at 8 pm.

General admission is $15.00, students and seniors $10.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Lots and Lots of Racing this Weekend at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 13th, 2008
Orlando, FL (October 13, 2008) Orlando SpeedWorld will see plenty of racing
action this weekend as the Bright House Challenge SLM 50 comes to town along
with the Pro Challenge, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, and
Strictly Stock.

The Bright House Challenge SLM 50 will be the test and tune for the Marion
Edwards Memorial Noritz/Tempaco Orlando Dodge Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 on
Friday, October 24th.  A number of Super Late Models are expected to try
their luck at SpeedWorld.

Also, the Pro Challenge will run both Friday and Saturday nights when on
Saturday at SpeedWorld, they crown their 2008 Champion.  They will also  have a
band on Friday night at SpeedWorld for all the fans and drivers to  enjoy.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Bright House Challenge
Super Late Models ALONE from 3 to 4 pm.  Division practice to follow with  the
Super Lates mixed into that practice also.

Qualifying for the Bright House Challenge SLM 50 will be at 7:15 pm with
racing action at 8 pm.

General admission is $15.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $10.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

On Saturday, October 18th, the Pro Challenge headline the show with their
Championship race.  Along with the Pro Challenge will be the Legends,
Bandoleros, and Hurricanes.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Be sure to catch all the action this weekend at Orlando
SpeedWorld!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Southern Sportsman Head to Orlando SpeedWorld Friday Night, October 10

October 8th, 2008
Orlando, FL (October 6, 2008) The Southern Sportsman will take centerstage
this Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld with 50 laps of racing action.   Along
with the Southern Sportsman 50 will be the Modifieds, Super Stock, Mini  Stock
and Strictly Stock.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Southern Sportsman  ALONE
from 3 to 4 pm.  Division practice to follow with the Southern  Sportsman mixed
in that practice also.

Qualifying for the Southern Sportsman 50 will be at 7:15 pm with racing
action at 8 pm.

General Admission is $15.00, students and seniors (62 and older)  $10.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

On Saturday, October 11, there will be plenty of racing action with the
Bandoleros, Legends, DAARA, Classics, Mini Cups, Go-Karts, and Hurricanes.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Stunt Wars Takes over Orlando SpeedWorld for 3 day Event this Weekend

September 30th, 2008
Orlando, FL (Sept. 29, 2008)  More than 100 competitors and over  15,000
spectators are expected for the three-day, extreme sports event being  held on
October 3 - 5, 2008. Circle Wheelies, 360-degree Stoppies, the Leap of  Faith,
Tank Insane and the Apehanger are just a few of gravity defying stunts  that
will be on display. 

Other entertainment will include FMX freestyle, car drifting and street  bike
freestyle, as well as a Bikini Bike Wash, a Custom Bike Show and live music
from Underground Sound. Fans will also have the opportunity to meet the riders
 during activities each and every day. 

This year's StuntWars will feature some of the sport's highest profile
riders, including Bill Dixon, Dan Jackson, Aaron Colton, Nick Apex, and Teach
McNeil. Tickets, ranging in price from $5 for practice rounds to $20 for the  main
event and entertainment on Sunday, October 5, can be purchased by calling
877-stunt83, or purchased at the gate. Tickets should also be available online
at STUNTWARS.COM by midweek. Discounts are available to StuntWars Association
members. 

The gates open at 9 a.m. daily with practice, qualifying and  competition
throughout the day until 5 p.m. More than 40 vendors offering the  latest in
gear, apparel and accessories will be on site daily. Stunt bike riders  from
around the world will be competing for over $12,000 in cash and prizes at  this
event, while providing spectators with adrenaline- charged events that  amateurs
should not try at home.

This event is round four in the StuntWars 2008 point series where the
top-three riders compete to win $25,000 at the end of the season. 

Regular racing will return to Orlando SpeedWorld October 10th with the
Southern Sportsman 50.

Fourth Try this Friday Night for Rusty Dixon Memorial at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 25th, 2008
Orlando, FL (September 22, 2008) The Central Florida Wingless Sprints will
try for the fourth time to run the Rusty Dixon Memorial this Friday night.   It
seems like they have been jinxed by rain each time the race has been
scheduled but hopefully this Friday night will be the charm.  

Along with the Rusty Dixon Memorial will be the Sportsman, Super Stock,  Mini
Stock, and Strictly Stock and FAN races.

Pit gate will open at 4 pm with racing action at 8 pm.  General  admission is
$20.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $15.00, children 11 and  under
FREE.  If you go to _www.orlandospeedworld.org_ (http://www.orlandospeedworld.or
g) , you will  find a $5.00 off coupon for general admission making it $15.00
for adults and  $10.00 for students and seniors.

Grandstands open at 6 pm.

On Saturday night, September 27, the Bandoleros, Legends, Open Wheel Lites,
Mini Cups, Go-Karts and Hurricanes will be in action.  This will mark the
second time for the Go-Karts at Orlando SpeedWorld.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.  

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.  Grandstands open at 6 pm.

On Friday and Saturday, September 26 and 27, all racecars are invited to
show off their cars at McDonalds in Titusville on Hwy 50.  This is a great
promotion for the track and for the drivers and a great way to introduce new
people to local short track racing.  All cars are invited from 10  a.m.  to 2 p.m.
So come on out and join us for some fun as we meet  new fans for Orlando
SpeedWorld.

Racing HEATS Up at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 19th, 2008
Orlando, FL (September 16, 2008) Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld will be
an exciting one as all FASCAR Divisions - Super Late Models, Modifieds,
Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, and Strictly Stock return plus Legends and
Bandoleros.  Plenty of action for everyone.

With National points ending this month for the Bandoleros and Legends, they
have been added to the schedule for Friday night until the end of the month
and  will also race on Saturday night.

"With all the rainouts and their national points coming to an end," said
General Manager Rusty Marcus, "I needed to help them with adding them to Friday
night to make up for some of their rainouts.  These guys and gals are very
serious about their national points and I wanted to help them anyway I  could."

Pit gate will open at 4 pm on Friday with racing action at 8 pm.   General
admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 & older) $5.00,  children 11 and
under FREE.

On Saturday, September 20, the Bandoleros and Legends will return when the
Bandoleros will see a Bandolero Championship - Regional Qualifier.  Also
returning after taking off a few months will be the Pro Challenge plus Outlaw
Modifieds and as always our Hurricanes.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm on Saturday, September 20, with grandstands
opening at 6 pm.  General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and  older)
$5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Be sure to check out the action this weekend at Orlando SpeedWorld where
racing is HOT!!!!

Blair Takes the Checkered at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 14th, 2008

Orlando, FL (September 12, 2008) After nearly a month off from racing,
Orlando SpeedWorld opened its door to the Advance Auto Parts Pro Trucks for 50
laps of really exciting truck action.
Eighteen trucks came prepared to win  but it was rookie Cody Blair that took
the checkered in the end.

Logan Bordeau set fast time for the 50 lap event pulling the number 3 pill
putting Scott Bishop on the pole with last week’s winner at Desoto Super
Speedway, Austin Pickens.  But as the green flag waved, it was Bishop who  quickly
took the point followed by Austin Pickens, T.J.  Duke, Logan  Bordeau and Mark
Evans.  Evans wasted no time passing Bordeau for fourth  when on lap five,
Evans and Pickens found themselves out of the race.   Evans suffered a busted
radiator and Pickens’s truck received severe damage from  the hard turn 1 wall.
Both drivers were fine, just not happy to be out  before the race really got
started good.

Once again Bishop took the point on the restart followed by Duke, Bordeau,
Kevin Henry, and Keith Lilley.  Lilley puts the heat on Henry and takes  over
fourth as Mike Smith takes fifth.  Suddenly Bishop’s truck has smoke  coming
from the rear-end but continues to hold the point.

The caution comes out for Tyler Laing as he slows on the backstretch and
comes to a stop in turn 4 with a broken rear-end.  Bishop is black flagged  for a
consultation on pit road to see why his truck is smoking as Laing is being
pushed back into the pits, done for the night.  Bishop rejoins the field in
the rear just as the green is thrown.

T.J.  Duke now finds himself as the new leader followed by Bordeau,  Smith,
Lilley, and Henry.  But Henry finds a very hard charging Cody Blair  on his
tail and before Henry knows it, Blair has passed him for fifth as Henry  slides
to sixth.  Running order is now Duke, Bordeau, Smith, Lilley, Blair,  Henry,
Ricky Moxley, Barry Bartlett, and Scott Reeves.  Blair puts the heat  on Lilley
and takes over fourth.

The caution comes out for Jessica Green, on lap 28, who has spun on the
backstretch.  During the caution, Whitney Poole brings her truck down on  pit road
for a little crew attention and rejoins the field in the rear with  Green.
Duke once again holds the point on the restart but before even half  a lap is
down, the caution comes back out for Poole who has spun in turns 1 and  2.  At
this point, Clinton Clark retires his truck to the pits as Bishop  comes in
again on pit road for another check on his truck.

Duke once again holds the point on the restart followed by Bordeau, Blair,
Lilley and Smith.  Moxley puts the heat on Smith but Smith holds keeping
Moxley in sixth.  Henry puts the heat on Green and takes over ninth as  Green goes
to tenth.  Blair is now showing just how good his truck is  handling as he
takes over the point followed by Duke, Bordeau, Lilley, and  Moxley.

Suddenly Duke seems to have trouble with his truck on the backstretch as he
hits the wall with Keith Lilley hitting Duke having no place to go.  Both
Duke and Lilley are fine but that cannot be said also of their trucks.   After
both having a great run, both find themselves done and in the pits for the
night.  It is lap 36 and only 11 trucks are left now for the final 14  laps.

Blair holds the point on the restart followed by Bordeau, Moxley, Bartlett,
and Smith.  Henry passes Smith for fifth as Smith goes to sixth.   Green has
alittle smoke coming from her truck but holds on the end as Cody Blair  takes
the checkered for his first win in the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck  Series.
Following Blair to the checkered was Logan Bordeau, Ricky Moxley,  Barry
Bartlett and Mike Smith.

Attention All Club Cars who Race Orlando SpeedWorld on Saturdays

September 8th, 2008

We have been talking about this in our drivers meetings and with each other.
The way that the economy is suffering right now we had no choice..well we had another choice but I did not want to close the show…but to put this into
effect. There was talk of leasing the track out on Saturday nights but the
negotiations fell through so a decision had to be made ASAP! This is the
choice that was made. TO help defray the cost of no payout, we are lowering the back gate to $20.00.

We hope this does not cause anyone a major hardship but it was a decision of
this or close.

Thank you for your understanding.

Racing Cancelled at Orlando SpeedWorld September 5th

September 5th, 2008

“We are very sorry that we had to cancel,” said General Manager Rusty
Marcus, “but the track is just too wet still. We were ready to race and have
worked hard this week to get the track in shape but it is just not safe yet.”

Racing will return next Friday night, September 12, with the Semper Fi/Armed Forces Night featuring the Advance Auto Parts Pro-Trucks, RE/MAX Legends, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stocks, Strictly Stocks & Bandoleros. Pit gate will open at 2 pm with racing action at 8 pm.

The Saturday night show will return September 13 with the Legends, Bandoleros, DAARA, Classic Cars, Semi-Pro Trucks and Hurricanes. Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.

Racing Returns this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 4th, 2008

Pit gate will open at 4 pm with practice from 5 to 7:15 pm. Racing action
starts at 8:00 pm.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with General Admission $10.00, students and seniors
$5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

We at Orlando SpeedWorld hope that the Gulf Coast does not suffer from
Gustav like Katrini. Our hearts and our prayers are with out fellow states during this hard time. Plus Hanna and Ike, STAY AWAY from Florida.

Big Night Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld

August 14th, 2008

This Wednesday night, August 13, there will be open practice from 5 to 10 pm
at SpeedWorld. This will be the last open practice unless we see some
support so if you need to test and tune your car, please come out. Cost is $10.00 per person.

On Saturday, August 16, Orlando SpeedWorld will be at Discount Auto Parts in
Titusville on Hwy 50 next to K-Mart. Any car who can come and support this
event is welcome. Be it Super Late or Bandolero, all cars are invited to the
event. Event will run from 10 am to 3 pm.

Pit gate will open on Friday, August 15, at 4 pm with racing action at 8 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00, child
ren 11 and under FREE. Grandstands open at 6 pm.

Saturday, August 16, Orlando SpeedWorld will be closed as we say goodbye to
New Smyrna Speedway’s General Manager Terry Roberts and his wife Liz. They
are moving to Georgia where Terry will head Lanier National Speedway. August
16 is his last night so all employees, drivers, crews have been given the
night off to say goodbye to our friends.

Plenty of Racing Action this Friday and Saturday Nights at Orlando SpeedWorld

July 10th, 2008

Pit gate will open at 4 pm with racing action at 8 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

On Saturday night, July 12th, it is the Legends, Bandoleros, Semi-Pro
Trucks, Classics, and Hurricanes.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7:00 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

CRASH-A-RAMA this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 19th, 2008

Racing will start at 8 pm. Kids 6 and under are free. General admission is
$20.00.

Grandstands open at 5 pm but you are welcome to tailgate in the front
parking lot before gates open. Bring your grill, your friends and have some fun before the BIG EVENT begins. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 20th, for a lot of fun at Orlando SpeedWorld.

If you love craziness, you will love CRASH-A-RAMA. BE THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Logan Bordeau tops Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck 50 at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 16th, 2008

Ricky Moxley set fast time for the twenty one truck field but it was Keith
Lilley on the pole as Moxley pulled the five pill, inverting the top five
trucks. After an on-track autograph session, it was time to buckle in and go
racing.

On the green, Lilley pulled to the point followed by Logan Bordeau, Kevin
Henry, Austin Pickens, and Ricky Moxley. However it was only green for a few
laps as Whitney Poole brought out the yellow on lap 2 for a spin on the
backstretch. Lap 5 sees the green back out as Lilley has the point.

George Gorham, who is the points leader for the truck series, is right on
Moxley but Moxley holds. Going side-by-side are Scott Reeves and Scott Bishop. Reeves takes over ninth as Bishop goes to tenth. Reeves then begins to look on Blake Koch but Koch holds his position and keeps Reeves in ninth.

Jason Vail has problems with his trucks and pulls onto pit road, done for
the night. Lilley and Bordeau, who are going at it hard for the point, come
onto lap traffic with Lilley going one direction, Bordeau another. But somehow Lilley holds the point keeping Bordeau in second.

Whitney Poole then brings out the caution again for her second spin of the
night in turn 2. The race goes back green on lap 15 with Lilley, Bordeau,
Henry, Pickens, Moxley, Gorham, Barry Bartlett, Reeves, Koch and Bishop leading the way. But the caution comes out as Ricky Moxley and George Gorham get together as Gorham tried to take fifth causing a rather big mess. Gorham goes in for a flat tire, Chad Pierce is forced to retire his truck, Moxley has front-end damage but both Moxley and Gorham return to the field for the restart.

Eighteen trucks are now left on the restart on lap 18 as Lilley once again
leads the way over Bordeau, Henry, Pickens and Reeves. But it is the unlucky
number 3 for Whitney Poole when she spins for the third time on the
frontstretch. As they say, three strikes and you are out and Poole is put on pit road for the night.

Lilley once again leads the way on the restart however it is a short green
as Michael Kay brings out the caution for a spin in turn 2 rejoining the field at the rear for the green. Lilley holds the point on the restart on lap 29
but it does not take Bordeau but one lap to pass Lilley on lap 30 and take
over the number one spot putting Lilley second.

Austin Pickens and T.J. Dukes get together in turns 1 and 2 but do a great
job of not bringing out the caution and correcting their trucks to continue
on. In the meantime, Bordeau is building his lead over Lilley, Henry, Reeves, and Koch. Scott Bishop puts the heat on Koch and takes over fifth as Koch settles into sixth.

Just as the action is hot and heavy, Austin Pickens brings out the caution as he spins on the backstretch. Only 14 laps are left as Bordeau leads the way over Henry, Lilley, Reeves, and Bishop. Henry is able to take second spot from Lilley as Lilley slides backwards into the field for seventh. Once
again the caution comes out as Austin Pickens has spun on the frontstetch.

It seems as though lap 36 is not a good lap as three times the field goes back to green only to go back to yellow on the same lap. After three failed
attempts on lap 36, the trucks finally see lap 37 as Bordeau leads the way over Henry, Lilley, Bartlett, and Tyler Laing. But it is another short green as the caution comes out again for Blake Koch and Scott Reeves who have gotten together. Reeves drops his window net and is done for the night after having something break in his truck. Koch rejoins the field in the rear for helping bring out the caution.

Thirteen trucks are left on lap 42 as the race goes back green with Bordeau,
Henry, Lilley, Bartlett, and Laing in the top five. But it is second place
truck Kevin Henry who nows has bad luck as his trucks slows and dies on the
frontstretch ending his night. Evidentally Henry has suffered a drive-line
problem.

Lap 45 sees the green but it is very, very short as Koch and Dukes get together on the frontstretch bringing out the yellow. Dukes goes to the rear for the restart as Koch retires his truck to the pits. Eleven trucks are now left as Bordeau leads the way over Lilley, Bartlett, Laing and George Gorham. Jessica Green finds herself sideways as Bishop takes the advantage and passes Green for sixth. It is now Bordeau, Lilley, Bartlett, Laing, Gorham, Bishop, Green and Dukes.

Bordeau takes the checkered as Jessica Green spins coming to the checkered
on lap 50. Bordeau takes the win followed by Keith Lilley, Barry Bartlett,
Tyler Laing, and George Gorham.

The next race for the Advance Auto Parts Pro Trucks will be July 3 at New
Smyrna Speedway for 75 laps.

Racing Action Continues this Friday and Saturday at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 12th, 2008

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Advance Auto Parts Pro
Trucks ALONE from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice to follow with the trucks mixed in that practice.

Qualifying for the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck 50 will be at 7 pm with
racing action at 8 pm.

Grandstands open at 6 pm. General admission is $15.00, students and seniors
(62 and older) $10.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Saturday night will see the Legends, Bandoleros, Classics, Semi-Pro Trucks
and Hurricanes in action.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7:30 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Put Your Mouth Where Rusty’s Money Is

June 1st, 2008

Rusty Marcus, General Manager of Orlando SpeedWorld, believes this can be
done and is willing to put up his own personal money to prove it.

“This is a big gamble for myself since it is my money on the line, but I
believe the drivers can do this and I am willing to put my savings on the line for them. That is how much I believe in our track and our racers. Your mouth
to get the cars here, my money to pay them.”

Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock, this is your chance
to join us in promoting the best “bullring” in Central Florida. Sportsman,
Super Stock, or Mini Stock (regular Orlando divison only) who bring in 25 cars for both the heat and feature races on Friday night, their purse will be
DOUBLED. If Strictly Stocks can bring in 35 cars for heats and feature, they
will receive the regular SUPER STOCK purse.

Critics say it won’t work, Orlando SpeedWorld says it can. Let’s prove
it!!!!!!!!!!!! This offer is good until WE PROVE IT!!!!

Rusty Dixon Memorial this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

May 23rd, 2008

Also on the program are the Legends, Bandoleros, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Central Florida Wingless Sprints alone from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with racing action at 8 pm. General admission is
$20.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $15.00, children 11 and under FREE.

The Saturday night show will see the Legends off for the night as they go to
Desoto Super Speedway for a Regional Qualifier. But fans won’t be disappointed as the Bandoleros, Semi-Pro Trucks, Open Wheel Lites, Mini Cups and Hurricanes will be racing.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Keene is KING at Orlando SpeedWorld

May 18th, 2008

Orlando SpeedWorld tried something different by having qualifying at 8 pm as
the races began. Fans seemed to really like the idea and enjoyed watching
the cars as they tried their luck.

Fast qualifier was Daniel Keene, Jr. of Weekie Wachee who ran a fast lap of
13.773. Second fast lap was run by Jeremy Colangelo of Deland at 13.899. Joe Winchell of Dade City was third fastest with a 13.939 followed by Rich
Clouser of Palm Bay with 13.990. Darren Brown of Ormond Beach, winner of the 50 lap Late Model race at New Smyrna Speedway last Saturday night, was fifth
fastest with a 14.041.

Keene pulled the 5 pill putting Brown on the pole for the 100 lap event. After an on-track autograph session, it was time to go racing. But it was a fast green as the yellow came out before one lap was down for debris on the track and Greg Kaouk who had some major frontend damage. Kaouk quickly took his
ride to the pits for some much needed damage repair.

The race was completely restarted as Brown led the way over Rich Clouser,
Joe Winchell, Daniel Keene, Jr., and Jeremy Colangelo. Winchell puts the heat on Clouser for second and takes it as Clouser slides backwards to fourth. It
is Brown, Winchell, Keene, Clouser and Colangelo who has his hands full of
Drew Brannon.

Jessica Murphy, one of three female drivers in the race, brings out the
caution as she spins coming out of turn four. Murphy, who had not qualified that well, found out she had a flat tire and that is why she started back in the field. At this time, Greg Kauok brings his car back out onto the track minus the nosepiece and fender but still raceable. The race goes back green on lap 9 as Brown leads the way over Winchell, Keene, Clouser, Colangelo, Brannon, Wayne Morris, Alan Bruns, and John Ripley. Suddenly the 00 of Ripley goes up in smoke and brings out the caution. The race is red flagged for some heavy duty track clean-up.

Lap 12 sees the green again as Brown, Winchell, Keene, Clouser and Colangelo
show the way. But it is a short green as Ray Black, Jr. and Chuck Abell
get together on the backstretch with Black spinning down onto the bandolero
track. Both are fine but go to the rear of the field for the restart. During the caution, it was Alexis Fenton who got the wildest ride as she went up the backstretch wall ever so slightly and came back down. Fenton was forced to go into the pits along with Kaouk again. However, Kaouk was able to return quickly.

On the restart it is Brown, Winchell, Keene, Clouser, Colangelo, Brannon,
Morris, Bruns, AJ Curreli, and Travis Hanson leading the way. Curreli takes a look on Bruns but Bruns holds his position. Morris then takes a peak on
Brannon but Brannon holds his position. Suddenly Curreli retires to the pit road with mechanical problems as Brown begins pulling away from the field.

Colangleo puts the heat on Clouser for fourth and takes it as Clouser
settles into fifth Winchell has his hands full of a hard charging Keene right on his tail but Winchell holds his position. The caution comes out for Shea
Holbrook who spins at the bottom of turn 3 as she pushes up into Alan Bruns.
Bruns is fine but Holbrook finds herself now on pit road.

Once again, Brown leads the way as Keene puts the heat on Winchell but
Winchell is not giving up second spot. Travis Hanson is trying his luck with
Bruns but Bruns holds his position. Finally after trying and trying, Keene takes second putting Joe Winchell third. It is now Brown, Keene, Winchell,
Colangleo and Clouser.

The caution comes out for Dewayne Barrus who has spun at the bottom of turn
4. Alan Bruns is stopped by the track officials on the frontstetch as there
may be a fire under his hood. The car is checked and sadly pushed onto pit
road, done for the night. On the restart, Brown finds his hands full of Keene and after leading a good deal of the race, sees his lead go to Keene as
Brown goes to second. It is now Keene, Brown, Winchell, Colangelo, and Clouser. Morris and Brannon touch ever so slightly. Brannon must gather his machine back up as Morris takes over. Earl Beckner now must pull off the track and is done for the night.

Keene begins to move out on the field as he builds a big lead over Brown.
Hanson puts the heat on Morris but Morris holds. Hanson is on the inside,
Morris on the outside as Hanson takes away sixth from Morris and Morris must
settle for eighth. Morris, who hit the wall during practice and did some major damage control, is really having a good race after such a bad start.

Keene pulls away from the field as Brown and Winchell have their own little
battle, Colangelo seems to be all alone in fourth with Clouser closing in in
fifth. Kaouk, who has somewhat of a modified Late Model, pulls low onto the
bandolero track as the leaders pass by but he keeps on going.

The caution comes out for Brennan Palmiter who spins coming off turn 4 on
lap 81. Palmiter goes to the rear for the restart as Keene leads the way over Brown, Winchell, Colangelo, Clouser, Hanson, Chuck Abell, Morris, Dwayne
Barrus and Ray Black, Jr.

With the laps getting shorter and shorter, Clouser puts the heat on Colangelo and passes him for fourth on the very last lap. Keene takes the checkered followed by Darren Brown, Joe Winchell, Rich Clouser, and Jeremy Colangelo.

As a special note, Rich Clouser lives in Palm Bay which was on fire this week. Rich was luckier than most, the fires got right up to his house but he
did not lose anything although he had to watch as his neighbor’s roof got
burned. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the fire victims in both Volusia and Brevard County.

Goodyear Challenge heads to Orlando SpeedWorld this Friday, May 16

May 15th, 2008

A.J. Curreli leads the points thus far this year for the Challenge followed
closely by Daniel Keene, Jr., Jessica Murphy, Darren Brown and Alan Bruns.
All know Orlando well and will be top contenders for the win.

Also on the program with the Goodyear Challenge Late Model 100 will be the
Legends, Bandoleros, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, and Strictly Stock.
The Open Wheel Modifieds will also get an extra treat as they get in FREE this
Friday night at Orlando for racing.

Pit gates will open at 2 pm on Friday with practice ALONE for the Goodyear
Challenge Late Models from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow with the
Goodyear mixed into that.

Qualifying for the Goodyear Challenge Late Model 100 will be at 6:45 pm with
racing action at 8:00 pm.

General admission is $20.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $15.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Young Matt Bowers tops Sunbelt 125 at Orlando SpeedWorld

May 12th, 2008

Finney pulled the 3 pill putting Matt Bowers on the pole for the 125 lap
event.

After driver introductions were made, it was finally time to go racing.
When the green flag waved, it was Matt Bowers taking the point over Justin
Drawdy, Brian Finney, Patrick Conrad and Tim Russell. Finney puts the heat on
Drawdy taking over second but something must have happened to the car as Finney is on the Bandolero track. The caution comes out and Finney takes his fast time car to the pits for crew attention.

On the restart it is Bowers, Drawdy, Conrad, Russell, and Colangelo leading
the way over the field. Bowers gets stuck behind a lap car as Drawdy takes
the advantage and passes both cars for the lead. Russell puts the heat on
Conrad for third and takes it as Conrad slides back to sixth.

The caution comes out for Russ Shaw who has spun on the frontstretch. The race goes back green as Drawdy leads the way over Bowers, Russell, Colangelo and Sam Watts. Bowers begins to look to take back the lead but Drawdy holds strong not giving it up. Top ten are Drawdy, Bowers, Russell, Colangelo,
Watts, Conrad, David Rogers, Fain Skinner, Mike Franklin, Jr., and Daniel Webster.

Brad Bischoff brings out the caution as he spins on the backstretch and goes
into the pits for crew attention. On the restart, Bowers gets under Drawdy
for the lead but Drawdy is not shaken and maintains the point. But it is a
short green as Vince Keeler brings out the caution for a spin in turns 1 and
2. Forty five laps are down, only eighty laps are left.

Drawdy once again holds the point on the restart followed by Bowers, Russell, Colangelo, and Watts. Fain Skinner now finds his mirror full of Mike Franklin, Jr. who wants that spot but Skinner holds his line and m aintains. Just as things are getting hot and heavy, Koot Sapp brings out the caution when he spins in turn 4.

The race goes back green but only for a second as the caution comes out once
again for Russ Shaw who has hit the wall hard. Shaw is fine but that cannnot be said of the car as it is towed into the pits on a rollback.

Lap 63 sees 17 cars left as Drawdy leads the way over Bowers, Russell,
Colangelo, and Watts. Daniel Webster goes high as Travis Towell takes advantage and takes his spot while once again Skinner is holding off a hard charging Franklin. The caution comes out again for Vince Keeler who goes back into the pits.

On the restart it is Drawdy, Bowers, Russell, Colangelo, Watts, Conrad,
Rogers, Skinner, Franklin and Towell leading the pack. Franklin once agains
tries Skinner and this time it works as Frankling takes over eighth and Skinner slides to ninth. The caution comes out again for Corey Freed and Dusty Cornelius as they get together on the backstretch. Cornelius goes into the pits, Freed is able to continue.

Drawdy leads the way on the restart as Brad Bischoff pulls off the track and
after many laps down, Brian Finney returns. The caution comes out for Fain
Skinner, Travis Towell and Corey Freed who have spun and hit the wall on the
backstretch. Freed goes for a wild ride down the backstretch and ends up on
the Bandolero track but is fine. Skinner is able to drive his car into the
pits with some damage. Towell is in the wall and not happy. Also retiring to
the pits is Daniel Webster.

Needless to say, what happened in the pits after the caution was not pretty
and very unnecessary but tempers get hot and so does racing at times.

On the restart, Drawdy leads the way over Bowers, Russell, Colangelo and
Watts. Drawdy and Bowers are now side by side as Bowers takes back the point
putting Drawdy second. The top three cars, Bowers, Drawdy and Russell,seem to
have a race of their own as Colangelo is all alone in forth with Watts and
Rogers together in fifth and sixth. Rogers puts the heat on Watts and takes
over fifth as Watts goes to sixth. It is now Bowers, Drawdy, Russell,
Colangelo, Rogers, Watts, Franklin and Conrad.

With only two laps to go, Bowers and Drawdy get together coming down the
backstretch with both spinning. Somehow Jeremy Colangelo gets the worse damage of the three but is able to continue on even with his hood bent high in the air. Bowers is put back to the point as Drawdy is sent to the rear but on the green, Drawdy pulls his No. 12 into the pits with only one lap to go.

Young Matt Bowers takes the checkered for his first Sunbelt win over Tim
Russell, Jeremy Colangeo, David Rogers, and Sam Watts.

Sunoco Sunbelt 125 headlines Friday Night Show at Orlando SpeedWorld

May 8th, 2008

Tim Russell won the first Sunbelt race at Orlando SpeedWorld and Jeff
Choquette recently topped the Billie Harvey Memorial Sunbelt race at New Smyrna Speedway.

It is Super Stock Night Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 29th, 2008

“The Super Stocks have supported us all year and we just want to show them
our appreciation,” said General Manager Rusty Marcus. “It is time promoters
and general manager show how much they do appreciate the people who come and
support them every weekend and hopefully this Friday night Super Stocks will
come in numbers to show us that we are also appreciated for our efforts.”

“Last Friday night it was Strictly Stock night at Orlando and all Strictly
Stock drivers with a car got in free. I was alittle disappointed in the
number but we are hoping for a big turnout this Friday. With the economy the way it is right now, it is the lower classes who find it most affordable to race these days.”

“Normally there is a $50.00 entry fee for our 50 lap races but I decided to
wave that and show them just how much we do appreciate their support and we
do. During May on Friday nights, each of our classes will get in free to race and hopefully this will help them some to come and race.

Due to the ASA Southeast race at USA International and the Extreme Modified
50 there also, Super Lates and Modifieds will have the night off but there
will be Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock and the fans won’t be disappointed.

Pit gate will open at 4 pm on Friday with qualifying for the Super Stock 50
at 7 pm. Racing starts at 8 pm. General Admission is $10.00, students and
seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Huge Night this Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 23rd, 2008

“In fact, we will be doing it again this weekend at the Melbourne City Fair
in Wickham Park. We will make another 10,000 free tickets for fans for the
May 2nd show. Fans may only come that one night but some will love it and
return and that is what we are hoping for.”

“In addition to having a great crowd this weekend for the racers to race in
front of, this is also the first weekend of our Helping Racers Program where
all Strictly Stock drivers will get in free. Yes, I said free. It will cost them nothing to come and race Friday night. The driver and the car will
have one night of racing on us with each division getting their night throughout May. We are hoping this will help the racers with the economy the way it is now.”

On the program for Friday night are the Super Late Models, Modifieds,
Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock. Pit gate will open at 4 pm with grandstands opening at 6 pm. Racing starts at 8 pm.

General admission for those who do not have free tickets is $10.00, students
and seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

The Saturday night show at Orlando will see the Semi-Pro Trucks, Open Wheel
Lites, Mini Cups, Legends, Bandoleros, Classics and Hurricanes in action.
Also there will be a Car Show presented by Timber Creek High School.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm. General admission is
$10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11 and under
FREE.

Two great nights at Orlando SpeedWorld, BE THERE FOR THE ACTION!!!!

Orlando SpeedWorld Stands by It’s Word on Enduro Race

April 20th, 2008

A few cars went home mad because they were told they could not race but the
whole point of the “bone stock” enduro was to make it a fun time and not cost
racers a arm and a leg.

“We made it plain from day one that the car had to be bone stock,” said
General Manager Rusty Marcus. “I hated to send cars home but if they did not fit
the program, they were out. I wanted this to be a cheap, cheap way of
drivers to have fun spending everything to have a car to have fun in.”

The next “Bone Stock” enduro at Orlando SpeedWorld will be October 10 and it
will also send cars home if they are not bone stock.

Also, drivers can’t afford to spend a lot of money these days in racing so
drivers are now allowed to go down in class if that is all they can afford.
Before, you could not be a strictly stock driver and go up in class but today
the rule has changed and you can go back to Strictly Stock if that is all you
can afford to race.

For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld, go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Robbie Cooper tops Extreme Modified 50 at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 20th, 2008

With Lee Collins unable to race due to a family commitment, Collins tapped
“Rocketman” Wayne Jefferson to drive his potent #89 at Orlando and Jefferson
made the most of the opportunity setting fast time of 14.056 seconds trailed
closely by Kurt Jett at 14.103 and Cooper, who tripped the clocks at 14.314
seconds.

The top three from qualifying were inverted thus putting Cooper on the pole
for the 50 lap event and he wasted no time grabbing the early lead while
Jefferson snuck by outside pole sitter Jett and tucked himself right on Cooper’s rear bumper in the early going.

Jefferson was able to stay close to Cooper, but could never mount a really
serious challenge. By mid-race, Jefferson’s car was starting to become a
handful with Jett eventually getting by on lap 29 for second but he never got any closer than a car length to Cooper. The entire 50 lap distance was run without a caution flag as Cooper claimed yet another Extreme Modified win here trailed by Jett and Jefferson. Kevyn Terry ran pretty much by himself most of the race and came across the stripe fourth while Alan Bruns just nipped Skip
Honaker at the checker for fifth. Honaker was sixth with Richie Smith, Jerry
Symons, Shain Held, Jon Compagnone and Art Kunzeman completing the finishers.

Bright House Challenge Super Late Model 50 at SpeedWorld rescheduled to Sept. 26

April 18th, 2008

Fans can go see the ASA Southeast race at USA International or the first
ARCA race to be held at Rockingham Raceway with local driver Bryan Silas in the line-up. Either way, fans will have a great race to watch and a wonderful weekend of racing action on May 3rd.

Extreme Modified 50 this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 15th, 2008

Going into race number 2 and leading the Extreme Modified points is Tank
Tucker. Lee Collins is second in points followed by Jerry Symons, Alan Bruns, and Shain Held.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Extreme Modifieds ALONE
from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow with qualifying for the Extreme Modified 50 at 7 pm.

General admission is $15.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $10.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

For more information on the Extreme Modified Series, go to
www.fascartours.com. For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld, go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Orlando SpeedWorld Enduro this Friday Night, April 18

April 13th, 2008

“We want to make this enduro fun for everyone, not for the special built
enduro cars. That is why it will be bone stock, nothing special. Don’t bother
bringing special built cars because they will only go home,” said General
Manager Rusty Marcus.

Entry fee will be $100.00 and the winner will receive $100.00 per car that
enters the enduro. So if there are 50 cars, you would make $5,000.00. But
the purse will be based on the number of cars entered. Laps for the race will be based on two laps per car entered.

For more information on the Orlando SpeedWorld enduro or to get a entry
form, please e-mail_FASCAROSW@aol.com or you can call 407-557-6509 or 407-568-1367. You may also e-mail RacingJLS@aol.com for entry form.

Remember April 18th, the first Orlando SpeedWorld Enduro race.

Orlando SpeedWorld has Big Weekend with Southern Sportsman and FMSC

April 9th, 2008

Cody Blair leads the points for the Florida Mini Stock Challenge with 258
points over Mike Birk, Jr. with 228. Blair is very familiar with Orlando
SpeedWorld as he comes to race there quite a few times during the year. Birk,
who raced at Ocala Speedway before it was dirt, will use practice time to
become familiar with Orlando.

Third in points is Mason Love followed by Mitchell Webb and Mark Powers.

At least one weekly Mini Stock driver from Orlando will also join the fun,
Jared Allison. Allison has won every Mini Stock race this year and has proven why he was the Mini Stock Champion many years ago.

Patrick Thomas leads the Southern Sportsman with 254 points over Steve
Gainey with 234. These two drivers love to battle it out and Orando is one place where they are both good. Mike Soukup is third in points followed by Joey Catarelli and Jeff Padilla. These guys come to race and will provide the fans with a great show.

The pit gate will open at 2 pm on Friday with practice for the Florida Mini
Stock Challenge and Southern Sportsman alone from 3 to 4 pm. Qualifying will
begin at 6:45 pm with racing action at 8:00 pm.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with general admission $15.00, students and seniors
(62 and older) $10.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Saturday night at SpeedWorld will be just as exciting as Friday when the new
Semi-Pro Trucks debut for the first time this year. This class is a
“trophy” only class for kids from 14 to 18 in trucks. It was designed to give the kids track time and seat time.

Also racing will be the Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association along with
the Legends, Bandoleros, Classics, Outlaw Strictly Stocks and Hurricanes.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm on Saturday with division practice from 4 to 6:15
pm. Grandstands open at 6 pm with general admission $10.00, students and
seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Young Driver Claims Another 2008 Series Opener in Style

April 9th, 2008

So far in 2008, Russell has proven that his 2007 success was not a fluke.
The young racer has now claimed victory in both tours’ season openers.
Russell took the checkers in the Brighthouse opener on March 22nd, and then
sealed the opening-race sweep on Friday, April 4th, in the first Sunbelt
race of the year, the City Beverage/Budweiser 125 at Orlando SpeedWorld.

“It was a great weekend for us,” said Russell. “In practice we had a really
great car. We didn’t qualify as well as we would have liked, but after the
draw we started on the pole.”

From start to finish, this race was Russell’s. Once the green flag flew
with the Rinnai #36 up front, Russell stayed out front.

“As soon as they dropped the green, we took off. We pretty much just held
on for the rest of the race. We had such a good car. The guys worked really
hard on it all weekend, and I am just so proud of this Rinnai team.”

While Russell and his Rinnai team are used to winning at a variety of
different tracks, this win held some special significance for the driver and
his crew.

“This was the first time that we have won at Orlando in the Super Late
Model. We had won there several times before in the Limited Late Models.
It’s pretty special to be able to win there in a Super Late Model,
especially with a guy like David Rogers (who finished second) behind you.
It was awesome being out there and racing clean with him.”

Tim will be able to sit back and enjoy his victory a short while, but he has
to turn around and get focused for next weekend, where he will be making an
out-of-state trip to South Georgia Motorsports Park. While there, he will
compete in the first event of the track’s Super Late Model Series.

“I’m really excited about heading to South Georgia Motorsports Park next
weekend,” added Russell. “I haven’t been there before, but from what I hear
it is a really nice racetrack, a great facility. I’m really looking
forward to heading up there and putting on a good show for the Georgia fans.
Hopefully we will be able to keep our good luck going and have a strong run
and be in contention for the win.”

New tracks seem to be a specialty for Russell. In 2007 alone, he won at two
of the tracks that he visited for the very first time.

“I’ve only seen the track on TV, so it should be pretty exciting to head
there. We have had some pretty good luck heading to tracks that I have
never raced at, so hopefully that luck will continue this weekend and we
will have our Rinnai machine up front and in victory lane.”

Russell will return to racing action on Saturday, April 12th, when he heads
to South Georgia Motorsports Park for the Super Late Model 100 event.

For more information on Tim Russell, contact Amy Hayes at (770) 855-1461 and
be sure to check out Tim’s website at www.timrussellonline.com

The New Semi-Pro Trucks debut this Saturday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 8th, 2008

“We really wanted to help the young truck drivers,” said Rusty Marcus,
General Manager. “We designed this class to give them on-track experience. All drivers will need to purchase the new $400.00 insurance policy before they can race. We are really looking forward to this new division and hope that this helps our younger racers in the long run.”

Drivers who are 17 when the new division begins, not yet 18, can run this
class. They will need to buy the extra insurance but the insurance is good at any track in the United States and gives them extra insurance and is good
until the end of the year.

If you need to purchase the $400.00 insurance policy before Saturday night’s
race, call Kim Brown at 386-547-2879 and she will be happy to help you.

City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 tries again for Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

April 1st, 2008

“We had everything set up for a grand night,” said Orlando’s General Manager
Rusty Marcus. “We had fireworks ready for the winner and we were going to
make it a big night for the fans being it was the first race of the season for the Sunbelt and Orlando. But Mother Nature had other plans and rained us
out.”

Friday the second attempt to run the City Beverage/Budwieser 125 will be
made at Orlando. Also on the program will be the Modifieds, Sportsman, Super
Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock and for the small fans, a bike race. So
kids, bring your helmet and bikes and race around Orlando SpeedWorld for your
own trophy.

Just a few drivers expected for the City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 are
Tim Russell, 2007 Sunbelt Champion, Brian Finney, David Rogers, Eddie Gainey,
Patrick Williams, Corey Freed, Travis Towell, and Dusty Cornelius.
Cornelius, who ran the entire 2007 Sunbelt schedule, wrecked his new racecar during practice at Orlando on March 14.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm on Friday, April 4 with practice alone for the
Sunbelt Super Late Models from 3 to 4 pm as long as they have gone thru tech and registered before practice. Division practice will follow at 4 pm with the Sunbelt mixed in regular practice.

Qualifying for the City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 will be at 6:45 pm.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with racing action at 8 pm. General admission is
$20.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $15.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Orlando SpeedWorld Helps Racers

March 29th, 2008

Rusty Marcus, General Manager at Orlando SpeedWorld, has come up with a new
idea to help the racers. “I know how hard it is right now to make ends meet
for everyone. It cost gas to get to the track, and gas to run at the track
so just maybe I can give the racers a small break so they can race without so
much out-of-pocket money. Starting April 25th thru May 30th, I will let the
racers from one division in free for the night to race.”

“If the drivers support this, it could become a weekly thing but it will
take their support of coming because I am really putting my neck on the line. No other track has done this, this is a FIRST, but it will take the support of the racers to make it continue. If they can help me put on a good show, I
am happy to help them with some expenses and it is a win-win situation for all of us. But to continue this program, they will have to show their support of the track.”

The rotation would be as follows:

April 25th – Strictly Stock Drivers and their cars get in free
May 2nd – Super Stock Drivers and their cars get in free
May 9th – Mini Stock Drivers and their cars get in free
May 15th – Modified Drivers and their cars get in free
May 23rd – Sportsman Drivers and their cars get in free
May 30th – Super Late Drivers and their cars get in free

Sadly, Orlando SpeedWorld will no longer have open practice on Wednesday
nights. “We just weren’t getting enough cars to support the open night
practice. We were going in the hole and that can’t happen every practice. We also pay FPL bills and it costs a lot to turn those lights on and it just wasn’t paying off. So we have come up with yet another new idea but this also will take the support of the racers.”

“If we can get 25 cars to say they will come, we will go to a Sunday
afternoon practice where each driver can bring a dish and we will have a Sunday afternoon practice and goodies to munch on. Just a big get together but the main theme will be practice. If you are interested in this, please call Kim Brown at 386-547-2879 and give her your name. When we have 25 cars that want to do this, we will schedule the Sunday for practice.”

“If we don’t get 25 cars at least for this, then you will need to call Kim
Brown to schedule track rental time with her for practice. The Sunday
afternoon practice would cost much less but I will definitely need the support of the racers to do this so that is why I am asking you to let Kim know that this is what you want and you will be there.”

“Remember, the only way the new rotation for getting in free will work is if
the racers come out and support this effort. If they do support it, then it
could become an every weekend deal for them. Just like the Sunday practice
could become a real thing but it will take the support of the racers to make
this work also. I am more than willing to work with the racers but in
return, they need to work with me also. We have to support each other on both of these efforts.”

For track rental time and fees, please call Kim Brown at 386-547-2879. For
more information on Orlando SpeedWorld, go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Orlando SpeedWorld Enduro Scheduled for April 18th

March 28th, 2008

“We want to make this enduro fun for everyone, not for the special built
enduro cars. That is why it will be bone stock, nothing special. Don’t bother bringing special built cars because they will only go home,” said General Manager Rusty Marcus.

Entry fee will be $100.00 and the winner will receive $100.00 per car that
enters the enduro. So if there are 50 cars, you would make $5,000.00. But
the purse will be based on the number of cars entered. Laps for the race will be based on two laps per car entered.

For more information on the Orlando SpeedWorld enduro or to get a entry
form, please e-mail FASCAROSW@aol.com or you can call 407-557-6509 or 407-568-1367. You may also e-mail RacingJLS@aol.com for entry form.

Remember April 18th, the first Orlando SpeedWorld Enduro race.

Advance Auto Parts Pro Trucks head to Orlando SpeedWorld March 28

March 24th, 2008

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Advance Auto Parts Pro
Trucks from 3 to 4 pm alone with division practice to follow with the trucks also in that practice. Qualifying for the Advance Auto Parts Pro Truck 50 will be at 6:45 pm.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with general admission $20.00, students and seniors
(62 and older) $15.00, children 11 and under FREE.

It is Easter Time this Weekend at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 20th, 2008

On the program this Friday night will be the Super Late Models, Modifieds,
Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock. Due to Mother Nature,
last weekend’s City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 had to be postponed but
will be run on April 4th at SpeedWorld.

The Saturday show will also see plenty of racing action as the Legends,
Bandoleros, Hurricanes, Outlaw Strictly Stocks, Classics, Mini Cups, and Open
Wheel Lites take to the track.

Friday night, March 21 (also Good Friday), pit gate will open at 4 pm with
racing action at 8 pm. Saturday night, March 22, pit gate will open at 3 pm
with racing action at 7 pm. Grandstands open both nights at 6 pm.

General admission on Friday, March 21, is $10.00, students and seniors (62
and older) $5.00, children 11 and under FREE. General admission on Saturday,
March 22, is $10.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11
and under FREE.

Remember, kids bring your Easter baskets for plenty of Easter treats this
weekend at Orlando SpeedWorld.

Orlando SpeedWorld Rained Out March 14

March 15th, 2008

“We tried everything we could to get the show in,” said Rusty Marcus,
General Manager, “but Mother Nature would just not cooperate. We had a pit full of cars and we did not want to call it but things just did not get any better.”

The City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 has been rescheduled for April 4,
2008.

Next Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld, the Super Late Models, Modifieds,
Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock will headline the show.

Orlando SpeedWorld adds new Semi-Pro Truck Division to it’s Saturday Night Show starting in April 2008

March 15th, 2008

“We really wanted to help the young truck drivers,” said Rusty Marcus,
General Manager. “We designed this class to give them on-track experience. All drivers will need to purchase the new $400.00 insurance policy before they can race. We are really looking forward to this new division and hope that this helps our younger racers in the long run.”

Drivers who are 17 when the new division begins, not yet 18, can run this
class. They will need to buy the extra insurance but the insurance is good at any track in the United States and gives them extra insurance and is good
until the end of the year.

“I have double checked other tracks schedule and running the second and
fourth Saturday of each month will not interfer with any other track. Hopefully this will only grow even if it is a trophy “only” class.

To find out more information on the new Orlando SpeedWorld Semi-Truck
division. call 407-568-1367 or Rusty Marcus at 407-557-6509. For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Come Friday Night and get in FREE Saturday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 14th, 2008

“We wanted to do something special for the fans for our first week back in
racing,” said Rusty Marcus, General Manager. “So if they come Friday night
and save their ticket stub, Saturday night is on us.”

“Since tickets are $20.00 on Friday for the City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt
125, and would be $10.00 general admission on Saturday, giving them Saturday
night free makes it a $10.00 night both nights. And Saturday night will see
plenty of racing action also with the Legends, Bandoleros, Daytona Antique
Racers, Pro Challenge, Outlaw Modifieds, Classics, Outlaw Strictly Stocks and
ABC Towing Hurricanes. Not a bad deal if you love racing.”

Grandstands open both nights at 6 pm with racing action on Friday night at 8
pm and 7 pm on Saturday night.

Remember, save those tickets stubs and Saturday night is on us.

“Ole” Gal gets New Face as Orlando SpeedWorld prepares for 2008 Racing Season

March 12th, 2008

Billy Cuddy Painting is at the track freshening the place up and the new
family fan section is being completed as we write.

So not only will fans and drivers see new concessions but new paint and a
new family section. “I am so excited about this Friday night,” said General
Manager Rusty Marcus. “I know not everything will be perfect but we sure are
trying hard. I think the fans will really appreciate the new family fan
section and the new concession stand for both the grandstands and the pits. It is going to be great.”

Orlando SpeedWorld will open this Friday night, March 13, with the City
Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125, Legends, Bandoleros, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock.

The fun begins at 8 pm. General admission is $20.00, students and seniors
(62 and older) $15.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Fireworks, lots of racing, and plenty of family fun, BE THERE!!!!

Fireworks Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 11th, 2008

And to end a great opening nights, FIREWORKS are in order.

“We are very excited about Friday night,” said General Manager Rusty Marcus.
“Not only will the fans be happy with the racing but will also get extra
additives with the Budweiser Girls and the 1986 Budweiser car. And how do you
end a perfect night, fireworks of course.”

“There will be plenty of racing action on the track also with the Legends,
Bandoleros, City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super
Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock. You can’t ask for more than that.”

The Saturday show at Orlando will be just as big with Legends, Bandoleros,
Classic Cars, Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association, Pro Challenge, Outlaw
Modifieds, Outlaw Strictly Stocks and ABC Towing Hurricanes.

Open practice for all divisions will be on Thursday, March 13, from 5 to 10
pm. Cost is $20.00 per car plus 3, $5.00 each additional person and
spectators. Haulers may be left overnight for opening night on Friday.

Friday, the pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Sunbelt drivers
alone from 3 to 4 pm with division practice to follow. Qualifying for the
City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 will begin at 6:45 pm. Racing starts at 8 pm. General admission is $20.00, students and seniors (62 and older)
$15.00, children 11 and under FREE.

On Saturday, March 15, pit gate will open at 3 pm with division practice
from 4 to 6:15 pm. Racing starts at 7 pm with general admission $10.00,
students and seniors (62 and older) $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Grandstands open both nights at 6 pm. For more information on Orlando
SpeedWorld go to www.orlandospeedworld.org. For more information on the FASCAR Tours, go to www.fascartours.com.

City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt 125 Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 10th, 2008

“We are expecting to see a good count of Super Late Models,” said Series
Director Rick Hall.”There will be a lot of old faces and new faces Friday night at SpeedWorld including the 2007 Sunbelt Super Late Model Champion Tim Russell.”

Drivers in 2008 will see a new feature added to their web-site as bios and
pictures will be added for each driver. Information packets will be given out Friday night at SpeedWorld. Also, when possible, the race will be reported live on the karnac.com Florida Stock Car Racing Message board.

Thursday night, March 13, Orlando SpeedWorld will host an open practice for
all divisions including the Sunbelt Super Late Models. Drivers who wish to
leave their haulers overnight may. Practice will be from 5 to 10 pm, cost
$20.00 a car plus 3, $5.00 each additional person and for spectators.

Friday night’s show will include the City Beverage/Budweiser 125, Modifieds,
Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, Strictly Stock, Legends and Bandoleros.
Plenty of action for all the racer and fans.

On Friday, March 14, the pit gates will open at 2 pm with practice alone for
the Sunbelt Super Late Models from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow
with all divisions until 6:30 pm. Qualifying for the City
Beverage/Budweiser 125 will be begin at 6:45 pm.

General admission will be $20.00, students and seniors (62 and older)
$15.00, children 11 and under free.

Orlando SpeedWorld Gearing up for Opening Night March 14

March 6th, 2008

“We are so excited about opening night,” said General Manager Rusty Marcus.
“We open with the City Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 plus
all our racing divisions with the Legends and Bandoleros also on that night.
It is going to be one big night for everyone. I could not ask for a better
racing program for our first night back in 2008.”

“I really think the drivers will be impressed with our new pit area
concession and the relaxed feeling you get there. It provides seating, a relaxing fountain, and great food. A place where they can relax for a few minutes before the night becomes to hectic and the grandstand concession, well, it is great also with a new beer garden and great food.”

For drivers who need that last minute test and tune, there will be an open
practice on Thursday night, March 13, from 5 to 10 pm. Haulers can be left
overnight. Everyone is invited.

Pit gates will open at 2 pm on March 14 with practice for the Sunbelt Super
Late Models alone from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow at 4 with
Super Late Models fixed into that practice also. Qualifying for the City
Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 will begin at 6:45 pm.

General admission is $20.00, students and seniors (62 and older) $15.00,
children 11 and under FREE.

Orlando SpeedWorld Readies for Opening Night

March 3rd, 2008

“It just made sense to change the direction in the pits,” said General Manager Rusty Marcus. “With the new pit entrance and exit on and off the track, it made more sense to stage the cars behind the main grandstands. This will take some adjusting on the part of the racers, but once they do it a few times, I think they will like it better.”

Fans will also see a difference as the main two pit grandstands will be
fenced off for general admission grand stands. This way fans can see the action in the pits without paying pit admission.

“We will be fencing off the two grandstands and fans will still need to go
to the main grandstand concession and bathrooms, but for those who want to see the action or have relatives racing that night, this way they will be just
alittle closer. You will still need to pay admission at the main grandstand
but you will be allowed to walk around the track on the upper side for the
back grandstands.”

“This will especially help during Crash-A-Ramas when the main grandstands
are filled and fans are sent around to the pit grandstands. Now they will be
able to get to those grandstands much easier.”

Racing returns to Orlando SpeedWorld on March 14 with the City
Beverage/Budweiser Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 plus Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, Strictly Stock, Legends and Bandoleros.

For more information on Orlando SpeedWorld go to www.fascar.org.

Orlando SpeedWorld Winternationals Rained out February 12, 2008

February 14th, 2008

Racing will start Wednesday, Feburary 13, at 1:30 p.m. with Legends,
Bandoleros and Thunder Roadsters.

General admission is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for students and seniors,
children 11 and under FREE.

Remember, if you go to New Smyrna Speedway, save your ticket stub and come
to Orlando during the day free.

For more information on the Winternationals, go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Last Leg of 1st Annual Winter Series at Orlando SpeedWorld this Saturday, January 12th

January 7th, 2008

Pit gate will open on Saturday at 10 a.m. with racing action at 1 p.m. Any
and all classes are invited and so far there has been pretty much a large
variety in the classes with Bandolero Bandits, Bandolero Young Guns, Legend
Chargers, RE/MAX Legends, Super Late Model, Late Model, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, Pro Challenge, Outlaw Strictly Stocks, Strictly Stocks and
Hurricanes. If you bring it, it will race both heats and feature.

For further information go to www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Schedule Change for Orlando SpeedWorld Winter Series and New Insurance Policy

December 19th, 2007

All drivers, no matter what division including Bandoleros and Legends, must
have their extra insurance policy by January 1 to be able to race January 5,
2008 in the Winter Series. This policy is for anyone who races under the age
of 18. The policy must be bought before you can go on the track at
SpeedWorld on January 5th.

Except for Bandoleros and Legends, all drivers now at FASCAR tracks must be 14 years of age or older to race. There are no exceptions to this rule.

Any driver over the age of 18 can also purchase the extra medical insurance
for $400.00 for the year beginning January 1, 2008 and ending December 31,
2008. This policy will cover the driver in a racecar at any track in the
country not just in Florida or FASCAR tracks.

To get your insurance form, please call Kim Brown at 386-427-4129 ext. 0.
Once the insurance company has your premium, you will be sent a card.

Charity Truckers 200 raises $12, 374.00 for the Helmick Family !

December 19th, 2007

Racers from around the state in several different divisions or forms of racing came together to raise money for this family. Great sponsors helped to make it possible. Weather put a little twist into the event, but the crews, drivers, officials and fans fought through it to accomplish the mission.

“I really am just beside myself as to the overwhelming support, that the racers, official, crews and fans showed for this event. It really is becoming a huge deal, and that is what I prayed for since the inception of the first one” stated Promoter Rick Bristol. “So many folks showed so much support, when I was stressing they just said it will be ok Rick. I know for many, things did not go well, but for the most part everyone showed great professionalism and handled things well. I really apologize to the folks that were left without the opening ceremonies and the proper thank you’s. I really wanted to get to thank them all for what they did. I have tried to convey that message after the event and through e-mails and posts, I am so very grateful and appreciative to all of them and words alone do not do justice to the way they have touched my heart and the heart of the Helmick’s and the Hopkins
families. There were also some things left?out of the program and I promise that will be fixed next year. I had folks donate money to both families. We have collected $987.00 for the Hopkins family as well, because of some awesome people. I will round it up and be sending them $1,000 for a nice Christmas”.

Rick has already begun the wheels spinning for the 3rd addition of this event and some changes and surprises await and will begin being announced hopefully by the end of January. Last year $6,584.00 was raised for the Hopkins Family, this year $12,374.00 for the Helmick’s and $1000.00 for the Hopkins. In two events just short of $20,000 has been raised and race drivers, crews, officials and fans should be proud to be able to help those in need, you have done well, and are to be thanked.

“I again say thanks to all from the bottom of my heart, I pray God Blesses everyone that had a part in this, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May 2008 be a great year for all” added Bristol. “I am praying God gives the Helmick’s a miracle for Kaleigh. I am so grateful for what he has done for Tommy, I serve a great God”!

Be watching for details of the 3rd Annual Charity Truckers 200, and what family will be assisted in 2008. Thanks again to all who helped Rick Bristol and to all who helped the Helmick’s.

Clarification of Age Requirement for all FASCAR Tracks

December 13th, 2007

Anyone under the age of 14 can no longer race at any FASCAR track with the
exception of Bandolero Bandits, Young Guns, Legends, and Thunder Roadsters..
INEX600 carries their own insurance for their licensed drivers and you must
be licensed by 600 to race at Orlando SpeedWorld. If you do not have a 600
license, you will not be allowed to race. The under 14 age requirement does
include all other divisions.

All drivers under the age of 18 will now be required to get an extra medical
policy from the track insurance company which covers a driver at any track
around the country as long as they are in a racecar. Cost is $400.00 per year effective from January to December and must be purchased by January 1, 2008. Kim Brown will be at Orlando SpeedWorld this weekend with the forms but you can call for a form to be faxed or mailed to you at 386-427-4129, ext. 0. When the insurance receives your completed form and check, they will
immediately notify Kim Brown and a card will be sent to the policy holder for proof of insurance.

Anyone under the age of 18 in a upper class – Sportsman, Modified, Late
Model, Super Late Model, Truck, etc. must complete a racing resume with prior
experience in racing. Please contact Kim Brown for form.

Craig Goess, Jr. Wheels His Way To PRI Legends Car Victory

December 13th, 2007

Coupled with this year’s 20th anniversary of the PRI show was the third-annual Mopar Sprint & Midget Classic 2007 at Orlando Speedworld (FL), which also featured Legends Car racing action. Close to 30 Legends drivers attended the invite-only event, and when the checkered flag flew, it was North Carolina’s Craig Goess, Jr. holding off a late charge to claim the special honors.

Goess started his weekend off by timing in fourth during qualifying. In his
heat race, he stormed to the top spot to take the win, putting him on the
pole position for the 20-lap feature. When the green flag dropped to start
off the main, Goess dropped back a few positions while patiently waiting for
his tires to grip the ground.

“It took a few laps to get heat in the tires,” said Goess. “I didn’t want
to spin them so the first few laps I let those guys go by so I could just
settle in and get the car back down in the race track. After a few laps it
would come in.”

Kory Abbott, a track regular at Orlando, took over the lead but had to watch
his mirrors as Goess put pressure on his back bumper until the move was made
just past the halfway mark to put Goess’ #81 Greenville Toyota Legends Car
back into the lead.

“That is just a little strategy,” said Goess. “Four or five times over four
or five laps we would go in there trying to make him think I was going to
dive under him, trying to make him drive in extra hard. I was trying to
make him abuse his car. The first position is not always the best position
to be in, of course, until the end. When I got to the lead, it was just a
matter of not making any big mistakes because there is a lot of good drivers
here and a lot of cars that were close.”

Goess was able to hold off a late charge by Abbott to hold onto the lead,
giving him the win in front of a packed house of fans as well as Television
media.

“I didn’t know who or what was there on the last lap,” explained Goess. “I
was not looking whatsoever at what was happening behind me. I focused on my
car, getting it exactly where I wanted it to be, hit my marks and went on.
If he passed me, he passed me, but I wasn’t going to be watching my mirror
and watch him do it.”

The victory caps off an incredible run Goess has had in Legends Car racing
over the years. Now as he continues his progression up the ranks in the
racing industry, Goess took time to reflect on the third-annual PRI Legends
event, including the extra exposure it provided to the Legends community.

“It was a good thing to be invited and I appreciate that just like last
year. It is pretty neat seeing these Sprint Cars and be around an
environment we normally do not get to be around. At a normal Legends race
we do not get to race in front of so many people. That makes it real nice
to have the driver introductions and the fireworks. The little things like
that make it even more special to come here.”

Stay tuned for more information on Craig Goess, Jr.’s 2008 season
announcement, coming soon.

For more information on Craig Goess, Jr., contact Jason Buckley at (704)
788-2134 x 6 and be on the lookout for the new Craig Goess, Jr. website
coming soon.

Race No. 2 of Winter Series set for Saturday, December 8th, at Orlando SpeedWorld

December 2nd, 2007

There was no purse for the Winter Series but trophys for the first, second
and third place cars in each division. If only one car showed up in one division, it was worked out that it would race no matter what and that is just what Bryan Silas did with his Late Model. He joined the rear of the field of
the Sportsman and had a ball which is what this series is meant to do – have
fun.

There were also a few winter visitors who came to the Florida sun for warmth
bringing along their cars. Without this Winter Series, they would have had
no place to play and loved the idea of a sunny afternoon of racing. Some
also had never raced before and were just getting into the sport and this was
the perfect opportunity to find out how it feels to race with other
competitiors. It was a win-win situation for all.

Next Saturday, the pit gate will open at 3 p.m. as long as the PRI does not
see a rain day and is forced to race on Saturday instead of Thursday and
Friday. Practice begins as soon as the pit gate opens and racing starts at 7
p.m. with heats and features for all. General admission is $10.00, students
and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE. Pit gate is $25.00 non FASCAR
member, $20.00 FASCAR member.

If you need further information, please call 407-568-1367 or go to
http://www.orlandospeedworld.org. We would love to have you join us as we race for fun.

1st Annual Orlando SpeedWorld Winter Series Race this Saturday Afternoon, December 1

November 27th, 2007

To show our fans appreciation for their support of Orlando SpeedWorld
throughout the 2007 season, Saturday’s event will be FREE ADMISSION in the
grandstands only.

In fact, you are welcome to bring coolers in the grandstands this Saturday
with your favorite soft drink and sandwitches. COOLERS are welcome this
weekend ONLY. Please NO GLASS BOTTLES ALLOWED.

Pit gate will open at 10 A.M. with racing at 1 P.M.

Come and enjoy us this Saturday afternoon as we celebrate the first Orlando
SpeedWorld Winter Series race.

Keene wins race, Moff takes championship in Goodyear Challenge Late Model 100 at Orlando SpeedWorld

November 13th, 2007

Daniel Keene, Jr. set fast time but pulled a 3 for the inversion putting
Justin Larson on the pole. After an on-track autograph sessions, the drivers
were buckled in for their last race of the year.

Larson quickly jumped to the point followed by Doug Moff, Daniel Keene, A.J.
Curreli, and Rick Carmichael. Keene passed Moff and took over second as
Rich Clouser, the 2005 and 2006 Champion, took over fifth. The top three
Larson, Keene and Moff just set sail in their on little pack and racing hot and
heavy when the caution came out for Ricky Carmichael, Chuck Abell and J.R.
McMichael.

Carmichael suffered rear-end damage with McMichael and front-end damge.
Both rejoined the field in the rear for the restart.

Larson quickly jumps to the point on the restart followeed by Keene, Moff,
Curreli and Clouser. Second in points coming into the event Darren Brown,
suddenly starts sliding backwards being passed by a number of cars. Running
order is Larson, Keene, Moff, Curreli, Clouser, Winchell, Abell, Folwell,
Kopach, Beckner, Kaouk, Brown, Silas and Black. Beckner puts the heat on Kopach
and takes over ninth as Kopach settles into tenth. Keene takes advantage of
Larson passing him for the lead when he gets alittle loose in the corner.

The caution comes out for Gary Muglach when he hits the backstretch wall
with McMichael retiring his ride for the night. Keene takes the point on the
restart followed by Larson, Moff, Curreli and Closuer. Keene then sets sail
ahead of the second and third place cars when the caution comes out again for
Ray Black Jr. who has spun. Black is fine and goes to the rear for the
restart.

The race goes red on lap 59 when Larson gets loose coming down the
backstretch involving both Doug Moff and A.J. Curreli. Moff takes a wild ride down
the backstretch as he rolls. Luckily no one was hurt except for Moff and
Larson who saw their cars done for the night. Curreli suffered damaged but was
able to pit and come back to the field with a brand new modified.

Once the track is cleared, the race goes back green with Keene, Closuer,
Winchell, Beckner and Kopach leading the way. But it is a short green as Joe
Winchell finds himself against the turn 2 wall and done for the night. Keene
once again leads the way on the restart followed by Clouser, Beckner, Kopach
and Kaouk. Carmichael puts pressure on Kaouk for fifth but Kaouk holds.

Eventually Carmichael is able to take over fifth as Kaouk goes to sixth and
then finds Abell right on his back door. Carmichael puts pressure on Kopach
but Kopach has nothing to do with it. Kopach, who has been absent for awhile
in the Goodyear Challenge, does a great job of protecting his position.

The caution comes out for Folwell and Abell. Abell has a flat and goes in
for a quick tire change as Bryan Silas retires his 32 to pit road. Silas, who
has been running ARCA and a few Craftsman Truck races, came home for the
weekend and just wanted to have some fun with his old team mates.

Keene holds the point on the restart but it is a short green as Ricky
Carmichael brings out the yellow for a spin on the frontstretch. The field is
quickly realigned with only ten laps to go as Keene leads the way over Clouser,
Beckner, Kopach and Kaouk. Keene takes the checkered for the win as Kaouk and
Carmichael spin in turn 4 coming to the checkered.

Thus ended the 2007 Goodyear Challenge Late Model racing season with Doug
Moff as the new champion and Darren Brown as Rookie-of-the-Year.
Congratulation to both.

Plenty of Action Friday and Saturday Nights at Orlando SpeedWorld

November 7th, 2007

Ending their 2007 points season will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman,
Super Stock, Mini Stock, Jr. Stock and Strictly Stock. Plenty of racing
action for every fan.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Goodyear Challenge Late
Models and Quick Kids ALONE from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice will follow to
6:45 pm.

Qualifying for the Goodyear Challenge Late Model 100 and QUICK KIDS 25 will
begin at 7 pm. Racing starts at 8 pm.

General Admission is $20.00, students and seniors $15.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

NOVEMBER 10, SATURDAY

The PBG Legends Tour will take centerstage as they go for 35 laps of racing
action. Also on the program will be the Bandoleros, Hurricanes, Classics,
Mini Cups, Pro Challenge and Outlaw Strictly Stocks.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7:00 pm. Qualifying for
the PBG Legend tour 35 will begin at 6:15 pm.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

Orlando Dodge Sunoco Sunbelt 125 this Friday, November 2, at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 30th, 2007

On the program also will be the Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman, Super
Stock, Mini Stock, Jr. Stock and Strictly Stock.

PLUS – kids bring your bikes and helmets because it is also KIDS NIGHT.
Come and race around Orlando SpeedWorld and see how the BIG BOYS feel.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Super Lates ALONE from 3 to
4 pm. Division practice to follow with qualifying for the Orlando Dodge
Sunoco Sunbelt Super Late Model 125 at 7 pm. Racing begins at 8 pm.

General admission is $20.00, students and seniors $15.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

Orlando SpeedWorld Celebrates Our Friend Homer Gordon Friday Night

October 19th, 2007

Homer never had a harsh word for anyone and NEVER met a stranger. The only
bad thing of Homer was that he could talk anyone too death about his race
car, his friends, and his race.

To look at Homer, he did not look sick. But Homer was a bachelor and as
bachelors go, did not eat the best foods for his body and probably more fast
food than home cooked food. And being a typical man, did not go see doctors
like he should.

Whether Homer was racing or not, he was there every Friday and Saturday for
all of us. If you needed a part, he would loan it to you. If you needed
tires, he was the King of buying the modified take-offs and would gladly sell
them to his friends. If you needed a shoulder to cry on, he was there.

Homer died on a Saturday night at New Smyrna Speedway in his new firesuit
and his new car. Butch Pierce had finally gotten his new car done and he could
not have been more proud. He was so excited that day that he forgot his
fire shoes and was stuck wearing his work boots for racing. A few teased him
that since he did not have his shoes, he could not race but Homer just gave
them that famous elfish smile of his and went on.

When Homer’s car hit the backstretch wall at New Smyrna, no one thought it
was because his heart had failed. Everyone was concerned how upset he would
be about his new car. Then, we knew something was wrong, very wrong and we
found out that we had lost our friend.

Friday night at Orlando SpeedWorld we celebrate the life of our friend Homer
Gordon, gone, but NOT FORGOTTEN.

Homer Gordon Memorial Sportsman 50 this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 17th, 2007

Also on the program will be the Super Late Models who end their points
season Friday night at SpeedWorld. This will be their final appearance in 2007 for the regular division Friday night racing. Also racing will be the Super Stocks, Mini Stocks, Jr. Stocks and Strictly Stocks.

Pit gate will open at 4 pm with qualifying for the Homer Gordon Memorial
Sportsman 50 at 7 pm. Racimg starts at 8 pm.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

REMEMBER – WEAR SOMETHING PURPLE FRIDAY NIGHT

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20TH

The Bandoleros, RE/MAX Legends, Hurricnaes, Classics, Pro Challenge, Open
Wheel Lites and Outlaw Strictly Stocks are back in again after almost a month
off. This will be the final points night for the RE/MAX Legends and will
surely have plenty of action.

Pit gate will open at 3 pm with racing action at 7 pm.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE

Full Boat Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 10th, 2007

Pit gate will open at 4 pm with racing action at 8 pm.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

Bright House Challenge Super Late 50 this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

October 3rd, 2007

ALSO, for the kids, KID BIKE RACES. So kids, bring your helmets and race
around Orlando SpeedWorld.

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice for the Super Late Models alone
from 3 to 4 pm. Division practice to follow to 6:45 pm.

Qualifying for the Bright House Challenge Super Late Model 50 will be at 7
pm with racing action at 8 pm.

General admission is $15.00, students and seniors $10.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

The regular Saturday night show with Bandoleros and Legends will be closed
but there will be DRIFTING on Saturday, October 6, at SpeedWorld. Gate open at
4 pm.

Extreme Modified 50 and Quick Kids headline Friday Show at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 26th, 2007

Pit gate will open at 2 pm with practice ALONE for the EXTREME MODIFIED and
QUICK KIDS from 3 to 4 pm with division practice to follow.

Qualifying for the EXTREME MODIFIED 50 and QUICK KIDS 25 will be at 7:00 pm
with racing action at 8 pm.

General Admission is $15.00, students and seniors $10.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

CLOSED, SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 29

RE/MAX Legends and Bandoleros at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 20th, 2007

The RE/MAX Legends and Bandoleros are scheduled for Saturday night racnig
also at SpeedWorld but due to the fact that this is the last weekend for
National points, the Sunday date will be used for a make-up date if there is a
rainout on Friday night.

If Sunday does become a race date, any division is welcome to come and race
for trophys ONLY. Sunday racing will begin at 2 pm if that date is necessary
for a rainout this weekend.

2nd Annual Billy Yuma/Bob Luscomb Memorial TBARA Outlaw Winged Sprint 35 this Friday Night

August 28th, 2007

If that is not enough for your Labor Day entertainment, the World Class Tile
Super Stock 50 with $750.00 to win will also be on the program. These guys
and gals run hard and will put on a great show for the fans.

PLUS the Open Wheel Modifieds, Sportsman, Mini Stock, Jr. Stock and Strictly
Stocks will be running.

Pit gate will open at 2 p.m. with qualifying for the World Class Tile Super
Stock 50 at 7:00 p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m.

General admission is $20.00, students and seniors $15.00, children 11 and
under FREE

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1

Drifting

Pit gate opens at 4 p.m.

BIG, BIG Weekend August 10 and 11 at Orlando SpeedWorld

August 9th, 2007

Plus for you fans that dare, we have FAN RACES. Come and try your luck on
the asphalt and see what you can do.

Pit gate will open at 4 p.m. with qualifying for the Mini Stock 50 at 7:00
p.m. Racing starts at 8 p.m.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11

The Saturday night show is back in action with the RE/MAX Legends,
Bandoleros, Hurricanes, Jr. Stock, Classics, Pro Challenge, DAARA, and Outlaw
Strictly Stocks.

ABC Towing will sponsor a WINNER TAKES ALL 4, 6, or 8 cylinder race Saturday
night with $250.00 to the winner plus a $200.00 gift certificate for Action
Gator Tire, 4 tickets to the NASCAR Simulator compliments of Full Speed and 1
set of die cut numbers for your car. So get those cars ready!!!!!!

Pit gate will open at 3 p.m. with racing action at 7 p.m.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

Enduro this Friday Night at Orlando SpeedWorld

August 1st, 2007

Pit gate will open at 4 p.m. with racing action at 8 p.m.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4

Drifting will be the Saturday night show with gates opening at 4 p.m.

Plenty of Action This Weekend at Orlando SpeedWorld

July 26th, 2007

Pit Gate will open at 2 p.m. with racing action at 8 p.m. The PBG LEGEND
TOUR will qualify at 7 p.m.

General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

SATURDAY, JULY 27

After last Saturday night’s rainout, the RE/MAX Legends, Bandoleros,
Hurricanes, Jr. Stock, Classics and Outlaw Strictly Stocks return for another night
of great action.

Pit gate will open at 3 p.m. with racing action at 7 p.m.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and
under FREE.

SEE YOU AT ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD FOR TWO NIGHTS OF RACING
ACTION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Double Points and Enduro this Friday at Orlando SpeedWorld JULY 13

July 9th, 2007

Running this Friday night are the Super Lates, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super
Stock, Mini Stock, Jr. Stock and Mini Cups. The Strictly Stocks will have
the night off so they may enter the Enduro. Their double points will be run
July 27th.

So bring the family and enjoy a full night of racing. General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

The Enduro is open to all 4, 6 and 8 cylinder cars so bring them on. Pit Gates will open at 4 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.

BE THERE FOR A GREAT NIGHT OF SHORT TRACK RACING!!!!

JULY 14

The Saturday night show returns with the Hurricanes, Jr. Stocks, Classics,
Mini Cups, Outlaw Strictly Stock and DAARA. Pit gate will open at 3 p.m. with racing action at 7 p.m. General Admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Orlando SpeedWorld Rained Out June 29th

July 1st, 2007

Join us next Friday, July 6th, for a 50 lap Mini Stock race, Enduro, Modifieds, Sportsman and Super Stocks. Hopefully Mother Nature will be nicer next week.

Crash-A-Rama Rescheduled for June 15 at Orlando SpeedWorld

June 2nd, 2007

With a impending tropical depression moving into Central Florida and the safety concern for our fans , Orlando Speedworld has cancelled tonight’s Crash A Rama. The event has been rescheduled for Friday June 15th of Father’s Day weekend.

Orlando’s Victory Lane Is Justin Larson’s “Happiest Place on Earth

May 2nd, 2007

Adults, acting like kids themselves, are often seen having fun in warm Central Florida.

Orlando is known for its fun and magical appeal, but on Friday night, April 20th, Orlando became young Justin Larson’s magic kingdom.

The 18-year-old driver scored his first-career Goodyear Challenge Series
victory at Orlando SpeedWorld in the Skinner Nurseries #88 Chevrolet. The win came at just the right time for the young driver, who had been consistently running up front but unable to capture that elusive first victory of 2007. But nothing was going to stop Larson at Orlando, and he carried that magical moment with him throughout the weekend aftertaking the checkered flag.

“It was an awesome weekend,” said Larson. “It was one of the best weekends for us to get our first win. Skinner Nurseries, my primary sponsor, had about 50 employees and customers there. We put on a real good show for them. After that, we flew to Talladega for the Cup race on Sunday with the CEO of Skinner’s, and we hung out with him all day. That was a lot of fun.

“It was a long-time coming. This is our first win and it feels great. It really hasn’t even sunk in yet. It’s a great feeling. The car was flawless. It was right where it needed to be.”

Larson qualified third for the 100-lap event but started on the pole after the three-car invert. Having such a strong starting position was key for Larson’s shot at victory, but just having a car good enough to qualify up front was a piece of work in itself.

“We qualified third, but the car was missing a little bit in qualifying. We came back in the pits and figured out that the distributor cap was going bad. We put a new one on it for the race and we figured we’d be okay.

“AJ Curelli was on the outside at the start and he got a real good jump on me, and he took off in the lead. I was content riding in second and letting him burn his stuff up and keep mine under me so I could be there at the end. My car was a little tight, and I was just dropping the left-front tire down on the apron to see what the car did and it loosened it up just enough. I just hit my marks every lap I could, and it paid off.”

Larson made the move for the lead on a restart shortly before the halfway mark, using the trickiest way around Orlando SpeedWorld.

“I just put it in high gear on a restart and jumped on the outside of (Curelli) and I rode on the outside of him for a couple corners and took
the lead.

“Then there was a long green run and I saw halfway and was kind of relieved to see that. At halfway, since there were only 50 laps to go, I could start pushing the car a little bit harder.”

Even with a good racecar that could be pushed to the limits late, the win certainly was not handed over to Larson on a platter.

“The win was definitely hard-earned. There was a caution with 27 to go, with 10 to go, with seven to go, with five to go and with three to go. Late in the race, there were a few two-lap runs, and I had some veterans behind me. I had to hold them off for about a lap each time, but I was able to hang on. The car was so good that I could pull away from them after about a lap.”

Now that Larson has his first Goodyear Challenge Series victory under his belt, don’t expect him or his Skinner Nurseries #88 team to lay down now.

“We’re going to enjoy the win while we can and then get back to work in the shop and get the car ready for Bronson in a couple weeks.”

The Goodyear Challenge Series event at Bronson Motor Speedway on May 12th will be Larson’s chance to make it two-straight series victories with loyal sponsors including Skinner Nurseries, Woods ‘N Water Magazine, Suwannee River Mulch, DiscoverTec, Edgewater Financial and Ware Oil of Panama City.

Orlando SpeedWorld Has BIG Weekend in Store for Fans

March 27th, 2007

On the program for this special night will be the Super Late Models, Modifieds, Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock, Strictly Stock and our Jr. Stock divisoins. This will be the first night for the Jr. Stocks to return to SpeedWorld and everyone is very excited about the kids racing.

PLUS for you diehard fans who would love to race, come on out for the FAN RACES. Come and race around Orlando SpeedWorld in your street car.

Grandstands open at 6 p.m. with pit gate opening at 4 p.m. Racing begins at 8:00 p.m.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

MARCH 31

The Saturday night show returns with plenty of action for the fans with the RE/MAX Legends, Hearndon Construction Bandoleros, Jr. Stocks, Hurricanes, Classic Cars, and Thunder Roadsters.

Pit gate will open at 3 p.m. with racing action at 7:00 p.m.

General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Readies to Defend 2006 Bright House Challenge Super Late Model Championship at Orlando Speedworld

March 14th, 2007

B.J. plans to defend his title from 2006 and will run all the Bright House Challenge Super Late 50 races including the two at Orlando SpeedWorld. B.J. also plans to run a number of the Sunbelt races in 2007 especailly the 200 lappers at USsA International.

“It is time to get serious again about racing. I love racing but for a few years had to spend time helping rebuild our town and home from Hurricane Charley. Last year we came back to the Bright House and New Smyrna and had a great year and went home with the Championship. Plus we had a good SpeedWeeks and only lost the Championship but a few points. It feels good being back in the car and back in Victory Lane again.”

Qualifying for the Bright House Challenge Super Late 50 will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 16, at Orlando SpeedWorld. Racing begins at 8 p.m.

Be sure to stop by and say hello to B.J. and the crew.

Choquette Runs Green-to-Checkers in Orlando Dodge Sunbelt 125

September 18th, 2006

Mike Fritts set quick time in his RE/MAX sponsored Ford Fusion but the inversion would have Fritts starting the 125 lap run in fifth spot with the front row filled by Jeff Choquette and Wayne Anderson.

Choquette wasted little time asserting himself as the car to beat taking a quick lead as Anderson settled into second just ahead of Justin Drawdy and Fritts while fourth place starter Chris Fontaine got shuffled back several positions.

Caution flew on lap three as Patrick Conrad hit the front stretch wall with his car finally grinding to a halt in turn one. Conrad was unhurt but his car was done for the balance of the evening.

The restart saw Choquette again pull away from Anderson while Drawdy had his rear-view full of Fritts. They continued to run that way until the green flag brought out the caution. One of starter Chris Hopkins’ green flags blew out of the starters stand and landed on the track causing the rather unusual slow-down.

Fritts was on the move following the restart taking third from Drawdy and setting his sights on second place Anderson. Brian Finney went for a spin courtesy of Jerry Artuso on lap 43 to bring out the third caution with Artuso going to the back of the pack for the restart.

Anderson now had a handful with Fritts behind him while Choquette was in another league and pulling away. The two racers running for second were putting on a heck of a show with even more spots being contested behind them but it was looking like this would be Choquette’s night as he continued to out-distance the field.

David Rogers spun on the front stretch to bring out the caution on lap 70 and was relegated to the tail of the field. Action was still hot and heavy behind Choquette with Jeff Scofield getting around Drawdy for fourth with Drawdy looping his car in turn two shortly thereafter to bring out the fifth caution.

The fans were having a great time watching Fritts work over Anderson for second as Anderson’s machine was starting to “push” exiting the corners. Fritts was all over him with the front end of Fritts’ Ford beginning to show some damage from several “bumps.”

Caution was back out on lap 100 as Corey Freed and Chad Pierce got together in turn four. Three laps after the restart, Fritts was finally able to get by Anderson for second and set off to see if he could chase down Choquette. Meanwhile, Scofield reeled in Anderson and was going for third spot when the two touched and spun on lap 110. Sunbelt officials ruled Anderson at fault and he was sent to the rear of the field while Scofield restarted in third.

The caution gave Fritts a shot at Choquette, but the young driver from Okeechobee was hooked up and powered away to the checker trailed by Fritts, Scofield, Mario Gosselin and Chris Fontaine, who made a great run to fifth after his early troubles. Brian Finney was sixth while Mike Bresnehan, Tim Russell, James Powell III and Fain Skinner completed the top ten. Russell was the top rookie of the race with Powell earning the hard charger award starting 18th and finishing 9th.

Rounding out the finishers in the 24 car field were Jared Allison, Jerry Artuso, David Rogers, Rich Pratt, Corey Freed, Anderson, Drawdy, Blake Lehr, Chad Pierce, Scott Millar, Mario Maresca, Russ Shaw, Patrick Conrad and Jason Boyd.

Anderson, who came in as the point leader just 15 markers ahead of Scofield and 31 in front of Choquette, saw his lead slip away with his 16th place finish, making it a real dog fight for the championship which will be decided later next month.

ORLANDO DODGE SUNBELT SUPER LATE MODEL 125
ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD, SEPTEMBER 15, 2006

1. #70 Jeff Choquette, Loxatchee
2. #27 Mike Fritts, Debary
3. #07 Jeff Scofield, Plant City
4. #12 Mario Gosselin, Lake Wales
5. #47 Chris Fontaine, Auburndale
6. #80 Brian Finney, Merritt Island
7. #3 Mike Bresnahan, Lecanto
8. #36 Tim Russell, Longwood
9. #77 James Powell, Astor
10. #1 Fain Skinner, Live Oak
11. #18 Jared Allison, Cocoa
12. #5 Jerry Artuso, Sault Saint Marie, CA
13. #11 David Rogers, Orlando
14. #0 Rich Pratt, Anthony
15. #112 Cory Freed, Orlando
16. #84 Wayne Anderson, Wildwood
17. #12 Justin Drawdy, Ft. Pierce
18. #4 Blake Lehr, Orlando
19. #57 Chad Pierce, Orlando
20. #20 Scott Millar, Ocala
21. #14 Mario Maresca, Ft. Lauderdale
22. #68 Russ Shaw, Lakeland
23. #2 Patrick Conrad, Clermont
24. #34 Jason Boyd, Orlanod
25. #22 Dusty Cornelius, Cocoa DNS

Mother Nature Wins Night at Orlando, Fans Win in the End

April 24th, 2006

In an agreement with the Auto Trader Magazine and Karnac.Com’s “Short Track AMERICA” Internet Radio, FMG will be able to offer the first ever “FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT” for all grandstand guests at next weeks Orlando Speed World postponed event! The show which was shaping up to be a great battle between some 21 Fast Kids, 24 Fast Truck Pros and 12 Late Models, plus 14 Classic Cars, will pick up where it left off when the rains came for a second time that evening. That along with a tornado warning for the greater Orlando area that pushed the decision to rescheduling of the event, it just may have been the best thing to ever happen for Orlando race fans.

Qualifying went well as the Fast Kids and Fast Truck Pros took to the track for time. Many new comers would get their first chance on the clock and prove that they have been doing their homework for their debut in both the Nationally known amature division and the Pro ranks as well. Also, an interesting fact showed up at the end of qualifying. The Fast Kids (15.28) top time, out qualified the Fast Truck Pros (15.43) by the narrowest of margins, but yet still a moral victory for the Kids. Fast Late Models were just that damn Fast.

The fastest Fast Kids was young 14 year old Austin Howe from Ormond Beach, Florida at the before mentioned 15.28, running the Bob’s Space Racers #96. Second quick was in line with the Pro times as Michael Pilla celebrated his birthday this week with a 15.45 run in his Master Auto Care #24 out of Jupiter, Florida. Third in line was Miami’s young gun Drew Brannon at 15.47 in his #08 special. Fourth went to new comer Josh Williams’ #6 at 15.50 and John Kidwell brought the familiar M&C Bobcat & Clean-Up Service #7NY to a top five in qualifying at 15.58.

Fast Truck Pro qualifying saw all 24 trucks take a time with “The Machine” J. R. Garcia III going 15.43 to put the Ramm Transport/Ambassador Racing ride on top of the list. Second would be “Hollywood” Mike Powers in the Cairo Lane Used Auto Parts Silver Bullet at 15.47. George Gorham made a good showing for the Barstow Transportation #75 that is For Sale, running a respectable 15.50 to be third quick. Fourth went to the very consistent #25 Racer Parts Whole Sale ride of Gary Foxworth at 15.53. Rounding out the top-5 would be Danny Anderson in the “Q” Auto & Injury Attorneys #50 at 15.56. The same time that young Levi Hobbs posted in his #9 Get-R-Done Motorsports backed Excel Communication ride, but Danny was first on the track to take the spot.

Fast Late Model qualifying clocked the fastest laps of the night, as the Autoway Chevrolet of “Hurricane” Cody Pitts blew thru a 14.14 lap, to continue his domination of the Fast Late Model program in it’s first three races. He won the first two outings at Charlotte and Ocala, and seems to have his sights set on a Three-Peat at Orlando next, but he’ll have to do it from the 12th starting spot no matter what, due to the “previous winner rule.” Hoping to spoil the Spring Time fun will be the beautiful #40 Burns Flooring & Designs ride of driver Brock Burns, who clocked a 14.20 to keep Pitts honest. Third on the timer was the new late model of Dalton Zehr, as the ex-truck racer went 14.24. Fourth in the tightly bunched field would be last years Fast Kids Truck Champion, Spencer Taylor in the Advance Auto Parts #46 at 14.31. Leaving Last Years Fast Truck Pro Champion Sean Bass in fifth at 14.33. Only two Late Models did not clock a 14 second lap, with the slowest Fast Late Model going 15.09, now that’s parity.

Classic cars came out for two heat races, in preparations for their 25-lap A Main Feature. Followed by two members of the Antique Sprint Car Club in a exhibition race that entertained the crowd. They were followed by Jason Jiovoni doing what Fast Drifter’s do, the controlled smoking skids of this sideways sliding ballet all the way around the track. Jason popped the left rear tire to prove he’s giving it his all.

Fast Kids came to the track in a straight up line up as fast qualifier Howe pulled the “O” pill. After a beautiful start that saw everyone patiently working their way into the bottom line. It was a few back to back cautions that saw a few jump the restarts and get saved from penalties as the heavens opened and the squall pounded Orlando Speed World into submission.

After a review of the weather and the receipt of the tornado warning information, OSW Manager, Rusty Marcus, requested the reschedule of the FMG Extravaganza for the safety of fans and racers in the pits. FMG agreed that next Saturday Night would be fine and the plan was made to make it the first ever “FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT” for all grandstand guests. While all grandstand entries will be FREE, race teams are reminded that April 22nd pit passes will be honored, so keep your arm bands. Hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate for a great Saturday of racing and family fun, that will be FREE for the taking.

Plus, maybe many of our fellow truck racers will decide just to see for themselves, what makes Fast Motorsports better. In the end, everyone is welcome to come and race, or just be a part of the FREE family fun that is Fast Motorsports Racing. Isn’t it about time you decided for your self? Come see us and bring your Boy Scout Troop, Girl Scout Group, Church group or any other gathering of neighbors for a great night of FREE Motorsports Entertainment.

We’ll See You At The Fast Motorsports Extravaganza, FREE FAMILY FUN NIGHT!

Willoughby Tops Super Late Models

April 17th, 2006

With twelve divisions racing, the pits were full at SpeedWorld. Returning with his Super Late Model for his second appearance in 2006 was Barry Willoughby of Port St. John. Willoughby did not settle for second this time but took the checkered and got his first Super Late Model win in 2006. Gary Bierlein of Cocoa finished fourth with Dusty Cornelius of Cocoa in sixth. Keith Williams of Cocoa had his Super Late Model out with Jason Boyd of Orlando behind the wheel. The night did not go that well for the Williams team but they will be back in action shortly. Boyd finished seventh in the feature.

After a bad Friday night the week before, Skip Honaker of Titusville returned to SpeedWorld with his Open Wheel Modified. Honaker did his homework and finished second in the feature. Honaker hopes to race as many Friday nights as possible at SpeedWorld.

Fourteen Sportsman came out for the John Potts Memorial Sportsman 50 with six of them from Brevard. Brett Woodley of Palm Bay, Glenn Castro of Cocoa, Tom Vento of Titusville, Robert Gaier of Palm Bay, Dale Clouser of Melbourne, and Paul Hudson of Merritt Island. Woodley had the best finish in the 50 lap race finishing fifth with Castro in seventh. Castro got back into town just in time to make the race after a long haul with his trucking business but was happy with his finish. Vento finished ninth and is still waiting for his new motor to arrive. Gaier did not have a good night and will have to do some repairs to his Sportsman before he can return to SpeedWorld. Gaier finished 11th followed by Clouser in 12th. Clouser had some mechanical problems but expected to have them fixed for racing at New Smyrna Speedway on Saturday. Hudson finished 13th.

James Frisbie of Palm Bay topped good friend Jason Foster of Melbourne in the Super Stocks. Frisbie took the win with Foster in second. Bobby Byars of Palm Bay had a very good run in fourth with Gary Cameran of Palm Bay in eighth. Cameran and Sparky Wilson of Palm Bay share the No. 69 Super Stock and this was Cameran’s week to drive. Following Cameron was Daniel Laszlo of Melbourne in ninth. Rob Ayers of Titusville finished the race and was very happy swince this was his first race he got to run all the way through. Ayers finished 11th followed by Vince Keeler of South Brevard County in 12th. Brandon Evans of Cocoa returned for his first race this year finishing 14th followed by Merritt Island resident Rick Taylor in 15th.

Dick Laszlo of Melbourne had a very good run with his Mini Stock truck finishing second followed by Rex “Boneman” Hollinger in third. Hollinger was given credit with helping Tim “Missileman” McPhail of Pinellas Park get the feature win when he brought a part they needed to run Friday night. “Without Rex’s help, we were going to have to go back home without ever racing but Rex saved the night,” said Donna McPhail. Randy Blakeslee of Cocoa Beach had another top five run when he finished fourth. Blakeslee took a year off to get his Mini Stock up to speed and so far this year, it has proven to have been a good move.

Young Jacob Cameran of Palm Bay and Luke Gaier of Palm Bay had their Jr. Stocks age 8 to 11 at SpeedWorld. Cameran finished third with Gaier in fifth. In the Jr. Stock 12 to 15 age group was Alex Fortune of Merritt Island, Cody Pierson of Melbourne and Chad Cameron of Palm Bay. Fortune got his best finish thus far this year in third and had little brakes left at the race. B.J. Hefler of Palm Bay had his Jr. Stock out also but had mechanical problems and was not able to make the feature race. Pierson and Cameron were disqualified for rough driving and given a week off but both will be back after the week. This class is a learning class for racing and although Pierson and Cameron are cousins, you can’t beat and bang on the track.

Jay Mullins of Melbourne got another Strictly Stock win under his belt with David Lasky of Barefoot Bay finishing tenth. Mullins is racing both SpeedWorld and New Smyrna Speedway and is having a ball.

Orlando SpeedWorld will have a booth at the Indian River Festival April 20 thru 23rd. Stop by and see some race cars and pick up a free ticket for the races on April 29th.

At New Smyrna Speedway on April 15th, Rich Clouser of Palm Bay did his best to win the Goodyear Challenge Late Model Bunny Hop 100 but fell short by inches finishing second. Clouser qualified third in a field of twenty eight Late Models. With his second place finish, Clouser moved to fourth in overall points for the Goodyear Challenge. Clouser will go next to Columbia Motorsports Park on May 6th. Be sure to check www.richclouser.com for the latest happening for Rich and his crew.

Tim Clark of Cocoa had his Late Model also at New Smyrna for the Goodyear Challenge with Jacob Warren of Orlando behind the wheel. During hot laps, John Ripley of Sanford lost his rear gear seal putting fluid all over the track. Warren had the bad luck of hitting the oil and backing the car into the wall ending their race night before it even began.

Jared Allison of Cocoa, Ted Vulpius of Mims, Jamie Dixson of Cocoa. Dick Laszlo of Melbourne and Bob Kelchner of Cocoa all had their Mini Stocks at New Smyrna. Allison won the feature with Laszlo in third. But it was a rough night for Dixson as he had a torn up racecar at the end of the race. Vulpius dropped a cylinder after leading the race and had to retire to the pits with Kelchner also suffering damage to his car and having to retire for the night.

Jason Foster of Melbourne took the Super Stock win as his friend James Frisbie of Palm Bay did a perfect 360 on the frontstretch but kept the car off the wall. Frisbie had to go to the rear of the field for the restart but was able to work his way back up into the top five. Also in the field was Richie Laszlo of Melbourne and Alvin Morris of Cocoa. This was Morris’s first race this year after going up in class from the Strictly Stock division. Although Morris still has a few bugs to work out, he was very happy that he finished his first race as a Super Stock.

New Smyrna Speedway will host the first of seven Bright House Challenge Super Late Model 50 on April 22nd. Super Lates will race for $1200 to win and a good number are expected in the field including Jared Allison of Cocoa. Racing starts at 7:30 with qualifying for the Bright House Super Late Model 50 at 6:30.

This week racing lost a true friend with the death of Manis Fritts of Melbourne. Manis built racecars during the Eau Gallie Speedway days and was well known throughout Brevard County for his cars. Manis’s son Mike Fritts of Debary took up where his dad left off by building some great racecars and also racing Super Late Models himself. Manis was Mike’s biggest fan and will be missed by his family and racing family.

OFFICIAL RESULTS ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD, APRIL 14 SUPER LATE MODEL: 1. B. Willoughby, 2. D. Zehr, 3. R. Bates, 4. G. Bierlein, 5. D. King. OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED: 1. C. Freed, 2. S. Honaker, 3. M. Emberson, 4. A. Bruns, 5. B. Vickers. JOHN POTTS MEMORIAL SPORTSMAN 50: 1. A. Nichols, 2. B. Silas, 3. R. Hight, 4. T. Towell, 5. B. Woodley. SUPER STOCK: 1. J. Frisbie, 2. J. Foster, 3. R. Mullis, 4. B. Byars, 5. R. Benton. MINI STOCK: 1. T. McPhail, 2. D. Laszlo, 3. R. Hollinger, 4. R. Blakeslee, 5. M. Seay. JR. STOCK (8-11) 1. T. Edenfield, 2. W. Railing, 3. J. Cameran, 4. L. Burke, 5. L. Gaier. JR. STOCK (12-15) 1. K. Krites, 2. J. Cuddy, 3. A. Fortune, 4. D. Cuddy. STRICTLY STOCK: 1. J. Mullins, 2. K. Peters, 3. B. Crites, Jr., 4. R. Barrechea, 5. R. Remus.

Kids Fun Day Rescheduled at Orlando SpeedWorld

March 1st, 2006

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR MARCH 12TH – KIDS FUN DAY at Orlando SpeedWorld.

For further informaiton call 407-568-1367 or check www.orlandospeedworld.org.

Fast Media Group Set To Visit Orlando Speed World

February 12th, 2006

This will be recognized by all the FasTruck regular racers and fans as an easing of tense relations between competing sanctioning bodies Fast Media Group (FMG) and Florida Association of Stock Car Asphalt Racing (FASCAR). Truck racers in Florida are really glad to see FMG get the opportunity to visit a FASCAR owned track. “Getting to race where FasCar Pro Trucks normally run, can only help the racing and competition level of both programs,” related an excited new FMG Race Director, Troy Snipes.

The visit to Orlando could also give FMG the opportunity to make a few new fans in the Orlando heartland and hot bed of racing. Lowe’s “Promoter of the Year,” honoree, Rusty Marcus hopes it introduces new fans to Orlando Speed World. “The visit from the FMG Extravaganza will show case our track to an entirely new group of visitors,” Marcus stated by phone. “Bring in the Fast Late Models and Fast Drifters will bring in some new faces, that we hope return on a regular Saturday Night basis.”

The addition of Fast Late Models and Fast Drifters Formula DST is sure to make for an action packed night on the asphalt of OSW on April 22nd, 2006. Opening the season 5 weeks and 4 races earlier FMG hopes to see a lot of teams showing up for the Orlando date. “It takes a few weeks into the season before several teams have there race vehicles ready for competition most years. So we hope that we have 85 to 90 percent of our registered teams up and running by Orlando,” explained an always up-beat FMG Promoter, Bobby Diehl.

I know several of our younger Fast Kids racers have never raced Orlando’s asphalt, so the entire evenings events is sure to be the best in exciting action and a true FMG explosion of talent. Fireworks included for FREE! Speaking of fireworks, we just did a test and tune at Charlotte Co. Speedway on Feb 12th for the NEW Formula DST Fast Drifters and had 22 cars and drivers show up for the session. Lookout, 2006 is going to be a little smokey as these guys are not afraid to burn up some tires.

For more info on any of the Fast Media Group racing programs, including: Fast Kids Trucks, FasTruck Pros, Fast Late Models or Fast Drifters Formula DST, call the FMG main office at 813-817-RACE!

We’ll See You At Orlando Speed World!

TBARA Winged Sprints Headline Friday Show at SpeedWorld

October 26th, 2005

Dave Steele leads the TBARA points with 850 but not far behind Steele is Keith Butler with 844. Gary Gimmler stands third with 777 followed by Troy DeCaire in fourth with 705. Dude Teate stands fifth and is only 4 points behind DeCaire with 700. Bo Harley is sixth with 614 points followed by Jimmy Alvin in eighth with 480. Rounding out the top ten are Shane Butler in ninth with 437 points followed by Mark Gimmler in tenth with 422 points.

Last year in October, Kenny Adams made a rare appearance with the TBARA in his USCS Winged Sprints and set a new record at SpeedWorld by running a 30 lap race in 3 l/2 minutes. Adams lapped all but the top two cars and put on a great show for the crowd.

On the program with the TBARA Outlaw Winged Sprints will be the Sportsman, Super Stock, Mini Stock and Strictly Stock and plenty of GHOSTS and GOBLINS as there is a Halloween Costume Contest for the young and the old.

General admission for the Friday night show is $15.00, students and seniors $10.00, children 11 and under FREE.

Grandstands open at 6 pm with racing action at 8 pm. Orlando SpeedWorld is located between SR50 and SR520 in Bithlo, Florida.

Friday Night’s Sportsman 50 to Honor Homer Gordon

October 10th, 2005

The air was cool, the night was clear, and Homer was in his playful mood which was just Homer. He was proud to show off that new car and he was in such a hurry that night to get to the track, he forgot his racing shoes and was stuck wearing his work boots which he hated.

Everyone wished him luck in his new car as he got ready for his Sportsman heat race. The car looked good going around New Smyrna and everyone was very happy for Homer. But suddenly the car slowed as if something broke and finally ended up against the backstretch wall. Little did we know that during the final laps, it was Homer’s final laps as he suffered a massive heart attack at the wheel and died.

This Friday night at SpeedWorld, October 14, the Sportsman 50 will be run in Homer Gordon’s honor. Homer we still miss you and love you and we know you are watching. You will have the best seat in the house, enjoy my friend.

Yoakam Tops Florida Mini Stock Challenge

September 25th, 2005

OFFICIAL RESULTS ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD – SEPTEMBER 23

FLORIDA MINI STOCK CHALLENGE 50

Qualifying (top five)

1. #51 Dustin Deschamps 15.340
2. #8 Robbie Yoakam 15.360
3. #9 Robbie Storer 15.500
4. #03 Raymond Folwell 15.530
5. #92 Jared Allison 15.560

RACE RESULTS

1. #8 Robbie Yoakam, Hernando
2. #51 Dustin Deschamps, Brooksville
3. #88 Justin Larson, Safety Harbor
4. #9 Robbie Storer, Zephyrhills
5. #92 Jared Allison, Cocoa
6. #24 Chris Thornton, Clearwater
7. #03 Raymond Folwell, St. Petersburg
8. #58 Ashley Larson, Safety Harbor
9. #16 Kenny Padgett, Apopka
10. #70 Marty Neikens, Clearwater
11. #41 Mark Moniz, Zephyrhills
12. #42 Jonathon Guy, Auburndale
13. #31 Wendell Guy, Auburndale
14. #0 Tom Zimmerman, Clearwater
15. #2 Don Faunce, Spring Hill
16. #94 Keith Roggen, Winter Haven
17. #93 Joshua Robertson, Trenton
18. #12 Justin Edwards, Ft. Valley, Ga.
19. #89 Ronnie Larson, Clearwater
20. #40 Dennis Valdez, Tampa
21. #96 Gary Roebuck, Lakeland
22. #81 Billy Chancy, Kathleen, Ga.
23. #v3 Rex Christensen, Port Orange DNS

SUPER STOCK 50

Top Five Qualifying

1. #14 Roger Benton 16.089
2. #17 Sean Bass, 16.204
3. #3 James Frisbie 16.205
4. #55 Brandon Thompson 16.243
5. #49 Jason Foster 16.345

Results

1. #14 Roger Benton
2. #3 James Fresbie
3. #49 Jason Foster
4. #55 Brandon Thompson
5. #27 Brandon Evans
6. #2 Ron Whaley
7. #86 Johnny Brown
8. #29 James Adams
9. #22 Todd Ansel
10, #97 Kelly Jarrett
11. #25 Robert Ward
12. #54 Brian Lynch
13. #00 Nike Garrett
14. #22x Bill Loomis
15. #24 Bruce Gayton
16. #17 Sean Bass
17. #57b Eddie Moran
18. #316 Ray Mullis
19. #46 Bobby Riley
20. #3x Jeff Colburn

OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED

1. #30 Mark Emberson
2. #4b Alan Bruns
3. #12 Corey Freed
4. #18 Jared Allison
5. #38 Dave Debelius

SPORTSMAN

1. #04 Doug Samion
2. #66 Andy Nicholls
3. #50 Jeff Wright
4. #11 Henry Shepherd
5. #20 Gary Bierlein

STRICTLY STOCK

1. #89 William Hindman
2. #14 Adam Soukup
3. #07 Daniel Laszlo
4. #16 Robert Banfield
5. #18 Kyle Peters
6. #27 Dave Thompson
7. #21 Anthony Robinson
8. #01 Robert Gier
9. #4 Ray Brown
10. #98 Heath Phillips
11. #8 Greg Froehlich
12. #693 Gary Cameron
13. #32 Jim Erb DQ’D
6. #95 Leonard Hearndon

Drawdy Tops Sunbelt 125 at Orlando SpeedWorld

September 17th, 2005

OFFICIAL RESULTS
SUNBELT SUPER LATE MODEL 125 – ORLANDO SPEEDWORLD
SEPTEMBER 16

1. #12 Justin Drawdy, Ft. Pierce
2. #92 Jason Boyd, Orlando
3. #1 Fain Skinner, Live Oak
4. #80 Brian Finney, Merritt Island
5. #57 Chad Pierce, Orlando
6. #32 Michael Williams, Mims
7. #07 Jeff Scofield, Plant City
8. #88 David Pollen, Jr., Tampa
9. #11 David Rogers, Orlando
10. #88 Travis Kittleson, Merritt Island
11. #20 Ron Dicandio, Canaveral Groves
12. #10 Ryan Foster, Lowell, Arkansas
13. #2 Patrick Conrad, Clermont
14. #62 Travis Wilson, Bartow
15. #0 Rich Pratt, Anthony
16. #05 Dalton Zehr, Daytona Beach
17. #52 Matthew Stechmann, St. Cloud
18. #6 Mac Johnson, Gainesville
19. #20x Scott Millar, Ocala
20. #12x Steve Weaver, Ft. Lauderdale
21. #1x Daniel Webster, Brooksville
22. #47 Chris Fontaine, Lakeland
23. #61 Jimmy Cope, St. Petersburg
24. #78 B.J. McLeod, Watchula DNS

Fast Qualifer #11 David Rogers
#92 Jason Boyd Top Rookie

SPORTSMAN

1. #66 Andy Nicholls
2. #50 Jeff Wright
3. #5 John Castro
4. #00 John Hodge
5. #25 Timmy Todd Jr.
6. #62 Joe Adams
7. #30 Clint Barker
8. #23 Richard Hight
9. #04 Doug Samion
10. #20 Gary Bierlien

SUPER STOCK

1. #2 Ron Whaley
2. #65 Shane Nichols
3. #17 Sean Bass
4. #97 Kelly Jarrett
5. #55 Tom Vento
6. #14 Roger Benton
7. #22 Todd Ansel
8. #86 Johnny Brown
9. #46 Bobby Riley
10. #27 Brandon Evans
11. #40 Bob Starr
12. #00 Mike Gennett
13. #3 James Fresbie
14. #31 Paul Cornelius
15. #316 Ray Mullis

MINI STOCK

1. #28 Sean Bass
2. #16 Kenny Padgett
3. #10 Michael Seay
4. #22 Clay Joseph
5. #24 John Cook
6. #33 Bob Delmastro
7. #25 Mike Cook

STRICTLY STOCK

1. #89 William Hindman
2. #32 Jim Erb
3. #07 Daniel Laszlo
4. #22 Alan McClelland
5. #14 Adam Soukup
6. #18 Carl Peters
7. #4 Ray Brow
8. #7 Enrique Ramero
9. #27 Dave Thompson
10. #98 Heath Phillips
11. #52 Bill Spence

Super Lates Return to SpeedWorld this Friday

July 6th, 2005

Jared Allison leads the points for the Super Late Models with 308 points over second place Ronnie Roach with 264 points. Both these drivers journeyed to New Smyrna Speedway during their month off and showed that Orlando guys can run half mile tracks. Third in points is Mike Hinegardner with 200 points. Eric Deffendall is fourth with 153 points followed by Rich Clouser in fifth wtih 129 points. Greg Brooke, Mack Hanbury, Bobby Fleckinger, Jeff Choquette and Dalton Zehr complete the top ten.

Cory Freed holds a 53 point lead over second place Jared Allison in the Open Wheel Modified division. Chuck Burkhalter comes in third with 226 points followed by Shain Held in fourth with 193 points and Bob Beiler in fifth with 177 points. Jimmy Wilkins, Teri Bryant, Jason Boyd, Jim “Hoot” Flynn, and Alan Bruns complete the top ten.

Richard Hight leads the Sportsman division but Jeff Wright is hot on his heels in second. Hight has 377 points to Wright’s 324. Andy Nicholls is only 12 points behind Wright in third followed by Timmy Todd Jr in fourth with 237 points and Charlie Vest in fifth with 199 points. Eddie Thornton, Doug Samion, Rip Dyal, Earl Beckner and Rusty Ebersole round out the top ten.

Jason Foster, points leader at New Smyrna Speedway also, commands the Super Stocks with 427 points over John Castro’s 366 points. Castro has recently sold his Super Stock and will debut his new Sportsman soon opening the door for Brett Woodley who now stands third with 296 points to move up. Bob Starr and Dave Wright round out the top five. Completing the top ten are Tom Vento, Johnny Brown, Ron Whaley, Robert Ward and Ray Mullis.

Keith Lilley holds a three point lead over second place Pedie Allison in the Mini Stock division. Lilley has 414 points to Allison’s 411 points. But not far behind Lilley and Allison is Sean Bass with 401 points in third. Josh Hermann is fourth with 342 points followed by Michael Seay in fifth with 289 points. John Cook, Steven Emmanuel, Bob Miller, Scott Reeves and Bob Delmastro round out the top ten.

A number of Strictly Stocks go to Orlando every Friday night but only those with a license get points. Leading the points for the Strictly Stock divison is Ray Brown with 376 points. Second in points Andy Richards had a bad wreck last Friday and is not sure if he will be able to come back. Richards has 294 points. Bob Snyder stands third with 197 points with P.J. Mascaro in fourth with 164 points. Robert Remus completes the top five with 121 points.

Pit gate will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 8th, with racing action at 8 p.m. General admission is $10.00, students and seniors $5.00, children 11 and under FREE.