The racing has been hot and heavy in Florida as the World of Outlaw sprints and Late Models have both kicked off their season.
The All-Star Sprints concluded racing last Monday at Bubba Raceway Park, where Kerry Madsen scored the win over Chad Kemenah, Danny Dietrich, David Gravel and Dale Blaney. PA drivers Greg Hodnett (6th), Logan Schucahrt (13th) and Jacob Allen (22nd) were also in the field.
The All Stars were rained out Wednesday at Volusia Raceway Park, but Thursday night it was WoO regular Joey Saldana scoring the win over Paul McMahan, Tim Shaffer, Donny Schatz and Danny Holtgraver, with Hodnett 14th, Brent Marks 16th and Lucas Wolfe 19th.
Brad Sweet opened the World of Outlaw Sprint car season with a win Friday at VSP over McMahan, Madsen, Shaffer and Blaney. Schuchart was 20th and Wolfe 24th.
Saturday night saw Schatz come from the 11th starting spot to score the win over Cody Darrah, Daryn Pittman, McMahan and Terry McCarl. Hodnett was 12th, Marks 18th and Wolfe 24th.
It didn’t take Steve Kinser long to find victory lane on the Salute to the King tour as Kinser won Sunday’s finale at VSP after a thrilling battle with defending champion Pittman. Schatz was third over Sweet and Tim Kaeading. Wolfe was 21st and Hodnett 22nd.
The WoO LM series opened Friday night at Bubba Raceway Park where Brady Smith took the win over Brandon Sheppard, Darrell Lanigan, Rick Eckert and Tim Fuller, while Saturday night saw Sheppard taking the win over Smith, Ivedent, Lloyd Jr., Fuller and Lanigan.
Lanigan won the big $12,0000 payday in Sunday’s finale at Bubba over Don O’Neal, Smith, Fuller and Morgan Bagley. Eckert was 11th.
Lincoln Speedway was scheduled to kick off the local racing season this weekend and while as of this writing, they had not canceled, there is no way possible that Lincoln will be racing this week. With nearly two feet of packed snow and frozen grounds, it will push the Icebreaker back into March in my opinion.