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NES at Bubba Raceway Park - 1/30 Results
01/31/16 at 2:25am
 
Bubba Raceway Park
January 30, 2016
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The Coyote Catches The Road Runner And Rambo Captures The World



by Roby Helm
OCALA, FL (January 30) - Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC is like the Coyote in the Road Runner cartoon when it comes to the Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race. He has tried for ten years to win the race, and has come so close only to have an anvil fall out of the sky to crush his chances. That all changed on Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park.

Rambo conquered the World. Franklin drove the M&W Transportation Special to victory in the biggest race of the year for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, the 11th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race. Franklin, as the Coyote, captured the Road Runner in the form of Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL.

But it wasn’t easy, as Franklin had to look out for anvils falling out of the sky during the last 11 laps of the 100-lap race, as Bronson made a sly Road Runner move. Franklin had taken the lead from Bronson on lap 26, and proceeded to set a fast pace. By the time a caution flag came out on lap 89, Rambo had put everyone from fourth on back at least one lap down.

Once the field slowed for the caution flag, Bronson headed for the hot pit area in the infield to bolt on a soft tire. The Hoosier Racing Tires the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series drivers can use are a Crate Racin’ USA 55 or a Crate Racin’ USA 21. The 55 is harder and lasts longer, while the softer 21 is faster, it doesn’t last as long.

Speed vs. Durability. Franklin had bolted on 55s at the start of the race. So, Bronson bolted on a new 21 for speed, while Franklin had on a 55 with 89 fast laps on it. So, let’s turn the channel to hear those famous words from Scooby Doo, “Rut Roe Raggy!” The NeSmith Late Model Rules state with you go to the pits under caution, you go to the tail of the cars on the lead lap if you can get back out before the green flag is displayed.

It was a perfect storm for both drivers. So what if Bronson gives up the second spot with 11 laps to go. When he comes back out, he restarts in third as the last driver on the lead lap. Add to that, the race was still outside the ten to go point when all restarts are single file. With 11 laps to go, the Dixie-Style Double-File Restart would see Bronson restarting right behind Franklin and alongside the second-place driver Cale Conley of Vienna, WV.

Conley chose the inside for the double-file restart and that put Bronson on the outside with a new 21 bolted on the right-rear. Franklin, the Coyote, was a sitting duck and you could hear the whistle of that anvil coming down from the darkness of a cool Central Florida evening.

The green flag came out and Bronson, the Road Runner, went to the top shelf where no driver had been for 40 previous laps. Franklin stayed glued to the bottom of the track trying to get the heat he needed to put his 55 to the test. Bronson went “Beep-Beep” as he got a run off the second turn on the high side, and his momentum launched him alongside Franklin.

The only problem with this scenario is that the electronic scoring of the race takes place on the other side of the race track. Bronson was not as sporty on the cushion through turns three and four, and couldn’t get off turn four like he could turn two. Franklin, on the other hand, came off the bottom of turn four like a shell fired from a howitzer cannon.

This scenario played out for seven laps before Bronson had to tuck in behind Franklin and try something else. Bronson reloaded for another shot at Franklin in the final two laps, but Rambo took a .716 second margin of victory under the checkered flag. The anvil missed its mark. The Coyote had finally defeated the Road Runner to collect $10,000 for his efforts.

“I can’t believe we have finally won this race,” Franklin said. “We’re been to every one of the ten races before tonight, and we led a lot of them only to have something go wrong to knock us out of the race. When I saw Kyle head for the pits for a fresh 21, I thought here we go again, but I decided to stick with the 55. It had got me to that point in the race, and I just had to stick with it. This is a win we will always cherish.”

Bronson, who had won a 50-lap NeSmith Late Model race earlier on Saturday, had to settle for second in the Brandon Ford Special. It was a pretty good two days for Bronson, has he also finished second in the NeSmith Late Model 50-lap race at Bubba Raceway Park on Friday night.

Conley, who is a former NASCAR Xfinity Series driver, showed his dirt track racing skills with a third-place finish in the AAA General Contractors Special. The drivers that finished fourth through tenth were one lap down to Franklin at the finish of the race.

The 2015 NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series National Championship Runner-Up and the Cruise With The Champions Rookie of the Year Ryan King of Seymour, TN finished fourth in the Brian King Roofing Stinger. Trent Ivey of Union, SC took the fifth spot in the Ivey Construction Special.

Matt Henderson of Loudon, TN made the trip to Ocala, FL without his own race car and jumped into a car he had never seen before. Henderson took a provisional after finishing fourth in the 2015 NeSmith Late Model National point standings, started 23rd and finished sixth in Justin Williams’ Ditch Witch Special. Henderson was the Beyea Headers Hard Charger of the Race.

Sunoco Young Guns Challenge Series driver, 13-year-old Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, FL drove the Vahlco Wheels Rocket to as high as third spot late in the race, but broke a right front shock. The Young Gun had to hang on to an ill-handing race car to salvage a seventh-place finish.

The 2014 Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race winner, Walker Arthur of Forest, VA finished eighth in the Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farms Beefmobile. Ryan Crane of Panama City, FL took the ninth spot in the Panama City Cycles Rocket, and Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL rounded out the top ten in the Edge’s Gas Company Special.

The next two events for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series will be Rounds 4 and 5 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout Series at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA on February 5 and 6. The February 5 show will be 40-laps and $2,000-to-win. The February 6 race will be 50-laps and $3,000-to-win.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE 11TH ANNUAL CHEVROLET PERFORMANCE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL ON 11/20/15 and 1/30/16:

RESULTS OF EVENTS ON 1/30/16:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 3 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC 100 $10,000
2. 1 40 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 100 $5,000
3. 8 21c Cale Conley Vienna, WV 100 $3,000
4. 9 30 Ryan King (R) Seymour, TN 99 $2,000
5. 5 88 Trent Ivey Union, SC 99 $1,750
6. 23 1w Matt Henderson (R) Loudon, TN 99 $1,500
7. 16 14c Tyler Clem (Y/R) St. Petersburg. FL 99 $1,300
8. 14 87 Walker Arthur Forest, VA 99 $1.200
9. 10 10 Ryan Crane (R) Panama City, FL 99 $1,100
10. 2 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL 99 $1,000
11. 4 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico, FL 99 $800
12. 11 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 97 $700
13. 7 5 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 62 $600
14. 12 12s Michael Lake (Y) Uniontown, PA 51 $500
15. 6 21 Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL 35 $450
16. 19 B69 Bryan Bernhardt Clearwater, FL 34 $440
17. 13 00m Monte Skinner Saraland, AL 34 $430
18. 18 45 Shan Smith Dade City, FL 34 $420
19. 21 71 Hudson O’Neal Martinsville, IN 17 $400
20. 16 23 Jimmy Mac Mooresville, NC 12 $400
21. 17 58 Austin Kirkpatrick Reddick, FL 12 $400
22. 20 6 Blake Spencer St. Augustine, FL 12 $400
23. 24 77 Adam Bowman Seymour, IN 11 $400
24. 22 21b Tyler Bare Rockridge Baths, VA 11 $400

ENTRIES: 46
FAST QUALIFIER: Bronson, 14.876
PROVISIONALS: Henderson and Bowman
LEAD CHANGES: 1
LAP LEADERS: Bronson, 1-25; Franklin, 26-100
LAPS LED: Franklin, 75; Bronson, 25
BEYEA HEADERS HARD CHARGER OF THE RACE: Henderson (started 23rd and finished 6th)
CRUISE WITH THE CHAMPIONS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: King
INTEGRA SHOCKS FIFTH-PLACE AWARD: Ivey
CRATE INSIDER.COM SIXTH-PLACE AWARD: Henderson
GRESHAM RACE PARTS SEVENTH-PLACE AWARD: Clem
IMAGE SCREEN PRINTING NINTH-PLACE AWARD: Crane
AR BODIES TENTH-PLACE AWARD: Edge
CAUTIONS: 12
MARGIN OF VICTORY: .716 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 1 Hour 9 Minutes and 45.967 Seconds

B-MAINS (20 Laps - Top 3 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST B-MAIN: 1. Kirkpatrick; 2. Bernhardt; 3. O’Neal; 4. Bowman; 5. Roberson; 6. Beachler; 7. Cooper; 8. Britton DNS; 9. Cobb DNS; 10. Winger DNS; 11. Brown DNS; 12. Stokes DNS.
2ND B-MAIN: 1. Smith; 2. Spencer; 3. Bare; 4. Davis; 5. Kump; 6. Shipley; 7. Henderson (R); 8. Richardson; 9. Ellis DNS; 10. Shipley DNS; 11. Kellum DNS; 12 O’Connor DNS; 13. Billinger DNS; 14. Blount DNS; 15. Johnson DNS.

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Bubba Raceway Park
January 30, 2016
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Bronson Takes Kid Rocket Over The Limit For NeSmith Late Model Win At BRP



by Roby Helm
OCALA, FL – Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL drove the Brandon Ford Special to victory on Saturday in a spectacular Round 3 of the RockAuto.com Winter Shootout. The 50-lap race for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series saw a continuation of Friday night’s battle between Bronson and Kid Rocket Josh Richards.

Bronson and Richards raced side-by-side throughout the race and swapped the lead on two occasions. Bronson led the first ten laps with Richards all over him. Richards took the lead on lap 11 and led the next 33 laps with Bronson putting on the pressure. Bronson took Richards over the limit of control on lap 44, as Richards spun the Sallack Well Service Rocket coming off turn four.

Richards went to the back of the pack for the restart, and Bronson cruised home unchallenged to pick up the $3,000 win, his third career win with the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

Max Blair of Centerville, PA finished second in the R&J Poultry Rocket and Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL drove the FK Rod Ends Rocket to a third-place finish. Sunoco Young Guns Challenge Series driver, 13-year-old Tyler Clem took the fourth spot in the Vahlco Wheels Rocket, and Austin Kirkpatrick of Reddick, FL was fifth in the Dave’s Towing Special.



Ivedent Lloyd Jr. of Ocala, FL drove the Ocala Restaurant Supply Special to a sixth-place finish and Brent Barrett of Cleveland, MS finished seventh in the Custom Spraying Inc. GRT. Richards rallied back from his lap 44 spin to salvage an eighth-place finish.

The RockAuto.com Winter Shootout point leader Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL finished ninth in the Edge’s Company Special. Edge now holds a 50-point lead over Clem in the point standings. Tyler Bare of Rockridge Baths, VA rounded out the top ten in the Blue Grass Farm Special.

In preliminary action, Bronson set Fast Time in the Ocala Restaurant Supply Qualifying with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 14.736 seconds. Ocala Restaurant Supply put a $100 bill in Bronson’s pocket for his efforts. The four 12-lap B-Main Races were won by Barrett, Lloyd, Kirkpatrick, and Alex Bowman of Seymour, IN in the Bowman Motorsports Special.

On an immaculately prepared race track, the early Saturday show with lots of three and four-wide racing, set the table for the Evening show, the 100-lap $10,000-to-win 11th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race for the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com,

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 3 FOR THE ROCKAUTO.COM WINTER SHOOTOUT AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL ON 1/30/16:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 40 Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL 50 $3,100
2. 7 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA 50 $1,250
3. 13 5 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 50 $850
4. 14 14 Tyler Clem (Y) St. Petersburg, FL 50 $700
5. 11 58 Austin Kirkpatrick Reddick, FL 50 $650
6. 10 21 Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL 50 $550
7. 9 110 Brent Barrett Cleveland, MS 50 $500
8. 3 17b Josh Richards Shinnston, WV 50 $450
9. 5 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL 50 $400
10. 2 30b Tyler Bare Rockridge Baths, VA 50 $375
11. 19 17 Logan Roberson Waynesboro, VA 50 $350
12. 18 45 Shan Smith Dade City, FL 50 $300
13. 8 21c Cale Conley Davidson, NC 50 $280
14. 22 1w Justin Williams Concord, VA 49 $260
15. 21 1m Bryant Marsh (Y) Corinth, MS 49 $250
16. 20 7a Cory Almond Appomattox, VA 36 $240
17. 12 77 Adam Bowman Seymour, IN 35 $220
18. 4 44m Ralph Morgan Jr. Mount Union, PA 30 $200
19. 23 9k Mike Knight Ripley, NY 20 $200
20. 18 12s Michael Lake (Y) Uniontown, PA 15 $200
21. 6 94 Bryce Davis Hornell, NY 12 $200
22. 17 30 Ryan King Seymour, TB 8 $200
23. 24 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 8 $200
24. 15 RJ1 Mike Pegher Jr. Cranberry, PA 0 DNS

ENTRIES: 53
OCALA RESTAURANT SUPPLY FAST QUALIFIER: Bronson, 14.736 Seconds
LEAD CHANGES: 2
LAP LEADERS: Bronson, 1-10; Richards 11-43; Bronson, 44-50
LAPS LED: Richards, 33; Bronson, 17
CAUTIONS: 8
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 2.491 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 38 Minutes and 59.956 Seconds
NEXT RACE: February 5, Golden Isles Speedway, Brunswick, GA, 40-laps $2,000-to-win

OCALA RESTAURANT SUPPLY QUALIFYING:

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS 1ST LAP 2ND LAP TIME
1 40b Kyle Bronson Brandon, FL Longhorn 14.736 14.949 14.736
2 30b Tyler Bare Rockridge Baths, VA MBH 14.839 14.997 14.839
3 17b Josh Richards Shinnston, WV Rocket 14.966 15.005 14.966
4 44m Ralph Morgan Jr. Mount Union, PA Mastersbilt 15.202 14.997 14.997
5 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL Mastersbilt 15.033 15.137 15.033
6 94 Bryce Davis Hornell, NY GRT 15.535 15.043 15.043
7 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA Rocket 15.079 15.047 15.047
8 21c Cale Conley Davidson, NC Pierce 15.190 15.075 15.075
9 19 William Thomas Phenix City, AL Longhorn 15.097 15.212 15.097
10 14 Tyler Clem - Y St. Petersburg, FL Rocket 15.433 15.098 15.098
11 58 Austin Kirkpatrick Reddick, FL Rocket 15.104 15.164 15.104
12 77 Adam Bowman Seymour, IN Mastersbilt 15.183 15.119 15.119
13 110 Brent Barrett Cleveland, MS GRT 15.312 15.204 15.204
14 21 Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL Snow Bros. 15.463 15.210 15.210
15 9k Mike Knight Ripley, NY Longhorn 15.354 15.252 15.252
16 45 Shan Smith Dade City, FL Rocket 15.253 15.355 15.253
17 30 Ryan King Seymour, TN Stinger 15.280 15.258 15.258
18 B69 Bryan Bernhardt Clearwater, FL Rocket 15.261 15.718 15.261
19 00 Bronson Berry Huntingdon, TN Pierce 15.312 16.555 15.312
20 1 Bryant Marsh - Y Corinth, MS Trak-Star 15.333 15.683 15.333
21 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS Rocket 15.647 15.333 15.333
22 1w Justin Williams Concord, VA Longhorn 15.360 NT 15.360
23 RJ1 Mike Pegher Jr. Cranberry Twnshp, PA Rocket 15.542 15.364 15.364
24 7a Corey Almond Appomattox, VA Longhorn 15.412 15.434 15.412
25 5 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL Barry Wright 15.487 15.573 15.487
26 87 Walker Arthur Forest, VA Mastersbilt 15.490 15.805 15.490
27 J17 Joe Kump Lake Helen, FL GRT 15.681 15.492 15.492
28 6 Jimmy Halford Atwood, TN CVR 15.492 15.656 15.492
29 4 Joe Mike Mayfield, KY Pierce 15.494 16.146 15.494
30 12s Michael Lake Uniontown, PA Rocket 15.540 15.536 15.536
31 17 Logan Roberson - Y Waynesboro, VA Mastersbilt 15.777 15.538 15.538
32 0 Ryan Scott Garland, PA Rocket 15.641 15.563 15.563
33 21 Billy Beachler Franklin, WV Mastersbilt 15.857 15.587 15.587
34 00m Monte Skinner Saraland, AL Capital 15.590 15.705 15.590
35 36 Cody Dawson Westover, MD Rocket 15.604 15.652 15.604
36 6 Blake Spencer St. Augustine, FL GRT 15.626 15.610 15.610
37 52 Ryan Carter Blackshear, GA Mastersbilt 15.785 15.637 15.637
38 22 Will Roland - Y Jasper, GA Warrior 15.673 15.866 15.673
39 44 Dylan Lewis Oakland, MD Mastersbilt 15.714 15.687 15.687
40 1 Kevin Maher McDonald, FL GRT 15.958 15.702 15.702
41 10 Ryan Crane Panama City, FL Rocket 15.725 16.241 15.725
42 23 Jimmy Mac Mooresville, NC Barry Wright 16.146 15.757 15.757
43 1 Johnny Stokes Columbus, MS HRRC 15.917 15.777 15.777
44 44s Matt Shipley Weston, OH Rayburn 16.616 15.834 15.834
45 15 Jason Britton Alexander City, AL Pierce 15.867 16.085 15.867
46 2x Anthony White Clinton, TN Longhorn 16.203 15.877 15.877
47 45 Bobby Richardson Eustis, FL Mastersbilt 15.906 16.094 15.906
48 34 Mike Basham Sellersburg, IN Warrior 16.363 16.137 16.137
49 10 Ronnie Cooper McKenzie, TN Black Diamond 16.231 16.266 16.231
50 85 Tom Maddox Centre, AL Warrior NT NT NT
51 88 Trent Ivey Union, SC Barry Wright 15.102 15.193 NT/DQ
52 71 Hudson O'Neal Martinsville, IN Barry Wright NT NT NT/LT
53 112 Chris Bayhi Pensacola, FL Rocket NT NT NT/LT


B-MAINS (12 Laps – Top 4 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST B-MAIN: 1. Barrett; 2. Whitener; 3. King; 4. Marsh (Y); 5. Mike; 6. Thomas; 7. Bayhi; 8. Cooper; 9. Beachler; 10. Britton; 11. Crane – DQ/LT; 12. Carter DNS.

2ND B-MAIN: 1. Lloyd; 2. Clem (Y); 3. Lake (Y); 4. Williams; 5. White; 6. Skinner; 7. Mac; 8. Bernhardt; 9. Arthur; 10. Roland; 11. Maddox DNS.

3RD B-MAIN: 1. Kirkpatrick; 2. Pegher; 3. Roberson; 4. Knight; 5. Lewis; 6. Kump; 7. Dawson; 8. Berry; 9. Richardson; 10. Stokes; 11. Ivey DNS.

4TH B-MAIN: 1. Bowman; 2. Smith; 3. Almond; 4.Minga; 5. O’Neal; 6. Scott; 7. Spencer; 8. Maher; 9. Halford; 10. Basham; 11. Shipley.
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