Third Time the Charm this Saturday, September 19th, at Volusia Speedway Park
Barberville, FL (September 15, 2009) With only two more weeks until the points season ends at Volusia Speedway Park, every point and every race counts. That is why hopefully this Saturday will be the lucky charm for the Mini Stocks as they have been rained out every race since August 1st.
"I am really hoping the third time is the charm," said General Manager Tonya Moschell. "We give it our all last Saturday but Mother Nature just would not cooperate. With the season ending in two weeks, we are going to try one more time to get the Mini Stock rainout race from August 1st in and a regular feature for them also Saturday night."
"We really, really tried to get the show in last Saturday since it had already been rained out once on September 5th but Mother Nature had other thoughts. Evidentally she wanted all racing to halt last Saturday and it did."
Fans will see the two Mini Stock features this Saturday along with the Modifieds, Sportsman, Street Stocks, Thunder Stocks and 4 Cylinder Chargers. A full night of fun for the race fans.
Going into Saturday night's events, Rob Underwood leads the Modified division in points over Dale Murray, Jamie Carter, Jason Davis and Jimmy Carter. With only 64 points separating Underwood and Murray, every lap counts. Points are very tight in this division and one bad night could change everything.
Shaun Daugharty has a 59 point advantage in the Sportsman division over Alan Peacock. Both have seen Victory Lane and are looking for that checkered line this Saturday. Garret Stewart stands third in points followed by Steve Shead and Aaron Barsness. The top four are very close in points and one slip-up could change everything.
Grady Christian pretty much has the Street Stock Championship tied up. Christian has given very few a chance to see Victory Lane this year although Charlie Macnichol has given it a valiant try. Macnichol stands second in points and follows Christian with a 183 point difference. Steve Mooers is third in points followed by Bubba Christian in fourth and Phil Brown in fifth. These guys race hard every Saturday night and put on one of the best Street Stock shows in town.
Scott Mooers leads the new Thunder Stock division although Matthew Schell has been putting on quite a show the last month and has been hard to beat. Richard Calmes currently stands second in points but another win could put Schell in third since Schell is only 68 points behind Calmes. Currently fourth in points is Robert Schrunk followed by Skip Land in fifth. Land use to race Strictly Stocks at New Smyrna Speedway and has taken a liking to dirt this year.
Tony Laporta dominated the 4 Cylinder Challenger division until he had to leave to go back home and take care of his mother. Danny Lunn now leads the points with a 45 point lead over Gilbert Epsy. RJ Glaser stands third with Laporta in fourth. Recent winner Dalton Strehle stands fifth and is only 21 points behind Laporta and another good night will definitely raise him in points.
Rob Underwood was the last Mini Stock winner and was prepared to put another win under his belt last Saturday until the rain came. But Mini Stocks beware, he will be out there this Saturday looking for that checkered line once again.
The pit gate will open at 4:30 pm with the grandstands opening at 5:30 pm. General admission is $10.00, students 11-15 $5.00, children 10 and under FREE. Drive-in parking is $10.00.
Pit Bands and Grandstand Ticket Stubs from Sept. 12 will be honored for any single VSP event through October 24. No refund will be given for difference in grandstand ticket price if used prior to October 24.
Volusia Speedway Park is located 15 miles west of Ormond Beach, FL on State Road 40. Additional information and updated can be found at www.volusiaspeedwaypark.com or call 386-985-4402.
Join us under the stars this Saturday night at Volusia Speedway Park for an exciting night of dirt track action!!!!
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