KARNAC.com - Your Online Racing Community Since 1997 Florida Stock Car Racing
Where the weather is a little hotter
and the racing is a lot faster.....All Year Round!

Your Online Racing Community Since 1998
Stock Car Racing all year round!



Front Page | Archive | Drivers| Tracks | History | Series | Events | Got News? | Message Board |
|Columns | MotorHeads | Classifieds | Links | Weather |Search | Letters | Audio | Photo Gallery

Race Results

 Charlotte County Speedway Hangover Enduro Results

 Eve of Destruction Results - Charlotte County Speedway

 USA Sprints 2004 Southern Thunder Tour Champion Andy Kelly

 Southern Sportsman Results at DeSoto Speedway

 Mike Hovis wins Brian Davidson Memorial 150 at Charlotte County Speedway

 Todd Anglani wins LLM at Hialeah Season Finale

 East Bay Features “POWDER-PUFF” Racing Return On A Cool December Night

 Dawayne Bryan wins AACS at Desoto Super Speedway

 Billy Mowery wins Corteco Gulfcoast Modified Race at Charlotte County

 East Bay Gets Visit from Craftsman Truck Rookie of the Year David Reutimann

 Auburndale Ends 2004 Season with a Busy Night

 Styer wins on final lap of LLM at Hialeah

 Martin Pierce tops LLM 100 Lapper at Desoto

 Roger Smathers tops 55 Car Enduro at New Smyrna

 Dwayne Dempsey Wins a Pair in Winter Spectacular III

 Snowball Derby Postponed until next Saturday

 Fontaine wins AACS at Desoto Super Speedway

 Three Wide Highlights CRASH-A-RAMA at SpeedWorld

 Rick Sirmans Wins 100 Lap Feature at New Smyrna

 Wayne Jefferson Big Winner at Desoto Super Speedway

 Spencer Taylor tops FASTKIDS at Auburndale

 Robbie McAuliffe wins 75 Lapper at Sunshine's Final Night

 Jeff Choquette tops 35 car field to win 39th Annual Governor's Cup

 Richie Henry takes 50 lap LLM Feature at Hialeah

 Jeff Choquette Wins Governor's Cup, Rick Sirmans takes FMSC 100

 Six Classes Crown Six 2004 Champions At East Bay Raceway Park

 Pamela Weaver big winner at Auburndale

 Ron Campbell tops 25 lap OWM at Sunshine

 Eric Black returns to Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway

Citrus County Speedway

Southern Short Track Stock Car Racing

Motorheads Directory of MotorSports

December 5, 2004
Dwayne Dempsey Wins a Pair in Winter Spectacular III
by Larry MacMillan

You had to dress for the occasion but despite two cold nights the racing action heated things up for the fans. One hundred twenty three race cars and demolition derby contestants provided two nights of action in Winter Spectacular III at Citrus County Speedway to wrap up their 49th racing season.

Cold temperatures and hot cars returned for the Saturday night finale. Nineteen of 20 Late Models qualified in time trials with Rich Pratt turning a 13.555 second run for top qualifier. The top eight were inverted for the 150 lap marathon putting Tuffy Hester on the pole and Dan Johnson on the outside lane. Chase Austin and Dwayne Dempsey in row 2. It only took 1 lap for Dempsey to take the point and despite numerous caution flags and a 10 minute break after 75 laps for refueling no one had enough for Dempsey who was dominate in the Late Model 150. Track record holder Scott Grossenbacher moved from sixth to finish 2nd over Raymond Lovelady who worked his way from 9th to third. Rookie of the Year Daniel Webster got caught up in an early accident worked his way from the back of the pack to finish fourth over a very aggressive Jeff Scofield. Rounding out the top ten were Jim Smith, Chase Austin, Herb Neumann Jr., Gary Grubbs and Hubert Simmons.

Twenty three Modifieds made the show which altered the original plan for the mod squad requiring time trials and extending their feature to 50 laps and increasing the purse. Billy Bechtelheimer turned fast time with Dwayne Dempsey just a fraction of a second behind on the clock. The line up had the pair of 6’s on the pole and Dempsey and Bechtelheimer raced for 3 laps side by side for three laps before the first of several caution flags came out putting Dempsey on the point for the restart. Bechtelheimer spent the rest of the evening trying to find the horse power to pass without success. Dempsey ran a total of 200 laps for the night and led 194 of them in the two races that he won. Chris Fadling, Steven Perez and Harold Cannon locked in the top five at the checkers.

A 23 car Hobby Stock event that featured several visiting drivers to try their hand against the locals that took the green for their 25 lap main event. Doc James Batson took the green and set the pace before Curtis Neumann worked his way through traffic from sixth put the pressure on. Curtis made the pass on lap 23 to end his Hobby Stock career for the win. Batson had to settle for second followed by visitor Tommy Roberts who stayed in the top three throughout the race. Richie Smith passed 18 cars to nail down fourth followed by Jeff Tillman.

Thunder Stocks wrapped up Spectacular III with a 15 lap, 11 car race that put Andy Taylor in Victory Lane over Rick Badessa, Mike Lawdy, Joe Boyd and Michael Bocija.

Friday night kicked off the 2 day affair with a cook out that satisfied 100’s of appetites before trying to satisfy their racing appetites with three wild events that overcame the cold temperatures. The advertised 75 lap Mini Stock race was modified to 50 laps due to the short field of 11 cars with only 9 able to start the race. Robbie Yoakam was fast qualifier and the entire field was inverted for the start. Robbie ran into mechanical problems early in the race ending his night before he could make his familiar power run to the front. This left the door open for Chris Hooker to outrun Robbie Storer to the checkers for the win. Chris Thornton, Jay Zolciak and Rick Bristol locked in the top five spots.

Super Stocks put on a wild show with Michael Bell opening things up with a fast qualifying run of 14.960. James Green took off from the green flag and led the first three laps before the first caution flag came out. On the restart Green lost power and Frank Buchanan took the point and kept it right to the checkered flag. Travis Nichols put on all the heat he could but had to settle for second over Hobby Stock Champion Bobby Taylor who moved up. Dusty Bouchard and Stephen Anderson battled right to the checkers to finish in that order over the 20 car field.

The evening was wrapped up with a wild 14 car Demo Derby that lasted for 25 minutes before a very aggressive Big Tim Murray was declared the winner over John Schutt and Jason White who stayed active throughout the 25 minute crashing and banging event that left the infield looking like a salvage yard with parts scattered everywhere.

Winter Spectacular IV is scheduled for January 22nd as Citrus County Speedway opens its 50th racing season. The regular season will feature the TBARA Sprints on February 12, 2005.

Citrus County Speedway Winter Spectacular III – 12/4/04

Super Late Model 150 – 20 Cars

1. #6X Dwayne Dempsey

2. #09 Scott Grossenbacher

3. #17 Raymond Lovelady

4. #1X Daniel Webster

5. #07 Jeff Scofield

6. #32 Jim Smith

7. #11 Chase Austin

8. #98 Herb Neumann JR.

9. #47 Gary Grubbs

10.#74 Hubert Simmons

Fast Qualifier #01 Rich Pratt – 13.555 Secs.

Modified Feature - 50 Laps – 23 Cars

1. #6x Dwayne Dempsey

2. # 6 Billy Bechtelheimer

3. #29 Chris Fadling

4. #92 Steven Perez

5. # 3 Harold Cannon

Fast Qualifier – Billy Bechtelheimer – 13.856 Secs.

Hobby Stock Feature – 25 Laps – 23 Cars

1. #01 Curtis Neumann

2. #77 Doc James Batson

3. #96 Tommy Roberts

4. #142 Richie Smith

5. #95 Jeff Tillman

Thunder Stock Feature – 15 Laps – 11 Cars

1. #36 Andy Taylor

2. #30 Rick Badessa

3. #21 Mike Lawdy

4. #83 Joe Boyd

5. #4x Michael Bocija

Winter Spectacular III Results 12/3/04

Mini Stock 50 – 11 Cars

1. #1X Chris Hooker

2. #9S Robbie Storer

3. #24 Chris Thornton

4. #69 Jay Zolciak

5. #30 Rick Bristol

Super Stock Feature – 50 Laps – 20 Cars

1. #07 Frank Buchanan

2. # 2 Travis Nichols

3. #66 Bobby Taylor

4. #47 Dusty Bouchard

5. #48 Stephen Anderson

Fast Qualifier - #17 Mike Bell - 14.960

Demolition Derby – 14 Cars – 25 Miniutes

1. #54 Big Tim Murray

2. #69 John Schutt

3. #78 Jason White
Have an opinion on this story? Post a message on our Message Board!
news@karnac.org or send a letter to the editor!


Pit Stop
 FMCRA Race School Graduates ready for 2005 Mini Cup season Opener

 Schedule for January 8th at New Smyrna Speedway

 New Smyrna Speedway returns to racing action Jan. 8 with Riverfest 300

 Reminder for all Sunbelt - Super Late Model Drivers about SpeedFest

 Entries Are Coming In for USA International Speedway's 2005 SpeedFest

 Happy New Year from New Smyrna Speedway and Team FASCAR

 Pro Trucks and Quick Kids added to River Fest 300 at New Smyrna Speedway January 8th

 Team Cheetah Racing has Great 2004 Season


 Rick Bristol announces sale of his race team to driver R.J. Arnone

 Big Improvements being made at Orlando SpeedWorld, Entries pouring in for 2005 Winternationals

 Charlotte County Speedway Announces December 31 and January 2005 Events Schedule

 Volusia Speedway Park Announces 2005 Race Week Schedule

 USA will host 2005 Speedfest January 27, 28, and 29

 USA Sprints 2004 Southern Thunder Tour Champion Andy Kelly

 Greg Kielma Turns Over Driver Duties To Joey Barnes

 Florida Mini Cup and Santa Clause bring holiday cheer to Shriner's Hospital

 USA Sprints Return to Charlotte County Speedway

 Last Race Night Buffet a Success

 New Smyrna Speedway Ends 2004 with Full Program

 Citrus Closes 2004 with 2 Day Winter Spectacular

 Final 2004 Race Set for Saturday Afternoon at Orlando SpeedWorld

 East Bay Raceway Park Gears up for 2004 Finale and 2005 Winter Nationals

 Drivers have FINAL Chance to Practice at SpeedWorld this Wednesday

 Final Race Night Buffet will honor area track and series champions

 Bobby Orr returns to New Smyrna Speedway


 Greenwood Chevolet to Sponsor first ever FASCAR Pro Truck race this Saturday at Columbia


 FASCAR Pro Trucks debut this Saturday at Columbia Motorsports Park

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright© KARNAC.com 1997-2004 KARNAC.com is electronically published by Jack E. Smith. The KARNAC© name, logo and trademarks are owned by and used with the permission of Jack E. Smith. Reproduction or republishing in whole or part for inclusion in any work is strictly prohibited without prior written permission of the electronic publisher. Information may, however, be printed for the sole purpose of contacting our advertisers.