Bubba Army Winter Nationals- Week 2, Night 2 By- Jim Rouse, BRP Media 2-9-13 Ocala, FL
UMP Modifieds and UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions 410 Sprints went all-out and what a race both series put on for the full-house!
The UMP DirtCar Modifieds went 30 laps for their $3000 payday but Kyle Bronson and Jeff Mathews would try to spoil the party from Row 1. Mathews, however, wouldn’t even make it through the warm-ups and ran just 1 lap at the tail. Rodney Sanders inherited the outside pole and quickly jumped to the lead over Bronson and Kyle Strickler before Nick Hoffman punted Hoffman in turn 3 in a racing incident. The race started off slowly but Sanders, Bronson, Nate Caruth, and Strickler pulled away. Caruth would fall out with a flat right rear tire and Bronson would fall out with a mechanical failure. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. jumped at the chance and cautions to go from 25th to 3rd behind the leaders. Sanders never fell out of his lead and took a big win while Strickler held 2nd after inheriting it from Bronson. Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. took the biggest mover award with a 3rd place finish while Paul Snyder and Dave Hess, Jr.- each on completely different scenarios- took solid top 5 finishes.
A $4000 prize sat waiting for the driver who could tackle the UNOH 410 All Star Circuit of Champions feature and Dale Blaney and Daryn Pittman had earned the front row from the Dash. Pittman would shoot to the lead and hold it through 11 before everything went crazy. Donny Schatz jumped to the lead at the line as Kerry Madsen toppled his #29 on it’s side. Madsen would climb from the car uninjured. A wild second half saw Schatz jump to a massive lead but win by just 3 car lengths over Daryn Pittman. Logan Schuchart finished a respectable 3rd with Dale Blaney and Cap Henry the top 5.
Bubba Raceway Park Results (2/8/13)
UMP Modified Fast Qualifier: 40B Kyle Bronson 16.592
UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Fast Qualifier pres. by Kistler Engines: 9 Daryn Pittman 11.840
UMP Modifieds Results
1- 20 Rodney Sanders 2- 8 Kyle Strickler 3- 21 Ivedent Lloyd, Jr. 4- 54S Paul Snyder 5- 44 Dave Hess, Jr. 6- 72 Todd Neiheiser 7- K12 Scotty Kincade 8- 91 Curt Myers 9- 15 Jamie Carter 10- 10 Scott Mooers 11- 6B Dave Baldwin 12- 47 Colin Thirlby 13- 23 Brandon Myers 14- 10C Nate Caruth 15- 122 Ron Burgess 16- 11 Shawn Pitts 17- 40B Kyle Bronson 18- 18JO JO Nobles 19- 2H Nick Hoffman 20- 3L Mike Lanard 21- 6A Terry Bryant 22- 33 Jeff Mathews 23- 11C Roger Cavness 24- 9 Ken Schrader 25- 18 Chris Rutherford DNS- 24 Robbie Eiler
UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions Results
1. 15-Donny Schatz; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman; 3. 1S-Logan Schuchart; 4. 2-Dale Blaney; 5. 89G-David Gravel; 6. 4D-Cody Darrah; 7. 54-Cap Henry; 8. 7S-Jason Sides; 9. 27-Lance Dewease; 10. 14-Tony Stewart; 11. 1-Danny Lasoski; 12. 45-Danny Holtgraver; 13. 17B-Steve Buckwalter; 14. 40-Caleb Helms; 15. 51-Paul McMahan; 16. 48-Danny Dietrich; 17. 11-Steve Kinser; 18. 4-Danny Smith; 19. 29-Kerry Madsen; 20. W20-Greg Wilson; 21. O7-Mark Coldren; 22. 11K-Kraig Kinser; 23. 59-Jac Haudenschild; 24. 83-Tim Shaffer Hard Charger: 27-Lance Dewease[+9