In The News 2012



Hialeah Speedway Hall of Fame Inducts New Class

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. – The second class of the Hialeah Speedway Hall of Fame was inducted at the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel here Saturday evening, 11/24/2012, before an overflow crowd of more than 350 guests and honorees.

The gathering was a combination reunion and HoF induction for the famed Miami-area speed plant that closed after the 2005 season after 51 years of continuous operation. Encroaching development and a difficult financial situation spelled the end of the last oval track in the greater South Florida area.

The initial HoF induction was at a similar function in 2010 with 11 worthy drivers and one track official gaining the honor. This year’s class saw 15 join the original dozen and they included former track promoter L.N.Dodd, long time Greater Miami Racing Association board member/patron/car owner H.C. Wilcox and board member/driver Hank Pollard.

Also among the new group were veteran drivers Marion Edwards, Sr. and Bruce “Pee Wee” Griffin. They were joined by drivers Pete Willoughby, Randy Tissot, Bobby Henry, Danny Maddox, Joe Winchell and Teddy Barnwell. Car owners Tommy Mottle and Mike McCrary were also among the inductees. Track officials Janet Little and Ernie Reeves, Jr. completed the latest additions to this very select group.

Also recognized were engine builders Rahilly-Grady Racing Engines and Progressive Racing Engines and car builders Hamke Race Cars and Parts with owner Robert Hamke and Performance Unlimited headed up by Marty Handshaw. Both Hamke and Handshaw were 2010 HoF inductees.

Super Late Model Elite Series  100

1. 7 Daryl Shellnut Lake City
2. 84 Wayne Anderson Wildwood
3. 51 Richie Anderson N. Fort Myers
4. 55 Scott Walters Naples
5. 5x Steve Gill Sarasota
6. 34 Bobby Shelton Delray Beach
7. 5 Joe Boyd St. Pete
8. 13 Mike Knotek LaBelle
9. 4 Randy Anderson Wildwood
10. 47 Chris Fontaine Lakeland
11. 28 Billy Bigley Naples
12. 28b Dylan Bigley Naples
13. 177 Branen Hester Lakeland
14. 77 B.J. McLeod Wachula Fast Time
15. 77h Ray Hester Lakeland
16. 12 David Green Fort Pierce
17. 112 Steve Weaver Plantation
18. 22 David King Alturus
19. 88 Joe Winchell Dade City
20. 36 Gary Padula Pompono Beach
21. 14 Mario Maresca Fort Lauderdale
22. 14g John Garrett Port Charlotte
23. 28d T. J. Duke Southwest Ranches

Punta Gorda Speedway   December 15, 2012

Shelnut Knows how to get it done with four wins in a row

The race that everyone was waiting for was the Super Late Models for 100 laps that saw twenty three of some of the best drivers in the state show up and put on a good show. While all the drivers were on the track and getting ready for intros, some of them got to pull kids and adult tickets. Speedway Owner Kevin Williams gave away four kids bikes and lots of adult tool sets and mugs and giveaways.

Daryl Shelnut had won three in a row and after qualifying was over and B.J. MeLoed set fast time and a new track record of 14.711. David Green of Ft Pierce sat on the pole while Shelnut was outside and the cars were all bunched up and the green flag dropped. It was Green that got the inside jump on Shelnut and led the first fifty laps with Shelnut in second.
Joe Winchell in a red 88 car was fast and stayed in the third spot right behind Shelnut till lap thirty two when Richie Anderson got by Winchell and took Wayne Anderson with him slipping Winchell back to fifth. Same running order for a few more laps till they started to lap cars and just at the halfway mark coming out of turn three with lap traffic in the way, cars touched and brought out the caution. When the smoked cleared it was Winchell that had to be taken off on the flatbed while he made the long walk down the front stretch to his pits as fans cheered for him. Billy Bigley Jr would be involved and have to pit along with David King. After the clean up, Bigley was the only one able to return with what looked to be his fenders duck taped on and the green flag dropped. Shelnut got by Green on the start and never looked back as he went on to win his fourth race in a row. Richie Anderson had moved up to second when it appeared something broke on the twelve of Green and by lap sixty five, Wayne Anderson made his move and got around Richie for second. That is how they would cross the line with no other cautions in the last fifty laps. Scott Walters had to pit on lap twenty eight and take up the rear but worked his way through the field one by one to finish fourth while Steve Gill was fifth. Bobby Shelton hung on for a good race in sixth, Joe Boyd who broke a rear end early when he rolled the car onto the track out of the trailer and worked all day to get the car fixed before the feature was seventh and Mike Knoteck brought home a strong eighth.

Auburndale Speedway FUPS 150 Unofficial Late Model Results
December 9, 2012


1     10     Steve Dorer 
2     30     Jesse Dutilly 
3     75     Jessica Murphy
4     42     Jonathan Guy 
5     10g   George Gorham Jr 
6     07     Wayne Anderson


7     64     Joe Winchell

8     72     Scott Heckert 
9     33     Daniel Webster 
10   46     Spencer Taylor
11   00     Anthony Cataldi 
12     1     Tyler Allen 
13   29     Tracey Raven 
14   88     Jimmy Casselberry
15   53     Charles Kopach
16   37     Nick Hernandez
17   81     Anthony Campi 
18   19     Kevin Macy 




Super Late Model 100

1. 7 Daryl Shellnut  (fast time)
2. 84 Wayne Anderson
3. 4 Randy Anderson
4. 5 Joe Boyd
5. 28 Billy Bigley
6. 59 Dustin Dunn
7. 51 Richie Anderson
8. 97 Brian Dorer
9. 28b Dylan Bigley
10. 5x Steve Gill
11. 25 Lee Arnold
12. 55 Scott Walters
13. 177 Ray Hester
14. 57 Joe Winchell
15. 22 David King


FUPS (Late Models) 125 Laps
November 3, 2012

FL United Promoters Results for Citrus County Speedway
November 3, 2012

Car-# Drivers Name Finish
10 Steve Dorer 1
33 Daniel Webster 2
30 Jesse Dutilly 3
98 Herb Neumann Jr. 4
19 Kevin Macy 5
64 Joe Winchell 6
42 Jonthan Guy 7
09 Scott Grossenbacher 8
110 George Gorham Jr. 9
23 Todd Brown 10
159 Dustin Dunn 11
59 Jake Perkins 12
123 L. J. Grimm 13
5k Daniel Keene Jr. 14
194 Donnie Varcoe 15
77 Jeff Scofield 16
47 Keith Zavrel 17
12 David Green 18
22 David King 19
8 Eric Stokes 20
94x Will Fuller 21
51 Bill Ryan 22
44 Tony Altiere 23

Steve Dorer captured his 5th victory of the season at Citrus Co. on Sat. night by winning the A-Able Sewer Service 125. After starting 6th he worked his way through traffic to take the top spot on lap 116 from Daniel Webster. Webster led from lap 6 to 86 as the race went caution free. Jonathan Guy started on the pole and led at the start before Webster got by, once out front the Webster from Brooksville set sail.

Twenty three took the green flag for a season high, Webster also set fast time. Dorer was followed by Webster, Jesse Dutilly, Herb Neumann Jr. and Kevin Macy rounded out the top five. The series will wrap up their season on Sat. December 8th at Auburndale Speedway for a 150 Lap Finale.

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Florida United Promoters Late Model Series

Florida United Promoters Series
Citrus County Speedway
for the A-Able Septic Sewer Service 125

Race Finishes for:
October 27, 2012

This Saturday night Nov. 3rd the Florida United Promoters Series will visit Citrus Co. Speedway for the A-Able Septic Sewer Service 125. The tight points battle will continue between series leader Steve Dorer in his Racecar Engineering sponsored machine and Jessie Dutilly in the Carbone Motorsports entry who captured his 1st victory at Auburndale two weeks ago. With only 15 points separating the two this race will be pivotal to both with only two races remaining for the title chase.

The extra distance race will test the competitors patience as they battle on the tight quarter mile track for the winners purse of $4,000.00. Expected to join in the hunt for race #11 of the season are, Jonathan Guy who moved into 3rd place in the point standings with a 3rd place finish at the Dale and 5th place finisher
Joe Winchell. Young Guns, Jake Perkins, Daniel Webster, Kevin Macy, Anthony Sergi. George Gorham Jr. will be joining track regulars, Herb Newmann Jr., Scott Grossenbacher, Drew Brannon, David King and Eddie King Sr. who had a 4th place showing at Auburndale.

Car-# Drivers Name Finish
98 Herb Neumann Jr. 1
09 Scott Grossenbacher 2
110 Steve Dorer 3
82 Drew Brannon 4
1 Dale Sanders 5
88 Joe Winchell 6
23 Todd Brown 7
47 Keith Zavrel 8
231 Stan Butler 9
44 Tony Altiere 10
00 Billy Smith 11
94 William Fuller 12

Auburndale Speedway
Super Late Models Feature
October 20, 2012

40th Marion Edwards Jr Memorial
September 22, 2012
Bright House Challenge Series
Super Late Models - 100 Laps


Car # and Drive


#30 - Jesse Dutilly


#10 - Steve Dorer


#42 - Jon Guy


#17 - Eddie King


#64 - Joe Winchell


#12 - David Green


#59 - Jake Perkins


#53 - Charles Kopach


#88 - Jimmy Castleberry


#22 - David King


#19 - Kevin Macy



Rich Clouser



David Rogers



Joe Winchell



Anthony Sergi



Ray Black Jr



Travis Cope



Tim Russell



Jake Perkins



Dusty Cornelius



Bobby Joe Woodley



Caesar Bacarella 

Citrus Speedway
Super Late Models Feature
October 13, 3012
Finish Car-# Drivers Name
1 82

Drew Brannon

2 1

Dale Sanders

3 9

Scott Grossenbacher

4 77

Brannen Hester



Herb Neumann Jr.



Jason Garver



Eddie King Sr.



Joe Winchell



Todd Brown



Steven King



John Buzinec



Randy Anderson



Shane Butler



Keith Zavrel



Randy Plantz



Billy Smith

Citrus Speedway
September 15, 2012
FUPS (100 Laps)

Citrus County Speedway fans saw the racing action crank up Saturday night with time trial qualifying for the Florida United Promoters Series late models. 21 of the states top drivers and cars all took the fastest of their two qualifying laps, to help determine their starting position for the 100 lap feature. When all was said and done, it was a familiar face sitting on top of the field. Daniel Webster (33) set the fast time for the 2nd FUPS race at Citrus in a row, followed by Jesse Dutilly (30), and Steve Dorer (10) in 3rd. The top 8 drivers in the series then redraw for their starting positions. With the help of some young speedway fans, Jonathan Guy (42) had his lucky fan pull the pole position. He would have 3rd fastest qualifier and series point leader Steve Dorer alongside for the green flag. Guy would lead the field to green, and win the drag race with Dorer to turn one, but caution would fly for the stalled car of Jake Perkins (59) on the backstretch, before the lap was completed. Perkins had battled ignition problems all day, and an electrical short ended his night before the race even got started. The field was reset for a complete restart, this time, Dorer got the jump from the outside lane. The front row cars raced side by side for the first lap and a half. Contact between the top two exiting turn 2 sent both cars sliding sideways. Dorer would collected his car a little faster, and was able to clear Guy for the lead entering turn 3. Joe Winchell (64) would move quickly by Guy for 2nd, and then put the pressure on the leader Dorer right away. The race saw 4 cautions in the early going which slowed the action considerably. 2nd fast qualifier Dutilly was now moving up through the field, and by lap 47, he had moved by Winchell for 2nd. Fast qualifier Webster also moved by Winchell, into the 3rd position. At the half way point in the race your top 5 were Dorer, Dutilly, Webster, Winchell, and Wayne Anderson. Dorer would survive a few more minor cautions and restarts over the next 43 laps, Including one for the 4th running Winchell, who broke a rear end. The nights most serious incident came on lap 93, and would be the final caution of the night. Daryl Shelnut (7), and Anthony Sergi (20) were racing hard just inside the top 10. Sergi attempted and inside move on Shelnut entering turn 3, Sergi slid up the track making contact, which sent Shelnut sliding up the track also. Shelnut showed his displeasure by getting into the right rear of Sergis car at the end of the front straight. The contact sent Sergi spinning the wrong way backwards, and he made hard contact with the turn 1 wall and guardrail. Sergi was done for the night, and Shelnut was black flagged as well as disqualified for intentionally wrecking Sergi. Dorer would now have to survive a 7 lap sprint to the finish on the restart. Dutilly looked to have the faster car over the final 50 laps of the event, but wasn’t able to find a clean way by Dorer for the lead. Dorer got a great restart, but Dutilly quickly tracked him down to challenge for the lead over the final 5 laps. Dorer wouldn’t slip a wheel over the final 5 laps, and went on to take his 1st victory ever at Citrus County Speedway. Dutilly settled for a strong 2nd place, just ahead of the hard charging Wayne Anderson in 3rd. The race was Dorers 4th win of the year in the series, and let him extend his point lead over Dutilly for the series championship.

Car-# Drivers Name Finish
10 Steve Dorer 1
30 Jesse Dutilly 2
84 Wayne Anderson 3
98 Herb Neumann Jr. 4
33 Daniel Webster 5
77 Jeff Scofield 6
42 Jonthan Guy 7
110 George Gorham Jr. 8
9 Scott Grossenbacher 9
32 Mike Williams 10
4 Randy Anderson 11
128 Dylan Bigley 12
20 Anthony Sergi 13
133 Richie Smith 14
64 Joe Winchell 15
281 Billy Bigley 16
82 Drew Brannon 17
8 Jared Stokes 18
19 Kevin Macy 19
59 Jake Perkins 20
7 Darryl Shelnut DQ

Auburndale Speedway
Late Models

1 #10 - Steve Dorer
2 #97 - Patrick Staropoli
3 #64 - Joe Winchell
4 #19 - Kevin Macy
5 #42 - Jon Guy
6 #9 - Rich Clouser
7 #20 - Anthony Sergi
8 #30 - Jesse Dutilly
9 #133 - Aaron Williamson
10 #22 - David King
11 #81 - Anthony Campi
12 #33 - Daniel Webster
13 #27 - Cody Lane
14 #26 - Eric Deffendall
15 #32 - Mike Williams
16 #8 - Eric Stokes
17 #36 - Tim Russell
18 #0 - Josh Todd
19 #53 - Charles Kopach

Punta Gorda Speedway
July 7, 2012
Super Late Model

Bright House Challenge Series
Super Late Models – 100 Laps
May 5, 2012

1. 23 Michael Smith
2. 97 Patrick Staropoli **fast time**
3. 64 Joe Winchell
4. 28B Dylan Bigley
5. 28D T.J. Duke
6. 5X Steve Gill
7. 84F Danny Foster.
8. 5 Joe Boyd
9. 92 Michael Cenzi
10. 99 Danny Poling
11. 55 Scott Walters
12. 30 Jessee Dutilly
13. 34 Bobby Shelton
14. 7A Amanda Fergerson
15.55R Zachary Rudd
16. 11 David Weaver
17. 28 Billy Bigley Jr.
18. 84 Wayne Anderson
19. 7. Daryl Shellnut
20. 59 Dustin Dunn
21. 27 Cody Lane
22. 17 Eddie King
23. 61 Richie Anderson
24. 89 Jimmy Crowe
25. 14 Stuart Vandevender

1. #11 David Rogers
2. #9 Rich Clouser
3. #64 Joe Winchell
4. #20 Anthony Sergi
5. #10 Brad May
6. #19 Ray Black Jr
7. #72 Scott Heckert
8. #24 Caesar Bacarella
9. #7 Amanda Ferguson
10. #21 James Carter

Bright House SLM – Features

Pos     Driver     Car #
1     Travis Cope   26
2     David Rogers   11
3     Rich Clouser   9C
4     Tim Russell   36
5     Brad May     10
6     Anthony Sergi   20
7     Alan Bruns   4B
8     Scott Heckert   72
9     Ray Black, Jr   19
10     Jeff Scofield   7
11     Amanda Ferguson   7
12     Joe Winchell   64
13     Fain Skinner    

Bright House SLM – Qualifying

Pos     Driver     Car #
1     Jeff Scofield   7
2     Travis Cope   26
3     Brad May     10
4     Rich Clouser   9C
5     Scott Heckert   72
6     Joe Winchell   64
7     David Rogers   11
8     Tim Russell   36
9     Alan Bruns   4B
10     Anthony Sergi   20
11     Fain Skinner   1
12     Ray Black, Jr   19
13     Amanda Ferguson   7