OCALA, Fla. – The Hobby Stocks, E-Mods and Rent-N-Roll Gladiators all returned to Bubba Raceway Park while the Limited Late Models ran a special $600-to-win feature and the 1-800-ASK GARY Thunder Stocks ran a $500-to-win race at Bubba Raceway Park.
The Hobby Stocks put on an impressive show and by lap four it was Heath Walker up front in the Suwanee Salvage No. 55. On lap ten he was overtaken by Mike Stalnaker in his brand new No. 8. Just two laps later, Alvin Adkison brought out the first caution when he spun in turn four.
Stalnaker lost the lead on lap 14 as Brian Morgan was too much to handle in his No. 9. Morgan held on through two late cautions to win the race. Stalnaker finished bridesmaid once more with Devin Walker taking third and the points lead. Heath Walker and Sean Monoghan rounded out the top five.
Shane Nichols led the opening 10-lap stint before a competition caution came out, and a message as well- Bubba made it clear to Nichols: “If you drop to the tail and come back to win, I’ll give you $200.”
The fans cheered for him to do so, but he ultimately decided to hold station up front. Nichols was hounded by Shane Taylor for the next seven laps until Taylor spun in turn one. Nichols took the win- his fourth consecutive- over Shawn Taylor, Shane Taylor- who rebounded nicely, Bubba Byers, and Lenny O’Neill.
The top three are ‘frozen’ as they are awaiting a ruling from UMP on a spring rule, with Nichols the man who may lose the argument, and history, unfortunately. The rest of the field’s order is confirmed.