Aguilar Claims TBARA Sprint Opener

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Joey Aguilar won Saturday's TBARA sprint car opener. (TBARA photo)
Joey Aguilar won Saturday's TBARA sprint car opener. (TBARA photo)
Joey Aguilar won Saturday’s TBARA sprint car opener. (TBARA photo)

AUBURNDALE, Fla. — Joey Aguilar topped the Tampa Bay Area Racing Ass’n sprint car season opener as the track returned to Auburndale Speedway for the first time in more than a decade.

Dude Teate started on pole and led the first 18 of 30 circuits of the quarter-mile asphalt oval before relinquishing the lead to ninth-place starter Joey “the Ace”Aguilar. Aguilar held off Shane Butler and Teate to pick up the win.

The finish:

Joey Aguilar, Shane Butler, Dude Teate, Ben Fritz, Jimmy Alvis Sr., Matt Alfonso, Rex Hollinger, Herb Neumann Jr., Chris Gimmler, Larry J. Brazil Jr., David Retzlaff, Garrett Green, Richie Corr, Tommy Nichols