This weekend at the Punta Gorda Speedway is the Pro Trucks, Open Wheel Modified, Pro 4, Fab4, Super Stocks and the Cowboy Cadilacs. This is the make up race for Pro Trucks and Super Stocks from the June 19th rain out. Please call for your slabs they are filling up fast. 941-575-7223. Please visit www.puntagordspeedway.com for more info.
Team Punta Gorda Speedway
Why would you put a make up date for your Pro Trucks on a Desoto Pro truck races date not a good way to get good truck count. I know some of the drivers did call you to change the date so they could race both track but you said no. Also some of the driver are in the top five at more then one track and are running for points at each track. Greg this is not helping the racing famlies out at all.
Dont want to hear John put the date on your date either I am helping with the pro trucks at Desoto which you know this and I no when the dates are at Desoto for pro trucks.
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and they wonder why florida tracks struggle . typical .
Here is a possible answer to the problem?
Back in the day a long, long time ago.
Teams of the v8’s Bombers and Figure 8 Teams would race at Citrus first, than drive to St. Pete, than jump on the I-275 express way to Desoto. Making all three Tracks in one night. And meet at the Waffle House at exit for Hwy 64 for a cup of Joe. I know this is different times BUT??? The problem with the Trucks is they are a LOVED Division at both Tracks. The answer (though not perfect) is one time they race first or second in the schedule and then run to the other Track for the one of the final races of the Night. Oh yeah you would need to speck a gear rule for the type of power train. The tire rules would remain the Tracks Rule. No it’s not the perfect answer, but the Racers that are in both Championships would have a chance to make both Events. We tried in the past with a couple of Divisions. This is just a suggestion. Here are their points for both Tracks.
Pos Driver Car # City, State Points Behind
1 BRENT HUBER 64 VENICE FL 230.00 Leader
2 ANDREW GIPSON 64,64X BRADENTON FL 220.00 -10
3 NICK HERNANDEZ 37 PALMETTO FL 209.00 -21
4 STEPHEN DARVALICS 41 VENICE FL 205.00 -25
5 DANNY ANDERSON 50 BRADENTON FL 163.00 -67
6 TODD BONTRAGER 8 SARASOTA FL 130.00 -100
7 CHARLIE MONTGOMERY 12 VENICE FL 93.00 -137
8 CHRIS HUNTOON 30 PT CHARLOTTE FL 88.00 -142
9 BLAKE KOCH 34,2 WEST PALM BEACH FL 77.00 -153
10 ROGER BLEVINS 15 HAINES CITY FL 72.00 -158
11 MICHAEL LAPLANT 28 TAMPA FL 70.00 -160
12 DENNIS COLLETTI 4C BRADENTON FL 66.00 -164
13 BILL MANFULL 48 BRADENTON FL 57.00 -173
14 JIM REPPI SR 57 VENICE FL 51.00 -179
15 DENNIS COLLETTI SR. 75 ST. CHARLES MO 42.00 -188
16 JIM COWHEY JR 2 VALRICO FL 36.00 -194
17 MICHAEL SMITH 23 AUBURNDALE FL 34.00 -196
18 SCOTT MCKAY 48X BRADENTON FL 32.00 -198
19 GARY WURSTER 14 SEMINOLE FL 31.00 -199
20 ANDREW “ANDY” MEGRONIGLE 94 LUTZ FL 27.00 -203
21 CODY ALLEN 98 FT. MYERS FL 26.00 -204
22 ERIC PIERCE 30X 20.00 -210
23 MICHAEL BURNS 14X PORT CHARLOTTE FL 18.00 -21224 TIMMY LOWE 64L PINELLAS PARK FL 16.00 -214
25 JEFF FIRESTINE 93 VENICE FL 12.00 -218
26 JESSICA GREEN 40 LAKELAND FL 10.00 -220
27 PAT MAHONEY 84 VENICE FL 9.00 -221
28 GEOFF GULVIN 99 VENICE FL 8.00 -222
Punta Gorda Speedways Truck Points:
1 64 ANDREW GIPSON 121
2 6 JOSH WILLIAMS 120
3 23 MICHAEL SMITH 118
4 63 PHIL MORRISON 115
5 14 MICHAEL BURNS 98
6 2 GERALD CAMPBELL 100
7 00 WHITNEY POOLE 1128 9
8 CODY ALLEN 98
9 15 JEFF DULANEY 96
10 99 CODY MARTELL 94
11 63X JEFF DALVA 92
12 15X JERRY MAXSON 90
13 4 KELLI BURNS 10
Even though there are only four Drivers in both Championships. This would allow more to follow. Everyone needs car count. It’s what the Race Fans come for (Car or Truck count) Full fields = Fan Count!
This isn’t meant to be a monthly thing just when the rains screws up the scheduling. Just a thought???
Back in the day we usto run citrus on friday nite (yes citrus was once a fri nite track) then we would race before intermission at sunshine then trailer down to desoto. Both tracks coperated to accomplish this.
After the fiasco last weekend called a LLM race why would you have a truck race the same weekend as your nearest competitor track has one???
it must be too difficult to put each tracks schedual side by side and pick an open date .
You and your great ideas. Drivers and car owners dont have the money now a day to run two track in one night like years ago Bobby.
The bottom line Bobby is Punta Gorda Speedway should have not put a truck race on this weekend. Which you dont dare say it they might get mad at you.
Greg use to get very upset about other track putting races on CCMP when he was there with us. Which he alway said it was wrong now as a race director he doing it.I would call that being a little two faced. To this day with new owners either Greg or Kevin will call me back on any question or e-mails I have to this day.
MY son Mike Had nothing to do with anything there at the track under CCMP with you and he has been told he is not welcome there to race or come as a fan. Do you call that fair Bobby???
813 313 8741 just in cause they lost the number.
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Let go racing
Where was there a latemodel race??
All last weekend at PGS I thought that was a Heat race…
:fragend005:With only 5 cars…LOL…:fragend005:
With 13 trucks Regestered at PGS
I would bet they only have 5 trucks race this week…:huepfen024:
as long as tracks make the rules for only their track, schedule over each other, this will never work. Times have changed and so to must the tracks.
Greed is the end of short track racing
Rain out races
How quickly you forget that Auburndale put a Late Model rain out make up over Punta Gorda’s first Late Model race at the end of June, which was on their schedule before the rain out happened. Punta Gorda had to cancel the Late Model race because of it. Why don’t you give Auburndale a hard time about that?
[SIZE=“7”]BAD AUBURNDALE BAD! :mad:[/SIZE]