Punta Gorda Speedway wraps up it’s 2011 race season in Style

by lindaj on February 12, 2012

Punta Gorda Speedway wraps up it’s 2011 race season in Style

Punta Gorda Speedway wrapped it’s 2011 racing season in style with an awards banquet at Benedettos in Punta Gorda.

always checking you in, Theresa, Krista, Gary McFall and Linda

The Banquet had close to two hundred people attending including drivers, families, friends and sponsors. Speedway Owner Kevin Williams being a racer for years, remembers the days when being a class champion gave you bragging rights for the year and you were rewarded in style. Williams wanted to bring that back to the drivers at  his speedway by having a nice Banquet celebration with trophy’s, checks, door prizes and each champion got their own embroidered Jacket.

It was a great time to socialize with race teams that sometimes on race day you do not have time, some of the drivers you barely recognized all dressed up and not in their normal Saturday attire, a racing suit. After dinner was served it was time for the awards, the first award of the night went to speedway owner Kevin Williams and his wife Terry Williams from the staff for all that they do.

owners Kevin & Terry Williams

Not only did Williams purchase the speedway, but went above and beyond with the continuous improvements that have brought the track up to the best it has been since it first opened. Jason Beckner was on hand to do the announcing and called class by class, driver by driver while Williams handed them their trophy and check. Lots of door prizes were given away and some special awards given, the one that sticks in my mind was a trash can plaque given to Bigley Motorsports for always having the cleanest pit area when they leave.

Billy Bigley Jr, cleanest pit award

The Bigleys usually pull in Friday night and do not leave till Sunday morning, everyone likes to hang around their pit and yet  no trash is left behind every week, Williams appreciates even the small things. Another award was given to Jessica Bryant for heading up the Jr. fan club, another thing that Williams wanted to bring back, a kids club and he has made the speedway an affordable night out for the entire family along with kids activities.

Jessica Bryant Jr. Fan leader

 One big group photo was taken of the 2011 Champions with their trophy’s and Championship Jackets, a little more socializing and that was a wrap on the 2011 Punta Gorda Speedway season.

left to right- Richard Nelson- Darvalis sponsor- Noah Weaver- Shawn Hooven- Kelli Burns- Billy Bigley Jr.-Bill Vandevender-Jim Meiser- Zac Campilonga-Les Couch

Doug Moff OWM getting his awards, not shown in group photo

The speedway kicked off 2012 early and has three races in the books and will be back at it on March 3 for the big race of Super Late Models for 100 laps.

so make your plans to be here March 3rd as we return with the #2 of 12 Super Late Model s for 100 laps for door to door ground pounding action.
Grandstand gates open at 4pm with racing around 6pm.
Our concession is second to none with our Big Daddy Pork Tenderloin Sandwich and the Fried Bologna is sure to please.
So bring the family for some great food and awesome entertainment at an affordable price.
Please visit our website at puntagordaspeedway.com for more information and we are on Facebook under Punta Gorda Speedway.  

Thanks to all of our loyal fans and drivers who support us!!

We will see you back at the races March 3rd

also running will be South East Champ Karts, Pro Trucks, Rookie Trucks Road Warriors, Cowboy Cadillacs and the Perfect Pest Control Pro 4

March 3 SLM 100, Champ, PT, RT, RW, CC, P4

March 10 OWM 50, P4, Dwarf, SS, CC, Mini, TQ

March 17 LMS 50, RW, P4, PT50, RT30, Leg, Bando, Outlaw Mods

Drivers eligeble for awards were

SUPER LATE MODELS

    6 PACK

    Pos Car Driver

    1 28 BILLY BIGLEY JR

    2 84 WAYNE ANDERSON

    3 5X STEVE GILL

    4 28B DYLAN BIGLEY

    5 59 DUSTIN DUNN

 OPEN WHEELS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 46 DOUG MOFF

    2 00 SHAWN HARPER

    3 19A STEVE ARNOLD

    4 76 JAMES WILKENS JR.

    5 11 JIMMY WILKENS III

SPORTSMAN

    Pos Car Driver

    1 84 BILL VANDEVENDER

    2 57 TIMMY LOWE

    3 67 JAMES DUBOSE

    4 68 GARY McFALL

    5 35 GREG KROM

    6 09 DONNIE OLLIE JR.

SUPER STOCKS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 88 JIMMY MEISER

    2 18 SHANE LEONARD

    3 2 BOBBY FISCHER

    4 57 LOGAN LEONARD

    5 2S RANDY SOBER

PRO TRUCKS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 41 STEVEN DARVALICS

    2 17 MARK HOOVEN

    3 14S SAM SCOTT

    4 14 MICHAEL BURNS

    5 00 WHITNEY POOLE

 ROOKIE TRUCKS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 4 KELLI BURNS

    2 39 MICHAEL ATWELL

    3 99 CODY MARTELL

    4 36 CHAD CHASTAIN

 ROAD WARRIORS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 80 RICHARD NELSON

    2 10 JASON MILLER

    3 14 RANDY KILE

    4 97 CHRIS SCOTT

    5 1 RICK REED

    6 27 DERRICK HORTON

    7 5 JEREMY DARING

    8 2 PETE BLOODGOOD

    9 8 SHANE LEONARD

    10 33 CHRIS LONEY

COWBOY CADILLACS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 33 LES COUCH

    2 30 KEN BADALI

    3 8 JEFF DEEBLE

    4 88 BRAD WEGERT

    5 77 JAMES DELLEA

 PRO 4

    Pos Car Driver

    1 04 RYAN COLLVER

    2 28 DYLAN BIGLEY

    3 00 DAN COLLVER
4 98 CODY ALLEN

    5 29 PHIL ELLIS

    6 32 COREY BIGLEY

    7 21 JEREMY PERKINS

    8 61 PAUL RICHARDS SR.

    9 87 CHARLES NULL
 FAB 4

    Pos Car Driver

    1 3 ZAC CAMPILONGA

    2 87 SKYLER NULL

    3 61 PAUL RICHARDS JR

    4 30 LINDA BADALI

    5 98 AARON HARDGROVE

 LEGENDS

    Pos Car Driver

    1 17 SHAWN HOOVEN

    2 14 BRADY MARSHALL

    3 7 MIKE VERHAAGH

    4 14B JORDAN BLACK

    5 48FL CARL HAAG

    6 55 CONRAD MOLTER

    7 54 TONY STEINBUCK

    8 26 JOEY LANGIS

    9 9 MITCH VERHAAGH

    10 94 MATT BLANKENSHIP

    Bandoleros

    Pos Car Driver

    1 X JOHN HOLMES

    2 14B NOAH WEAVER

    3 7 TREVER TAYLOR

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