Bubba ‘the Love Sponge®’ Clem, continues to prove his dedication to his new acquisition, Bubba Raceway Park Ocala. Infamous for his strong opinions as host of his nationally syndicated Bubba the Love Sponge® Show, Bubba continues to improve conditions and opportunities for racers at the historic dirt track.
Keeping to his vision and listening to the racers and fans, Bubba brings a hands-on approach and new level of excitement this weekend with the two day special event, continuing the tradition of honoring a family tragically lost.
What: The 16th Annual Powell Memorial, a two-day, $10,000-to-win late model racing event.
An event created to honor the family of James Powell, a driver and former owner of Bubba Raceway Park from 1981 to 1994. On June 17, 1995 a tragic plane crash in Gainesville, Fla. took the lives of Powell’s four year old twin daughters, Ashley and Nicole (whom the Bubba Raceway Park playground is dedicated to), Elizabeth Powell (mother), Buddy Powell (father), Loveda McNair (aunt), and CJ Powell (uncle).
When: Friday, June 3rd, 2011 – gates open at 4:30pm with races beginning at 8pm, Late Model qualifying; ‘Dash For Cash’ for Mini Stocks, Late Models, and Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks; and heat races for the Mini Stocks and Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 – gates open at 4:30pm with races beginning at 7pm, lower mains for all divisions, the Mini Stocks and Amsoil V-8 Thunderstocks features and then the Powell Memorial.
Where: 9050 N.W. Gainesville Rd. Ocala, Florida 34482 (352)622-9400
About Bubba Raceway Park Ocala: The 3/8th mile D-shaped, semi-banked clay park began operations in 1952. 2011 will mark its 58th year of racing making it the oldest track in the state of Fla. Updates to the park have included an improved track wall, catch fence, refurbished grandstands, whelen lighting, sound system, increased pits area and a consistently maintained dirt track.
For more detailed information, rules and qualifiers visit: http://bubbaracewaypark.com
About Clem Racing Inc. (CRI): CRI is a Florida-based race team owned by Bubba ‘the Love Sponge®’ Clem with the support of crew chiefs Charlie Taylor and Dan Atwell. Featured drivers include Bubba’s son Tyler Clem, 8, Trever Taylor, 10, Michael Atwell, 11 and Bubba himself. The team consists of .25 quarter midgets, dirt late models, and asphalt trucks. For more information visit: http://clemracinginc.com
PR Firm: The Publicity Agency
Cell: (727) 243-9825
SOURCE: Bubba Raceway Park
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