Checkered Flag Sprint Series returns to action Saturday night June 12 at the newly remodeled Punta Gorda Speedway. The 3/8 mile asphalt oval is under new management and has had major improvements to the facility.
Rick Gabor of Eagle Jet International has added $1,000.00 to the purse for the standard 30 lap feature. The race will pay $1,120 to win and $250.00 to take the green flag.
The point race is very close with only 25 points separating the top five. Mark Gimmler is leading the points by 14 points over his brother Gary, with Keith Butler trailing Gary by 7 points, Mickey Kempgens and Jimmy Alvis Jr. are tied for fourth place. Other drivers expected to race are Amanda Ferguson, Channing Conley, Bryan Riddle, Frankie Hurst, Robby Hackett, Ric Voisey, Skeeter Faulconer, Scotty Adema, David Slawiak, Robert Parrow, Jason Bradford and Michael Tharp.
Also on the card is the 2nd annual Freddy Stutz memorial for the TQ Midgets, Legends cars, Dwarfs cars, Road Warriors and Bandolero.
Pit gate opens at 11:30AM. Grandstands open at 4:00PM. Racing starts at 6:30 sharp.
Tickets are only $10.00 for adults $8.00 seniors, children 17-11 are $5.00 and 10 and under are FREE.
The new Punta Gorda Speedway is located in Punta Gorda off exit 161 Jones Loop Road east to 8655 Piper Road near the Charlotte County Airport. Call 941-575-7223 for more info.