Bubba Raceway Park
Lloyd wins Mike Peters Open opener at Ocala
OCALA, Fla. (April 13) — Hometown driver Ivedent Lloyd Jr. lapped up to 11th place on Friday at Bubba Raceway Park in racing to a victory on the United Dirt Late Model Challenge Serires. Lloyd earned $3,000 for his victory in the first half of the Mike Peters Open weekend. | Slideshow
Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., finished second followed by Jeff Mathews, Jack Nosbisch Jr. and John Koller, fresh off a victory the previous week at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park.
Lloyd was the only driver to crack the 16-second mark in time trials and raced to his series-leading 14th victory.
Eddie Gainey won the night's Limited Late Model feature.
Mike Peters Open: (1) Ivedent Lloyd Jr., (2) Mark Whitener, (3) Jeff Mathews, (4) Jack Nosbisch Jr., (5) John Koller, (6) Christian Augspurger, (7) Jason Fitzgerald, (8) Tyler Ivey, (9) Darrell Padgett, (10) Bo Allen, (11) Richard Ferry, (12) Keith Nosbisch, (13) Ryan Van Sickle, (14) Brandon DeWitt, (15) Bryan Bernhardt, (16) Kenny Monahan, (17) Bobby Richardson, (18) Jason Burke, (19) Rich Pratt, (20) Neslon Sweeney, (21) Len Parris, (22) Kyle Van Sickle. Fast qualifier (among 22 cars): Lloyd. Heat race winners: Mathews, Whitener, Lloyd.