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Bubba Raceway Park

Whitener dominates 50-lap Mike Peters Open

June 30, 2013, 5:31 am
From track and team reports
Mark Whitener visits victory lane in Ocala, Fla. (photosbytrace.com)
Mark Whitener visits victory lane in Ocala, Fla. (photosbytrace.com)

OCALA, Fla. (June 29) — Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., notched his third United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series victory of the season Saturday at Bubba Raceway Park in capturing the Mike Peters Open. | Slideshow

Whitener, dominating all the way, earned $5,000 in capturing the race that honors for the former owner of Florida’s oldest auto racing track.

Tyler Ivey of Tallahassee, Fla., finished second with fast qualifier Rich Pratt of Anthony, Fla., in third. Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., was fourth and pole-starting Austin Kirkpatrick of Ocala, who struggled on restarts when two spark plug wires got disconnected, rounded out the top five in the 50-lapper.

Mike Peters Open: (1) Mark Whitener, (2) Tyler Ivey, (3) Rich Pratt, (4) Kyle Bronson, (5) Austin Kirkpatrick, (6) Bo Allen, (7) Jack Nosbisch Jr., (8) Carter Stokes, (9) Tyler Clem, (10) Dalton Myers, (11) Ivedent Lloyd Jr., (12) Adam Bedenbaugh, (13) Jeff Mathews, (14) David Denson, (15) Thomas Scott. Fast qualifier (among 15 cars): Pratt, 17.062 seconds. Heat race winners: Ivey, Pratt, Bronson.

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