Bradenton’s Dutilly makes it two in a row at the high banks of Desoto Speedway

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Bradenton’s Dutilly makes it two in a row at the high banks of Desoto Speedway
Turner Tree & Landscaping Super Late Models were the main event of the night at Desoto Speedway, scheduled to run 100 laps. It wasn’t clear early on if Mother Nature was going to dampen the show or not but the clouds rolled out as quickly as they rolled in and it was smooth sailing for the entire night of racing action. All Fans entering the speedway were handed a small American flag to wave during the National Anthem and throughout the night to celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend. Super Late Models saw sixteen cars qualify for the 100 lap feature, with Bradenton’s Jesse Dutilly setting fast time of 14.577, Antony Campi of Sarasota was second with a 14.663. These two drivers had a one, two finish at the last race, April 11th and it appeared Campi had come back with a car and mind set to come out in the first place spot. Dutilly and Campi would have to start third row back after the invert and Naples driver Dylan Bigley would start on the pole with points lead Nick Neri outside. Neri led the first lap while Bigley took over the lead on lap two and it was Bigley and Neri for the first ten laps while Campi and Dutilly were coming. Dutilly got by Neri on lap twelve bringing Campi with him who stayed right on the bumper of Dutilly till lap nineteen, when they both got by bigley for the one, two spots. Lap after lap it was Campi driving in the turn to Dutillys bumper and just short coming out of the turns to be able to make the pass. First caution came out on lap thirty seven which put the two side by side for the restart but Dutilly had some fast restarts and would get the advantage over Campi every time. It was a great Battled as Campi stayed with dutilly weaving around lap cars as Steve Dorer made a move to get up to third and Bigley still hanging on to fourth. Around lap sixty four, Dorer got by Campi for second while young Michael Atwell made it to fourth. Dylan Bigley of Naples, who was having a good night would be cut short as a hose came off and he had to retire to the pits on lap sixty seven. They would run that order for the next ten green flag laps until contact was made between Atwell and Campi, resulting with some damage to Campi’s and Atwell’s car, which Atwell had to go to the pits and Campi to the rear. The last twenty four laps, Dutilly was cruising through the field while Doer ran second and Joe Boyd was able to shake off the bad luck he has had the last couple races and make his way up to third. Campi, with a damaged car and coming from the rear, was able to drive his way up to fourth when the checkered flag flew and Dustin Dunn came home fifth. This was the last feature of the night which followed a display of Fireworks.
Take Aim Gun Range Street Stock was the first feature of the night that saw the 93 of Jeff Firestine of Venice on the pole for the thirty laps. Firestine Jumped out to the lead whileTyler Lau was in hot pursuit to make it two in a row. Tyler Lau of Bradenton gave it everything he had but could not make the pass on Firestine to run all thirty laps that way with Mike Kerrivan coming in third, Keith Neff fouth and Travis Barfield would round out the top five.
Mini Stock class saw some new drivers from Clearwater to mix it up with the regulars for twenty five laps. Ren Wright Jr got the early lead but with only two laps in the books made some contact and pulled into the infield. Camron Cruse of Sarasota would get a big lead to run in first while Randy Johnson had made his way to second and closed in on Cruse for a great side by side, nose to tail battle for several laps. Johnson took the lead with ten to go and as the white flag was being waved, something went wrong on the 22 machine of Cruse bringing him to a stop on the front stretch. It would be a green white checker with Johnson in first, Eric Daniels second and Johnny Marra third.
The Desoto Bombers would see Venice driver Jeff Firestine, who has pretty much driven in every class that runs at the high banks, do another green to checker. Firestine would bring it to the winners circle in first with Randy Spicer second and part of the Dean’s Trees Service team, Bubba Thompson in third.
You don’t want to miss next weeks action, May 30th when the School Bus Figure 8’s return along with the fan favorite, Demolition Derby, Flag Pole, Enduro, Powder Puff, Road Course and the Bombers for 40 laps.

5-23- 2015

Super Late Models
1. 30 Jessie Dutilly Sarasota
2. 94 Steve Dorer Lakeland
3. 5 Joe Boyd Riverview
4. 81 Anthony Campi Sarasota
5. 59 Dustin Dunn Jupiter
6. 28 Billy Bigley Jr. Naples
7. 17 Nick Neri Palmetto
8. 51 Michael Atwell Naples
9. 00 Anthony Cataldi Umatilla
10. 12 Stephen Weaver Plantation
11. 42 Troy McNabb Naples
12. 72 Eric Borges Naples
13. 128 Dylan Bigley Naples
14. 7 Danny Martin Sarasota
15. 11 Steve Gill Sarasota
16. 2 Brad Bowman Clearwater
Street Stock
1. 93 Jeff Firestine Venice
2. 27 Tyler Lau Bradenton
3. 45 Mike Karrivan Bradenton
4. 69 Keith Neff Bradenton
5. 11 Travis Barfield Myakka City
6. 80x Chad Cummings Bradenton
7. 11c Billy Carlbert Palmetto
8. 44 Rick Hess Englewood
9. 50 David Blanchard Bradenton
10. 23 Kenny Gibson Venice
Mini Stock
1. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
2. 28 Eric Daniels Bradenton
3. 99 Johnny Marra Cape Coral
4. 131 George Ingram Clearwater
5. 07 Ryan Waters Clearwater
6. 11 Billy Calbert Palmetto
7. 3 Sherry Best Myakka
8. 1 Justin Amspaugh
9. 44 Shanna Clark Clearwater
10. 22 Cameron Cruise Sarasota
11. 008 Ren Wright Jr. St. Pete
1. 32 Jeff Firestine Venice
2. 22 Randy Spicer New Port Richey
3. 93 Bubba Thompson Sarasota
4. 39 Jerry Tetting
5. 92 Fred Blake
6. 23 Kenny Gibson Venice


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