Thrills, Chills highlight Desoto’s Halloween Madness

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Thrills, Chills highlight Desoto’s Halloween Madness

Desoto Speedway

One of the largest crowds of the season saw a little bit of everything from
enduro racing to school bus racing to a kids’ demolition during Halloween
Madness action Saturday night at Desoto Speedway.

The night began with a 25-lap enduro race featuring 4 and 6-cylinder cars
that were on the road not too long ago. Josh Bridges led the early laps
before Richard Campbell came from deep in the 16-car field to the lead.

Campbell was soon joined up front by his father Duane Campbell. The two
started running away from the rest of the field even as stalled cars
littered the race track. Enduro rules state that a caution is not thrown
unless deemed necessary by officials.

With five laps to go Molly Lombardi slammed the wall nearly head-on in turn
one, forcing track officials to call for a red flag. Cars would restart the
race from where they sat on the speedway, and Duane Campbell got the jump
on Richard Campbell when the green flag flew.

Richard Campbell didn’t need long to get back to the top spot. With three
to go, he used a slower car as a pick to get back to the lead and went on
to the win. Eric Parodo finished third.

Duane Campbell would eventually find his way to victory lane later in the
evening when he took the 15-lap enduro road course race. He also took the
victory in the 10-lap flag pole race – and even drove his car around the
pole (a large tire stationed in the middle of the track – twice on a couple
of occasions.

The Florida School Bus Figure 8 Championship was also decided on Saturday
night. James Volk opened up a huge lead in the first four laps of the
event, while Mike Gamache was working his way quickly up through the field.

After a yellow flag Gamache got to second and needed just a couple of laps
to erase Volk’s lead. Gamache took the top spot on the eighth lap and was
joined at the front of the field by Wally Smith and Steve McCuster.

The lead trio spent the last half of the race battling for the top spot
while dodging several potential collisions in the “X”. McCuster got by
Smith with a handful of laps left. McCuster made several attempts to
get the lead in the final laps, but Gamache would hold on for the victory.

In other action Saturday night, Joe Lombardi won the 10-lap reverse race,
the 10-lap puck race and completed the tri-fecta by winning the big $2,000
demolition derby to end the night.
Kids Power Wheels
1. 555 Carson Suggs Bradenton
2. Cindy Briggs Bradenton
3. 415 Brennan Ellis Port Charlotte
Brand New power wheel donated to the winner
From DJ. Taylor Giveaway tonight for the winner of the power wheels demo. From ambassador limos
2nd. & 3rd. Got new bikes
From Desoto Speedway.
All Kids got T-Shirts
From Richard Campbell Siesta Key Water Sports.

Regular racing returns to Desoto Speedway next Saturday night with the J.D.
Byrider Open Wheel Modifieds and Pro Trucks highlighting the racing action.

10-31- 2015

DESOTO SPEEDWAY RACE RESULTS

Enduro
1. 132 Richard Campbell Siesta Key
2. 3 Duane Campbell
3. 2 Eric Parodo Sarasota
4. 01 Nick Draganov Sarasota
5. 869 Joe Lombardi Sarasota
6. 08 Ryan Watrous
7. 1 Brett England Bradenton
8. 02 Josh Bridges Sarasota
9. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
10. 6 Eugene Connell 3rd.Arcadia
11. 77 Michael Cox Bradenton
12. 702 Justin Arrrigoni
13. 7 Molly Lombardi Sarasota
14. 16 Gary Lucas Brooksville
15. 4t Darrell Taylor Bradenton
17. 5y Aaron Yahnke Bradenton D.N.S.
18. 69 Kyle Case Venice D.N.S.

Reverse Race
1. 869 Joe Lombardi Sarasota
2. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
3. 08 Ryan Watrous
4. 02 Josh Bridges Sarasota
5. 16 Gary Lucas Brooksville
6. 702 Justin Arrigoni
7. 5y Aaron Yahnke Bradenton
8. 01 Nick Draganov Sarasota
9. 2 Eric Parodo Sarasota

Puck Race
1. 42/869 Anne Osborne / Justin Arrigoni
Joe Lombardi
2. 16/694 Kyle Case / Darrell Taylor
Gary Lucas

Road Course
1. 3 Duane Campbell
2. 869 Joe Lombardi Sarasota
3. +4 Darrell Taylor Bradenton
4. 02 Josh Bridges Sarasota
5. 08 Ryan Watrous
6. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
7. 702 Justin Arrigoni
8. 16 Gary Lucas Brooksville
9. 6 Eugene Connell 3rd. Arcadia
10. 132 Richard Campbell Siesta Key

Flag Pole
1. 3 Duane Campbell
2. 08 Ryan Watrous
3. 16 Gary Lucas Brooksville
4. 869 Joe Lombardi Sarasota
5. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
6. 102 Justin Aarigoni
7. 02 Josh Bridges Sarasota
8. +4 Darrell Taylor Bradenton

School Bus
1. 0 Mike Gamache
2. 96 Steve Mc Custer
3. 6 Wally Smith
4. 25 Jeremy Bates
5. 01 Jay Seykora
6. 16 Amy Jones
7. 31 Sue Boxwell
8. 14
9. 4 James Volk
10. 16 Amy Jones
11. 69 Kyle Brink
12. 61 Matt Rumsey

Demo Derby
1. 869 Joe Lombardi Nokomis
2. 21 Josh Decker New York
3. 5y Aaron Yahnke Bradenton
4. 96 Jeff Cox Vero Beach
5. 27 Steve Young Apopla
6. 16 Eugene Malverty Spring Hill
7. P13 Brett England Bradenton
8. 71 Dewayne Haines Tallahassee
9. 69 Zack Giles Palmetto
10. 0u1 Michael Cox Bradenton
11. 702 Carl Arrigoni Englewood
12. 20

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