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Registered: 05/17/2003

(Date Posted:07/14/2008 1:19 PM)

21000A State Road 64E Bradenton, FL 34212
Track Phone: 941-748-3171

2014 Points Standings -


We are located 9 miles east of I-75 on State Road 64 near Bradenton, Florida. The Speedway was constructed in the early 1970s and is a 3/8-mile paved oval. It is 1/3 mile around the 10-foot apron and is 1/2 mile around the outside retaining wall. The asphalt Racing surface is 60 feet wide with the turns banked at 12 degrees and the straight-aways banked at 6 degrees. Average lap time for the Open Wheel Modified is more than 90 mph and speeds can Reach more than 100 mph down the straight-aways. The track, pit area and parking lots are illuminated with 135,000 watts of halide lighting for safety as well as convenience. Food and beverages are offered in our concession stand area. NO COOLERS ALLOWED. Grandstand seating only. With seating for 5,000, the fans are able to see a wide range of cars during the normal Saturday night program. The variety of classes competing includes Winged Springs, Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Late Models, Late Model Sportsman, Street Stocks, Pure Stock, Cowboy Cadillacs, Legends, Pro 4, Rookie 4, Modified Mini, Mini Stock, Dwarf Cars, T.Q. Midgets, Outlaw Modifieds.

General Admission price - 13.00 Adults, 11.00 Seniors, Kids 12 and under FREE with Adult. Prices subject to change for Special Events

Driving Directions:
I -75 South. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on the south side.

St. Petersburg / Clearwater:
 I-275 South. Go across the Sunshine Skyway Bridge to I-75 South. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on South side.

Miami / Ft. Lauderdale:
 I-75 North. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on the South side.

Naples / FtMyers:
 I-75 North. Take exit 220 onto SR 64. Go east 9 miles. Track is located on the South side.

2013 Track Champions

Super Late Models - Joe Boyd
Late Model Sportsmans - Aaron Williamson
Open Wheel Modifieds - Steve Arnold
Pro Trucks - Brent Huber
Street Stocks - Duane Best
Modified Minis - William Rohrer
Pure Stocks - James Dellea III
Cowboy Cadillacs - John Pummell Jr.
Pro 4's - Randy Johnsom
Rookie 4's - Sherry Best
Legends - Keith Sinkula

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From: USA

RE:Desoto Speedway
(Date Posted:08/16/2014 11:13 PM)


Butler charges to sprint car win at Desoto

by Scott Lockwood

Shane Butler only needed a few laps of practice to know that his car was going to be a rocket ship during Saturday night's 40-lap non-wing sprint car feature at Desoto Speedway. Butler's early thought proved to be correct as he went on to sweep both the heat race and feature events at the Bradenton facility.

Sport Allen, who easily won the last time the sprint cars ran on the 3/8-mile oval, started on the pole and quickly caught the back of the of the 22-car field. As Allen began lapping traffic, Butler made it three-wide and took the lead coming to the line at the end of the eighth lap. Allen lost several spots while trying to lap traffic, with Mickey Kempgens and Collin Cabre taking second and third. The leaders ran nose-to-tail through the traffic, at times going three and four-wide.

Dave Retzlaff spun on lap 16 to bring out the yellow. While the cars were slowing down to avoid Retzlaff's stopped car in turn one, Kurt Taylor hit the wall hard but was uninjured. Kempgens got back to second around Cabre lap 27. He was all over Butler for several laps until the yellow flew for Matt Alfonso's spin on lap 35.

Butler got the jump on the final restart and pulled away for the win. "We unloaded early and went out for one hot lap and we just parked it," said Butler, who was also celebrating his birthday in victory lane. "We didn't know anything else we could do to make it better. We put three new tires on before the heat race and went like hell." Kempgens, Cabre, Allen and Keith Butler rounded out the top five. After a long time spent in tech, Kempgens and Cabre did not pass which moved the 88 of Sport Allen, 19 Keith Butler, 2 Larry Brazil, 99 Kyle Bookmiller up to the top five.

The J.D. Byrider Open Wheel Modifieds were the other main event on Open Wheel Appreciation Night. L.J. Grimm led the early stages and was locked in a three-way battle for the lead with Josh Todd and Nick Hernandez until a spin by Cameron Ray and Troy Robinson brought out the yellow on lap 13. Todd passed Hernandez for second lap 15. Hernandez brought out the next caution when he spun on his own in turn three two laps later.

On the ensuing restart Todd got loose in the middle of turns one and two, triggering a chain reaction incident through the field that collected Wayne Jefferson and Kyle Bookmiller. Grimm and Todd spent nearly 10 laps battling for the lead, even getting side by side several times in the process. On lap 26, Todd went high in turn one, opening the door for Cody Stickler. Todd and Stickler got together, sending both cars into the infield. Todd was sent to the rear of the field for causing the incident.

An apparent mechanical problem for Grimm on the restart gave the lead to Stickler. Stickler survived the final restart and pulled away for a comfortable win. "Our car wasn't the best tonight, but sometimes you need some luck to go your way," Stickler said while celebrating his fourth win at Desoto this year. "That's what you need sometimes." Dalton Nelson, Eric Purcell, Wayne Jefferson and John Inman rounded out the top five.

In other action Saturday night, Aaron Williamson won the Take Aim Gun Range Sportsman feature; Josh Hall took the win in the Bomber feature; Jimmy Best won the Rookie 4 feature; Darren Bass won the Dwarf Car feature; and Ronnie Robinson beat Randy Johnson in a photo finish in the Mini Stock feature.

Desoto Speedway is closed next weekend and will return to action on August 30 with the Pro Late Models.

Non-Winged Sprints             

1. 18 Shane Butler Bushnell
2. 88 Sport Allen Pinellas Park
3. 19 Keith Butler Riverview
4. 2 Larry Brazil Tampa
5. 99 Kyle Bookmiller Riverview
6. 25 Steve Heisler Plant City
7. 84 Ernie Teed Jr. Sarasota
8. 9 Matt Alfonso Tampa
9. 2x Todd Donaldson Mulberry
10. 4 Geoff Steiner Cape Coral
11. 69 Ric Voisey Wesley Chapel
12. 55 Tommy Nichols Plant City
13. 39 Alan Randisi Port Charlotte
14. 10x Sean Clark North Port
15. 1 Ty Decaire Tampa
16. 3 Travis Bliemeister Venice
17. 92 Dave Retzlaff Brooksville
18. 8 Kurk Taylor Tampa
19. 14 Rickie Corr Plant City
20. 63 Terry Taylor Dunedin
21. 21 Colin Cambre Temple Terrace D.Q.
22. 5 Mickey Kempgens Tampa D.Q.

Open Wheel Modifieds

1. 99 Cody Stickler Pinellas Park
2. 94 Dalton Nelson Pinellas Park
3. 51 Eric Purcell St. Cloud
4. 3 Wayne Jefferson Pinellas Park
5. 59x John Inman Dover
6. 03 Kyle Bookmiller Riverview
7. 75 Bobby Blake Lake County
8. 84 Rob Haygood Bradenton
9. 25 L.J. Grimm Seffner
10. 0x Troy Robinson Wesley Chapel
11. 6 Dwayne Dempsey
12. 26 Jerry Cutting Tampa
13. 0 Josh Todd Polk City
14. 37 Nick Hernandez Palmetto
15. 4 Bobby Baldwin Oldsmar
16. 9 Camron Ray Homosassa


1. 13 Aaron Williamson Lakeland
2. 56 Brandon Morris Mulberry
3. 47 Ryan Pancoast N. Ft. Myers
4. 9 Brooke Storer Zeypherhills
5. 35 Greg Krom Sarasota
6. 4r Rick Reed Punta Gorda
7. 12 David Williamson Lakeland

Mini Stocks

1. 05 Ronnie Robinson Bradenton
2. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
3. 91 Jessica Ostrovskis St. Pete
4. 3 Sherry Best Myakka
5. 91c Cameron Cruse Bradenton
6. 99 Johnny Marra Port Charlotte
7. 67 Jimmie Best Sarasota 


1. 21 Josh Hall Polk City
2. 75 Carl Thompson Auburndale
3. 22 Ann Marie Ricardi Naples
4. 57 Aaron Holmes Auburndale
5. 43 Mark Petty Venice

Rookie 4's

1. 67 Jimmy Best Sarasota
2. 15 Jorden Miller Bradenton
3. 42 Dustin Wilson Bradenton
4. 68 Jesse Hidenthal
5. 7 Kristen Milthaler North Port

Dwarf Cars

1. 25 Darren Bass Clarcona
2. 26 J.D. Gordon Grand Island
3. 56 Larry Hubbard Jr. Cape Coral
4. 21 John Atherton Cape Coral
5. 33 Roger Richmond Port Charlotte
6. 36J Larry Hubbard Sr. Cape Coral
7. 17 John Bailey Sarasota

(Message edited by Florida_Cracker On 08/18/2014 6:24 AM)
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RE:Desoto Speedway
(Date Posted:08/10/2014 5:51 AM)


Dutilly wins crash filled Late Model feature at Desoto

by Scott Lockwood

Throughout the season, Bradenton's Jesse Dutilly suffered through several tire issues that cost him a shot at several potential Turner Tree and Landscape Super Late Model wins at Desoto Speedway. Despite all of his early hard luck, Dutilly became the first driver to repeat as a winner in the late model class after taking the lead just prior to the halfway point of Saturday night's crash-marred 75-lap feature event and cruised to his second straight win at Desoto.
Outside polesitter Jeff Scofield grabbed the lead at the start and held the point until being overtaken by Billy Bigley Jr. for the top spot on lap 13. Bigley was pulling away from the rest of the field when the caution flew for Joe Winchell's spin in turn four on lap 17. Scofield retook the lead on the restart with Bigly, Chris Fontaine, fast-qualifier Jesse Dutilly and Joe Boyd rounding out the top five. Dutilly passed Fontaine and Bigley on the same lap to get up to second before another caution flew for a spin involving L.B. Skaggs and Tyler Scofield on lap 25.
One lap after the ensuing restart, a five-car pileup in turn three took out Dylan Bigley Dennis Coletti, Doc McKinney and Daryl Shelnut, who was taken to a local hospital with an apparent arm injury. Scofield and Dutilly staged a side-by-side battle for the lead for the next several laps, with Dutilly finally inching ahead for the top spot at the end of lap 30. Dutilly pulled out to a full straightaway-length lead over Scofield before the yellow flew again for Michael Atwell's spin in turn three on lap 67.
On the ensuing restart, T.J. Duke and Chris Fontaine got together in turn four, collecting several cars in the process. During the caution period, Fontaine and Duke engaged in a "shoving" match with their race cars on the main straightaway. Duke eventually slammed into Fontaine's car just past the flag stand, resulting in serious damage to both cars. Both drivers were disqualified as a result. Dutilly got the jump on the final restart and easily pulled away for the win. Jeff Scofield, Billy Bigley, Joe Boyd and Tyler Scofield rounded out the top five.
In other action Saturday night, Jordan Miller won his second straight Rookie 4 feature; Brian Scherrer won the Southeast Champ Kart feature; Randy Johnson won his second consecutive Mini Stock feature; Jeff Firestine won the Modified Mini main event; Richard Nelson won the Sun Belt Rentals of Fort Myers Street Stock feature; and Duane Best swept both 25-lap features for the LKQ Pick Your Parts Pure Stocks.

A special Thank you to our featured drivers for saturday night. #32 Dean Butrum and #93 Jeff Firestine both from the modified mini class. They gave each child an autographed picture, some candy, and Dean Butrum let each child autograph the front of his car. Great drivers we have at Desoto Speedway. Thank you

Super Late Models 75             

1. 30 Jesse Dutilly Bradenton
2. 6 Jeff Scofield Plant City
3. 28 Billy Bigley Jr. Naples
4. 5 Joe Boyd Riverview
5. 07 Tyler Scofield Plant City
6. 42 Eric Borges Naples
7. 05 Harold Grooms Lakeland
8. 10 George Gorham Auburndale
9. 51 Michael Atwell Naples
10. 128 Dylan Bigley Naples
11. 112 Steve Weaver Plantation
12. 63 Doc McKinney Fort Pierce
13. 4 Dennis Coletti Bradenton
14. 64 Daryl Shelnut Lake City
15. 71 L.B. Skaggs N.Ft. Myers
16. 57 Joe Winchell Dade City
17. 93 Joe Gentry Port Charlotte
18. 47 Chris Fontaine Lakeland D.Q.
19. 28d T.J. Duke S.W. Ranches D.Q.

Street Stocks

1. 80 Richard Nelson Port Charlotte
2. 11 Billy Carlbert Palmetto
3. 77 James Dellea III Port Charlotte
4. 91 Ander Jackson Punta Gorda
5. 98 Codey Benoit Buckingham
6. 6 James Nanny Bradenton
7. 93 Jeff Firestine Venice D.N.S.
8. 51 William Rohrer Myakka D.Q.

Pure Stocks (make up race)

1. 3 Duane Best Parrish
2. 67 Jimmie Best Sarasota
3. 46 Dennis Wilson Bradenton
4. 97 Chris Scott Nokomis
5. 98 Cody Allen Lehigh
6. 1 Johnny Allen Lehigh
7. 8 Shane Leonard Cape Coral
8. 80x Chad Cummings Palmetto
9. 11 Billy Carlbert Palmetto
10. 2 Lonnie Rutherford N. Ft. Myers
11. 26 Brian Hillyer North Port
12. 22 Randy Spicer New Port Richey
13. 63 Kyle Best Parrish
14. 94 Rodney Tower Ruskin

Pure Stocks

1. 3 Duane Best Parrish
2. 8 Shane Leonard Cape Coral
3. 46 Dennis Wilson Bradenton
4. 11 Billy Carlbert Palmetto
5. 1 Johnny Allen Lehigh
6. 2 Lonnie Retherford N.Ft. Myers
7. 97 Chris Scott Nokomis
8. 22 Randy Spicer New Port Richey
9. 26 Brian Hillyer Noerth Port
10. 98 Cody Allen Lehigh
11. 80x Chad Cummings Palmetto
12. 63 Kyle Best Parrish
13. 67 Jimmie Best Sarasota
14. 94 Rodney Tower Ruskin

Modified Minis

1. 93 Jeff Firestine Venice
2. 68 Logan Allen Lehigh
3. 45 Mike Kerrivan Myakka
4. 9 Ashton Hunt Auburndale
5. 32 Dean Butrum Venice
6. 99 Dakota Hunt Auburndale
7. 17 Jimmy Wood Bradenton

Mini Stocks

1. 73 Randy Johnson Bradenton
2. 05 Ronnie Robinson Bradenton
3. 91 Jessica Ostrovskis St. Pete
4. 99 Johnny Marra Port Charlotte
5. 3 Sherry Best Myakka
6. 1 Justine Carlbert Palmetto
7. 11 Justin Amspaugh Bradenton

Rookie 4's

1. 15 Jorden Miller Bradenton
2. 1 Dodge Carlbert Palmetto
3. 68 Jesse Hidenthal
4. 11 Dustin Wilson Bradenton
5. 7 Kristen Milthaler North Port
6. 67 Jimmy Best Sarasota

South East Champ Karts

1. 57 Brian Sherrer
2. 11Shad Dokkin
3. 10 J.D. Corden
4. 7 Dustin Chrisholm
5. 8 Doug Schmidt
6. 66 David Harp
7. 63 Ed Brillhante
8. 13 Chris Ssmith
9. 81 A.J. Isbister
10. 3. Jerrett Cornell
11. 77 Phil Harp
12. 78 Jason McGonnell

(Message edited by Florida_Cracker On 08/11/2014 12:38 PM)
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