Mathews Rumbles To BRP Checkers
OCALA, Fla. – The Scorpion Racing Products UMP DirtCar Modifieds headlined a five-division night at Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday.
Rich Pratt got the early jump in the UMP Modified feature, but Jeff Mathews got around him on lap three. Mathews gave it back on lap seven and Pratt pulled away before Jeff Bagent slowed and let Mathews take another shot at the No. 78.
Buzzie Reutimann spun on a restart but was able to rebound over the next 15 laps. Mathews cleared Pratt again on lap 13 and, after heat race winner Bryan Bernhardt cut a tire on his Mathews Motorsports No. 33L, Mathews cruised to a win in his old stomping ground and put on another heat-feature sweep.
Pratt finished bridesmaid again with Ronnie Soltis third in the GRT ahead of Bernhardt and Reutimann.
Devin Walker (hobby stocks), Jeff Stalnaker Jr. (thunder stocks), Stephen Frankland (gladiators) and Chase Cabre (Florida Mini Sprints) were also race winners.