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Zephyrhills driver adds to lead at speedway

Wayne Reutimann of Zephyrhills extended his lead in the late-models points race at Citrus County Speedway Saturday, winning for the fourth time this season. Defending points champion Dave Scarborough of Brooksville did not race. His Camaro was totaled in the May 25 event, and work was still being done on Scarborough's new Lumnia during Saturday's heats and feature race.

Herb Hoeffler of Hernando led for the first 15 laps, but Reutimann used caution flags in the fifth and 13th laps to close in. Hoeffler held on for second place, ahead of Inverness' Jeff Williams.

Buddy Kessler of Brooksville saw his win streak end at six in the Sportsman's class Saturday night. Mechanical problems prevented Kessler from finishing the race, leaving the door open for Fred Tuski Jr. of Crystal River.

Robbie Yoakum won easily in the 20-lap mini-stocks race. Hernando's Lenny Brown nipped Bob Coffey, visiting from Indiana, for second place.

In pure-stocks competition, Mark Rozek of Inverness fought for early position in what turned out to be a 20-lap logjam. James Johnston of Brooksville and Herb Neumann Sr. of Inverness took second and third, respectively.

Robert Aaron of Brooksville capped off the night with a 15-lap figure-eight win.

Trail volunteers: Volunteers interested in assisting with development of the southern end of the Rails to Trails of the Withlacoochee are being sought.

The 47-mile trail, created from an abandoned CSX railroad, runs from Trilby in the south to Dunnellon on the north, passing through Pasco, Hernando and Citrus counties.

The trail, which is the state's longest, will offer recreational opportunities to joggers, hikers, bicyclists and horseback riders.

Volunteers are needed to assist with development of the Withlacoochee State Trail, including cleaning and clearing sections of the trail.

A new volunteer organization, organized though the Department of Natural Resources' Division of Recreation and Parks, is to meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Teen Hall on Fort Dade Avenue in Brooksville. General meetings also are conducted every third Thursday in Inverness.

For more information, call (904) 799-3007.

Hernando Heat girls: The First Hernando Youth Soccer Club's Hernando Heat competitive program is organizing an under-age-16 girls team.

The team will play other under-16 teams throughout the Tampa Bay area.

For more information, call John Bifulco at (904) 686-6545.

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