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Racing tonight at Sunshine Speedway

What: Short-track stock car racing featuring Late Model, Sportsman, Open Wheel Modified, Mini Stock, Street Stock, Street Stock Figure 8, Oval Drag, Ladies Enduro, and Fan Participation cars.

When: Racing starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 5.

Where: Sunshine Speedway, 4550 Ulmerton Road (State Road 688).

Admission: $8 adults, $4 children 6-12, children under 6 free, pits $15, parking free.

Notes: In Late Models, No. 69 Donny Stanford, a rookie to the class after winning the Sportsman championship last year, has taken a dominant position in the point standings, leading his closest competitor, No. 18 Mike Henderson, 510-342. Back in action and likely to give Stanford a run for his money is No. 12 Larry Moyer. No. 14 Tom Chambers and No. 8 Billy Bechtelheimer, who won last week's feature, also should challenge. Sam Coghill, No. 22, continues to hold the points lead in Sportsman, but Rick Marquis appears to be faster at the moment and is only 30 points behind. In Open Wheel Modifieds, only 41 points separate leader David "Buggy" Pletcher from fourth-place Joe Federico. In Mini Stocks, No. 61 Richard Kelley Jr. has taken the points lead from No. 33 Chico Alberto, while No. 97 Doug Hopper is only six points behind Alberto. In Street Stocks, No. 9 Rob Partelo leads but No. 20 Steve O'Lone is only 12 points back and No. 85 Mike Gamache is only 13 behind. In Oval Drags, Frank Hill has a solid lead but only 14 points separate second-place Doug Rotenberg and third-place Jim Armstrong.

_ BOB BOYLE

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