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Eric Sharrone, left, celebrates his School Bus Figure 8 win with Dustin Aaron, right, Saturday night at Citrus County Speedway in Inverness. Sharrone also claimed the Ford Outlaw Figure 8 race that evening.

INVERNESS — Citrus County Speedway’s Night of Carnage fell nothing short of its billing Saturday night as over 130 competitors battled for their share of nearly $6,000 in top prizes shared throughout seven divisions.

The Grocery Getter Enduro saw 67 competitors drive their way in and around traffic, broken and wrecked race cars, and debris fields throughout the race course before the 60-lap completion. In the end it was William Hindman with the trophy and $1,000 prize.

Hindman finished just a half-second ahead of Zachary Curtis in the closest race of the night. They were the only cars to complete all 60 laps by the checkered flag. Casey Caudill, who followed the pair to the finish three laps down, was third.

Rounding out the top 10, in respective order, included speedway hot shoe Thomas Peet, Daniel Bromley, Robert Anthony, Matt Thornton, Gerald Shumway, Super Late Model driver Keith Zavrel and Andrew Fleming.

Jesse Veltman looked to be the driver to beat in the Ford Outlaw Figure 8 as lap after lap he was able to hold off an aggressive Thomas Peet for the lead. Peet pressured Veltman most of the 20-lap race before being ousted by slower traffic. Eric Sharrone watched the battle in front of him and, with two laps to go, saw the mayhem Peet was involved in and was able to power his way around Veltman for the lead.

Sharrone led the last two laps to take the win ahead of Veltman, who outmaneuvered a three-car race for second ahead of Joey Catarelli and Neil Herne. Peet rebounded from his late-race altercation for a top five finish.

Destruction in the intersection settled the fate of two of the top three running buses in the closing laps of the School Bus Figure 8. Preston Davis was leading the way through the course when he met with Michael Davy in the intersection. The mayhem left both drivers out of the race and handed the lead to early race leader Sharrone, who drove off to win the event three laps later. Manny Carrera picked up second, Travis Nichols third and Nickolas Carroll fourth. The four were the only drivers to finish the race. Davis was listed fifth on the official finish.

Wes Railing Jr. drove to a one-lap advantage over a 10-car Boat Trailer Race field to win the 20-lap event. Fans determined the course the drivers would maneuver around just before the race was set to begin.

It did not take long for Railing to adjust to the chicane race with Neil Herne in tow. In the end, Railing would be victorious. Herne followed suit, but was disqualified in the mandatory post-race technical inspection that found the boat he was hauling was too short at the end of 20 laps. Robert Anthony inherited the second spot with Stephanie Mathis third, Kyle Devary fourth, Lonnie Byasse fifth.

Jeff Cuddy outlasted eight cars for the Demolition Derby win. Daniel Valencia gave him a run for his money but fell short when he lost power after Cuddy’s final blow. Ralph Murchie was third.

The Flag Pole Race saw 20 drivers make their way through six turns that included circling the flag pole on the backstretch side of the track. Three drivers completed all 20 laps with Gerald Shumway leading the way to the finish for the win. Tony Williams and Rudy Drobach followed Shumway to the stripe respectively. Stephanie Mathis finished fourth, Robert Smith fifth.

Phillip Joyner Jr., with chained car in tow, drove his way to the Chain Car Race win. Charles Herne followed one lap down in second, Charles King third, James William fourth and Jessica Railing fifth.

The action returns to Citrus County Speedway Saturday, July 11 with a full race card that includes the $1,600 to WIN Super Late Model 50, Pure Stock 25, Anything Automotive Mini Stock 25, Outlaw Street Stock 25, and Ford Outlaws 25.

Citrus County Speedway

Official results

Saturday, June 27

Demolition Derby

1. XL Jeff Cuddy

2. 69 Daniel Valencia

3. 81 Ralph Merchie

4. 85 Eric Sharrone

5. 32 Michael Autenrieth

6. 83 Charles Herne

7. 08 Jacob Simons

8. 1 David Koontz

DIVISION STATS: 8 cars.

Chain Car Race

1. 50 Phillip Joyner Jr.

2. 83 Charles Herne

3. 45 Charles King

4. 97 James Williams

5. 151 Jessica Railing

6. 98 Justin Sakai

7. 51 Robert Anthony

8. 59 Travis Schaub

9. 18 Jason Junior

DIVISION STATS: 9 cars. 20 laps. Margin of Victory 1 lap. Avg. Speed: 42.249 mph. Best Lap by: 50 Phillip Joyner Jr., 20.248 sec., 44.449 mph, Lap No. 4

Ford Outlaw Figure 8

1. 59 Eric Sharrone

2. 551 Jesse Veltman

3. 19 Joey Catarelli

4. 13 Neil Herne

5. 6 Thomas Peet

6. 69 Wesley Rounds

7. 555 Franke Manese

8. AK47 Casey Rounds

9. 32 Noah Souza

10. 69A Clayton Andrews

11. 32 Michael Autenrieth

12. 34 Jay Feightner

13. 01 Joey Henley

14. 15s Shawn Senokossoff

DIVISION STATS: 14 cars. 20 laps.

Flag Pole

1. 90 Gerald Shumway

2. 3 Tony Williams

3. 3D Ruby Drobach

4. 29 Staphanie Mathis

5. 96 Robert Smith

6. 45 Charles King

7. 47x Keith Zavrel

8. 89 David Simmons

9. 15 Rice Stansbury

10. 2 Christopher Capagli

11. 19 Joe-Joe Turner

12. 26 Zachary Robinson

13. 19r Ricky Shahid

14. 1 David Koontz

15. 0 Lonnie Byassee

16. 88 Jason Simons

17. 55 Derek Nelson

18. 48 Michael Guarneri

19. 131 Joseph Rogers

20. 48 Dora Thorne

DIVISION STATS: 20 cars. 20 laps. Margin of Victory: 20.020 sec. Avg. Speed: 26.150 mph. Best Lap by: 90 Gerald Shumway, 31.267 sec., 28.784 mph, Lap No. 16.

School Bus Figure 8

1. 11 Eric Sharrone

2. 62 Manny Carrera

3. 2 Travis Nichols

4. 13C Nickolas Carroll

5. 89x Preston Davis

6. 6x Michael Davy

7. 17 Dalton Szabo

8. 369 Joey Henley

DIVISION STATS: 8 school buses.

Boat Trailer Race

1. 51 Wes Railing Jr.

2. 51 Robert Anthony

3. 29 Stephanie Mathis

4. 252 Kyle Devary

5. 41 Lonnie Byassee

6. 50 Phillip Joyner Jr.

7. 45 Charles King

8. 3 Tony Williams

DIVISION STATS: 10 cars. 20 laps. Margin of Victory: 1 lap. Avg. Speed: 37.278 mph. Best Lap by: 51 Wes Railing Jr., 22.515 sec., 39.973 mph, lap No. 4. DISQUALIFICATIONS: 13 Neil Herne, boat too short, during the post-race technical inspection; 83 Charles Herne, created unsafe track conditions when he exited his disabled car while the race was underway, disqualified during race.

Enduro

1. William Hindman

2. 63 Zachary Curtis

3. 33 Casey Caudill

4. 85 Thomas Peet

5. 77B Daniel Bromley

6. 51 Robert Anthony

7. 00 Matt Thornton

8. 90 Gerald Shumway

9. 47x Keith Zavrel

10. 413 Andrew Fleming

11. 19 Joe-Joe Turner

12. 188 Jameen Shahid

13. 4 Mike Ledford

14. 14 Michael Meeks

15. 37 Darryl Selvage

16. 19r Ricky Shahid

17. 22 Colton Bramlett

18. 13 Neil Herne

19. 83 Charles Herne

20. 3 Bruce Bennett

21. 01 Robert Lockhart

22. 86 Phillip Joyner Jr.

23. 99T Robert Tyler

24. 44 Kelly Caudill

25. 48 Michael Guarneri

26. 98 Matthew Brower

27. 27 Kyle Kruse

28. 32 Michael Autenrieth

29. 169 Joseph Warner

30. 18J Michael Wortsmith

31. 1 David Koontz

32. 24 Chris Harvey

33. 10 Joe Hamilton

34. 45 Scott Werstein

35. 3D Ruby Drobach

36. 24 Chris Thornton

37. 88 Richard Henick

38. 555 Wes Stanton

39. 1 Kevin Garner

40. 6D9 Daniel Epler

41. 31 Rich Shahid

42. 189 David Simons

43. 4d Justin Drobach

44. 32 James Erb

45. 127 Allen McClelland III

46. 15 Rice Stansbury

47. 96 Matthew Evatt

48. 88 Jason Silons

49. 97 James Williams

50. 55 Derek Nelson

51. 6 Tony Bromley

52. 48 Dora Thorne

53. 45 Charles King

54. 180 Steven Chiavini

55. 2 Christopher Capagi

56. 5 Jonathan Gomez

57. 6T9 Michael Nannfeldt Jr.

58. 13s Eric Sharrone

59. 60x Wayne Heater

60. 15S Shawn Senokossoff

61. 75 Kenny May

62. 26 Zachary Robinson

63. 444 Frank Manese

64. 40r Raymond Rogers

65. 29x Glenn Fleming

66. 96 Robert Smith

67. 1 Fred Henick

DIVISION STATS: 67 cars. 60 laps. Margin of Victory: 0.597 sec. Avg. Speed: 27.400 mph. Best Lap by: 63 Zachary Curtis, 17.369 sec., 51.816 mph, Lap No. 1.

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