The three hottest drivers in mini sprints right now in the Florida region have similar stories to tell.
Quite interesting actually as they all have accomplished some great seasons with more "firsts" than just wins to their credit.
Robby Hoffmann of Lithia , florida a subcontractor by trade is just "tearing up" the mini sprint circuit in only his first year of racing them after graduating from the 270 micro sprints.
A outstanding feat and one not similated before as far as I know.
"the Ocala Rocket" robbie Smith a 19 year old that does most of his talking on the track is also in his first year in the traveling mini sprints after doing part time in 2013 at a small quarter mile dirt oval known as "The Bullring" now deciding to as his nickname implies "Rocket" to a handful of wins this season running the bigger 3/8's and 1/2 milers along with "The Bullring". With the help of his dad rob a meticulous mechanic who constantly does his homework along with his wife JEanne who could not be a prouder mom of his son's accomplishments.
This robbie also is a graduate from the micro sprint ranks and is not afraid to ride the high side to get the job done.
Sheldon kinser Jr. a 30 year veteran in Sprint car racing has been a consistant winner as of late and although racing for years it is the first year that we at Bendinrules have been car owners and Kinser spends an awful lot of time "Educating" my wife and I and his still new bride Angie on how these mini sprints work and much of the maintenace is thrown on him while also attempting to put the 2 JR. in victory lane.
A seasoned veteran who is constantly Analyzing his machine and the track for any changes to get a better "edge".
Even with this edge it's Still not a bad accomplishment for a first year team getting together.
The three teams have become pretty good friends and look forward to racing each other and get a few "bragging rights" over the others.
ROund two of the North Florida mini sprints will take off October 18th at the North florida Speedway in Lake city , Florida with a full racing card of Sportsman , Pure Stocks , Box Stocks and SSMS Midgets and at Least 16 Mini Sprints have showed interest in making round two of the North florida mini sprints a show worth putting on your calendar.
track promoters Liz and Phil gudagno hope to put a couple more shows together on nights when the mini sprints aren't scheduled elsewhere and offer a points deal and NFS track championship in some form for the mini sprints to help pay a few bills for the racers.
more than likely the top ten in points will be honored at the tracks banquet at season end with a trophy and Hoosier jacket to the 2014 Champ of these special three or four shows.
Details are still being worked out but October 18th is the next scheduled event at North florida Speedway.
12 Year old DANNY SAMS III IS TAKING A REAL LIKING TO NFS AFTER dEBUTING THERE TWO WEEKS AGO.
THings are about to get a whole more "Laid" back at the BENDINRULES / Disaster Motorsports Team as last Saturday night's cancellation at Bubba Raceway Park at 3:00 in the afternoon caused us to return to the Disaster Motorsports Complex catch a real nice dinner at a wonderful new restaurant in Inverness with a couple adult beverages and then return to the shop start a bonfire and relax for the night and talk a little about our future.
While my wife J.j. owns the 2JR. Mini Sprint our deal is for us to pay most the bills and Sheldon to put some incredible hours in to maintain the car.
However we are a team and any decisions are discussed between Sheldon , his wife Angie , J.j. and myself with a final agreement voted on.
Next season's Fan Appreciation tour will see this website talking a lot more about the 2015 Fan Racecar the 2JR.
We will talk about the 2JR.'s weekly results who won and how we performed with the car as well as stories and pictures about "Sheldon's Army" those who help support the team and become the sponsors of our racing through our dog tags.
Small businesses have come on board as part of this program and we will advertise on this website for them along with special discounts for "Sheldon's Army" fans and track savings for grandstand admission for our army on different nights when we run.
Through the season we will have hundreds of dollars of deals for our fans through the "Army fans" program and special involvement on our team for fans also.
With five A-Main wins already for this team thanks mostly to Kinser's expertise we are expecting more for 2015.
We will race a limited schedule in the FMSA and travel to a few USCS shows in 2015.
Points chasing is just too hard and not that much fun which is what we are looking for next season getting more involved with the folks in the stands.
Summer heat was a little tough on "The Geritol Gang" and come July / August of next year we will slow up our racing a little and enjoy life more then start up again in September.
We will support North Florida speedway in whatever their schedule is perhaps visiting up their on our off nights.
Liz and Phil Guadagno have been supportive of J.j. and myself since we started our website and
their love for racing is second to no one.
We will be with them for many years to come even after we retire from our regular jobs.
2015 is about having a lot of fun with our friends and with the fans.
Come on board and join us in victory lane next season.