Nationally Syndicated Radio host Bubba the Love Sponge® Clem buys Ocala Speedway

April 15th, 2011 by Staff


OCALA, Fla. – Bubba and his group of investors closed yesterday on the famed Ocala Speedway Wednesday April 13th 2011. Ocala Speedway is the oldest track in Florida, the famed Dirt oval first opened in 1952 as a clay/dirt track, functioned as dirt for 45 years, turned to asphalt for 10 years then back to its modern day surface clay in 2008. Ocala Speedway has hosted and continues to host some of the best dirt racing in American along with other speciality events, such as a special Monster Truck show this weekend with the Famed Grave Digger.

Racing sanctioning bodies such as USAC, WOO, ASCS and UDLMS also have visited and will continue to visit the famed dirt oval located within 2.5 hours of almost anywhere in the state of Florida. Bubba with his Nation wide radio reach, and relationships he has established within the racing community will market/promote the track quite aggressively.

“I obviously bought this place as a investment, but also want to give back to the racers. I myself have raced here and other tracks in Florida and outside of Florida for over ten years, and for the most part track owners are greedy scum-bags. They want to make a great living at the expense of the racers. Very few track owners want to give back, well those days are over at my track. Most tracks here in this area and even outside of Florida dont even offer very attractive end of the year point funds, that will change as well. And while we are changing things, I am announcing now the new name of the track will be Bubba Raceway Park. So if your a track owner be mad or change your ways, if your a racer, come to my track and have fun, be treated fair, and get paid square.” Bubba said.

After this weekends Monster Truck show, we will be closing down till Friday May 13th we then will be having a Re-Grand opening 5000 to win late model race Named the first annual Bubba Army Open.

Look for our new website Bubbaracewaypark.com to be up by early next week for details about Friday May 13th race. Also info regarding the new revised 2011 schedule and the 32,000 dollar end of the year points fund which will start the night of May 13th.

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29 Responses

  1. Venessa

    I was reading along with bubba.great stuff! Congrads an best of luck!!

  2. tammy trotter

    That is so awesome Bubba! We just moed to Ocala the 20th of March and are just finally settled in so we now have time to do things. Looking forward to the new race track as it’s been over 15 years since i’ve been to the races.What radio station are you on up here? We can’t get you in since we moved from Punta Gorda.

  3. MIchael Bontrager

    Good Job….Bubba I will be coming fromIllinois to race In your opener….

  4. Craig Stern

    This is the best news Florida Racing has seen in years. Bubba we are here for anything you need. You are going to bring so many racers back to the track that have parked racecars due to getting screwed at tracks. Most racers already know that racing will cost them money but being paid fair to cover some expenses is all they are looking for. Mike Peters and I were Bs’ing lastnight talking about this being the best thing Florida Has Seen! Way To Go!!!!!!!!

  5. BIG DADDY DAVE

    GREAT TO HEAR THAT YOU CLOSED THE DEAL BUBBA.MISS THE HELL OUT OF YOU GUYS ON SIRIUS,AT LEAST YOUR KEEPING IT REAL.GOOD LUCK ON YOUR NEW VENTURE……………………..

  6. YATES MOTORSPORTS

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS FOR ALL RACERS BUBBA WILL BE A GREAT OWNER I JUST HOPE YOU WORK OUT SOME NEW RULES SO CAR FROM ALL THE TRACKS CAN RACE AT YOURS I HAVE 6 RACE CARS IN OUR SHOP 2 OPEN WHEEL AND 4 MINI STOCK BUT WE HAVE BEEN TRING TO GET OCALA SPEEDWAY TO MEET US IN THE MIDDLE ON THE RULES FOR MINI STOCKS I KNOW OF 7 CAR FROM EAST BAY THAT WOULD COME RACE WITH YOU I HAVE HAD RACE CARS FOR 15 YEARS AND LOVE

  7. Gopher

    BUBBA, I HOPE YOU KEEP YOUR WORD AN MAKE THAT THE BEST PLACE IN FLORIDA TO RACE,US DRIVER’S NEED SOME ONE TO TAKE CARE OF US SO INTURN WE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU, GOOD LUCK WITH THE TRACK…………………..

  8. Steve Francis

    Great news Bubba! Congratualtions! You should strap whoever wrote the copy above to the torture rack and beat them, because they failed their English courses in elementary school…

  9. HARDRIDER

    SURE HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALSO CONSIDER CHANGING THE RACEDAY FROM FRIDAYS TO SATURDAYS….ITS ALONG RIDE TO GET THERE FROM TAMPA ON A FRIDAY WHEN YOU CAN’T GET OUT OF WORK….

  10. Rick Yohe

    Hey Bubba congratulations for your new business venture, like all you do it will be a great success.

  11. craig

    FILL THAT PLACE BUBBA!!!! 410 GROUND POUNDING ALCHOL BURNING WINGED SPRINTS. FLORIDAS ELDORA SPEEDWAY

  12. Jesse Teed

    Hey Bubba glad to hear it. Please check out the Florida Mini Sprint Association for Races in the Future. We will help you in any way we can.

  13. Armando (ShadowScoobySTi)

    Congrats on the purchase Bubba! Best of luck with it, and I cannot wait to drive up there and watch some kick ass local racing!

  14. Richard

    glad to hear somebody cares about the racers and the fans I second the thought of opening on saturdays JUST can’t make friday nights any way good luck.I’m a local boy and look foward to visiting the track again.

  15. fte bob

    what a great reason to go to Florida. I love the Bubba Army!

  16. mod4

    Bubba, congrats.
    I raced with you a few times in the FSCA days, at Volusia.
    You’re going to hold massive power over the careers of the drivers at your track : with your national exposure you will literally be able to make or break some drivers future in racing. Overall you will help dirt track racing in Florida, which it badly needs. Best of luck.

    PS – I hope one of your first choices as Owner is to ban that dickhead Gene Lasker from the property. Just sayin’.

  17. Ron

    thats cool and thats you all day long ocala is lucky man I know you will make it work bubba good luck from a FTE in largo

  18. Charles Klein

    I have lived in ocala for years, and the track wasnt the greatest. With Bubba taking this track will bring the fun back to the track, and hopefully ocala will have something to look forward to other then horses

  19. MARK

    WTG BUBBA!

  20. sausage

    Bubba, this is great news. I just moved to crystal river from ft myers. I’ll definetly come check out your track

  21. Steve

    wow wow wow

  22. Highway FTE

    Bubba good luck. Wish you nothing but success. Miss you on satellite. Love you in a nonfgty way.

  23. Highway FTE

    Greatly missed…I work 14hrs a day it’s not the same without you and your guys.

  24. jimmy smith race tires

    alright bubba lets talk! what we going to do for tire rules? jimmy smith race tires

  25. president

    i will be making the treck from west palm beach, mabe you can do some flattrack racing for quads (4 wheeler) racing. or get into some tt racing. good luck and break a leg.

  26. SKM Motorsports

    Great job Bubba. I remember you when I DJ’d at the Frat House in Orlando. I am now a racer here in Ocala, racing lightning sprints. Maybe you can give us a slot at your track to race.

  27. Phil

    GUESS WHAT?????…..Just so you know, Alot of fans and racers are already upset with BUBBA. Its nice to hear that youre going to look out for the racers. But….I doubt that, that statent includes totally shutting down and getting rid of an entire class of racers. (Hobby Stock).
    It would’ve been understandable if heads up was givin, as you close the end of the season. But to just throw to the Way-Side, those racers in Mid season who’ve worked hard and built up points that cant be carried over to another track. There’s also many drivers from the other classes that are friends & family that arent happy about it and talking about going elsewhere. Bubba….please, is there anything that can be done?

  28. deanna

    I think it is great that you want to give back to the people!!! BUT taking Hobby Stock AWAY from those who have worked hard to get there ISNT A GOOD START!!!!!

  29. Lara

    Are there pics from event?

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