JANUARY 20, 2024 - - - The 2024 version of the ‘Sunshine Nationals’ came to a close earlier this evening at Volusia Speedway Park, as a $10,000 winner’s check was up for grabs in the Crate Racin’ USA Series division and a $3,000 first place prize in the 602 Late Model class. While Bubba Roling was unable to transfer into the 30-lap headliner for the 604 Late Models, he nearly picked up his first triumph of the young season behind the wheel of his 602 Late Model.
Bubba won his heat race and then led the first eighteen circuits of the 20-lap feature from the outside of the front row. Unfortunately, the Clay Hill, Florida native was passed on a late race restart and was forced to settle for a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Pierce McCarter.
JANUARY 19, 2024 - - - Night two of the ‘Sunshine Nationals’ took place tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and Bubba Roling pulled double duty in both the 604 and 602 Late Model divisions. In Crate Racin’ USA Series competition, Bubba clicked off the tenth quickest lap in Group A and later started from the inside of the third row in his $1,500 to win feature event. The Clay Hill, Florida ace was unfortunately caught up in a multi-car tangle during the contest, but was able to soldier on to salvage an eighth place performance.
Behind the wheel of his 602 Late Model, Bubba stopped the clock twelfth fastest in Group prior to rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $1,000 to win headliner. Bubba was then on a rail during the feature, as he blasted past eight competitors en route to an impressive fourth place showing behind only victor Nevin Gainey, Taylor Cole, and Chase Blackwell!
JANUARY 18, 2024 - - - Tonight’s season-opening show at Volusia Speedway Park was unfortunately washed out by persistent rain showers. Bubba Roling will now kick off his 2024 campaign on Friday night in round two of the ‘Sunshine Nationals,’ which will feature a $1,500 top prize up for grabs for the Crate Racin’ USA Series and a $1,000 payday on the line for the 602 Late Models.