Donovan Strauss won the Pro division race on Thursday at Citrus County Speedway, but not without having to fight for it. He was leading when the race’s first caution was displayed for a spin in turn three. On the restart, he was pushed into the corner by Landen Lewis which sent him into the wheels of Joel Smith. In reaction Garrett Gumm, Josh Speas, and Thomas Everson were involved in a wreck. Strauss kept his lead as Jensen Jorgensen followed him single-file into the corner on the restart, followed by Cameron Bolin, Landon Rapp, and Ethan Norfleet. Two restarts later, Strauss fell back to fifth on the restart. Ahead of him, Jorgensen bumped Norfleet and Norfleet got into Rapp. Bolin shot the inside and hit Rapp’s left-front sending both into the wall. Jorgensen came down on Strauss and spun while Norfleet got away. The following and final restart, Norfleet was able to maintain the lead but spun his tires. Strauss to the inside and Lewis looked to his outside by soon was trailing Strauss. Norfleet washed high in turn two and Strauss got to his inside in turn three. Strauss took the lead as Norfleet squeezed himself into second ahead of Lewis. Bumpers touched as Norfleet gave Strauss a nudge in turn three, but across the line it was Strauss by only a foot. Strauss now has three wins on the week.

The Round 4 Masters division race was once again won by Josh Mullins. He swiftly put car-lengths between him and his competitors on each green flag. Mullins has now swept all four Masters races in the 2023 Winter Nationals and will look for a fifth on Friday.

Ben Morabito shot ahead of Jayden Johnson early, but a quick caution for a spin in turn two bunched the field back together. This time, Johnson got the jump on Morabito who fell back to second. Johnson wouldn’t face a big challenge for the remainder of the race as the field behind him settled their positions out, and he claimed his fourth victory in the Outlaws division this week at Citrus County Speedway.

Wyatt Coffey held control for most of the Bandits race on Thursday with challenges from Lane Christensen and Colt Johnson. Several cautions kept the field close together. While battling for the top spot with four laps to go, Christensen and Coffey smashed door-to-door, sending Coffey around. Christensen was sent to the back under caution, handing control of the race to Johnson on the restart, he bobbled high in turn four, opening the door for Bryson Carlbert to take control. In turn three with three laps to go, Carlbert assumed control, but lost control in turn one with two laps to go after tapping a rumble strip on the inside and spun out. Johnson took the lead once again. The yellow and checkered flags came out, handing Colt Johnson his first win of the week.

Mason Lastra now has two wins in the Semi-Pro division after starting on pole in the Round 4 race on Thursday. Several cautions littered the race and was ultimately ended by a caution when Lucas Vera and Luke Yarbrough tangled.

Gage Gilby has won in Young Lion’s before, but never at Citrus County Speedway, until Thursday. He assumed the lead on Lap 4 from Max Reaves. He held firm control of the race through several restarts. Hard pressure from Reaves was received with 14 laps to go before another caution was thrown. On the restart, the gren an time flags were displayed. Reaves wasn’t able to challenge Gilby, because he was being passed by Keelan Harvick. Spins by London McKenzie and Beckham Malone ended the race early, securing the win for Gilby.

Brexton Busch led Harley Johnson for nearly the entire Beginner Bandolero race on Thursday. Johnson spend most of the race right in Busch’s tire tracks and on his bumper. As the pair were coming to the checkered flag, a slow car was in their way and Johnson dove to the inside, slid up and spun Busch. The caution flew and the race wasn’t over. With Johnson and Busch now at the back of the field, the leader was now Gerald White III. A one-lap shootout determined the results, with White holding on for his second win of the week, but first with his new number decals.

The Charger division was split into two races on Thursday. Karter Beattie won the B Main after leader Austin Harrison came down on second-place Olivia Murray on the frontstretch, sending to spinning and into the inside retaining wall. He was sent to the rear. Beattie was challenged briefly by Aiden King but soon pulled way.

Austin Bloodworth was once again in Charger victory lane but this time he had to earn it after being penalized for jumping the start. It is his fourth victory of the week.

Friday marks the fifth and final round of the 2023 Winter Nationals Citrus County Speedway. Coverage on has been bumped up to begin at 11 a.m. due to possible weather.


FEATURE 4 (25 Laps): 1. 51-Donovan Strauss[1]; 2. 56-Ethan Norfleet[8]; 3. 62-Landen Lewis[3]; 4. 77-Jason Alder[9]; 5. 1-Alex McCollum[10]; 6. 23-Tristan McKee[11]; 7. 32-Jensen Jorgensen[4]; 8. 8-Colin Stocker[14]; 9. 84-Xavier King[20]; 10. 28R-Landon Rapp[5]; 11. 88-Cameron Bolin[6]; 12. 45-Jacob Bradley[12]; 13. 24-Joel Smith[2]; 14. 46-Kaleb Bradley[15]; 15. 78-Colton Crocker[17]; 16. 72-Nick Woodall[16]; 17. 5-Garrett Gumm[7]; 18. 16-Josh Speas[13]; 19. 4NH-Thomas Everson[18]; 20. 57-Bryce Applegate[19]; 21. (DNS) 84B-Kyle Beattie; 22. (DNS) 22-Gianni Esposito; 23. (DNS) 00-Gavin Graham; 24. (DNS) B1-Brenton Irving; 25. (DNS) 2-Austin Thompson


FEATURE 4 (25 Laps): 1. 21M-Josh Mullins[1]; 2. 57-Kevin Foisy[6]; 3. 5M-Brandon Mckenzie[8]; 4. 93-Kevin Rollins[3]; 5. 19-John Robbins[7]; 6. 66-Daryl Mahar[5]; 7. 77B-Darrell Buckingham[10]; 8. 40-Brian Weimer[4]; 9. 5-Brandin Wrisley[12]; 10. 84-Lee Jordan[14]; 11. 08B-Spencer Bragg[15]; 12. 2-Jim Sylvester[16]; 13. 2V-Brad Vanhouton[11]; 14. 08-Steve Gareau[17]; 15. 87-Mike Mazzagatti[13]; 16. 31-Giles Martin[9]; 17. 19D-Donald McCormick[19]; 18. 10-Rob Alestock[21]; 19. 24-Ray Fitzgerald[18]; 20. 77-Robbie Woodall[2]; 21. 15-Scott Kinsman[20]; 22. (DNS) 2B-Chris Byerly; 23. (DNS) 57H-Scott Heintz; 24. (DNS) 9-Corey Crisafulli; 25. (DNS) 78-Andy James; 26. (DNS) H2O-Doug Stevens; 27. (DNS) 09-Michael Van Houten Jr


FEATURE 4 (25 Laps): 1. 17-Mason Lastra[1]; 2. 9C-Michael Crafton[6]; 3. 08-Carson Haislip[5]; 4. 01-Brody Gunter[21]; 5. 9-Jackson Reynolds[8]; 6. 31M-Sam Mazzo[19]; 7. 71-Nick Morabito[22]; 8. 66-Owen Mahar[12]; 9. 98-Sean McElearney[3]; 10. 60-Shawn English[16]; 11. 8-Trevor Wester[2]; 12. 22-Taylor Corum[17]; 13. 9W-Sterling Wrisley[23]; 14. 81-Karlin Ray[15]; 15. 51J-Josh Inglis[24]; 16. 64T-Tyler Ledbetter[13]; 17. 4-Preston Wrisley[20]; 18. 72-Luke Yarbrough[11]; 19. 64-Lucas Vera[18]; 20. 5X-Jesse Martinez[9]; 21. 0-Jerrod Holle[14]; 22. 77-Jadan Bowling[4]; 23. 9V-Chase VanHouten[7]; 24. 55-George Phillips[10]

B Feature 1 (12 Laps): 1. 01-Brody Gunter[1]; 2. 71-Nick Morabito[2]; 3. 9W-Sterling Wrisley[4]; 4. 51J-Josh Inglis[5]; 5. 84-Noah Healey[6]; 6. 96-John Palmer Pisle[8]; 7. 316-Adam Walker[7]; 8. 26-JT Poole[3]; 9. (DNS) 51-Leroy Kimball; 10. (DNS) 18-Chris Kuhn; 11. (DNS) 04-Cameron Murray


FEATURE 4 (25 Laps): 1. 25-Gage Gilby[3]; 2. 62-Keelan Harvick[7]; 3. 88-Max Reaves[1]; 4. 31-Darren Krantz Jr[9]; 5. 9-Garrett Erwin[5]; 6. 81-Hunter Jordan[8]; 7. 79-Neal Dulin[13]; 8. 95-London McKenzie[6]; 9. 36-Ty Fredrickson[11]; 10. 29-Cole Robie[10]; 11. 23-Beckham Malone[15]; 12. 18-Alex Meggs[12]; 13. 124-Jackson Denton[4]; 14. 10-Kevin Davis[14]; 15. 8-Cooper Gaul[2]; 16. 93-Aidan Walker[18]; 17. 12-Ayrton Brockhouse[17]; 18. 21-Nathan Lyons[16]; 19. (DNS) 24-Ayden Christensen


FEATURE 4 (20 Laps): 1. 8-Jayden Johnson[1]; 2. 2M-Killian McMann[8]; 3. 9-TJ Moon[9]; 4. 17-Ben Morabito[2]; 5. 88-Cohen Henze[5]; 6. 24-Ayden Christensen[3]; 7. 78-Atley Wiese[12]; 8. 24B-Bryson Brinkley[16]; 9. 33-Cullen O'Connor[15]; 10. 38-Emma Britt[4]; 11. 8E-Carter Erickson[7]; 12. 15-Alison Johnson[6]; 13. 68-Wyatt Dent[11]; 14. 000-Lincoln Johnson[13]; 15. 2-Lily Whynot[19]; 16. 97-Daniel Vandenburg[14]; 17. 35-Owen Zacharias[10]; 18. 21-Sarah Whitesell[17]; 19. 41-Mandi Lee[18]; 20. (DNS) 31-Darren Krantz Jr


FEATURE 4 (20 Laps): 1. 24-Colt Johnson[6]; 2. 38L-Billy Lee[4]; 3. 9S-Jack Smith[10]; 4. 37-Carson Cauble[5]; 5. 26-Laquan McCoy[12]; 6. 3-Levi Morrow[11]; 7. 87-Chloe Mazzagatti[14]; 8. 2-Wyatt Coffey[1]; 9. 14-Parker Davis[8]; 10. 46-Lane Christensen[2]; 11. 22-Bentley Thompson[3]; 12. 9-Carson Sherman[15]; 13. 11-Bryson Carlbert[7]; 14. 13-Luka Dib[16]; 15. 18-Matthew Laprade[9]; 16. 04J-James Monolo[13]; 17. 88-Grayson Ikard[17]


FEATURE 4 (15 Laps): 1. 24-Austin Bloodworth[1]; 2. 87-Anastasia Markovic[2]; 3. 1X-Cameron White[4]; 4. 23-Josh Lowe[7]; 5. 88-Phoenyx Kimball[11]; 6. 33-Clayton Bohanon[10]; 7. 99-Spencer Bradshaw[5]; 8. 97-Isaac Kitzmiller[6]; 9. 20-Evan McKnight[3]; 10. 88J-Joseph Viverito[8]; 11. 78-Gracie Crocker[9]; 12. (DNS) 9-Abi Johnson

B Feature 1 (15 Laps): 1. 7-Karter Beattie[4]; 2. 51K-Aiden King[2]; 3. 51-Raven Kimball[5]; 4. 25-Nate Morris[9]; 5. 4-Katelyn Hicks[6]; 6. 1-Austin Harrison[1]; 7. 75-Makenna Crocker[7]; 8. 13-Ayden Brockhouse[8]; 9. 06-Olivia Murray[3]; 10. 29-Kendall VanHouten[10]; 11. (DNS) 08-Noah Haislip; 12. (DNS) 57H-Gabe Heintz; 13. (DNS) 84-Brandon Montgomery


FEATURE 4 (20 Laps): 1. 38-Gerald White III[3]; 2. 80-Bryson Nichols[5]; 3. T2-Camden Truett[10]; 4. 54-Brexton Busch[1]; 5. 83-Hudson Ruff[12]; 6. 7-Harley Johnson[2]; 7. 75J-Allee Johnson[8]; 8. 18-Michael Mazzagatti[13]; 9. 16-Matt Hodges[4]; 10. 66-Evan Johnson[6]; 11. 75-Jay Hemenway[7]; 12. 5F-Christopher Flynn[9]; 13. 5-Corbin Cannon[11]; 14. (DNS) 8X-Addison Martinez; 15. (DNS) 9C-Roo Reaves

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