Bubba The Love Sponge Buys Ocala Speedway
April 15, 2011 at 6:11 AM (PT)
COX MEDIA GROUP Classic Rock WHPT (102.5 THE POINT)/TAMPA and syndicated host BUBBA THE LOVE SPONGE CLEM and his group of investors have closed on the purchase of OCALA SPEEDWAY, a dirt track in OCALA, FL. The track is the oldest in FLORIDA, opening in 1952, converting to asphalt in 1998 and back to clay in 2008. BUBBA is adding the track to his portfolio of business ventures, including his seven uncensored BUBBA ARMY stations (two talk, five music) on the online streaming service RADIOIO.COM.
"I obviously bought this place as a investment, but also want to give back to the racers," said BUBBA. "I myself have raced here and other tracks in FLORIDA and outside of FLORIDA for over 10 years, and for the most part track owners are greedy scumbags. 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 don't 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 you're a track owner be mad or change your ways; if you're a racer, come to my track and have fun, be treated fair, and get paid square."
The track will close after this weekend's monster truck show, then reopen with a "Re-Grand Opening" on MAY 13th with a first annual "BUBBA Army Open."