Don O'Neal Wins Opening Night Of Late Models At East Bay
TAMPA, FL (February 4, 2008)-It was all Don O'Neal on the opening night of the 2008 DART Machinery East Bay Winternationals for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series as the veteran driver led all 30 laps to capture the $5,000 to win for his 12th career win at the Tampa facility. Behind O'Neal there was a fabulous finish for second as Dennis Erb, Jr. passed Matt Miller on the final lap to finish second. Miller was third followed by Justin Rattliff and Shannon Babb.
Completing the top ten were Tim Dohm, Billy Moyer, Tim McCreadie, Donnie Moran and Eddie Carrier, Jr.
Tim Dohm set fast time in the PRC Time Trials with a lap of 14.504 second among the 73 entrants on hand.
The heat race winners were Donnie Moran, Dave Tychniewicz, Justin Rattliff, Dennis Erb, Jr., Don O'Neal and Steve Francis. The B-Main victors were Jared Hawkins, Randy Korte and Eddie Carrier, Jr. The Strawberry Dash won by Clint Smith.
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series DART Machinery East Bay Winternationals Feature Finish: ( 30 Laps) Don O'Neal, Dennis Erb, Jr. Matt Miller, Justin Rattliff, Shannon Babb, Tim Dohm, Billy Moyer, Tim McCreadie, Donnie Moran, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Eric Jacobsen, Steve Francis, Clint Smith, Vic Coffey, Billy Drake, Dave Tyrchniewicz, Kevin Cole, Chuck Harper, Damon Eller, Mike Marlar, Randy Korte, Jared Hawkins, Terry English, Terry Casey, Scott James
Racing will continue on Tuesday Night, February 5th for the 2008 version of the DART Machinery East Bay Winternationals with a $5,000 to win show. The event will be broadcast live via the internet at www.racetalklive.com.