KARNAC.com - Your Online Racing Community Since 1997 Florida Stock Car Racing
Where the weather is a little hotter
and the racing is a lot faster.....All Year Round!

Your Online Racing Community Since 1998
Stock Car Racing all year round!



Front Page | Archive | Drivers| Tracks | History | Series | Events | Got News? | Message Board |
|Columns | MotorHeads | Classifieds | Links | Weather |Search | Letters | Audio | Photo Gallery

Race Results

 Charlotte County Speedway Hangover Enduro Results

 Eve of Destruction Results - Charlotte County Speedway

 USA Sprints 2004 Southern Thunder Tour Champion Andy Kelly

 Southern Sportsman Results at DeSoto Speedway

 Mike Hovis wins Brian Davidson Memorial 150 at Charlotte County Speedway

 Todd Anglani wins LLM at Hialeah Season Finale

 East Bay Features “POWDER-PUFF” Racing Return On A Cool December Night

 Dawayne Bryan wins AACS at Desoto Super Speedway

 Billy Mowery wins Corteco Gulfcoast Modified Race at Charlotte County

 East Bay Gets Visit from Craftsman Truck Rookie of the Year David Reutimann

 Auburndale Ends 2004 Season with a Busy Night

 Styer wins on final lap of LLM at Hialeah

 Martin Pierce tops LLM 100 Lapper at Desoto

 Roger Smathers tops 55 Car Enduro at New Smyrna

 Dwayne Dempsey Wins a Pair in Winter Spectacular III

 Snowball Derby Postponed until next Saturday

 Fontaine wins AACS at Desoto Super Speedway

 Three Wide Highlights CRASH-A-RAMA at SpeedWorld

 Rick Sirmans Wins 100 Lap Feature at New Smyrna

 Wayne Jefferson Big Winner at Desoto Super Speedway

 Spencer Taylor tops FASTKIDS at Auburndale

 Robbie McAuliffe wins 75 Lapper at Sunshine's Final Night

 Jeff Choquette tops 35 car field to win 39th Annual Governor's Cup

 Richie Henry takes 50 lap LLM Feature at Hialeah

 Jeff Choquette Wins Governor's Cup, Rick Sirmans takes FMSC 100

 Six Classes Crown Six 2004 Champions At East Bay Raceway Park

 Pamela Weaver big winner at Auburndale

 Ron Campbell tops 25 lap OWM at Sunshine

 Eric Black returns to Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway

Citrus County Speedway

Southern Short Track Stock Car Racing

Motorheads Directory of MotorSports

December 5, 2004
East Bay Gets Visit from Craftsman Truck Rookie of the Year David Reutimann
By Bill Green “From Behind The MIC!”

Tampa, FL (Dec. 4th,2004) The December racing at East Bay was greeted by cool temperatures and a newly designed Go-Kart track in the East Bay infield. It also saw Craftsman Truck Series “Rookie of The Year” David Reutimann sign in as crew chief for father Buzzie Reutimann’s Open Wheel Modified effort.

David was nice enough to visit with this announcer at intermission and related that working for Darrell Waltrip Motorsports has been a dream come true. “It was a great year, yet I would have liked to finish more races.”

Reutimann told the East Bay crowd. “The experience I’ve got at each of the tracks will hopefully make for a better 2005 season.” David signed autographs for the home track fans and thanked everyone for his family receiving such great support and kindness over the years.

Buzzie Reutimann joined the rest of the Gagle’s Auto Parts Open Wheeled Modified 18-car field for heat race action. After pulling pills, the veteran would start front row pole for Heat-2.

Heat-1 went to Bill Howard in a strong #48 machine, while Buzzie showed that he hadn’t lost a step, holding off a hard charging Jeff Mathews for the Heat-2 win. When the feature started, Buzzie took the #00 to the rear of the field for the green flag, with a possible rear-end problems.

David Schmauss would dominate the A-Main event, but Bill Howard would pull off a last lap pass on Schmauss to take the win and bring Jeff Mathews into second. David Schmauss settled for third, with Roger Crouse fourth and David Boerner came from 13th to fifth. I should also note that East Bay’s deaf driver Scotty Williams debut in the #4X OWM and finished a respectable tenth for his first outing.

The newly named Outlaw Fours saw a small field come to green. The only heat required for the first time all year saw Cecil Martin take the win. Feature time would be a classic Cecil Martin and Chad Rose battle, until they made contact entering turn-1 and went to the rear. Josh Peathingy would take the lead from that point and never look back until tech. That’s when the illegal tire was found and he was DQ’d. That gave the win to Martin who had charged back through the field with Rose in tow. Chad Rose settled for second behind the winning Martin. “Mr. Consistency” Rich Livernois finish third, Casey Murphy went fourth and Joie Preece was a lap down, but still fifth.

Street Stocks enjoyed their night to shine with Steve Burch taking Heat-1 and Michael Cherry winning Heat-2. Feature event action would start quickly as Cherry held the point through lap-3 when red flew for a wicked hit between Roger Favier and Bobby Miller. Miller walked away, while Favier was help out of the car and onto a stretcher under his own power by the AMR Safety crew. When racing resumed Cherry held off the returning Cam Canova until lap-9. That’s when the #71 of Jamie Craft would loose control of her car in turn-2 and collected the leader Cherry in the process. Ending his run for a feature win. Canova inherited the lead and held off Steve Burch for the win on the track, but lost the race in tech. An illegal intake the call from tech, giving Burch the win. Danny Paris gets credit for second , with Steven Johnson third and Mike Wilson fourth. Fifth wound up with Joe Mathews coming from 13th starting spot.

Next week it’s FEATURES ONLY at East Bay Raceway Park, with 5-laps added to each classes regular A-Main length. In action will be: Limited Sprints, Street Stocks, Late Models, Open Wheel Modifieds, Outlaw Fours and Limited Late Models. Plus, a Special POWER PUFF ladies only race will be added, for aspiring female racers. They’ll have to use a Street Stock or Limited Late Model car, but can not have ever raced competitively.

And don’t forget the“Run What Ya Brung” event on December 18th that will include Santa’s arrival by helicopter, with present for all the junior race fans. Fans will also see the 4-Cyl Demo Derby and 4-Cyl Roll Over Derby in the same Dec. 18th program.

We’ll see You At The RACES!

Have an opinion on this story? Post a message on our Message Board!
news@karnac.org or send a letter to the editor!


Pit Stop
 FMCRA Race School Graduates ready for 2005 Mini Cup season Opener

 Schedule for January 8th at New Smyrna Speedway

 New Smyrna Speedway returns to racing action Jan. 8 with Riverfest 300

 Reminder for all Sunbelt - Super Late Model Drivers about SpeedFest

 Entries Are Coming In for USA International Speedway's 2005 SpeedFest

 Happy New Year from New Smyrna Speedway and Team FASCAR

 Pro Trucks and Quick Kids added to River Fest 300 at New Smyrna Speedway January 8th

 Team Cheetah Racing has Great 2004 Season


 Rick Bristol announces sale of his race team to driver R.J. Arnone

 Big Improvements being made at Orlando SpeedWorld, Entries pouring in for 2005 Winternationals

 Charlotte County Speedway Announces December 31 and January 2005 Events Schedule

 Volusia Speedway Park Announces 2005 Race Week Schedule

 USA will host 2005 Speedfest January 27, 28, and 29

 USA Sprints 2004 Southern Thunder Tour Champion Andy Kelly

 Greg Kielma Turns Over Driver Duties To Joey Barnes

 Florida Mini Cup and Santa Clause bring holiday cheer to Shriner's Hospital

 USA Sprints Return to Charlotte County Speedway

 Last Race Night Buffet a Success

 New Smyrna Speedway Ends 2004 with Full Program

 Citrus Closes 2004 with 2 Day Winter Spectacular

 Final 2004 Race Set for Saturday Afternoon at Orlando SpeedWorld

 East Bay Raceway Park Gears up for 2004 Finale and 2005 Winter Nationals

 Drivers have FINAL Chance to Practice at SpeedWorld this Wednesday

 Final Race Night Buffet will honor area track and series champions

 Bobby Orr returns to New Smyrna Speedway


 Greenwood Chevolet to Sponsor first ever FASCAR Pro Truck race this Saturday at Columbia


 FASCAR Pro Trucks debut this Saturday at Columbia Motorsports Park

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright© KARNAC.com 1997-2004 KARNAC.com is electronically published by Jack E. Smith. The KARNAC© name, logo and trademarks are owned by and used with the permission of Jack E. Smith. Reproduction or republishing in whole or part for inclusion in any work is strictly prohibited without prior written permission of the electronic publisher. Information may, however, be printed for the sole purpose of contacting our advertisers.