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 Mike Hovis wins Brian Davidson Memorial 150 at Charlotte County Speedway

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

 Dawayne Bryan wins AACS at Desoto Super Speedway

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 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

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 Eric Black returns to Victory Lane at New Smyrna Speedway

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December 12, 2004
East Bay Features “POWDER-PUFF” Racing Return On A Cool December Night
By Bill Green “From Behind The MIC!”

Tampa, FL (Dec. 11th, 2004) It is two weeks till Christmas and East Bay is still racing. The air is cool, but the horse powers up. The wind is blowing and the fans are bundled for warmth. Hot chocolate and coffee were the drink of the night. But, it was the action that would really heat things up on this cool winter's night.

Features only was the way the schedule read. That meant an extra 5-laps on the A-Main of each class. So with six classes scheduled, that came to 130 laps, plus the return of “Powder-Puff” race for the armature lady drivers for 10-laps of action. Every driver pulled a pill for starting position, so there would be plenty of time for the action to heat up after warm-up and hot laps.

The Gagle’s Auto Parts Open Wheel Modifieds started the racing action. Bill Howard would pull the best pill for the A-Main start on the pole and used that position to lead the first 12-laps, but on a restart for a broken rear-end on the #22 of Dale Kelly, Howard would make a mistake entering turn-1and stack up the field behind his spin. David Boerner would inherit the lead as Howard was sent to the back of the lead lap. “Prime-Time” Bobby Dixon was in his son Rusty Dixon’s 4-link chassis and would get the run on Boerner to take the win. Leaving Boerner second, David Schmauss would come from 9th to third, with Scotty Williams gaining Open Wheel experience in forth and Bill Howard making it back to fifth.

Second on tonight's program were the Able Body, INC Limited Late Models. As David Schmauss changed cars to lead the pack to green, William Hampton would get crossed up in turn-1 and stack the field up behind him. The restart would have Schmauss out front for the first few circuits till smoke ended his night. Forest Gough used the #41’s bad luck to take the outside run to the front. Bill Howard would also jump into his LLM and find his way to the front, taking the lead on lap-9 by making a bold move through lapped cars. Howard would survive a lap-14 restart after Daniel Woody collected the turn-3 wall, to visit Victory Lane. Second went to Tim Gay, third was Timmy Bronson, fourth would be J.R. Prather, Jr. and Forest Gough would get fifth. Special note, the #21 of David Brotman from West Palm Beach drove to East Bay to take a 7th place finish in his asphalt car.

Third in line for action would be the was ways exciting Street Stocks. On a Lap-3 restart, long time East Bay racer Cam Canova would barrel roll down the front stretch. Cam was OK, but the car will need the off season to recuperate. Still restarting on lap-3 Donnie Reed would try to hold off Mac Kersey in the “Phantom 309”, but not for long, as Kersey took the lead and never looked back. Second would go to Michael Cherry, third was Steven Johnson, Donnie Reed held on for forth and Joseph Jones came from 17th to fifth.

The fan favorite high-powered Late Models ran the longest race of the night at 30-laps. But, after a pole pill draw, nobody would challenge “The Catfish” Keith Nosbisch as he went green to checkered for the win. Second would go to Roger Crouse, third to Bobby Alexander, Jr., with Marshall Austin fourth and Jackie Nosbisch, Jr. fifth.

Newly named Outlaw Fours saw action on a smooth clean track. Jimmy Waldrop beat Cecil Martin to the line by two-feet for the win. Martin goes second, third to Josh Peacock, fourth was Chad Rose and “Mr. Consistency” Rich Livernois fifth. Due to a rules infraction by several cars running without roofs, the official finish will show Chad Rose as the winner, Livernois moves to second, Wallace Peacock third and Jim Murphy fourth. No fifth place finisher as only 7 cars started the feature.

Limited Sprints had young Susan George back in action for her second start ever in the class and she would improve to a 7th place finish, but exit the track early to so on speed for safety. The winner would be Travis Blimiester, with “Big” Tim George second, third went to Tyler Godwin, with Brian Maddox fourth and Bryan Eckley fifth.

The East Bay Powder Puff race would see 13 female drivers behind the wheel of Limited Late Models and Street Stocks. These wives, girlfriends, sisters and moms of East Bay racers would thrill the crowd with some wild racing action. Ten laps later it would be Donna Cropper in Victory Lane, with Valerie Boerner coming from 12th to second and Gail Kessinger finishing third. Fourth went to Amanda Paris in the “Phantom 309” and fifth would go to mild-mannered track office worker by day, but now known as Brenda “Lead Foot” Land under the race lights. The crowd enjoyed the ladies efforts and hopefully we'll see this become an annual end-of-year event.

Next week its the Final Night of regular racing at East Bay Raceway Park featuring the annual “Run-What-Ya-Brung” Championship, with the already exciting Demo Derby and Roll-Over Derby action on the program. Plus now add Street Stocks and Outlaw-Fours to the last night of racing, factor in the arrival of Santa Clause by helicopter and you've got a night not to be missed by junior race fans or their parents.

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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

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