Burrows, Sr. Closes out 2008 in East Bay Victory Lane
A full field of race cars were in the pits for the final show of the 2008 racing season at Eastbay Raceway park.
The Limited Late Model division wrapped up their season with a “white-knuckle” finish between the #11 machine of Bobby Johns, Tim Gay and William Pugh.
Johns had led the majority of the race, but gave way to #35 Tim Gay who eventually went on to finish the winner of the 15 lap feature event. William Pugh and Doug Watson finished 2nd and 3rd. Johns held on to finish 4th and Ricky Land crossed the finish line 5th.
The Gagel Open-Wheel Modifieds featured the “father-son” teams of local favorites Buzzie and David Reutimann and Jamie and Shawn Burrows for their A-Main feature.
The familiar #11b machine of Jamie Burrows started on the pole and held off the challenges of his son Shane and NASCAR star David Reutimann for his 1st win of the 2008 racing season. David Reutimann finished 2nd and Sefner, Fl driver Jeff Mathews finished 3rd in a tough field of competitors. Shane Burrows and Buzzie Reutimann rounded out the top 5.
The Motorstats.com Streets Stocks came down to a “green, white checkered” finish between Danny Hill, Gary Sheffield, Mathew Grissom and Randy Tyler. The #17 machine of Hill hung on for the win and the 2008 Street Stock Points Championship, barely edging out the #07 machine of Donnie Reed. #12 Gary Sheffield crossed the stripe in 2nd, Thomas Pratt 3rd, Pat Dent 4th and Steve O’Lone 5th.
ASA sanctioned racing resumes at Eastbay Raceway Park Thursday night, January 29th at 6:30pm as the 2009 Winternationals kick off at “the Clay by the Bay” with the ASCS 360 Sprints invading the historic 1/3 mile oval.
The Florida Mini-Sprints will also be on hand for the 3-day event. The following week will feature the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models with close to $50,000 on the line. 410 Sprints, Open-Wheel Modifieds and Crate Late-Models along with the Modified Lite’s will round out the month-long national event.
For more information, call the track office at 813-677-7223, or visit us on the web at www.eastbayracewaypark.com