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December 20, 2009
East Bay Rings Out 2009 With Six Features
12/19/09
By: Larry Jewett

The 2009 season came to a close at East Bay Raceway Park with six divisions giving the fans a full night of entertainment.

The action started with the Gagelís Open Wheel Modifieds. John Bradley scored the daily double with a win in his heat and a victory in the feature. Bradley took the lead from the beginning and made the field chase him to the flag. Shane Burrows, Roger Crouse, Jeff Mathews and Brian Hollifield rounded out the top five. Mathews was the track champion.

The Outlaw 4 points were still in contention as the class entered its final night of action. Point leader Stephen Hohlbaugh and Cecil Martin were winners. The heat win for Hohlbaugh cinched the title, but there was still a matter of the 15-lap feature. That main was captured by Brian Danforth, who scored his fifth feature of the year. Danforth took the lead from Dan Chambers, who finished second, ahead of Matt Haynes, Amanda Rogers and Michael Gulvin.

An exciting finish to the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Limited Late Model main as Tim Gay tried to run from the field, only to have the engine blow on the last lap. Gay was able to coast across before anyone could catch him, giving him his sixth feature win. John Bradleyís second place finish was enough to secure the championship. Alex Boerner, Forrest Gough and William Hampton finished up the top five. Bradley and Boerner were heat winners.

A thrilling late race pass by Bryan Bernhardt brought the fans to their feet in South Late Model racing. Mathews grabbed the lead from Doug Watson. While Mathews was trying to run from the field, Bernhardt was gaining and made the pass for the lead. Travis Varnadore rallied from deep in the field during the first few laps to take third with Philip Cobb and Jimmy Waldrop rounding out the first five. Track champion Mathews and Watson won heats.

Gene Lasker put his car where no one would go, taking the highest line to catch early race leader Rocky Sullivan. Entering turn three on lap nine, Lasker dropped to the bottom to put a slide job on Sullivan that would get him the lead and his sixth feature win. Lasker told the crowd that he would be running for the points championship next year. Sullivan held out for second with AJ Maddox moving into third. Paulie Milum finished fourth and clinched the 2009 track title. Rich Alexander crossed fifth. Milum and Alexander were heat winners.

The motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers had the honor of closing the show. Troy Dittebrand, Johnnie Alexander and point champion Jim Baker started off with heat wins. Dittebrand had the early lead in the feature, but no one was denying Robert Kissamís charge. The win gave Kissam six on the year and a top three finish in the points. Expectant father Baker came up with second, ahead of Alexander, Dittebrand, and George Handy.

The next on-track action at East Bay Raceway Park will be opening night of the 34th annual Winternationals. The Open Wheel Modifieds kick off the program, starting on January 26, 2010. For more information, call the track office at 813-677-7223 or visit us on the web at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.
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December 13, 2009
Skinner and Morfin Jr. Best at East Bay
12/12/09

By: Larry Jewett

Street Stocks, motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and Dirt Daubers joined with the NeSmith Dirt Late Models for a Saturday night of racing at East Bay Raceway Park.

Tim McCreadie prevailed in the fifth annual Crate Late Model World Championship by winning the 100-lapper. Complete details can be found at www.nesmithracing.com.

The East Bay Street Stocks closed off their year with a 23-car field in a 15-lap main. The event saw a horrific accident in the early stages when Gary Sheffield and Howard Osteen tangled in the backstretch with several cars piling in. One lost an entire rear axle assembly that catapaulted down the track and fire broke out as Osteen and Jarod Gay sat in their cars. The drivers were not hurt, thanks to the quick response of the rescue crews. Another multi-car pileup slowed the pace with a half dozen cars gathered in the fourth turn.

The division found itself running out of time and a green-white-checkered was put in, finishing the race at 13 laps. Buck Skinner notched his 11th win of the year, chased to the line by Thomas Pratt. Unofficial point champion Donnie Reed claimed third with Matthew Grissom and Sheffield in the top five. Pratt, Osteen and Sheffield claimed heats.

The motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers staged for a 125-lap main, bringing 19 cars out for action. Robert Kissam led most of the race, but it was a pass by Roberto Morfin Jr. in the late stages that put the young driver in Victory Lane for his fifth win of the year, tightening the point standings. Robert Kissam kept second with Wayne Kissam, Roberto Morfin Sr. and Kever Raulerson in the top five. Raymond Vann, point leader Jim Baker and Robert Kissam took heat wins.

A field of 10 Dirt Daubers ran the final event of the night with Scotty Williams and Jimmy Lloyd the class of the field.

ASA sanctioned racing resumes at East Bay Raceway Park Saturday, Dec. 19, 2009 at 6:30pm. This event will be the final race of the 2009 season. South Shore Auto Sales Late Models, East Bay Sprints, Q Auto & Injury Attorney Limited Late Models, Gagelís Auto Parts Open Wheel Modifieds, Outlaw 4s and motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers plus the Bargo Auto Sales/Tampa Paving Fan Participation race provide the entertainment. For more information, call the track office at 813-677-7223 or visit us on the web at www.eastbayracewaypark.com.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF THE 5TH ANNUAL NeSMITH CHEVROLET DLMS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK IN TAMPA, FL ON 12/11-12/09:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 12 102 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY 100 $10,000
2. 1 17ss Shan Smith Dade City, FL 100 $5,000
3. 4 1c Mike Pegher Jr. Wexford, PA 100 $3,000
4. 9 12 Steve Francis Ashland, KY 100 $2,000
5. 2 33 Jeff Matthews Dover, FL 100 $1,750
6. 15 8 Randy Korte Highland, IL 100 $1,500
7. 3 5 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN 100 $1,300
8. 16 59 Rodney Melvin Benton, IL 100 $1,200
9. 22 28 Chris McElhenney Lake, MS 100 $1,100
10. 8 11h Doug Horton Bruceton Mills, WV 100 $1,000
11. 7 77 David Gentry Lewisburg, TN 100 $800
12. 14 B69 Bryan Bernhardt Clearwater, FL 100 $700
13. 24 10 Matthew Turner Dawsonville, GA 100 $600
14. 13 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC 100 $500
15. 17 00 Wayne Reutimann Jr. Zephyrhills, FL 100 $450
16. 18 38c Chip Brindle Chatsworth, GA 100 $440
17. 23 92k Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL 97 $430
18. 26 41 Travis Varnadore Dover, FL 97 $420
19. 5 11 Stacy Roberts Sylvester, GA 84 $400
20. 19 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN 79 $400
21. 27 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN 78 $400
22. 6 33c Eric Cooley Fulton, MS 78 $400
23. 10 1 Rodney Wing Meridian, MS 45 $400
24. 25 58 Larry Boutwell Baker, FL 43 $400
25. 28 59m Jason McBride Carbondale, IL 39 $400
26. 21 68 Greg Satterlee Indiana, PA 25 $400
27. 11 00h Josh Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA 18 $400
28. 20 21 Josh Peacock Dover, FL 16 $400

ENTRIES: 60
FAST QUALIFIER: Smith, 15.946 Seconds
PROVISIONALS: Boutwell and Turner
CHAMPIONíS PROVISIONAL: Buckingham
TRACK PROVISIONAL: Varnadore
LEAD CHANGES: 1
LAP LEADERS: Smith, 1-20; McCreadie, 21-100
LAPS LED: McCreadie, 80; Smith, 20
CAUTIONS: 16
MARGIN OF VICTORY: .870 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 1 Hour, 31 Minutes, and 34.298 Seconds

GROUP QUALIFYING:
GROUP 1
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 17ss Shan Smith Dade City, FL TnT 15.946 16.140 15.946
2 444 Jensen Ford Piney Flats, TN TnT 16.087 16.931 16.087
3 77 David Gentry Lewisburg, TN DWB 16.619 16.208 16.208
4 50 Shanon Buckingham Morristown, TN Bloomquist 16.798 16.436 16.436
5 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC Barry Wright 16.772 16.749 16.749
6 116 Randy Weaver Crossville, TN Weaver NT NT NT
7 T16 Todd Morrow East Ridge, TN Mastersbilt NT NT NT
8 21p Josh Peacock Dover, FL Warrior NT NT NT
9 41 Travis Varnadore Dover, FL Rayburn NT NT NT
10 111 Steven Roberts Sylvester, GA Rocket NT NT NT

GROUP 2
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 1c Mike Pegher Jr. Wexford, PA Rocket 16.573 16.217 16.217
2 P19 Paul Walters Valley, AL GRT 16.302 16.624 16.302
3 1 Rodney Wing Meridian, MS GRT 16.563 16.490 16.490
4 59r Rodney Melvin Benton, IL Rayburn 16.634 16.822 16.634
5 47 Shannon Lee Lumberton, MS Trak Star 17.489 16.883 16.883
6 1x Ted Erskine Tampa, FL TnT 17.249 16.944 16.944
7 75 Frankie Erskine Jr. Lutz, FL TnT 17.849 17.124 17.124
8 92s Matt Santel New Memphis, IL Rocket 17.699 17.280 17.280
9 17j John Winge Ringgold, GA Mastersbilt 18.016 18.511 18.016
10 P1 Wallace Pea**** Dover, FL Rocket NT NT NT

GROUP 3
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 87 Derrick Rainey Powder Springs, GA Warrior 16.583 16.498 16.498
2 33c Eric Cooley Fulton, MS Victory Circle 16.507 16.653 16.507
3 69 Bryan Force Indiana, PA Rocket 17.616 16.595 16.595
4 38c Chip Brindle Chatsworth, GA DWB 16.847 16.636 16.636
5 102 Tim McCreadie Watertown, NY Rocket 16.852 17.113 16.852
6 2h Shane Hitt Buckhannon WV Rocket 17.403 16.912 16.912
7 68 Greg Satterlee Indiana, PA Rocket NT NT NT
8 59 Aaron Heck Mount Vernon, IL Rayburn NT NT NT
9 10c Kenny Compton Bland, VA Barry Wright NT NT NT
10 88 David Pollen Jr. Tampa, FL Rocket NT NT NT

GROUP 4
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 10 Matthew Turner Dawsonville, GA DWB 16.726 16.152 16.152
2 12 Steve Francis Ashland, KY Rocket 16.458 16.446 16.446
3 5 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN Mastersbilt 17.026 16.497 16.497
4 28 Chris McElhenney Lake, MS GRT 16.498 16.590 16.498
5 17c Steve Cook Mount Airy, NC Barry Wright 16.891 16.521 16.521
6 95 Steve Mathis Plant City, FL Rayburn NT 16.602 16.602
7 28w Wiley Williams Stonewall, MS Trak Star 17.099 16.709 16.709
8 32 Phillip Cobb Riverview, FL Barry Wright 17.628 17.523 17.523
9 8 Randy Korte Highland, IL Rocket NT NT NT
10 96 Tanner English Benton, KY Rayburn NT NT NT

GROUP 5
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 88h Charlie Henderson Cottondale, AL Mastersbilt 16.360 16.856 16.360
2 4 Justin McRee Woodstock, AL Trak Star 16.434 16.551 16.434
3 11 Stacy Roberts Sylvester, GA Rocket 16.672 16.441 16.441
4 00 Wayne Reutimann Jr. Zephyrhills, FL Mastersbilt 17.105 16.613 16.613
5 00h Josh Holtgraver Pittsburgh, PA Rocket 16.764 16.926 16.764
6 77c Brian Connor Augusta, GA Barry Wright 17.766 16.797 16.797
7 55w Roger Wing Middleton, MI Larry Shaw 17.214 16.990 16.990
8 58 Larry Boutwell Baker, FL Rocket 17.307 17.056 17.056
9 24 Dennis Williams Zephyrhills, FL TnT 17.942 17.421 17.421
10 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS Mastersbilt 17.511 17.440 17.440

GROUP 6
POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 11 Doug Horton Bruceton Mills, WV Warrior 16.397 16.141 16.141
2 22k Kenny Peeples Rural Retreat, VA Barry Wright 16.590 16.276 16.276
3 33 Jeff Mathews Dover, FL Warrior 16.639 16.454 16.454
4 14 Pete Cochran Dallas, GA Rocket 16.764 16.607 16.607
5 07 Doug Watson Lithia, FL Rocket 16.655 17.487 16.655
6 77m Jason McBride Carbondale, IL Rocket 16.902 16.679 16.679
7 92k Brant Kehrer New Memphis, IL Rocket 17.330 16.888 16.888
8 89 Steve Gillman Plant City, FL Rayburn 16.893 17.468 16.893
9 00b Russell Brown Jr. Valdosta, GA Russell Brown NT NT DQ
10 B69 Bryan Bernhardt Clearwater, FL Rocket NT NT NT

HEAT RACES (20 Laps Ė Top 3 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST HEAT: 1. Smith; 2. Gentry; 3. Franklin; 4. Weaver; 5. J. Pea****; 6. Ford; 7. Morrow; 8. Varnadore; 9. Steven Roberts; 10. Buckingham.

2ND HEAT: 1. Matthews; 2. Horton; 3. Bernhardt; 4. McBride; 5. Kehrer; 6. Watson; 7. Cochran; 8. Gillman; 9. Peeples

3RD HEAT: 1. Johnson; 2. Francis; 3. Korte; 4. McElhenney; 5. Cobb; 6. Turner; 7. English; 8. Mathis; 9. W. Williams; 10. Cook.

4TH HEAT: 1. Pegher; 2. Rodney Wing; 3. Melvin; 4. Walters; 5. T. Erskine; 6. W. Pea****; 7. Lee; 8. Santel; 9. F. Erskine; 10. Winge.

5TH HEAT: 1. Stacy Roberts; 2. Holtgraver; 3. Reutimann; 4. Roger Wing; 5. Minga; 6. Boutwell; 7. McRee; 8. Henderson; 9. D. Williams; 10. Connor.

6TH HEAT: 1. Cooley; 2. McCreadie; 3. Brindle; 4. Satterlee; 5. Pollen; 6. Force; 7. Hitt; 8. Compton; 9. Rainey; 10. Heck.

B-MAIN RACES (20 Laps Ė Top 2 Transfer To Main Event):

1ST B-MAIN: 1. Weaver; 2. J. Pea****; 3. Walters; 4. Lee; 5. W. Pea****; 6. Winge; 7. Buckingham; 8. Varnadore; 9. F. Erskine; 10. Santel; 11. Morrow; 12. T. Erskine; 13. Ford; 14. Steven Roberts.

2ND B-MAIN: 1. McBride; 2. Kehrer; 3. Roger Wing; 4. McRee; 5. Cochran; 6. Boutwell; 7. Watson; 8. Minga; 9. Peeples; 10. Henderson; 11. Gillman; 12. D. Williams DNS; 13. Connor DNS.

3RD B-MAIN: 1. Satterlee; 2. McElhenney; 3. Force; 4. English; 5. Cobb; 6. Hitt; 7. Mathis; 8. Rainey; 9. Cook; 10. Turner; 11. Heck; 12. W. Williams; 13. Pollen; 14. Compton DNS.

RACE CAR ENGINEERING NON-QUALIFIERS RACE: 1. Roger Wing; 2. Walters; 3. Force; 4. English; 5. Lee; 6. McRee.
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      Race Headlines
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 Skinner and Morfin Jr. Best at East Bay

 Mathews, Danforth Top East Bay

 East Bay Rained Out December 5th

 David Reutimann Visits East Bay Victory Lane

 Points Races Tighten for East Bay Action

 Tyler Godwin Dominates ASCS Rebel Region Sprint Feature

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 Gene Lasker tops Eastbay Sprints

 James Hook First Time Winner in Street Stocks at Eastbay

 Lasker tops Top Gun Sprints at Eastbay

 Donnie Reed Victorious in Street Stocks

 Baker Breaks Through at East Bay

 Mathews Mighty in Double Win

 Nosbisch Claims Scott Thompson Memorial

 East Bay Raceway Park Rained Out

 Varandore Duo Claim Wins in East Bay Go

 Mathews Wins Again in Gagelís Open Wheel Modifieds

 Mathews Dominates Gagelís Open Wheeled Modifieds

 P1 Car of Wallace Peacock Finishes P1 for 1st Win

 Cobb Conquers East Bay Late Models

 Mathews Does it Again at East Bay in Modifieds

 Jeff Mathews Victorious Again in Late Models at East Bay

 Peacock Prevails at East Bay

 East Bay Raceway Park Rained Out

 Taylor Top Gun at East Bay

 Mathews Doubles Up at East Bay

 Mathews Tops Late Model 40 Lapper

 Boerner Wins Q Auto and Injury Attorneys Limited Late Model Feature Race

 Old School Battle by the Bay

 Milum Victorious in East Bay Sprints, Nosbisch Wins Late Models

 Buzzie Reutimann Winner East Bay Raceway Park Open Wheel Modifieds

 Jeff Matthews wins Gagel's Open Wheeled Modified Feature

 Bobby Alexander, Sr. tops Late Model Field at EastBay

 Josh Peacock wins Late Model Feature

 Jeff Mathews wins Late Model and Open Wheel Modified Feature Races

 NeSmith Dirt Late Model Win Goes to Buckingham

 Rodney Wing winner at Eastbay

 Ryan Aho Winner at Eastbay

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 Eastbay Rained Out February 2

 First Time Winner Hockett Is King For A Year

 Danny Martin Takes First Night of 360's at East Bay

 Burrows, Sr. Closes out 2008 in East Bay Victory Lane

 MELVIN EARNS POLE FOR NeSMITH CHEVROLET WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP RACE AT EAST BAY

 KD KELLEY WINS EAST BAY LATE MODEL CHAMPIONSHIP; CROUSE DOMINATES FEATURE

2005 Track Champions
Late Model -DAVID SCHMAUSS
Limited Late Model - DAVID SIMPSON
Street Stocks- STEVEN JOHNSON
Outlaw 4's - CHAD ROSE
360 Sprints -  SPORT ALLEN
Open Wheel Modifieds- BUZZIE REUTIMANN
Limited Sprints - FRANK BECK III
4 Cylinders - D B HOGWALLER


2004 Track Champions

2003 Track champions:
Open Wheel Modified - Bruce Watkins
Mini Stock - Chad Rose
Limited Sprint - Tim George
Late Model - Donnie Tanner
Limited Late Model - William Hampton

2001 Track Champions:
SPRINT SPORT ALLEN
LATE MODEL DONNIE TANNER
LIMITED LATE MODEL FORREST GOUGH
MINI-STOCK SCOTT HOWARD
STREET STOCK A TERRY BRONSON
STREET STOCK B LOREN BAILEY
LIMITED SPRINT ANDY KELLEY

2000 Track Champions:
SPRINTS --Johnny Gilbertson
LATE MODELS --Donnie Tanner
LIMITED LATE MODELS  --Jeff Mathews
MINI STOCKS  --Devin Dixon
STREET STOCKS  --Danny McCall
LIMITED SPRINTS  --Tim George

1999 Track Champions:
LATE MODELS                -02 KEITH NOSBISCH
LIMITED SPRINTS        -11 ANDY KELLY
SPRINTS                         -42 SPORT ALLEN
STREET STOCKS             -0 DON GANSNER
LIMITED LATE MODELS -46 DANNY BOWMAN
MINI STOCKS                 -29 WILLIAM HAMPTON

1998 Track Champions
360 Outlaw Sprints        -Kenny Adams
Late Models                     -Donnie Tanner
Street Stocks                   -Don Gansner

TRACK FACTS:
Track Length: 1/3 mile
Surface:Dirt (clay)
Location:Gibsonton
Classes
Late Model, Limited  Late Model, Street Stocks, Mini Stocks, Sprints Saturdays at 7 PM
DIRECTIONS:
Just South of Tampa - US #41 41
(Tamiami Trail) 30 minutes North of Bradenton.  On 75 -take the Apollo Beach exit, then North on 41.
CONTACT:
6311 Burts Road  Tampa Fl 33619
813-677-RACE
Toll Free  877-457-5611

Owner: 2VHL Promotions

Gibsonton, Florida - (KNS) When you walk into the gates at East Bay Raceway you enter another world of racing. The fans here are a dedicated bunch, each with his or her own favorite driver to cheer on. From the 90 year old great grandma to the 18 month old little boy sitting on his Grandpa's lap cheering and clapping as the mini-stocks went flying by its a place where people have gathered for generations.

The place is rich with history having had all the great stars of dirt racing here. Racers from all over the country converge on this little track every year for the 360 Sprint Winternationals,Hav-a-Tampa all-star late model week and the All-star Sprint Winternationals packing the stands week after week with diehard race fans....."The Dirt People" are some of the greatest race fans around!

 
 

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