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Smith Doubles Up For King of The 360’s Crown

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Mark Smith is Once Again The King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCA SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 26, 2017- For the second time, Pennsylvania's Mark Smith ended his weekend at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park as the King of the 360's with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. While Smith gave chase early on, the race on the start saw outside pole starter, Shawn Donath, taking the early advantage over Travis Rilat. Slowed on Lap 3, Rilat was not to be counted out as the No. 29 stole…

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McCarl Masters The Field At East Bay Raceway

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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360's with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. -February 25, 2017- The second night of competition at East Bay Raceway Park's King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial ended with the defending champion in Victory Lane as Iowa's Terry McCarl mastered the low line to claim the win with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints. Robbie Stillwaggon from the pole out dueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With…

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Smith Is 360 Outlaw King At East Bay Raceway Opener

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Mark Smith Takes King of the 360's Opener With ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCCS MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, Fla. - February 24, 2017- The 2017 edition of the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial saw a familiar face in Victory Lane as Pennsylvania's Mark Smith rocketed to victory aboard the Mach 1 Chassis No. M1 with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints at Tampa's East Bay Raceway Park. Giving chase from the sixth starting spot, Smith would have to ride as it was the Shoptheboss.com No. 29 of…

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Bloomquist Out Duels Richards For East Bay Victory

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Bloomquist Holds On to Win at East Bay Raceway Park   Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 18, 2017 - Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series National Champion Scott Bloomquist held off series newcomer Josh Richards to win the Friday night edition of the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. It was Bloomquist's eighth career win at the 3/8-mile oval and the 78th of his career in LOLMDS competition. Bloomquist took the lead…

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McCreadie Charges To East Bay Winternationals Checkers

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McCreadie Charges To Thursday Night Wrisco Winternationals Victory  Story By: RICHIE MURRAY / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: MARK RANALLETTA / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 17, 2017 - Tim McCreadie came from the 18th starting spot to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned, 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals main event on Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. McCreadie drove the Sweeteners Plus, Pro Power Racing Engines, Longhorn Chassis to the lead around Don O'Neal on lap 24 using the top-side of the race track. He led the rest of the way to earn the victory.…

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ASCS Southern Outlaws Invade East Bay Raceway

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ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Opener At East Bay Raceway's King of the 360's Story By: BRYAN HULBERT / ASCS SERIES MEDIA Photos By: TOMMY HEIN / RACERSGUIDE.COM TULSA, Okla. - February 17, 2017- The first nights of competition of the 2017 season for the American Sprint Car Series are just days away as the 154 plus race schedule that makes up the ASCS Nation kicks off at East Bay Raceway Park, located just outside Tampa, Fla., with the King of the 360's and Ronald Laney Memorial. The race is sanctioned with the Lucas Oil ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints, which will see…

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Richards Rockets To Wrisco Winternationals Score

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Richards Takes Tuesday's Wrisco Industries Winternationals Victory Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL - February 15, 2017 - Josh Richards took the lead from Davey Johnson on lap five of the 25-lap main event on Tuesday night at East Bay Raceway Park during the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Richards had to fight off fellow West Virginia driver, Tim Dohm for his seventh career win at "The Clay by the Bay." Richards, in the Best Performance Motorsports, Rocket Chassis, Dargie-powered entry earned…

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Sheppard Continues Opening Night Performance

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Sheppard Takes Opening Night at Wrisco Industries Winternationals Story By: JEREMEY SHIELDS / LUCAS LATE MODEL SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PAUL ARCH / RACERSGUIDE.COM TAMPA, FL -February 14, 2017- Defending Dirt Track World Champion, Brandon Sheppard picked up his first career East Bay Raceway Park victory on Monday night during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs. Sheppard - who started fourth on the grid - drove the Mark Richards Racing, Valvoline, Rocket Chassis' House Car to the win after taking the lead on the fifth lap. Trailing Sheppard across the finish…

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East Bay Raceway Park Hosts 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals

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East Bay Raceway Park Hosts 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals Story By: LOLMDS Media Photos By: Pete MacDonald/RacersGuide.com   BATAVIA, OHIO (February 6, 2017) - For over 40 years, East Bay Raceway Park has been accustomed to some of the most exciting events in dirt late model racing. In 2017, the tradition continues with the 41st Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals - Presented by E3 Spark Plugs.   The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will invade the 1/3-mile bullring onSunday, February 12th for an Open Practice session from 6:00pm - 9:00pm - followed by six straight nights of racing action.…

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Wrisco Ups the Ante with Speedweeks Championship Chase

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Ups the Ante with Speedweeks Championship Chase! Story By: JEREMY SHIELDS / LUCAS LM SERIES MEDIA Photos By: PETE MACDONALD / RACERSGUIDE.COM BATAVIA, OHIO-February 3, 2017- Wrisco Industries - the title sponsor of the East Bay Wrisco Industries Winternationals - will present the 2017 Wrisco Industries Speedweeks Championship Chase. The Wrisco Industries Speedweeks Championship Chase will begin with a doubleheader at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, GA - followed by six straight nights of racing at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL - before concluding at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, FL. The bonus program will offer the top…

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East Bay Winternationals Airs on CBS Sports This Sunday

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Posts-Ad"] East Bay Winternationals Airs on CBS Sports This Sunday WAYCROSS, GA (September 10, 2015) - The 39th Annual Winternationals will air on CBS Sports Sunday, September 13th at 5:00pm EST. This must-see event was held on February 13th at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL. The East Bay Winternationals produced some thrilling racing action as the nation's top dirt late model talents battled for a $10,000 top prize. The award-winning Lucas Oil Production Studios were on hand to capture all the action, which includes: multiple camera angles, driver interviews, on-board cameras, and various technical segments. To view a…

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GEICO East Bay WinterNationals – Presented by E3 Spark Plugs On MAVTV Thursday

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WAYCROSS, GA (April 22, 2015) - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale from East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL, (which was held on Saturday, February 14th) will air twice on the MAVTV network this Thursday, April 23rd at 6PM and 9PM (EDT). The 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals event was filmed by the award winning Lucas Oil Studios, a division of Lucas Oil Products, Inc. Filmed in front of a packed house, this event drew a talented field of drivers from all over the country to compete in the season opening weekend.  This broadcast will include driver…

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Travis Varnadore Wins Opening Night In The Late Models Paying $1,000 At East Bay Raceway Park

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GIBSONTON — At East Bay Raceway on Saturday night, feature winners on the 1/3-mile clay oval were Billy Holmes for the Limited Late Models, Jeremy Simpson for the V8 Warriors, Travis Varnadore in the Late Models, Tim Gay in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks and Jeff Lacey in the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. In the 15-lap Limited Late Model Feature it was Billy Holmes picking up his very first win in a Limited Late Model. Rounding out the top three were Forrest Gough and Paul Gibbs. Ed Hill won the heat race early on. In the 15-lap…

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RAINS FORCE SATURDAY EAST BAY CANCELLATION; STOCKON EMERGES AS TOP “WINTER DIRT GAMES VI” POINT SCORER

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Chase Stockon has been proclaimed "Winter Dirt Games VI" Champion after rains forced cancellation of Saturday night's sixth and final series race at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla.   Stockon posted a pair of seconds, a pair of fifths and a ninth in the five races held at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala and East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton to edge Kevin Thomas Jr. and Robert Ballou by 14 and 18 points respectively in the standings.   A steady rain in the Tampa area today, expected to continue tonight, has created extremely wet conditions at the…

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BALLOU AVOIDS DISASTER FOR EAST BAY “WINTER DIRT GAMES” WIN

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(Gibsonton, Florida)...Robert Ballou narrowly avoided disaster on the final lap of Friday's 30-lapper at East Bay Raceway Park to take his second victory of the young season in the penultimate race of "Winter Dirt Games VI." The Rocklin, California driver appeared to be in smooth sailing after a restart with four laps to go, but he rapped the wall just past the flag stand after taking the white-flag as second-running Dave Darland dove to the bottom for the lead. Ballou crossed over and took it back, notching a .296-second victory in the MPHG Promotions - Blakesley Auto #12 Maxim/Ott. "I…

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EAST BAY “SWEEP” NEXT TARGET FOR AMSOIL SPRINT STARS; BALLOU, BACON, DARLAND (#23) POST OCALA VICTORIES

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Rounds four, five and six of the 2015 AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship unfold this week at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. with races Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the 1/3-mile dirt oval.   The final three events in the "Winter Dirt Games VI" mark USAC's first appearance at East Bay since Damion Gardner's two-race "sweep" in 2010. A "sweep" of this year's three races will be worth a $5,000 "Triple Crown Challenge" bonus posted by the East Bay race organizers. A driver who can win two of the three would earn a $500 bonus.   Early…

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Billy Moyer Dominates the East Bay Winternationals Finale

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TAMPA, FL (February 14, 2015) - Billy Moyer picked up his third victory of the week in the 39th Annual East Bay Winternationals on Saturday Night. Moyer pulled away late to win for the 26th time in his Hall-of-Fame career at East Bay Raceway Park. Moyer survived a side-by-side tussle with Jimmy Owens to take the win in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned event.   Defending LOLMDS National Champion, Don O'Neal, finished second, followed by Jonathan Davenport, Owens, and Jared Landers.   Owens led the first 28 laps of the 50 lap main event with Moyer following…

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Billy Moyer Wins Make-Up Winter Nationals Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead at the start of tonight's 25-lap Monday Make-Up Winternationals event at East Bay Raceway Park and never looked back. Brandon Sheppard closed the gap in the second half of the race, and challenged Moyer on several occasions, but could never quite pull even with the veteran from Batesville, Arkansas. Following Moyer and Sheppard to the finish were Billy Moyer Jr., Gregg Satterlee, and Devin Moran.   "We just missed the set-up in that first race tonight; we had just enough time to make some adjustments for this race. We…

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Eddie Carrier Jr Wins Exciting Winter Nationals Friday Event at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 13, 2015) - Eddie Carrier Jr. driving the Optima Batteries #28 won an exciting battle with Devin Moran in Friday Night's $10,000-to-win main event at East Bay Raceway Park. Carrier held the lead on lap 31, quickly lost it again on the next circuit and used a lapped car to his advantage as he snuck by Moran once again on lap 44.Carrier would led the remaining 6 laps and wind up in victory lane in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned event. Following Carrier and Moran at the finish were Jimmy Owens, Jared Landers, and Jonathan…

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Billy Moyer Marches into Victory Lane Thursday Night at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 12, 2015) - Billy Moyer took the lead on lap 6 and never looked back as he marched on to his 24th Winternationals win Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park. Billy Moyer and Brandon Sheppard battled back and forth for several laps until Moyer finally mastered a consistent line around the famed "Clay by the Bay" and set-sail on his way to victory lane. Following Moyer to the stripe were Mike Benedum, Brandon Sheppard, Steve Casebolt, and Dennis Franklin. "It feels good to get back to victory lane at East Bay, They went out and worked…

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Josh Richards Rockets to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Win at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 11, 2015) - Josh Richards took the lead from Billy Moyer on lap 17 and raced on to take the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win Wednesday Night at East Bay Raceway Park. It was Richards' fourth career win at "The Clay by the Bay." Florida native Mark Whitener had his best career LOLMDS finish by taking second ahead of 25th starting, Steve Francis, Don O'Neal, and Billy Moyer.   Richards started third and rocketed to the lead on the opening lap of the 35-lap event. He led until Moyer passed him for the top spot…

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Dennis Erb Jr. Wins Opening Night of East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals

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TAMPA, FL (February 10, 2015) - Dennis Erb Jr. took the lead on lap ten and won a thrilling feature event on the opening night of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park. Erb's seventh career win at "The Clay by the Bay" was hard fought early on as he and Billy Moyer had a back and forth battle for the lead.   Earl Pearson Jr. came home second after skating by Moyer on lap 14. Moyer then held off a furious late-race rally from Bobby Pierce to take third. Pierce started 16th on…

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Make-Up Information Announced for Tonight’s Postponement at East Bay Raceway Park

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TAMPA, FL (February 9, 2015) - Officials of East Bay Raceway Park and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series postponed events from Monday Night's $5,000-to-win event earlier today. The postponement is due to rain showers that began earlier today and have continued to deluge the famed "Clay by the Bay" throughout the evening. The events from Monday will be made up Thursday and Friday [February 12-13th] nights, after those respective events have been completed. Time Trials for Friday Night's $10,000-to-win event will take place after the conclusion of Thursday night's $7,000-to-win main event. Time Trials for Monday's make-up event…

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East Bay Expands Florida “Winter Dirt Games” to 6 Races

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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 11, 2014 DICK JORDAN EAST BAY EXPANDS FLORIDA "WINTER DIRT GAMES" TO 6 RACES It's destination Florida for race fans in February. That's nothing new except it has been expanded this year with a three-night AMSOIL USAC National Sprint car weekend at East Bay Raceway in Gibsonton February 26-28. An open practice night is on tap February 25. These three races are added to the already-announced February 19-21 races at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, creating more than $130,000 in prize money up for grabs for USAC participants to kick off the 2015 National campaign!…

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