Hebrank And Pratt Win Before Rain Takes Over At East Bay Raceway Park
September 28, 2013 – Tampa, FL – It was a hint of Fall in the air with cool temperatures before the action got underway at East Bay Raceway Park. Late Models, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Florida Mini Sprints, V8 Warriors, Outlaw Fours and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers were in attendance tonight to see who would wind up in Victory Lane for each division.
First feature of the night belonged to the Outlaw Fours. Billy Howard won the heat race early on while Nick Hebrank and Megan Meyer started on the front row for the feature. When the green waved Hebrank quickly led the field into turn one and led the first lap. Hebrank had several drivers trying to take the lead away until Hebrank sailed away and won the race without a caution. Jesse James Foster, Zack Amundsen, Billy Howard and Megan Meyer rounded out the top five.
Next up was the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds. Thomas Pratt won the heat race early on while Buzzie Reutimann and Austin Sanders made up the front row for the feature. When the green waved Reutimann and Sanders were battling side by side in turn one in the middle groove and that gave Thomas Pratt the low side allowing him to go by both drivers coming out of turn two. Austin Sanders, Matt Miller and Buzzie Reutimann would all battle for positions and gave Pratt the opportunity to open his lead up over the rest of the field. In another caution free race, Pratt went on to win with Matt Miller, Austin Sanders, Buzzie Reutimann and Bobby Dixon rounding out the top five.
Next up were the Florida Mini Sprints. Under hot laps the rain began to fall and didn’t stop. The Florida Mini Sprints were sent to the pits to see if the rains would subside. After a thirty minute rain delay, race Officials decided to cancel the rest of the night’s features as rain would continue to fall. The Mini Sprints will return for their feature event on October 19th.
Late Models will be running double features next Saturday night. Winning the heats were Kyle Bronson and Josh Peacock. Winning the V8 Warriors heat races were Tommy Hill and Jeff Weaver and winning the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bomber heat races were Raymond Vann and John Moore. The V8 Warriors and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers make-up features will be announced at a later date.
ASA racing continues next weekend as the Late Models, East Bay Sprints, Street Stocks, V8 Warriors and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers all return for action. For further information, log on to www.eastbayracewaypark.com for call 813-677-7223 for more information.
Outlaw Fours 15 Lap Feature
1. 9 Nick Hebrank
2. 58 Jesse James Foster
3. 20 Zack Amundsen
4. 47 Billy Howard
5. 11 Megan Meyer
6. 51 Rachelle Rudolph
7. 75 Jake Hampton
Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds 15 Lap Feature
1. 81 Thomas Pratt
2. 8M Matt Miller
3. 64 Austin Sanders
4. 00 Buzzie Reutimann
5. 205 Bobby Dixon
6. 35 Jerry Bruce
7. 27N Nate Bregenzer