Rain Interrupts East Bay Action


GIBSONTON, Fla. – There was a hint of Fall in the air with cool temperatures before the action got underway at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday night.

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.

The 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, Zach 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 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, officials decided to cancel the rest of the night’s features. The Mini Sprints will return for their feature event on Oct. 19.