50 Sprint Cars Practice At East Bay

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Greg Hodnett set fast time during 360 sprint car hot laps at East Bay Raceway Park on Wednesday night.
Greg Hodnett set fast time during 360 sprint car hot laps at East Bay Raceway Park on Wednesday night. (Al Steinberg Photo)

GIBSONTON, Fla. — A banner field of 360 winged sprint cars is assured for three days of racing Thursday, Friday and Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park for the 38th annual Winternationals and 16th King of 360 worth $10,000 to the winner on Saturday night.

Greg Hodnett , a member of the Pennsylvania Posse, who is piloting a car that won in 2011 was the fastest on the clocks with a time of 12.597. He was joined by last year’s winner Danny Holtgraver and California’s Rico Abreu in the top three as 50 cars took part in a practice Wednesday night at the third-mile oval.