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Mark Smith is Once Again The King of the 360’s

TAMPA, Fla. (February 25, 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 the advantage by just over two tenths before the caution flew again.

Slowed again with five laps complete, Rilat had company on the restart as fourth starting, Mark Smith, began his run on the point. Giving chase and challenging until Lap 13, the following revolution saw the No. M1 advance into the top spot.

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Terry McCarl Stands Tall On Night 2 of the King of the 360’s with the ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints

TAMPA, Fla. (February 24, 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 outdueled the No. 24 of Terry McCarl on the start. With the track locked to the bottom groove, the field was quick to find the tail with traffic coming into play on Lap 8.

Having fallen to third in the early laps, the race into traffic proved just what McCarl needed as Terry raced around the No. 53 of Shawn Donath on Lap 9. With Stillwaggon directly to his front wing, the No. 24 made quick work of Robbie to grab the lead on the tenth round.
With the track clearing as the field ran to Lap 15, McCarl held a half straightaway advantage over Shawn Donath who followed McCarl to second as he passed for the lead; but the field would again find Terry.

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Coming Up: ASCS Southern Outlaw Sprints Opener at East Bay Raceway’s King of the 360’s

TULSA, Okla. (February 16, 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 their second season of competition under the ASCS banner in 2017.

Taking place February 23 through February 25, the annual $10,000 to win event is attracting a stout list of competition. Among the entered is Terry McCarl.

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DIRTcar Late Models and UMP Modified Florida Schedule Released

Approved 2016 tires announced

CONCORD, N.C. – Dec. 9, 2015 – DIRTcar Officials announced today the 2016 Florida schedule for the DIRTcar UMP Modified Series and the DIRTcar Late Model Series.

A diverse schedule of 17 events at four Florida tracks highlights the 2016 Florida tour for the DIRTcar UMP Modifieds. The schedule is anchored by DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park where drivers will compete for the coveted $5,000-to-win Gator Championship.

The DIRTcar Late Model Series will kick-off its season at North Florida Speedway before taking on DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park for three nights. The series joins the World of Outlaws Late Model Series for six events at Screven Raceway February 12 and 13, Bubba Raceway Park February 14 and Volusia Speedway Park February 18, 19, and 20.

DIRTcar officials also confirmed the 2016 tire plan outlining a 12-month conversion with specific approved tires for the 2016 Florida Tour.

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$5,000 East Bay “Triple Crown Challenge” Posted

East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Fla. has posted a $5,000 cash bonus for any driver who can sweep all three AMSOIL USAC Sprint Car National Championship features there February 26-27-28. In addition, a driver who wins two of the three would win an extra $500.

The “East Bay Triple Crown Challenge” highlights the final three rounds of the 2015 “Winter Dirt Games VI” which opens this weekend (Feb. 19-20-21) at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla.

It wouldn’t be the first Florida USAC Sprint “sweep.” In 2010 Damion Gardner won both races held at East Bay. The next year he won two of three at Ocala and in 2012 he won another race at Ocala. In 2013 Tracy Hines won two of three at Ocala.

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