posted February 09, 2002 02:01 AM
UDTRA MAKES HISTORY AT EAST BAY WITH TWO SHOWS IN ONE DAY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
TAMPA, FL - The United Dirt Track Racing Association will do something
today for the first time in the 12-year history of the UDTRA Pro DirtCar
Series: Run two complete shows in one day at East Bay Raceway.
Rain postponed the Thursday night 50-lap $7,000-to-win program at East
Raceway which forced the event to be rescheduled today, the same day as
scheduled 100-lap $26,000-to-win finale of the Annual East Bay
Winternationals. With over 80 cars expected to enter, that's 12 heat races,
six consolation races, and two main events for a total of 20 events to be
run in one day.
There will be a possible payday of $33,000 if a driver can win both events,
with over $100,000 up for grabs in total purse money for the two events.
Hot laps for the first program are scheduled to begin at 12 noon today.
UDTRA officials are hopeful that they can complete the 50-lap $7,000-to-win
main event by 5 p.m., and then take an hour break to let East Bay Raceway
officials refurbish the 1/3-mile clay oval. At 6 p.m. the cars should be
back on the track with a quick round of hot laps before qualifying the cars
for the evening show.
Billy Moyer of Batesville, AR won the first night of UDTRA action at East
Bay Raceway on Wednesday night. Following the 1997 UDTRA champion under
checkered flag were Steve Francis of Ashland, KY and Don O'Neal of
For race day and ticket information, call East Bay Raceway at (813)
677-RACE (7223). East Bay Raceway is located five miles south of I-4 on
U.S. Highway 41.