East Bay Photography! Apr16

East Bay Photography!

It was a Saturday. Other than still wondering how on earth it was that we got a race report, for a dirt race, from Josh Wichers, we thought to ourselves, “surely something went wrong. Was it a systems failure? Poor planning on our part? Did we not communicate to Josh’s parole officer clearly enough?” There were no clear answers. But one thing was clear, we had a moral imperative to make sure that our man Gary “Walk Quietly But Carry A Big” Johnson somehow made his way to The Clay By The Bay to snap some photos for us. Snap away he...

Saturday Night’s Big Winners Were… Apr14

Saturday Night’s Big Winners Were…

At East Bay Raceway Park, Jason Webster picked up his first ever sprint car win at The Clay By The Bay Saturday night. Up at the Panhandle in Must See Racing Xtreme Sprints action, Friday night’s race at 5 Flags Speedway went to Aaron Pierce, and Saturday night’s race at Mobile International Speedway went to Brian Gerster. The best placing member of Team Florida was Troy DeCaire, who came home third Saturday night at Mobile and sixth Friday Night at 5 Flags. Up at North Florida Speedway, Sheldon Kinser Jr. picked up the Florida Mini Sprints Association win while Darrin Davis picked up the Southern States Midget Series...

This Weekend’s Sprint Car Races – 04.11.14. Apr11

This Weekend’s Sprint Car Races – 04.1...

If you’re a speed junky, the Panhandle is the place for you to be this weekend. Starting tonight (Friday) at Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola, the Must See Racing Xtreme Sprints Series pulls into town before moving on over to Mobile International Speedway on Saturday night. All of the usual MSRXSS heavy hitters like JoJo Helberg, Jacob Wilson, Tim Cox, Aaron Pierce, Brian Gerster, etc. will be on hand as will a snappy little Team Florida. So far it looks like Team Florida will consist of Troy DeCaire, rookie Ty DeCaire, Sport Allen, Johnny Gilbertson, Garrett Green and Richie Corr. And if you’re a fan of Snowbirds, Canadian Ryan...

Citrus County Sprints Race Report – 04.05.14...

Through the haze of multiple allergy medications and a sea of tissues, I bring you the Citrus County Speedway Race Report. Date: April 5, 2014 Track: Citrus County Speedway Series: Citrus County Wingless Sprints Number of Sprint Cars: 20.Yes, kids, 20 cars. This is still the only track/series that is gathering this many cars. You really can’t complain about sprint car racing support from these drivers/owners. Perhaps the other tracks/series need to sit and take notice. Drink the Kool Aid and WORK TOGETHER.. just saying.. Crowd Grade: B. This was a pretty decent turnout. Everyone was on their feet cheering at the end of the...

Top Gun Sprint Series Race Report – 04.05.14...

A founding member of this website, a TBARA staff member, a former crew chief, a pavement die hard, his name is Josh Wichers. He quite literally got lost (see below) and somehow managed to take in the Top Gun Sprint Series race at Hendry County Motorsports Park and even more miraculously managed to turn in a race report. Since we’re seriously shorthanded around here lately, thank you to Joshua for the following . – Todd Have a seat boys and girls, this might take awhile … Date: April, 5 2014 Track: Hendry County Motorsports Park Series: Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprint Series Number of Sprint Cars: 14 Admission: Grandstand –...

TJ Winegardner Passes Away. Apr07

TJ Winegardner Passes Away.

It is with heavy hearts that we report that late last week, TJ Winegardner passed away in his sleep in his home in Pennsylvania. TJ was well known in Florida for his sprint car exploits, particularly at East Bay, where he was the 2002 East Bay Raceway Rookie of the Year and then on the road with the USCS and ASCS, where he ended up being the 2007 ASCS Rebel Region Champion. Born to parents, Tom and Barb, TJ called Pierson home here in Florida before settling into Mifflintown, Pennsylvania in recent years. TJ’s outgoing personality made him a fan favorite and also a friend to many in the racing community, including our Factory Driver...