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Notice to Racers Under 18 and their Parents

Racers – If you are under 18 you will need to have an insurance form signed by both parents before you are allowed to race. This is MANDATORY!!!  You will have a special minor card to indicate that you are a minor driver.  The Minor Release forms are on the website and can be printed off to bring.  They must be printed in color and must be notarized.  Please look closely at the form as one side is for the parent to sign and the other is for the minor to sign.  If both parents are present you can sign the forms at the track in front of our staff.

In Deepest Sympathy

Statement from East Bay Raceway Park management:

“Our hearts are saddened to hear of the loss of Roger Crouse’s daughter Carly this week.  We hold Roger and his family close in our thoughts and prayers and hope you know that you have a big racing family that is here for you, and thinking of  you during this difficult time.  We are deeply sorry for your loss.”

Modified Purse for March 6

The UMP Modifieds will be competing with the World of Outlaws  NOS Energy Sprint Car Series at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday, March 6. Tickets are available here.

The winner of the Modified feature will receive $1,500 to win the East Bay event with $100 minimum to start. In addition to the feature purse, additional money will be given to the top three Modifieds who compete at Volusia Speedway Park on March 5 and East Bay on March 6. Points will be awarded at each event and the driver with the highest point total will get a $750 bonus. The driver who is second will get $500 while third place will pay $250.

The winner of the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Sprint Car feature will receive $10,000. The March 6 event marks the 18th appearance at East Bay Raceway Park,  but the first in 38 years. Complete details may be found at the World of Outlaws website.


World of Outlaws Coming to East Bay






The World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars will return to action at the beginning of March with the addition of eight new events and four postponed events finding new dates.

The Greatest Show on Dirt will pick up where it left off in Florida with a weekend doubleheader, including a return to East Bay Raceway Park for the first time since 1983, before trekking through the south and Midwest to fill out a full slate of racing throughout March into April.

The best Sprint Car drivers in the world will converge at Volusia Speedway Park for the third time this year when the season resumes on March 5.

On March 6, the Series will return to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, FL for the first time in 38 years. Steve Kinser was the last driver to win at the track in 1983. The World of Outlaws have made 17 previous appearances with Doug Wolfgang winning seven events.

The UMP Modifieds will be a companion division on March 6.

Additional details including ticket information will be coming soon. East Bay Raceway Park will open for the regular season on the following weekend, March 13.

World of Outlaws Appearances at East Bay Raceway Park
(information provided by

Feb. 7, 1979 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 8, 1979 – Johnny Anderson
Feb. 9, 1979 – Ron Shuman
Feb. 10, 1979 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 6, 1980 – Sammy Swindell
Feb. 7, 1980 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 8, 1980 – Sammy Swindell
Feb. 9, 1980 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 10, 1981 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 12, 1981 – Danny Smith
Feb. 13, 1981 – Rick Ferkel
Feb. 14, 1981 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 13, 1982 – Sammy Swindell
Feb. 9, 1983 – Doug Wolfgang
Feb. 11, 1983 – Danny Smith
Feb. 14, 1983 – Keith Kauffman
Feb. 15, 1983 – Steve Kinser

Cancellation – More Information

East Bay Raceway’s Late Model Sportsman Appearance Canceled
ADAIRSVILLE, Ga. — The inaugural appearance of the Crate Racin’ USA
602 Late Model Sportsman division scheduled Feb. 18-20 as part of the
traditional Florida Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Fla., has been canceled due to recent inclement weather, and
a prediction for more rain through the coming weekend.
The announcement cuts short a solid opportunity for both the track and
the Adairsville, Ga-based sanctioning body to showcase a fast-growing
division on a larger stage during the annual Florida Speedweeks
festivities, but that disappointment will only be temporary. Both track
officials and Crate Racin’ USA management personnel hope to reschedule
the division for next year’s version of the annual speed celebration
in the Sunshine State.
“It’s a decision we sure didn’t want to make, and we hope to make
this class a permanent part of our annual Florida Winternationals,”
track owner/promoter Al Varnadore said. “We’ve had about five inches
of rain here in the last few days, and it absolutely poured here last
night after we’d already had rain for a couple days. Due to the bad
weather we haven’t had a lot of time to prepare the track surface they
way we’d like, and now with more rain coming in the forecast and some
of these drivers locked in by cold and snow in their home regions, we
felt it was best to do this early. We don’t want them coming
unnecessarily, and we want them to have multiple chances to race for
money. Right now with weather forecasts and our current situation here
at the track with muddy conditions, it’s possible we’ll only be able
to get one or two shows completed rather than all three.”
One of five different classes that are under the highly-successful
sanctioning banner of the Crate Racin’ USA Weekly Racing Series, Late
Model Sportsman competitors are a strong piece of the company’s weekly
racing foundation, even though the division was only established four
years ago, and will soon be entering its fifth campaign. Former Weekly
Racing Series National Champions include Kyle Clifton (2017), Haden
Duncan (2018), Bryson Mitchell (2019) and last year’s titlist Ryan
“This is a division we’ve been getting more and more excited about
as it continues to grow beyond what we ever expected,” Crate Racin’
USA series director Adam Stewart said. “The future looks really bright
for the competitors in this division, and we felt that having a chance
to be part of a huge weekend during Florida Speedweeks was a huge step
for the class. Unfortunately the weather isn’t going to allow us the
opportunity this year, but we’ll look forward to being a part of the
Florida Winternationals during the 2022 season.”
The inclement weather that has spread across the company’s home region
has some race teams unable to travel, as snow and ice continues to
affect the main area such as Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee.
“We’ve heard from a dozen or more teams that they’re going to be
unable to attend, and we know they had been planning to make the
trip,” Stewart said. “There’s also another round of bad weather
coming to the region, and we don’t see where the situation is going to
improve for the next few days. We’ve got to take our teams and fans
into consideration, and we do not want to have them traveling in those
conditions. This is something we were really looking forward to have
happen for this division and its competitors, because East Bay Raceway
Park is among the best tracks in the country to showcase your
organization in February.
“Sometimes you’ve just got to step back and take a second glance.
It’s best for all concerned to make this decision as early as
possible, and to start planning for next year.”
The economical 602 Chevrolet Performance Circle Track Engine is utilized
by competitors on the series. It’s in stock and available for free,
next-day delivery from Newsome Raceway Parts in Hartsville, S.C.
The company gives a portion of the sales from each engine sold back to
the series point funds in four different divisions. Each engine is built
and sealed at the factory to prevent any expensive modifications. To
place an order, call 1-877-497-3624.
For more information and rules about the division, visit the
organization’s website at [1], or follow our
extensive social media programs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Feb. 17-20 Events Cancelled

The remaining events on the 2021 Winternationals scheduled (Feb. 17-20) have been cancelled. The winter conditions elsewhere have made it impossible for Crate Racing USA officials and competitors to travel. Current oversaturated track conditions and prospective weather issues locally for the rest of the week have contributed to the decision. The next racing at East Bay Raceway Park will be the 2021 regular season opener on Saturday, March 13.