East Bay 360s News 99-01-02

GIBSONTON, FL - The first of four Winternational events coming to East Bay Raceway near Tampa will be a $51,500 show to determine the "King of the 360 Sprint Cars." The event will be a challenge to drivers who want to test their skills...

GIBSONTON, FL - The first of four Winternational events coming to East Bay Raceway near Tampa will be a $51,500 show to determine the "King of the 360 Sprint Cars." The event will be a challenge to drivers who want to test their skills against the best of the home-based Florida Outlaw Sprints, other sanctioning groups and independents who have already mailed in their entries for the Jan. 28, 29 and 30 program. The three-day series will feature a complete show each night, consisting of time trials, qualifying heats and features. The final night pays $4,000 to the winner of the 40-lap King of 360s event. Entries post marked by Jan 15 are $25. There will be a $50 entry fee after Jan. 16. So far, entries have been received from 45 drivers in 11 states, including Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Tennessee, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Nebraska, Texas and Florida. New York will send R.C. Faigle, Doug Emery, Robert Wade, Mike Lauterborn, John Kirkland, John Lieto and Joe Timerson. NASCAR wheel man for Rusty Wallace, Billy Wilburn will tow in from North Carolina and three-time ASCS champion Terry Gray and Jason Sides are coming from Bartlett, Tenn., as well as many others. Any team interested in entering may contact East Bay Raceway toll-free at (877) 457-5611 for an entry form, rules, purse and motel information. At the gate entries will be accepted. Basic specs require ASCS heads or gasket, mufflers and any 360 club approved tires that durometer a minimum of 38.

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