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FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals
Posted by Racerchaser
FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Friday's newcomers

Among the new drivers for Friday's action at East Bay was Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis., who joined his other Team Zero members from the Bloomquist Race Cars camp.

Other newcomers were World of Outlaws Late Model Series regular Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga., and UMP regular Billy Faust of Lebanon, Ill.

There's also a few driver changes. Veteran driver Butch McGill will take the seat of the No. 18D driven previously in the week by Danny Mitchell. Both are from West Union, W.Va.

And another West Virginia driver, Tim Dohm, has had engine problems that have forced him out of his regular No. 6T machine. He's expected to drive the No. 17s T&R Logging car normally driven by D.Jay Miller, a teammate to Jared Hawkins, who's also in competition at East Bay. Dohm borrowed Hawkins' car for Thursday night's feature.
Odds and ends for Friday night

A total of 88 cars have entered for Friday night, the highest car count of Georgia-Florida Speedweeks. ...

Through four events, seven drivers have made every feature event: Don O'Neal, Matt Miller, Shannon Babb, Tim Dohm, Donnie Moran, Steve Francis and Terry English, who required a provisional starting spot on Thursday night. ....

Miller has been in the top five each night and leads the Dart Winternational point standings, which pays $7,500 to the winner from $30,000 in cash and awards. ...

Billy Drake has parked a Rayburn Race Car and switched to a MasterSbilt.
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By Racerchaser on 02-08-2008, 07:59 PM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Pre-race notes

The 88 entries was a high for the week (95 drivers overall have entered throughout the week). ...

Through four events, seven drivers have made every feature event: Don O'Neal, Matt Miller, Shannon Babb, Tim Dohm, Donnie Moran, Steve Francis and Terry English, who required a provisional starting spot on Thursday night. ....

Miller has been in the top five each night and leads the Dart Winternational point standings, which pays $7,500 to the winner from $30,000 in cash and awards. ...

Among newcomers for Friday night: Brady Smith of Solon Springs, Wis.; Shane Clanton of Locust Grove, Ga.; Billy Faust of Lebanon, Ill.; and Butch McGill of West Union, W.Va., who took the seat of the No. 18d driven earlier in the week by Danny Mitchell. ...

Vic Coffey piloted Tim McCreadie's backup car, adding an "x" to the No. 39. The car was towed off the track in hot laps. ... In the last 11 Lucas Oil events at East Bay, no driver has more than one victory.
Red-hot Casey posts fast time again

Terry Casey apparently isn't settling for his richest career victory. One night after leading all 40 laps at East Bay Raceway Park's Dart Winternationals, the New London, Wis., posted the fastest qualifying time among 88 entrants for Friday's $10,000-to-win event. Casey tripped the clock at 14.264 seconds as the fast qualifier for the second consecutive night at the third-mile oval near Tampa. Over the Georgia-Florida Speedweeks, Casey has a 2008-best four fast qualifying times.

Other drivers topping their groups in qualifying: Matt Miller (14.548) of Whitehouse, Ohio; Chuck Harper (14.529) of Beverly, W.Va.; Eric Jacobsen (14.664) of Santa Cruz, Calif.; Donnie Moran (14.569) of Dresden, Ohio; and Tim Dohm (14.620) of Cross Lanes, W.Va., who drove a borrowed T&R Logging car after engine problems in his own No. 6T.

Casey spun a "2" on the PRC wheel, meaning a two-car inversion for the heat races. The top qualifier in each group will start outside the front row of each prelim.

The top three finishers in each of six heats advance to the feature, along with each winner of four consolation races.

Time trials (unofficial)

First group

Driver (car no), hometown, time

Matt Miller (7), Whitehouse, Ohio, 14.548
Shannon Babb (18), Batesville, Ark., 14.575
Damon Eller (i4), Crumpler, N.C., 14.742
Dan Schlieper (9), Sullivan, Wis., 14.765
Mike Marlar (57), Winfield, Tenn., 14.972
Chris Hackett (33), Erie, Pa., 14.977
Rick Eckert (24), York, Pa., 15.052
Donald Beyers (27D), Pana, Ill., 15.094
Scott Riggs (81), Harrisburg, Ill., 15.125
Scott James (83), Lawrenceburg, Ind., 15.262
Wendell Wallace (88), Batesville, Ark., 15.271
Brian Shirley (00), Winfield, Tenn., 15.439
Ky Harper (34), Holland, Ohio, 15.476
Jackie Boggs (4B), Grayson, Ky., 15.491
Ronnie Lee Whitt (w4), Grayson, Ky., 16.939

Second group

Chuck Harper (00H), Beverly, W.Va., 14.529
Bart Hartman (75), Zanesville, Ohio, 14.627
Earl Pearson Jr. (44), Jacksonville, Fla., 14.716
Doug Horton (46), Bruceton Mills., W.Va., 14.771
John Blankenship (23), Williamson, W.Va., 14.787
Darren Miller (32D), Chadwick, Ill., 14.842
Rick Aukland (12), Zanesville, Ohio, 14.952
Bryan Barber (10), Buffalo, Ky., 15.019
Tyler Boggs (1), Warsaw, Ind., 15.034
Kurt Owens (1G), Newport, Tenn., 15.179
Mark Andersen (85), Blanchard, Mich., 15.290
Danny Johnson (27j), Rochester, N.Y., 15.400
Joe Isabell (7j), Pennellville, N.Y., 15.914
Clint Coffman (2c), Mansfield, Ohio, 16.086
Doug Blashe (1), Marion, Wis., 16.217

Third group

Terry Casey (42), New London, Wis., 14.264
Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., 14.547
Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind., 14.646
Scott Bloomquist (0), Mooresburg, Tenn., 14.785
Jimmy Owens (20), Newport, Tenn., 14.869
Steve Shaver (30), Vienna, W.Va., 14.945
Freddy Smith (00), Seymour, Tenn., 15.046
Billy Faust (92B), Lebanon, Ill., 15.078
J.R. Hotovy (13), Covert, Mich., 15.212
Bob Geiger (38), Laurel, Del., 15.249
Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky., 15.278
Keith Nosbisch (101), Valrico, Fla., 15.305
Joe Denby (27), Tullahoma, Tenn., 15.348
Jason Riggs (81jr), Harrisburg, Ill., 15.543
Jim Borden (3), Bangor, Mich., 16.942

Fourth group

Eric Jacobsen (5), Santa Cruz, Calif., 14.664
Brady Smith (2), Solon Springs, Wis., 14.690
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 14.692
Steve Francis (19), Ashland, Ky., 14.704
D.J. Wells (11), Wooten, Ky., 14.727
Byran Collins (11z), Elsberry, Mo., 14.793
Rohn Moon (56), Greenwood, Ind., 14.852
John Mason (72), Millersburg, Ohio, 14.863
Ray Cook (53), Brasstown, N.C., 14.909
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 14.911
Peyton Taylor (14jr), Batesville, Ark., 14.995
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 15.006
Butch McGill (18d), West Union, W.Va., 15.017
Chris Wall (71), Holden, La., 15.053
Vic Coffey (39x), Leicester, N.Y., 15.561

Fifth group

Tim Dohm (17s), Cross Lanes, W.Va., 14.620
Dave Tyrchniewicz (U1), St. Andrews, Manitoba, 14.644
Clint Smith (44), Senioa, Ga., 14.714
Justin Rattliff (16), Campbellsville, Ky., 14.774
Tim McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 14.800
Wayne Chinn (1), Bradford, Ohio, 14.824
Don O�Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 14.913
Rodney Melvin (27), Logan, Ill., 15.091
Chris Madden (44), Gray Court, S.C., 15.150
Jared Hawkins (17H), Fairmont, W.Va., 15.155
Billy Drake (9), Bloomington, Ill., 15.192
Tony Knowles (26), Tyrone, Ga., 15.347
Jeff Beyers (27), Pana, Ill., 15.747
Russ Adams (74), Princeton, Ill., no time

Sixth group

Donnie Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, 14.569
Josh Richards (25), Shinnston, W.Va, 14.653
Shane Clanton (25), Locust Grove, Ga. , 14.802
Terry English (96), Benton, Ky., 14.843
Kevin Cole (81c), Buckner, Ill., 14.865
Dan Stone (21D), Thompson, Pa., 14.894
Kellen Chadwick (18), Oakley, Calif., 15.079
Tim Fuller (19), Edwards, N.Y., 15.089
Austin Hubbard (11), Seaford, Del., 15.094
Tyler Ivey (47), Tallahasee, Fla., 15.106
Eddie Carrier Jr. (28), Salt Rock, W.Va., 15.219
Marshall Austin Jr. (42), Dover, Fla., 15.377
Anthony White (2x), Clinton, Tenn., 15.844
Josh McGuire (41), Grayson, Ky., 16.355
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By Racerchaser on 02-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals




1) Shannon Babb.....Matt Miller
2) Damon Eller.....Dan Schlieper
3) Mike Marlar.....Chris Hackett
4) Rick Eckert.....Donald Beyers
5) Scott Riggs.....Scott James
6) Wendell Wallace.....Brian Shirley
Ronnie Whitt ....Jackie Boggs
Miller fends off Babb, wins first heat
First heat
Surviving early pressure from polesitter Shannon Babb, Matt Miller led all 10 laps for a victory to qualify for his fifth straight East Bay feature. Babb was never challenged for the second spot as Dan Schlieper finished far behind in third after holding off Mike Marlar. Third-starting Damon Eller finished fifth. Ky Harper broke during track-packing and wasn't able to start.

(1) Matt Miller, (2) Shannon Babb, (3) Dan Schlieper, (4) Mike Marlar, (5) Damon Eller, (6) Brian Shirley, (7) Chris Hackett, (8) Rick Eckert, (9) Scott James, (10) Jackie Boggs, (11) Donald Beyers, (12) Ronnie Lee Whitt, (13) Wendell Wallace. Scratch: Ky Harper.

1) Bart Hartman....Chuck Harper
2) Earl Pearson Jr.....Doug Horton
3) John Blankenship.....Darren Miller
4) Rick Aukland.....Bryan Barber
5) Tyler Boggs.....Kurt Owens
6) Mark Andersen.....Danny Johnson
7) Joe Isabell.....Clint Coffman
8) Doug Blashe

Hartman races to victory in second heat
Second heat
Polesitter Bart Hartman fought off a mid-race challenge from fellow front-row starter Chuck Harper and captured the 10-lapper. Harper had his best heat-race run of the week in finishing second while Earl Pearson Jr. was third. John Blankenship threatened to challenge Pearson late in the race, but never made a serious move. The race's first caution appeared on the second lap when Bryan Barber spun in turn one, collecting Kurt Owens, Rick Aukland and Doug Blache. Owens slammed the turn-four wall on the sixth lap for the second caution, ending his race. Doug Horton was running third in the early going, but he came to a stop during the early caution period and was pushed off the track.

(1): Bart Hartman, (2) Chuck Harper, (3) Earl Pearson Jr., (4) John Blankenship, (5) Darren Miller, (6) Danny Johnson, (7) Tyler Boggs, (8) Doug Blashe, (9) Joe Isabell, (10) Mark Andersen, (11) Rick Aukland, (12) Kurt Owens, (13) Doug Horton. Scratch: Clint Coffman.

1) Billy Moyer.....Terry Casey
2) Steve Casebolt.....Scott Bloomquist
3) Jimmy Owens.....Steve Shaver
4) Freddy Smith.....Billy Faust
5) J.R. Hotovy.....Bob Geiger
6) Eric Wells.....Keith Nosbisch
7) Joe Denby.....Jason Riggs
8) Jim Borden

Moyer wins 3rd heat; Bloomquist fades

Third heat

Polesitter Billy Moyer pulled away for an easy victory while the battle for second was a dandy. Scott Bloomquist held the second spot most of the race, but Terry Casey's lap-six slide job in turn four stole the position from Bloomquist, who faded the rest of the way to finish fifth. Steve Shaver, who followed Casey past Bloomquist, was third and Steve Casebolt, who started third but fell back as far as sixth, was fourth. Bloomquist finished fifth. The only caution appeared on the ninth lap when Joe Denby stopped on the backstretch.

(1) Billy Moyer, (2) Terry Casey, (3) Steve Shaver, (4) Steve Casebolt, (5) Scott Bloomquist, (6) Jimmy Owens, (7) Freddy Smith, (8) Billy Faust, (9) J.R. Hotovy, (10) Keith Nosbisch, (11) Eric Wells, (12) Bob Geiger, (13) Jason Riggs, (14) Joe Denby, (15) Jim Borden.

1) Brady Smith.....Eric Jacobsen
2) Jeep Van Wormer.....Steve Francis
3) D.J. Wells.....Byran Collins
4) Rohn Moon.....John Mason
5) Ray Cook.....Jason McBride
6) Peyton Taylor.....Dennis Erb Jr
7) Butch McGill.....Chris Wall
8) Vic Coffey

Newcomer Smith wins fourth heat

Fourth heat

Polesitter Brady Smith outran fellow Team Zero driver Eric Jacobsen for a victory in his first 2008 appearance at East Bay. Jacobsen fought off repeated challenges from Steve Francis to hold the second spot, including when Francis nearly got alongside exiting turn four on the final lap. D.J. Wells ran with the frontrunners early and held on to finish fourth in a car equipped with an engine he got from Francis. Third-starting Jeep Van Wormer had his best starting spot of the week but ended up sixth. Bryan Collins slowed on the first lap to draw the race's lone caution.

(1) Brady Smith, (2) Eric Jacobsen, (3) Steve Francis, (4) D.J. Wells, (5) Ray Cook, (6) Jeep Van Wormer, (7) Rohn Moon, (8) Chris Wall, (9) John Mason, (10) Jason McBride, (11) Peyton Taylor, (12) Vic Coffey, (13) Butch McGill, (14) Bryan Collins. Scratch: Dennis Erb Jr.

1) Dave Tyrchniewicz.....Tim Dohm
2) Clint Smith.....Justin Rattliff
3) Tim McCreadie.....Wayne Chinn
4) Don O�Neal.....Rodney Melvin
5) Chris Madden.....Jared Hawkins
6) Billy Drake.....Tony Knowles
7) Jeff Beyers.....Russ Adams

Turk fights off Chinn, wins fifth heat
Fifth heat

After running fellow front-row starter Tim Dohm high on the first lap, Dave Tyrchniewicz fought off challenges from Wayne Chinn to win his second heat of the week. Chinn had a flurry of competitors trying to steal the second spot as Tim McCreadie and Clint Smith pressured him through the late stages. Chinn held on to second and McCreadie beat Smith for third with his momentum exiting turn four. Dohm, who was piloting a T&R Logging car as a teammate to Jared Hawkins, never recovered from his first-lap foray near the turn-four wall and finished sixth. Chris Madden pulled out on the fifth lap as smoke trailed his No. 44.

(1) Dave Tyrchniewicz, (2) Wayne Chinn, (3) Tim McCreadie, (4) Clint Smith, (5) Don O'Neal, (6) Tim Dohm, (7) Justin Rattliff, (8) Jared Hawkins, (9) Billy Drake, (10) Rodney Melvin, (11) Jeff Beyers, (12) Tony Knowles, (13) Chris Madden. Scratch: Russ Adams.

1) Josh Richards.....Donnie Moran
2) Shane Clanton.....Terry English
3) Kevin Cole.....Dan Stone
4) Kellen Chadwick.....Tim Fuller
5) Austin Hubbard.....Tyler Ivey
6) Eddie Carrier Jr.....Marshall Austin Jr
7) Anthony White.....Josh McGuire

Richards tops Moran in final heat

Sixth heat
Winning a heat race for the third night in a row, polesitter Josh Richards outran Donnie Moran as he continued his strong runs in the Ernie Davis-owned No. 25. Moran was second while Shane Clanton, making his first 2008 appearance at East Bay, grabbed the third and final transfer spot despite trailing blue smoke the last two laps. Terry English finished fourth, one spot better than Dan Stone. The race's first caution appeared after one lap when Kellen Chadwick spun in turn four; the second caution appeared on the eighth lap as Austin Hubbard got crossed up on the frontstretch.

(1) Josh Richards, (2) Donnie Moran, (3) Shane Clanton, (4) Terry English, (5) Dan Stone, (6) Tim Fuller, (7) Kevin Cole, (8) Eddie Carrier Jr., (9) Kellen Chadwick, (10) Marshall Austin Jr., (11) Tyler Ivey, (12) Austin Hubbard. Scratch: Anthony White, Josh McGuire.

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18 CARS PER RACE, 12 laps

First consolation
Mike Marlar - Steve Casebolt
Darren Miller - Brian Shirley
Jimmy Owens - Tyler Boggs
Rick Eckert -Billy Faust
Joe Isabell - Jackie Boggs
Keith Nosbisch - Rick Aukland
Ronnie Whitt - Bob Geiger
Doug Horton - Scott Riggs
Jim Borden - Clint Coffman

Polesitter Mike Marlar outdragged fellow front-row starter Steve Casebolt on the backstretch of the first lap and raced his way into the main event. Casebolt briefly lost second to Darren Miller, but took up the chase of Marlar again on the second lap. The top two pulled well ahead of the field, but Casebolt slowed on the ninth lap to draw a caution. Casebolt's departure moved Brian Shirley into second for a restart with three laps to go. Shirley did his best to challenge Marlar, but couldn't make the move. Rick Eckert finished third ahead of Miller. A second-lap caution appeared for a turn-one scramble that included Bob Geiger, Jim Borden and Clint Coffman

(1) Mike Marlar, (2) Brian Shirley, (3) Rick Eckert, (4) Darren Miller, (5) Jackie Boggs, (6) Jimmy Owens, (7) Tyler Boggs, (8) Joe Isabell, (9) Billy Faust, (10) Doug Horton, (11) Ronnie Lee Whitt, (12) Rick Aukland, (13) Bob Geiger.

Second consolation

Polesitter John Blankenship held off his car builder Scott Bloomquist to transfer to his first feature of the week. Bloomquist, who lost ground when he got out of shape in turn two on the fourth lap, was nearly a half-straightaway behind when a lap-eight caution bunched the field. On the restart, Bloomquist began working the high side and was within a length when another caution appeared with two laps remaining. Another caution set up a one-lap shootout, but Bloomquist couldn't find a way past. A first-lap caution appeared when Eric Wells got sideways in turn one, collecting three competitors.

(1) John Blankenship, (2) Scott Bloomquist, (3) Scott James, (4) Doug Blashe, (5) Damon Eller, (6) Joe Denby, (7) Danny Johnson, (8) J.R.Hotovy, (9) Don Beyers

Third consolation
D.J.Wells - Terry English
Don O'Neal - Jeep Van Wormer
Tim Fuller - Justin Rattliff
Chris Wall - Eddie Carrier
Billy Drake - Jason McBride
Marshall Austin - Jeff Beyers
Vic Coffey- Tyler Ivey
Dennis Erb - Josh McGuire
Chris Madden (DNS)

In the best race of the week, Tim Fuller made a high-side pass of polesitter D.J. Wells on the last lap and grabbed a feature transfer spot. Wells ran the high side from the outset and fought off early challenges from Terry English and then Don O'Neal, who nearly got alongside on the low side midway through the race. While O'Neal kept chipping away, the fifth-starting Fuller went to the extreme high side and began moving to the front. Fuller took second coming to the white flag, then made his winning move on the 12th and final lap, sweeping around Wells exiting turn four.

(1) Tim Fuller, (2). D.J. Wells, (3) Don O'Neal, (4) Terry English, (5) Billy Drake, (6) Dennis Erb Jr., (7) Justin Rattliff.

Fourth consolation
Clint Smith - Ray Cook
Dan Stone - Tim Dohm
Rohn Moon - Kevin Cole
Jared Hawkins - John mason
Kellen Chadwick - Rodney Melvin
Peyton Taylor - Rodney Melvin
Austin Hubbard - Tony Knowles
Butch McGill -

Starting outside the front row, Ray Cook got the jump on polesitter Clint Smith and rode the high groove to victory. Smith nosed in on Cook in the early laps, but slipped up in turn one on the fourth lap and allowed Cook to edge away. Smith moved to the high side at the halfway point and cut Cook's lead to a few lengths, but he ended up settling for second. Third-row starter Rohn Moon finished a distant third.

(1) Ray Cook, (2) Clint Smith, (3) Rohn Moon, (4) Dan Stone, (5) Jared Hawkins, (6) John Mason, (7) Rodney Melvin, (8) Tim Dohm, (9) Kellen Chadwick, (10) Butch McGill, (11) Tony Knowles.

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Dennis Erb - Vic Coffey
Kevin Cole - Justin Rattliff
Don O'Neal - Tony Knowles
Tyler Boggs - Billy Faust
Terry English - Jason Riggs

Non-qualifiers' race
Don O'Neal watched Tim Fuller pull off a last-lap pass in the third consolation, then duplicated the move himself in the Strawberry Dash to earn a spot in the feature event. O'Neal, who at one point appeared as if he was going to pull off the track before a caution appeared, was on the high side and Justin Rattliff was on the low side as they swallowed up race-long leader Dennis Erb Jr. with less than two laps to go. Rattliff took the lead at the white flag ahead of Erb, who dove low in turn one and lost control. Up high, O'Neal kept up his momentum and caught Rattliff between turns three and four. O'Neal roared out of the fourth turn to take the victory.

(1) Don O'Neal, (2) Justin Rattliff, (3) Kevin Cole, (4) Vic Coffey, (5) Billy Faust.
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By Racerchaser on 02-08-2008, 10:35 PM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Feb. 8 Feature Lineup

$10,000.00 to win 50 laps

A- Main lineup

Row 1: Matt Miller, Billy Moyer
Row 2: Josh Richards, Brady Smith
Row 3: Dave Tyrchniewicz, Bart Hartman
Row 4: Shannon Babb, Chuck Harper
Row 5: Terry Casey, Eric Jacobsen
Row 6: Wayne Chinn, Donnie Moran
Row 7: Dan Schlieper, Earl Pearson jr.
Row 8: Steve Shaver, SteveFrancis
Row 9: Tim McCreadie,
John Blankenship
Row 10: Mike Marlar,
Tim Fuller
Row 11: Ray Cook, X Shane Clanton
Row 12: Scott James, Steve Casebolt (Last years points)
Row 13: Don O'Neal (strawberry dash winner)

X-Clanton was scheduled to start outside the ninth row, but must fall to the 12th row because he went to a backup car after having motor problems.

Billy Moyer IS still the man

2* Brady Smith
3* Eric Jacobsen
4* Donnie Moran
5* John Blankenship
6* Mike Marlar
7* Steve Francis
8* Ray Cook
9* Terry Casey
10* Tim McCreadie
11* Steve Shaver
12* Josh Richards
13* Scott James
14* Wayne Chinn
15* Steve Casebolt
16* Dan Schlieper
17* Chuck Harper
18* Bart Hartman
19* Tim Fuller
20* Earl Pearson Jr
21* Shane Clanton
22* Don O'Neal
23* Matt Miller
24* Shannon Babb
25* Dave Tyrchniewicz
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By Racerchaser on 02-08-2008, 11:14 PM
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BILLY MOYER fights off newcomer Smith

If competitors weren't impressed that Wednesday night's victory meant Billy Moyer was still the man to beat at East Bay Raceway Park, he drove the point home on Friday night. Leading all 50 laps in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event, the Hall of Fame driver from Batesville, Ark., earned $10,000 for his record 17th career victory at East Bay.

Brady Smith, making his first appearance of the week at East Bay, finished just a length behind in second with 10th-starting Eric Jacobsen and distant third. Donnie Moran, who started 12th, finished fourth and 18th-starting John Blankenship rounded out the top five. The finishes are unofficial.

Moyer started outside the front row and immediately took command in a race where foes diced for every groove behind him. Only polesitter, Matt Miller, who broke after running second for 12 laps, and East Bay newcomer Brady Smith were able to stay remotely close to the blazing Moyer.

Smith made it interesting with 15 laps remaining as he closed up on Moyer's rear deck amid lapped traffic. While Moyer tried to work under the slower Tim McCreadie, Smith was waiting to pounce as he peeked under the leader in the corners. The traffic allowed third-running Eric Jacobsen, nearly a half-track behind Moyer 10 laps earlier, to also close in on the frontrunners.

A lap-40 caution for a slowing Dan Schlieper bunched the field for the restart and gave Moyer clear racetrack with 10 laps remaining.

On the restart, Smith stayed within striking distance for a few laps, but Moyer began to ease away and had a five-length lead with five laps remaining. Jacobsen, Moran and Blankenship couldn't keep up with the top two during the final stretch of racing. Smith closed up on Moyer amid traffic in the final laps, but couldn't find a way past.

The race was slowed by five cautions, none for serious incidents. Scott James slowed on the 15th lap and tail-starting Don O'Neal stopped with a punctured radiator on the lap-15 restart.

The Dart Winternationals wrap up Saturday night with a 75-lap feature paying $12,000 to the winner.

2008 DART Machinery Winternationals Points Standings (After 2/8/08)

1)Billy Moyer � 1170
1)Matt Miller � 1170
3)Don O�Neal � 1080
4)Donnie Moran � 1040
5)Steve Francis � 1035
6)Josh Richards � 1015
7)Terry Casey � 980
8)Tim McCreadie � 945
9)Dan Schlieper � 915
9)Justin Rattliff � 915

2008 Championship Points Standings (After 2/8/08)

1)Billy Moyer � 480
2)Terry Casey � 455
3)Donnie Moran � 400
4)Mike Marlar � 385
5)Tim McCreadie � 380
6)Josh Richards � 375
7)Steve Francis � 370
8)Steve Casebolt � 365
9)Matt Miller � 345
9) Eric Jacobsen � 345
9) Ray Cook - 345
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By Racerchaser on 02-09-2008, 12:14 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals


thanks To;
Dirt On Dirt
Todd Turner
For The Results And Information





STARTING ABOUT 7:00pm (+/- hour thats L/S time)



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By Dirtfan_21 on 02-09-2008, 12:15 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

well done...good racing tonight..wish i was there
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By Racerchaser on 02-09-2008, 12:17 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Tomorrow Night 75 Laps $12,000.00 To Win

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By Dirtfan_21 on 02-09-2008, 12:19 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Originally Posted by Racerchaser
Tomorrow Night 75 Laps $12,000.00 To Win
Its gonna be more exciting than tonight im sure... The finale's are always the best i think
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By jhofficial on 02-09-2008, 12:21 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Originally Posted by Dirtfan_21
Its gonna be more exciting than tonight im sure... The finale's are always the best i think
Listening to the boardcast tonight, I dont see how it could get any better!!!!!
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By Racerchaser on 02-09-2008, 12:22 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

I can this much, after listening to the races on the radio, they have had good races every night
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By Dirtfan_21 on 02-09-2008, 12:24 AM
Re: FRIDAY Night Febuary 8 2008 East Bay Winternationals

Originally Posted by jhofficial
Listening to the boardcast tonight, I dont see how it could get any better!!!!!
the racing was awesome tonight.. i was just saying that it could be even better tomar night...
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