Crouse Goes Back To Back At East Bay
GIBSONTON, Fla. – Roger Crouse drove to a pair of victories Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park, winning both the open-wheel modified and limited late model features.
Crouse first won the limited late model feature. Shane Koperda and Tim Powers made up the front row for the feature.
Caution came out at the start of the race as several drivers got involved in an incident. Once the wrecked was cleaned up the field returned to racing and it was Crouse who assumed the lead.
Several cautions came throughout the race but it was Crouse keeping his win streak alive, winning a feature race every year he has raced at East Bay Raceway Park for more than 25 years.
The next feature to hit the track was the open-wheel modified main event. Bobby Dixon and Tim Gay sat on the front row at the start.
Gay led the first lap until caution came out as Buzzie Reutimann spun in turn four. During the restart it was Gay leading until Austin Sanders took over the lead on lap three. Sanders would lead the next five laps until Crouse took over the top spot.
Several cautions came out until it was lap 13 with Crouse holding on while Sanders was looking to make it two in a row. Another caution would come out but this time it was with just one lap remaining.
Crouse once again was the leader with Sanders right on his back bumper. When the checkered waved it was Crouse winning back to back features with Sanders finishing second.
Other race winners at East Bay Saturday included Tim Stoffel (V8 Warriors), Dave Kelly (Florida Old Time Modifieds) and Mike Wilson (Street Stocks).