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February 10, 2001

SHAVER WINS SECOND EAST BAY WINTERNATIONAL TITLE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

TAMPA, FL - Steve Shaver of Parkersburg, WV held off a late-race charge by
Shannon Babb of Decatur, IL to increase his bank account by $27,600 by
winning the 25th Annual East Bay Raceway Winternationals Saturday night for
the United Dirt Track Racing Association Pro DirtCar Series.

Shaver swept the program for his second East Bay Winternationals title
driving the Simonton Windows/Poske's Performance Parts Rocket/Malcuit Monte
Carlo.

The 100-lap race win was worth $25,000, plus a $2,500 bonus for the repeat
win to go with his 1999 title, and $100 from JE Pistons for winning the
first 12-lap heat race. Shaver set fast time among the 69 entrants with a
lap around the 1/3-mile clay oval in 14.571 seconds for an average speed of
82.355 miles per hour.

Shaver took the lead on lap 79 when early race leader Don O'Neal of
Martinsville, IN broke coming off the fourth turn. Babb then charged into
second spot to reel in the Shaver during the last ten laps of the race.

Both Shaver and Babb ran out of cushion on the high side of the track, and
began using their right-rear quarter panels as mud scrapers on the
clay-packed East Bay concrete walls. Shaver tapped the third turn wall on
lap 91, while Babb hit the fourth turn wall on lap 95 and 96.

Babb took the lead in turn two after a lap 93 restart, but Shaver turned up
the wick and passed Babb back for the point in turn three. After Babb's two
tail slappers in turn four, Shaver was able to pull away for his second
career UDTRA victory, both of which have come at East Bay Raceway.

"I like this track so well, I just might move down here," Shaver said in the
winner's circle. "I ran down low early in the race trying to be
conservative, but Brad Malcuit built me the fastest motor here, so I went up
top and went for it. Babb left me a wake up call on that restart, so I
picked up the pace."

Babb took the second spot in the Car City Company Rayburn/Dickens Monte
Carlo, and Jimmy Mars of Elk Mound, WI came home in the third spot driving
the Parker Stores Mastersbilt/Pro Power Monte Carlo. Chub Frank of Sugar
Grove, PA finished fourth in the Mac Trailers Rocket/Draime Monte Carlo, and
Davey Johnson of Greensburg, PA rounded out the top five in the Rocket
Chassis Rocket/Draime Monte Carlo.

Jackie Boggs of Grayson, KY was sixth in the McDonalds Swartz/T&H Monte
Carlo, and Donnie Moran of Dresden, OH was the JE Pistons Hard Charger of
the Race after starting 24th and finishing seventh in the McCullough
Motorsports Boss/Pro Power Monte Carlo.

UDTRA point leader Steve Francis of Ashland, KY brought his Valvoline
Oil/Mopar Performance Rocket/Stanton Dodge RT home in the eighth spot.
Francis now holds a 38-point lead over Shaver in the UDTRA Pro DirtCar
Series points chase.

Kevin Weaver of Gibson City, IL finished ninth in the Turner Bus Service
Rayburn/Custom Monte Carlo, and the tenth spot went to Dan Schlieper of
Pewaukee, WI in the Performance Roofing Systems Rayburn/Pro Power Monte
Carlo.

Shaver grabbed the lead at the drop of the green flag from the pole
position, but outside front row starter Ray Tucker of Greensboro, NC took
the point in turn three bringing Francis with him into the second spot.
Steve Boley of West Liberty, IA hit the backstretch wall on the second lap
to bring out the first of 11 caution flags.

After the restart, Francis used the inside groove to pass Tucker for the
lead in turn two, as Tucker began to fade. O'Neal passed Tucker for second
spot a lap later, and Steve Lucas of Charleston, WV moved by Tucker to
advance to third spot.

Francis cut down a left-rear tire while leading on lap 11 to bring out the
second caution flag of the race. That put O'Neal in front, with Lucas
moving up to second, but a smoking engine under the caution flag sent Lucas
to the pits for the evening. Shaver moved up to second, with Babb in third
when the field went back to green.

O'Neal moved to the high side of the track and was never challenged for the
point, but behind Shaver and Babb, wholesale position changes were taking
place throughout the top ten around the entire track. On lap 27, Babb
passed Shaver for the second spot with Boggs in fourth, and Frank in fifth.

By the halfway point, O'Neal had a comfortable lead over Babb, with Shaver
in third, Frank in fourth, and 1997 UDTRA Champion Billy Moyer of
Batesville, AR had moved up to fifth, with Boggs fading to seventh behind
Weaver. On lap 54, Babb jumped the cushion in turn four and lost several
spots. Babb and Moyer both cut down tires on lap 57 to bring out the
seventh caution flag.

For the restart, it was O'Neal in front followed by Shaver, Frank, Weaver,
and Mars, who had charged into the top five. On lap 62, Frank passed Shaver
for second, and on lap 73, Shaver moved from the inside to the cushion on
the outside to pass Frank back for second. Behind this battle, Mars battled
with Boggs for the fourth spot.

On lap 75, Shaver began to reel in O'Neal, and on lap 79, O'Neal suddenly
slowed in turn four with a trail of smoke behind his race car. O'Neal
retired for the evening as Shaver took the lead.

With 12 laps to go, Shaver held the top spot followed by Frank, Weaver, Mars
and Moran. On lap 89, Weaver brought out a caution flag with a cut tire.
As the field lined up for the restart, Babb had climbed back into the
seventh spot.

On lap 91, Shaver bounced hard off the third turn wall, but kept going, as
Babb ran as high as the walls would let him to pass Francis, Boggs, and
Moran into the fourth spot. The final caution flag came out on lap 96.
Babb shot past Mars and Frank into the second spot on the restart and passed
Shaver for the lead in turn two.

Shaver mashed his right foot through the radiator and powered back into the
lead in turn three. Babb raced hard through the fourth turn and slapped the
wall twice, but kept going, while Mars passed Frank for third spot in the
closing laps.

In other action, Shaver, Tucker, Francis, Lucas, Babb, and O'Neal took heat
race wins with Lucas taking the Scott Performance Wire Bonus Award. In
12-lap Consolation Race action, Terry English of Benton, KY won the Renegade
Transporters 1st Consy, with Booper Bare of Rockridge Baths, VA winning the
Polaris ATVs 2nd Consy, and Schlieper winning the 3rd Consy.

The final three events of the 3rd Annual UDTRA Sunbelt Tour will be held at
Volusia Speedway Park in Daytona Beach, FL on February 15, 16, and 17. The
main events on February 15 and 16 will be $5,000-to-win 30 lappers on the
½-mile clay oval. The UDTRA Pro DirtCars will conclude the UDTRA Sunbelt
Tour with a 50-lap $10,000-to-win main event on February 17.

The schedule for the UDTRA Volusia Speedway Park events will have the gates
opening at 3 p.m., with hot laps set for 5:30 p.m., and racing scheduled for
7 p.m. each night. Volusia Speedway Park is located 15 miles west of
Daytona Beach on State Road 40. For ticket and race day information call
(904) 985-4402.

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 4 AT EAST BAY RACEWAY, TAMPA, FL ON 2/10/01:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CAR LAPS $ WON
1. 1 30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg, WV Chev. 100 $27,600
2. 5 18 Shannon Babb Decatur, IL Chev. 100 $10,000
3. 16 28m Jimmy Mars Elk Mound, WI Chev. 100 $6,000
4. 8 1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove, PA Chev. 100 $4,000
5. 14 1j Davey Johnson Greensburg, PA Chev. 100 $3,500
6. 7 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY Chev. 100 $3,000
7. 24 99 Donnie Moran Dresden, OH Chev. 100 $2,500
8. 3 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY Dodge 100 $2,000
9. 17 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL Chev. 100 $1,750
10. 21 s9 Dan Schlieper Pewaukee, WI Chev. 100 $1,500
11. 25 24 Rick Eckert York, PA Ford 100 $1,400
12. 20 0b Booper Bare Rockridge Baths, VA Chev. 100 $1,300
13. 19 96 Terry English Benton, KY Chev. 100 $1,200
14. 23 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA Pont. 100 $1,200
15. 11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN Ford 99 $1,200
16. 10 71r Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH Pont. 99 $1,200
17. 15 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR Pont. 98 $1,200
18. 9 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN Chev. 92 $1,200
19. 6 71o Don O'Neal Martinsville, IN Chev. 79 $1,200
20. 18 71c R.J. Conley Wheelersburg, OH Chev. 58 $1,200
21. 12 12 Rick Aukland Zanesville, OH Pont. 52 $1,200
22. 24 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR Pont. 31 $1,200
23. 4 5 Steve Lucas Charleston, WV Pont. 10 $1,200
24. 2 27 Ray Tucker Greensboro, NC Chev. 10 $1,200
25. 13 26 Steve Boley West Liberty, IA Ford 1 $1,200
26. 22 1cj Rodney Franklin White Post, VA Chev. 1 $1,200

ENTRIES: 69
LEAD CHANGES: 3 Among 4 Drivers
LAP LEADERS: Tucker, 1-5; Francis, 6-10; O'Neal, 11-78; Shaver 79-100
LAPS LED: O'Neal, 68; Shaver, 22; Francis, 5; Tucker, 5
CAUTIONS: 11
JE PISTONS HARD CHARGER AWARD: Moran, started 24th and finished 7th
PROVISIONALS: Eckert (2) and Wallace (3)
UDTRA SHOOTOUT INVITEES: Babb, Mars, Frank, Boggs, Weaver, O'Neal (Promoter
's Choice), Schlieper (Promoter's Choice 2/7/01), and Balzano (Promoter's
Choice 2/8/01)

QUALIFICATIONS:

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS CARMAKE LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME SPEED
1 30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg, WV Rocket MonteCarlo 14.777 14.571 14.571
82.355
2 27 Ray Tucker Greensboro, NC Rocket MonteCarlo 15.093 14.806 14.806 81.048
3 15 Steve Francis Ashland, KY Rocket Dodge 14.831 15.100 14.831 80.912
4 5 Steve Lucas Charleston, WV Rocket Grand Prix 14.930 14.837 14.837 80.879
5 E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg, WV Rocket MonteCarlo 14.899 15.428 14.899
80.542
6 s9 Dan Schlieper Pewaukee, WI Rayburn MonteCarlo 14.900 14.900 14.900
80.537
7 26 Steve Boley West Liberty, IA Mastersbilt Mustang 14.925 15.087 14.925
80.402
8 1j Davey Johnson Greensburg, PA Rocket MonteCarlo 15.044 14.949 14.949
80.273
9 66f Bill Frye Greenbrier, AR GRT Mustang 14.952 15.151 14.952 80.257
10 71r Rod Conley Wheelersburg, OH Rocket MonteCarlo 14.979 15.194 14.979
80.112
11 0 Scott Bloomquist Mooresburg, TN Warrior Mustang 15.466 14.981 14.981
80.101
12 114 Randle Chupp Knoxville, TN Rocket MonteCarlo 15.259 15.004 15.004
79.979
13 4b Jackie Boggs Grayson, KY Swartz MonteCarlo 15.029 15.013 15.013 79.931
14 1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove, PA Rocket MonteCarlo 15.045 15.148 15.045
79.761
15 83 Scott James Lawrenceburg, IN Rocket MonteCarlo 15.834 15.157 15.157
79.171
16 17c Charlie Duncan Millersburg, OH Rocket MonteCarlo 15.496 15.174 15.174
79.083
17 18 Shannon Babb Decatur, IL Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.179 15.281 15.179
79.057
18 12 Rick Aukland Zanesville, OH Mastersbilt Grand Prix 15.260 15.184
15.184 79.031
19 1cj Rodney Franklin White Post, VA Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.185 17.251
15.185 79.025
20 10r Russ Scheffler Waukesha, WI GRT MonteCarlo 15.254 15.192 15.192
78.989
21 24 Rick Eckert York, PA Rocket Mustang 15.752 15.213 15.213 78.880
22 19 Jeremy Miller Littletown, PA Rocket Grand Prix 15.427 15.224 15.224
78.823
23 53 Ray Cook Brasstown, NC GRT Mustang 15.236 15.233 15.233 78.776
24 71c R.J. Conley Wheelersburg, OH Rocket Grand Prix 15.253 15.278 15.253
78.673
25 66 Joe Izzo LaSalle, IL GRT MonteCarlo 15.274 15.257 15.257 78.652
26 96 Terry English Benton, KY Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.261 15.407 15.261
78.632
27 00 Freddy Smith Knoxville, TN GRT MonteCarlo 15.278 15.266 15.266 78.606
28 11 Ace Ihm Hazel Green, WI Warrior Grand Prix 15.492 15.274 15.274 78.565
29 2j Mike Johnson Imperial, PA Rocket Grand Prix 15.294 15.361 15.294
78.462
30 00k Randy Korte Highland, IL Larry Shaw MonteCarlo 15.419 15.294 15.294
78.462
31 71m Lance Mathees Winona, MN Fegers MonteCarlo 15.477 15.295 15.295
78.457
32 1c Eddie Carrier Jr. Leburn, KY Rocket MonteCarlo 15.390 15.318 15.318
78.339
33 21 Billy Moyer Batesville, AR Rayburn Grand Prix 15.937 15.323 15.323
78.314
34 0b Booper Bare Rockridge Baths, VA Rocket MonteCarlo 15.638 15.346 15.346
78.196
35 B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City, IL Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.595 15.385 15.385
77.998
36 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico, FL Rocket MonteCarlo 15.539 15.394 15.394
77.952
37 71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg, OH Rocket MonteCarlo 15.636 15.398 15.398
77.932
38 89 Marshall Green Dalton, GA Warrior MonteCarlo 15.797 15.406 15.406
77.892
39 28b Dick Barton Ashville, NY GRT Mustang 15.421 15.511 15.421 77.816
40 28m Jimmy Mars Elk Mound, WI Mastersbilt MonteCarlo 16.187 15.443 15.443
77.705
41 99 Donnie Moran Dresden, OH Boss MonteCarlo 15.450 15.708 15.450 77.670
42 71o Don O'Neal Martinville, IN Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.514 15.478 15.478
77.529
43 15b Brian Birkhofer Muscatine, IA Rocket Grand Prix 15.503 16.657 15.503
77.404
44 00h Chuck Harper Beverly, WV Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.577 15.516 15.516
77.340
45 24b Roy Deece Jr. Odenton, MD Rocket Grand Prix 15.723 15.522 15.522
77.310
46 2 Anthony White Clinton, TN Warrior Grand Prix 15.543 15.524 15.524
77.300
47 3 Steve Smith Powell, TN Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.655 15.534 15.534 77.250
48 28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville, ILL Rayburn MonteCarlo 15.542 15.603
15.542 77.210
49 6t Tim Dohm Charleston, WV Rocket MonteCarlo 15.973 15.611 15.611 76.869
50 27j Danny Johnson Phelps, NY Rocket MonteCarlo 15.975 15.621 15.621
76.820
51 75 John Gill Mitchell, IN Rocket Grand Prix 15.659 15.659 15.659 76.633
52 11s David Smith Inman, SC Warrior Mustang 16.197 15.660 15.660 76.628
53 82 Andy Fries Mercersburg, PA Warrior MonteCarlo 16.064 15.705 15.705
76.409
54 6m Wendell Wallace Batesville, AR GRT Grand Prix 15.828 15.721 15.721
76.331
55 1 Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville, FL Rocket Mustang 15.745 19.343 15.745
76.215
56 1k John Anderson Omaha, NE GRT Grand Prix 15.769 15.766 15.766 76.113
57 32c Vic Coffey Leicester, NY Rocket MonteCarlo 15.770 15.928 15.770
76.094
58 02m Jody Moore Red House, WV Rocket Grand Prix 15.942 15.813 15.813
75.887
59 21m Jason Montgomery Jackson, OH Rocket Grand Prix 15.995 15.873 15.873
75.600
60 17g Mike Gault Gaffney, SC Warrior Grand Prix 15.982 15.966 15.966 75.160
61 9z Jayme Zidar Greenfield, WI GRT MonteCarlo 16.038 15.984 15.984 75.075
62 21d Dan Stone Thompson, PA Burnhizel MonteCarlo 16.731 16.189 16.189
74.124
63 J0 J.O. Nobles Nahunta, GA Warrior MonteCarlo 16.363 16.731 16.363 73.336
64 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA Larry Shaw Grand Prix 16.420 16.385
16.385 73.238
65 w7 Thomas Ware Cynthianna, KY Rocket MonteCarlo 16.580 16.436 16.436
73.010
66 45k John Kresser Jr. Bridgeview, IL GRT MonteCarlo DQ DQ DQ DQ
67 70 Anthony Rushing Kosciusko, MS Rocket MonteCarlo DQ DQ DQ DQ
68 31t Bobby Turner Cumming, GA Rocket MonteCarlo NT NT NT NT
69 64 Ryan Dauber Tonica, IL GRT MonteCarlo NT NT NT NT

HEAT RACES - 12 Laps (Top Three Finishers Transfer To Main Event):

JE PISTONS 1ST HEAT: 1. Shaver; 2. Boggs; 3. Boley; 4. Franklin; 5.
Birkhofer; 6. Mathees; 7. Dohm; 8. Izzo; 9. D. Conley; 10. Rushing; 11.
Zidar; 12. Pearson.
2ND HEAT: 1. Tucker; 2. Frank; 3. Dvy. Johnson; 4. English; 5. Carrier; 6.
Dny. Johnson; 7. Scheffler; 8. Harper; 9. Anderson; 10. Green; 11. Stone.
3RD HEAT: 1. Francis; 2. James; 3. Moyer; 4. Gill; 5. Deece; 6. Coffey; 7.
Barton; 8. Nobles; 9. Frye; 10. F. Smith; 11. Eckert; 12. Turner.
SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRES 4TH HEAT: 1. Lucas; 2. R. Conley; 3. Mars; 4.
Bare; 5. McDowell; 6. Miller; 7. White; 8. D. Smith; 9. Duncan; 10. Ihm; 11.
Moore.
5TH HEAT: 1. Babb; 2. Bloomquist; 3. Weaver; 4. Ware; 5. Moran; 6. S.
Smith; 7. Dauber; 8. M. Johnson; 9. Montgomery; 10. Fries; 11. Balzano; 12.
Cook.
6TH HEAT: 1. O'Neal; 2. Aukland; 3. R.J. Conley; 4. Chupp; 5. Wallace; 6.
Schlieper; 7. Korte; 8. Erb; 9. Nosbisch; 10. Gault; 11. Kresser.

CONSOLATION RACES - 12 Laps (Top Two Finishers Transfer To Main Event):

RENEGADE TRANSPORTERS 1ST CONSY: 1. English; 2. Franklin; 3. Birkhofer; 4.
D. Conley; 5. Dohm; 6. Mathees; 7. Scheffler; 8. Rushing; 9. Anderson; 10.
Green; 11. Harper; 12. Dny, Johnson; 13. Zidar; 14. Carrier; 15. Izzo.
POLARIS ATVs 2ND CONSY: 1. Bare; 2. McDowell; 3. Gill; 4. Deece; 5.
Coffey; 6. F. Smith; 7. Eckert; 8. Miller; 9. Frye; 10. D. Smith; 11.
Barton; 12. Duncan; 13. Nobles; 14. Ihm; 15. White.
3RD CONSY: 1. Schlieper; 2. Moran; 3. Ware; 4. Chupp; 5. Wallace; 6. M.
Johnson; 7. Korte; 8. Dauber; 9. Montgomery; 10. S. Smith; 11. Erb.

UDTRA POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 2/10/01:

1. Steve Francis - 632
2. Steve Shaver - 594
3. Billy Moyer - 586
4. Rick Eckert - 550
5. Scott Bloomquist - 478
6. Donnie Moran - 475
7. Wendell Wallace - 469
8. Terry English - 464
9. Dan Schlieper - 451
10. Steve Boley - 423
11. Freddy Smith - 422
12. Jimmy Mars - 416
13. Dale McDowell - 415
13. Davey Johnson - 415
15. Shannon Babb - 414
16. Rick Aukland - 413
17. Dennis Erb Jr. - 410
18. Vic Coffey - 400
19. Mike Balzano - 398
20. Jackie Boggs - 374


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