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OPENING NIGHT AT EAST BAY TO O'NEAL!!!

Tampa (Gibsonton),FL 2-5-01

Don O'Neal of Martinsville,IN captured the opening night of the Renegade
STARS Racing Series sanctioned "25th Silver Anniversary Late Model
Winternationals" at East Bay Raceway in Tampa (Gibsonton),FL Monday.
Driving the Indiana Department of Tourism/O'Neal Wood Products/C.J. Rayburn
Race Cars/Rayburn Racing Engines/Real Racing No. 71o Chevrolet Monte Carlo,
O'Neal jumped into the lead from his pole starting spot and lead all 50
laps to pocket the $5,000 top prize. Davey Johnson, who started 19th,
worked his way past Billy Moyer for second with only two laps remaining to
garner runner-up honors with Moyer third, Dale McDowell fourth and 18th
starting Steve Shaver fifth. Rounding out the top ten finishers were
outside pole sitter Brian Birkhofer, 22nd starting Chub Frank, Delmas
Conley (the last car on the lead lap), followed by 14th starting Mike
Balzano and Greg Lucas.

At the drop of the green flag O'Neal powered into the lead which he would
never give up with McDowell, Jackie Boggs, Birkhofer and Lucas trailing at
the end of the first lap. Before lap two could be completed Boggs lost the
handle in turn two bringing out the races first of six cautions. O'Neal
pulled away from the field on the restart as Dan Schlieper shot into fourth
and then grabed third from Birkhofer on lap 3. Caution for a crash
involving Scott James, Terry English and Shannon Babb slowed the field
before lap four could be completed. James dropped from the action as did
English and Babb a few laps later after heading pitside for repairs.

O'Neal again pulled out to a healthy margin once the green replaced the
yellow with Moyer shooting past McDowell for second on lap 4. Rick Eckert
worked his into the top five on lap 6 as O'Neal was out in front by more
than 10 car lengths. Lap 11 saw Dennis Erb Jr. pound the turn one wall
bringing out another yellow and dropping him from the race. By Lap 15 the
top five running order had O'Neal in front by eight car lengths over Moyer
with Schlieper, Eckert and McDowell trailing. Five laps later the caution
was waving once more when Balzano suffered a flat tire.

At the halfway mark O'Neal enjoyed a five car length lead over Moyer with
Schlieper, Eckert and McDowell trailing followed by Birkhofer, Johnson, Tim
Yeager, Frank and Conley. Moyer ran down O'Neal with 15 laps to go when
Matt Miller lost the handle in turn four right in front of the leaders.
O'Neal and Moyer both clipped Miller but were able to continue. A great
four car battle for the lead once the race was restarted saw some very
exciting action as Moyer worked O'Neal with Schlieper and Eckert going at
it. Schlieper and Moyer made contact exiting turn two on lap 44 and Eckert,
with no place to go when Schlieper checked up, banged hard off of Schlieper
and into the inside concrete wall. Both Eckert and Schliper retired to the
pits with damage to their cars ending their great runs.

With six laps to go O'Neal again pulled away from Moyer. Steve Shaver made
a bonzai move exiting turn four with three laps to go to move past
Birkhofer for fifth and with two laps remaining Johnson worked underneath
of Moyer for second but could not catch O'Neal who took the checkered flag
nearly two seconds in front of Johnson.

The $27,000 event drew a "Winternationals" record 92 cars to the
semi-banked 1/3rd mile which turned rough after nearly a day and half of
steady rainfall over the week-end. Greg Lucas set a new single-lap track
record during CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trials with his
fast lap of 14.577 seconds. Taking heat race wins were Dan Schlieper,
Jackie Boggs, Delmas Conley (the SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race Bonus
winner), Billy Moyer, Rick Eckert and Terry English. The triple MASTERSBILT
RACE CARS "B" Mains were won by Davey Johnson, Jeep VanWormer and Donnie
Moran while Don O'Neal earned the pole for his triumph in the ISKY RACING
CAMS Dash. The East Bay Raceway "Winternationals" Invitational Dash was
captured by Ed Dixon.

2001 Renegade STARS Racing Series Race Report for 2-5-01
Race No. 1-2001 Season-"25th Silver Annversary Late Model Winternationals"
East Bay Raceway-Tampa (Gibsonton),FL-1/3rd Mile Oval
$5,000 To Win-$27,000 Purse-50 Lap Feature

(Showing Finish Pos.,Start Pos.,Car #,Driver,Laps Completed, Reason Out (if
any) and Purse Money Won

1. (1) #71o Don O'Neal 50 Running $5,100
2. (19) #1J Davey Johnson 50 Running $2,540
3. (9) #21 Billy Moyer 50 Running $1,500
4. (3) #17M Dale McDowell 50 Running $1,260
5. (18) #30 Steve Shaver 50 Running $1,000
6. (2) #15B Brian Birkhofer 50 Running $980
7. (22) #1* Chub Frank 50 Running $890
8. (4) #71 Delmas Conley 50 Running $850
9. (14) #E1 Mike Balzano 49 Running $750
10. (5) #32 Greg Lucas 49 Running $740
11. (15) #27J Danny Johnson 49 Running $650
12. (16) #19Y Tim Yeager 49 Running $600
13. (27) #71C R.J. Conley 49 Running $590
14. (25) #71R Rod Conley 48 Running $540
15. (7) #S9 Dan Schlieper 44 Rear-End $450
16. (10) #24 Rick Eckert 44 Steering $400
17. (8) #4B Jackie Boggs 37 Handling $350
18. (24) #7 Matt Miller 34 Accident $340
19. (26) #2J Mike Johnson 15 Handling $340
20. (17) #28 Dennis Erb Jr. 11 Accident $300
21. (13) #18 Shannon Babb 11 Handling $300
22. (23) #6M Wendell Wallace 11 Suspension $340
23. (12) #W7 Thomas Ware 10 Handling $300
24. (11) #96 Terry English 10 Suspension $300
25. (28) #12 Rick Aukland 9 Handling $340
26. (21) #99 Donnie Moran 8 Handling $340
27. (6) #83 Scott James 3 Accident $335
28. (20) #55 Jeep VanWormer 3 Suspension $340

Time Of Race: 45 Mins.
Yellow Flags: Six-Laps 1,3,11,20,35,44
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: One-Don O'Neal 1-50
TEAM SIMPSON RACING "Lucky Seven" Award: None
OUTERWEARS CO. "Hard Charger of the Race": Davey Johnson
"ROCKET CHASSIS Rookie of the Race": None
Provisional Starters: Rod Conley,Mike Johnson,R.J. Conley,Rick Aukland
Car Count: 92
CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trial Award: Greg Lucas 14.577
secs. (New Single-Lap Track Record)
Heat Race Winners: Dan Schlieper, Jackie Boggs, Delmas Conley, Billy Moyer,
Rick Eckert, Terry English
SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race Bonus Winner: Delmas Conley
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main Winners: Davey Johnson, Jeep VanWormer,
Donnie Moran
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash Winner: Don O'Neal

SUMMARY
CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trials:
1. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 14.577 (New Track Record)
2. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 14.625
3. #71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg,OH 14.673
4. #2J Mike Johnson Imperial,PA 14.785
5. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 14.810
6. # 7 Matt Miller Toldeo,OH 14.837
7. #71o Don O'Neal Martinsville,IN 14.840
8. #17M Dale McDowell Rossville,GA 14.877
9. #15 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 14.894
10. #15B Brian Birkhofer Muscatine,IA 14.920
11. #82 Scott James Lawrenceburg,IN 14.965
12. #30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg,WV 14.998
13. #1J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 15.114
14. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 15.132
15. # 5 Steve Lucas Charleston,WV 15.144
16. #21 Billy Moyer Batesville,AR 15.184
17. #24 Rick Eckert York,PA 15.189
18. #96 Terry English Benton,KY 15.197
19. #S9 Dan Schlieper Pewaukee,WI 15.197
20. #27J Danny Johnson Phelps,NY 15.200
21. #00H Chuck Harper Beverly,WV 15.211
22. #18 Shannon Babb Deactur,IL 15.246
23. #98 Pete Broughton Wimauma,FL 15.251
24. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 15.255
25. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 15.261
26. #75 John Gill Mitchell,IN 15.263
27. #19Y Tim Yeager Harrodsburg,KY 15.277
28. #24B Roy Deese Jr. Odenton,MD 15.326
29. #26 Steve Boley West Liberty,IA 15.341
30. #B12 Kevin Weaver Gibson City,IL 15.359
31. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 15.365
32. #19M Mark Mears Deactur,AL 15.381
33. #77B Barry Bragdon Wheelersburg,OH 15.381
34. #00 Freddy Smith Knoxville,TN 15.431
35. # 0 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths,VA 15.469
36. #00K Randy Korte Highland,IL 15.544
37. #77 Bill Bartels Marina Del Rey,CA 15.550
38. #53 Ray Cook Brasstown,NC 15.550
39. #69 Terry Eaglin Versailles,IN 15.551
40. #55 Jeep VanWormer Pinconning,MI 15.552
41. #D2 Nolan Dalton Morgantown,WV 15.558
42. #56 Gary Webb Blue Grass,IA 15.565
43. #33 Al Purkey Coffeyville,KS 15.590
44. #10P Pete Parker Kaukauna,WI 15.614
45. #W7 Thomas Ware Cynthiana,KY 15.619
46. #6T Tim Dohm Charleston,WV 15.626
47. #28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville,IL 15.635
48. #28M Jimmy Mars Elk Mound,WI 15.652
49. #50 Ed Dixon Washington,MO 15.681
50. #17D Charlie Duncan Millersburg,OH 15.713
51. #19 Jeremy Miller Littlestown,PA 15.720
52. #02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico,FL 15.736
53. #71M Lance Matthees Winona,MN 15.765
54. #26S Dan Sturgeon Bedford,IN 15.777
55. #82 Andy Fries Mercersburg,PA 15.789
56. #89 Marshall Green White,GA 15.801
57. #6M Wendell Wallace Batesville,AR 15.805
58. #14 Corey Conley Wellsburg,WV 15.809
59. #28B Dick Barton Ashville,NY 15.830
60. #1C Eddie Carrier Jr. Leburn,KY 15.846
61. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 15.886
62. #20 Tombo Callahan Weir,MS 15.908
63. #21H Jack Hewitt Troy,OH 15.948
64. # 1 Sammie Halcomb Bluffton,OH 16.056
65. #99 Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 16.111
66. #32C Vic Coffey Leicester,NY 16.148
67. # 3 Steve Smith Powell,TN 16.150
68. # 2 Anthony White Clinton,TN 16.173
69. #5M Tony Marks Napolean,OH 16.200
70. #24X Dave Norton Shinglehouse,PA 16.228
71. #21M Jason Montgomery Jackson,OH 16.245
72. #1CJ C.J. Rayburn Whiteland,IN 16.284
73. #1K John Anderson Omaha,NE 16.288
74. #1P Earl Pearson Jr. Jacksonville,FL 16.311
75. #66 Joey Izzo LaSalle,IL 16.343
76. #64 Ryan Dauber Tonica,IL 16.358
77. #17 Frank Smith Mechanicsville,MD 16.365
78. #10 Dennis Lamb Front Royal,VA 16.436
79. # 6 Richard Jenkins Huntington,WV 16.587
80. #32S Ronnie Smith Waco,KY 16.711
81. #45K John Kresser Jr. Chicago,IL 16.768
82. #31 Skip Arp Georgetown,TN 16.855
83. #35P Wayne Parson Portsmouth,OH 16.970
84. #27 Ray Tucker Greensboro,NC 17.074
85. #007 Jeff Weber Clayton,GA 17.199
86. #28G Davey Sanders Ironton,OH 17.400
87. #j0 J.O. Nobles Nahunta,GA 17.611
88. #21D Dan Stone Thompson,PA 18.069
89. #12C Cortney Clewell Cambridge,OH 18.078
90. #97 Greg Walters Portland,OR NT
91. #11 Ace Ihm Hazelgreen,WI NT
92. #7N Bill Pearson Portola,CA NT

Heat Race #1: Schlieper,O'Neal,G. Lucas,Dvy. Johnson,Frank,Dixon,
Fries,Andrews,Bartels,Rd. Conley,Anderson,Jenkins,Weber,Purkey,NS-S.
Smith,Ihm (Top 3 advance to feature)
Heat Race #2: Boggs,McDowell,Dny. Johnson,Gill,R.J. Conley,Cook,
Mears,Parker,Green,Callahan,Pearson Jr.,Duncan,White,R. Smith,Sanders
NS-B. Pearson (Top 3 advance to feature)
SCOTT PERFORMANCE WIRE Heat Race #3: D. Conley,Ware,Yeager,
Wallace,Harper,Marks,Bragdon,Izzo,Eaglin,Kresser Jr.,Nobles,Francis,
S. Lucas,Hewitt,NS-J. Miller (Top 3 advance to feature)
Heat Race #4: Moyer,Babb,Birkhofer,F. Smith,VanWormer,Nosbisch,
Halcomb,Dohm,Dauber,Norton,C. Conley,M. Johnson,Arp,Stone,Deese
Jr. (Top 3 advance to feature)
Heat Race #5: Eckert,James,Erb Jr.,Moran,Aukland,Barton,Montgomery,
Clewell,Parson,Boley,Matthees,F. Smith,Bare,Broughton,Dalton (Top 3
advance to feature)
Heat Race #6: English,Balzano,Shaver,M. Miller,Korte,Walters,Tucker,
Sturgeon,Rayburn,Carrier Jr.,Lamb,Coffey,Webb,Weaver,Mars (Top 3
advance to feature)
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #1: Dvy. Johnson,Frank,Dixon,
R.J. Conley,Anderson,Fries,Andrews,Rd. Conley,Purkey,Jenkins,Bartels,
Duncan,R. Smith,Sanders,Weber,Pearson Jr.,Parker,Cook,NS-Gill,Mears,
Green,Callahan,White,S. Smith,Ihm,B. Pearson (Top 2 advance to feature)
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #2: VanWormer,Wallace,F. Smith,
Bragdon,Dauber,Eaglin,C. Conley,Hewitt,Stone,Nobles,Nosbisch,Harper,
Izzo,Kresser Jr.,Dohm,Norton,Marks,M. Johnson,NS-Halcomb,Francis,
S. Lucas,Arp,J. Miller,Deese Jr. (Top 2 advance to feature)
MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main #3: Moran,M. Miller,Aukland,Bare,
Walters,Carrier Jr.,Tucker,Clewell,Parson,Rayburn,Barton,Korte,Sturgeon,
Montgomery,Lamb,NS-Boley,Matthees,F. Smith,Coffey,Webb,Broughton,
Weaver,Dalton,Mars (Top 2 advance to feature)
ISKY RACING CAMS Dash: O'Neal,Birkhofer,McDowell,D. Conley,G.
Lucas,James (Finish determines first three rows of feature)

2001 Renegade STARS Racing Series Point Standings (after 2-5-01)

1. #1J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 280
2. #21 Billy Moyer Batesville,AR 270
3. #30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg,WV 250
4. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 230
5. #71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg,OH 220
6. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 210
7. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 200
8. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 170
9. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 160
10. #24 Rick Eckert York,PA 140
11. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 130
12. #2J Mike Johnson Imperial,PA 110
13. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 100
14. #W7 Thomas Ware Cynthiana,KY 100
15. #99 Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 100
16. #15 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 50
17. # 5 Steve Lucas Charleston,WV 50
18. #00H Chuck Harper Beverly,WV 50
19. #75 John Gill Mitchell,IN 50
20. # 0 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths,VA 50
21. #69 Terry Eaglin Versailles,IN 50
22. #D2 Nolan Dalton Morgantown,WV 50
23. #28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville,IL 50
24. #17 Charlie Duncan Millersburg,OH 50
25. #19 Jeremy Miller Littlestown,PA 50
26. #02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico,FL 50
27. # 1 Eddie Carrier Jr. Leburn,KY 50
28. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 50
29. # 1 Sammie Halcomb Bluffton,OH 50
30. #12 Cortney Clewell Cambridge,OH 50

2001 ROCKET CHASSIS "Rookie of the Year" Point Standings (after 2-5-01)

1. # 1 Sammie Halcomb Bluffton,OH 50

2001 CARRERA SHOCKS "Challenge the Clock" Time Trial Point Standings (after
2-5-01)

1. #32 Greg Lucas Whitesburg,KY 100
2. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 99
3. #71 Delmas Conley Wheelersburg,OH 98
4. #2J Mike Johnson Imperial,PA 97
5. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 96
6. #15 Steve Francis Ashland,KY 92
7. #30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg,WV 89
8. #1J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 88
9. #4B Jackie Boggs Grayson,KY 87
10. # 5 Steve Lucas Charleston,WV 86
11. #21 Billy Moyer Batesville,AR 85
12. #24 Rick Eckert York,PA 84
13. #00H Chuck Harper Beverly,WV 80
14. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 77
15. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 76
16. #75 John Gill Mitchell,IN 75
17. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 70
18. # 0 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths,VA 66
19. #69 Terry Eaglin Versailles,IN 62
20. #D2 Nolan Dalton Morgantown,WV 60
21. #W7 Thomas Ware Cynthiana,KY 56
22. #28 Dennis Erb Jr. Carpentersville,IL 55
23. #17 Charlie Duncan Millersburg,OH 51
24. #19 Jeremy Miller Littlestown,PA 50
25. #02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico,FL 49
26. # 1 Eddie Carrier Jr. Leburn,KY 41
27. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 40
28. # 1 Sammie Halcomb Bluffton,OH 37
29. #99 Donnie Moran Dresden,OH 36
30. #12 Cortney Clewell Cambridge,OH 12

MASTERSBILT RACE CARS "B" Main Point Standings (after 2-5-01)

1. # 0 Booper Bare Rockbridge Baths,VA 130
2. #69 Terry Eaglin Versailles,IN 110
3. # 1 Eddie Carrier Jr. Lebrun,KY 110
4. #42 Todd Andrews Eldred,PA 100
5. #12 Cortney Clewell Cambridge,OH 90
6. #02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico,FL 60
7. #00H Chuck Harper Beverly,WV 50
8. #17 Charlie Duncan Millersburg,OH 50

ROCKET CHASSIS "Pass Master" Point Standings (after 2-5-01)

1. #1J Davey Johnson Greensburg,PA 17
2. #1* Chub Frank Sugar Grove,PA 15
3. #71C R.J. Conley Wheelersburg,OH 14
4. #30 Steve Shaver Parkersburg,WV 13
5. #71R Rod Conley Wheelersburg,OH 11
6. #2J Mike Johnson Imperial,PA 7
7. #21 Billy Moyer Batesville,AR 6
8. #E1 Mike Balzano Parkersburg,WV 5
9. #12 Rick Aukland Zanesville,OH 3
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