April Powerslide Rallycross at East Bay Racetrack (photos)

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This race, one that's held every few months, is an open call to anyone to bring most any kind of car they want out on the track. The track is a series of curved in and out of cones and barrel, set up for skill instead of speed. Helmets are required, but former training or experience isn't. There were many people at the event today who has never driven rallycross, autocross or any other format of competitive driving.


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There was a wide variety of cars and drivers on the track today. The darlings of the race, the all wheel drive class, featured the kind of rally cars you'd expect in purpose built Mitsubishi Evos and Subaru WRXs.


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There were a few surprises too. In the front wheel stock category, a Pontiac G8 and non-turbo Cobalt both had strong showings.


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The only rear wheel drive car, an older model BMW, started out a bit slow but got quicker as time went on.


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The race continued throughout the day, giving each driver at least 10 runs. This made for a continually more fun day as the event carried on.


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These events are held regularly at East Bay. Scheduled of events here:


http://motorstats.com/TrackSchedule.php?trackId=93&seasonId=80


The other 881 photos can be found here:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/denisbaldwin/sets/72157617653675952/

Today, I attended the "April Powerslide Rallycross" races at East Bay Racetrack (6311 Burts Rd

Tampa, FL 33619), one of my favorite places to kick some dirt around.

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