Hearing the recent news that East Bay Raceway Park would likely close in 2024 was disheartening to say the least. The third-mile oval just outside of Tampa, Fla., has, after all, been a key part of Speedweeks since the late 1970s.
It’s long been on my personal list of top-five favorite tracks since the first time I attended a race there in 2001. I know plenty of other people, many who have been going to East Bay for far longer than me, feel the same. I feel much the same about the former Atomic MORE