Martin Wins Top Gun Feature at East Bay

Tampa, FL — (September 14, 2013) — Danny Martin, Jr. won the Top Gun Sprint Car Series feature Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park.

The Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints were next with Tony Agin, A.J. Maddox and Tim George winning their heats making them eligible for the Jeff Barfield Clean Sweep Award if they won the Feature. Agin won the feature the last time the Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints ran here which was on May 11th. It was Agin starting on the outside front row with Tim George starting on the pole. When the green waved George quickly jumped into the lead until Shane Kriedler spun in turn one. On the restart it was Maddox and Agin chasing down Tim George until lap seven when Johnny Alexander spun in turn one almost collecting the leader Tim George. George led the way on the restart with Maddox still in tow with Billy Boyd, Jr. now up to third. AJ Maddox took over the lead on lap eight as Boyd spun to the infield front stretch bringing out the caution. Maddox would continue to lead the way until lap thirteen when Steve Mueller spun collecting Johnny Alexander as he spun and ended on his side. Several cautions including a red came out as Rich Alexander’s car backed into the wall in turn three on lap seventeen and Lorenzo Capitano flipped and the red came out as he crashed in the same spot as Alexander on lap twenty one. The final restart of the race came with just three laps remaining. Danny Martin, Jr. took over on lap twenty one just before the last caution and went on to winning the $1,000 sponsored by All Steel Building and Alafia Marine. “A.J. and I used to be team mates so he learned a little from me and has become a much better driver these last few months” Martin, Jr. stated in Victory Lane. “The last time we were here had some motor problems and the motor in the car this time is mine as Shaw provided a great car and a great set up as well” he also stated in Victory Lane. Rounding out the top five was A.J. Maddox, David Slawiak, Darren Orth and Tim George.