Raymond Rogers Sr.
Raymond Rogers Sr. drives the #48 Open
Wheel Modified Class car. His home track is East Bay Raceway Park
but he also races all over Florida. He lives in Tampa, FL.
Team members helping Raymond are:
Bo Hammond-Crew Chief, Jerry Rogers, Justin Meeks, Randy Thomas, Dallas
Conner, Mike, Dennis, Kyle - Tire men helpers, Wayne Hammond - Spotter.
Wayne Hammond is the car owner.
Raymond started racing in 1999 in the
Street Stock Class at East Bay Raceway Park because his family has been
racing since the 1940's. His first win was in 1997 in the Pure
Stock Class at Desoto Speedway. Career highlights include first
year in Open Wheels won Championship, Rookie of the Year, 8 Feature
wins, 14 Heat race wins, won 2nd night at East Bay Raceway Park Winter
Nationals, set 3rd Fast Time, won all 3 Heats in Nationals, led all
three Features of Nationals before some bad luck. In 1999 won 13
Features, 16 Heats out of a total of 17 races that he raced.
The thrill of racing for Raymond is the
rush....he likes speed! His most exciting racing
moment was winning the Points this year ('06) in Open Wheels. He's
most proud of learning to be humble, race everybody clean, no matter
Raymond's racing hero is Dale Earnhardt.
Of racing, Raymond says, "It's a family
sport. Have fun, life is short. Be all you can be! I
love it! It's been in my family for 60 years!".
His favorite racing website is