NOSBISCH TAKES SECOND STRAIGHT EAST BAY
STORMPAY.COM DIRT LATE MODEL WIN
TAMPA, FL - Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL continued his
domination of StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series action at East Bay Raceway
Park by picking up his second straight 25-lap main event victory Tuesday
night. In two nights of racing, Nosbisch has led all 50 laps of competition
driving the Adams Used Auto Parts Rocket/604.
Nosbisch won the second 10-lap heat race and earned the pole
position when first 10-lap heat race winner Denny Slayton of Rossville, GA
drew the number two, and put himself on the outside of the front row.
Slayton, the defending StormPay.com Dirt Late Model Series
National Champion trailed Nosbisch throughout the race, and finished second
in the Pete Slayton Motorsports GRT/604. Rusty Dixon of Riverview, FL took
the third spot for the second straight night in the Transportation
Phillip Cobb of Tampa, FL finished fourth in the Top Notch
Home Repair Warrior/604 by just edging out Shannon Buckingham of Morristown,
TN in the S&S Millwright Barry Wright/604 by a nose at the checkered flag.
Owen Osteen of Woodruff, SC was sixth in the Dustin Osteen Mastersbilt/604.
Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN started tenth in the
Miller Brother Coal Warrior/604 and finished seventh to claim the NeSmith
Chevrolet Hard Charger of the Race Award. Roger Crouse of Plant City, FL
took the eighth spot in the Coastal Trucking Rayburn/604, and ninth went to
Steve Mathis of Plant City, FL in the Strawberry Palace Rayburn/604.
Jeff Fields of Aragon, GA rounded out the top ten in the
Summerville Junkyard Mastersbilt/604. Matt Barrett of Knoxville, TN
finished 12th in the Tennessee Appraisal Service Warrior/604 to pick up the
Kinsler Air Filters Rookie of the Race Award.
Nosbisch took the lead from the pole position at the drop of
the green flag with Slayton, Dixon, Cobb, and Crouse trailing. By lap ten,
Nosbisch, who had opened up a full straightaway lead on the 1/3-mile clay
oval over Slayton, began to encounter lapped traffic. Slayton used the
opportunity to close within five car-lengths of Nosbisch by lap 15.
Nosbisch was able to shake through the lapped traffic, and
once he had clear race track in front of him, he once again pulled out to a
full straightaway lead over Slayton in the caution-free race.
The StormPay.com Dirt Late Models will return to East Bay
Raceway Park on Wednesday night for their third and final night of
competition in the 30th Annual East Bay Winternationals with a $3,000-to-win
30-lap main event.
East Bay Raceway Park is located five miles south of I-4 on U.S. Highway 41.
For more information about East Bay Raceway Park, visit the track web site
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Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at
OFFICIAL RESULTS FROM EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK IN TAMPA, FL ON 2/14/06:
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER
HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 12 Keith Nosbisch
Valrico, FL 25 $2,000
2. 2 99s Denny Slayton
Rossville, GA 25 $1,350
3. 5 97 Rusty Dixon
Riverview, FL 25 $850
4. 3 03 Phillip Cobb
Tampa, FL 25 $700
5. 6 44 Shannon Buckingham
Morristown, TN 25 $650
6. 7 20 Owen Osteen
Woodruff, SC 25 $550
7. 10 5 Ronnie Johnson
Chattanooga, TN 25 $600
8. 4 32 Roger Crouse
Plant City, FL 25 $450
9. 9 95 Steve Mathis
Plant City, FL 25 $400
10. 12 16 Jeff Fields
Aragon, GA 25 $375
11. 8 15 Jeff Purvis
Clarksville, TN 25 $350
12. 11 99b Matt Barrett (R)
Knoxville, TN 25 $300
13. 14 19 Jackie Nosbisch
Valrico, FL 25 $280
14. 16 90 Jimmy Kay
Taylorsville, GA 24 $260
15. 13 21 Josh Peacock
Dover, FL 24 $250
16. 17 P1 Wallace Peacock
Dover, FL 24 $240
17. 19 1 Todd Alexander
Plant City, FL 23 $220
18. 15 6 Adam Boyd
Riverview, FL 23 $200
19. 18 20w Jimmy Waldrop
Seffner, FL 3 $200
20. 20 B69 Bryan Bernhardt
Versailles, IN DNS $50
21. 21 007 Jeff Matthews
Seffner, FL DNS $50
LEAD CHANGES: None
LAP LEADER: K. Nosbisch, 1-25
NeSMITH CHEVROLET HARD CHARGER: Johnson (started 10th and finished 7th)
KINSLER AIR FILTERS ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Barrett
TIME OF THE RACE: 8 Minutes and 23.551 Seconds
1ST HEAT - 10 LAPS: 1. Slayton; 2. Cobb; 3. Dixon; 4. Osteen; 5. Mathis; 6.
Barrett (R); 7. J. Peacock; 8. Boyd; 9. W. Peacock; 10. Alexander; 11.
2ND HEAT - 10 LAPS: 1. K. Nosbisch; 2. Crouse; 3. Buckingham; 4. Purvis; 5.
Johnson; 6. Fields; 7. J. Nosbisch; 8. Kay; 9. Bernhardt; 10. Matthews.
R - Denotes Rookie of the Year Candidate