East Bay Raceway 98-06-20

GIBSONTON, FL - In what may have been his toughest ever sprint car feature, Sport Allen held off the new East Bay Raceway "Hot Shoe" champion Kenny Adams to win the non-stop 25-lap main on the one-third mile clay oval Saturday night. Former ...

GIBSONTON, FL - In what may have been his toughest ever sprint car feature, Sport Allen held off the new East Bay Raceway "Hot Shoe" champion Kenny Adams to win the non-stop 25-lap main on the one-third mile clay oval Saturday night. Former champion Joe Melnick took the third spot ahead of Roland Johnson and Gene Lasker. Allen was driving a brand new sprinter built by long time sprint veteran Doug Wolfgang.

Keith Nosbisch inherited the lead in the late model feature from his younger brother Jack, Jr. who appeared to have the win all sewed up until sidelined by mechanical problems. Donnie Tanner ran a solid second the entire 25 laps with David Schmauss fighting off Ken Nosbisch and Ted Erskine to take third.

Mike Smith blew his engine on the last lap of the $500-to-win Kensington Manor Dash for Cash, handing the top spot to Tony Piniero who held off the Hampton brothers William and Thomas for his first ever mini-stock win. Forrest Gough topped Scotty Williams for the mini-stock A feature win.

Jay Campbell apparently won his first career street stock feature in one of the best races of the night only to have his car disqualified for using an illegal carburetor. Donnie Paris got the win ahead of Danny McCall. A major crash in the limited sprint car feature wiped out four of the first five cars with John Retzlaff topping Clyde Poole and Tommy George for his first 1998 win.

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Series Sprint
Drivers Kenny Adams , Mike Smit
Teams Williams