East Bay Results 98-05-24

EAST BAY RACEWAY PRESS RELEASE - RESULTS GIBSONTON, FL - Being billed as the second Civil War between the north and the south, the upcoming sprint car Hotshoe Championship scheduled for June 13 may have seen the first round battle Saturday...

EAST BAY RACEWAY PRESS RELEASE - RESULTS

GIBSONTON, FL - Being billed as the second Civil War between the north and the south, the upcoming sprint car Hotshoe Championship scheduled for June 13 may have seen the first round battle Saturday night at East Bay Raceway. In what can only be described as the most exciting sprint feature of the year, the standing room only crowd was on their feet as Pennsylvanias Kenny Adams nosed out Floridas defending champion Gene Lasker to take the first round honors in the sprint car feature. Tampa rookie Johnny Gilbertson led the first 11 laps trying to win for a crew member that lost his life in an industrial accident earlier in the week. Lasker then led to lap 23 where the two cars swapped the lead four times before Adams took the checkered flag in front. Next were Steve Williams, Joe Melnick and Gilbertson. The high dollar June 13 Hot Shoe championship will feature five sprint cars for five laps with over $2,000 to the winner if it is Lasker or Adams. Jack Nosbisch Jr. had Jack Sr. in his pits for the first time in the 1998 season and to celebrate he went from the seventh row starting spot in the late model feature to take his second win in a row. David Schmauss nosed out Donnie Tanner for second, followed by Ken Nosbisch and Steve Mathis. Clyde Poole made it two in a row in the limited sprints as he went from tenth to first in five laps and drove away from second place Tim George. Robert Tyler, Roland Johnson and Steve Mueller were next. Poole in the limited sprints and Schmauss in the limited lates were the Kensington Manor Dash for Cash winners. Schmauss came back to win the limited late model feature over Phillip Brower. Tim Yeager won a wild street stock feature over Don Gansner and the ministock feature was postponed until Monday due to curfew. Sky Lungston, a professional motorcycle stunt man, set a new 1/3 mile record ram to ground jump, soaring with a 101 foot landing in front of the screaming audience. -30-

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Series Sprint , Stock car
Teams Williams