GIBSONTON, FL - In one of the most exciting races of the night, Keith Nosbisch won the $500-to-win Dash For Cash and then completed his sweep of the late model division Saturday night by winning the 25-lap feature race in front of the largest...
GIBSONTON, FL - In one of the most exciting races of the night, Keith Nosbisch won the $500-to-win Dash For Cash and then completed his sweep of the late model division Saturday night by winning the 25-lap feature race in front of the largest crowd of the year at East Bay Raceway. Kenny Adams, Johnny Parker, Michael Smith and Don Gansner also won features.
The 1/3 mile dirt track also boasted one of the largest fields of cars for 1998 as fans and racers opened a new points season under and all-new management team.
Always one of the most competitive races, the late model main event saw older brother Ken Nosbisch leading at the halfway point but had to settle for second ahead of David Schmauss, Donnie Tanner and Ted Erskine at the checkered. Heat wins to the Nosbisch brothers.
Kenny Adams went from last to first in his qualifying heat race and by virtue of his front row starting spot drove away from the field in the sprint car feature. A great race for second saw Steve Williams end up ahead of Sport Allen, Red Kuntsbeck and John Wrobleski. Heats to Adams and Williams.
The limited late model feature was marred by several multi-car accidents and then by having first ever winner Steve Pratt being disqualified for an illegal engine. Johnny Parker became the winner over Danny Bowman, Forrest Gough, Jeff Matthews and Steve Koperda.
Michael Smith nosed out team mate Scotty Williams to win the mini-stock feature while Don Day, Gough and William Hampton rounded out the top five. Don Gansner won the street stock feature over Paul Davis and Donnie Paris.