Dixon Delivers In East Bay Thriller

Devin Dixon (Jim DenHamer photo)
Devin Dixon (Jim DenHamer photo)

GIBSONTON, Fla. — Devin Dixon won a thrilling 50-lap Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Dirt Late Model Series Winter Shootout race on Saturday night as a part of the 44th annual East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals.

Dixon led early and late driving the CURS Capital Race Car to the $5,000 victory in a race that saw five lead changes.

Dixon battled throughout the race with Jeremy Shaw in the Bud Coley Trucking Barry Wright and Max Blair in the Murphy Logging Rocket, who all took turns leading the race.

Dixon dusted off the top shelf in the second half of the race and sailed to a full straightaway margin of victory after leading a total of 27 laps.

“The track was great tonight and we could race all over the place, but I finally settled for the top groove and hoped I didn’t jump the cushion and get into the wall,” Dixon said. “I’ve got a lot of people to thank for this win tonight, especially my car owner Jeff Mathews for letting drive this car this weekend.”

Shaw led the race for 21 laps, but had to settle for second. Blair led two laps and finished third. Travis Varnadore drove the Varnadore Racing Barry Wright to a fourth-place finish and Keith Nosbisch was fifth in the Adams Used Auto Parts Rocket.

Drew Kennedy of Lancing, TN started 16th in the Schubert Monument Sales Rocket and finished sixth to earn the Knowles Race Parts and Bodies Hard Charger of the Race Award.

The finish:

Devin Dixon, Jeremy Shaw, Max Blair, Travis Varnadore, Keith Nosbisch, Drew Kennedy, Jeff Mathews, Bruce Harvey, Joseph Joiner, Clay Harris, Hunter Sweet, Freddy Carpenter, Steve Mathis Jr., Cruz Skinner, Nevin Gainey, Pierce McCarter, Bo Slay, Jim Couch, Jody Knowles, Todd Cooney, Daniel Woody, Walker Arthur, Randy Weaver, Jake Knowles.