GIBSONTON, Fla. – Jack Nosbisch Jr. drove to victory in the late-model feature Saturday night at East Bay Raceway Park to score his first triumph of the 2014 season.
Nosbisch and Shan Smith won their heat races early on. For the feature it was Smith and Nosbisch making up the front row. Nosbisch quickly grabbed the lead on lap one with Bryan Bernhardt getting by Smith for second. Nosbisch and Bernhardt were starting to reach lapped traffic by lap seven with Smith still in third.
On lap 12 the first caution came out as Phillip Cobb and Tim Dowling both slowed to a stop. On the restart in turn two, Kyle Musselman and John Koller tangled with Koller almost going over. Musselman’s night was done with a 14th-place finish as Koller was able to continue only to get a 10th-place finish.
Nosbisch was able to hold off Bernhardt over the final laps and go on to win his first feature of the 2014 season. Rounding out the top five were Bernhardt, Shan Smith, Josh Peacock and Jamie Slatton.
Other race winners Saturday at East Bay included Paul Snyder (open-wheel modifieds), Brandon Yates (outlaw fours), Jame Franklin (Florida Old Time Modifieds), Patrick Fiore Sr. and George Handy (four-cylinder bombers).