TAMPA, Fla. – Six divisions were on hand as Late Models, Limited Late Models, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Street Stocks, Outlaw Fours, Florida Old Time Mods and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers were at East Bay Raceway Park on Saturday.
Bryan Bernhardt emerged as the big winner from the late-model feature for his first win in nearly three years.
When the late-model race’s green waved, Dalton Myers led the way on lap one by just a half car length over Dave Schmauss. Lap four the first caution would come out as Adam Boyd slowed in turn three. Myers would lead the field to the restart with Schmauss, Josh Peacock, Mavrick Varnadore and Shan Smith the top five.
Peacock lead for half a lap until Myers fought back taking the lead once again on lap five. Myers would continue to hold off the field until lap eighteen when Jesse James Foster spun in front of the leader in turn four with Myers nearly clipping him.
On the restart, Myers continued to lead as the pole sitter Bernhardt made his way back up to the fourth position trying to reel in the leader. Caution came out on lap eighteen with Varnadore spinning in turn two as Bernhardt went by him on the outside.
Myers again took the green flag and coming out of turn two it was Bernhardt splitting Peacock and Schmauss to take over the second position and would take over the lead on lap twenty one.
Bernhardt went on to break his streak of not winning since Sept. 11, 2011.
“I’m back to try and win another one here and glad to be back at my home track, East Bay Raceway Park,” Bernhardt said.
Rounding out the top five were Josh Peacock, Dalton Myers, David Schmauss and Maverick Varnadore.