Schmauss Ends East Bay Victory Drought

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Dave Schmauss found victory lane at East Bay Raceway Park Saturday night. (Mike Horne Photo)
Dave Schmauss found victory lane at East Bay Raceway Park Saturday night. (Mike Horne Photo)

GIBSONTON, Fla. – Dave Schmauss ended a long drought with a victory Saturday night in the late-model class at East Bay Raceway Park.

At the start of the feature Jack Nosbish Jr. led the way until Steven Mathis Jr. hit the wall in turn four, bring out the caution and forcing a complete restart.

Nosbisch once again led the field until another caution flag waved when Dalton Myers and Billy Boyd Sr. crashed together in turn one.

Once the racing finally got going, Schmauss made his move to the front. On lap nine Schmauss drove around Nosbisch on lap nine, with Nosbisch falling behind and eventually stopping on track at lap 13 to draw a caution flag.

The final caution flag waved on lap 15 when Mavrick Varnadore slowed. With just 10 laps left Schmauss would not be denied, holding on to win the race.

Entering the night Schmauss’s car had a “For Sale” sign on it, but once Schmauss entered victory lane he quickly pulled the “For Sale” sign off both sides of his racer.

Josh Peacock finished the race second, followed by Phillip Cobb, Kyle Bronson and Roger Crouse.

Other race winners at East Bay Saturday included Jesse James Foster (outlaw fours), Billy Boyd Jr. (East Bay sprints) and John Moore (four-cylinder bombers).