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Travis Varnadore Captures Prevatt Family Memorial

In honor of one of the founding families of the Clay by the Bay, East Bay Raceway Park conducted a special 50-lap Pro Late Model race dedicated as the Prevatt Family Memorial. The main event saw 15 cars qualify moments before the race with the top six inverted by draw after the one-lap qualifying session.

Phillip Cobb led all qualifiers with a time of 16.24 seconds as each of the top six drivers were under the 17 second barrier. Cobb would draw a four to start on the outside of the second row and it would be fourth quick qualifier Travis Varnadore who would secure the pole position for the race.

Only three cautions appeared in the 50-lap with the longest green fag period coming at the start. Varnadore was able to catch the back of the field, lapping up to seventh place. He was about to overtake teammate Steve Mathis Jr., who slowed on lap 20 for the first yellow.

On the restart, four-time feature winner Keith Nosbisch was able to slip into second and begin his pursuit. Varnadore set a torrid pace to keep the field at bay. The second caution appeared on lap 36 for a Jimmy Waldrop spin. The final yellow for a Daniel Woody spin on lap 45 set up a five-lap showdown, but no one could get past Varnadore.

A field of 24 Mod Lites proved to be the largest car count of the year as the division was making its third appearance of the 2019 regular season. Two-time feature winner Austin Martin made it a three-peat, riding the pole position to a victory. He was challenged late race by Stephen Ford, who was making his first East Bay start. Ford started in the eighth row and ended up second behind Martin. Heat races were won by Martin, Larry Hubbard III and Tim McLeod.

Robby Hoffmann switched from a 750cc engine to a 600cc powerplant with the same results as he picked up his sixth feature win of the year in the Q Auto & Injury Attroneys Wingless Mini Sprints. Hoffmann utilized gearing knowledge from his heat race to change the car to run to perfection. Zack Amundsen and Dirk Miller were first across the line in their respective heats.

Defending track champion George Handy claimed the V-8 Warrior feature in convincing fashion. It was Handy’s second main event win of the year. Handy and newcomer Rhett Wilson set the stage with preliminary wins.

For the fourth time this season, Tim Gay parked his #90 in Victory Lane for Street Stock action. Gay took the lead after one lap was complete, pushing past Matt Bozeman for the position. Nick Hebrank, who had competed in the class earlier before suffering an engine issue, was back in action, taking second a heat win. Henry Burnside won an exciting heat race for the other preliminary.

Kyle Bowman had to slip by his brother Daniel in order to claim the Studio Red Gladiator main event. It was “Mission Accomplished” for the reservist, who is serving his obligation this weekend, arriving at the track in uniform before putting on the driver’s suit. Robert Kissam and Ricky Rutledge Jr, put their names on the list of heat race winners.

East Bay Raceway Park will resume action on Saturday, June 15. Late Model Sportsman will be competing for $600 to win with Gagel’s Modifieds, Street Stock, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Wingless Mini Sprints, Studio Red Gladiators, Outlaw 4s and Florida Old Time Modifieds in action. Race time is 6:30.

PRO LATE MODELS

Prevatt Family Memorial: Travis Varnadore (95V), Keith Nosbisch (02), Steve Mathis Jr. (95), Phillip Cobb (03), Jimmy Waldrop (9), Clay Harris (6), Daniel Woody (29), Megan Meyer (11M), Bill Howard (45), Waylon Haynes (11), Jason Russell (75R), Andrew Hopkins (13), Raymond Folwell (3), Jesse Brown (7), Dustin Perez (8)

MOD LITES

Feature: Austin Martin (97), Stephen Ford (86), Larry Hubbard Jr. (56), Darren Bass (14B), Brian Teeters (44T), Dalton Ellis (07), Bo Bass (25), Jeff Wolfe (83), Russell Campbell (44), Alex Cline (7A), Mason Ford (4), Jeff Bannema (5B), Fred Wilson (12), Dylan Dunn (22), Tim McLeod (28M), John Bailey (92), Christopher Dockins (87D), Ryan Long (11), Nic Ortega (7), Larry Hubbard III (77), Andrew Smith (71), Aaron Stalling (31A), Eric Serabian (49). DNS – Bill Leonard (8)

Q AUTO & INJURY ATTORNEYS MINI SPRINTS

Feature: Robby Hoffmann (68B), Zack Amundsen (12), Jamie Tinkham (51), Dirk Miller (68), Steve Diamond (9), Austin Craddock (17), Bruce Comer (21), David Hall (67), Joe Bartow (10), Charles Kalck (22)

V-8 WARRIORS

Feature: George Handy (105), Wayne Kissam (07), Gary Lucas (23), Rhett Wilson (12W), Macy Bozeman (58), Scott Bane (23B), Jason Burnside (12J), Nate Whitehurst (07W), Brian Danforth (55). DNS – Nick Brown (12)

STREET STOCKS

Feature: Tim Gay (90), Nick Hebrank (24), Billy Barstow (56), Justin Rodgers (95), Mike Wilson (68), Henry Burnside (31B), Matt Bozeman (58), Mark Roadarmel Jr. (B75), Kenny Lawrence (38), Billy Ray Johnson (59), Robert Allen (98), Allen Bailey (51), Derek Gray (89), Doug Johnson (09)

STUDIO RED GLADIATORS

Feature: Kyle Bowman (46k), Daniel Bowman (46), Kever Raulerson (99R), Ricky Rutledge Jr. (124), Davey Martin (55), Tracey Maynard (62), Robert Zutz (47), Daniel Casey (4), Logan Casteel (7), Robert Kissam (911), Patrick Tabb (03), Rodney Martin (21), Alyssa Grant (36G). DNS – Jeff Smith (15), Tony Traina (44), Patrick Fiore (3)

Smith Scores Top Gun Sprint Win at East Bay

Robbie Smith ran a masterful race to claim the win in the Top Gun Sprints 25-lap main event at East Bay Raceway Park.

Smith, who had his heat earlier, captured the lead on the third lap and utilized strong restart and consistent lines to strike the winning combination. Because of his win in the preliminary, Smith claimed the Jeff & Lee Barfield Memorial Clean Sweep Award, which paid an additional $300.

Heat winners A.J. Maddox and Dylan Colding were in hot pursuit as they had a shot at the extra money, but Smith would not be denied.

The event was the fifth completed event of the year for the Top Gun Sprints and Smith joined Maddox and Garrett Green as victors in the 2019 campaign. Top Gun Sprints will return to East Bay on August 3.

Bryan Bernhardt notched his third feature win in Gagel’s Modifieds, fighting off the challenges of Austin Sanders and Billy Howard. Howard swept past Sanders on a late race restart, but could not catch Bernhardt, who had won his heat race as well.

Nick Brown seized an opportunity with a few laps remaining to slide by race leader Jason Burnside en route to his second feature win in V-8 Warriors. The field was sticking to the bottom of the race track and Brown was able to squeeze through without contact in making the winning pass. Wayne Kissam and George Handy won the heat races.

Larry Rarer made it five feature wins in a row, taking the lead on the third lap after starting in the second row of the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Micro Sprints. Once he got out front, Rarer was never threatened and remains perfect on the year. Doug Dyal was able to hold off the field in the heat for his first victory of the season.

It was a new name in Victory Lane for the second straight time when the checkers fell on the Studio Red Gladiators. Patrick Fiore replaced his original 2019 race car with one that had been retired to a field and it was the right decision. Fiore went wire to wire to take home the victory, holding off Tracey Maynard who claimed the win the last time the class was in action. Kever Raulerson and Daniel Bowman were tops in the heat races.

The night also included the Florida Old Time Modifieds and the Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association (DAARA). Danny Bowman brought the Buzzie Reutimann tribute car home first in the heat and main for the Florida Old Time Modifieds. The three classes of DAARA saw heat winners double up by taking their mains. Those winners were Bob Jordon, Cole Nicholas and Jim Meltner.

East Bay Raceway Park will be back in action on Saturday, June 1 with the running of the Prevatt Family Memorial 50 for Pro Late Models. They will be joined by V-8 Warriors, Studio Red Gladiators, Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Wingless Mini-Sprints and Mod Lites. Race time is 6:30 p.m.

TOP GUN SPRINTS

Feature: Robbie Smith (6S), Dylan Colding (23D), A.J. Maddox (3A), Brandon Grubaugh (G6), Keith Butler (19), Hayden Campbell (5), Bryan Eckley (12B), Garrett Green (82), Harley Zimmerman (00), Tim George (1*), Frank Carlsson (20), Luke Hill (41), Nikki Voisey (96), Mike Steinruck (44A), Andrew Griffin (32), Aileen Collins-Love (17C), Billy Bridges (11B), Kyle Connery (91), Jeff Parks (7), DJ Peeples (30). DNS – Justin Webster (21)

GAGEL’S MODIFIEDS

Feature: Bryan Bernhardt (B69), Billy Howard (47), Austin Sanders (64), David Pollen Jr. (88), Dale Kelley (22), Drew Jackson (08), Randy Shields (69XL), Don Crandall (9c), Keven Devrieze (99)

V-8 WARRIORS

Feature: Nick Brown (12), Jason Burnside (12J), Gary Lucas (23), George Handy (105), Wayne Kissam (07), Derek Gray (66), Jeff Weaver (26), Macy Bozeman (58), Nate Whitehurst (07W), B.J. Feiden (115). DNS – Jessica Robbins (09)

Q AUTO & INJURY ATTORNEYS MICRO SPRINTS

Feature: Larry Rarer (97z), Chris Livernois Jr. (17), Mike Meyers (7), Paul Seburn (23), Joe Bartow (3), William Burnside (13), William Brannan Jr. (60), Doug Dyal (97D), Corey Dyal (00D)

STUDIO RED GLADIATORS

Feature: Patrick Fiore Sr. (88), Tracey Maynard (62), Robert Kissam (911), Kever Raulerson (99R), Daniel Bowman (46), Patrick Tabb (03), Davey Martin (55), Rodney Martin (21), Ribert Zutz (47), Ricky Rutledge Jr. (4), Jeff Smith (15), Tim Maiden (91), Johnathan Wood (99W), Kenneth Roe (33), Alyssa Grant (36G), Kyle Bowman (46k), Logan Casteel (7). DNS – Daniel Casey (124)

FLORIDA OLD TIME MODIFIEDS

Feature: Danny Bowman (00), Charlie Sanders (7A), Jamie Frankland (1), Dan Darnell (111), Charlie Mixon (57), Tom McDonald (22)

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Fans Get Action Packed Full House Night

A features-only, 10-class racing program offered the perfect start to the month of May at East Bay Raceway Park. A good crowd turned out to see what the local drivers had in store and saw top talent rise to the top.

Classes that featured a higher car count were given additional laps in feature presentations, so six divisions saw their 15-lap main grow to a 20-lapper. The remaining classes stayed at 15 laps, except for the Pro Late Models, which was planned for 30 laps.

In that Pro Late Model main, Keith Nosbisch moved past leader Phillip Cobb in the late stages to secure his fourth win of the season. Cobb maintained a torrid pace at the head of the field, forcing Nosbisch to look to the high line for his pass. Nosbisch had to fight off the challenges of Travis Varnadore before moving in on Cobb.

Dale Kelley returned to Victory Lane in the 20-lap Gagel’s Modified feature. Kelley, who experienced a rough week in the Brandon Ford 40 a week ago, was able to maintain a steady line and was never challenged as positions within the top five were changing often. Travis Varnadore finished second in his second start of the regular season.

Bryan Eckley ran wire-to-wire to claim the win in the Q Auto & Injury Attorneys Sprint 20-lapper. The race was marred by a turn crash that saw the 3K of Guy Bos get vertical after contact with the wall. Bos walked away from the crash, but no one was able to catch Eckley through the remainder of the contest.

Forrest Gough inherited the Late Model Sportsman win after believed winner Raymond Folwell’s car was found to be without a muffler and in violation of the rules. For Gough, the 2018 division champion, the victory marked the fourth main of the year.

Robby Hoffmann rolled to his fifth straight feature victory in the Mini Sprint class. Hoffman grabbed the lead on lap 3 and moved out front in the 20-lap main. Behind him, Zack Amundsen and Jamie Tinkham provided an entertaining battle for the runner-up position, eventually claimed by Amundsen.

Austin Martin backed up an April win with a convincing run in the Mod Lites. Martin started on the outside of the sixth row, but wasted little time getting into the mix at the front of the field. Once he had asserted himself in the position, Martin was able to keep the spot through numerous restarts. The best effort came from James McGroarty, who moved low on Martin, but it proved to be too low as the car struck a tire barrier and lost a wheel.

Timmy Gay returned to Victory Lane in the 15-lap Street Stock main, Gay had built up a half-track lead by lap 5. When the race was ended, only three cars were on the lead lap and Gay was parked in the winner’s circle for the third time this year.

Nick Brown shook the monkey from back in convincing fashion, claiming the 15-lap V-8 Warrior main. Brown found something to his liking on the outside line, choosing to go there from his third row starting position. His objective was to hunt down race leader George Handy and once that mission was accomplished, he was unstoppable.

A new face in Victory Lane came in the Studio Red Gladiators when Tracy Lee Maynard rallied to claim the victory. Maynard, in his second East Bay start, started on the pole and led the early laps before yielding the top spot to Robert Kissam. Daniel Bowman got by and appeared headed to stretch the lead, but faltered on a restart. Maynard was sent to the tail for contact with Kissam, causing a caution. Kyle Bowman got into the mix, only to suffer a flat right front tire. Steadily, Maynard got back into the top five and then slipped past Bowman to take the lead, racing the final laps with the field in hot pursuit.

Defending division champion Brandon Yates made a triumphant return to Victory Lane, claiming his second Outlaw 4 win of the season. Vernon Hart ran a steady race to stay in the top three and claim his best finish with a second place run.

East Bay Raceway Park will be idle next Saturday (May 11), returning to action in May 18. The Top Gun Sprint Series will make its first regular season appearance, joined by Gagel’s MOdifieds, V-8 Warriors, Micro Sprints, Studio Red Salon Gladiators, Florida Old Time Modifieds and Daytona Antique Auto Racing Association. Race Time is 6:30.

PRO LATE MODELS

Feature: Keith Nosbisch (02), Travis Varnadore (95V), Phillip Cobb (03), Jimmy Waldrop (9), Josh Peacock (9x), Jesse Brown (7jr), Dustin Perez (8), Jason Russell (75R), John Norris (87), Keven Devrieze (99), Steve Mathis Jr. (95), Megan Meyer (11M)

GAGEL’S MODIFIEDS

Feature: Dale Kelley (22), Travis Varnadore (205), Bill Howard Jr. (47), Phillip Cobb (03), Bryan Bernhardt (B69), Drew Jackson (08), Jim Baker (69x), Don Crandall (9c), David Pollen Jr. (88), Kenny Monahan (311), Randy Shields (69XL), Austin Sanders (64)

Q AUTO & INJURY ATTORNEYS SPRINTS

Feature: Bryan Eckley (12B), Billy Boyd Jr. (4), Robby Smith (6S), Tim George (1*), Brandon Grubaugh (2), Joe Zuczek (50), Billy Bridges (11B), Travis Bliemeister (3), Frank Beck (89), Guy Bos (3k), Garrett Green (82), Andrew Griffin (32)

LATE MODEL SPORTSMAN

Feature: Forrest Gough (21), K.D. Kelley (00), Buck Woodhouse (55), Thomas Burnside (13B), Wesley Livernois (44), Bryce Alexander (8), Scotty Williams (27w). DQ – Raymond Folwell (58)

MINI SPRINTS

Feature: Robby Hoffmann (66), Zack Amundsen (12), Jamie  Tinkham (51), David Hall (67), John Crowder (30), Dirk Miller (68), Brad Sutton (9), Don Quinn (33), Dennis Sanchez (32), Joe Bartow (3), Donnie Quinn (33D), Justin Thibodeau (13), Steve Diamond (9D)

MOD LITES

Feature: Austin Martin (97), Larry Hubbard Jr. (56), Bo Bass (41B), Brian Teeters (44T), Larry Hubbard III (77), Bill Leonard (8), Russell Campbell (44), 71 Andrew Smith (71), Freddie Wilson (12), Aaron Stalling (31A), Dylan Dunn (22), Darren Bass (14B), James McGroarty (07), Dalton Ellis (11). DNS – Tim McLeod (28M), Jeff Bonnema (5)

STREET STOCKS

Feature: Tim Gay (90), Mike Wilson (68), Matt Bozeman (58), Billy Barstow (56), Mark Roadarmel Jr. (B75), Robert Allen (98), Allen Bailey (51), Robert Tyler (99), Henry Burnside (31)

V-8 WARRIORS

Feature: Nick Brown (12), George Handy (105), Jason Burnside (12j), Gary Lucas (23), Wayne Kissam (07), Jessica Robbins (09), Juston Meeks (10), Nate Whitehurst (07)

STUDIO RED SALON GLADIATORS

Feature: Tracy Lee Maynard (62), Robert Kissam (911), Daniel Bowman (46), Logan Casteel (7), Ricky Rutledge Jr. (124), Robert Zutz (47), Shawn Strickland (34), Kyle Bowman (46K), Davey Martin (55), Jeff Smith (15), Trevor Johnson (05), Alyssa Grant (36G), Rodney Martin (21), Rick Rutledge Sr. (4), Johnathan Wood (99W), David Wood (21w), Kever Raulerson (99R), Thomas Adams (T2)

OUTLAW 4S

Feature: Brandon Yates (53), Vernon Hart (48), Nick Hebrank (7H), Mark Moniz (41e), Eric Knight (7), Stephen Hohlbaugh (23s), Candice Kealy (D4R), Bob Fleming (88), Cecil Martin (15), Alan Weeks (5)