Sheppard Steals Opening EBRP Night Win

Sheppard Steals Opening Night Lucas Oil Late Model Winternationals Victory

For Immediate Release – February 5th, 2018 – FYE Motorsports Promotions

New Berlin, Illinois racer Brandon Sheppard lead only one lap in tonight’s 30-lap finale, but it was the one that counted as he nipped leader Devin Moran by 0.056 seconds in a photo finish thriller to kick off the 6 night Winternationals here at East Bay Raceway Park.

After a Tampa Bay area record rainfall soaked the facility on Sunday, which forced the cancellation of practice, 40 teams unloaded to compete in the first the 6 night Wrisco Industries 42nd annual Winternationals presented by E3 Spark Plugs.

Defending Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Champion Josh Richards topped Miller Welders qualifying with a time of 14.718 seconds and Kyle Bronson, Devin Moran, Richards and Bobby Pierce each topped their respective 10-lap heat race. Gregg Satterlee and Scott Bloomquist won the b-mains and Walker Arthur topped the night’s Strawberry Dash setting up the 26-car feature field for the $5,000 to win week-long opener.

By virtue of his opening heat race victory, Bronson sat on the pole and lead the field to the green. He jumped out to the early lead only to see Richards storm back by for the lead early. 3rd starting Moran would move into contention and take the lead from Richards as the crowd was witnessing a thriller of a 30-lapper.

After a lap 5 caution for Brian Shirley, the field was bunched back up and again Moran took the point with Richards, Earl Pearson Jr., 10th starting Brandon Sheppard and Jonathan Davenport now waging a war for position just behind the leader. The event was slowed by one more caution, which kept the field tight, but Moran was up to the challenge on the final restart and took back off over the stout field. Devin lead until the white flag flew and Sheppard jumped up to the cushion and blasted alongside Moran as the two entered turn three on the final lap. Sheppard’s momentum carried him to a .056 second photo finish thriller of a victory in front of a very entertained Monday night crowd. Moran would settle for second with Pearson Jr. third, Davenport fourth and 18th starting Bloomquist rounding out the top five when all was said and done.

Feature Finish: Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Earl Pearson Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Josh Richards, Billy Moyer Jr., Tyler Erb, Austin Hubbard, Corey Conley, Hudson O’Neal, Dennis Erb Jr., Bobby Pierce, Kyle Bronson, Jesse Stovall, Gregg Satterlee, Jonathan Rowan, Tim Dohm, Donald McIntosh, Mason Zeigler, Jeff Mathews, Greg Oakes, Walker Arthur, Tim McCreadie, Mike Benedum, Brian Shirley

Mike Horne Photo

Walker Arthur Saves Best for Last

Gibsonton, FL (February 3, 2018) –Arthur took advantage of favorable track conditions, avoided tight traffic and found Victory Lane on the final night of Winternational Crate Late Model action at East Bay Raceway Park. Arthur started 15th in the 50 Lap, $3000 to Win finale, worked his way to 2nd by lap 23, took the lead on lap 35 and won with over a 3 second lead. Previous night’s winner Doug Horton finished 2nd, just on front of Austin Burns from Morgantown, IN, who had his best finish of the week in 3rd. Clay Harris and Jack Nosbisch rounded out the top 5.

Hayden Campbell made it back-to-back victories in the Top Gun Sprints 2018 season opening 2-day event. 2017 Season Champion A.J. Maddox worked hard for 2nd and Brandon Grubaugh got redemption for his Friday night debacle which took him out on the Parade lap before the race even started with an exciting 3rd place run. Anthony D Alessio finished 4th, and Matt Kurtz came from the back of the field  after he was involved in an accident earlier in the race to round out the top 5.

Crate Late Model 50 Lap A-Main Feature

  1. Walker Arthur – Forest, VA 2. Doug Horton – Wimauma, FL 3. Austin Burns – Morgantown, IN  4. Clay Harris – Jupiter, FL  5. Jack Nosbisch Jr – Riverview, FL  6. Keith Nosbisch – Valrico, FL  7. Andrew Hopkins – Tampa, FL  8. Steven Mathis Jr – Plant City, FL  9. Josh Peacock – Dover, FL  10. Derek Rogers – Spelter, WV  11. Jim Couch – Hamilton, OH  12. William Stile Jr – Muse, PA  13. Noah Cornman – Mt Dora, FL  14. Nevin Gainey – Fort White, FL  15. Thomas Burnside – Tampa, FL  16. Adam Boyd – Wimauma, FL  17. Tommy Prince – Mulberry, FL   18. Megan Rae Meyer – Tampa, FL  19. Dillan Stake – Mapleton Depot, PA  20. Phillip Cobb – Dover, FL  21. Aaron Hubner – Lafayette, IN DNS  Terry Wilds – Port St Lucie, FL  DQ  Cla Knight – North Augusta, SC

Crate Late Models Heat 1

  1. Clay Harris – Jupiter, FL 2. Keith Nosbisch – VAlrico, FL 3. Steven Mathis Jr – City, FL  4. Doug Horton                   Wimauma, FL  5. Cla Knight – North Augusta, SC  6. Austin Burns – Morgantown, IN  7. Andrew Hopkins – Tampa, FL  8. Jim Couch – Hamilton, OH

Crate Late Models Heat 2

1. Dillan Stake – Mapleton Depot, PA  2.  Jack Nosbisch Jr – Riverview, FL  3. Phillip Cobb – Dover, FL  4. Adam Boyd – Wimauma, FL  5. Tommy -Mulberry, FL  6. Megan Rae Meyer – Tampa, FL   7. Thomas Burnside – Tampa, FL  8. William Stile Jr – Muse, PA

Crate Late Models Heat 3

  1. Josh Peacock – Dover, FL  2.  Derek Rogers – Spelter, WV 3. Nevin Gainey – Fort White, FL  4. Walker Arthur – Forest, VA  5. Noah Cornman – Mt Dora, FL  6. Aaron Hubner – Lafayette, IN  7. Terry Wilds – Port St Lucie, FL

Qualifying Group 1

1. Doug Horton – Wimauma, FL  2. Keith Nosbisch – Valrico, FL  3. Clay Harris – Jupiter, FL   4.  Steven Mathis Jr – Plant City, FL   5. Cla Knight – North Augusta, SC  6.  Jim Couch – Hamilton, OH  7.  Austin Burns – Morgantown, IN  8.  Andrew Hopkins – Tampa, FL

Qualifying Group 2

1. Jack Nosbisch Jr – Riverview, FL  2. Phillip Cobb – Dover, FL  3. Dillan Stake – Mapleton Depot, PA  4.  Adam Boyd – Wimauma, FL  5. Thomas Burnside – Tampa, FL  6. Tommy Prince – Mulberry, FL  7. Megan Rae Meyer – Tampa, FL  8. William Stile Jr – Muse, PA

Qualifying Group 3

  1. Nevin Gainey – White, FL  2. Walker Arthur – Forest, VA  3. Josh Peacock – Dover, FL  4. Derek Rogers – Spelter, WV  5.  Noah Cornman -Mt Dora, FL  6. Terry Wilds – Port St Lucie, FL  7.  Aaron Hubner – Lafayette, IN

Top Gun Sprints A-Feature

  1. Hayden Campbell – Montverde, FL  2. Aj Maddox – Tampa, FL  3. Brandon Grubraugh – Ocala, FL  4. Anthony D Alessio – Apollo Beach, FL  5. Matt Kurtz – Jacksonville, FL  6. Justin Webster – Gibsonton, FL  7. Keith Butler – Riverview, FL  8. Harley Zimmerman – Jacksonville, FL  9. Billy Bridges – Venice, FL  10. Frank Carlsson – Oxford, FL  11. John Kahl – Orange Springs, FL  12. Ed Hill – Thonotosassa, FL  13. Nikole Voisey – Wesley Chapel, FL  14. Andy Kelley – Plant City, FL  15. Joe Zuczek – Venice, FL  16. David Kelley – Plant City, FL  17. Rich Alexander – Tampa, FL  18. Bryan Eckley – Tampa, FL  19. Johnnie Alexander – Tampa, FL

Top Gun Sprints Heat 1

1. Bryan Eckley – Tampa, FL  2. Keith Butler – Riverview, FL  3. Anthony D Alessio – Apollo Beach, FL  4. Frank Carlsson – Oxford, FL  5. Nikole Voisey – Wesley Chapel, FL  6. Rich Alexander – Tampa, FL DNS Johnnie Alexander – Tampa, FL

Top Gun Sprints Heat 2

1. Hayden Campbell – Montverde, FL  2. Brandon Grubraugh – Ocala, FL  3. Billy Bridges – Venice, FL   4. Ed Hill – Thonotosassa, FL  5. David Kelley – Plant City, FL  6. Andy Kelley – Plant City, FL

Top Gun Sprints Heat 3

1. Matt Kurtz – Jacksonville, FL  2. Aj Maddox – Tampa, FL  3. Justin Webster – Gibsonton, FL  4. Joe Zuczek – Venice, FL  5. Harley Zimmerman – Jacksonville, FL  6. John Kahl – Orange Springs, FL

 

Six nights of racing action continues starting Monday night when the Lucas Oil Dirt Late Models make their one and only Florida appearance. Hot Laps begin around 630pm and qualifying and racing action to follow. For more information you can visit us on the web at ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

Horton Wins Crate Late Model Night 2 Show at East Bay Winternationals

Hayden Campbell gets Win in Eagle Jet Top Gun Sprints 2018 Season Opener

Friday, February 2, 2018– Tampa, FL – Crate Late Model week started Thursday night and Keith Nosbisch made it look easy as he strolled to the opening night win. Friday night would be much different as several drivers took their turn at the front of the field for the 35 Lap A-Main Feature.

Jack Nosbisch started 7th and ran another steady race to pick up his 2nd top 5 in as many nights.

Walker Authur ran upfront all night and had a good 4th pace finish, but still hasn’t had the performance we’re used to seeing from the Forrest, VA driver.

Keith Nosbisch tried every line on the track passing cars on the outside during the race, and at the bottom on restarts, but at the end, settled for a hard-fought 3rd finish.

Nevin Gainey finished 2nd and might have been the story of the night after starting 8th in the field, and in 8 laps, had worked his way to the lead. But it was his teammate Clay Harris that had his Rocket alongside Gainey as they went side-by-side for the lead for several laps. Unfortunately, Harris had overheating issues and was unable to finish the race.

Doug Horton had started on the pole for the 35 lap A-Main, but fell as far back as fifth.  Horton was committed to the top early on, but realized it wasn’t going to hold, and adjusted his line to the very bottom of the track and finessed his #11 Adam’s Used Auto Parts, Billy Moyer Victory Circle to win number 1 of the 2018 season.

Eagle Jett Top Gun Sprints opened up their 2018 season on Friday night and Hayden Campbell was in a league to himself. His car was working on top and bottom and just when lapped traffic appeared that it might slow Campbell up, he sliced through the pack, putting several good cars a lap down. Campbell went on to easily get his 1st victory of the season.

Anthony D Alessio finished 2nd, AJ Maddox 3rd, Matt Kurtz 4th and Bryan Eckley rounded out the top 5.

Action continues Saturday night as we conclude Crate Late Model and Top Gun Sprint week. Hot Laps begin around 630pm and qualifying and racing action to follow. For more information you can visit us on the web at ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223.

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42nd Annual Winternationals – East Bay Raceway Park 2/2/2018
Crate Late Models A-Feature

  1. Doug Horton
  2. Nevin Gainey
  3. Keith Nosbisch
  4. Walker Arthur
  5. Jack Nosbisch
  6. Andrew Hopkins
  7. Phillip Cobb
  8. Cla Knight
  9. Thomas Burnside
  10. Jim Couch

Keith Nosbisch Sails to Victory at East Bay Raceway Park “The Clay by the Bay”


Thursday February 1, 2018 – Tampa, FL – Keith Nosbisch sails to victory in the 25-lap feature after taking the lead coming off turn four on Lap 2 from Walker Arthur. Nosbisch thanked his wife and Genisis Shocks for his efforts. The feature saw several yellow flags slowing the field making Nosbisch earn the victory. Every restart would put Horton and Arthur side by side behind him. He held off a hard charging Doug Horton and Walker Arthur who battled for second place for 23 laps with Horton holding Arthur off to claim second, Arthur third, Steven Mathis Jr fourth, and Jack Nosbisch Jr rounding out the top 5.

Doug Horton was Fastest in Qualifying tonight with a 15.925. Heat winners were Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL, Cla Knight of North Augusta, SC, and Doug Horton of Wimauma, FL.

Action continues Friday night with the Crate Late Models and Top Gun Sprints. Hot Laps begin around 630pm and qualifying and racing action to follow. For more information you can visit us on the web at ebrp.co or call 813-677-7223

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42nd Annual Winternationals – East Bay Raceway Park 2/1/2018
Crate Late Models A-Feature
1. Keith Nosbisch -Valrico, Fl, 2. Doug Horton – Wimauma, Fl , 3. Walker Arthur – Forest, Va, 4. Steven Mathis Jr – Plant City, Fl, 5. Jack Nosbisch – Riverview, Fl, 6. Logan Roberson – Waynesboro, Va, 7. Nevin Gainey – Fort White, Fl, 8. Thomas Burnside – Tampa, Fl, 9. Derek Rogers – Spelter, Wv, 10. Cla Knight – North Augusta, Sc, 11. Richard Ferry – Macclenny, Fl, 12. Adam Boyd – Wimauma, Fl, 13. Megan Rae Meyer – Tampa, Fl, 14. Noah Cornman – Mt Dora, Fl, 15. Clay Harris – Jupiter, Fl, 16. William Stile Jr – Muse, Pa, 17. Andrew Hopkins – Tampa, Fl, 18. Josh Peacock – Dover, Fl, 19. Phillip Cobb – Dover, Fl, 20. Tommy Prince – Mulberry, Fl, 21. Austin Burns – Morgantown, In, DNS Aaron Hubner – Lafayette, In, DNS Johnny Allen – Lehigh Acres, Fl, DNS Jim Couch – Hamilton, Oh

Heat 1 – Keith Nosbisch, Steven Mathis Jr, Phillip Cobb, Nevin Gainey, Clay Harris, Jack Nosbisch Jr, Austin Burns, Thomas Burnside
Heat 2 – Clay Knight, Walker Arthur, Josh Peacock, Andrew Hopkins, Richard Ferry, Derek Rodgers, William Stile Jr, Adam Boyd (DNS)
Heat 3 – Doug Horton, Tommy Prince, Logan Roberson, Megan Rae Meyer, Johnny Allen, Noah Cornman, Aaron Hubner (DNS), Jim Couch (DNS)

Qualifying Group 1 – Keith Nosbisch – 16.046, Steven Mathis Jr, Phillip Cobb, Nevin Gainey, Clay Harris, Jack Nosbisch Jr, Thomas Burnside, Austin Burns (DNQ)
Qualifying Group 2 – Walker Arthur – 16.274, Josh Peacock, Andrew Hopkins, Cla Knight, Richard Ferry, Derek Rodgers, William Stile Jr, Adam Boyd (DNQ)
Qualifying Group 3 – Doug Horton – 15.925, Logan Roberson, Tommy Prince, Megan Rae Meyer, Johnny Allen, Noah Cornman, Aaron Hubner, Jim Couch (DNQ)

“The Magic Man” Mark Whitener Wins $5,000 Open Wheel Modified 75-Lap Feature Tonight At East Bay Raceway Park

January 27, 2018 – Tampa, FL – Mark Whitener pulls into Victory Lane while holding off a hard charging Kevin Adams who finished second and Bryan Bernhardt who finished third. With a few laps to go Adams would keep trying on the high side to keep up the momentum and try to get around Whitener to score another win after securing a victory on opening night.  Whitener said in victory lane that he hadn’t run very many modified races over the past few years but to come here and beat some of the best who do this for a living and travel all over is a big deal and you can tell when you can race side by side with them.

Winning their heats tonight were Phillip Cobb of Dover, FL, Travis Varnadore of Dover, FL, Devin Gilpin of Columbus, TN and Kyle Bronson of Brandon, FL. Winning their B-Mains were Eric Moon of Zephyrhills, FL and Kyle Strickler of Mooresville, NC

In the Street Stocks 40-lap A-Main it was Tim Gay winning for a third night and picking up the $1,000 payday for tonight’s efforts and making him a 2 time Winternationals Champion in the Street Stocks. Finishing in the second spot was Brian Morgan of  Okeechobee, FL and Dennis Williams of Zephyrhills, FL.

 

 

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42nd Annual Winternationals – East Bay Raceway Park 1/27/2018

Results – All Classes

Modifieds A-Feature – 75-laps

  1. Mark Whitener 5  Middleburg, Fl
  1. Kevin Adams  40  Cameron, Wi
  1. Bryan Bernhardt   69B Clearwater, Fl
  1. Kyle Strickler  8  Mooresville, Nc
  1. Mavrick Varnadore  4  Dover, Fl
  1. Devin Gilpin  1G  Columbus, In
  1. Ivedent Lloyd  Jr  311 Ocala, Fl
  1. Kenny Wallace   36 Imperial, Mo
  1. Kyle Bronson  40B Brandon, Fl
  1. Lucas Lee  12L Paris, Tn
  1. Allen Weisser  25w Peoria, Il
  1. Roger Crouse  15  Plant City, Fl
  1. Travis Varnadore  205 Dover, Fl
  1. Dale Kelley  22  Plant City, Fl
  1. Phillip Cobb  03  Dover, Fl
  1. David Pollen Jr.  88  Tampa, Fl
  1. Mike Potosky  20M Guys Mills, Pa
  1. Jeff Mathews  33 Brandon, Fl
  1. Rick Conoyer  14C St Peters, Mo
  1. Shane Burrows  70B Valrico, Fl
  1. David Reutimann  00D Sherrills Ford, Nc
  1. Devin Dixon  2  Apollo Beach, Fl
  1. Eric Moon  18  Zephyrhills, Fl
  1. Steve Miller  8s  Tampa, Fl

Street Stock A-Feature – 40 Laps

  1. Tim Gay 90  Plant City, Fl
  1. Brian Morgan  9  Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Dennis Williams 24  Zephyrhills, Fl
  1. Richie Stephens  69H Phenix City, Al
  1. Scotty Kay Jr.69k Loxahatchee, Fl
  1. Thomas Pratt  22  Dover, Fl
  1. Zack Amundsen  20  Lithia, Fl
  1. Justin Rodgers  95  Lithia, Fl
  1. Trent Wilson  33  Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Tim Powers  44  Okeechobee, Fl
  1. Buck Woodhouse  55  Tampa, Fl
  1. J.r. Welden  40w Sarasota, Fl
  1. Jason Harrison  2   Montgomery, Al
  1. Jason Burnside  12J Tampa, Fl
  1. Josh Sigler  191 Cairo, Wv
  1. Jim Baker  69x Gibsonton, Fl
  1. Charles Christian  04  Altoon, Fl
  1. Craig Montesi    39  Orlando, Fl
  1. Raymond Vann  32  Wesley Chapel, Fl
  1. Jesse Brown  12  Clewiston, Fl