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01/31/15 at 4:08am
 
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January 30, 2015
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Nosbisch Takes Bubba Raceway Park NeSmith Late Model Series Win



by Roby Helm
OCALA, FL (January 30) - No matter where the competition comes from, Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, FL has always been tough when it comes to keeping the big money in the Sunshine State. Friday night was no exception, as Nosbisch took his fifth NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series career win and his first in seven years during the Rock Auto.com Winternationals at Bubba Raceway Park.

Nosbisch, a 30 year veteran of Florida dirt late model racing, was the class of the field, as he set fast time honors to earn the pole position for the 50-lap race, and led 44 laps to collect the $3,000 top prize driving the Image Skin Care Rocket. Nosbisch lost the lead for six laps to Walker Arthur of Forest, VA, but stuck to his inside groove to retake the point.

“The lapped cars really slowed my pace down by a half a second, and Walker caught me behind a lapped car and passed me for the lead on the outside,” Nosbisch said. “I knew if I was patient enough, I could get back under him if the lapped cars would give me enough room and they did.”

Wednesday night’s race winner, Mark Whitener of Middleburg, FL finished second in the Dave’s Towing Special and Arthur ended up third in the Cecil B. Arthur Beef Farms Special. Arthur leads the NeSmith Late Model point standings after the first three races with a 12 point advantage over Whitener.



Dennis “Rambo” Franklin of Gaffney, SC took the fourth spot in the M&W Transportation Special and Matt Henderson of Loudon, TN drove the Mighty Muffler and Brakes Rocket to a fifth-place finish and was the Rookie of the Race. Doug Horton of Wimamma, FL finished sixth in the Bobby Lake Motorsports Warrior.

Tyler Clem of St. Petersburg, FL was the seventh-place finisher in the Vahlco Wheels Rocket and was the Young Gun Challenger of the Race. Clem, who at the age of 12 was the youngest driver in the race, was followed by the oldest driver in the race, 61-year-old Johnny Stokes of Columbus, MS, who finished eighth in the Bassett Hound Motorsports Special.

Jake Knowles of Rome, GA started 17th and finished ninth in the Coosa Heating and Air Rocket to earn the Beyea Headers Hard Charger of the Race Award. Two-time and defending NeSmith Late Model Champion Ronnie Johnson of Chattanooga, TN rounded out the top ten in the NeSmith Chevrolet Special.

In preliminary action, Nosbisch was the Fast Qualifier with a lap around the 3/8-mile clay oval in 16.252 seconds. The four ten-lap B-Main Races were won by Franklin, Justin McRee of Woodstock, AL in the High Roller Race Cars Special, Henderson and Whitener.

Nosbisch took the lead at the start of the race followed by Arthur, Whitener, McRee and Franklin. McRee got by Whitener for the third spot on lap two, but up front, Nosbisch was pulling away and had a full straightaway lead on Arthur by lap six when he began to encounter the cars on the tail end of the lead lap.



On lap 12, Nosbisch got caught behind a lapped car and Arthur worked the outside on the backstretch to take the lead. On lap 18, Nosbisch came charging back on the inside and went four-wide with Arthur and two lapped cars down the front straightaway. Nosbisch reclaimed the point for good in turn one.

Brian Conner of Augusta, GA spun the Lazar’s Trailers Special in turn two to bring out the first of eight caution flags in turn two. Nosbisch had Arthur, McRee, Whitener, Henderson, Franklin, Horton, Johnson, Stokes and Jacob Hawkins of Fairmont, WV in the Bland’s Towing Rocket doubled up behind him for the “Dixie-Style” double-file restart.

When the field went back to green flag racing, Whitener was able to work underneath McRee for the third spot in turn two. By lap 25, Nosbisch had already opened up a half straightaway lead on Arthur before the second caution flag came out on lap 28 when Michael Lake of Uniontown, PA in the Bobby Lake Motorsports Special, Ryan Crane of Panama City, FL in the Panama City Cycles Special and Adam Beeler of Knoxville, TN in the Mighty Muffler and Brakes CVR tangled in turn two.

After the restart, McRee began to fall back through the pack dropping from fourth to seventh on lap 29. Debris on the front straightaway lit up the caution bulb for the third time in the race on lap 34. On the restart, several drivers, including Whitener and Johnson tried to work the outside groove to see if they could build some momentum.

A three-car battle for the second spot developed among Arthur, Whitener and Franklin that got intense on lap 35 when Whitener got into the back of Arthur in turn four. Walker got sideways, but Whitener lifted the throttle just enough to let Arthur gather up his race car.



The fourth caution flag came out on lap 37 when Shan Smith of Dade City, FL spun the SS Performance Racing CVR down the front straightaway. Johnson gave up the seventh spot with a cut tire during the caution period, but returned to the race. McRee then moved up to seventh for the restart, but he gave that up when he spun on the backstretch after the green flag came out.

McRee’s troubles continued on lap 38 when he spun in turn four collecting Cale Conley of Vienna, WV in the AAA General Contractors Special and two-time NeSmith Late Model National Champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, TN in the Hardy & Associates Special.

Whitener was on the outside of Arthur for the Dixie Style double-file restart and he made it work when the green flag came back out to take the second spot going into turn one. Whitener tried to look to the inside of Nosbisch, but the race leader would not budge from the bottom of the race track.

The race slowed by two more caution flags when Ryan King of Seymour, TN stalled the Brian King Roofing Stinger in turn four on lap 45, and Hawkins spun in turn four and collected Chase Edge of LaFayette, AL in the Edge’s Gas Company Special on lap 46. Nosbisch was able to run just fast enough on each restart to keep Whitener behind him.

The NeSmith Late Models return to Bubba Raceway Park on Saturday night for the 100-lap $10,000-to-win 10th Annual Chevrolet Performance World Championship Race. This non-points event was rescheduled from a rainout on November 22, 2014.

The first 16 starting spots were determined through Heat Races on November 21, 2014. There will also be a pair of 20-lap B-Main Races where the top three finishers will transfer to the remaining starting spots for the World Championship Race.

For more information and rules about the NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series, visit the series web site at www.nesmithracing.com

OFFICIAL RESULTS OF ROUND 3 AT BUBBA RACEWAY PARK IN OCALA, FL ON 1/30/15:

POS STRT CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN LAPS $ WON
1. 1 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico, FL 50 $3,000
2. 6 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL 50 $1,375
3. 2 87 Walker Arthur Forest, VA 50 $975
4. 3 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC 50 $700
5. 5 H2 Matt Henderson (R) Loudon, TN 50 $650
6. 7 27h Doug Horton Wimamma, FL 50 $550
7. 12 14 Tyler Clem (R/Y) St. Petersburg, FL 50 $625
8. 8 1 Johnny Stokes Columbus, MS 50 $575
9. 17 66 Jake Knowles Rome, GA 50 $525
10. 9 5 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN 50 $500
11. 11 33x Ivedent Lloyd Ocala, FL 50 $350
12. 4 25 Justin McRee Woodstock, AL 50 $425
13. 13 17ss Shan Smith Dade City, FL 50 $280
14. 15 27 Michael Lake (Y) Uniontown, PA 50 $385
15. 20 14c Cale Conley Vienna, WV 49 $250
16. 22 10 Ryan Crane (R) Panama City, FL 49 $240
17. 24 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL 49 $220
18. 21 30 Ryan King (R) Seymour, TN 49 $325
19. 18 66b Adam Beeler (R) Knoxville, TN 49 $200
20. 10 RJ1 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV 44 $200
21. 19 77 Brian Connor Augusta, GA 17 $200
22. 14 56 David Earl Gentry Murfreesboro, TN 17 $200
23. 23 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS 6 $200
24. 16 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA 6 $325

ENTRIES: 39
FAST QUALIFIER: Nosbisch, 16.252 Seconds
PROVISIONALS: Minga and Edge
LEAD CHANGES: 2
LAP LEADERS: Nosbisch, 1-11; Arthur, 12-17; Nosbisch, 18-50
LAPS LED: Nosbisch, 44; Arthur, 6
BEYEA HEADERS HARD CHARGER: Knowles (started 17th and finished 9th)
ROOKIE OF THE RACE: Henderson
YOUNG GUN OF THE RACE: Clem
CAUTIONS: 8
MARGIN OF VICTORY: 1.244 Seconds
TIME OF THE RACE: 51 Minutes and 20.439 Seconds

QUALIFYING (Top 2 Transfer To Main Event):

POS CAR # DRIVER HOMETOWN CHASSIS LAP 1 LAP 2 TIME
1 02 Keith Nosbisch Valrico, FL Rocket 16.307 16.252 16.252
2 87 Walker Arthur Forest, VA Mastersbilt 16.420 16.292 16.292
3 2 Dennis Franklin Gaffney, SC Longhorn 16.407 16.427 16.407
4 25 Justin McRee Woodstock, AL HRRC 16.776 16.454 16.454
5 H2 Matt Henderson - R Loudon, TN Rocket 16.501 16.929 16.501
6 56 David Earl Gentry Murfreesboro, TN Mastersbilt 17.133 16.508 16.508
7 33 Jeff Mathews Valrico, FL Rocket 17.000 16.521 16.521
8 1 Johnny Stokes Columbus, MS HRRC 16.572 16.678 16.572
9 5 Ronnie Johnson Chattanooga, TN Mastersbilt 16.598 16.636 16.598
10 33L Ivedent Lloyd Jr. Ocala, FL Rocket 16.650 16.618 16.618
11 58 Mark Whitener Middleburg, FL Barry Wright 16.618 16.927 16.618
12 14 Tyler Clem - R/Y St. Petersburg, FL Rocket 16.642 16.652 16.642
13 66k Jake Knowles Rome, GA Rocket 16.657 16.678 16.657
14 RJ1 Jacob Hawkins Fairmont, WV Rocket 16.720 16.694 16.694
15 77 Brian Connor Augusta, GA Barry Wright 16.935 16.777 16.777
16 00 Bronson Berry Huntingdon, TN Pierce 16.796 17.151 16.796
17 17ss Shan Smith Dade City, FL CVR 16.898 16.875 16.875
18 66 Adam Beeler - R Knoxville, TN CVR 16.933 16.887 16.887
19 27L Doug Horton Wimamma, FL Warrior 17.295 16.942 16.942
20 111 Max Blair Centerville, PA Rocket 16.949 17.189 16.949
21 99 Rick Singleton Hesston, PA Mastersbilt 17.189 16.955 16.955
22 42 Cla Knight - R North Augusta, SC Barry Wright 16.978 17.307 16.978
23 19 Marcus Minga Shannon, MS Rocket 17.000 17.243 17.000
24 18 Chase Edge LaFayette, AL Mastersbilt 17.027 17.160 17.027
25 30 Ryan King - R Seymour, TN Stinger 17.087 17.476 17.087
26 16v Joe Janowski Carmel, IN Pierce 17.345 17.096 17.096
27 27 Michael Lake - Y Uniontown, PA Longhorn 17.131 17.179 17.131
28 72 Frank Wilson Harold, FL Trak-Star 17.230 17.142 17.142
29 21m Cody Martin - R Christiana, TN Warrior 17.224 17.166 17.166
30 10 Ryan Crane - R Panama City, FL Crane 17.557 17.178 17.178
31 18L Brent Lewis Harrisburg, IL Warrior 17.214 18.008 17.214
32 98 Eric Hickerson Linden, TN Mastersbilt 17.448 17.234 17.234
33 4L Greg Lemley Waynesburg, PA Rocket 17.371 17.602 17.371
34 32 Mark Tatalovic Guys Mills, PA Rocket 17.435 17.594 17.435
35 4 Joe Mike Mayfield, KY Killer 17.519 17.470 17.470
36 14c Cale Conley Vienna, WV Pierce 17.883 17.541 17.541
37 17 Logan Roberson - Y Waynesboro, VA Mastersbilt 17.561 17.541 17.541
38 6 Jimmy Halford Atwood, TN Trak-Star 18.017 17.551 17.551
39 1m Connor Meade - Y Clay City, KY Revolution 18.003 18.005 18.003

B-MAINS (10 Laps – Top 5 Transfer To Main Event):
1ST B-MAIN: 1. Franklin; 2. Horton; 3. Lloyd; 4. Lake; 5. Connor; 6. Mathews; 7. Mike; 8. Minga; 9. Lewis; 10. Meade.
2ND B-MAIN: 1. McRee; 2. Stokes; 3. Clem (R/Y); 4. Blair; 5. Conley; 6. Berry; 7. Edge; 8. Hickerson; 9. Wilson.
3RD B-MAIN: 1. Henderson (R); 2. Johnson; 3. Smith; 4. Knowles; 5. King (R); 6. Roberson (Y); 7. Lemley; 8. Singleton; 9. Martin (R).
4TH B-MAIN: 1. Whitener; 2. Hawkins; 3. Gentry; 4. Beeler (R); 5. Crane (R); 6. Janowski; 7. Knight (R); 8. Halford; 9. Tatalovic.

NeSMITH LATE MODEL POINT STANDINGS THROUGH 1/30/15:

1. 87 Walker Arthur – 280
2. 58 Mark Whitener – 268
3. 14 Tyler Clem (R/Y) – 264
4. 5 Ronnie Johnson – 248
5. 111 Max Blair – 246
6. 1 Johnny Stokes – 244
7. 30 Ryan King (R) – 238
8. 66 Jake Knowles – 228
9. 25 Justin McRee – 216
10. 27 Michael Lake (Y) – 208
11. 14c Cale Conley – 206
12. 4 Joe Mike – 186
12. RJ1 Jacob Hawkins – 186
14. 18 Chase Edge – 184
15. 10 Ryan Crane (R) – 180
16. 19 Marcus Minga – 170
17. 21m Cody Martin (R) – 166
18. 00 Bronson Berry – 158
19. 66b Adam Beeler (R) – 156
20. 56 David Earl Gentry - 152
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