Kyle Bronson Wins Gagel’s Open Wheel Modified Feature At East Bay Raceway Park
Five divisions were on hand tonight as the Late Models, Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds, Outlaw Four’s, Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers and the Old Time Mods were on hand. It was also a night that hearts were heavy as the passing of young Tyler Morr last week doing what he wanted to do. A moment of silence and the flag was flown at half-mast in his honor.
First feature of the night went to the Old Time Mods. Richard Svenson and Lars Amundsen won their heat races. When the green flag waved for the feature event, Jamie Frankland quickly made his way to the top spot and never looked back as he picked up his first win. Roger Herbach finished second with Gary Riccio, Bob Fink and Amundsen rounding out the top five.
Next up were the Gagel’s Open Wheel Modifieds. Devin Dixon, Jerry Bruce, Jr. and Kyle Bronson won their heat races. For the start of the feature it was the two veterans, Bobby Dixon and Roger Crouse on the front row. On the start Dixon was on the high side and Crouse on the low side, Bronson split the two and took the lead on the back stretch. On lap eleven, Crouse was in second place and then spun in turn four. With just four laps to go, Bronson was on a mission as he went on to pick up the win for Hammond Motorsports. Devin Dixon finished second with David Pollen, Jr., Bobby Dixon and Thomas Pratt rounding out the top five.
Next up were the Outlaw Fours. Defending Champion Jesse Brown and former Champion Stephen Hohlbaugh won their heat races. For the feature it was Brittany Yates in her new ride and the last feature winner Billy Howard on the front row. When the green waved, Howard took the early lead with Brown right on his back bumper. On lap three, Brown passed Howard but was all for none as the caution came out as Nick Hebrank spun in turn four putting Howard back up front. On the next restart, it appeared that Brown got into the back of Howard as Howard spun coming out of turn two collecting several cars. Howard was not able to continue as Brown was put to the rear handing the lead over to Brittany Yates with Hohlbaugh second and Brandon Yates third. By lap five, Hohlbaugh had taken over the top spot with Shirlene Hammond right on his back bumper. Hammond took over the lead on lap eight and never looked back as she picked up another feature win. Hohlbaugh was second with Brittany Yates third, Chris Zimmerman and Brandon Yates rounding out the top five.
Next up were the Late Models. Phillip Cobb and Roger Crouse both won the heat races and also made up the front row for the feature. When the green flag waved, Cobb took off with Crouse right behind him. But after a few laps had gone by, Crouse had slipped back and Josh Peacock moved up to second with Kyle Musselman in third. The first caution came out on lap ten as Brian Barse slowed down in turn four. After the final restart on lap thirteen, Cobb never looked back and picked up his second feature in a row with Peacock, Musselman, Wallace Peacock and Crouse rounding out the top five.
The final event of the night went to the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. Troy Dittebrand, Michael Hart and Robert Kissam won their heat races. On the front row for the feature it was Raymond Vann and George Ingram. Vann took the early lead until the first caution came out for debris on the track on lap three. Several more cautions came out, but no one could catch Vann as he went on to win the feature. Hart was second with Patrick Fiore, Sr. Dittebrand and Kissam rounding out the top five.
ASA Racing continues next week with the Late Models, Street Stocks, Outlaw Fours, and the Motorstats.com 4 Cylinder Bombers. For further information, log on to www.eastbayracewaypark.com or call 813-677-7223 for more information.