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Daily Dirt 09/22/2023 17:43:58

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May 12
East Bay Raceway Park,
Gibsonton, FL
Sanction: Florida Late Model Challenge Series - $1,000
Information provided by: Track reports (last updated May 13, 8:45 am)
Cobb turns back East Bay foes for Florida victory
  1. Phillip Cobb
  2. David Whitener
  3. Steve Mathis Jr.
  4. Nevin Gainey
  5. Shan Smith
  6. Trevor Taylor
  7. Andrew Hopkins
  8. Scotty Williams
  9. Brian Smith
  10. Forrest Gough
  11. Adam Bennett
  12. Buck Woodhouse
  13. T.J. LaFlamboy
  14. Don Sniff
  15. Chuck Jackson
  16. Arthur Conquest
  17. Donnie Padgett
  18. Roger Thomas
  19. Daniel Woody
presented by
Mike Horne
Phillip Cobb picked up a Florida Late Model Challenge Series victory at East Bay.
What won the race: Taking the lead following a bevy of restarts for a lap-10 caution, Phillip Cobb of Dover, Fla., held off David Whitener’s charge over the final five laps to win the 25-lap Florida Late Model main event at East Bay. Whitener settled for second, with early leader Steve Mathis Jr. third.
Key notes: Cobb won $1,000 while snapping Nevin Gainey’s two-race series win streak. … It was Cobb’s second career Florida Late Model Challenge Series victory. He last won Sept. 23 at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., and is now tied with Gainey and Shan Smith atop the second-year tour’s all-time win list. … Cobb was the fourth leader. Forrest Gough led early before giving way to Gainey. Gainey was psssed by Mathis Jr., who eventually turned the lead over to Cobb. … The Florida tour returns to East Bay on July 28.
Winner's sponsors: Cobb's C&B Motorsports No. 03 is sponsored by Dynamic Painting, Mathis Farms, Jimmy's Competition Engines and Race Life Apparel and Wrapz.
Car count: 19
Heat race winners: Phillip Cobb, Steve Mathis Jr., Nevin  Gainey
Next series race: June 2, Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) $1,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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