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February 1
East Bay Raceway Park,
Gibsonton, FL
Sanction: Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series (Winternationals) - $5,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated February 2, 11:56 pm)
Dixon cruises to $5,000 East Bay victory
Winternationals
  1. Devin Dixon
  2. Jeremy Shaw
  3. Max Blair
  4. Travis Varnadore
  5. Keith Nosbisch
  6. Drew Kennedy
  7. Jeff Mathews
  8. Bruce Harvey
  9. Joseph Joiner
  10. Clay Harris
  11. Hunter Sweet
  12. Freddie Carpenter
  13. Steve Mathis Jr.
  14. Cruz Skinner
  15. Nevin Gainey
  16. Pierce McCarter
  17. Bo Slay
  18. Jim Couch
  19. Jody Knowles
  20. Todd Cooney
  21. Daniel Woody
  22. Walker Arthur
  23. Randy Weaver
  24. Jody Knowles
presented by
Jim DenHamer
Devin Dixon celebrates his $5,000 victory at East Bay Raceway Park.
What won the race: Retaking the lead from Jeremy Shaw on lap 32, Devin Dixon of Apollo Beach, Fla., led the rest of the way to win Saturday’s Newsome Raceway Parts Crate Racin’ USA Winter Series main event at East Bay Raceway Park. Dixon earned $5,000 for winning the Crate Late Model mini-tour’s Winternationals finale. Shaw finished second, with Max Blair third.
Quotable: “The car was good all week,” said Dixon. “We just made a couple adjustments and kept getting better and better and better. The racetrack man was tricky tonight. You could run the bottom, you could run the top and then halfway I got passed by two or three cars and I’m like, ‘man I’m just gonna go to the top where the sprint cars were and keep digging and hope for the best.’”
Key notes: There were five lead changes among three drivers as Dixon, Shaw and Blair swapped the lead through the first 30 laps. ... Shaw, who was making his first-ever appearance at East Bay, lead laps 20-31 before Dixon used a restart to motor back ahead. … Dixon pulled away over the final 10 laps to win by a straightway. … The race was slowed by five cautions: Steve Mathis slowed on lap 14; Freddie Carpenter spun on lap 19; Randy Weaver stopped in turn four on lap 27; Joseph Joiner spun in turn one on lap 30; Walker Arthur spun after contact with Blair on lap 31. … Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., won Thursday’s opener. … The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series invades East Bay’s 44th annual Winternationals Feb. 3-8.
On the move: Drew Kennedy of Lancing, Tenn., started 16th and finished sixth.
Winner's sponsors: Dixon’s Capital Race Car is sponsored by Credit Union Remarketing Solutions, Recreational Vehicle Select, Vivid Graphix and Buddy’s Home Furnishings.
Points chase: Entering the weekend, Kyle Bronson of Brandon, Fla., led Pierce McCarter by 16 points. Randy Weaver, Cruz Skinner and Max Blair complete the the top five.
Current weather: Cloudy, 59°F
Car count: 47
Fast qualifier: Bruce Harvey
Time: 15.602 seconds
Polesitter: Jeremy Shaw
Heat race winners: Devin Dixon, Max Blair, Jeremy Shaw, Bruce Harvey
Consolation race winners: Clay Harris, Todd Cooney
Provisional starters: Cruz Skinner, Jody Knowles
Next series race: February 15, 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, TN) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Shaw, Harvey
Row 2: Dixon, Blair
Row 3: Nosbisch, Weaver
Row 4: Arthur, Varnadore
Row 5: Mathews, Carpenter
Row 6: Slay, Mathis Jr.
Row 7: Joiner, Ja. Knowles
Row 8: McCarter, Kennedy
Row 9: Cooney, Harris
Row 10: Woody, Couch
Row 11: Sweet, Gainey
Row 12: Skinner, Jo. Knowles

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