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Daily Dirt 10/01/2022 05:57:19

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April 12
East Bay Raceway Park,
Gibsonton, FL
Sanction: United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series (Scott Thompson Memorial) - $3,800
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated April 15, 11:28 pm)
Fitzgerald captures Scott Thompson Memorial
Scott Thompson Memorial
  1. Jason Fitzgerald
  2. Keith Nosbisch
  3. Shan Smith
  4. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.
  5. Jack Nosbisch Jr.
  6. Mark Whitener
  7. Adam Bedenbaugh
  8. Bryan Bernhardt
  9. David Schmauss
  10. David Pollen Jr.
  11. Matt Miller
  12. Jeff Mathews
  13. Darrell Padgett
  14. Steve Mathis Jr.
  15. Carter Stokes
  16. Doug Horton
  17. Austin Kirkpatrick
  18. Scott Lagasse Jr.
  19. Phillip Cobb
  20. John Kellum
  21. Devin Dixon
  22. Travis Varnadore
  23. Megan Rae Meyer
  24. Steve Miller
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Jason Fitzgerald notched his third career UDLMCS victory.
What won the race: Restarting fifth with seven laps remaining in the 50-lap feature, Jason Fitzgerald of Jacksonville, Fla., roared past two-time race winner Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., with two laps remaining for his third career United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series victory.
Key notes: Reigning track champion Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, Fla., finished second while Whitener slipped to sixth at the finish. ... The eighth-starting Fitzgerald's previous UDLMCS victory came Sept. 28, 2013 at North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Fla. ... Fitzgerald picked up a trophy from Sweet's Design Guitar. ... He also picked up a $200 bonus from Select Environmental Services to make his total payday $4,000. ... Devin Dixon and Phillip Cobb led early before Whitener took command on lap 10. ... Cobb's night ended when he slowed on the 16th lap. .... East Bay hosted the series for the first time since 2008. ... The event honored former Florida racer Scott Thompson, who died in a 2006 automobile accident.
On the move: Nosbisch climbed from ninth to finish second.
Winner's sponsors: Fitzgerald drives a GRT Race Car with sponsorship from GRT, M&M Transport Refrigeration and Xtreme Graphics.
Points chase: Adam Bedenbaugh has 780 points to lead Darrell Padgett (770), Keith Nosbisch (770) and Mark Whitener (760). Austin Kirkpatrick entered the race leading the points but finished 17th and stands fifth at 740.
Car count: 37
Polesitter: Phillip Cobb
Heat race winners: John Kellum, Jack Nosbisch Jr., Mark Whitener, Shan Smith, Phillip Cobb, Devin Dixon
Consolation race winners: Jeff Mathews, Adam Bedenbaugh
Next series race: April 26, Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, FL) $3,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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