East Bay Raceway Park
Weaver awarded NeSmith victories after Dixon's DQ
By Roby HelmNeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 20) — Randy Weaver of Crossville, Tenn., was awarded the victory in the 50-lap NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series race Saturday at East Bay Raceway Park's 34th annual Winternationals after apparent winner Devin Dixon of Apollo Beach, Fla., was disqualified during the postrace technical inspection.
Weaver also awarded Thursday's series victory with the disqualification of Dixon, who also won the three-race weekend opener in the backup car of Jeff Mathews. The Crate Late Model engine in Dixon’s car was found to have a balanced crankshaft and aftermarket connecting rod bolts, both of which are disallowed in the series.
The engines of Weaver and Friday night’s winner Shan Smith of Dade City, Fla., were also taken apart and inspected by series officials, and both engines were ruled to by legal. Weaver finished second to Smith on Friday at East Bay.
Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, Fla., finished second on Saturday followed by Ronny Lee Hollingsworth of Northport, Ala., Smith and Mathews, of Dover, Fla.
NeSmith Chevrolet @ East Bay: (1) Randy Weaver, (2) Keith Nosbisch, (3) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, (4) Shan Smith, (5) Jeff Mathews, (6) Eric Cooley, (7) Doug Horton, (8) Matthew Turner, (9) Ron Wadforth, (10) Shane Hitt, (11) Justin McRee, (12) Bryan Bernhardt, (13) Charlie Henderson, (14) Scott Knowles, (15) Brian Force, (16) Michael Blount, (17) Steve Cooke, (18) Shannon Lee, (19) Marcus Minga, (20) Steve Miller, (21) David Pollen Jr., (22) Jack Nosbisch Jr., (23) Kevin Wilson, (24) Larry Harrod. Disqualified: Devin Dixon. Fast qualifier (among 48 cars): K. Nosbisch, 15.709 seconds. Heat race winners: Hollingsworth, Mathews, Cooley, Horton. Consolation winners: K. Wilson, Pollen. Provisional starters: Turner, Minga.