Here is the full night of action from night two at East Bay, Including final finishing order. Thanks to Todd Turner from DirtonDirt.com
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East Bay Raceway Park
Feb. 5: Cole’s late pass wins third consolation
DirtonDirt.com chief writer
GIBSONTON, Fla. (Feb. 5) — Matt Miller of Whitehouse, Ohio, was the fastest among 67 qualifiers Tuesday night in the second round of East Bay Raceway Park’s Dart Winternationals. Six heat races will transfer three drivers apiece to the main event with two drivers from each of three consolation races advancing. Finishes are corrected and official:
Jared Hawkins and Billy Drake (an alternate replacing Anthony White) are scheduled to start on the front row of the Strawberry Dash, a non-qualifiers’ race that sends the winner to the tail of the 25-car feature field.
Polesitter Kevin Cole overtook front-row starter Kellen Chadwick on the ninth lap during a feisty three-car battle for two transfer spots in the final laps. While Cole pulled away the last two laps, Dennis Erb Jr. slipped under Chadwick on the last lap to deny Chadwick a starting spot in the feature. Cole qualified for his second straight feature. The race’s lone caution appeared on the sixth lap when Doug Horton spun in turn two in a battle with Josh McGuire.
Finish: (1) Kevin Cole, (2) Dennis Erb Jr., (3) Kellen Chadwick, (4) Shon Flanary, (5) Josh McGuire, (6) Dave Tyrchniewicz, (7) Danny Johnson, (8) Tim Lance, (9) Donald Beyers, (10) Doug Horton, (11) Russ Adams, (12) Jim Borden, (13) Jeff Beyers.
Starting outside the front row, Tim McCreadie led all the way for a victory while fifth-starting Jason McBride overtook Ray Cook after a lap-five restart to grab the second and final transfer spot. McBride pulled away from Cook over the rest of the race while Ky Harper finished further back in fourth. McBride, who nearly caught McCreadie, qualified for his first career East Bay feature. A fifth-lap caution appeared when something broke on fourth-running Steve Casebolt’s car and, as he tried to pull off the track, Tyler Boggs spun sideways in front of onrushing traffic just past the start-finish line. Most of the onrushing cars avoided Boggs as everyone took evasive action.
Finish: (1) Tim McCreadie, (2) Jason McBride, (3) Ray Cook, (4) Ky Harper, (5) Peyton Taylor, (6) J.R. Hotovy, (7) Rohn Moon, (8) Marshall Austin Jr., (9) Tyler Boggs, (10) Doug Blashe, (11) Steve Casebolt, (12) Bryan Collins, (13) Billy Drake.
Rebounding after losing two transfer spots in his heat race, polesitter Steve Shaver led all the way for a 12-lap victory. Tim Fuller had his hands full with Rick Eckert through most of the race, but Fuller held on for the second and final transfer spot. Eckert, a four-time feature winner at East Bay, lost the third spot to Ivey and was fortunate to finish fourth. The race was slowed by several early cautions, including when Ricky Elliott spun in turn four. Elliott was clipped by two cars and then slammed by an onrushing Joe Isabell. Both cars were heavily damaged, but no one was injured.
Finish: (1) Steve Shaver, (2) Tim Fuller, (3) Tyler Ivey, (4) Rick Eckert, (5) Brian Shirley, (6) Jared Hawkins, (7) Austin Hubbard, (8) Eric Wells, (9) Bob Geiger, (10) Ricky Elliott, (11) Joe Isabell, (12) Anthony White, (13) Ronnie Lee Whitt, (14) Chuck Harper, (15) Terry Casey, (16) Wayne Chinn.
Outside front-row starter Terry English grabbed the lead at the outset and raced to victory in the final heat. Bryan Barber, who started outside the second row, was the only driver who could keep up with English, pressuring him midway through the race. The battle for the third spot was a thriller. Kevin Cole slipped under Doug Horton to grab the third spot with fewer than three laps to go, but when Cole came upon a slower car in turn four on the final lap, Vic Coffey weaseled underneath as all three cars came together on the frontstretch. Cole ended up spinning into the infield after taking the checkered flag in the caution-free race.
Finish: (1) Terry English, (2) Bryan Barber, (3) Vic Coffey, (4) Kevin Cole, (5) Doug Horton, (6) Tim Lance, (7) Danny Johnson, (8) Jeep Van Wormer, (9) Dave Tyrchniewicz, (10) Russ Adams, (11) Mark Andersen.
Starting outside the front row, Dan Stone fought off an early challenge from third-starting Jackie Boggs and roared to caution-plagued victory in his new Rocket Chassis. Polesitter Damon Eller botched the start and was fourth after one lap, but he recovered to move back up to third. Kellen Chadwick, who started ninth, was boosted by a variety of spins and cautions in moving up to fourth. The first of three cautions appeared on the eighth lap when Don Beyers and Scott Riggs got together in turn four; both cars spun. Jeff Beyers spun on the lap-eight restart to give up the fourth spot. Another lap-eight restart appeared when Jeff Beyers stopped in turn two. Jim Borden’s lapped car was a challenge to pass throughout the race as several drivers, including the winning Stone, made contact in overtaking him.
Finish: (1) Dan Stone, (2) Jackie Boggs, (3) Damon Eller, (4) Kellen Chadwick, (5) Josh McGuire, (6) Dennis Erb Jr., (7) Shon Flanary, (8) Donald Beyers, (9) Jeff Beyers, (10) Jim Borden, (11) Jim Borden, (12) Scott Riggs. Scratch: Anthony Ferguson.
Third-starting Donnie Moran slid under polesitter Josh Richards in turn four on the third lap and led the rest of the way. Richards, making another start in the Ernie Davis-owned No. 25, lost the second position to fifth-starting Dan Schlieper in turn three on the fifth lap but held on to third. Schlieper moved up to pressure Moran amid traffic on the final lap, but Moran survived. Billy Moyer pressured Richards through the middle stages, but damage and a flat left rear tire on the last lap forced him to limp home last. Eighth-starting John Mason was fifth. The first caution appeared on the first start when front-row starter Clint Smith got into the turn-one wall. Smith, feeling he was forced up into the wall by polesitter Josh Richards, leaned hard on Richards on the next start. Rohn Moon spun in turn two on the second start.
Finish: (1) Donnie Moran, (2) Dan Schlieper, (3) Josh Richards, (4) John Mason, (5) Tim McCreadie, (6) Clint Smith, (7) J.R. Hotovy, (8) Steve Casebolt, (9) Rohn Moon, (10) Ky Harper, (11) Billy Moyer, (12) Doug Blashe.
Polesitter Tim Dohm, Scott James and Chris Wall took off on a three-car breakaway, appearing to lock up the three transfer spots early. Dohm was never challenged for the top spot while James finished a half-straightaway behind the winner. Wall, however, began to struggle in the race’s later stages and Ray Cook pressured him to the finish. Tyler Boggs was further back in fifth, holding off Jason McBride. The first of two cautions appeared on the fourth lap when Bryan Collins spun in turn two (as Peyton Taylor slowed simultaneously). Another caution was thrown for a bad restart.
Finish: (1) Tim Dohm, (2) Scott James (3) Chris Wall, (4) Ray Cook, (5) Tyler Boggs, (6) Jason McBride, (7) Peyton Taylor, (8) Billy Drake, (9) Marshall Austin Jr., (10) Bryan Collins. Scratch: Eric Jacobsen.
Starting outside the front row, Don O’Neal beat polesitter Shannon Babb out of turn two on the first lap and cruised the rest of the way. Babb then gave up the second spot to fifth-starting Steve Francis on the second lap, and Francis cut into O’Neal’s half-straightaway lead but couldn’t catch him. Meanwhile, Babb struggled exiting the turns and had his hands full with challenges from Tim Fuller and Rick Eckert in the closing laps. Third-starting Terry Casey was shuffled back at the start and finished sixth.
Finish: (1) Don O’Neal, (2) Steve Francis, (3) Shannon Babb, (4) Tim Fuller, (5) Rick Eckert, (6) Terry Casey, (7) Wayne Chinn, (8) Jared Hawkins, (9) Brian Shirley, (10) Joe Isabell, (11) Bob Geiger.
Polesitter and overall fast qualifier Matt Miller zipped away from the outset for a 10-lap victory. Fifth-starting Eddie Carrier Jr. slipped past Steve Shaver on the seventh lap to grab second. Justin Rattliff, who started on the front row but lost lots of ground when he got too high in turn one on the first lap, recovered with a last-lap pass of Shaver to get the third and final transfer spot. Super Late Model rookie Tyler Ivey, the only driver of a Barry Wright car in the 67-car field, was fifth. The lone caution appeared on the second lap for Austin Hubbard, who stopped exiting turn two.
Finish: (1) Matt Miller, (2) Eddie Carrier Jr., (3) Justin Rattliff, (4) Steve Shaver, (5) Tyler Ivey, (6) Chuck Harper, (7) Ricky Elliott, (8) Anthony White, (9) Austin Hubbard, (10) Eric Wells, (11) Ronnie Lee Whitt.
Matt Miller of Whitehouse, Ohio, was the fastest among 67 qualifiers Tuesday night in the second round of East Bay Raceway Park’s Dart Winternationals. Miller’s time of 14.348 seconds was the fastest in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition at the third-mile oval near Tampa. | Korte out with back injury
The other fast qualifiers in group qualifying: Josh Richards (14.704) of Shinnston, W.Va.; Damon Eller (14.833) of Crumpler, N.C.; Shannon Babb (14.420) of Moweaqua, Ill.; Tim Dohm (14.639) of Cross Lanes, W.Va.; and Canadian Dave Tyrchniewicz (14.860) of St. Andrews, Manitoba. Miller and the other top qualifiers in each group will start on the pole of their heat races after Miller spun a “1” on the series wheel, meaning there’ll be no heat-race inversion.
There are six fewer entries from Monday’s 73. … Peyton Taylor nearly hit the turn-one wall in qualifying. … Joe Denby drew a pill to qualify, but he didn’t make repairs in time to race. … Newcomers are Ricky Elliott (in the Wild Chassis car driven by Dan Schlieper last week in Brunswick, Ga.), Josh McGuire and Mark Andersen. Andersen didn’t show up for qualifying. … Tuesday is the second of three non-points events for the Lucas Oil Series. Points begin counting (and provisionals are added to features) starting Thursday. … Evening temperatures are in the 70s.
Time trials (unofficial)
Driver (car no.), hometown, time
Josh Richards (25), Shinnston, W.Va., 14.704
Clint Smith (44), Senoia, Ga., 14.876
Donnie Moran (99), Dresden, Ohio, 14.955
Billy Moyer (21), Batesville, Ark., 14.999
Dan Schlieper (9), Sullivan, Wis., 15.019
TIm McCreadie (39), Watertown, N.Y., 15.034
Steve Casebolt (c9), Richmond, Ind., 15.313
J.R. Hotovy, Covert, Mich., 15.341
John Mason (72), Millersburg, Ohio, 15.425
Ky Harper (34), Holland, Ohio, 15.451
Rohn Moon (56), Greenwood, Ind., 15.860
Doug Blashe (1), Marion, Wis., 16.694
Damon Eller (i4), Crumpler, N.C., 14.833
Dan Stone (21D), Thompson, Pa., 15.266
Jeff Beyers (27), Pana, Ill., 15.473
Jackie Boggs (4B), Grayson, Ky., 15.722
Josh McGuire (41), Grayson, Ky., 15.895
Dennis Erb Jr. (28), Carpentersville, Ill., 15.903
Scott Riggs (81jr), Harrisburg, Ill., 15.927
Anthony Ferguson (R25), Lancaster, Ky., 16.208
Kellen Chadwick (3c), Oakley, Calif., 16.515
Donald Beyers (27D), Pana, Ill., 17.655
Jim Borden (3), Bangor, Mich., 18.608
Shon Flanary (98), Mount Carmel, Tenn., no time
Shannon Babb (18), Moweaqua, Ill., 14.420
Don O’Neal (71), Martinsville, Ind., 14.750
Terry Casey (42), New London, Wis., 14.894
Wayne Chinn (1), Bradford, Ohio, 14.953
Steve Francis (19), Ashland, Ky., 14.98
Tim Fuller (19), Edwards, N.Y., 15.026
Rick Eckert (24), York, Pa., 15.090
Jared Hawkins (17H), Fairmont, W.Va., 15.384
Bob Geiger (38), Laurel, Del., 15.609
Joe Isabell (6), Pennellville, N.Y., 15.644
Brian Shirley (1cj), Chatham, Ill., 15.841
Tim Dohm (6T), Cross Lanes, W.Va., 14.639
Chris Wall (71), Holden, La., 14.706
Scott James (83), Lawrenceburg, Ind., 14.857
Tyler Boggs (1), Warsaw, Ind., 14.931
Jason McBride (77), Carbondale, Ill., 15.062
Bryan Collins (11z), Elsberry, Mo., 15.087
Eric Jacobsen (5), Santa Cruz, Calif., 15.154
Ray Cook (53), Brasstown, N.C., 15.364
Billy Drake (9), Bloomington, Ill., 15.498
Marshall Austin Jr. (42), Dover, Fla., 15.527
Peyton Taylor (14jr), Batesville, Ark., 17.988
Matt Miller (7), Whitehouse, Ohio, 14.348
Justin Rattliff (16), Campbellsville, Ky., 14.603
Steve Shaver (30), Vienna, W.Va., 14.689
Matt Miller (7), Whitehouse, Ohio, 14.843
Eddie Carrier Jr. (28), Salt Rock, W.Va., 14.843
Tyler Ivey (47), Tallahassee, Fla., 14.844
Chuck Harper (00H), Beverly, W.Va., 15.074
Austin Hubbard (11), Seaford, Del., 15.280
Ricky Elliott (9), Seaford, Del., 15.467
Ronnie Lee Whitt (w4), Grayson, Ky., 15.630
Anthony White (2x), Clinton, Tenn., 16.576
Eric Wells (18), Hazard, Ky., 17.233
Dave Tyrchniewicz, St. Andrews, Manitoba, 14.860
Terry English (96), Benton, Ky., 14.900
Doug Horton (46), Bruceton Mills, W.Va., 15.004
Bryan Barber (10), Buffalo, Ky., 15.055
Vic Coffey (32c), Leicester, N.Y., 15.117
Kevin Cole (81c), Buckner, Ill., 15.230
Tim Lance (48), Mapleton, Ill., 15.328
Mark Andersen (85), Blanchard, Mich., 15.478
Danny Johnson (27j), Rochester, N.Y., 15.591
Jeep Van Wormer (55), Pinconning, Mich., 16.474
Russ Adams (74), Princeton, Ill., 16.655Feb. 5 feature lineup
Row 1: Moran, O’Neal
Row 2: England, Miller
Row 3: Dohm, Stone
Row 4: Carrier, Francis
Row 5: James, Schlieper
Row 6: Boggs, Barber
Row 7: Rattliff, Babb
Row 8: Wall, Richards
Row 9: Eller, Coffey
Row 10: Shaver, McCreadie
Row 11: Cole, Fuller
Row 12: McBride, Erb
Row 13: Non-qualifiers’ winner
More on East Bay
• Feb. 4 prelims
• Feb. 4 race (O’Neal wins)
• Feb. 4 notebook
• Feb. 5 notebook
• Feb. 5 prelims
Finishing order for night two at East Bay
1)… 4) MATT MILLER
2)… …2) Don O’Neal
3)… …14) Shannon Babb
4)… …3) Terry English
5)… …13) Justin Rattliff
6)… …7) Eddie Carrier Jr
7)… …10) Dan Schlieper
8)… …6) Dan Stone
9)… …20) Tim McCreadie
10)… 11) Jackie Boggs
11)… 9) Scott James
12)… 19) Steve Shaver
13)… 15) Chris Wall
14)… 8) Steve Francis
15)… 17) Damon Eller
16)… 18) Vic Coffey
17)… 24) Dennis Erb Jr
18)… 22) Tim Fuller
19)… 1) Donnie Moran
20)… 16) Josh Richards
21)… 23) Jason McBride
22)… 5) Tim Dohm
23)… 12) Bryan Barber
24)… 25) Chuck Harper
25)… 21) Kevin Cole