Bubba Raceway Park
Nosbisch tightens grip with UDLMCS victory
OCALA, Fla. (Nov. 23) — Keith Nosbisch of Valrico, Fla., took a step toward wrapping up his second consecutive United Dirt Late Model Challenge Series championship Friday with a victory at Bubba Raceway Park.
Nosbisch ran third early before moving up and taking the lead from Christian Augspurger of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on lap 16. Nosbisch led the rest of the 50-lapper for the $3,000 victory in the season’s penultimate series event, his second of the season on the tour.
Former series champ Mark Whitener of Middleburg, Fla., finished second and stands 70 points behind Nosbisch with one race remaining. Augspurger was third while Bo Allen and Richard Ferry rounded out the top five.
Notes: Nosbisch is sponsored by Adams Auto Parts and Image Skin Care. ... Nosbisch’s previous UDLMCS victory this season came June 1 at Ocala. ... Whitener’s runner-up finish wrapped up his track title. ... Hometown driver Ivedent Lloyd Jr. had right-front suspension problems on the 16th lap and retired. ... Eleven of 17 starters were running at the finish. ... Kyle Bronson, 12th in the Late Model main, won the modified feature, his 13th victory of the season. ... UDLMCS competitors wrap up the season Saturday at North Florida Speedway with another $3,000-to-win event.
UDLMCS @ Ocala: (1) Keith Nosbisch, (2) Mark Whitener, (3) Christian Augspurger, (4) Bo Allen, (5) Richard Ferry, (6) Joe Kump, (7) Jeff Mathews, (8) Kyle Bridges, (9) Kenny Monohan, (10) Carter Stokes, (11) Tyler Clem, (12) Kyle Bronson, (13) David Hite, (14) Bryan Bernhardt, (15) Shan Smith, (16) Ivedent Lloyd Jr., (17) Jim Cryer.