By Ken de la
24, 2013) - After not recording a
victory in more than a month in NASH FM
ThunderCar action, Curtis Chapman scored his
eighth feature win of the season.
Chapman has won seven features in NASH FM
ThunderCar division action and recorded the
victory in the 100-lap feature to open the
Chapman took the lead from Trent Gossar on a
lap three restart with an outside pass on
the front straight.
Gossar challenged him during three more
restarts, but was never able to make the
pass for the lead.
Cautions were brought out by Billy Cribbs
who spun in turn one and came to rest
against the outside retaining wall on lap
five. Tom Gossar lost an engine on lap 22
while he was running fourth.
The final caution flag waved on lap 22 when
Danny Stanley Jr. and Nick Lewis tangled on
the back straight while fighting for the
Chapman went on to beat Trent Gossar to the
checkers by six-tenths of a second followed
by Robbie Allman, Nick Warner and Austin
“I knew that Trent (Gossar) would race me
clean,” Chapman said in the Tim Thompson
Nationwide Insurance Winner’s Circle.
Trent Gossar led all ten laps to record the
victory in the first of the two heat races
chased by Allman and Warner.
Warner lost positions to Chapman and Tom
Gossar over the course of the next two laps.
Trent Gossar won by .404-seconds over
Allman, Chapman, his father Tom, and Warner.
Tom Gossar Jr., making only his second
career start at Anderson Speedway, took the
lead at the start from the pole position
followed by Nick Lewis and Kevin Henson.
Lewis’s run in the second spot lasted only
two laps when he spun on the front straight.
That put Cribbs in the second spot behind
Gossar, who maintained the lead on the
The driver on the move was Stanley, who
along with Austin Russell slipped past
Cribbs on the back straight. Before the
fourth lap was completed
Stanley took the lead with an outside pass
of Gossar on the front straight.
Stanley recorded his first win of the season
followed by Russell, Lewis, Henson and