Trent Gossar Gets First Feature Victory
Chapman Wins Thunder Car Title

By Ken de la Bastide

(October 20, 2013) - After finishing second five times during the season, Trent Gossar scored his first feature win on the final night of point racing in the NASH 102.5 Thunder Car Division.

Trent Gossar led all 30 laps on UAW Paint the Night Pink at Anderson Speedway after starting on the outside of the front row.

Gossar grabbed the lead at the start chased by Chapman, Rob Allman, Chris Snyder and Robbie Wyman.

Wyman passed Snyder for the fourth spot on the second lap on the front straight and the front-runners held position until the 20 lap mark. At that point Wyman slowed and pulled out of competition with Chapman having a difficult time getting around the lapped car of Tom Gossar.

The only caution flag waved on lap 23 when Snyder and Austin Russell tangled in turn four with both drive’s spinning into the infield.

Chapman took the second spot on lap 25 coming off the fourth corner, but Allman returned the move on Chapman coming off the final corner of the last lap to claim the runner-up position. Frankie Oakes and Chris Snyder rounded out the top five.

Chapman won the Thunder Car championship on the strength of winning eight feature events during the year.

With a 100-lap on tap next Saturday for the Thunder Car division, Chapman said he would return to victory lane.