By Ken de la Bastide
2013) - Curtis Chapman capped off
his championship season in the NASH FM
Thunder Car Division by using a bump and run
move to take the lead from Johnny Magee on
lap 53 and then pulling away to an
impressive victory in the 100-lap feature.
Chapman led the first 19 laps chased by
Magee, Trent Gossar, Rob Allman and Robbie
For the first ten laps Allman and Gossar ran
side-by-side swapping the third spot several
The third caution flag waved on lap 20 when
Artie B. Ware spun in turn three. On the
Aerco Heating & Cooling restart on lap 20
Magee claimed the top spot with an outside
move on the front street with Chapman and
Gossar close behind.
Magee “Mr. Enduro” was pressed by Chapman
for the next 32 laps when Chapman bumped
Magee entering turn three, just getting him
enough outside the groove to make the pass.
After taking the lead Chapman saw a
comfortable margin disappear when he
encountered a large pack of slower cars with
Magee and Gossar closing right on his bumper
when the caution flag waved on lap 85 for a
spin by Earl Adams II.
Chapman was able to maintain the lead on the
final restart with Magee running several car
lengths back to the finish.
Gossar finished third followed by Tommy
Brown Jr., who made the trip from
Louisville, and Allman.
During qualifications the existing track
record was shattered by three different
drivers, lowering the mark set by Chapman on
June 8 at 14.618-seconds.
Chapman established a new track record at
14.459-seconds followed by Gossar at
14.511-seconds and Magee at 14.594-seconds.
Chapman will be going after his tenth win of
the season at Nov. 30 during the “Turkey
Bash” event at Anderson Speedway.