By Ken de la Bastide
Photo by David Sink
12, 2014) - Misfortune for Tom
Gossar allowed his son Trent to record his
first feature win in the NASH-FM Thunder Car
division at Anderson Speedway.
Brian Lewis took the early lead in the
feature chased by Trent Gossar, Tom Gossar,
Robbie Wyman and Curtis Chapman.
With the lead pack running in a tight
formation, Wyman tapped the back of Trent
Gossar sending him spinning in turn four.
That sent both drivers to the back of the
On the restart Lewis faded as Tom Gossar,
Chapman, Trent Gossar and Wyman all used the
high line going down the back straight.
Lewis got loose exiting the second corner
and was forced to slow to regain control of
For the next 17 laps the four pacesetters
bumped and banged driving through the
corners with Chapman looking to the outside
several times to get around Tom Gossar, who
had been slowing.
Things changed rapidly on lap 22 when Tom
Gossar lost a left rear tire causing him to
spin with Chapman and Wyman getting a piece
of the action.
That put Trent Gossar on the point followed
by Lewis, Burton, Austin Russell, Chapman
Russell brought out the final caution flag
on lap 24 when he spun in turn two.
Gossar was able to hold off Lewis on the
final restart. Before the circuit would end
Chapman and Wyman slipped inside of Lewis
entering turn threeand the race to the
checkers was underway.
Gossar beat Chapman to the finish line by
two-tens of a second with Wyman another
half-second back. Lewis and Burton rounded
out the top five.
“The last restart put me on the inside,”
Trent Gossar said in the Tim Thompson
Nationwide Insurance winner’s circle. “I was
worried about getting spun out, but everyone
raced me clean.”
Wyman stopped on the front straight and
shook hands with Gossar patching up any hard
feelings from the lap four incident.
Chapman won the fast heat for the Thunder
Cars taking the lead on lap seven when he
inherited the lead when Tom Gosssar and
Wyman made contactwhile battling for the
Chapman was followed by Trent Gossar, Wyman
and Tom Gossar.
Burton recorded the win in the second heat
climbing from the fourth position after one
lap to take the point in lap six when early
leader Jeff Marcum pulled into the infield.
Burton was followed to the checkers by
Lewis, Jimmy Hawkins, Russell and Austin