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February 10, 2018 - Bob Gardner Begins 2018 Season at East Bay
On Monday night Bob Gardner kicked off the 2018 season at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned opener. Drawing 40 Super Late Models for the Wrisco Industries Winternationals, Gardner recorded a 9th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main. Needing to place in the Top 3, Bob logged a 9th place outing giving him one last shot at the opening night feature with the DirtonDirt.com Strawberry Dash. Sending only the race winner into the show, Bob Gardner registered a 6th place finish.

Returning on Tuesday night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Bob came in 11th in his heat race sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 3 into the show, Gardner slipped back to an 11th place finish. Slated to start 14th in the DirtonDirt.com Strawberry Dash, Bob scratched from the consolation event to prepare for the rest of the week.

With 51 cars on hand on Wednesday, Gardner recorded a 9th place finish in his heat giving him another shot at the feature with a B-Main appearance. Sending the Top 3, Bob slipped back to a 14th place outing.  (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night, Gardner held his spot in his heat race to place 8th. Passing seven cars in his 12-lap consolation event, Bob landed a 5th place finish sending him into the Strawberry Dash for one last shot at the $7,000-to-win A-Main. Transferring the race winner, Gardner recorded a 10th place finish.

On Friday evening for the $10,000 top prize, Bob slipped back to a 9th place finish in his heat transferring him into the B-Main with 18th-starting position. Sending the Top 2 into the show, Gardner retired a 13th place outing.

Wrapping up the Wrisco Industries Winternationals on Saturday, Gardner followed up an 8th place finish in his heat with a 10th place finish in his B-Main. Transferring into Strawberry Dash for one last shot at the $12,000-to-win finale, Bob logged a 11th place finish.

Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.